Voyager Sessions: Monthly Movement Journeys
I (Eliza Schneider) have been hosting Dancing Freedom events around Buffalo for the last couple of years, and now offer them monthly at Evolation yoga's new location 476 Rhode Island Street on the first Saturday of each month.
We recently re-branded and am calling these events the Voyager Sessions because our intention is for each participant to dive into their bodies and "journey" inward & outward to find messages, community, clarity, and presence in their lives.
The doors open at 7pm, with music and community time. We gather for the opening circle starts at 7:30 introducing ourselves and sharing intentions are for the journey. Sarah Rodriguez guides us through a yoga and meditative warm-up before we move into dance ceremony. If you haven't tried this before, know that there aren't any steps or anything to get "right." You can move however you want -- sitting quietly in meditation or maybe deep grooving -- whatever feels right to you. The Voyager Sessions are a space to explore all kinds of movement and presence in your body among an inclusive community.
I craft an hour long playlist to guide us through the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Similar to ecstatic dance, there are no words used on the dance floor, so it becomes more of a primal experience. You can close your eyes and journey inward, or connect with others and dance with the collective. At the end of our journey we re-gather and share our processes with the collective before closing.
Thanks to the generosity of Evolation are able to offer these events at a donation-based rate (Suggested $10-$25, pay what you can.)
Join us for our next event Saturday January 7th. Doors at 7pm.
Questions? e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Wed, December 28, 2016
by Eliza Schneider