“The spirit likes to dress up like this: ten fingers, ten toes”
— Mary Oliver, Dreamworks
Our spirits come alive through our bodies and through our movements. What joy! The Dance Journey Process, which I coalesced over a period of years, builds on the theme of spirit shining through body, and reclaiming inner wisdom and power to create positivity through movement play.
The practices involve body awareness and movement, deepening loving presence with your experience as it occurs, and moving into friendly, light-hearted expression to shift difficulties and access your creative potential.
The next Dance Journey event is Friday, June 13, 2014 at Big Bend Yoga Center in Webster Groves.
The next Dancing Your Life Journey Playshop is Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Casa Bagus in St. Louis.
Registration for both events here.
The Dance Journey Process consists of three stages of practice:
* Dance Journey Events, 2nd Friday evening of each month
* Daylong Dancing Your Life Journey Playshops, occasionally throughout the year
* Multi-Day Dance Journey Retreats, once per year
These stages may be complimented and supported through coaching, which I offer via skype. Each stage is designed to support a specific area of learning.
The first stage, Friday evening Dance Journey, has two main objectives:
Gradually share the core curriculum, based on the 4 Pillars of Integrity as created by Drs. Katie and Gay Hendricks, in digestible, small bites.
Utilizing Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey monomyth as a structure for a movement playlist, to introduce and invite a deepening understanding of the mind’s perceiving what happens in life through the filter of stories, and that some of the stories we consciously and unconsciously believe cause limitation and suffering.
The second stage, a series of Daylong Dancing Your Life Journey Playshops, is designed to create conscious companionship in practicing the tools in the core curriculum to support an ever-deepening ability to shift challenges and create an embodied experience of flow and expansion.
The third stage, Dance Journey Retreat, is to support participants in clarity about their core limiting belief(s) and to directly contact life energy animating limiting stories to create consciously in life and relationships, and to live in a state of continuous discovery, love, and creativity.