seattle dances’ feature on dance healing

Thank you SO much for today! I feel incredibly open and my mind and body seem to be moving in new ways. Thank you for creating a space that felt so safe, whole, and informative. I feel like I’ll have lots of writing and reflecting to do over the next few weeks!
— Sophia
For me, dance healing was a soft, powerful and awakening journey into a more authentic version of myself. Hayley led us through a series of exercises that made me feel grounded and open to connect with others. The arc of her class supports exploration and honest acknowledgment of what is emerging in every moment. She taps into the sacred community that movement can create and the class is magic.
— Liv F
If you are feeling lost (be it creatively, emotionally, realize that certain parts of your body feel disconnected), try this class. It has been a long time since I’ve last felt connected throughout my whole body and still maintaining that connection with my heart/soul.
— Zsa M
A gentle release from expectation, Hayley Shannon invites you to move in Open Dance Healing. This space creates the safety and support our contemporary selves crave, giving us time to integrate the experiences of body and spirit. Hayley’s guidance and use of imagery offers love to duality, practice to chaos, and allows acceptance to coexist with disagreement. Wherever you are in your journey, Hayley’s class is an opportunity to recuperate and honor your whole self.
— Alex N
Hayley creates a safe and trusting environment for moving and expressing the emotions that arise during the dance. I had been a dancer for many years when I was much younger, and my ability to express myself through movement was stuck. Her gentle voice and approach allowed me to get beyond my fear and actually feel joy in my body and with others, through awareness and acceptance.
— Dance Healing Series Participant
There were deeply held patterns and emotions in my body that I have not previously accessed through talk or touch therapies, but was finally able to release through Dance Healing. Thank you for your presence and sharing your gifts.
— Dance Healing Series Participant
Amazed at the power and depth of emotion I experienced....It was a wonderful release to be able to express the pain and anguish that has been bottled up inside me. All my life, I have yearned to be able to express myself artistically and have been spectacularly unable to do so….I feel better for having expressed myself to that depth. Thanks for creating a safe place where we can get in touch with our authentic selves!
— Tim T
Dance Healing...allowed me to connect to my imagination and sense of play....feeling my body and it’s natural connection to the environment helped me shed some layers of adult-ness and feel like a kid again.
— West L
Hayley`s voice is a balm for every body and soul. Her instructions will invite you to explore your physical and emotional state of being, and then guide you to answer its call through meditation and gentle movement with yourself and your partners in space. Hayley`s workshop is a treat for movers of all dancing levels, age and experience. You will become united as one synchronized flowing energy where self-acceptance bonds you together. 
— Ana-Maria G
I feel so grateful to have met Hayley and come into practice with her in these dance healing workshops. I cannot emphasize how true the healing is to the experience. She holds space and guides dancers through it in a way that is respectful of where each person is currently at. She invites folx to be present and work with whatever is coming up for them. And she invites us to stretch as well—stretch into spaces of learning and growth, getting perhaps uncomfortable, but also feeling safe and cared for. These workshops have the power to open up a lot for you, or a little, depending on where you’re at when you walk through the door and where you hope to go. Come as you are and see what moves you!
— Emily W