Here is a detailed description of Reed Dance Sadhana:
Reed Dance Sadhana™ is dance as spiritual art and playful practice. Grounded in the physical body, we begin and move from breath and awareness; our movement is felt and allowed, not thought or directed.
WARNING: During a Reed Dance Sadhana™ experience, you will uncover heretofore unknown depths of joy and strength. Be prepared to unstick your stuck, slay your demons, and immolate your fears. Also? Your groove will totally get groovier, as will the rest of your life.
The first part of a Reed Dance Sadhana™ experience focuses on the bellows of breath, creating heat and stoking our internal fire. We begin with an in-this-moment understanding of our physical self, through a thorough warm up and exploration of the body, part by part, increasing our own unique creative expression through patience and mindfulness. We breathe the entire body and connect to internal and external space.
In the second part of the experience, we continue to build our internal fire into a blazing force that can burn away what we no longer need and give light and life to what serves us. We change our focus to the emotional body working with the poetics of movement and body story. With intentionally vague prompts and guided visuals, we work to release thinking mind and move the body out of old habit patterns and into natural movement. With the release of thinking mind, we can hear the wisdom of the body, leading us to deeper levels of personal freedom.
And finally, in the third part of a Reed Dance Sadhana™ experience, we bank the fire, leaving behind an ember that we take into our day to day lives as a reminder of our true selves. Here we enter into spirit body. Slowing everything down, we pay attention to micro movements arising from relaxed breathing. Cooling down, we attend to whatever may have been missed, listening for needs that have been left unmet. The emphasis at the end of an experience is to allow for the integration of any spontaneous knowing that may have arisen. We conclude using relaxation to transition from the sacred space we have created together.
Christine runs a successful movement studio in Erie, PA. She is a talented dancer, teacher, choreographer and writer. Please see the studio’s website for more information about Christine’s credentials. www.girlonfiredance.com
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Next Full Moon Yoga Class, Roebling Park, Saxonburg, Thursday August 2nd, 8 PM: Imagine yoga outdoors, under a full moon with candlelight and savasana! Join Yoma Room's yoga instructor Tammy Smith for this lunar-inspired (cooling, grounding) vinyasa practice accessible for all levels. July's full moon is the first of 3 consecutive "supermoons" which we will celebrate in the park. The next class date will be Thursday, September 4, also at 8 PM. The classes are $5 each, just bring your yoga mat, and be prepared to experience the calming energies of the moon!
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