What is Shamanic Dance?

A shaman is an intuitive healer. The word shaman literally means “one who knows”.  Shamans connect with the spirit realm through altered states of consciousness for the purpose of directing spiritual energy into the physical world, usually for the purpose of healing. Dance or movement is one way to achieve this altered state and begin your journey. During a shamanic journey, dance/movement also serves as a visual form of communication which can be used to communicate with or receive messages from the Divine (or spirits, ancestors, etc.). Shamanic dance can be personal or communal. The person or group should set an intention, dance as a form of meditation to achieve an altered state, and then dialogue with the spirit realm using movement. 

What is Channeled Movement?

Channeling is the act of communicating supernatural knowledge received from the spirit world.  Channeled movement is when those messages are received and expressed kinetically in the physical physical body. Connection to the spirit world and higher levels of consciousness is first achieved through some form of meditation. Movement is my chosen form of meditation. In my practice, I set an intention or ask a question and then begin to move, calling upon Spirit to guide me into higher truth and greater awareness. For me, these are holy moments where I step into deep waters and move with divine flow. THIS is where I feel the most alive and intimately connected to the universe. 

What is Intuitive Movement?

Our bodies have a voice that longs to be heard. That voice is movement. By engaging in movement that is guided by what we feel to be true (versus what we know to be true), we can channel our own inner wisdom. Intuitive movement is a personal practice of self expression that can transport us to a place of being fully aware and fully present in our bodies. When we move guided solely by our intuition, not focused on technique or choreography, dancing becomes something of a treasure hunt. We can discover our unique truth and embrace our authenticity. Inside this type of container we can begin to speak our innate soul language in a way that words can’t adequately express. When we feel stuck, ungrounded, or off center - our brains don’t always know how to help. But if we allow our bodies to simply move without guidance, expectations, or judgement, we'll discover they have something to say. Intuitive movement begins with asking a question and then paying close attention to how our body responds. This process of self-inquiry and feedback can help facilitate deep and powerful shifts within ourselves.  

What is Somatic Alchemy?

The body carries immense wisdom and it longs to communicate with you. By stepping into a living, breathing, and moving dialogue with ourselves we can create deep connections within the heart and mind. This is somatic alchemy. It is a wholistic and sensual practice that will take you places your mind cannot. Engaging in this practice can facilitate rich, healing experiences that are unique to you and your own personal needs. 

Somatic alchemy work is highly effective when practiced in connection with the earth. Movement rituals that connect us to the alchemical elements of air, fire, water, and earth create a richly curated experience that will awaken the natural intelligence of the body. This powerful modality provides an opportunity to transmute negative energy and release emotional blocks, paving the way for us to cultivate and even repair our relationship to our physical bodies and the land we inhabit. 

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