Photo credit Tim Summers
Dance Healing activates embodied listening to invite movers into a more authentic connection with themselves and others. Through dance/movement, drawing, voice, and reflective practices, we allow the unseen to be seen, released + transformed so that we are able to embody more of our whole selves. Embodiment (or the ability to flow energy throughout our bodies) is a gateway to empowerment and liberation. By saying “yes” to what our bodies are asking for while witnessing our emotional and mental bodies and practicing non-judgement, we awaken our inner wisdom (intuition) and discover our inherent capacity to heal + liberate ourselves.
This practice will support you to:
enhance body awareness and connectivity
develop new healthy patterns for your body, heart, mind
harvest inner resources to inspire creativity and empowerment
cultivate self compassion and acceptance
* Connection, not perfection
* Where attention goes, energy flows
* We have to feel it heal it
No previous dance/movement experience required. Teens + adults of all physical abilities welcome!
Fall Drop-in Workshops
3rd Saturdays: September - November
TIME: 2:30-5pm (doors open 2:15pm)
LOCATION: SHIFT Movement & Healing Arts (3517 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103). Wheelchair Accessible.
INVESTMENT: $20-30 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Dance Healing invites you to embody your authentic self through guided moving meditation, improvisation, witnessing and artful reflection. Adults + teens of all physical abilities and experiences welcome.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Dance is a gateway to our authentic selves when practiced with non-judgmental listening. When we allow ourselves to be where our bodies ask us to be, we automatically transform. Enter your embodied presence through guided meditation and movement fundamentals. Explore the elements of dance including shape, rhythm, muscle connectivity and breath as a bridge between our internal and external experience. Partner and group explorations deepen our discoveries in relationship to others. Artful reflective practices enhance self-discovery. Take home new self awareness and tools to reinvigorate your personal and artistic practices.
No prior dance experience required. Adaptable to people of all physical abilities.
- Wear layers of clothes that you are comfortable moving in
- Free parking available on the street
- Participants are encouraged to take care of your needs at all times including expressing your boundaries, resting, adapting etc.
- Art supplies provided; feel free to bring a journal
Dancing Sound Series
Sundays 1- 4pm (doors 12:45pm)
Dates: 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, 12/22
Location: SH/FT Movement & Healing Arts (3517 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103). Wheelchair accessible.
$160-360 SERIES sliding scale (save $20)
$45-95 PER WORKSHOP sliding scale
*Scholarships available via online application.
Explore authentic movement & sounding to release tension & restore inner balance.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
What is the voice in you that wants to be heard? In this series, movers will go on a sounding journey from our root to crown. Each workshop includes guided meditation, authentic sounding and movement improvisation that brings attention to a particular region of our spine. “Spinal tuning” is a technique that focuses vibration and sensation on our energy centers to help us move stuck energy and restore flow — much like tuning an instrument. Feeling is healing! As we restore flow along our spine, we automatically transform. Connection, not perfection is our intention as we explore making the sounds and movements our bodies are asking for. Adults + teens of all physical abilities and experiences welcome.
Workshop 1: 9/29 — Root & Gut
We begin at the bottom: our root. Discover breath-work to access more spaciousness in your diaphragm and wholeness in your sound. Notice how sound vibrates the matter of your spine, bringing sensation to your root (safety, belonging) and gut (intuition, digestion, sensuality).
Workshop 2: 10/27 — Solar Plexus & Heart
Our focuses rises to our mid-section where we access our personal power: the solar plexus (autonomy, confidence). We explore how sound can support setting boundaries and connecting to others with our heart (emotional center).
Workshop 3: 11/24 — Throat & Head
Our throat is our center for expression and speaking our truth. Discover tones to move the energy through your throat (voice) and connect your heart with your head (vision, imagination).
Workshop 4: 12/22 — Soul Self
Time to play! We explore along the spine using the practices learned so far to discover the tones and movements that resonate in the moment. We practice listening and allowing our bodies to be where they are, inviting our whole self to witness with childlike curiosity and compassion.