Depending on the intention of our work, dance can be:

  • Dance therapy – we use dance movements to articulate and express our inner states, feelings and needs, explore the challenges we might have in a contact with another, open the possibility for new experiences, practice behaviors which we are still new to us… The possibilities of dance are endless.
  • Embodiment practice – ​​a conscious somatic journey through the body with the goal of revitalizing it, bringing more breath and flow in it, emptying it or creating more charge… The aim is to inhabit every part of your body and feel its vibrancy and wholeness.
  • Dance meditation – the body is both a channel for movement and an anchor for the mind. As when meditating on the breath or on a mantra, here we constantly keep our attention on the body, on its sensations and movements, gradually letting go of everything that is not movement, breath or attention. And if we are lucky, occasionally we encounter a part of ourselves that is bigger than what we call ME and we experience the dance dancing us.

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In 2010 I had the fortune of attending the last 5Rhythms training taught by Gabrielle Roth, whose teachings inspired a large number of other well-known conscious dance methods: Soul Motion, Movement Medicine, Open Floor… Although I haven’t been teaching the 5Rhythms method lately, it’s a practice that I’ve been dancing since 1998 and that can be recognized in everything I offer to the world.

By not teaching a specific method, I became free in my dance offerings to spontaneously integrate psychotherapeutic and somatic knowledge, as well as the insights of thousands of hours of personal dance and spiritual processes. I offer an introspective and expressive dance practice that has no name or set steps and through which we individually and collectively restore trust in the body’s intelligence, we learn to see the body as good enough and wise enough as it is.

In dance, just like in therapy, we start from the premise that you already have all the insights, movements and states you need, like a seed that already has everything it needs to become a tree. In the dance space, we only create the conditions necessary for you to take root and flourish.

Rules of dance classes/workshops

  1. Dance classes and workshops are for adults who can take responsibility for themselves. Previous dance experience is not necessary.
  2. Arrive on time and if possible, stay until the end of the dance. Make sure to let me know if you’re leaving earlier.
  3. If you have any challenges regarding your physical or mental health, it is important that you tell me before our first meeting so that I can help you get the most out of this work.
  4. We never come to the dance under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  5. We dance barefoot or in clean non-slip socks, wearing clean, comfortable clothes that include short and long sleeves and which enable you to move freely, jump, roll on the floor…
  6. For short classes, take nothing but a bottle of water with you, for longer workshops you can also bring a mat/cushion to sit on.
  7. The dance space is a no-talk space – if it’s extremely important to tell someone something during the dance, go outside and tell them. Otherwise – speak through your movements 🙂
  8. I gently remind you that you have come to the class/workshop to practice dance – just as you will not start practicing dance in a yoga class or drawing in a singing class, in dance classes dance is the primary way of expression and I invite you to refrain from practicing yoga, specific breathing exercises, etc. Give dance a chance.
  9. Please leave mobile phones in the dressing room, completely switched off or with the tone and vibration muted; do not bring them into the dance space during our work. Filming, taking photos, shazaming, etc. is not allowed.
  10. You are always welcome to offer a dance and/or a touch/hug, but be prepared to take NO as a possible answer. Also, if someone offers you a contact or a dance, you have no obligation to accept it, always follow what is OK with you.
  11. Take care of yourself – do not follow exercises that you feel are not OK for you, physically or emotionally; it’s perfectly fine to stay within the boundaries of your comfort zone: I will occasionally invite you to peek outside those boundaries, but you decide if you want to and how much.
  12. Watch out for others – don’t come to the dance if you have a cold; be aware of the space around you and respect the personal space of other dancers; louder expression is welcome if the group is also louder – refrain from loud sounds while the whole group is in a calmer and quieter atmosphere.
  13. You can cancel dance classes no later than 24 hours before the start – later cancellations are charged as if you were present.