Why I became a dance therapist? When I first left the performance world of Ballet, a guest teacher at an academic school where I was studying walked up to me, knowing nothing about me, stared at me a moment and simply stated: “The performances are over. It’s the real thing now!” His words cut to my heart and I knew that my life’s calling, all of my life-history with dance and my own sense of using dance, in my own life, as a means of prayer, had prepared me to use my dance to heal myself and to in turn heal others. Dance, I know beyond the shadow of a doubt, is the powerful tool and gift that sets us free!
The Therapeutic Dance Session: Certainly my greatest passion! This healing modality works directly with the amazing wisdom of the body. One of my favorite psychotherapists and Authors, Alice Miller, summed this truth up best when she coined the phrase: “The Body, Never Lies!” How True! I possess a life-long history of dance, dance as prayer, and healing dance. As a dance therapist, and a spiritual dancer, I am fortunate to have a tool-bag of techniques to guide students into their own experience of the direct power of dance to heal. In healing dance, premeditated movement or performance actually hinders the work, therefore the less dance training a person has, the better. My intention is to create a holding space for each client to shed the many layers and finally dance honestly; in pure spirit and truth. Read More about Dance Therapy on my Yoga & Dance Page