WHAT IS CONSCIOUS DANCE? Conscious dance, also known as moving meditation, is a practice for those who seek a deeper awareness of one's self and others on the dance floor. It’s all about moving your body in whatever way is right for you. There’s no choreography and no right or wrong way to move. It’s movement that feels right in the moment rather than dancing to ‘look good’. Dancing like you might in your living room alone but with other people doing the same. It relieves stress, and it’s meditative. It’s open to everyone – absolutely no experience in dance or meditation is needed; just a desire to be present and honor your own rhythm and flow!
Conscious dance is guided by a facilitator who sets an intention for the movement.
SO WHAT DO WE DO? Once doors close, we begin with a welcome circle. An intentional and respectful space is created for participants to move organically. We then dance through a cycle of varied music that lasts about one hour and a half. With no specific steps to follow and or pressure to perform, you dance your own dance, your own inner direction.
The music inspires and encourages you to let go of thoughts and break from familiar movement patterns with an open invitation to drop into connection with yourself and community. Whatever your age, ability, fitness or experience of dance, you are very welcome. All you need is willingness, curiosity and a desire to move.
ARRIVAL: Please arrive 15 minutes early as we will begin promptly and doors will close.
ENDING: We complete with Savasana and share in a closing circle.
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Clothes that you feel comfortable moving in. Bring layers. We dance barefoot on the floor; you may wear non-scuff shoes if required [No street shoes or socks on the dance floor]. Bring a water bottle; a hand towel if you tend to sweat a lot when you dance hard.