Chakradance™

Come, Explore. Have Fun. Let Go.

Classes are Mondays & Wednesdays 12:10 pm (40 minutes)

 

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Chakradance™ is a healing dance practice that puts us back in touch with the sacred, both within ourselves and with the universe. Some who have experienced Chakradance™ say that the dance allowed them to see things more clearly; others claim it has helped transform their lives. ​

Moving through the seven chakras allows participants to explore the different themes associated with each one: 

 

I invite you to explore each chakra — each part of you and experience more of what is uniquely you. Chakradance™ goes within and allows the music, guidance and the energy of your own chakras to move you!  

Absolutely no dance or yoga or meditation experience necessary–just a willingness to explore.

Chakradance™ was designed to help us connect with our spiritual source; connect with ourselves, to find meaning in our life. It is a powerful healing movement-based practice that can be used as a path to reconnect to ourselves, to find our meaning. It promotes personal growth, self-awareness and a profound sense of well-being. By working through the chakra system as a framework for self-discovery, we have the opportunity to see what lies within as not-so-scary, but as pieces of ourselves that we can integrate, creating a bigger, fuller, more aware and present version of who we are and how we show up in the world; all dualities that lie within can come to balance. 

 

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Please visit the Chakradance™ website to learn more about the Chakradance™  story and the benefits of a Chakradance™ practice.

Chakradance™ is a healing dance practice that puts us back in touch with the sacred, both within ourselves and with the universe. Some who have experienced Chakradance™ say that the dance allowed them to see things more clearly; others claim it has helped transform their lives. 

I invite you to explore each chakra–each part of you–and experience more of what is uniquely you. Chakradance™ go within and allow the music, guidance and the energy of your own chakras move you!

Absolutely no dance or yoga or meditation experience necessary–just a willingness to explore. 

ALL fitness levels, ability and for ages 16 to 100+

Please wear comfortable clothing for movement, bring water bottle and cushion/pillow to sit on.
Come a bit early, we will gather to start promptly at listed time.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

What is CHAKRADANCE™?

CHAKRADANCE™ is a dance practice for body and soul. It’s a powerful experience that will free and energize you. It combines spontaneous dance, guided imagery and music to promote that wonderful state of calm vitality known as “well-being”.

The music is the key, as it resonates deeply with each in turn of the seven major chakras – the energy centers that integrate and regulate our physical, mental and emotional energies. Many who have experienced it claim it has transformed their lives for the better; others, simply that they enjoyed it hugely.

Why Chakradance™?

People are sometimes intimidated by the word “DANCE” in CHAKRADANCE™.  If we say movement, it’s a little less intimidating.  We allow the music to move through us. We (and breathe through our movements. We express it whatever way we allow, the way it wants. The music plays and the free movement connect us to our body, our soul, our inner-self. The deeper we connect to ourselves the deeper we connect to the universe. The music and movement allows us to tune into our true self and personal connection. It reconnects us to our essences, our Souls. The music quiets the “noise” that surrounds us. ​

Why "do" Chakradance™ ?

Chakradance™ was designed to help us connect with our spiritual source; connect with ourselves, to find meaning in our life. It is a powerful healing movement-based practice that can be used as a path to reconnect to ourselves, to find our meaning. It promotes personal growth, self-awareness and a profound sense of well-being. By working through the chakra system as a framework for self-discovery, we have the opportunity to see what lies within as not-so-scary, but as pieces of ourselves that we can integrate, creating a bigger, fuller, more aware and present version of who we are and how we show up in the world; all dualities that lie within can come to balance.

What makes it more than your normal belly-dancing or salsa class?

It’s not about steps or performance; you dance with your eyes closed in a darkened room. It’s more like a dynamic, moving meditation. It’s completely about freedom of expression; there is no right way to CHAKRADANCE™ as everyone has his or her own rhythm and movement. With its roots in Jungian psychology, CHAKRADANCE™ encourages people to dance for self-discovery and self-healing.

If I already do yoga and I have a meditation practice do I need Chakradance™ ?

