Consciousness Through Movement

Maria is one of those deeply embodied individuals who is comfortable bringing the unconscious up into consciousness through movement and dance. If you follow her, she can lead you into a deep place within yourself, uncovering a lovely richness in your own journey

Marylee Hardenbergh, Dance Movement Therapist, Global Site Performance , USA 

SensingFeelingDance SELF in a climate of Great Change GIFT

SensingFeelingDance SELF in a climate of Great Change GIFT

Live Dance Journey 

10th May
10.00 – 11.30 am Melbourne Australia

 Open to no more than 12 participants 

When I first proposed this dance journey it was fundamentally a response to the fires that we were experiencing in Australia. We were worn out. Even those of us who were not directly impacted by the devastation and loss were affected. emotionally spiritually, physically, we grieve together as we witnessed the loss of lives, loves and homes, forests, animals and plant species. Our beautiful unique island home has been directly hit by this expression of Mother Earth as she adjusts to the constantly changing climate that has brought us here to this place.

Some days the air was thick with smoke in Melbourne even though the fires were not close. We were reminded of what was happening day in day out through much of the eastern side of the continent and afar. We have had the impact of Global Warming bought to the forefront of our psyche As the fires died down, people began to contemplate rebuilding their lives and the talk of real climate action was in the air. Then our of left field the Corona Virus, Covid 19 began to take shape. We watched it move through China then, Italy and then the rest of the world and us here.

Who could have ever imagined that a Virus would shut down the world. Never in our wildest dreams, maybe in the movies. My 86 year old mother does not leave house. She experienced the 2nd world war, bombs dropping around her, she keeps saying this is a war. She is feeling this, in her body.

But the war is not bombs.

More loss, lives, jobs, freedom, quality of life Luckily in Australia we can go walking in parks and around the neighbourhood. Sometime at 5pm I feel like I am in Italy, Australians seem to have taken to doing a pasegatta. We are doing what they can’t do in Italy, there is not walking allowed there.

So here with a booming flourishing life online. After some time sorting myself out and feeling overwhelmed by the situation in general and all the online activity and offerings, I am now ready to share the work

I invite you to meet with me ever second Sunday morning

Sensing Feeling Dancing what arrises in a bath of breath, movement, heart connectives, time, space, sound, colour and cellular awareness, through deep creative processes

The purpose of this dance is to find and create resources and tools that will help you navigate this time of great Change. To develop a sense of embodiment and sustainment as we move toward an ever changing unknown future.

How do we thrive in this strange and perplexing event with authenticity and vulnerability and keep our “SELF” in tact?

How do we maintain faith and hope and keep our hearts open?

Come Join Me!

 To access this Gift CONTACT ME

 love light and many bright blessings Maria

 

 

A Personalised Journey

A Personalised Journey

In my work I use a combination of skills, founded a life of self enquiry and personal study of healing and metaphysical arts. I am a trained Functional Analysis Body Psychotherapist and a Dance Movment Therapist. In my holding is a wisdom that came before that.  A wisdom that honours the healer within, not just mine but yours too. 

My sessions may look like this:

On the first session I would spend time getting to know you so there would be a considerably amount of talking.  

Verbal Work 

In the talking I would be listing to you on many levels not just verbally. I would be tuning into not just the story but also to any somatic responses that you or I may be having  For as much as words can be important, it maybe how you are speaking and what you are feeling that is more important. We would go in and out of verbal work during the session. Focusing any themes that may be arising, bringing them back to body sensation, emotional or spiritual responses and thoughts. 

Breath Work 

I would bring your attention to your breathing. Done in a nonjudgmental way to enhance your awareness of the quality of your breathing. I will use a variety of processes without imposing any kind breathing technique or style. This will create an opening for you to access a cellular embodied breath in your own way and time. 

Body Work

If I was seeing you in person, I would use touch via what is called Points and Positions body work* This a gentle non invasive form of touch rather like Shiatzu that works on the connective tissue, the fluid system, and where tendons and ligaments meet bone. At times I my put your body in a position and use contraction to initiate expansion. I would chose a particular part of the body to work on. This usually inspires an authentic state of being, often it is a soothing and nourishing state and opens the door that allows things to come to the surface. At times this is not very obvious in the moment but over time there can be many changes that occur in a self organising way. 

Somatic Exploration 

Because I can not use touch online I will be asking you to collaborate with me in the use of specific exercise, somatic exploration that can involve sound and breath. During this time I will be present to you inviting you to go deeper into the experience. Please note deeper is different for each individual. One person could experience deeper as expensive external state of being. Another person may experience deeper as a mediative contemplate and internal. This can change at anytime. There is not wrong or right. 

I do this even face to face, one on one session 

We always return to verbal work, always checking in about any themes that may be arising and seeing where they lead us. 

