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Dedicated to Conscious Dance and Movement happening in DC and Baltimore. Dance forms include but aren't limited to: Contact Improvisation 5 Rhythms Acro-Yoga Zumba African Taketina Journey Dance Biodanzia Belly Dancing

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BIODANZA, poetry of human encounter

Blueberry Gardens

TUESDAYS at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton, MD, 7:30pm THURSDAYS at Homewood Friends iN BALTIMORE 7:30pm Monthly Friday evenings in Takoma Park Biodanza is personal transformation on the dance floor with clinical research being done for the the past 20 years showing amazing transformational results. It is unique in the dance movement arena with nothing quite comparable. It is the poetry of human encounter that is based on 5 vivencial experiences woven though every class that has a structure albeit the lack of choreography: vitality, sexuality, creativity, affectivity and transcendence. Biodanza is a system of reorganization and re-education of the body compass allowing instinct to shine throug danced with self, the other and the group/universe. It helps with self-confidence, creating boundaries, tapping into desire and potentials, creating/maintaining relationships and so much more. It reduces cortisol and pumps up the feel good hormone seratonin. So, is great for depressions and the blues. AND, IT’S FUN!!!!!! Join our 8 week session beginning September and see what it’s all about. This is not a drop in 8 week session! One make up session on week 9. Come to the monthly Takoma Park classes which will be posted for what we call OPEN classes. Ride shares may be available as some come from DC, Bethesda area, Register at www.biodanzausa.com

5Rhythms with Ann Kite

Carderock Swim and Tennis Club

Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free. Creativity. Connection. Community. There are no steps to learn. 5Rhythms can be practiced by anyone regardless of age, fitness, ability, or experience. For more information about what to expect in your first 5Rhythms class, see our About 5Rhythms page. https://www.ann-kite.com "Photos by Sue Green" https://www.facebook.com/sue.green.50309 $20 admission cash/check/credit card. Adults only please. • What to bring water, snacks, good energy • Important to know

Sunday Nia Dance Classes in Bethesda

The Mindfulness Center

$20.00

This new Nia class is great for beginners or seasoned dancers who wish to deepen their practice. It will focus on the 52 Moves of Nia, The Five Sensations (Flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability), The Five Stages of Healing and the Nine Movement Forms (Jazz, Modern Dance Duncan Dance, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Alexandar Technique, Yoga and The Work of Moshe Feldenkreis). It is the Basics of Nia; While dancing the 52 basic moves of Nia, choose sensation, increase, sustain, tweak as necessary. The Mindfulness Center is Nia Central for the DC Area. They offer weekly classes, Nia Experiential Workshops and Nia Jams. Come try Nia and you'll see why it's the most pleasurable way to workout. Suzannah Weiss is a 1st Degree Black Belt Nia Teacher with a MEd degree and a background in strength training, yoga and theater arts. Nia Technique What is Nia? Nia is a cardiovascular workout that stimulates and integrates your mind, body, and spirit and leaves you feeling recharged, rejuvenated, and fully alive. Nia blends dance, martial arts, and healing arts (including yoga) to allow your dancer, athlete, warrior, and child to expressively emerge. Why practice Nia? Doing Nia Technique increases the pleasure of living in your body; Nia creates weight loss and proper weight maintenance; Nia strengthens muscles, improves muscle tone, and increases muscle definition; Nia calms the mind and relieves stress; Nia improves grace, flexibility and endurance. Nia builds reservoirs of chi and improves cognitive functioning. And so much more! Who does Nia? Nia is practiced by people of all walks of life, ages, and fitness levels. Nia is done barefoot to a wide range of music styles and sounds. It’s the most pleasurable way to get fit, feel better, and have some fun! More about Nia Technique Nia is innovative, transformational exercise that expands and deepens the experience of fitness. Through movement, music, and fun, Nia classes guide you to move your body the way it is intended to move. Based in the dance arts, martial art and healing arts, Nia offers a total, invigorating mind-body workout that emphasizes joy, pleasure and ease. Nia classes vary in their focus, but always provide new tools for you to further develop your relationship with your body, including: -Ways to strengthen muscles and gain flexibility without inducing injury -Newfound awareness of the essential relationship between the feet and the rest of the body, in stillness and in movement –Guidance in releasing tension through the neck and shoulders, even while engaging in dynamic, fast-paced upper-body movement -Cognitive awakening through working with neuromuscular patterns that stimulate and attune your body, mind and spirit –Support for your individual creativity in all realms of self-expression, Everyone is welcome to any Nia class. No prior training is necessary. Come and join us! Nia will help you to feel truly “conditioned,” in all senses of the word!

BIODANZA, poetry of human encounter

Blueberry Gardens

TUESDAYS at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton, MD, 7:30pm THURSDAYS at Homewood Friends iN BALTIMORE 7:30pm Monthly Friday evenings in Takoma Park Biodanza is personal transformation on the dance floor with clinical research being done for the the past 20 years showing amazing transformational results. It is unique in the dance movement arena with nothing quite comparable. It is the poetry of human encounter that is based on 5 vivencial experiences woven though every class that has a structure albeit the lack of choreography: vitality, sexuality, creativity, affectivity and transcendence. Biodanza is a system of reorganization and re-education of the body compass allowing instinct to shine throug danced with self, the other and the group/universe. It helps with self-confidence, creating boundaries, tapping into desire and potentials, creating/maintaining relationships and so much more. It reduces cortisol and pumps up the feel good hormone seratonin. So, is great for depressions and the blues. AND, IT’S FUN!!!!!! Join our 8 week session beginning September and see what it’s all about. This is not a drop in 8 week session! One make up session on week 9. Come to the monthly Takoma Park classes which will be posted for what we call OPEN classes. Ride shares may be available as some come from DC, Bethesda area, Register at www.biodanzausa.com

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Sunday Nia Dance Classes in Bethesda

The Mindfulness Center

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