Songlines of the Body is a way to fully synthesize life through “Sensory Literacy”. Our interpretation of the world around us is greatly affected by how we perceive through our senses. I offer practiced methods to help you cultivate your awareness of, Stillness, Sight, Sound and Movement. Whether it be singularly, with one sense, or an amalgamation of all. I have found this to be one of the richest ways to “come home”.
STILLNESS YOGA ~ Our natural state is one of well being. It is what resides underneath all of our activities and titles. Through skillful thought and action, it is possible to change and adjust the frequencies of “disturbance”, and return to our innate “beingness”. Using a thoughtful blend of asana, breath, and meditation, I greatly enjoy guiding a class or individual back to a state of equanimity. Private sessions can be arranged to address specific needs. A Yoga Nidra CD is available for those who want a guided meditation, or have trouble sleeping and are in need of deep rest.
SIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY ~ When observing anything with our eyes, we are looking at different light wave frequencies. Our eyes translate light into color, shape and form. To assist with a greater understanding of how light works, I offer classes for small groups of people who are interested in becoming more aware of the the many facets of light and how it paints our world into existence. Photographic workshops can be booked for “Taking a Thoughtful Portrait” to “Life in Stillness”, where participants create “still-lifes” using found or personally precious objects. A Personal Portrait session can be scheduled upon request.
SOUND MUSIC ~ All sound vibrations permeates our body and mind. Whether it be the chaotic sounds of a city or the soothing sounds of nature, we are affected. We can use this powerful tool of sound for our benefit, and help realign the body/mind connection. By consciously directing tones of the voice to a specific part of the body, it is possible to change the resonance of that area. I offer sessions of voice tones, custom fit for each individual, designed to assist in grounding and centering the body/mind. And, if you have an event that would benefit from String band Music, we can always add an extra sparkle to any situation. Guaranteed!!
MOVEMENT DANCE ~ Bonnie Bambridge Cohen, “Our first way of learning is through movement”. From the time we are in the womb through our progression of life we are moving. We all have kinetic habits and patterns. Some are beneficial, others not so much. I offer a trained outside eye and an embodied awareness gathered from four decades as a professional dancer and someone who has a undying curiosity about the human body. Together we can play with the intention of unraveling any patterns that may be causing imbalance or injury in your body, then lay down pathways for creating greater ease in moving.