Brave space
There is no such thing as a “safe space” —
We exist in the real world.
We all carry scars and have caused wounds.
This space
seeks to turn down the volume of the world
and amplify voices that have to fight to be
heard elsewhere,
This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be But
It will be our space together,
and we will work on it side by side.
Beth Strano

soul motion

elements of soul motion
in a soul motion® class, the dancer moves through four relational landscapes, using three core movement principles.
the four relational landscapes:
dance intimate…. we move alone
dance communion… we move with one other
dance community… we move with everyone
dance infinity… we move our practice to the everyday life
dance intimate, dancing alone we renew our relationship with the body as a shifting shape in space.
dance communion, inspired by interior impulses, sensations, and images the dancer begins to relate and communicate outwardly.
dance community , as dancers begin to move in ever widening circles, they receive and transmit information and inspiration to the larger dance happening all around them.
dance infinite, what happens in the dance room is a template for the everyday dance in the living world. we move out from the dance room sensing our environment more clearly, communicating with others with enhanced perception, and relaxing more readily with the challenges and obstacles that may dance before us.
the three core principles
pause presence, a meditative relaxation practice that allows the dancer to slow down, align, and recharge.
orbit orientation, the dancer is encouraged to consciously move in all directions with equal attention and without preference.
echo inspiration, dancers are guided to use each other’s movements to inform and inspire them.

open floor

open floor is a conscious movement practice to find our way back to ourselves physically and emotionally. on this journey we will discover a way to express our vulnerability, as well as our hard edges, our passion and our anxieties. we can unearth our unique expression in movement rooted deep inside of ourselves. we are guided back into the wisdom of our bodies and its unlimited healing powers.
open floor movement practice uses universal principles of movement that are inherent in any moving body, such as breath, gravity, centering, expansion and contraction, to anchor us in ourselves and our lives. it is a mindful inquiry; a place for creative focus and loving attention through movement.
we explore how we can move and include it all; feelings, other people, thoughts, wild passions as well as our limitations.
we are encouraged to use movement to soften the tight spots in our tender hearts and stretch our capacity for relationship with ourselves, others and the world around us. we dance in solitude, in connection, in belonging and with spirit.