There is an African proverb that says: “If you can talk you can sing. If you can walk you can dance.” I love this because it inspired me when I felt that I couldn’t do either. I am not professionally trained as a dancer and I remember in my youth feeling very self-conscious about moving my body. I usually had to have some alcohol to fuel my confidence before stepping anywhere near a dance floor…how things have changed…Now I’m a dance and movement evangelist!! In my early thirties I discovered the work of Gabrielle Roth—the 5Rhythms—and this has been a huge inspiration in my life. I have since spent thousands of hours on 5R dance floors all over the world, learning to listen to my body. From here, I started teaching Luna Dance for women which combined free dance with storytelling, myths and the women’s mysteries. I later trained as a Chakradance facilitator and am currently a teacher in training of Open Floor International.
Open Floor International is a lively movement/meditation practice that builds muscular and emotional intelligence. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths and everything in between. There are no steps to learn and no right way or wrong way—the invitation is to come as you are and join others doing the same, dancing freely, following your feet and your body; discovering the power of embodiment.
Open Floor teachers mix stirring music with clear guidance to inspire wild dances and tender ones, connections between dancers and solo time.
Research shows that people who dance grow more flexible, confident, capable of intimacy, and nimble in the face of change.