Posts By: Maria

Soul Movement – MIRRORS

mirrors“Everything you experience in life mirrors a part of you”

We are surrounded by mirrors in our lives and our Soul Movement practice of exhilarating movement combined with presence, meditation and mindfulness can clearly show you what you are resisting against in yourself.  Once we can ‘see’ these parts of ourselves that we reject, we can better embrace acceptance of ourselves and with that let our energies flow and move into love consciousness and living from our hearts.  The key to transformation in our lives and our experiences is acceptance … this brings the changes we perhaps have longed for to organically happen without us needing to push.

THE JOURNEY: Soul Movement uses an inner/outer journey of moving meditation which develops a direct body-mind-spirit connection, letting your body and inner guide be your teachers and healers. In our own dance, we learn to cultivate presence with our own energy, and upon discovering our own dance within, we use the movement that comes and the energetic experience to release stuck patterns in our body, emotions, mind and spirit.  When we learn to really trust our body and the wisdom that moves through the LIFE in our bodies – not just in this class but in all aspects of our life – we see that all of  life is an improvised creative dance and we become empowered to live from a place of truth and soul integrity, where spontaneity resides.

RELEASING BLOCKS: When we feel stuck, depressed, held back, and frustrated when our energy is not flowing freely, SOUL MOVEMENT unlocks these restrictions and opens us up to the possibilities of discovering and allowing our true creative, joyful nature to emerge.

JUST FOR YOU: No dance experience or partner is necessary. It’s a perfect outlet for those who think they “can’t dance” and for experienced dancers alike. It is free-form, not a structured dance. It is also not a social dance. It is an environment without observers or conversation, where you can feel safe to try new things and push your comfort zone. It is also an open dance floor for you to explore different rhythms, patterns of movement and your inner spiritual journey.

MOVEMENT is KEY TO HAPPINESS: There is much evidence to suggest that creative movement and dance is a key ingredient in a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.  These classes are extremely encouraging, non-judgmental, well facilitated and the soft and subdued environment supports each individual. All walks of life are welcomed, and whilst there is no religious aspect connected to the dance, they do support our spiritual journey in life, whatever inclination or beliefs that we may each sway to.

Inspired by the 5Rhythms dance, Soul Motion and Movement Medicine, the classes are facilitated by Maria Barnicoat, and long term SOUL MOVERS often proclaim that these sessions have proved life changing for them.

Join us at First Tower school.
Cost £10 or £8 concessions.
Doors open at 7:15pm for early arrivals.
Bring a blanket and water.
See you there xxx

Let Your Wild Woman Rise

wildwomanToday is Beltaine! Day of fertility, new life, adorning the feminine, attracting new lovers and renewing our current loves, celebrations of warm long days.  I spent much of the day reflecting. It didn’t occur to me earlier, whilst reflecting that it was actually Beltaine but my thoughts were very much with fertility today.

Why?

Perhaps because I see many women with fertility issues.

Why do they have fertility issues?

In truth, almost 100% of the women I see are in some way blocking their feminine expression in exchange of being high fliers in their workplace.  Women in Jersey, are being carried along by the need to succeed, the need to achieve, the need to be active and to make their mark in the world with their careers.  All women I see with fertility issues are big list writers, they like to be in control, they like to have things organised, compartmentalised, so that they can keep doing more more more, to keep their lives as they are, with their flats, houses, mortgages to pay  ….

Hang on – didn’t women used to be frivolous, creative, wild, connected to nature, the moon, mothers of new life?

YES!!! We’ve lost our essence and we’re suffering physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually! And so is our island.  We’re dishonouring the sacred temples of our bodies in exchange for more ticks on our lists.  Our bodies are stagnant and craving to be shaken up, stirred, pushed to our edges and filled up with life.  We’ve become half woman, half men … and we wonder why our passion is low, why we don’t feel excited … why we secretly crave to live the adorning life of Cleopatra for a day.  We long to be frivolous, we’ve forgotten how to play, how to let ourselves go and be carried away by our creative natures.

Divine feminine energy represents these aspects within the universe:
Restoration, life, renewal, creation, birth, healing, receptivity, openness, motherhood, nurturing, love, understanding, compassion, insight, intuition, wisdom, forgiveness, the moon, connection, harmony and sensuality. To allow the divine feminine within ourselves to surface, we need to search for these aspects within ourselves. You will find that you are more in touch with some aspects of your divine feminine nature and less in touch with others. For example, you may be fully in touch with your own sensuality but not in touch with motherhood. If this is the case, expressing the divine feminine within you, means connecting with and expressing the latent motherhood within you in your own unique way.

