During our few days together we will embark on an inward journey where each session builds on the next. We will begin with an Introduction to Free Form Dance & Movement making this class accessible to anyone who is interested. Eyes are often half closed to remain with an inward focus. You will learn to love and listen to your body, not from your head but from your body itself. You will ease into a space of timelessness & mindfulness, moment by moment, in a beautiful active mindful practice.
Once you are grounded you will start to dance through the 9 Layers of Your Body (from Organs to Energy). You will learn to communicate with conscious intention to a specific body part that is calling for your attention. We will do a shamanic journey to the body tracking your personal intention or
question about your body or health. You will find your own answers, or clues, in Non-Ordinary Reality while Adina drums (on her sacred handmade deerskin drum) to shift your mind out of Consensual Reality.
This journey will culminate by stalking your personal power and calling it back into your body (from your past or your Ancestry), all through Free Form Dance & Movement. We will end with a celebration of this Transmutation with gratitude and come together throughout the sessions as a group to reflect on our powerful journey.
Note: the class includes dance, breaking into groups to share, reflection time in journals, and teaching time. Those who may need a chair are welcome to attend or any other kind of physical accommodation.
Adina has been connecting with her body through Modern Dance since the age of
5 years old when she started taking classes at the Center for Modern Dance Education (in NJ) and continued throughout her college years, at Earlham College, where she choreographed many dance pieces through Dance Alloy. In 2010, on the Spring Equinox, Adina was one of 11 dancers in the medicine dance “For the One”, in an outdoor arbor in Tennessee, where she danced for 2 days in ceremony to a tree and back, to the tree and back again. During this time she was fasting from food and water, sleeping under the stars, & participating in sweat lodges. As result of this experience Adina created the Tribal Dance Collective ritual dance group in Iowa City in 2010 where she spent many magical evenings with friends dancing around trees and connecting to the energy of the Earth. Adina completed a 3 ½ year Shamanic Apprenticeship in 2013, she is Mesa Carrier initiated in the Peruvian, primarily Q’ero, Inka Lineage. She traveled to Peru in 2011 and 2013 with her apprenticeship group and teacher. Adina is a ritual leader in her community and offers public and private earth based ceremonies.
In 1999 she completed a 6 month residential Yoga Teacher Training Program in India.
She owned the Classical Yoga Center in Iowa City for 10 years where she taught with her husband from 1999-2009.
The Our Sacred Bodies Free Form Dance & Movement class was created when Adina listened.
Through a combination of her dance training (but more through her yearning to move her body
for her healing), shamanic ritual work (which gave her tools to connect to the unseen realms), and her experience as a group leader, Adina listened to the underlying Energy of the Universe and brought forth a 6 week class to share that has touched many individual’s hearts.