Tag: Dance

  • Wrapping-up 2020: Dance into 2021!

    Wrapping-up 2020: Dance into 2021!

    Following on from my previous two posts, I hope you have taken some time to revise and contemplate what has happened in the last year and spent some time thinking about your sacred space and how you can access the depth and importance of that space. In this post, I would like to focus on…

  • 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:…

  • Free Online Webinar “Dance as a Spiritual Practice” with Joana Saahirah and Leslie Zehr

    Free Online Webinar “Dance as a Spiritual Practice” with Joana Saahirah and Leslie Zehr

    I’m Leslie Zehr, the author of “The Alchemy of Dance: Sacred Dance as a Path to the Universal Dancer” and creator of “The Sacred Dance Summit“. I’m so happy to announce that I will be the guest on Joana Saahirah next Free Webinar entitled “Dance as a Spiritual Practice”, airing April 6th at 5pm GMT…

  • 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 Alchemy of Dance” Free Kindle Promotion and May Give-away!

    From the 1st of May to the 4th of May PDT (May 2nd  7am GMT-May 5th  7am GMT) download a free Kindle version of The Alchemy of Dance: Sacred Dance as a Path to the Universal Dancer. If you don’t have a Kindle, there’s a free Kindle App. which allows you to read the book…

  • “The Alchemy of Dance”—Second Revised Edition

    It has been nine years since I first published The Alchemy of Dance: Sacred Dance as a Path to the Universal Dancer. A lot has happened in that time. I have taught a lot of workshops, mentored and Danced with a lot of women! This new edition is a culmination of what I have learned…