Photo credit Tim Summers

Dance Healing allows the unseen to be seen, felt and processed so that we can enjoy our fullest power and light. Through embodied expressive movement, we allow ourselves to be where the body calls us to be. This process automatically begins a journey of internal transformation. As we awaken our senses and greet what emerges without judgement, we unearth resources from within that support our innate capacity for self love and authentic connection.

Dance Healing will support you to:

  • enhance body awareness and connectivity

  • develop new healthy patterns for your body, heart, mind

  • harvest resources from within to inspire your personal and artistic life

  • cultivate self compassion and acceptance

No previous dance experience is required. Workshops may be adaptable for people with physical disabilities.

 
 
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Dance Healing: Breath Movement Series

With Live Music by Devin Bews

Dates 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28

Time 12:30-3:30pm

Location Open Flight Studio: 4205 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

investment: $160 - 360 sliding scale

*Scholarships available with online application. Deadline: Jan 18, 2019

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. please register to secure your spot.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Your breath is a powerful bridge to your presence. This workshop series moves through four stages of breath related to the stages of healing. Give yourself permission to be where the body calls you to be. We often avoid spaces within ourselves that need our loving attention due to old fear-based patterns that accumulate in our lives. These holding patterns may no longer serve us and often limit us from embracing our whole selves. Each workshop invites you to embody presence with non-judgement and develop your innate capacity for compassion and healing.

Musician Devin Bews will create a live soundscape to support our journey.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL SUPPORT YOU TO:
- enhance body awareness and connectivity
- develop new healthy patterns for your body, heart, mind
- harvest resources from within to inspire your personal and artistic life
- cultivate self compassion and acceptance

NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Workshops may be adaptable for people with physical disabilities. Please note that stairs are necessary to access studio.



BREAKING DOWN THE SERIES:

1/27 “HOME” 
We will explore stage 1, finding “home," the space where you are most connected to your breath and where your body is asking you to be. 

2/24 "POLARITIES" 
In this stage, we practice acknowledging our differing rhythms of breath without analyzing or labeling them as "good" or "bad." By returning to sensation without judgement, we support our capacity to sit with challenging emotions and prepare to accept that they are also a part of us. 

3/24 “STUCK”
We will listen to tension within our breath and the body and let it guide an exploration of being stuck without trying to change or “fix” what we may consider as “wrong” or “bad.” By surrendering to the dynamics of where we are stuck, we can transcend attempts to control or subdue our process and prepare to move beyond patterns that no longer serve us.

4/28 "RECLAIM YOUR POWER"
Our breath is a bridge between "home" and "stuck" to invite increased flow through our body. By uniting parts of ourselves that feel disparate, we can reclaim a sense of ownership and deep knowing that we hold the keys for our healing.


HELPFUL NOTES:
- Wear clothes you are comfortable moving in
- Free street parking on Sundays
- Honor your “no” as much as your “yes”; you are encouraged to adapt and modulate your participation to fit your needs
- PHYSICAL ACCESS: please note that stairs are necessary to access studio

Questions? PLEASE Reach out.


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Drop-In Dance Healing on 1st & 2nd Sundays

Time 12:30-2:30pm

Location Open Flight Studio: 4205 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

investment* $20-30 sliding scale/$15 student

*no one turned away for lack of funds

About class

Dance is a gateway to our authentic selves when practiced with non-judgmental listening. This class gently guides movers into their embodied presence through meditation and movement fundamentals. We explore pillars of LivingDance, a dance/movement therapy system developed by Dr. Danielle Fraenkel: shape, rhythm, muscle connectivity and breath as windows into our internal landscape. Partner and group explorations and witnessing deepen our discoveries in relationship to others. Artful reflective practices support self-discovery. Experience the refreshment of exploring your authentic self in a safe space. No prior dance experience required.

HELPFUL NOTES

  • Wear clothes you are comfortable moving in

  • Free street parking on Sundays

  • Honor your “no” as much as your “yes”; you are encouraged to adapt and modulate your participation to fit your needs

  • PHYSICAL ACCESS: please note that stairs are necessary to access studio

Questions? please Reach out.


 
Coming from a yoga-based movement background into the Dance Healing space, I was seeking a breath-focused, meditative class where I could move my body from a place of attunement and presence. Hayley’s facilitation allowed for my nervous system to relax and down-regulate, my breath was able to full inhabit my body and be at peace. Hayley is a beautiful facilitator who expertly balances the need for nonverbal and verbal communication, choice, group vs. individual needs, and variety of embodiment tools. The accompanying music was deeply thoughtful and helped deepen my experience without being distracting. I highly recommend!
— Laura D