Dance Tribe Method —Part 3: The Ecstatic Peak!
We started in the mood of Reflection, slowly entering the space, tuning in, enacting a personal Ritual of Entry, and then exploring movement together in The Build, through the growing energy, tempo, volume and fluidity —no agenda, judgment, or choreography required......read more
DANCE TRIBE Method: Part 2, The Build
After having discovered your Ritual of Entry, and arrived in the Holy Moment of Embodied Presence with Permission to Explore, the next phase is about building energy. The Build is usually from about 20 minutes in until around 50 minutes into any Dance Tribe session. ...read more
The DANCE TRIBE Method, Part One: REFLECTION
During any Dance Tribe event there will be periods of reflection —opportunities to drop in, sense your body, invite your heart into the room, slow down your mind, and be present in the space. These include the Ritual of Entry during the first 15 or 20 minutes: Find...read more
A Map To The Dance Tribe Journey
You may be wondering: What is Dance Tribe exactly? Is it just a fun dance party, is it a spiritual practice, is there choreography, is it based on a specific method or set of ideas? Well, during an evening at Dance Tribe, we ride the wave together through two arcs...read more
Swimming In Air & The Practice of Free Form Yoga..
People new to DANCE TRIBE, especially from my yoga community, often think it is just a wild, fun dance party —it is a bit of a leap to see it as also being an awareness practice... Perhaps this is because of the lack of formal technique. With endless options and...read more
Shyness & Authenticity at Dance Tribe
Today on Facebook, someone asked me such an honest and vulnerable question: "I really want to come to Dance Tribe, but what if I am too shy to dance?!" I know that when I first was invited to free-from dance events, it sounded great to me, but took about 6 months to...read more
Thoughts on “Positive Affirmations” and How To Go Deeper..
A friend asked in an email what i think about "positive affirmations" while referencing popular New Age author Louise Hay. In case you're unfamiliar, the practice of positive affirmations might include repeating phrases like: "Everything that happens in my life is for...read more
Move It Or Lose It —Variety is The Spice of Embodiment..
I have been reflecting lately, as I continue my own studies and experiential exploration of mind-body practice, on the old adage "move it or lose it..." In neuroscience there is the relatively new (20 years or so) concept of neuroplasticity. This is defined as how the...read more
Thoughts on Dance Etiquette and Awareness for Men after the Women’s March
Fellow dancers, this conversation has been going on for many years now, but it seems to always be relevant. One of the things I love about the unique environment of the dance community is that it is a space in which we are privileged to get to really explore in ways...read more
The 5 Keys To Love: On Relationships
In my private work, I have the privilege of talking to a lot of people about their relationships, their experiences with love, what they are looking for in a partner and where we all can tend to get stuck.. It is also a topic I have been fascinated by and have studied...read more