In 2015 Chakradance and I found our way to each other. That year I became South Carolina's first Chakradance Facilitator and have been honored to share it with my community.
Chakradance is my favorite Healing Modality. It's my favorite Meditation...
My favorite Gateway to my Soul.
Edie Allen, Facilitator
Our bodies remember every one of our life experiences--joyful experiences like the exhilaration of jumping on the trampoline, or the excitement of a first kiss. However, they also remember the less joyful times - the feeling of being bullied at school, the trauma of a car crash, grief over a death in the family or the loss of a loved one.
Our bodies remember these things because each of us has an energy body or 'aura' interconnected with our physical bodies - a dynamic vibrational matrix containing our mental, emotional, and spiritual histories.
In an ideal world, when trauma or deep feelings affect us, we experience and assimilate those feelings, and then discharge and release the energy. However, often we don't fully accept or deal with our inner responses at the time--sometimes we suppress and block the flow of energy and bury the memory and the feelings. The vibration of the trauma then becomes embedded into our bodies and woven into our muscles, joints, and organs. These blocked feelings of guilt, shame, pain, and fear become the tensions in our bodies, the illnesses and diseases we don't understand.
Releasing blocked energy from our bodies is a vital part of cultivating good health and wellbeing. We might work with therapists or healers, or do whatever inner work we are drawn to do, to understand and process our feelings and experiences. But discharging the holding from our bodies is a vital step in the process that is very often overlooked.
Chakradance is a way of doing this. It's a deeply healing practice for wellbeing. It uses dynamic moving meditations set to music specially created to resonate vibrationally with each of your 7 main chakras - the energy centers that regulate your whole mind-body-spirit energy system.
As you move your chakras, you'll open your body to release the stuck energy that is no longer serving you. There is often a release of emotion that takes place; sometimes there is a memory, an image, or a knowing of some kind that arises at the time. As the old energy is discharged, your body will feel fluid and freer. Each time you release another trapped feeling from your body, you let go of an old pattern and you're freed up to be more present in the moment. And you'll feel more alive than ever before!
* Content by Natalie Southgate -Founder/Creator of Chakradance
Each experience you'll learn how to:
Dance by dance, you'll begin to:
Created by Natalie Southgate back in 1998, Chakradance has grown from a few classes in London, then in Sydney, with a detour to the Deepak Chopra Center in California, to become the world’s fastest-growing “healing through movement” modality, with over 500 trained Facilitators now leading classes and workshops in over 40 countries around the world.
The purpose of Chakradance is simple, if ambitious: to help you to more fully embody your true authentic self... your soul.
At the heart of Chakradance is the music. For all of us, the seven major chakras are the energetic gateways through which body, mind and spirit come together, literally embodying the soul.
In Chakradance classes and courses, each of these seven chakras has its own unique body of wonderfully danceable music, resonating to its own specific vibrational frequencies.
On one level, Chakradance can be experienced as a joyful affirmation of who you truly are. Using the music, spontaneous dance, creativity and your imagination, Chakradance leads to an awakening, a discovery of your true self.
But at a deeper level, Chakradance is also about healing and balance. By surrendering to the music of each chakra, we dance from the inside out and find ourselves awakening and healing ancient hurts; releasing old ‘stuck’ emotional baggage; re-discovering our joy, and opening ourselves up to levels of spiritual connection higher than we ever thought possible.
This is what we mean when we describe Chakradance as “rhythm for your soul”.
Welcome to the dance … Welcome home.
Experience the healing power of Chakradance™ in a small, safe group setting. We provide a sacred and nurturing space where you can surrender to your own experiences, become more in tune with your chakra system and activate your own inner healing.
Chakradance classes and workshops are usually held in a darkened, candle-lit room. In this ‘sacred space’ we begin to transition from our outer, everyday life, into our rich inner, imaginative world. It is from here that our deep inner healing is activated.
In each Chakradance class or workshop, You'll be led into your own experience of each chakra using specially crafted music, guided visualizations, mandala art-making and meditations.
Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different inner landscapes, each with its own lessons, meanings and stories. We explore our instincts, sexuality, and power, how we love and communicate, our intuition and our spirituality.
The process of Chakradance involves letting the movements emerge spontaneously as you surrender to the music of each chakra. It feels like entering into a waking dream. You may see images in your mind's eye, recall memories or gain insights related to each chakra. You may also feel emotions or physical sensations. It's the perfect opportunity to be curious about yourself.
It’s a gentle unfolding, an awakening of who you really are.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
An honoring of your experience with complete confidentiality. A caring, like-hearted Community. A sacred space to heal. and the opportunity to Be. You'll shed, You'll shift, You'll shine.
Welcome to Chakradance.™
Chakradance is recognized by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists as a healing modality, and Chakradance Pty Ltd is an IICT Approved Training Provider.
.. as soon as I stepped into the space I felt at peace and connected to Edie and the others in the class... It was beautiful..I was shocked by how clear my feelings were as we moved through the Chakras... I found myself moved to tears of absolute relief and joy.. I left filled with happiness...