What we're about

We are so glad you've joined Charlotte Conscious Dance!

We hope you find healing, health, growth, self love, self care, and unlimited potential!

This group is for all things conscious, transformative, expressive, related to movement, dance, healing sound, healing rituals. We offer classes, workshops, retreats, community gatherings, trainings, healing circles, and so on.

MORE ABOUT US!

We are a collaborative of holistic movement & conscious dance facilitators, expressive arts/sound therapy providers and healers dedicated to bringing you transformative, nourishing and healing experiences designed to connect you with your heart, body, and soul. We gather and unite people with bodies that are longing to move, minds ready to share, hearts open to love and connection, and spirits eager to explore through movement, expression, sound, and play!

We facilitate conscious, expressive, transformative and ecstatic dance classes and workshops in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. We also proudly host visiting teachers from various dance practices. To date, we've hosted visiting teachers from the following dance practices: Nia, 5 Rhythms, Trance Dance, Sufi Dance Meditation, Dancing Freedom, and Journey Dance.

We promote exceptional practitioners that have unique gifts in using movement, sound/voice, and rituals to bring light and healing for the whole person and for the community and earth.

We welcome new facilitators and instructors to join our collaborative! Contact Sherrie at sherrie@flacko.com for more info.

What is Conscious Dance? How can I find out more about it?

Here are some links that may help:

Visit Conscious Dancer Magazine. http://www.consciousdancer.com

View this article written by Lisa Michaels. http://lisamichaels.wetpaint.com/

View this video by Gabrielle Roth, the forerunner of the conscious dance movement in the US:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KslKox7Xw-c&feature=relmfu

What can I expect at a dance?
•Move to recorded music flows, in free or structured form, with or without a leader, depending on the type of dance. Occasionally we will have live drummers and/or DJs.
•Expect anything from simply having fun and having a good workout to a deeply transformative healing experience.
•No dance partner needed for any of the conscious dance experiences offered with the Charlotte Conscious Dance Community.

Who can attend?

EveryBody is welcome. Truly. Really. Completely. There is no professional dance experience or training needed to participate in any of our classes. That's part of the fun!

What should I bring?

Comfy clothes, shoes if you like though we dance barefoot mostly (dance shoes OK-no street shoes please), water, hand towel, and your admission (check, cash, sometimes credit card).

What does it cost?

Cost varies per event, workshop or training. Please check individual meetup descriptions for pricing.

More Helpful Links

This community is part of a growing movement of conscious and ecstatic dance as a healing arts experience that promotes an embodied lifestyle, compassionate self awareness, healing and empowered living. See more info at the links below.

http://www.nianow.com

http://theworldgroovemovement.com/

http://www.agelessgrace.com

http://www.gabrielleroth.com

http://www.leveninstitute.com/video.php

http://www.journeydance.com

http://www.letyouryogadance.com/page/letyouryogadance/419

http://www.pdxecstaticdance.com/

http://www.ecstaticdanceseattle.com/testimonials.htm

http://www.soulmotion.com

http://www.dancemeditation.com

http://www.dancingfreedom.com

http://www. (http://www.dancecstatic.com)ecstaticdance.com

http://www.chakradance.com

http://www.qoya.love (http://www.qoya.love.com)

Upcoming events (5+)

