Yoga & Movement Teacher
Dance of Awareness™ is a group movement practice that aims to increase self-awareness and self-acceptance. Practiced regularly it can help develop physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Dance of Awareness has five main streams of influence: Neo-Reichian body-centred psychotherapy; Five Rhythms dance; Authentic Movement; Dance Movement Psychotherapy; and the experiential exploration of Awareness itself.
Through movement, we are encouraged to follow the themes of human development from pre-birth up to around five years old. This is the time period associated with the growing sense of self which becomes embodied through early experience, and which sets the patterns for adulthood. Because the phases of the cycle follow the themes of human development, we are given the opportunity to re-experience our formative years of early development, explore old imprints, and discover new patterns of moving and relating by allowing the dance to emerge naturally. Dance of Awareness also gives us the opportunity to be aware of the wonders of our own body, our sacred home, living it as one with mind, heart and spirit.
The Dance of Awareness follows an energetic wave of charging and discharging over the course of a session – sensing, grounding, expressing, releasing, connecting and completing. The cycle is based on psychodynamic theory and developmental psychology.
Awake believes that, as we evolve, movement and somatic awareness will be at the heart of life, and everyday living. Dance of Awareness gives us the opportunity to dance, move, feel, experience and transform.