Dance Teaching 2018-05-30T04:46:40+00:00

“DANCE FIRST.  THINK LATER”

Movement Medicine is a dance practice, and an awareness practice. It invites us to dance deep into the experience of our own bodies. You need no prior experience, only a desire to dance and connect with your own wisdom and wildness. In movement we can learn to be inspired by the elements around us and within us, the Earth, the Water, the Air and Fire. Movement Medicine keeps bringing us back to the dancers that we are, and allows us to tap into the wisdom of our own bodies.

Each person is a dancer. Our bodies, even in stillness are dancing with life. The breath in and out of our lungs. The blood pumping round our bodies. Eating, sleeping, digesting… all of it is a dance with all of creation. And through Conscious Dance we can become more profoundly connected with Nature and with our own true nature.

Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan are the founders of Movement Medicine. I have been studying and dancing with them since 1999.  They are inspiring, encouraging and profoundly kind teachers, and my teaching has been deeply influenced by them.

  • They inspire me to love who I am right now and to become all I can be. And the dance can inspire you to love who you are right now and become all you can be.
  • They have encouraged me to step more deeply into faith in myself and in the whole of creation. The dance can encourage you to step into a deeper faith in yourself and your connection with all that is.
  • They have been profoundly kind to me in all sorts of journeys and challenges. The dance gives us tools and processes to grow our own kindness to ourselves, whatever life throws at us.

Week beginning 12th August is The Full Moon.

There will be lots of Movement Medicine.
Thursday (on the Full Moon itself) 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephen's Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)

Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB

Bernadeta and I will also be dancing on Monday mornings....
In the Sundial Garden in Inverleith Park.
The primary idea is (to dance outdoors obviously and) to attract people utterly new to dance!
However.... experienced dancers very welcome to come and wet their feet on the refreshing grass. This week it will only be Bernadeta <3

Gorgeous Moonrise photo by Anita van der Merwe
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Week beginning 12th August is The Full Moon.

There will be lots of Movement Medicine. 
Thursday (on the Full Moon itself) 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephens Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)

Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB

Bernadeta and I will also be dancing on Monday mornings....
In the Sundial Garden in Inverleith Park.
The primary idea is (to dance outdoors obviously and) to attract people utterly new to dance!
However.... experienced dancers very welcome to come and wet their feet on the refreshing grass. This week it will only be Bernadeta

 

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Wow! Thank you Catherine, I think I have a tune that goes with the moon 🌝 xx

Paula Satherley- another option for you tonight? X

Inspiring and beautifulL’Appel à la Danse est une série de documentaires sur les danses à travers le monde. Le pilote à été réalisé… ... See MoreSee Less

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Week beginning 5th August is Lammas/Lughnasash/ Summer Cross-Quarter Festival.... Ripening fruits… First Grain Harvest…. The themes of this festival are Gratitude….. Ripening… Softening… and Patience for the rest of the year.

There will be lots of Movement Medicine.
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephen's Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB

Bernadeta and I will also be dancing on Monday mornings....
In the Sundial Garden in Inverleith Park.
The primary idea is (to dance outdoors obviously) and to attract people utterly new to dance!
However.... experienced dancers very welcome to come and wet their feet on the refreshing grass. This week it will only be Bernadeta <3

The beautiful image is by Gustav Klimt
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Week beginning 5th August is Lammas/Lughnasash/ Summer Cross-Quarter Festival.... Ripening fruits… First Grain Harvest….  The themes of this festival are Gratitude….. Ripening… Softening… and Patience for the rest of the year.

There will be lots of Movement Medicine. 
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephens Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB

Bernadeta and I will also be dancing on Monday mornings....
In the Sundial Garden in Inverleith Park.
The primary idea is (to dance outdoors obviously) and to attract people utterly new to dance!
However.... experienced dancers very welcome to come and wet their feet on the refreshing grass. This week it will only be Bernadeta

 

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Ahhh, beautiful! I will miss you tomorrow dearly, it was such a fun to do it together. Glad there is the week after, yeah! XX

What a stunning image!! 💜

Movement Medicine in Edinburgh, week beginning 29th July.
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephen's Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB

We will also be dancing on Monday mornings....
In the Sundial Garden in Inverleith Park.
Thee primary idea is (to dance outdoors obviously) and to attract people utterly new to dance!
However.... experienced dancers very welcome to come and wet their feet on the refreshing grass. <3
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Movement Medicine in Edinburgh, week beginning 29th July. 
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephens Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB

We will also be dancing on Monday mornings....
In the Sundial Garden in Inverleith Park.
Thee primary idea is (to dance outdoors obviously) and to attract people utterly new to dance!
However.... experienced dancers very welcome to come and wet their feet on the refreshing grass.

Movement Medicine in Edinburgh, week beginning 22nd July.
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephen's Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB
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Movement Medicine in Edinburgh, week beginning 22nd July. 
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephens Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB

Movement Medicine in Edinburgh, week beginning 15th July. Loving the city in its summer garb.....
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephen's Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JB
... See MoreSee Less

Movement Medicine in Edinburgh, week beginning 15th July. Loving the city in its summer garb.....
Thursday 7.30 - 9pm Bernadeta Zyla is teaching in St Stephens Stockbridge Community Centre, St Stephens Street (at bottom of St Vincent St)
Friday 7.30 - 9.30 Catherine Wright is teaching in Stockbridge House,
Cheyne St., EH4 1JBImage attachmentImage attachment
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