Ecstatic Dance is Not Always Ecstatic

Ecstatic Dance is Not Always Ecstatic
21
November
2014

"Just notice what you notice." - Shauna Devlin, 5 Rhythms Teacher and Dance Enthusiast, Salt Spring Island.

I offer Kundalini Dance based journeys. I don't call my work ecstatic dance, but it could be classified in that realm. It's beyond ecstatic, other times far from it. I could call it "sometimes ecstatic dance" but that doesn't really work. ;)

Everything I offer in a dance journey is an invitation. You are encouraged to listen to your body and inner guide above all. In the slow and steady process of opening into the dance there is gentle guidance and permission to be with what is real for you internally and to stay present with what's in the full spectrum of experiential possibility.  These feelings may range from peace, anger, bliss, sleepy, energized, frustrated, sad, alone, connected, inspired, creative, powerful, nervous, lack of self worth, empowered or absolutely anything that can arise within this supported energetically purifying and transformational process.

Ayurveda & Plants

9
November
2014

I am a lifelong learner of many things including Ayurveda. As Jay, Mayan and I continue our endless herbal discoveries, our intuition and the Ayurvedic approach to the way plants are used differently for different people helps us to deepen our understanding of the plants and our unique innate natures. Plants come up a lot in BodyTalk sessions to connect the consciousness or spirit of the plant to support the client. What is the consciousness or spirit of a plant? It is the essence or innate blueprint of universal intelligence that the plant embodies. The person receiving a session may not even feel drawn to working with the plant physically, but the essence of the plant has something to offer. Plant meditation can be amazing to continue the journey after having the plant come up in a session. Plants can be very potent teachers, allies and guides for those who are willing to receive what they offer. Plant meditation videos and many more will be coming soon!

Check out this video of the history of Ayurveda.

 

Yoga off the Mat

Yoga off the Mat
6
November
2014

A yoga teacher once said to me, “As long as you are breathing consciously, you are doing yoga.”  What we can receive from relaxing into our true nature with awakened awareness and mindful, heart centered presence is beyond measure. 

Breath is medicine. From the BodyTalk perspective, breathing deeply helps your brain scan the body to locate imbalances that need attention. When inhaling we receive fresh new energy and life force to support the integration of our experiences and emotions (energy in motion). Exhaling offers the relief of letting go and the grace of allowing.

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