Dancing Freedom is a somatic, ecstatic and shamanic dance practice created by Samantha Sweetwater in the United States that expresses our essence, our true nature through movement.
Each session is an invitation to work on yourself according to a particular topic where we ask the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether to guide us and take into account our intentions for the session in order to receive the messages of our body through the sensations, from our heart through our emotions and from our higher-self and universe to be even more ourselves.
When you enter in a Dancing Freedom space, you arrive in a safe place, a caring community where you are invited to be yourself. Feel free to move according to your needs, your desires, at your own pace. Let go of your mind, do not be afraid of judgment, show yourself as you are, without any mask, with all your authenticity, individuality and vulnerability. But above all, come with your HEART WIDE OPEN.
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RUNNING OF A SESSION:
Each session lasts between 2h and 2h30.
- 20': Arrival and warm-up
- 10': Doors closing and Opening ceremony in circle to discuss topic and share intentions
- 90': Elemental wave, Sharing of messages and inner dance
- 15': Closing ceremony and sharing
WHAT TO BRING:
Please wear comfortable clothes enabling you to move freely (please do not wear any type of synthetic perfume). Do not forget your water bottle
20€ each session for the normal price
15€ discount for low revenu (students , unemployed, others)
NON VERBAL SPACE
To allow people to go deeper and keep the movement as the only way of expression. You can still use your voice and make sounds during the dance
EVERYTHING IS WELCOMED
Every kind of emtions are welcomed during the session. You can laugh, cry, scream, make vocalizes. We are in a space with no judgement.
Everything that happen or which are shared stay in this room
YOU CAN KEEP YOU EYES CLOSED AS LONG AS YOU NEED
We always begin the wave with our eyes closed to connect with our body and feelings. You can then keep them closed as much as you want but always be careful to other people around you when you are moving
YOU CANNOT DO THIS WRONG!
There is no good way of dancing. Your way is the right one. There is no goal of performances or making things beautiful
THERE ARE ONLY PROPOSALS AND INVITATIONS
Do not feel yourself obliged to follow what I will say. If it doesn't resonate for you, do not do it. You are the only who know what is good for you in the present moment!
THIS IS NOT A THERAPY
Dancing Freedom is not a therapy but can be therapeutic by helping you to
understand certain things, release blockages and let go. If you see someone doing his own process, please leave that person alone and disturb the work
TOUCH IS SACRED
Contact with others is encouraged, but always ensure to respect your own limits and those of others. Do not take a refusal personally
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
You do not need to know how to dance to participate. No special physical condition is required. Just dance at your own pace and according to your own physical limits
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE OF YOURSELF
Whatever the music or your physical condition, try to always be in movement, even the smallest one and never go beyond your limits.
MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT ELEMENTS THAT GUIDE US:
Please note that this is not an exhaustive definition of each element. You might add more qualities to that. Just trust yourself and whatever wisdom elements will give you.
Earth: She is our home. It physically represents our structure, our skeleton, our roots, our anchorage. Starting on the ground, we explore our will to be one with Mother Earth who holds us, supports us, protects us. We come back to the beginning, to our primitive instincts, our animal side and we reconnect with our body.
Water: It is life itself. It circulates within us. It represents the fluidity, the connection to our emotions as well as to others. It cleanses us, purifies us by releasing our rigidities, our resistance. It encourages us to surrender to what is present and to trust the unknown. Water also has the role of reflection. It can take different forms (liquid, ice, snow, steam) and have different intensities, indicating us how we enter into relationship with the outside world.
FIRE: It represents our fuel, our will, our passion, our love and full power. It is activated in us through our muscles, through our heart's pulsations, through the flow of our blood. By consuming itself, it enlightens us and activates our power of vision. It illuminates what is in the dark and gives us the opportunity to become aware of what has been unconsciously buried deep within us. It has the power to activate our desires, our choices of life and thus to give us the strength to create our own reality, to remove the masks and to be really ourselves.
AIR: Air is an invisible ocean that we all share and breathe without noticing it. The air is everywhere. It has no container, no limit, no particular direction, it is lightweight and expansive. It is freedom itself. The air sweeps what brakes or blocks us by creating more space within us but also around us to allow us to explore even more. It helps us to let go of the mind and just live free without ideas that remain fixed. Everything is moving, everything is free, everything is possible.
Ether: It is space itself, the fusion of every cell, atom, particle inside and outside of us. It is vibration and energy. It represents interconnection, infinity, transcendence, the imperceptible, eternity, emptiness, fullness, the universe. It leads to stillness, effortlessness, calm and bliss. It is the uniqueness that includes EVERYTHING.