There are lots of good reasons for Dancing with Life…

Dancing is Fun

You can just put on your favourite music and let your body move whatever way it wants to. And there you are… you are already dancing! Dancing with other people is such a joy. We inspire one another. We connect with one another. Our bodies come alive when we dance with other bodies.

Dancing for the Body

Movement really can be Medicine for all sorts of things. Led by the music, with no effort, only pleasure, our heart rate goes up and we get hot and sweaty and let our bodies ROCK! We really can bring healing to stiffness, even pain.

Dancing for the Soul

Our bodies keep the score. As we move, with our awareness inside the body, we unlock the wisdom and secrets that are literally held in our muscles, in our bones, in our organs.
In the dance, our bodies talk…. and in the dance we learn to listen. What a revelation!

Dancing is Fun

You can just put on your favourite music and let your body move whatever way it wants to. And there you are… you are already dancing! Dancing with other people is such a joy. We inspire one another. We connect with one another. Our bodies come alive when we dance with other bodies.

Dancing for the Body

Movement really can be Medicine for all sorts of things. Led by the music, with no effort, only pleasure, our heart rate goes up and we get hot and sweaty and let our bodies ROCK! We really can bring healing to stiffness, even pain.

Dancing for the Soul

Our bodies keep the score. As we move, with our awareness inside the body, we unlock the wisdom and secrets that are literally held in our muscles, in our bones, in our organs.
In the dance, our bodies talk…. and in the dance we learn to listen. What a revelation!

Dancing with life works better than fighting with life

Life can be immensely challenging. Sometimes it feels as if we wrestle with it… can even be defeated by it. Have you ever felt that? The metaphor of Dancing with Life invites in creativity and flexibility and finding the steps that match whatever comes our way. And the practice of dancing in an embodied way helps us connect with the rhythms of life.

Maya Angelou says

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

This is true. When we dance, we learn to move with that rhythm, not against it.

About Me

In the years I have been on the planet, I have studied all kinds of things, and been in service in many ways. I have a Ph.D in the philosophy of mind, and I taught philosophy in both the USA and in Scotland. I have been an ante natal teacher. I am now lucky enough to be a celebrant. And I work in conflict resolution and mediation. For many years I have enjoyed working as a coach, supervisor and trainer in people skills.

Life can be a profound joy. And it can be a hard business. I have learned over the years that some of how I feel is my own choice. And in times when it feels utterly beyond me to choose, I have found all sorts of wonderful people and tools to support myself not to sink into bitterness.

In 1999, I found Conscious Dance as a spiritual practice and path. Since then, I have qualified as a teacher and facilitator in Movement Medicine. The wisdom we can access through our bodies has woven itself into everything I do. In all of my work and study, my intention is to more fully understand myself, and our shared humanity.