Photo credit Tim Summers
Dance Healing is a dance/movement class designed to invite people of all physical abilities and backgrounds into a more authentic connection with themselves and others.
3 spots open for April 29 workshop.
dates Sundays 3/25, 4/8, 4/29, 5/13
location sh/ft movement & healing arts: 3517 Stone Way N. Seattle, WA 98103
Cost recommended Sliding scale
FULL series $70-160 | Drop-in* $20-40
*if space available
**no one turned away for lack of funds
Your breath is a powerful bridge to your presence and can reveal exactly where your body is asking you to be. In this series we will explore stages 1-4 of breath related to the 12 stages of healing. Each workshop is accompanied with live music by Devin Bews who will support our journey with a gentle and percussive sound-scape. Inclusive to movers of all physical abilities and experiences.
We often skip over places that need attention in an effort to protect ourselves. These holding patterns may no longer serve us and often restrict 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.You are encouraged to bring tools home to cultivate grounding and harmony in every-day life and to inspire your personal and artistic practices.
We will explore stage 1, finding “home," the space where you are most connected to your breath. When listening to our "home," a space that can evolve daily, we become aware of sensations our body is asking us to be present with. We will play with expanding movement from this connection and attuning to what arises without judgement.
4/8 "polarities and rhythms"
When exploring our breath patterns, we can discover differing rhythms within our body. It can be challenging to accept that parts of us are experiencing less flow, because those places can be accompanied by emotions that may be perceived as negative. In this stage, we practice acknowledging our differing rhythms without analyzing or labeling them as "good" or "bad." By returning to sensation without judgement, we support our capacity to be present with challenging emotions and prepare to accept that they are also a part of us.
In this workshop, we will listen to tension (or lack of flow) 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.
5/13 "reclaim your power"
Breath becomes a bridge between “home” and “stuck" to encourage movement into spaces that can benefit from increased flow and sensation. Perhaps your heart (emotional-center), your solar plexus (power-center), or your low belly (intuitive-center) can open to a more fluid connection to other centers, bringing you into a more integrated version of the beautiful person you already are. By uniting pieces of ourselves that once felt disparate, we can feel a sense of ownership and autonomy to move us forward in our journey.
Plentiful and free parking available.
Inclusive to people of all physical abilities.
No prior dance experience necessary.
Weekly Dance Healing Drop-In
Velocity Dance Center 1621 12th Ave #100, Seattle, WA 98122
Cost* $15 drop-in, cash or check accepted
* no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Rooted in the philosophy of dance as a non-judgmental gateway to connect authentically to ourselves and others Dance Healing invites movers of all backgrounds to build their dance toolset in support of personal agency and creative expression through the body. Class includes somatic embodiment practices, movement fundamentals and guided improvisations that build into exploratory partner and group work. As an open level, each class will be adapted to those present. Inclusive to people of all physical bodies and backgrounds.