In Dancing Freedom, we use dance as a tool for authentic connection to ourselves & to spirit, with the dance floor as a mirror for the cycles & movements of nature. We will ground & focus the intention of the dance through the single theme of Connection. Then we dance to an Elemental Wave through the 5 elements of EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR & ETHER. This wave enables us to release & express whatever our bodies need, with time to share and connect about our experience with others.
In the 5 seconds after you laugh, your brain returns to the plasticity it had when you were 5 years old. Laughter oxygenates the brain to improve creativity & memory, generates interpersonal connection, & is great exercise for your abs. Alicia will lead a special kind of warm, fuzzy laughter yoga in dyads & group exercises to help you experience yummy childlike playfulness, relaxation, authenticity, inclusion, & limbic resonance. All of you is welcome, even the parts that aren't laughing.
Liquid Flow is grounded in presence, merging the principles of yoga, tai chi & massage with other water therapies. It is a profound & expansive guided journey of deep surrender in water's embrace. In this workshop we will explore our connection to the water and learn the fundamentals of guiding each other on a transformative journey between the worlds, a place of no words, no thoughts & no mind. The practices we explore will take you to sweetly altered states of opening & surrender.
Come to the circle, to the fire, and bring your prayers. Your dance is sacred, and your body is wise. Let dance be your medicine; let movement heal you. This will be mostly free improvised exploration with light facilitation. Through movement an energy comes alive that encourages our most authentic expression of self. The cultivation of this force returns us to our essence. Dance is the ritual of bringing ourselves back to ourselves.
Experience breath-work, body movements, sounding, energy orbiting & meditations that open you to an incredible transformative power. Learn how orgasm can be an extended state of pleasure & bliss that inspires transcendent experiences much like a drug induced phenomena. Tapping into different kinds of orgasmic pleasure enables you to radically enhance your evolution on many levels. Men & women will be separated for part of the workshop to learn specific techniques. Please arrive with a partner.
Kanso will be sharing his one rope techniques on creating mental and emotional space for deeper connection with your partner through the Japanese concept of Kokoro, which translates as ""letting the rope flow through heart, mind, and spirit"". Learn to avoid getting too caught up in complex forms and patterns, in order to better focus on sensing and responding through the rope, letting intuition and the subconscious set the flow. It's all about the journey, NOT the destination!
Wake up, wake in, and wake out. Shamanic Theater is a love child/hybrid of Relational Alchemy and Process Work. From a foundation of intimacy and community, we’ll play with embodying elemental forces, we’ll tap into the intelligence of our waking dreams, and we’ll explore a new way to engage life’s challenges, both personal and collective, with an air of play and wonder.
Love starts as a spark within, then ignites into warmth with others. Come on a journey of discovering how lovable you are, and how knowing that leads to love with others. We will use heart opening words, song, and touch to acknowledge our fears. We will discover our magnificence!