Dance in the dark

WHAT IS DANCE IN THE DARK?

Firm Feet’s Dance in the dark sessions can be a part of your regular meditation, dance or bodywork practice. There is nothing to learn or follow, it is simply a space to dance. Nobody is watching you. There is no judgement and no right or wrong. Dance in the dark sessions are set in a warm, lowly-lit, atmospheric and calming environment. You are invited to move in your own space, barefoot, with closed or with lowered eyes. In darkness, there is no visual stimulation, which allows us to drop deeper into meditation, finding our natural rhythm, calming and letting go of the mind.

ACTIVE MEDITATION

As we work on our bodies we are able to focus on a balanced mental and physical well being. Movement is a crucial stage of healing and personal development. People often come away feeling reformed, with a sense of liberation, purpose and self empowerment. Firm Feet sessions focus on the self, going inward, enquiring inside and are considered a movement or active meditation. Dancing is scientifically proven to raise endorphins and serotonin which can boost your overall happiness and balancing everyday mental health. Dance strengthens the body, is a great low cardio vascular exercise, enhances balance, flexibility and agility and can even improve sleep, stress.

LOST IN MUSIC

Dance is used creatively, therapeutically and recreationally to help let go of things we no longer want or need. You often hear people comment about how they are going to ‘lose it on the dance floor’ or ‘get lost in the music’. Each session will feature a carefully selected playlist designed to tap into different moods and emotions which can enable catharsis and create freedom of the body and mind. Focusing on deep electronic, experimental, drumming, ambient and uplifting music from every corner of the globe. You can reach exhilarating and euphoric highs through music, breath and your body.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Dancing in low lighting and a meditative space. Great music. Barefeet. Silent dancing. Some time for yourself.

AM Morning Meditation sessions are invigorating and we often dance in natural light. You can close your eyes to go further inward.

PM Dance in the dark sessions, we dance with as little light as possible, to drop deeply into meditation.

Bring friends, a water bottle and loose and layered clothing.

Sessions

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Dance in the dark

 Sunday 17th March 6.30-8.15pm

Paper Dress Yoga, 352a Mare Street, E8 1HR


Dance in the dark At Work.Life Fields Fest

Thursday 21st March 5.30-6.30pm

Work.Life, Mentmore Terrace, London Fields, E8 3DQ


Dance in the dark

Saturday 30th March 2-3.30pm

Sadhana Yoga Studio, Dalston, E8 2FR


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About


CHARLIE BOYD

I am keen to use my knowledge and experiences as a way of helping others. I started to understand myself better with the learning of Macrobiotic healing arts: a blend or Taoist methodology, Traditional Chinese medicine healing system and cooking in rhythm with your body. Movement, self expression and creativity became integral for me. After years of eating distress and a disconnect from my body, I was experiencing regular migraines and chronic health issues. This was a wake up and I began to enquire deeper into myself. I experimented with alternative practices, herbal and plant medicines. With an overall practice of eating in season and according to my body’s needs, I became more in tune with myself and my environment. I started listening to my body, expressing myself more with music, meditation and dance. My body became more balanced, my mind calmer and my physical issues began to shift and change and slowly disperse.

I am a singer and songwriter working on a few projects and in a duo, called HAMARTIA (listen to us on Spotify if you like). I have trained in Organic Horticulture and gardening. I have worked in various community and environmental projects in and around London. I co-run yoga, dance and whole food nutrition retreats in various locations around the world.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES

MOVEMENT 

EAD™ teacher training.  

SCHOOL OF ECSTATIC MOVEMENT, HEREFORDSHIRE

Do-in Exercise of Physical & spiritual development

INTERNATIONAL MACROBIOTIC SCHOOL, DEVON & INSTITUTO MACROBIOTICO DE PORTUGAL

Saha Roots – Hatha & Yin Yoga, Movement & Whole Food retreat Facilitator

PORTUGAL & IRELAND

WELL BEING

Macrobiotic Coach. Levels 1, 2 & 3 . Oriental diagnosis, Eastern philosophy, healing & cooking, the classical meridian system, coaching & counselling skills.

INTERNATIONAL MACROBIOTIC SCHOOL DEVON & INSTITUTO MACROBIOTICO DE PORTUGAL

City & Guilds Work Based Organic Horticulture.

ORGANIC LEA COMMUNITY GROWERS, CHINGFORD

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

London Ievolve & foundation Course. Wholefood nutrition, bodywork practices, communication and self-expression

CONCORD INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES

Contact

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