$10-$25 Sliding Scale
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat, journal/paper, and pen.
Dancemeditation is a breath based movement practice. Our goal is to reach a sense of ‘being’ and, when moving, of ‘being moved’. Getting there is a process of relaxation leading to receptivity & dynamism. The Basic Practices, done with undivided attention and seamless concentration are doorways to deep meditative states and springboards for intuitive movement flow.
Basic Practice Sequences deepen meditative capacity and sensorial subtly, while gently and globally expanding flexibility and strength. Sequences include:
• Rocking Array: Each part of our body has its own voice and we strive to let each part speak. This might mean, for example, unhooking the shoulder from the ribcage so each can articulate distinctly. Rocking gently shakes these often frozen body parts loose, freeing them. Rocking is emotionally comforting and stimulating for the nervous & circulatory systems.
• Sand Tracings: The prone circular & spiral movements of this sequence, done with awareness of skin sensation and gravity, encourage relaxed flexibility, whole-body integration, and coordination. (instructional DVD available thru shop)
• Opening Sequence: This breath-based fluid yoga emphasizes equality of awareness in all stages of the movement. Breathing motivates and roots the oceanic repetitions. The oscillations lull the cognitive mind and accentuate an understanding that the act of stretching, rather than holding, is continuous motion. This method engages our body’s fascial network, relieving joint stress