The potential for escape, healing, and growth is there; it is available to everyone with a body.
Instead of focusing on how the body looks, shift focus to what it can do. It can breathe, it can move in space, it can connect you to another human being.
By exploring the potential of your body in movement, you can build physical strength.
Empowering the body will create physical resilience, your lungs will be completely ventilated, your heart will be flexible to different heart rates; these are medical indicators for health.
With an empowered mind one gets self-confidence, self-belief, and courage to realize their dreams. When you are familiar with exploration, you are not afraid of failure but use every opportunity to learn, grow, and expand possibilities.
When you understand your space and capacity, when you have a strong center to come back to, you find mental resilience. Being able to navigate change without losing connection to your values is stabilizing in times of transitions.
In a fast-moving world that is always changing, this is an essential skill to remain peaceful, calm, and content.
I tried yoga. I tried Pilates. I tried ballet.
They all felt sub-optimal. Unsatisfying for me.
They didn’t suit my personality or character. And I definitely didn’t feel “at home” there.
I was busy trying to get the pose right. To look good.
Yet I was craving movement that felt good and stimulated my mind just enough to let go of busy thoughts.
Playing with possibilities of movement and focusing on what the body is doing, breathing, moving, co-ordinating, without an ideal pose or style of movement to achieve.
Often, I would put on music at home to just dance freely, but I missed direction.
I realised the power of letting go and allowing someone else to give the impulse. This is when you can be more in the moment and go deeper. The connection with others helps you to develop beyond what you would alone.
In my classes, when I say, “make circles and spirals with your elbow,” the task is specific, but the exact movement is not. Each person can be led by their elbow to move in their own way, immersing themselves in the moment and finding their own flow.
After being led in a creative dance session, I felt lighter. Rebalanced and recentred. I had cleared my mind and found a deep sense of satisfaction.
That’s what I want to open up for you too.
There aren’t many opportunities in life to explore freedom of movement.
If you feel inspired and curious to play in your creative self-expression, I am here for you. I see you, I hear you, and I want YOU in my classes!