Sweet Shakti Source
Next class September 29
2:00 to 3:30 pm
$25 online (available until Sept 28)
$30 Cash at the door
Location in mid-town Manhattan (address given upon registering)
Sweet Shakti Source – Ecstatic SEA Bellydance Drop In Class in NYC
Our female bodies are portals into the Mystery !
For women with no-to-pro dance experience
Sensual Embodied Awakening Bellydance (SEA Bellydance) is an invitation to dive into the depths of a living SEA of love through the powerful shamanic roots of bellydance.
This is not a typical dance class. In this introductory class you will enter into a space that is a re-visioning of the mystical healing temples of old, where abiding in the blessed enchanted world and relating as our highest selves soothes our hearts and lifts our spirits.
We will start with some stretching and a relaxed inquiry into the deep well of wisdom that lives and breathes as the body Temple. With sensitive guidance and inspired narrative, bellydance teacher and embodied awakening guide Tara Star will invite you through mystical doorways that we will hold open with our intention for the imaginal realms to appear. The intention is to be available for the Mystery beyond the veils of illusion to dance us.
We will explore the simple Sacred Shapes of bellydance to raise our vibrational intelligence to release tensions and rejuvenate. The Sacred Shapes of Bellydance awaken different aspects of Shakti energies and are similar to energy cultivation practices such as tai chi or yoga.
You will feel Shakti energies rise up from inside the depths of your own being and together we will discover how these potent shapes hold those energies between us. You will feel the power of the Mystery evoked through the dance and you will find yourself swimming in the currents of life that animate the world.
We end with some time to connect and share our experiences.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Ecstatic SEA Bellydance is participatory and interactive. We will be sharing conscious dialogue, healing touch (i.e. shoulder massage) and simple movement and dance.
Wear comfortable clothes to move in that also feels fun and a bit dressy! You do not need to show your belly. I suggest yoga leggings with a long skirt on top.
For this special event, all women are welcome. No experience necessary, only the desire to reconnect with your deepest self, a curiosity to explore the Mystery, and the openness to share with others in an intentional circle of spiritual intimacy, trust, and support.
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
There will be incense and aromatherapy oils used.
Please refrain from alcohol, too much caffeine (you know your limits!) and other intoxicants.
It will be a delight to dance with You!
Bellydance: Ancient Roots and Modern Miracles
Bellydance is one of the oldest sacred dance practices in the world. Today it is most often seen as entertainment, exercise, an expression of ethnic traditions and a creative modality for emerging new art.
Bellydance also offers a potent spiritual path infused with sensuality, beauty, depth and transformation.
At its core bellydance is a celebration of the creative principle. In ancient times, the feminine form was recognized to be the embodiment of the giver of life and bellydance was a way of honoring and evoking the creative force of the universe.