“The workshop enabled me not only to express feelings and tap into the resource of women’s traditions, but to experience a cathartic re-envisioning of my life.”-Anna Jacus
“Body chanting in circle”-Teresa D’Angelo
Moving Mandala/Body Chanting/Sacred Geometry Dances
You are invited to dance in community- traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur.
We will use the traditional dances as a platform for heightening awareness of body/self, self to community and self to cosmos. We will examine the dances on multiple levels to indulge in these connections. The expressive and improvisational aspects of Dance/Movement Therapy will support further exploration such as sensations, images, feelings, and stories in order to deepen and expand our experience.
Our dances will reconnect us into an ancient way of honoring the earth's rhythms. We will seek not only guidance from the dances but from those who created these dances, the ancestors of the dances. The wisdom of the ancient ones are held within the dances. As we attentively dance and plug into this wisdom we reweave ourselves into the time honored web of life.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life and celebration!
Mother-Daughter Circle of Discovery
Where: Beacon of Light Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY 845-202-3515
When: Sunday May 13, 2018
Cost: Mother-daughter pair-$40; Additional daughter-$15
Join us for a special Mother’s Day celebration where mother’s and daughters have the opportunity to nurture bonds of joy, connection, and awareness through creative art therapy based activities. Through dance, collage, ritual, and guided reflection, we will weave a circle of discovery, fun, and healing for both mother and daughter. As intentions, hopes, and dreams are shared- we will strengthen bonds of womanhood with grace, strength, and empowerment.
This event will be the into monthly Girl to Goddess groups.
MARCH 18-20 2016
PURE LOVE Conference
O+ Festival in Kingston, NY
NE Women's Herbal Conference
The 28th Annual New England Womens Herbal Conference
Honoring the Wisdom of Our Ancestors August 28th ~ 30th, 2015
FEBRUARY 14-VDAY 2015
VDAY #1Billion Rising Benefit for the Women of the Grace Smith House
This is healing arts/performing arts/embodied arts event with all proceeds going to the local domestic violence shelter, The Grace Smith House.
Sacred Earth Festival
September 7 Sunday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Fall, NY 11 to 6 Free Admission
PURE ECHO Conference
The second annual PURE Bellydance Conference will take place in New York City from August 29th to September 1st