Movement Medicine Dancing for liberation
What is Movement Medicine?
A guided conscious dance
Intention and transformation
Dancing for yourself
Meditation in motion
Movement Medicine, formerly known as Dance Medicine, is a practice of conscious dance. I see conscious dance as a fusion of dance and meditation. It's a form of bodily expression that develops self-awareness through movement.
A guided conscious dance
Dance is free in the sense that there is generally no movement to reproduce, no choreography. However, this does not mean that there is no framework. The teacher gives structure to the workshop through guidance (instructions) and music. I propose intentions, explorations and inspirations that support and orient the movement. These are all invitations to try out new ways of feeling and sensing one's body. It's all about breaking out of unconsciously repeated patterns and habits.
A space in which I can take the freedom to dance for myself. Forgetting all that's going on around me (even the music) to explore my world. It's a time and a space for myself.
According to its creators
In this video, Y'Aacov and Susannah Darling Khan, co-creators of Movement Medicine, explain what it's all about with some footage filmed during a workshop.
Click to go to the School of Movement Medicine website.
A movement towards freedom
Freeing our dances from value judgments: no good movement, just the one that's there. The dance I can dance today. It may not be as aesthetic as I'd hoped. But it's right.
Improvise in a real dance hall, without worrying about what others around you might think. An interlude in a life that's 100 miles an hour and always with its head on the handlebars.
3. Intention and transformation
Dance my dance until it changes. The movement of the body induces a movement in the mind. Thespace we create and occupywithin ourselves changes the way we look at the world. Movement Medicine is just a dance, but it's also a tremendous space for personal transformation.
Practicing Movement Medicine
Want to give it a try? Check out the dates of upcoming workshops and themed courses below.
Looking for regular activity?
Weekly classes are available in Aix-en-Provence.
Sign up for a free trial class on September 5, 12 or 19.
Once you've experienced the benefits, you can practice by the session, by card of 10 classes (perfect when you're only available every other week) or by annual subscription, depending on your needs and schedule.