The Urban Soul Dance Path
In these workshops, you will dive deep into your body temple, grounding and clearing at a deep cellular level.
Breath work and yoga with explorations in authentic movement and practiced connectivity will drive you into a deep sweat.
You will release stagnant energy and clear energetic pathways in order to fill yourself up with higher vibrations, joy, and clarity.
The Urban Soul Dance Path will take you inward, reacquaint you with your truth and access the wisdom of the spiritual realm to inform and guide you.
On the dancing path, it is the same for a dancer to step barefoot onto the dance floor as it is for a yogi to step onto the mat.
This is a sacred time of inner exploration, expanded self-knowledge, the embracing of true wisdom, and the raising of ecstasy.
It is ideal that i meet with each participant individually, either in person or over the telephone prior to each workshop.
"The basic principle behind this work is that if we want to change the outer world of form and substance, we must first transmute the inner world of toxic thoughts, beliefs and assumptions into the golden light of loving awareness. We live in a time when the solutions to today’s challenges can only be solved by a transcendental awakening on the planet."
- Michael Stone
Please bring with you a journal, a blanket, a snack and water bottle, and a cushion or pillow.
Intuit. Embrace. Intend. Embody.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to host one of the Urban Soul Dance Path workshops in your area!
“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey... Human skin is porous; the world flows through you. Your senses are large pores that let the world in. By being attuned to the wisdom of your senses, you will never become an exile in your own life, an outsider lost in an external spiritual place that your will and intellect, have constructed.”
Rhythms & Rainbows:
We will explore the vibrations, tones, and color variations of each chakra in this workshop. Using the body as our exploratory tool and teacher, we will playfully become acquainted with the deeper, magical meanings that are waiting within our sacred energy centers for us to uncover.
Tap into your innermost stories and give them expression, allowing them to move from the inside, outward. Feel how the "you" that you identify with cycles out into the world and back again. Other artistic modalities are combined with movement in this workshop in order to strengthen our internal understanding, acceptance, and self-expression.
DeLight & InSight:
This workshop leads us toward an expression of pure joy and lightness. Elements and tools are utilized with which to learn to 'see' ourselves in a fresh and deeply exciting way, allowing us to deeply perceive new or forgotten layers of Self. Through deeper understanding, we can dive into our full capacities for personal processes and intuition.
“There is a relentless search for the factual and this quest often lacks warmth or reverence. At a certain stage in our life we may wake up to the urgency of life, how short it is. Then the quest for truth becomes the ultimate project. We can often forage for years in the empty fields of self-analysis and self-improvement and sacrifice much of our real substance for specks of cold, lonesome factual truth. The wisdom of the tradition reminds us that if we choose to journey on the path of truth, it then becomes a sacred duty to walk hand in hand with beauty.”
Soul Sight, Spirit Flight:
We will anchor what we have learned through our movement journey and give conscious attention to our soul, its desires, and its requirements for health and joy. We will learn to once again touch the flame of our humanity and uniqueness, and remember that to access this gift is always within easy reach.
This is a movement journey to discover the gifts of those healing places that we can retreat to whenever we need. We learn to reconnect with nature, which is essential. We will utilize cleansing and protection practices and rituals in order to release accumulation of stagnancy from everyday living.
Learn techniques to both enhance our intuition and help us to work with the messages we receive in a positive, empowering fashion. We build upon our confidence, and learn to fluidly embrace those two enlightening T-words - Truth and Trust. Work with the attunement to Spiritual allies and plant the "seeds of becoming" in order to grow within ourselves and express into the world around us.
“It is a strange and wonderful fact to be here, walking around in a body, to have a whole world within you and a world at your fingertips outside you. It is an immense privilege, and it is incredible that humans manage to forget the miracle of being here. Rilke said, ‘Being here is so much,’ and it is uncanny how social reality can deaden and numb us so that the mystical wonder of our lives goes totally unnoticed. We are here. We are wildly and dangerously free.”
We will explore our family trees and extend our branches to embrace the teachings of our loved ones gone before us. Let us not forget the good men and women who believed in us enough to help create us. Let us celebrate the we, the all, the fondness and the recall.
This is a playful workshop in which to explore the realms of those which we may or may not have 'met' yet ... those unseen elements that can cause us to wonder how, or by who, we were pulled through those times we didn't believe we would be. We will share, dance, play and give thanks together.
Dancing the Labryrinth:
We will learn the spiritual symbolism of the labyrinth here, and discover the use of the labyrinth in meditation and dance. As a group and as individuals, we will dance and explore the understanding of why in some inner journeys, this technique is so beneficial to growth and healing.
“Perhaps your hunger to belong is always active and intense because you belonged so totally before you came here. This hunger to belong is the echo and reverberation of your invisible heritage. You are from somewhere else, where you were known, embraced and sheltered. This is also the secret root from which all longing grows. Something in you knows, perhaps remembers, that eternal belonging liberates longing into its surest and most potent creativity. This is why your longing is often wiser than your conventional sense of appropriateness, safety and truth... Your longing desires to take you towards the absolute realization of all the possibilities that sleep in the clay of your heart; it knows your eternal potential, and it will not rest until it is awakened.”
Attitude of Alchemy:
Having reached a place now of deep self understanding, we will journey further along our dance path to embrace fully the inter-connectedness between humans, all our relations, and the world itself. Dissolve repressive conditioning and come to know the Ecstatic as a place of true and safe expression of your wilder nature.
Come to know the ancient methods of healing and creation through Medicine Wheel teachings, nature, and the divine elements of which we and our world are composed. We will explore personal growth, change, and cycles within ourselves, our energetic fields and that of the earth herself - and how these are entwined in their own magnificent dance.
Dance the Divine Design:
Step firmly and gracefully into your place of pure potential. Explore through movement what the ideas of "fate" and "destiny" mean to you, and how these concepts relate to free will choice. Perform the deeper soul work that is required to make the shift into bringing your divine gifts fully into the world.
*Quotes by the beloved writer and mystic John O`Donohue