Honouring the feminine Gently does it!
Finding our way into the feeling of each Movment. What is the journey of a Fig 8. Through the body as a whole
The shaping of all the joints and sets of bones, Hips, knees, ankles. The Movment of the whole spine as the navel creates the shape. The Movment of the fluids as dip and shift and flow through the facia and connective tissue
Figure: 8s circles waves in all directions
What will your Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual response be as we move to the sound of Traditional and contemporary Egyptian music.
Exploring Baladi and stress free spontaneous choreography.
Jan 11 – 15 2020
11.00 to 6.00 pm daily
$680 , 5 days – Weekend only $280
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Grace Revolution Studio
Level 1 462 Smith St Collingwood
Sacred object (anything that is meaningful to you today, that will be place on alter and taken Home at the end of the day)
2 soft 20 cm pilates balls (Hart on line are good because they have a short plug)
Water Snacks Lunch
Note book if needed
Recently a private client who also loves bellydance was surprised to know that bellydance was traditionally an improvised dance. I understood perfectly why she thought this. In this day and age, for a number of reasons, the dance is mostly taught through choreography. Many people find improvising hard to teach and learn. I feel blessed that this was my road into Egyptian dance 30 years ago. It just came to me that way, the music and rhythms speak to my heart and I am transported. My connective tissue, organs, bones, parasympathetic nervous system bathe in the sound.
Of course there are patterns or technique that needs to be learnt. They are the patterns of waves and spirals that move though and from the navel connected to centre, ground and sky. For those of you who know my work, you will be familiar with The Golden Mantra. The Golden Mantra gives everyone a direct plugin to being able to improvise. They are given the opportunity to let go of the concept of steps and find their own signature dance, irrelevant of how much experience they have.
I am now introducing for the first time Yin Bellydance. Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga has given me a deep insights into my body, creating more freedom and space. I have many years of chronic pain, this is one of the reason I attend my first bellydance all those years ago the deeper reason was revealed to me later but they hold the thread of the healing dance.
Embodied Bellydance® already had many aspects that you would call Yin. Giving time to feel the body responding firstly to breath and a deep listening.
With Yin Bellydance I will be going deeper into other teaching that I have been developing and elaborating on.
This workshop is open to all levels of dance experience.
Teachers are very welcome.
Certificate of attendance is issued.