A Holistic Healing & Well-Being Practice
I loved Giri's Chakradance class. With her loving, serene presence, Giri created a beautiful space where my body, mind and soul were deeply nourished. It was great fun too and the music was amazing. Having arrived with a headache and low energy I left feeling refreshed, renewed and uplifted. Do yourself a favor and go - you couldn't find a better way to spend a few hours !
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ~Rumi
What is CHAKRADANCE® ?
CHAKRADANCE® is a well-being movement practice. It uses spontaneous dance, to specific chakra-resonant music, for the purpose of healing and re-tuning your whole energy system.
The purpose of Chakradance® is simple, if ambitious: to help you to more fully embody your soul.
At the heart of Chakradance® is the music. For all of us, the seven major chakras are the energetic gateways through which body, mind and spirit come together, literally embodying the soul.
In Chakradance® classes and courses, each of these seven chakras has its own unique body of wonderfully danceable music, resonating to its own specific vibrational frequencies.
On one level, Chakradance® can be experienced as a joyful affirmation of who you truly are. Using spontaneous dance, creativity and your imagination, it leads to an awakening, a discovery of your true self.
But at a deeper level, Chakradance® is also about healing and balance. By surrendering to the music of each chakra, we dance from the inside out and find ourselves awakening and healing ancient hurts; expressing – often for the first time – long-blocked emotions; and opening ourselves up to levels of spiritual connection higher than we ever thought possible.
This is what we mean when we describe Chakradance® as “rhythm for your soul”.
Think of it as a 'dynamic moving meditation to music'... or as 'the musical sister of yoga' (without the set-piece poses or asanas).
There is no right or wrong way to move your body. It’s a journey of self-discovery. Each chakra is explored through specific music, guided imagery and your own free, improvised dance, done in a candle-lit space with your eyes softly closed. This begins to activate inner experiences.
It’s almost like entering into a waking dream. You may see images in your mind’s eye while you are dancing or gain insights. You may also experience feelings, emotions or physical sensations. Most classes conclude with participants creating a personal mandala artwork, to help 'anchor' their experience and for their own personal use in reflecting on the class in the following days.
Chakradance® puts you in touch with the sacred within yourself. It helps you re-connect with your own soul, unique and beautiful. Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different worlds, seven different facets of your whole self, each with their own lessons, meanings and stories. As a practice, it helps you to feel more balanced, more joyful, and to radiate your own true colors out into the world.
Excerpt from http://www.chakradance.com