ANNUAL SEASIDE NIA RETREAT in GREECE @ ROSY'S LITTLE VILLAGE

We invite you to join me Demetra Yuvanu and Sherrie Flack-both licensed Nia Brown Belt teachers-for a heart centered Nia retreat honoring your Eternal Yes! BOOK NOW! This retreat is one of the Greek island vacations that offers body, mind and spirit rejuvenation through the Nia Technique and more! Your journey begins with only a short boat ride from the mainland's Port of Piraeus, leaving concerns, worries and stress behind. This week-long retreat is open to all who seek to reconnect with self and illuminate the joy within. Allow yourself to let go and plunge into an in depth experience, abundant in joy, freedom, heart connections, authenticity and empowerment. The Nia classes are designed to take you on a sensory filled journey of movement and healing enhanced by soul stirring world music. Allow the ancient waters of the Aegean Sea and the warmth of the sunshine transport you to a place of healing and peace. Make the commitment to yourself and join us on this magical retreat of self discovery through movement, holistic health and wellness. Of course no experience is necessary, just an open mind and heart. Your Wellness investment: Prices listed are per person. *Single: 1,491 *Double: 1,259 *Spacious Family Room for 3: 1,227 *Prices do not include airfare to Athens Greece, or transportation to Agistri Island What is included: *8-night accommodation We're adding THE OUZO PROJECT day: 1. You'll learn how to dance 2 Greek traditional dances 2. You'll learn how to prepare-hands on- 3 popular Greek appetizers (tsatsiki, saganaki and yummy kolokythokeftethes) , one baked main dish and finally prepare a REAL Greek salad! And yes, we'll get to eat all that, plus some, either for lunch or dinner! 3. We'll end the extra day by watching the new movie "Mama Mia" by the water. THE OUZO PROJECT: Putting your Greek on for a day! Are you in for some extra fun this year? *2 daily Nia classes morning and evening *2 meals per day - breakfast, lunch or dinner - (Each meal consists of one of two main dishes, a salad and a variety of appetizers. Meals include organic vegetables, freshly caught fish and traditional Greek dishes.) *The kitchen staff will happily accommodate any gluten/lactose intolerant, vegan, or vegetarian dietary needs. *Swimming, kayaking, walks to the nearby town of Skala, hikes. Rosy's also offers fun side trips to nearby islands or on the other side of Agistri (additional investment) *Pickup/return to Milos or Skala Harbors (located on Agistri) *Detailed instructions will follow after registration, regarding all preparations for your trip and transportation to Agistri island from the Athens airport. How to Reserve: To hold your space at the Seaside Nia Retreat, a $100 non-refundable deposit Contact: Demetra Yuvanu ([masked]) BOOK NOW! Spaces are limited. Charming, quaint venue! Payment: To pay in cash or check contact me at: [masked] or (704)[masked] Deposits/Balances may be paid via Paypal by sending money to: [masked] Cancellation: For cancellation until 6 weeks before arrival, 25% refund. For cancellation closer to the arrival date (less than 6 weeks), no refund Travel insurance information: It is recommended that all guests arrange full travel and medical insurance before traveling to Greece. Some travel insurance companies cover medical as well. Check w/your provider. We do not take responsibility for loss / theft / damage to personal property or personal injury. https://thenosecretsecret.com/nia-in-greece

Classic Nia w/ Terese

The Vine UMC

$10.00

Join us for Classic Nia® with Terese, a licensed trained Black Belt instructor, with decades of multiple dance experience. Our class, located on the second floor, is in a brand new, private studio with a friendly, safe, supportive environment. In this class you will be guided to move in natural ways that bring you pleasure so you leave feeling vibrant! Classic Nia® is adaptable to all fitness levels--you are encouraged to only move in ways that feel good to you. The Nia® moves are rooted in dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to enhance your flexibility, agility, strength and balance. Wear comfortable clothes for ease of movement and bring a water bottle to maintain hydration. Like the martial arts Nia® is a barefoot practice, but indoor-only shoes may be worn if necessary. The class starts with a focus and intent to enhance sensory awareness. Then we move to music with a warm up followed by guided continuous cardio motion, sometimes with free dance. Then a cool down occurs to prepare for natural movement on the floor. Class concludes with a conscious stepping out.

Classic Nia with Demi

YMCA

Please join me for Nia, a holistic practice filled with joy, body awareness, fun and community! Step into this unique barefoot experience, done to soul-stirring world music! Be part of a loving tribe, the Nia tribe!

Qoya at Be Yoga Carmel!

Be Yoga South - Carmel Village

Qoya is a movement practice for women to remember our essence. We dance, shake, do yoga, breathe, and share...all to reconnect with our essence as wise, wild, and free women! Bring a water bottle, a yoga mat, and wear something comfortable for movement. Cost: $20 single, $60 three class pass.

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