Authentic Movement with or with music 

I would invite you then to move the theme/s that may have arisen –  Moving/Dancing what comes up. We would set a time frame for this to happen. I will chime you in and out of your dance.  you Move with eyes closed (unless you can’t for some reason)  You may respond to thought, feelings, sensations, felt sense, the environment. You may get distracted. I invite you to observe this and to make it part of your dance.  While you move, I will witness you. You are free to move/dance what is arisen in you at the time. Move however you feel to move  like in the somatic exploration there is not wrong or right way.  At first you may feel uncomfortable doing this and that is Ok. Usually as time progress you will come to love this part of the session 

Drawing Writing  

You will be invited to draw or make a symbol of the experience and what comes to you. I will invite you to respond to the first thing that comes to mind. You will give you image a title and date it.  You may also have time to write. 

We end the session with a viral check. Often the depth of what has arisen will not have come to the surface yet. Sometime there’s not much to say. The body/mind/soul desires to digest the essence of what took place.  ‘

The work keeps going 

This is an outline of how I work, but I also take cues form what is needed on the day.  The order may change or I am do less of one or more of another 

My interests is that the you develop personal resource and that are active in their own healing.  

In Functional Analysis we work from the premises that our core self is in tact this is a common understand now in many healing arts.  As the therapist/healer I am assisting you to find that core self, so you can flourish and be the best you can for you, under any giving situation. 

I have no exceptions or judgement of what you bring to the session or how long anything should take. 

We are all different as are of stories, hurst, joys, sorrows.  It is through kindness and compassion and being seen that we have the opportunity to heal 

Time frame

Sessions go for 1 1/2 hours

Fee Structure 

$130 –  If you are experiencing Financial hardship talk to me

Embodied Bellydance

Embodied Bellydance

Weekly Online Classes

Tuesday’s  weekly
Melbourne 6 – 7.30 pm
London  9 – 10.30 am
Friday’s Weekly
Melbourne  9.30 – 11 pm
Aukland  11.30 – 1 pm
which is Thursday’s in:
New York / Ottowa  7.30 – 9 pm
Miniapolis  6.30 – 8 pm
Los Angeles  4.30 – 6pm

Welcome to the world of embodiment throughout bellydance and the ancient wisdom of movement combined with modern somatic awareness and experientially anatomy.

If you have never experienced what my teaching is about and how it can benefit and enhance your movement quality thought the understand of the energetic patterns that exist in your body, all of life and the universe that the ancient people knew, then, come and try this introduction.

No previous experience is needed.

Long time students are also welcome.

If you are a dancer, bellydance teacher there is something her for you.
You will gain benefit both personally and professionally by attend my classes.

Payment Structure 

Pay what you can afford 

Australian dollars

$15 or  $23  or  $30  

Sensing Feeling Dancing SELF in a Climate of Great Change

Sensing Feeling Dancing SELF in a Climate of Great Change

Online Experiential 

2 hour Journeys on a fortnightly basis 

Beginning Saturday May 30th then every second week
3.00 – 5.00 pm  Melbourne Austalia

1 pm Perth / 5pm Auckland / 6 am London  
10 pm Los Angeles (Friday 29)

Payment Structure – pay what you can afford 

Choose from:  $20  $ 30  $40  Australian Dollars  

BOOK AND PAY 

Open for not more than 7 participants at one time

SensingFeelingDancing what arrises in a bath of breath, movement, heart connectives, time, space, sound, colour and cellular awareness, through deep creative processes

The purpose of this dance is to find and create insights, connectivity,  resources and tools that will help you navigate this time of great Change. To develop a sense of embodiment, sustainment and self healing as we move toward an ever changing unknown future.

How do we thrive in this strange and perplexing event with authenticity and vulnerability and keep our SELF in tact?

How do we maintain faith and hope and keep our hearts open?

Join this intimate online dance journey. Keeping it small so I can witness and be present to you journey, with the opportunity to create connection with others.

When I first proposed this dance journey it was fundamentally a response to the fires that we were experiencing in Australia. We were worn out. Even those of us who were not directly impacted by the devastation and loss were affected. emotionally spiritually, physically, we grieve together as we witnessed the loss of lives, loves and homes, forests, animals and plant species. Our beautiful unique island home has been directly hit by this expression of Mother Earth as she adjusts to the constantly changing climate that has brought us here to this place.

Some days the air was thick with smoke in Melbourne even though the fires were not close. We were reminded of what was happening day in day out through much of the eastern side of the continent and afar. We have had the impact of Global Warming bought to the forefront of our psyche As the fires died down, people began to contemplate rebuilding their lives and the talk of real climate action was in the air. Then our of left field the Corona Virus, Covid 19 began to take shape. We watched it move through China then, Italy and then the rest of the world and us here.

Who could have ever imagined that a Virus would shut down the world. Never in our wildest dreams, maybe in the movies. My 86 year old mother does not leave house. She experienced the 2nd world war, bombs dropping around her, she keeps saying this is a war. She is feeling this, in her body.

But the war is not bombs.

More loss, lives, jobs, freedom, quality of life Luckily in Australia we can go walking in parks and around the neighbourhood. Sometime at 5pm I feel like I am in Italy, Australians seem to have taken to doing a pasegatta. We are doing what they cant do in Italy, there is not walking allowed there.

So here with a booming flourishing life online. After some time sorting myself out and feeling overwhelmed by the situation in general and all the online activity and offerings, I am now ready to share the work

Come Join Me!

The Link to Zoom will be given on registration