Sacred Body & Sacred Dance
What is Sacred Dance? Sacred Dance has nothing to do with any specific dance style, culture or body techniques. It is about connecting the dancer’s Mind, Body and Spirit to a higher source. Whether it is a Structured Dance or a Conscious Dance the main outcome should be for the dancer to feel spiritually uplifted.
Since the beginning of time dance has been incorporated in every culture for healing, rituals and celebrations. Dance is a form of self-expressing; it can tell a story or express how you feel. Dance can help our physical body by releasing old energy that no longer serves us. Dance can have an intention and help us on our path.
In the book Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance by Iris J. Stewart, she explores the history of women in ritual dance – from ancient to modern. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is a comprehensive study that reveals how dance can be brought back into our spiritual practice.
In Part One, “In the Beginning was the Dance,” Stewart explains how worship of the Goddess was a fundamental part of dance. In the old religions of the Middle East, India, China, Japan, Africa and Greece, the Goddess herself may have been a dancer. In India, Sarasvasti, Goddess of Learning and Wisdom, is depicted with a lute. In Hawaii, Pele, Goddess of Volcanoes, is patron of the dance.
In the ancient world, images represented women as dancers, instrumentalists and singers. Priestesses played a unique role. As nurses, oracles and midwives, they worked with song and rhythmic dance to heal and transform. For festivals they wore special costumes, jewelry, amulets, veils, girdles and headdresses to embody greater powers. Over time, the priestly castes became the keepers of ceremony, and women’s devotional dances were relegated to provocative spectacle.
In February 2011 I had the great pleasure and honor of attending a 4 Day Sacred Dance Facilitator Training. During these 4 days I explored who I was and how to integrate dance into my life and teach it to other individuals. Dolores will be having monthly classes for Sacred Dance; each month there will be a different focus.
6 Hour Sacred Body & Sacred Dance Workshop in October This Workshop is CLOSED NEXT ONE TBA
From 10am until 4 pm for a 6 Hour Sacred Body and Sacred Dance Workshop! (LMT’s can receive 6 Florida & National CE’s)
Location will be hosted at the Golden Lotus Yoga Studio located at: 1530 S.E. 16th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33990
Call Dolores to Register at 239-826-6960 or signup on her website at www.naturescycles.com
“Those who have learned to connect with themselves and Mother Earth; are individuals who take the time to engage in retreats and activities that complete their whole being”
Download Brochure here Sacred Bodypdf