I invite you to join me for a chat at the Colourful You stall for a chat if you’re interested in knowing more, or come and try it out for yourself at a free 20-minute Introductory dance workshop at Mindmark World’s Mind Body Soul Expo on 2 July at 13h00.
CHAKRADANCE is a healing dance practice. It is unique because it uses spontaneous dance for the purpose of healing. There is no right or wrong way to CHAKRADANCE. It’s a journey of self-discovery. Each chakra is explored through specific music, guided imagery and your own free, improvised dance, done with your eyes softly closed. This begins to activate inner experiences. It’s almost like entering into a waking dream. You may see images in your mind’s eye while you are dancing or gain insights. You may also experience feelings, emotions or physical sensations. Classes, comprised of a small group of people, are held in candle lit spaces. Although music and dance form the primary focus, sessions also include sensing, working with elements and colours, and short meditations.
CHAKRADANCE puts you in touch with the sacred, both within yourself and within the universe. It helps you connect with your soul. Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different worlds, each with their own lessons, meanings and stories. While everyone’s experience is unique, it’s interesting to note some often-shared features of the dances of each chakra, which reflect the ancient roots of dance across cultures.
A few months ago, I was drawn to become a Chakradance Facilitator of this beautiful dance practice that allows us to reconnect with our inner selves, dancing up and aligning the energies of the seven chakras. In doing Chakradance, I have journeyed to some of the most amazing places within myself and experienced reconnecting, releasing, cleansing, power, freedom, openness, love, higher-wisdom, and connection to All.
The workshops run as a 9-week series, starting with an Awakening workshop where participants do a mini-dance of all seven chakras – this is a chance to “try it out” and see how it resonates for you. If you then wish to continue, you sign up for the weekly classes which run for a further eight weeks (dancing one chakra per week, and ending with an integration dance during the last week).