Monthly Archives: November 2014

To Dance One’s Soul — November, 2014

Many people have commented that they love the DtS logo -- the butterfly above the name.  However, if you look closely, you will notice that the logo is not really a butterfly, but a dancer with wings, a spirit who is dancing her soul. 

So what does it mean to dance one's soul?  For me, it means to be deeply in touch with all of one's life:  the sorrow and joy, the anger and happiness,  the anxiety and gratitude. 

It is to embrace all that we are and all that we feel, and give ourselves the opportunity to move, meditate and heal in a variety of ways.    I am a certified yoga teacher, yet I know that the movement of Feldenkrais or Qigong may help someone heal in a different way than yoga.  And a Nia class and a meditation class may provide healing and insight in equal and different ways.  All we need do is to open ourselves to the variety of ways we can delve into our souls.

This type of "opening up" is Dancing the Soul -- at its core, the healing power of multiple modalities of movement and stillness allows us to connect with our bodies and move more deeply into our heart.

                              And so . . . I invite you to come and dance your soul . . .   Margie 

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DtS 4th Anniversary Coming Up in December — October 2014

DtS turns four this December. It's been an amazing four years of growth and change, and I am continually grateful for the way in which our community has blossomed.

This summer, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks on a beautiful Greek Island where life is simple, relaxed and balanced. For me, it was a time to reconnect to the water and the rhythm of my life, and to meditate on the future of the strong feminine spirit of DtS.

More than ever, I know her future is rooted in my initial vision for the Center--a place in which movement and stillness are equally valued and come together to provide balance and harmony in our lives.

As such and as the new year approaches, you will notice some new instructors and classes, and some changes in class times and types of classes. I welcome you to take this opportunity to try different modalities and welcome in the unique ways of connecting to your body, heart and soul through movement and stillness.

Margie

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Sean

Sean McNamaraSean McNamara started practicing meditation in 1998, and met his current teacher Reggie Ray of Dharma Ocean the following year.  In 2008, Sean started teaching formally in Denver with his group Dharma Ocean Denver (see www.DharmaOceanDenver.org). He teaches meditation and Buddhism in both a group setting and in one-on-one situations with his students. Sean McNamara He has also led the two week Summer Meditation Intensive three years in a row at Dharma Ocean's retreat center in Crestone, Colorado.  He is a lay Buddhist practitioner, and works as a metro area Realtor. One of his main priorities is finding ways to train people in meditation that are profound yet without excessive religious overlay, in order to benefit anyone from any background.
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