Turn Ons:The experience of emotional vulnerability, realism and escapism with the safety net of other supportive participants.
Turn Offs: The pre-dance chant. Not just because I don’t have a great singing voice but it’s awkward to chant mantras to gods I know nothing about nor am I sure I believe in.
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Happily Ever After
It’s amazing how emotional stuff stays stifled in the strata of our beings. We carry it around allowing its subtle and subconscious influences to affect our relationships and life choices. Imagine if we could unlock the negative, deep-seated emotions that deprive us of our power, joy, balance, creativity, love, and success? Through the Zodiac Dance Workshop our small, intimate group of women discovered the truth of Martha Graham’s words “The body says what words cannot”.
The workshop was facilitated by Sherene Schostack, M.A., (Jungian psychoanalyst, dancer and metaphysician) who created a nurturing, non-judgmental and supportive environment with group breathing exercises and mantra which helped unify our energies. After explaining how current planetary cycles (the zodiac) affect or trigger certain emotional issues, we brought that awareness into the sacred circle we formed within the candle-lit dance studio with covered mirrors. It was within that circle we took turns surrendering our emotions (both superficial and deep) through dance... pure, authentic, un-choreographed movement. So as Sherene’s iPod sequenced through an unpredictable playlist of everything from rock to R&B, we “spoke” through stillness, stomping, shrieking, flailing, grooving, crying, twirling, floating, laughing, leaping, crawling, wiggling and writhing. We expressed ourselves.
It’s amazing how one’s initial nerves soon give way to complete liberation, freedom and abandonment. Your own authentic movement becomes your bliss and you begin to “dance as though nobody’s is watching”--Mark Twain.