Tag: creativity

  • The Power of Dance

    The Power of Dance

    Dance is the most accessible form of art to get involved in. It not only makes you feel closer to your body and soul, but it also provides many health benefits like improving the immune system, stress levels, and more.

  • Fun events for everyone!

    Fun events for everyone!

    If you watched Episode 7 of The Universal Dancer Podcast you heard Jacqui Dreessens speak about her piece ‘Échelons’. Here are some more events from the ‘Mangroves from the Water’ project and ways you can participate. Enjoy!

  • Bellydance: Beyond the Veils

    Bellydance: Beyond the Veils

    In April I had the privilege of interviewing five women, Alia Thabit, Carrie Konyha, Katie Holland, Keti Sharif and Maria Sangiorgi, all well known as teachers and performers in the world of bellydance. The interviews were for the 4th Sacred Dance Summit. Each summit has a different focus. In this one I was exploring Bellydance:…

  • The Crooked Path

    The Crooked Path

    ”What am I supposed to do with my life?” is the most asked question I get from students/clients/friends. They tell me “I know my life has purpose but I can’t see what it is!”. My usual answer is “maybe it hasn’t been invented yet, so that is why you cannot name it”. That is a…

  • Dance as a Spiritual Practice

    Dance as a Spiritual Practice

    Movement is life. It is when we are in an active phase, moving, creating, that we feel most alive. Movement allows us to experience through our bodies, rather than through our minds. Dance is a form of movement, one that is creative and one that very much affects us not only on the physical and…

  • 5 Reasons Why I Love Teaching Sacred Dance

    5 Reasons Why I Love Teaching Sacred Dance

    I didn’t choose sacred dance, it chose me—and it has been an amazing journey! I was recently asked by a friend “why is teaching sacred dance so important to you?” I had never really thought about it. The dance seemed to be a natural progression from doing it, to teaching it, to mentoring others to…

  • The arts are a shadow health service – here’s why by Paul Crawford

    The arts are a shadow health service – here’s why Mike Orlov/Shutterstock.com Paul Crawford, University of Nottingham The UK’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that doctors should prescribe dance classes and trips to concert halls as well as pills and physio – and set out plans to make this “social prescribing” a reality. He…

  • A dan­cer’s brain de­vel­ops in a unique way

    “In dance, the basic elements of humanity combine in a natural way.” Read original article by Hanna Poikonen here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/health/a-dancers-brain-develops-in-a-unique-way

  • The Sacred Art of Dance Journal

    The Sacred Road Ultimately we walk a spiritual path alone, only in the presence of the Divine. We may have guides or companions along the way to accompany us on part of our journey, but each journey is unique, our own Divine unfolding. Guides may be instructive, and companions may mirror us, but it is…

  • Reviving the Ancient Sisterhood by Azriel ReShel

    Reviving the Ancient Sisterhood by Azriel ReShel

    “In the heart of every woman beats the longing to sit with her sisters, to crack open, connect deeply and share her vulnerability, her joys, fears and her dreams. In ancient times the unfettered magic of the sacred feminine flowed freely. Her abundant fertility and creative power was in harmony with the principles of nature…