Relaxing, Releasing, Rebalancing, Restorative
“There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” – Vicki Baum
Flow Motion begins with the participants lying on the floor with their eyes closed. This is a chance to fully relax, let go, and connect with your body and the present moment before we start to move.
Gradually we move into a bodyscan, noticing how we are feeling at the start & how our body wants to move & stretch. I will offer a gentle, eyes closed, guided movement/full body warm up – to help you connect with and explore movement in different parts of your body, and then finally then body as a whole.
This will lead into free-flowing movement (with no guidance), as we allow ourselves to be guided by the music, our bodies and our intuition – to move however feels good. The music will gradually build up in speed into a releasing phase, when we will have a chance to release and shake out any tension, stress or stuck emotions from our bodies in our own way. This will give way to a more ‘playful’ phase as, after releasing, we connect with new energy and possibilities – in movement and in life.
Finally, as the music slows down, we will let go and unwind with 5-10 minutes of stillness together, lying on the floor.
This practice is suitable for almost everyone and no previous movement experience is required. There are no set steps, & no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to move. Your way is perfect!
If you have a serious physical or mental health condition then please let me know beforehand so that I am aware, including any special support or requirements that you need.
Thailand – 200 / 300 bhat per person (depending on the theme/length of class).
UK – £10.00 per person.
Please bring: yourself, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in & a bottle of water to keep hydrated.
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“Goooood medicine for the soul!! I love the experience of freedom and connecting with the body’s movements. No judgements – a totally safe and comfortable place to express yourself. It’s one of the best feelings in the Universe!” – Hannah
I discovered therapeutic dance in 2006 when a friend recommended that I attend an Osho Aum movement meditation. I found it truly eye-opening to see people expressing themselves in such a free and uninhibited way (without the aid of alcohol!) and to be given ‘permission’ (or to give myself permission) to do the same. I was immediately hooked! I began dancing as often as I could, experimenting with 5 Rhythms, Active Meditation, Ecstatic Dance, Contemporary Dance and Butoh. I found expressive dance to be fantastically healing and liberating – it vastly improved my self confidence, sense of freedom, health, well-being and posture – and was loads of fun! Best of all, it helped me to reconnect with the joy deep within myself and dramatically boosted my energy levels.
In 2011, whilst living in North East Thailand, I finally found myself without a class/teacher and felt inspired to create something myself. I devised my own simple expressive dance class, incorporating elements I had found helpful on my own healing journey as well as from my work as a therapist. I started running classes for small groups, receiving a lot of positive feedback from friends and clients – and so Dance4Joy & Inner Flow Motion was born!