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. Simply a space to be, a place to dance and move without judgement. You are invited to move in your own space, barefoot, 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. 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.
MOVEMENT MEDITATION Through the ages, dancing has been a way for self-expression, spirituality, healing and ceremony all over the world. Dance has been used for centuries as a way to connect, celebrate, release and feel. It can be very cathartic and can uncover and resolve subconscious findings which helps build self awareness and growth. If you find seated meditation and stillness difficult and you have a lot of stuck energy waiting to be released, a movement meditation could be just 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. Firm Feet® sessions focus on the self, going inward and enquiring inside. Moving your mind and body can help you reset, refocus and recharge. I will guide you into the dance with different warm up and breathing techniques and help you arrive back in your bodies with a grounding meditation after some soothing sound healing at the end of each session.
FRESH MUSIC I create a carefully selected playlist for every session with a different theme. 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 all areas of the globe. You can reach exhilarating and euphoric highs through music, breath and your body. I am always digging in the vaults for brand new, old and interesting music. The setlist will always be fresh. JOIN HERE
A FEW WORDS FROM CHARLIE
These sessions are a concoction of my training, qualifications and experiences with EAD movement, Macrobiotic practitioner training, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Non-Violent Communication, Do-in meridian exercises, Sound Healing, music production and DJ-ing. In my work I aim to honour and celebrate the influences and lineage that my practices and the music I use have come from.
A portion of my fees are donated to @blackmindsmatter.uk – the organisation work 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.’ I provide my sound sessions at a sliding scale based with a needs based approach to money and what you can afford.
Much Love Charlie x
You can now practice Firm Feet’s Dance in the dark® in your own home. I create and release a new 1 hour audio session every week, subscribe HERE.
Want to try Dance in the dark®? Here’s a 30 minute taster session for you to move to.