Hi my name is Will and I’m a Saxophone player. When Sue contacted me about accompanying a Biodanza workshop, I wasn’t sure what to expect! She described how, together with a percussionist, I would improvise around specific rhythms while participants reacted to these improvisations. I had not encountered Biodanza before, but I have plenty of experience improvising and I’m always happy to try something new and see what happens!
During our dancing, we can start to let go of our judging and assessing. We can drop our many different masks and become vulnerable enough to show ourselves fully in the present moment.
In the workshop, the purity of love and the innocence of desire was so present for me. I saw so much love and laughter with a lot of wonder and joy in this mix. It was such a privilege to have witnessed and shared the deep connection to love present during the dancing.
Rolando Toro said, “Dancing Biodanza is about remembering all that is beautiful, all that is pure, all that is innocent and all that is sacred in us”.
Unique friendships have continued to provide me with much needed connection, people that I have a bond with, whom I may not see for many months, sometimes even years, but when I do it is as if I never was away from them. I often say when I am teaching the weekly class, that we take each other home with us when we leave and this for me, is the truth.
It is now 11 years since I first stepped into the Dance arena, I was reminded of this today when my dear friend Monica Nataraj (someone who I see seldomly but is ever present in my heart) sent me something that I am working with and that is finding some love and compassion for myself. My life has been one of deep transformation. Monica was the first person who helped me to see that Dance is an extraordinary part of life, That life is a beautiful Dance, and those who dance live life differently ( not worse or better ) just differently.
One thing I have learned is that none of this stress supports us as humans. Yes, we have to pay our bills, be accountable and responsible, but worrying makes no difference or sense at all.
The first step toward letting go of stress is to know that you are carrying it. Pay attention to how you feel and learn to read the signals that you are allowing work to wind you up or wear you down.
Did you know that your body is basically a bunch of atoms, a sound vibration? And when these vibrations are out of harmony, we may become ill. We are a part of the totality of the Universe, we are energy in motion and as a part of all things, how we are vibrating affects our health and well-being.
In October last year I attended an 8 weeks course to learn to facilitate DANCEmandala. The training took place in the the most beautiful setting of the Yoga Tree in the heart of Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand. I have danced Biodanza and 5 Rhythms for many years, so I was interested to find out about this new movement meditation.