WHAT IS DANCE IN THE DARK®?
A gently guided space to be free in movement. You are invited to move in your own space, with closed or lowered eyes. In darkness, there is little visual stimulation, which allows us to drop deeper into an active meditation, finding our natural rhythm, calming and letting go of the mind. Of course, you can practice in light too. Listen to what you need. Dancing is scientifically proven to raise endorphins and serotonin which can boost your overall happiness and balance everyday mental health and stress levels. You can reach exhilarating and euphoric highs with your breath and your body. These sessions are a concoction of my training, qualifications and experiences. In my work I aim to honour and celebrate the influences and lineage that these practices and music come from.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?
The one hour online audio session is compiled of 4 stages:
- Guided warm up and intention setting
- Free flow dance
- Soothing sound healing in stillness.
- Grounding meditation, poetry or contemplation.
Move to a carefully selected setlist, curated with a themed intention. Focusing on deep electronic, experimental, rhythmic drumming, ambient and uplifting music from all areas of the globe.
TRY Dance in the dark® 30 minute taster session
WHAT IS MOVEMENT MEDITATION?
Dance has been used for centuries all over the world, as a way to connect, celebrate, release and feel. Many forms of dance in ritual and celebration have their origins in the African diaspora which spread to Latin America, Asia and Europe. The druids of Celtic tribes also used moving in this way for ceremony and ancient traditions which is depicted in mythology and folklore. Dance meditation can be cathartic and help build self awareness and growth. If you find seated meditation challenging, movement meditation could be for you. These sessions can be done seated or standing. People often come away feeling reformed, refreshed, with a sense of liberation, purpose and self empowerment.
DONATION A portion of my fees are donated to @blackmindsmatter.uk working towards breaking the stigma of mental health issues and providing black mental health resources and therapy for black trauma. ‘Treating mental health must be a priority in the fight for equality and welfare of black people in the UK.’