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

Dancing in low lighting and a meditative space. Invigorating music. Barefeet. Silent dancing. Time for yourself.

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

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

Bring a water bottle and wear loose and layered clothing.

Sessions

A space to share knowledge & experiences relating to eating distress and body image issues.


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE


EVERY WEDNESDAY 10-11.15am from June

Mental Health Awareness week – Pay As You Feel

The Hall, 2 Victory Parade, East Village, E20 1FS


Friday 7th June May 8-10pm

With FREE Kibbo Kombocha

Psychedlic Society, 8 Mackintosh Lane, E9 6AB


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, N4, Centre17, Chat’s Palace, Hackney. Jackson’s Lane, Sadhana Yoga, Paper Dress Yoga, Discobarre studio.

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 run Firm Feet® where I facilitate Dance in the dark, movement meditation sessions at various venues around London including The Psychedlic Society, Yonder, Paper Dress Yoga, Sadhana Yoga and The Hall. I hold one to one coaching sessions on  on I co-run Women’s workshops where we integrate storytelling, movement, yoga, dance, ceramics and whole food nutrition retreats in Ireland and Portugal.

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.


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.