Dancemantra Dance Collective – regular workshops in Horsham and Handcross.
Sacred Space for Women to Share and Express
When Kathryn Premshakti Varley’s initiative to share the holding of space for healing dance came into being, I was delighted to join her in this venture. Since Dancemantra started in 2017, it has spontaneously developed into a sacred space where women come to share, be supported, and dance together to weave the rich tapestry of their lives into expression.
Conscious dance is a deeply healing and freeing experience. All that is needed is to be present to how you are feeling, and let it flow from your heart through your dance. There is a trust and openness that happens when women come together to support each other, and that is what Dancemantra offers. (Nalini)
Both Kathryn and Nalini are experienced in holding sacred space and these sessions bring much joy and laughter. Their embodied yoga practices add a richness to the workshops, and often a deeply relaxing yoga nidra will complete the experience. There’s nothing else quite like it….
“Thank you for a wonderful morning of dance and yoga nidra. Every time it is a different experience and I take away new ideas and realisations. It is so enjoyable and revitalising, and unlike anything else” (Regular Dancemantra attendee)
Healing, Therapeutic Dance…
The body knows how to move, to express, to let go and release whatever is needed. Conscious dance is about authentic expression and freedom of movement in a safe environment, and touching our inner joy. It’s deep, it’s fun, it’s transformative. Touching in with the elements, the chakras, our Selves and our Mamma Earth, dancing consciously loosens old ways of being and brings us home to ourselves.
Right Here, Right Now! – Dance of Awareness and Yoga Nidra with Nalini
Sunday 11th October – 10.30am – 12.3opm
Handcross Parish Hall, High Street, Handcross, RH17 6BJ
The present moment is the only moment we have, and when we can let go of the past and the future to be here now, life takes on new meaning. We are having to truly practice this during the current crisis, and it’s a doorway into peace.
Dancing is a doorway to the present and this workshop will ease you into the moment with joy, awareness and a sense of being truly alive! Dance of Awareness invites us to move through old imprints and move into our authenticity, and into our life as it is right now.
Finding the spaces – weaving the moment.
The usual mix of safe space, great music and a lot of fun.
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£20 in advance, £25 on the door.
Rainbow Warrior Chakra Dance – with Kathryn
Tythe Barn, Pondtail Road, Horsham RH12 5JF
Your heart is the rhythm of your dance. An invitation for any body willing to have fun, enjoy moving to music. We will be opening to our Rainbow Warrior as we travel thru the energy centres of our Being, our own energetic system composed of wheels of light or energy, the Chakras.
‘What is ‘Dance of Awareness’ ?
Dance of Awareness is a free-flow approach to dance, movement and consciousness in which we feel our connection to ourselves, the earth and the world around us. When we move and dance with awareness, we experience our authenticity, our heartfelt desires and release places where we may have become stuck in patterns or habits that no longer serve us. Feeling into the body and allowing the mind to rest brings us into our felt sense from where we can touch our innate wisdom and joy.
The Dance of Awareness cycle embraces our developmental years through a ‘wave’ of movement and energy, inviting us to move through old imprints into new ways of being. We dance to explore, express, release and connect, and to come home to ourselves. We dance slowly, wildly, controlled or free – whatever feels right! We touch our chakras, the elements of earth, air fire, water and ether, and our joy as we engage in free-flow dance -it’s a healing and integrative practice that bring us deeply in touch with ourselves.
Come and join our growing community and experience this lovely way of moving and self-discovery
“I rediscovered dance while living in Italy when I started attending 5 Rhythms workshops and was delighted to find a way of dancing that fits in with who I am. Conscious dance opens me up to my Self in a way that nothing else does, giving me permission to express and to delight in who I am without judgments and conditioning getting in the way. It is a joy to dance with others who are open, curious and willing to experiment. Love it! Discovering Dance of Awareness and taking the training was amazing! Nalini x
“If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go”. Gabrielle Roth
“I did one of Nalini’s Dancemantra classes. I was apprehensive but curious beforehand. Nalini creates such a safe and relaxing atmosphere that I found the session to be a freeing and therapeutic experience. In fact I felt like I’d danced my heart out, had a therapy session and done a relaxation class by the end. I highly recommend it”! (Sarah Littleford, Pilates Instructor)