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Elemental [medicine] Dance
May 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pmR250
We can know ourselves as the elements, discovering fire, water, earth and wind in our bodies and in doing so deepen our relationship with them as we allow ourselves to be moved in a kind of elemental ‘washing machine’.
why connect with the elements?
Aside from the joy of giving our bodies back to free movement,because most of us are out of balance in some way or another. Could be too much fire – drive, ambition and not enough fluidity and flow, which is the case for many of us living in the big city. Or maybe you need to deepen your roots, connection to earth and feel the ground of the great mama beneath your feet. What ever it is, this dance will help you to see your relationship with each element and discover new ways of being in balance.
Its an opportunity to find what you need more or less of in life and to carry that through from the dance to your everyday experience of being in the world.
For those that have done this dance with us before, please note that this is shorter version and not a whole day event. The actual dancing time is approx 2 hours. You move at your own pace in your own way so it is suitable for all fitness levels. Come exactly as you are and we move from there. It’s a good stretch grounded in kindness.
See below for more details about the structure of the afternoon:
We’ll start with a drum journey and then 4 rounds of movement, starting with light warm up followed by an immersion into the elements. This is for anyone who is curious about experiencing movement and medicine in a ceremonial format, to let go to your own dance and allow yourself to be moved by your own natural inner life force. We surrender ourselves back to the intelligence of the body and fall back into the elements, moving as earth, water, fire and air – allowing the body to move in what ever way it needs.
You are with your body and move as your body needs to move, reaching into those places needing new life energy and releasing what doesn’t support you. Here we can be moved by the medicine and spirit so that we can receive insight and healing and have fun while doing so. Part of the joy of this dance is meeting and discovering the collective energy and moving with that as well as our own individual impulses.
* Nb. no dancing/ movement experience needed. This is about finding and expressing your authentic movement.
R300 or R250 if attending with friend or partner (Limited concessions/ exchanges available). Hearty soup served afterwards.
Venue: 43 Congo rd, Emmarentia 2195
light loose clothes/ layer up for after and in between. Light lunch/ fruit or nuts to snack on. A journal.
To book or for more info, please contact Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 082 552 0619
Feedback from participants:
“This was a truly magical experience. It felt, as I moved into the week, that I was still dancing the elements, still kicking up dust, still under the trees! To be held in this sacred circle by Ryan and Leeane and everyone present was such a blessing. I loved dancing with the medicine. ” Wendy Ward
“Do your soul a favour and come to this sacred dance. Profoundly healing. ” Dakini Shima, Tantra Teacher