Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness.
Music is played for participants to explore any
movements the beat and rhythm inspires them to take.
There are no choreograph steps.
No pressure to perform,
Dance as if No One Is Watching.
Participants are encouraged to be mindful of the rhythmic
qualities of their breathing, of their heartbeats, the movement of their hands.
Throughout the class they discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the simplest movements or they
might notice for the first time how their feet feel on the surface of the floor as they dance.
Time is spent in the beginning and end of each session
with a few minutes of stillness and contemplation.
Dancing Mindfulness classes are open everyone -regardless of previous experience with dance, music, exercise class, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing
Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements.
Many people come to classes that have never gone to any other dance classes. This class also attracts students that have attended other forms of Dance Movement classes as it is as joyful and fun. It has a unique twist of feeling like you are dancing in your kitchen or living room except you are surrounded by friends in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
Above: Dancing Mindfulness and Drumming
Dancing Mindfulness classes are offered continually throughout the year. Classes will be listed on the Class/Events page. For more information please fill out the form on the CONTACT DIANE page and we will get back to you.
Listen to Dancing Mindfulness creator Dr. Jamie Marich and several participants explain what the practice means. See shots from several classes, and the “Dancing Mindfulness: LIVE” (2013) video. Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!
This video was inspired by Pharrell Williams and the “Happy” Dance that has swept the world. This video is a tribute to happiness from the facilitators and students of the Dancing Mindfulness practice.
Above: Dancing Mindfulness Classes has men and women attend.