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I was guided towards profound insights that have shifted both my understanding of myself and my way of being on this planet. — Justin Caruso, Yoga Teacher ~ NYC
I have a totally new understanding of who I am. I HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE MY LIFE, and the knowledge that I am supported by love to make these changes! I am ready to move forward from a trust in my own light and power. — Roko Ona, M.D. ~ Tokyo
It was like the dam broke, and everything came out to be healed. I felt totally revealed and safe in the nurturing space you created. We went so deep, and yet it was so easy. Thank you. — Shela Tarwater, Paralegal ~ Florida
I am claiming and remembering my power. I am remembering to listen for my inner guidance. I am remembering the language of my heart. I have ALL the power within me NOW. I remember I am the ONE I had been waiting for. I carry this message with me every day! — Meghan Dwyer, Raw Food Chef ~ Sedona
We Dance The Dharma

“YOU HAVE TO DO IT BY YOURSELF. YOU CAN NOT DO IT ALONE.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

We embody mind. Essentially, we ARE awareness in Action. Our energies move inward and outward through the vehicle of the body. In terms of meditative awareness and the experience of stillness, it is not so important whether our physical bodies are still or moving. Rather, what matters is where we rest our minds. Dharma dance and other movement meditation forms train our focus on the moving truth of Stillness. In placing awareness, feeling and sensation completely in what we are doing, we learn that doing and stillness are not separate. In DANCING this awareness, we are honing the creative principle of being-ness, inviting active meditative awareness, skillfulness and surrender in a graceful flow with our lives.

The Buddha described all existence as a simultaneous, interconnected sea of subjectivity: Dependent Co-arising. Nothing exists without its dependent parts. The tree is in the forest because of the earth beneath it, the sun shining on it, the air around it. The leaves are its children. Without the leaves, there would be no trunk, no sap, no bark. Nothing exists distinct from existence. In this same way, action and perception are always simultaneously interwoven. And now, what the masters knew, the phenomenologists, quantum physicists and cosmologists confirm: Creation is The Mind of God. Dharma Dance is a grounded and complete experiential entry into the truth of Dependent Co-arising. As we dance with a partner, we are both leader and follower and neither, we are wound into the seamlessness of the creative flow. We drop in to the place where we are neither seeking nor grasping for the dance, for any particular thing to happen. Instead, we enter a state of being-ness where impulse is in effortless continuum with action and sensation. Dependent co-arising describes effortless action as well as effortless awareness. No doing is required, only the drop into the seamlessness of sensation and the willingness to remain in the now.

This dance is spontaneous creation, a jazz. All great jazz comes out of skillful relationship to change. This is true yoga: effortless presence in action. We cannot change the nature of change, but we can choose the way we relate to it. Discernment and Surrender in appropriate portions are the substrate of Grace. Dharma Dance invites conscious play with the interconnected fabric of the alive world. Deepening skillfulness and availability to change, we explore the technologies of being human in nature. To dance the dharma is to widen the bridge of Grace. The practice invites integration between how we experience being-ness, stillness, spirit and how we meet, experience and respond to life in every moment.

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