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Dance of Awareness
Join us for an evening of movement, music, expression and connection. Since it's the last chance to dance at Birdham before Christmas I'm planning a lively session with a celebratory feel :-) Dance of Awareness is a group dance practice which offers a profound exploration of what it is to be in a body and to connect deeply with ourselves and others. There are no steps to learn, no judgment and no expectations. If you like 5 rhythms, biodanza, contact improvisation or similar you will most likely enjoy this! Beginners to this type of dance practice are also very welcome. The DoA cycle — sensing, grounding, expressing, releasing, connecting and completing — allows us to revisit our early body history, to celebrate the embodied patterns that make us unique, and discover new ways of being who we are. As we move and breathe together, we open more fully to self-awareness and a wider consciousness of our place in the world. Cost £10 payable on the night. PLEASE NOTE: this event is advertised in several other places and the number of people signed up here is not an indication of how many people will be there on the night! Please RSVP if you are intending to come.

Birdham Village Hall

Crooked Lane, Birdham · Chichester PO20 7HA

£10.00

What we're about

Regular Biodanza and Dance of Awareness sessions in Birdham

Biodanza and Dance of Awareness offer a chance to move, dance, express and connect deeply with yourself and others. We offer regular sessions — Biodanza (with Mila) on the first Thursday of the month, and Dance of Awareness (with Marcus) on the third Thursday.

Both these classes are suitable for beginners. There are no steps to learn, no judgment, and no right and wrong. All are welcome!

BIODANZA

From the Greek bio (life) and the Spanish danza (dance) — literally the dance of life). It is a system of self-development that uses music, movement and positive feelings to deepen self-awareness. It seeks to promote the ability to make a holistic link to oneself and one's emotions. It allows one to deepen your bonds with nature and other people and to express your feelings more naturally and productively.

DANCE OF AWARENESS

Dance of Awareness™ is a group dance and movement practice that offers a profound exploration of what it is to be in a body, and to move from inner awareness and outer connectedness. It incorporates several strands including character styles, authentic movement, five rhythms and mindfulness practice.

The DoA cycle — sensing, grounding, expressing, releasing, connecting and completing — allows us to revisit our early body history, to celebrate the embodied patterns that make us unique, and discover new ways of being who we are. As we move and breathe together, we open more fully to self-awareness and a wider consciousness of our place in the world.

ABOUT OUR FACILITATORS

Mila (biodanza) has a background in corporate business and is the regional manager of Alive (https://www.aliveactivities.org/), a charity which helps transform the lives of those who can no longer care for themselves. Offering Biodanza in care homes and hospices enables authentic connection for those most isolated in society. He works nationally and internationally, and is currently facilitating regular classes in Dorset and Sussex that are open to all. He qualified as a Biodanza facilitator in 2012.

Marcus (dance of awareness) is a qualified Alexander Technique (https://marcusslyalexandertechnique.uk/) teacher, a licensed Dance of Awareness™ facilitator and a Body Psychotherapist (https://marcusslybodypsychotherapy.uk/).

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