The wild grace and passionate fun of free form dancing changed my life.
Dancing free led me to explore inner landscapes of creative, psychological and sacred experience as I journeyed through the territory of major grief and loss.
Now, nothing excites me more than supporting others in discovering the deep wellsprings of healing and creativity that restore the whole person, body, mind, emotions and spirit. How could I not share this with others? As an elder teacher of the dancing path, I have facilitated ecstatic and conscious dance events, across the country, for over 30 years.
Bringing the healing benefits of creative dance to prisons, hospitals, mental health centers, cancer survivorship programs, retreat centers, universities and substance abuse centers has been my greatest joy.
I love learning and my deepening commitment to investigating dance/movement and somatic studies led me to a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Arizona State University, a certification in the Bill Evans, Laban-Bartenieff, approach to dance, and study with remarkable teachers including Anna Halprin, Barbara Mettler, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and many others. Coming to dance very late in life, I had no idea that I’d end up teaching and performing in Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii.
All these rich experiences have deepened my devotion to the exploration of creativity and its transpersonal and interpersonal dimensions. I think that’s why I love teaching. It’s a conduit for empowering others. My facilitations are based on the notion that expressive body movement is a basic human need and I offer classes, workshops, trainings and retreats in Integrative Brain Dance, Chakra Dance, Radiant Health Yoga®, and Holistic Dance Improvisation.
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