There’s a tribal saying, “If you can move, you can dance.” Dance is something we all have in common, like a heartbeat. And like a heartbeat, dance can help us come alive and activate our dreams, integrating and energizing them internally and externally.
This topic has a special place in my heart because I know the true value that dance can bring to life success and thriving workshop facilitation events.
I have had a lifetime devotion to dance: first as a dancer myself, then as a co-owner/director/primary teacher of a 500-pupil ballet school. And for the past 13 years, I have been helping my participants clear old energies out of their lives, activate what they want to bring into being, and integrate their learning in a very dynamically powerful way. If these actions are not experienced through the body, they are only partially accomplished.
Dance is a natural expression of emotion for us all. Toddlers dance to enlivening music, dogs dance when their “peeps” come home, our hearts dance with joy, and even leaves and trees dance in the wind. Dance can be structured, certainly. Yet the most natural dance of the body is what I call “expressive or conscious dance” –movements that are inspired from within.
Structured dance develops consciousness from the outside in. Dancers see and hear the instruction and apply it to their bodies, creating the appropriate dance shape, form, and timing. This increases the dancers physical coordination, their patterned thinking ability, and their capacity for “harmonic synergy” (which I call the level of consciousness required to coordinate physical movement in time to the music, expanding the brain’s ability to effectively function on multiple levels at once.)
Expressive/conscious dance works in the opposite direction–from the inside out. It connects to the wellspring of creativity in the inner landscape of the dancer and then brings that ability to the outer world, increasing the capacity for creative problem solving, innovation, and personal expression. I have discovered that free movement brings into the physical realm the energy of the intent on a spiritual, emotional, and intellectual level.
Expressive dance takes the dancer away from the security of knowing the steps, so it is important to create a safe environment for personal expression where any possible feelings of self-consciousness and fear of judgment are replaced by comfort with expressing their deepest feelings and essence.
If you want to free your thinking, increase your creativity, free a block in your life, or fully enliven your creation intentions, you literally need to move in new ways. Finding new movements shifts your energy. Riding the rhythmic musical wave while dancing moves you into a trance state, allowing access to the inner realms and awareness not found in ordinary reality. Dance can be used for increasing personal expression, opening to creative insight, connecting to the Divine within, and accessing deep levels of soul transformation.
Because your body forms the container for your personal connection to all of the elements, when you rhythmically move it, with conscious intent, you are literally moving all the elemental realms at once, which activates your intention. With rhythmic movement you activate: 1) your earthen physical container, 2) your watery emotional energy, 3) your mental air realm, 4) your fiery life force, and 5) your spiritual soul essence expression. Comprising the fundamental forces –Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit– your body provides you with a portal to the core essence of creation.
Without movement and the fiery energy it creates, the physical body becomes stagnant and lacks life force. Dance provides an exceptional way to ignite your life force and generate energy. As a teacher/facilitator, dance is hands-down the most potent workshop tool I use to help people clear old energies, activate their creation intentions, and integrate anything they’ve learned. Even though I appreciate and love many other forms of movement and lots of other facilitation tools, for me dance provides the most powerful and consistent results.
Over the next 3 weeks I’m hosting three different events using my special magic power tool of dance to help you personally and professionally. First, if you are looking for a powerful way to help your workshop participants jump start their progress, I hope you will join me for my one-day virtual workshop, Dance the Body Divine Facilitator Training, on Saturday, Jan 26, from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern, where I will share some of my most vital secrets that can help you be even more effective as a facilitator. This content-rich and activation-packed online training, with slide presentations, will offer you my secrets to creating great results for your participants – whether you are new to facilitating or have years of experience.
If you want to find out how to implement these remarkable tools, then join me on January 26 for a powerful skill building facilitator training and start taking your participants and business to the next level! Replays will be available of the entire program if you have to miss any portion.
I love helping other facilitators increase their ability to help people embody their trainings and activate their creation abilities. This course is packed with information and activations. I would love to share my secrets with you. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Then, on Feb 9 and 16 I’ll be hosting the “Sacred Dance of Money”. Feb 9 will be an in-person training here in Atlanta and I’ll be doing the same program on Feb 16 online (with replay). Dance can help you shake out your money blocks and move into more financial flow. FIND OUT MORE HERE.