Reflect and Enquire.  What can I do to embrace my feminine?

Find ways to cultivate the above qualities.  Ask yourself “what makes me feel alive?”

Ask yourself “what would make my body a more fertile place for new life?”

Ask yourself “How can I be more sensual?”

Ask yourself “am I ashamed or afraid of shining in my feminine essence?” “Am I afraid I’ll be judged?”

Why would I be afraid of being judged?

Maybe because modern day Jersey society generally places your value and worth on how much you are achieving – not on WHO you are.

Ohhhhh!

Indeed.

Ladies, pamper yourselves, get in touch with yourselves, dance, make yourselves feel feminine, get together with other ladies, commit to healing the feminine in you and give yourself all the compassion to yourself that you can when you finally feel the pain of the separation from your sacred feminine.

And then RISE and celebrate your new birth!

Soul Movement Special Sunday Shake Out

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4 years ago our regular ecstatic dances in Jersey were born.  Inspired by Ya’Acov and Susannah’s Movement Medicine and since inspired by many other dance modalities, healing therapies and amazing teachers.  Everyone is invited to our special shake out to celebrate – no matter how new to this way of dancing – come as you are – wear something that inspires fun and some celebration!!

Maria x

SHINE – A Soul Movement Dance for Everyone

soul movement poster facebook“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

Yes!!

Don’t live in fear of who you are anymore.  You are more amazing than you could ever imagine. The universe is telling us to wake up to who we really are and to stop living in fear, depression, sadness and denial.  If you have felt the call to open up more parts of yourself and push yourself into unknown exciting territories, then this is the dance class for you.

Combining dance, meditations, visualisations and powerful affirmations, our journey will take you back home to your true nature which is pure and bright.  This class is not religously orientated but does support your spiritual journey whatever beliefs you may subscribe to.

See http://earth-beauty.com/soul-movement/ for info and testimonials from dancers.

You do not have to be feeling physically strong or even in good form, just come as you are and let the facilitation, energy and light in the dance space create its magic with you.

Bring: water, blanket, wear loose fitting layers.
Cost: £10 or £8 for concessions
Contact Maria Barnicoat 744022 or maria@earth-beauty.com

Sistermoon – April’s Full Moon Womens Dance

16 april 2014Ladies we are coming together again to honour the divine feminine and her many sacred aspects <3

Our women’s only dances are a very special time to really allow ourselves to feel the force of the feminine in our bodies.  She is healing, transforming, accepting, powerful, open, sensual, playful and courageous and as women of the 21 Century in a world dominated by the masculine energy, we are so ready to let her come into her full expression and power again.  Too long we have hidden her.  This is a bonding space for sister energy – where the judgments and fears of the past can be transformed into peace and harmony.

We will particularly honour the Libran Full Moon energy of harmony, balance and beauty.

Bring your blankets, some water and wear something and/or bring something for the altar that represents the divine feminine in you. Wear comfy layers you can move around in.

If you have not been before, come and dive in with us into this dance  … you will be held perfectly.

So excited to see you all and journey together!

Cost £10 or £8 for concessions.
Facilitated by Maria
Call 744022 for more information.

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Intimacy, Innocence and Connection – A 5Rhythms Weekend with Tim Broughton

postertimdanceweekendWe are so very lucky to be able to have Tim over for another gorgeous weekend of dance and journeying within.

One of the deepest fears we have as men and women is to allow ourselves to feel safe enough to let go into being touched physically and emotionally. It is also what many of us long for with our friends and our partners.  This
workshop is designed to guide you, through dance, to a place of trust and innocence, and an experience of profoundly touching and loving intimacy.

Sometimes we are deeply touched simply by looking into another’s eyes and allowing them to look into ours.There is no prescription; it is different for all of us and as wide as the ocean. Come dance, and experience the gifts of intimacy, innocence & connection.

What are the 5Rhythms?

The 5 Rhythms comprise a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body, no matter what shape, size, age, limitations and experience. To find your dance is to find yourself, at your most fluid and
creative level. While the practice itself is the essence of simplicity, it has the power to catalyse deep healing and creative expression. The primary teaching of this work is: if you put the body in motion the psyche will heal itself.

The rhythms are the foundation of Gabrielle Roth’s work, a series of healing maps for the body, heart, mind, soul and spirit that provide a lifetime of self discovery and a path to awakening.

