Why this is more than just a dance class…
There is a moment in the dance where you reach a place of total calm, tranquility and oneness with all that is. A presence so profound, so deeply nourishing and satisfying that you never want to leave. This is the place Gabrielle Roth referred to as ‘The Silver Desert.’ In this place our bodies, souls and spirits align. We open up to our sixth sense. We become clearer and more connected to ourselves and what we want in life.
At the beginning, we may just get glimmers of The Silver Desert. After more observation of the mind and its patterns, we can spend a little longer there. The chatter of the mind becomes less and less prominent and we can access this vast stillness more quickly and with less resistance.
All the stories we have ever told ourselves about being a certain way: being not enough, being too much, being too sensitive, being too shy, being too clumsy, being too unfit, being too self conscious, become void. These beliefs have a lesser grip on the psyche as we step outside of our comfort zones and begin to explore areas of the body that have been dormant. As we begin to trust and open these areas of the body, a sense of surrender arises. The less we try to control the movement, the more spirit can move us into healing the unconscious. The more we can get out of our own way, the more the energy surging through our bodies can reconnect us to a more positive set of beliefs and make us whole again.
Extending our time in this regenerative space enables us to weed out all the background noise and get right to the heart of what we most desire and how to achieve it. Sceptics are welcome to try this but the main focus is getting out of the way of the judgemental, analytical, logical, left brain and into a more creative, intuitive right brained modality.
“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?”