Dance

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 be, a place to dance without judgement. Nobody is watching you. The 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 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.

MOVE & MEDITATE

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. Moving your mind and body can help you reset, refocus and recharge. Dancing is scientifically proven to raise endorphins and serotonin which can boost your overall happiness and balance everyday mental health and stress levels. Dance strengthens the body, is a great low cardiovascular exercise, enhances balance, flexibility and agility and can even improve sleep.

LOST IN MUSIC

Each session will feature a carefully selected playlist. The movement can enable you to release stagnation, 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?

Low lighting. A meditative space. Invigorating music. Barefeet. Silent dancing. Time for yourself.

AM MINDFUL MOVEMENT – An uplifting and invigorating dance in natural light to boost your day. You can close your eyes to go further inside.

PM DANCE IN THE DARK – during these popular sessions, we dance with as little light as possible, to drop deeply into meditation.

LITTLE FEET – For parents and little people up to 6 years old.

Sessions

Dance in the dark  Monthly – Friday 6th December 7-9pm 

The Psychedlic Society, 8 Mackintosh Lane, E9 6AB


SHARE – Peer support group for eating disorders, body images issues and body dysmorphia.

Wednesday 30th October 5-7pm  – NO charge 

Leyton Library, The Lighthouse Room

These sessions are about trust, support, sharing and mutual learning. The intention of the group is not to give advice or counsel but to listen, learn and provide a sounding board for one another.


Waltham Forest Conscious Care Community 

Dance in the dark  Every Wednesday (except last of the month) 1.30pm

Walthamstow Scout Hut, Wood Street. No charge. Drop in.


Little Feet will be back at The Hall in 2020


PREVIOUS VENUES & EVENTS

Women’s Worth Workshops, Cork Ireland

Breaking Convention 2017 Psychedelic Conference

Saha Roots Retreats, Aljezur, Portugal – Yoga, Movement & Wholefoods

Green Lens Studios. Centre17. Chat’s Palace. Jackson’s Lane, Sadhana Yoga, Paper Dress Yoga. Discobarre studio. Lifespace. Time to change campaign. Gnome House. The Hall.  The Psychedlic Society.

Replenish

Are you having a hard time finding balance in your life? Do you suffer from body image or dysmorphia issues? Eating distress and eating disorders? Ongoing health issues? Do you want to boost your mood and find a better way of living? Or do you simply want to have a better relationship with your body and crave balance?

I offer one to one body awareness coaching sessions, drawing on my own life experiences and qualifications in traditional healing systems, movement and integral thinking.

We will weave in simple approaches to your routine, that can have a really positive outcome on nurturing your relationship with your body and mind. We will enquire into your bodies needs and look at ways of creating balance. Observing how you can communicate with yourself in a positive way and releasing negative thought patterns.

During the first coaching session, we will work together discussing your lifestyle, emotional, dietary and behavioural patterns. We will take a deeper look at how they are integrated, questioning what is serving you and what is preventing you from sustaining overall well being.

My sessions have helped clients achieve the following:

  • Sustain overall wellbeing
  • Transform your relationship with yourself and your body
  • Stabilise emotional, mental and physical health
  • Release stagnation in the mind and body
  • Body positivity and sustained balance

Complimentary 15 minute phone call – An informal chat to discuss your intention and how we could work together in a unique way that suits you.

Please contact me for more information.

About


CHARLIE BOYD

I am keen to use my knowledge and experiences as a way of helping others. After years of eating distress/disorders, body image issues 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. I have a particular interest in using movement to stabilise everyday mental health. I started to understand myself better with the learning of Macrobiotic healing arts: a blend of Taoist methodology, Traditional Chinese medicine healing system and cooking in rhythm with your body. Movement, self expression and creativity became integral for me. 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 combine my deep love for music and movement in Firm Feet® Dance in the dark sessions. Facilitating in corporate, mental health and community venues including; Time to change campaign, The Psychedelic Society and Lifespace healing. I have a particular interest in using movement to stabilise everyday mental health. I trained in EAD™movement method, Macrobiotic healing arts and Organic horticulture and worked in various community and environmental projects in London. I offer Firm Feet® Replenish one-to-one personal development sessions and Firm Feet® Share – helping people with eating disorders and body image issues. In 2019 I started tutoring Mindfulness through dance at the City & Hackney Recovery College. I co-founded the social prescribing initiative – Waltham Forest Conscious Care Community, providing complementary alternative activities for those in the community who need a boost.

I am a singer and songwriter and training as a Sound Healing Voice Practitioner. In music I work on a few projects acoustic lo-fi band called HAMARTIA (listen to us on Spotify if you like). I co-produce a project The Inside – we write deep, meditative experimental music for deep listening experiences.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES

MOVEMENT 

EAD™ teacher training.  

SCHOOL OF ECSTATIC MOVEMENT, HEREFORDSHIRE

Do-in Exercise of Physical & spiritual development

INTERNATIONAL MACRO SCHOOL, DEVON INSTITUTO MACROBIOTICO DE PORTUGAL

Women’s Worth & Saha Roots – Storytelling, Yin Yoga, Movement, ceramics & whole food retreat and workshop facilitation.

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.  Nutrition, bodywork practices, communication and self-expression

CONCORD INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES

Contact

Say Hello or for more information on sessions and consultations.