About Tim Broughton

Tim has worked with individuals and groups in a variety of contexts formany years, is a counsellor and accredited 5Rhythms teacher.  He trained with Gabrielle Roth in 1994 and 1997/8. He  regularly runs day, weekend and longer residential workshops.  His wish for all of us is to find the
courage to live with all the love, passion, vulnerability, intensity and celebration that is our birth right.  See www.opentolife.co.uk.

Venue and Booking Information

To be held at First Tower School, St Helier, Jersey
Come for all weekend or just come for Friday evening or Saturday and Sunday
Friday eve: 7.00-10.00pm £15 in advance, £20 on the door.
Saturday: 10-5pm & Sunday 10-5pm: £100 (£90 if paid in full by 12th May 2014)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: £120 (£105 if paid in full by 12th May 2014)

Contact Maria Barnicoat on 01534 744022 or maria@earth-beauty.com for an application form.

Wonderful to Return to Dancing Again!

So so so so sooooooo so so so so sooooo good to be back dancing again with the Jersey tribe on 1st April!!! What a gorgeous bunch of dancing hearts they are.  Next dance is Full Moon women’s dance on 16th April.  Come along and be in the magic for an evening!

Maria x

Astrology as a wonderful healing support system

milkyway“As above so below, as within, so without”

I learnt over half my lifetime ago that this ancient cosmic system of knowledge and life beautifully supports our transformative processes and adds an extra dimensional insight into knowing who we are at the innermost core of our-self and also who we have the potential to become.  Once we understand better the inherent energies that we came into this world with and perhaps any big current planetary influences for us, we can learn how to surrender and flow with them instead of against them, as we are more able to create the life we want to live where we thrive and are excited, passionate, open and engaged, instead of a life where we feel we simply exist and are controlled by our experiences.

With this extra dimension added to our understanding of ourselves – relationships, careers, creativity, family issues etc are really given the potential to be understood and transcended, and the gifts that they offer our self-growth can be really be reaped.

Its exciting to be able to offer Astrological Insight Guides at Earth Beauty.  For this, you need to know your time of birth, as well as date and place of birth.  The Insight Guide costs £75 and can also be given on Skype as well as in person by myself at Earth Beauty in Jersey.  Sessions usually last around 1hour and 30mins but can be longer too.

I look forward to journeying with you into your-self!

Maria

Thai Acupressure Reflexology Offer

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Its been exciting to return back to work again after having 2 months in Thailand and I’d like to give you all a massive discount so that you can try an exciting new treatment I am offering! Thai Acupressure Reflexology.

Usually £28 for 30mins
The price has been reduced to: JUST £18
 
This deeply relaxing and very effective form of reflexology uses thai and acupressure techniques to bring about a reharmonising and rebalancing treatment in just 30minutes. Working directly on energy channels to free blockages and stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.  Perfect for lunch hours and when there isn’t so much time – you can be in and out of Earth Beauty’s studio within 45mins.
 
Reflexology has been shown to be effective with: headaches, stress, insomnia, back problems, infertility issues, digestive problems, fatigue and allergies.
 
Book a treatment with me today and see how beneficial this treatment can be for you.
 
OFFER ENDS 21st April and is subject to available appointments.
 
Tel: 744022 or 07797 832400
www.earth-beauty.com
maria@earth-beauty.com

Return from Magic Bay

 

smallbeachSunny Thai musings, sitting in the bed, early in the morn, parts of me reborn, with echoes of the flip flops flapping on the bay.  Imagination bags filled to brim with blessings had and sun so bright it shone right out my bum.  Shiva’s spiral eyes peeping up in sands below, praying mantis visiting; reminders to go slow and move only with the flow. Days connected, in full power, others eager, sweet n sour, losing time immersed in flowers.  Beginning gentle fruity mornings, dancing as the days are dawning and beautiful new friends shining their light, giving daily embraces warm and tight.  Sometimes days were harder,  times feverish in bed, from frustration I was led, to alchemical healing hall, a playground for transforming all, and pushed right to my edge. Final night in paradise, Bobby’s chocolate cake at ‘Spice’, still lingers on my lips. Giggly gangsta rap-off under the full moon, making crazy tunes, provoked by tall and cheeky bubbly Irish bearded loon.  Arriving still arriving, landing back inside, integrating magic and shedding bits that died.  Dancing in this gratitude,  thanking life and all of you.