A ten part deep dive course in tending to your own transformation via dancing in nature - wherever in the world you are. We will explore how the mystery shows up in our lives (call it luck, coincidence, intuition, grace, being in the flow, happenstance, "just-kinda-knowing", the dance of life...) We will surrender deeper to this flow of good fortune and to the richness it brings to our lives. Starts 21st September.
"We have not been raised to cultivate a sense of Mystery. We may even see the unknown as an insult to our competence, a personal failing. Seen this way, the unknown becomes a challenge to action.
But Mystery does not require action; Mystery requires our attention. Mystery requires that we listen and become open. When we meet with the unknown in this way, we can be touched by a wisdom that can transform our lives.”
Rachel Naomi Remen
Join us for series of 7 personal practice gently guided outdoor dance journeys to stream out in nature via your phone at a time/place that suits you each week, accompanied by a weekly workbook on cultivating your own wisdom, wildness and wonder; tapping into the good guidance that is available to (and through) each of us.
The 7 sessions are supported by 3 live zoom community calls for soul-full support as you move through the journey. Begins on the autumn equinox September 21st.
These times have been tricky and we are likely not done! Dance in nature is a supportive space for us to hold it all in heart, to move through what maybe backed up within us. To free the dam and find our way back into an abundant flow; to literally get things moving again.
In the dance we will (re)discover our own power, passion and potency; finding soulful ways through it all. Sometimes we transform via our own intention, sometimes life brings unforeseen surprises and we get worked and transformed by something outside of us. We will learn to work skillfully with the things we can’t control- resourcing ourselves, building resilience, replenishing ourselves with mindful movement in nature. We will get embodied on the earth, enjoying fuller self expression, developing our own daring, rediscovering what is bold and brilliant within us; living more in touch with the marvelous mystery of it all.
We will become active participants in our own unfolding. We will listen in to what calls us, coming into partnership with the intelligence of the living world around us as we dance outdoors.
" Grace is not a gift we own, but a gift in movement, that is, a gift with an incentive to move us and move through us. It does not land on us like rain. It blows through us wind and is meant to reach everyone else too. It is a moving event...."
The outdoor dance sessions are released weekly and are available to stream online “on demand” in your own time via a smartphone in your favourite nature spot. You can dance in your garden, in a park, on beach- wherever uplifts and inspires you.
We will start at the balance point of the autumn equinox and finish on Samhain/ all hallow’s eve.
The 7 weeks will be themed as follows:
- Session 1: Getting Embodied on Earth- body, bones and breath.
- Session 2: Finding Our Fire- letting our light out
- Session 3: Letting It All Move Through - the wise way of water
- Session 4: Lightening Our Load- appreciation being the air we breathe
- Session 5: The Spirit Of The Thing…. moving with what moves us
- Session 6: The Power Of The Pause Place- Samhain stillness and deep listening
- Session 7: Circles And Cycles… sensing the next steps….
- Plus three live embodied coaching session dates on: 3rd, 17th and 31st October. These are a chance to come together as a community and support and inspire each other in this deep dive.
Live sessions are 90- minute long on Sundays and begin at 10am US Pacific Time, 6pm UK time, 7pm Central Europe time, 1pm East Coast USA. They will be recorded for anyone who can’t make them.
Session are run by Tess Howell. Tess is a fully accredited 5Rhythms moving meditation/conscious dance guide who facilitates mindful movement events in nature via "silent disco" technology- letting us dance with the big beauty all around us. Tess is also Spirit Rock accredited Dharma & Yoga facilitator with 25 years of regular Insight Meditation practice.
Tess is a Buddhist Eco-Chaplain in training- using nature and mindfulness to work with people in times of tenderness, uncertainty and in their quest to live and love well.Tess loves supporting people to embodying their own experience, to tell the truth about how things really are and to move more mindfully (and heart-fully) through the world.
Tess creates space for people to connect deeply with what matters most. She writes: "For me hope is found on the horizon. It is in being able to see further than the day to day. Happiness is found in space to move, space to breath, space away from the clutter and clamour of endless conversations. Moving under wide open skies I have space to feel again, to find my way back to myself. -In the space I can heart own heart, I can feel how full it has got and how much still needs to be move through the system. I can empty out. I attune to something wider, wiser more wonder-filled than my separate sense of self. Dance in nature brings us this and so much more. I warmly invite you to join us to dance outdoors; alone, together; on this journey of tending to our own transformation- moving with the mystery of it all, seeing what miracles might just show up...."
Early bird price: $185/ $135 concession, until September 1st.
Full price: $250 USD/$165 concessions after Septmber 1st.
A limited number of needs based bursaries are available- please email with more about your
circumstances and we will find a good way for you to join us.
Book via the link below! We look foward to dancing deep with you. Be warmly welcomed.
"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us."
"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between...."