Chakradance™ helps us to reconnect to our bodies. When we feel and sense through our bodies, we are then able to navigate through our life paths. Chakradance™ helps us revitalize and reconnect our true self. The organic, fluid and individualized movement allows each participant for a different kind of connection to the body than yoga. Sitting meditation is another beneficial practice, many people resist it. They often find it challenging and uncomfortable. This is part of the journey and a lesson in sitting meditation, but it also may keep people from practicing at all! Chakradance™ provides another way through the music and movement provides another way to meditate and explore their inner worlds. Surprisingly, there is more stillness in dance than one would expect. The music, movement and connection to the body allows things to surface in a different way, often in a crystal clear way. Often deep revelation appears in the stillness.  

I think it’s worth seeing if it’s a fits for you

What is there to explore in Chakradance™?

Moving through the seven chakras allows participants to explore the different themes associated with each one:
Root — security, health, vital energy
Sacral — pleasure, sensuality, fluidity
Solar Plexus — personal power and self-confidence
Heart — love and compassion
Throat — authentic communication and creative expression
Third Eye — imagination and intuition
Crown — consciousness and “spirituality 

Why draw? What's with the mandala artwork?

We take the time to create Mandala Art after we move through Chakradance™. We bring the subconscious to the conscious through expressing the dance on paper. The Mandalas represent something about our experience during the dance, a vision, an ah-ha moment, or maybe a memory.  No art skills necessary!

What happens during a Chakradance™ workshop?

Through spontaneous movement, guided imagery and music that resonates deeply with each of the seven major chakras, practicing Chakradance™ can help tune and balance your being–your whole body/mind/spirit system.  

What do you feel is the main attraction?

The best thing about CHAKRADANCE™ is you don’t have to follow a set routine to feel the benefits; you just let the music move you. People from all ages (16 – 90) can participate. Some people are attracted by the fact that it’s a fun and energetic workout to great music. Other people say it leads to a spiritual awakening. Most people love it because it provides a haven away from their stressed everyday lives, and a rare opportunity to find true freedom of expression.

What are the benefits (both physical and mental) of CHAKRADANCE™?

The most obvious physical benefit is that it boosts your fitness.

It’s a cardio workout that gets everything moving from your face to your feet. It really gets your heart pumping; releasing endorphins to make you feel great. For those who are looking for a more spiritual connection, each workshop is designed to work a different chakra. There are seven main chakras; these centers of energy may be under or over active. Balancing them leads to many benefits, including better relationships, improved confidence and self esteem, emotional health, enhanced creativity, and heightened inspiration and clarity.

But the biggest benefit of all is the absolute freedom to be yourself!

How would one describe the CHAKRADANCE™ experience?

CHAKRADANCE™ is almost like entering into a waking dream.

Specifically selected and composed music, and tailored visualizations help you tap into your inner world. You close your eyes and surrender to the music. From here the process involves letting the movements emerge spontaneously. As the music’s vibrations affect you, you may see images in your mind’s-eye, recall memories or gain insights related to each chakra. You may also feel emotions or physical sensations.

Can the music really help balance a person’s chakras?

Each of the seven chakras vibrates at its own frequency. Music is able to balance the chakras by using the sound vibrations to tune each energy center. The music is modern dance music with specific musical tones that resonate with the chakras.

Interwoven with the music are the pure tones of crystal bowls sourced from across the globe, that release a vibrational sound field that is an essential ingredient of each dance.

CHAKRADANCE™ music has a lasting effect. The vibrations continue to pulse outward into our energy field long after the sounds have stopped playing. The more we experience these healing sounds, the greater and the more permanent the effect. When the music is combined with spontaneous dance, the healing effect is magnified.

What makes someone want to be a CHAKRADANCE™ Facilitator?

Natalie Southgate developed in 1998 because she wanted to combine her work in Jungian psychology and chakra healing with her passion for dance and music.

In my own case, I was looking for something to help create balance in my life. I started CHAKRADANCE™ during a time when I was mourning several losses in my life. This was a healing journey for me.

So it can be seen as a tool to improve overall health and well-being?

Yes, absolutely. CHAKRADANCE™ is unique because it’s a cross between dynamic meditation and dance. It requires you to participate physically, emotionally, intellectually AND spiritually.

It is extremely therapeutic, although not in an analytical way.

The key to its healing power is the experience itself. Not only is it a new physical activity, CHAKRADANCE™ truly integrates body and soul.

