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Session 2 of Mind Movement Magic
August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Back by popular demand, Rachel brings you a 3-week series which will illuminate the link between the mind and body.
Connect to yourself and to others through this workshop which weaves dance, breath-work, meditation, and choreography into a blissful mesh of awesome.
Together we’ll break through mental, emotional and physical limitations which have previously held us back from expressing ourselves through movement. This series consists of topics in Neuroscience such as Limbic activation and stress-response in the body, multiple Neurosculpting (R) meditations (which you can take home and practice on your own) and an exploratory dive into the magical world of Brazilian Zouk. We will use Zouk as a platform to explore interpersonal connection and partner dance technique. This series is uniquely designed to support and challenge all bodies, no matter your background or skill-set. You will leave with several practical tools to ingrain a growth mindset while training your brain to be flexible and curious. This “brain-prep” is a great way to explore movement and dance without experiencing anxiety or pressure that can come with learning something new.
NO DANCE OR MEDITATION EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Important Logistics for Parking & Building Access!
Parking on Lafayette is free and has no time restrictions. The large parking lot in the back has 6 guest spots on the west side available Mon – Fri between 9 – 5pm. AFTER 5pm and ALL DAY on weekends the entire parking lot is FREE regardless of “reserved” signs. Enter through the back entrance from the parking lot and if it’s after 5pm or on a weekend the doors will be locked so please key in code 0000* to the keypad at the right of the doors.
Rachel is a third generation dance instructor and Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator. With over 23 years of experience in partner dancing including Brazilian Zouk, Lindy Hop, Blues, and Ballroom, she approaches the body and brain from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Rachel’s passion lies at the intersection of teaching, dancing, and facilitating social change. Her career is the synergistic bloom of a rare plant combining her passions. Rachel received her B.S. in Pure Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters in Educational Policy from University of Colorado at Denver. After teaching in urban high schools for 7 years, Rachel left the classroom to pursue her goal of combining dance and mindfulness practices to strengthen communities by cultivating healthier relationships rooted in trust and empathy. Rachel challenges her students to connect in a profound way while gaining a deeper understanding of how their minds and bodies are intrinsically linked and in constant communication. Her cheerful smile, playful demeanor, and creative movements will inspire you to dance like no one is watching. Contact Rachel with questions and ideas regarding workshops, private sessions, small group sessions, speaking engagements or just to say “Hello!”