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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

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.

Earth Beauty is closed UNTIL MARCH 10th

Because I need some sunshine, because I need some rest, because I need warmth and beautiful scenery, because I want to do some more experiential studies.  It seems that Thailand is offering all the above so I shall be there until the early spring.  Do email me if you need to get in contact as I will be checking regularly.

I’ll miss you all and hope to see you when I get back.

Keep well and nourished this winter.

Love Maria x

beach

 

Opening into Rhythm

jan 2014

“Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” – Maya Angelou

One of the most wonderful gifts we can give ourselves this year is to choose to live a life of full expression, heart connection and truth.  Opening ourselves up to rhythm, the rhythm that is always present in ourselves and all of life brings us into a deeper and more fulfilling relationship to ourselves and the world around us. ‘Opening into Rhythm in 2014’ is a Soul Movement Dance Class for everyone.  Our dance space is a sacred place to discover your inner dancer if you’ve not yet met them, and a place to reignite and reconnect again and again to your power and strength.

Soul Movement classes are totally free-form movement /dance classes inspired by music and facilitation from the teacher, allowing our bodies to move freely without judgment or concern ‘for the “grace” or beauty of the dance.  It’s an inner/outer journey of moving meditation, letting your body, heart and soul be your inner guide.  There is much evidence to suggest that dance is an intrinsic part of a healthy community and has been practised since the beginning of time as a way to connect deeper into our potential and the fabric of the magical beings that we are.  New dancers and seasoned dancers from everywhere are invited to join this community.

Maria started these classes after being greatly inspired by Movement Medicine, 5Rhythms and Soul Motion.  Come and see what your inner dancer can offer you.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the last Soul Movement Dance Class to be facilitated by Maria until March!

• Please bring a water bottle, blanket for times of lying stillness and relaxation.
• Dress in easy to move in layers.
• Please arrive through the top entrance in tower road where there is a carpark.
• Cost £10 or £8 for concessions.
• Doors open and music will begin playing at 6:15 for any early arrivals.

Facilitation begins from 6:30pm and is held by Maria.

SisterMoon Full Moon Dance for Women

moondance
The third of a series of 3 special dances in honour of the goddess archetypes in all of us women.  It doesn’t matter if you missed the first two, just don’t miss this last one ♥ With it being so close to the solstice, we will also honour this dark time of year too.
In ancient times, women were acknowledged to be earthly manifestations of the goddess, or the divine feminine.  Women embraced their wild natures, their sensuality and their potential for all encompassing acceptance, and their culture supported …this in them.  In recent ages, this honouring of the feminine has seemed to diminish completely, with a disregard for women and their power and an over emphasis and encouragement of the masculine energy; the goal fixated, doing, faster, faster, more more more, consuming, progressive, active energy.  In these very recent years, we are finally beginning to see that a world without enough feminine: acceptance, being, feeling, creative expression is a world in turmoil and completely out of balance.
We will journey together through the sacred movement of dance to give space and intention to opening up our feminine natures and potential again!
No experience with this kind of dance is necessary.  Come in whatever physical condition you are in. It is facilitated in a beautiful candlelit hall.  Your body and soul will be inspired by music, suggestions, deep states of induced relaxation and a moving connection to your home, your centre.
• Bring your intentions/prayers/wishes for this full moon • Please bring a water bottle, blanket for times of lying stillness and relaxation. • Dress in easy to move in layers. • Please arrive through the top entrance in tower road where there is a carpark. • Cost £10 or £8 for concessions. • Doors open and music will begin playing at 6:15 for any early arrivals.
Facilitation begins from 6:30pm by Maria.

Soul Movement Winter Dream Dance for All

winte dream dance

 

Everyone is invited to join us for our Winter Dream Dance, to dance deep into the recesses of our beings, acknowledge where we have come from this year, to honour our efforts and to call together our dreams at this dark time of the year, for the new year to come.    Feels really good to honour this last helter skelter of a year together and give thanks for all that we received and all the blessings we were given.  And … to look towards 2014 with the knowing and remembrance of who we are, beautiful co-creators and dreamers of our reality.  Lets dance our new dreams together xxxx

Soul Movement Sister Moon Full Moon Dance for Women

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After a very beautiful first women’s only full moon dance earlier this month, here is the second one in a series of three for 2013.

In ancient times, women were acknowledged to be earthly manifestations of the goddess, or the divine feminine.  Women embraced their wild natures, their sensuality and their potential for all encompassing acceptance, and their culture supported this in them.  In recent ages, this honouring of the feminine has seemed to diminish completely, with a disregard for women and their power and an over emphasis and encouragement of the masculine energy; the goal fixated, doing, faster, faster, more more more, consuming, progressive, active energy.  In these very recent years, we are finally beginning to see that a world without enough feminine: acceptance, being, feeling, creative expression is a world in turmoil and completely out of balance.

We will journey together through the sacred feminine movement of dance to give space and intention to opening up our feminine natures and potential again!

No experience with this kind of dance is necessary.  Come in whatever physical condition you are in. It is facilitated in a beautiful candlelit hall.  Your body and soul will be inspired by music, suggestions, deep states of induced relaxation and a moving connection to your home, your centre.

• Bring your intentions/prayers/wishes for this full moon • Please bring a water bottle, blanket for times of lying stillness and relaxation. • Dress in easy to move in layers. • Please arrive through the top entrance in tower road where there is a carpark. • Cost £10 or £8 for concessions. • Doors open and music will begin playing at 6:15 for any early arrivals.

Facilitation begins from 6:30pm by Maria.

“It begins with a heartbeat, a breath, a quickening. Out of the still, silent waters of the mystic ocean of eternity, a tiny droplet of light slowly emerges, like the full moon reflected on the water. The doors of your perception swing open and your senses reach out like shining beams of moonlight to embrace the infinite rhythms and expressions of creation. As you relax into the expansive beauty of this universal dance, soothing waves of celestial grace surround and caress you in a never-ending stream of warmth and tenderness. Your heart opens as you feel the gentle touch of the Divine Mother, the supreme light and energy of Divinity, nurturing and enlivening the clear luminous flame of your own immortal spirit.” Sharron Rose, Awakening the Divine Feminine.