7-Keys to Freedom Workshops (60 minute classes)

~“7 Keys to Freedom” is a wonderful Introduction to Chakradance™, so you can get a feel for this practice before deciding to commit to a whole cycle in greater depth.

Freedom Cycle – 9 Week Cycle Workshops (60 minute classes)

~The Freedom cycle is designed for both beginners and regular Chakradance™ participants. It begins with an introductory overview, and goes on to explore a different major chakra each week, before concluding with an integration class.

~This cycle will gently awaken each of your seven chakras and help you to discover where your energy is flowing and also where you have blockages. Dancing through your chakra system regularly will release blocked energy and help you to feel more alive and energized. It will open you up to insights about your life, and bring balance and health to your whole system.

Discovery Workshops (90 minute classes)

~Discovery through Awakening is a wonderful Introduction to Chakradance™, like 7-Keys to Freedom, but with different music, and a longer class (1.5 hours) class-length. so you can get a feel for this practice before deciding to commit to a whole cycle in greater depth.

Awakening Cycle – 9 Week Cycle Workshops (90 minute classes)

~Awakening Cycle follows the same structure as Freedom Cycle, but with different music, and a longer (1.5 hours) class-length. Like Freedom Cycle, it begins with an introductory overview, and goes on to explore a different major chakra each week, before concluding with an integration class.

~This cycle will gently awaken each of your seven chakras and help you to discover where your energy is flowing and also where you have blockages. Dancing through your chakra system regularly will release blocked energy and help you to feel more alive and energized. It will open you up to insights about your life, and bring balance and health to your whole system.

Journeying Series – 7 Week Cycle Workshops (120 minute classes)

~The Journeying Series consists of seven workshops (2 hours) class-length, each offering a deeper experience of the 7 major chakras.

~This series has been designed for participants who are ready for deep inner transformational work. Discover all the facets of who you are, gain clarity and insight, reconnect with your true, authentic self. As your outer world shifts into alignment with your inner world, be open to discovering your true path and purpose.

Celebrating 1 (Crown to Base) Workshops (180 minute classes)

~This is a 3 hour workshop dancing through all 7 chakras. It begins with an opening mediation, a warm-up dance, and then one long dance starting at the crown chakra and moving down through each chakra to the base. This is then followed by an integration dance and a relaxation meditation. The overall feel of this workshop is like a gentle moving meditation. This workshop can be run seasonally (and has a winter/autumn feel about it), or connected to events such as the full moon or equinoxes.

Celebrating 2 (Base to Crown) Workshops (180 minute classes)

~This is a different 3 hour workshop dancing through all 7 chakras, going in the opposite direction to Celebrating 1, and using completely different music. It begins with an opening meditation, a warm-up dance, and then has seven dances starting at the base chakra and dancing up through each chakra to the crown. The workshop ends with mandala art and a closing meditation. The overall feel of this workshop is dynamic. It can be run seasonally (and has summer/spring feel about it) or to celebrate special events.

Reboot Your Base Chakra Workshops (8 hour workshops)

  • Are you ready to make a commitment to your own health and well-being? 

  • Are you ready to feel truly comfortable in your own body?

  • Are you ready to live your life with vibrancy and presence?

If so, I invite you to join me on this new workshop.

This is a one-day workshop, but my hope is that it will be like a stepping-stone into a new way of life for you. Once you experience the extra energy levels, the grounded sensation of really being present in your body, and the deepened sense of radiance and vitality, I hope that you will be motivated to continue with this new way of living. The tools and techniques you will learn can be integrated into your daily life; they will become a way of life.

In this workshop you will

  • Reconnect with the forgotten wisdom of your body

  • Learn powerful techniques for building communication with your body and the symptoms it gives you

  • Learn tools for grounding your energy and becoming more present in the now

  • Release blocked energy you are holding in your body

  • Meet your power animal and learn to trust your own inner instincts base chakra

  • Experience the power of chanting and movement to charge your

What it includes

  • Guided meditations

  • Movement and dance

  • Practical exercises and information

  • Mandala art making

  • Affirmations

Retreats (typically Friday 4 PM to Sunday 4 PM)
Take time out from your every-day life and experience the full magic of a Chakradance retreat.

Chakradance Retreats offer wonderful opportunities to delve into your own chakra healing journey, relax, play, and share your experiences with like-minded people.

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