For additional updates/events check out our Facebook page: Dancing Freedom Buffalo.
Faciliated by Eliza Schneider, the Dancing Freedom experience is shared at community centers and yoga studios around Buffalo including SolRise, Yoga Parkside, and Shakti Yoga!
Sunday, January 10th 6:00-9:00pm.
merge (all the tables will be moved to give us space for lots of movement & good times.)
439 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 (You can park in the lot at the corner of our building -- Edward & Delaware)
A special winter edition of the beloved Voyager Sessions -- a collaboration of yoga, dance, meditation and music.
6:00 Doors Open (fresh juice, drinks, snacks, desserts and light fare will be available for purchase throughout the night)
*** Two incredible healers Katie Kay & Megan Callahan will be offering their services (reiki, massage, etc for additional purchase as well) $1/ minute ***
6:15-6:45 Yoga with Kristen Thomas of Float Yoga
7:00-8:00 Dancing Freedom -- Eliza guides us through an hour long free-form dance that rides an elemental wave (earth to water to fire to air to ether). It's a really safe, fun, freeing movement experience with beautiful music that helps you get out of your head and into your BODY.
8:15 - 9:00 Live Music/Sound Healing with Nick Strowskowski & others.
This event is for YOU! No experience is necessary. There are no steps, nothing to get "right" and nothing to fear. Eliza guides us through the elements, and the dancers can sit and be still, or move, play, stretch, run, frolic, be however they are. Eliza's hope in creating these workshops is to create a safe space where you feel comfortable showing up as yourself, fully, exploring your own energy, your body, and your own unique movement. You can dance with your eyes closed as much as you want to create safety in yourself as well and there is no reason to do anything that doesn't feel 100% authentic to you!
Yoga & Dancing Freedom allows you to explore you consciousness through the vehicle that is your body. Taking time for yourself to feel into your experience, you can release trauma, pain, dullness and draw in fresh energy, vibrancy, and heightened connection with yourself, community, and spirit.
Plus, it's a whole lot of FUN!
How to register:
Tickets are $10-$20 Sliding Scale. Please pay what you can.
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The 12 Keys For Living Freedom
1. Oneness starts with ME.
Each of us is a fractal of the ONE, and each of us is a unique expression of the infinite MANY. Living in Oneness means embracing the One as the Many and the Many as the One at the same time. Oneness excludes nothing, no exceptions. Unconditional love includes everything, no exceptions. Living in oneness means dancing with EVERYTHING as a part of a WHOLE universe that is ever evolving through our choice to love it – as it is.
It’s chooser’s choice all the time. You are the one choosing. No matter how you may feel, or how things appear, you always have the ability to choose how you respond to life in every moment. You will not always have the freedom to choose what happens in your life, but you always have the ability to choose what quality of consciousness you respond with and what stories you want to believe about your experiences, emotions and options. Conscious choice is the difference between responding and reacting. Integral freedom means living life as an unfoldment of responses, not a string of reactions.
3. Peace begins with ME.
Peace is enacted in relationship. Yet, it begins within. Peace is not something “out there.” It either exists or does not exist because we know it inside ourselves then bring it into all of our relationships. When we continuously cultivate the inner well of peace, we discover ways to dance that peace in dynamic expression, creativity, relationship, and work in the world. From inner peace we can and ARE creating a world of peace.
4. Sustainability is an INSIDE job.
Sustainability begins with the qualities of JOY, DIGNITY & CURIOSITY. Self-love, self-esteem, self-trust, sufficiency, resiliency, courage and stamina follow. Sustainable people understand that real value is held in experience, not in objects. When we live these qualities, we are more likely to care for ourselves, the earth, and our communities. Sustainable people DANCE!
5. My BODY is my home.
Your body is where you LIVE and LOVE and EXPERIENCE everything! Your body is the temple for your heart, your mind, your soul and your spirit. It is wise, intelligent and responsive to your thoughts, desires and emotions. Whether you think it is or not, it is the perfect body for you, and only you can love, honor and take care of it.
6. I am NOT my Body.
That’s right - you are a spirit IN A BODY. Literally, your body is IN YOU. Your consciousness is contained in and expressed through your body, but is far vaster and more subtle than your physical form. When you dance, you can contact ALL of your consciousness through your body.
7. Moving is creating.
Our dancing is a way of praying – of collaborating deeply with creation to bring the unseen into feeling and form. Energy, intention and action come before form. What we can feel and express is already manifest in the subtle realms. When you danceyour prayers, your dreams, your truths and your desires, you bring them into life and breathe them into form. You connect to the lost art of prayer through feeling that what you most desire is already true, already manifest.
8. Wholeness is a Process, not a Destination.
Nature moves in cycles and spirals. Stop trying to get somewhere and let the place where you already are be ENOUGH. Listen with your whole self to what is already happening. BREATHE. Breathe again, and again and again into the vortex of the present moment and sensation. Bring all your attention and awareness here, to your body, to your feelings, to your emotions, to your sensations. This is where wholeness begins and ends. You are exactly where you need to be. All power exists in the here and now.
9. I do MY DANCE.
No one else can do it for you! THIS IS YOUR SPACE TO KNOW YOURSELF. So, do it. Dance it! You have a unique purpose, life path and heart. Your shadow, your wounds and your gifs are unique in all the universe. So DANCE BIG, explore, express, feel, and BE YOU.
10. I let the Dance do me.
Move ENERGY. Move with, through and as energy. Stir the pot of your soul. Simply let go. Partner with the universe. Everything is relationship. Nothing is not relationship. Everything is an oscillation of waves and particles, holographic and fractal. The universe is a dance. You are the universe dancing. Why not let go?
11. I Celebrate!
Why? Because you can. And, because celebration is the highest form of devotion and exaltation that you can offer back to life. The experience having a human body is a great miracle. The universe is evolving with immense speed, and we are a part of that evolution. We co-create the upwards spiral of consciousness through our own awakening. When we bring joy, gratitude and praise, we raise the vibration of our cells, emotions, thoughts and of our world. We bring more life to life, more love to love and more harmony to the universe.
12. I am FOR Life.
As dancers, as beings, when we choose to serve life, we can’t go wrong. When we say YES to life, we are dancing the tune the universe has given us as our destiny. When we steward all of our relations by feeding love into the unfoldment of our days and our actions, life in return serves us. This is the divine right of Kings and Queens- to bring forth a radiantly abundant kingdom by serving the beauty, intelligence, wholeness and empowerment of all beings within the community.