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Go with the Flow in Nov, Chakra Flow Yoga Class & Dance Lab

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Go with the Flow in Nov, Chakra Flow Yoga Class & Dance Lab

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Zoe Dearborn of Art for Life is presenting a series of classes in November, highly recommend. Details:

“Chakra Flow Yoga is back! Starting November 1st. Fridays at 10:30 AM at Cuatro Vientos. This is an 8 week series where we will do slow flow asanas, meditation and other yogic techniques to explore these amazing energy centers in your body. No previous knowledge of yoga or chakras is required.

This is an 8 week series that starts on Nov 1st. Last class is December 20th. This class requires pre-registration. It is not a drop in. The cost for all 8 weeks is $1200 pesos. Each week we will explore the chakra of the day through meditation, asanas, free movement & breath, from the root up to the crown. The last week will be an integration of all that we learned. Deadline to register is Friday, October 25th. Please private message Zoe Dearborn at Art for Life  to reserve your spot.”

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Also check out Zoe’s DANCE LAB for November:

DANCE LAB: MOVEMENT THERAPY

MONDAYS, 4:30 – 6 PM
Cuatro Vientos
Cost: $600 Pesos for 4 Weeks of November
 
Please let Zoe know if you’d like to sign up. Space is limited to 10 participants.
“What is Dance Lab: Movement Therapy?

This is a class I started 4 years ago based on the idea of empowering and teaching people how to listen to their bodies and to practice moving from a place of personal truth that honors both the fullness of your potential and the reality of your limitations. The class is a playful, holistic workout that encourages authentic and free expression of body, mind, heart and soul. I provide guidance in exploring and developing your inner resources – imagination, compassion, creativity, curiosity, and self awareness (on all levels: body, mind, emotion & energy).

It is also an opportunity to develop your core muscles, increase strength, flexibility and learn how to move in a way that feels most beneficial to you. The lass is a form of moving meditation – where you will practice listening to your intuitive guidance so that you can get the best individual workout possible in each session. You will have a chance to feel and move through a full range of music, energies, emotions and parts of self. The most common response students have to Dance Lab is that they had fun and felt liberated!

There are no prerequisites for this group. You do not need to know anything about dance or movement therapy. All that is required is a commitment to the class and an interest.”

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Love this excerpt by Zoe talking about Dance Lab : “

Sometimes people ask me about Dance Lab – What is it? Can I actually learn how to dance? And my answer is yes, but not in the way you think.

Not in the way society has taught us – which is from the outside in.
Not from the very limited idea of who gets to be a dancer, and who doesn’t.

The way I teach is from the inside out. I teach from the point of view of wholeness – my belief in the beauty of the whole human. Darkness and Light. In Dance Lab, you can develop your skills, with out actually focusing on your skills or ‘doing it right’.

Dance Lab is about developing what I think of as the four core resources – creativity, compassion, curiosity & consciousness. These are our human super powers, available to everyone.
When we practice listening, feeling, being in a safe space, we develop these resources and the dance naturally flows from there.
You will become a better dancer, because you’ll be way more in tune with your body. Because you’ll develop your own moves, and learn to trust yourself. You’ll develop strength, rhythm, expressiveness, breath capacity, alignment.

I don’t like to teach people steps because I believe everything you need is already inside of you. Also, I’ve always preferred to improvise. My goal is to create a safe, inspiring, artistic, evocative space where you can truly listen to your body, feel your energy and express authentically what needs to be expressed.

This class is for everyone. It’s not just for “Dancers”, or “Creatives” or fit people. It’s for anyone who wants to connect with a deeper, freer aspect of their human experience. It’s a place where you get to be all yourselves. It’s a place of therapeutic release. You get a holistic personalized workout that is aligned with your true self.”

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