Chakradance® is a dynamic form of dance movement therapy, which aids in relieving and balancing the stresses of modern day living. Offering similar benefits to yoga, Chakradance increases your awareness of the connection between your body and soul, and leaves you with an innate feeling of inner peace and serenity.
Each of our seven major chakras influences an aspect of our lives – from our instincts, sexuality and personal power, to how we love, communicate, use our intuition and connect to our spiritual selves. Chakradance helps us to tap into these energy centres, wakening the body and expanding the mind.
Chakradance blends free-flowing movements with specific frequencies of sound, freeing the energy within your body and opening you to a deeper experience of life.
Chakradance ® is open to both men and women, is suitable for all ages, and no dance experience or prior knowledge of the chakras is required. There’s no right or wrong way to Chakradance. It’s simply an expressive and liberating journey of self-discovery!
Classes are held in a darkened room, lit only by candlelight – and participants dance either with the eyes closed, or the gaze lowered, and the attention turned inwards.
Unlike most other dance experiences, Chakradance is about making a connection with our inner world – the world of our imagination, feelings, intuition and senses.
The experience is often described as being like a waking dream, and participants often see images in the mind’s eye, remember forgotten memories, or experience feelings, emotions or physical sensations coming up.
9-week Chakradance Awakening Series
I offer a 9-week Chakradance Awakening Series, which consists of 9 x 90-minute workshops (including an introductory workshop, a workshop on each of the 7 chakras, and an integration workshop).
This cycle can be run over 9 weeks, or it can also be run over a weekend, as a retreat.
The introductory class can also be run as a ‘standalone’ intro night, to allow you to experience Chakradance before committing to a full course or weekend. I offer regular introductory classes. Please check my timetable for details.
I also run regular 9-week courses. Please contact me for details of the next scheduled event.
I can even create a program tailored to your individual/group requirements. Again, feel free to contact me to discuss that option.
Other course options
I offer the following Chakradance courses. Please check my Timetable to find out when I’m running any of these options:
7 Keys to Freedom Workshop
A great introduction to Chakradance, these classes run on a casual basis, and are just 60 minutes long.
Chakradance Celebrating Workshops
Designed for those who like dancing, but don’t want to commit to a long course, this is a casual, one-off, 3-hour workshop. There are two workshop structures to choose from with this option:
1. Celebrating 1 (Crown to Base):
A dance through all 7 chakras, beginning with an opening meditation, followed by a warm-up dance, and then one long dance starting at the crown chakra and moving down through each chakra to the base. This is then followed by an integration dance, mandala art, and a relaxation meditation. This is more of a gentle moving meditation, and the workshop can be run seasonally (it has a winter/autumn feel about it), or connected to events like the full moon or equinoxes.
2. Celebrating 2 (Base to Crown):
This dance through all 7 chakras runs in the opposite direction, and uses completely different music. It begins with an opening meditation, followed by a warm-up dance, and then moves into seven dances, starting at the base chakra and dancing up through each chakra to the crown. The workshop ends with mandala art and a closing meditation. The overall feel of this workshop is more dynamic. It can be run seasonally (and has summer/spring feel to it), or can be used to celebrate special events.
7-week Chakradance Journeying Series
This is a more advanced course, designed for those who’ve already taken part in the Awakening Series. Each workshop is 120 minutes, and moves deeper into the chakras, for even more profound personal transformation.
Chakradance is a physical, emotional and spiritual form of movement therapy that has amazing benefits in all kinds of areas, including:
• improved condition of the heart and lungs
• increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
• improved muscle tone and strength
• better weight management
• stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
• better coordination, agility and flexibility
• improved balance and spatial awareness
• increased physical confidence
• improved mental functioning
• improved general and psychological wellbeing
• greater self-confidence and self-esteem
• better social skills
• better connection between mind and body
• greater ability to let go of pain & repressed emotion
• deeper self-acceptance, love and confidence
There’s huge potential for healing the body, mind and soul through movement – and my training in both yoga and Ka Huna massage has proved that to me. Both practices work on the energetic self, incorporating breath, body and movement to bring balance, harmony and healing.
Dance offers much the same opportunity – and it’s been a lifelong passion of mine. Over the years, I’ve explored many different styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Merengue, Samba, Bossa Nova, Forró and Ballroom Dancing. Yet it was my interest in movement for health and wellbeing that finally led me to Chakradance.
Today, I’m a passionate and devoted Chakradance Facilitator, and I dearly love this amazing form of self-expression. I look forward to helping you experience the healing power of this wonderful practice.
“After completing my first 8 weeks of Chakradance with Anna, I was so pleased with my experience I signed up for the next one almost immediately. Chakradance is such a gentle, yet powerful process for uncovering messages from your unconscious through movement. It's quite a beautiful experience, made all the sweeter with loving guidance from Anna. Thank you Anna for providing a safe space for us to freely explore our inner journey through the chakras. See you for the next one! “
“I love Chakradance! Such a beautiful way to shift old patterns, release stuck energy and create more flow. Dance is so healing. I think most of us could benefit from dancing more. Anna is such a compassionate, grounded and strong facilitator”.
Kerry – Awaken Kinesiology