Expressive Movement is a somatic meditation, enabling a greater sense of presence and freedom. With music, and through a moving mindfulness practice, we are able to activate conscious awareness, creative action and authentic connection. The five phase practice, founded by Sian Palmer (@dancingsian) begins with a gentle warm up, and then moves through a deeper listening into our present experience, expressing what is moving through us, and then releasing, dreaming into new possibilities, and finally opening to a sense of integration.
#ThursdayExpressions is your weekly invitation to dance online. I teach on the second Thursday each of month, alongside a team of facilitators. In this hour-long class, I will guide you to follow your body’s way through an Expressive Movement Wave using a curated music set. These weekly classes have been hosted since Expressive Movement’s conception in 2009 and are home to a growing community of dancers.
Join us online to dance in real time every Thursday at 6:30pm SAST (4:30pm UTC). All are welcome. No previous experience is needed. We were made to dance.
Investment: R60 Scholarship Rate R100 Full Exchange; R140 Sponsoring you and a Scholarship dancer.
Bookings: Quicket https://qkt.io/aOvfeC
Platform: Zoom (After registering, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation with the relevant login details)
By registering you commit to our core agreements of:
1. Participation: We are here to dance. No spectating please. Stay present, stay in the room, stay in movement. Modify your movement "volume" according to your energy needs. Movement can be super small and detailed or big and bold and everything in-between. There is no right or wrong way to dance.
2. Video on: Just like on an in-person dance floor, we want to feel and connect with everyone. If you don't want to be on screen, direct your camera at something else in your dance space - a picture on the wall, some flowers, a candle.
To find out more about Expressive Movement, to meet your dance facilitators and to stay informed about other Expressive Movement offerings, visit the EM website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook. See you on the dance floor!