Movement encourages transformation, relaxes the body, frees up stuck energy and stuck energetic patterns and energises the body. Friday’s dance session was filled with authentic movement and was a fusion of amazing beings finding their feet, kicking out old energy and peeling back the layers of the daily armour to reach the soft rich potential of human nature in its truest and most childlike form. We had a small childlike being with us with her mother which was a new experience for our group. I sensed a curiosity in myself in what this would bring to us and after a gentle and seemingly comfortable experience for her and the group, I was left with a calm excitement at the prospect of having more little beings in our space, gifting us with their innocence and openness. I do ask that if anyone would like to bring a little being that they stay really conscious of our soul movement dance etiquette in respecting the space with no distracting verbal communication and awareness of the other dancers at all time. Its so good to be back! We’ll be dancing again Friday 11th October. I hope you can join us!
TO SECURE BOOKING
- If before 1st October 2013 (to get early bird price) for all weekend or just Saturday and Sunday please write cheque to ‘Earth Beauty’ for £30 deposit- with name/details, with terms of outstanding amount to be paid in full by 30th October 2013. Please send cheque to Earth Beauty, 12 Conway Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3NT.
- Or instant BACS transfer to: lloydstsb 30-94-61 04832169. Please let me know when you have done this so that I can trace it.
- After 1st October, I will require £30 deposit to secure booking at normal price, with outstanding amount to be paid by 30th October 2013.
Any cancellations made from 1st October will be subject to a 50% charge. Any cancellations made within 1 week of the workshop will be subject to 100% charge. Deposits are non-refundable.
Dancing is healing, free-ing, releasing, fun, opening and softening. Its a great practice for returning back to our bodies and for putting our modern day overactive mind back in its proper perspective. When we dance we give ourselves permission to express our hearts desires, our longings, our loves, our frustrations, our needs, our heartaches, our expansiveness … and, with practice, we can bring that metaphor into our daily lives to serve us on our path to more freedom and more openness in all of our lives. It opens up the closed petals of tension to reveal our truer natures.
Dancing makes us kinder – because it makes us more aware of our own emotions. You cannot fool the body because the body knows, and is already holding everything which we have not processed; the suffering we did not fully realise, the hurt we did not allow ourselves to truly feel, the anger that we internalised … and so on …. and so once we move ourselves and begin to feel the whirl of experience that we carry, we naturally begin to cultivate a sense of empathy and compassion for ourselves which we can consciously (or unconsciously – it will naturally evolve that way) extend out to others.
This leads to dancing being a great connector of people – even those of us who have always felt we didn’t fit in (well, my hand is up!) there is always a place on the dance floor for us. When we move our bodies instinctively, our hearts begin to express their truth with ease. No-one’s dance is the same – amongst the beauty in the individuality of movement, there is a pulsating union, and we cannot fail to see that we are all from the same family! There is a communication that happens to easily and readily without words – it is truly a relief to simplify the language of the moment into movement and have our hearts more readily accessible to us.
Once we honour our hearts with our expression, we have moved a bit further down the path of freedom.
Last nights return to our bare feet dance classes was a lovely evening!! It was such a great turn out! Fantastic to see so many people in the hall, and so good to be back in a community of movers and groovers again!
Soul Movement Classes are fun, nurturing, connecting and liberating. They are a fusion of meditations and relaxations on a dance and movement journey back to our centres. Next Class is on Friday 6th September and held by Maria Barnicoat at First Tower School. Times: 6:30pm (doors open and music starts at 6:15) til 8:15pm. Bring water, a blanket and wear comfy layers.
In a few weeks I’ll be resuming a dance class that I have held for the best part of 4 years here. I’m very excited. And I can confirm that it will be in the location where I gave the first ever class – First Tower School! It will be held once monthly on a Friday from 6:30-8:15. I have had so many people ask me when I’ll be starting again, so its amazing to be able to tell people that it’ll be really soon.
In the meantime, I’m looking for a new name. Bare Feet Dance Community wants to be called something a little simpler and with a name that encapsulates what my classes are all about. I’ve had so many amazing names posted on facebook for me, I’m not sure how on earth I’ll decide. Thank you so much for all your ideas! I’ll let you know very soon what the decision is.
If you’ve never been to an ecstatic dance class such as 5Rhythms, Movement Medicine nor Bare Feet dance classes before, you’re in for a treat. This is strictly non-structured and inevitably life and joy enhancing! See Ecstatic Dance Classes for more info and watch this space for details on the first class. Peace n love to all x
So there is a void here in Jersey right now since our last dance in December, no ecstatic dance group has been happening. I miss it, we all miss it! The break was needed and hopefully soon I will be able to start a monthly dance group. In the meantime, if anyone wants to start one or hold one that would be amazing! I’m also looking for support for the monthly class. Please contact me if interested!
Lovely movement and meditation session the other night. Great turnout and big journeys for people travelling back to their true peaceful natures in a lovely sacred healing space. So good to be amongst this amazing bunch of crazy daring dancers and explorers. Maria x
A beautiful finale to our 10 week series!! Thank you all who braved our sacred space with their movement and contributed to our healing journeys. Especially thanks to Carrie Scott for her stunning altars!!! Has been an epic series, above and beyond. I’m completely taken aback by how beautiful each person is and becomes even more when they move into their bodies and express their individualities. I personally have felt the power and the connection of the planetary archetypes in all parts of my life whilst running this – its been invaluable – and I wish for this for everyone else. Most of all its been fun and broadened my perspective which I’m very thankful for!! I’ve loved the sense of adventure and playfulness that has filled our room at times and also the sharing of the sweet tenderness of being human with our many colourful and textured parts. Thank you!! See you next week for “Body Magic & Quantum Light Breath Meditation”. Details to follow soon ♥ ♥ ♥