June Newsletter Post

Dance Anywhere!

A gentle reminder to connect to body, breath, earth and sky no matter where you are! These photos were taken last June on our Tatchenshini River Trip up north. Each night I pulled out my cardboard box and stretched like a cat next to the fire. As the trip went on my flat box became more sacred and more hammered simultaneously. There is most likely a metaphor in that last sentence that relates to what was going on within in me too! These grand & wild places of this planet can open and inspire the inner grand & wild places of our being. Taking moments to pause, breathe and dance anywhere connects us to the grand and wild spaces on the in and outside of our bodies.

The summer months are here and I encourage you to find your sacred cardboard box or flat ground to practice your dance anywhere. I will be taking off to England soon to participate in the Summer Long Dance, which is a ceremony that involves 3 days of fasting, dancing & praying within the Movement Medicine Tradition. I am guessing that I will be forever changed when I return and I look forward to sharing what may emerge. Our fundraiser for Kaniksu Land Trust was a huge success thanks to all of you! As part of the Long Dance we needed to raise $424 or so to offer to a charitable organization of our choice and we made $920!  Thank You Thank You! All the money goes to the purchase of Pine St Woods. They are really close to their 2.1 million dollar goal!

May Newsletter Post

The Art of Risk–

On my walk this morning I was pondering the art of risk taking. Truly we all take risks at some point in our life, I hope. I am sure each of us gravitates toward certain kinds of risks, for me I sense many within my business and what I offer the world as it is slightly out of the box and with the potential to fall flat on my face. For others, risk could be hang gliding, placing all their money in the stock market, purchasing a business or stepping into a new job. In each of these scenarios risk is present and with it comes the exploration of trust and a full connection to the heart that is saying ‘go for it’. There is really not that much to lose, after all we are just tiny specks on an immense planet traveling through space. Taking a risk and walking the log across the fast river below heightens our awareness, sends the roots of trust down into the earth and sharpens our mind/body connection.
The message for the month of May is take some risk, make it an art form, which allows for your own creative expression of risk taking. Grow those roots of trust into the fertile soils of earth and learn how to expand beyond what keeps you safe.
For some the dance floor can be risky, if you find yourself playing it safe too often come check out a dance offering and take the risk to express yourself!

 

For the Month of May:  Bring a friend for Free!

Any morning WildCore class

Tuesday and Friday 8:30-9:30 am @ Embody 823 Main St

Earth Day Dance Odyssey

Friday April 20th

7:00-8:30 pm

All the proceeds from this event go to Kaniksu Land Trust’s project to purchase and preserve Pine St. Woods. This is 160 acres of forests, meadows and gently rolling hills just minutes from Sandpoint.

Begin your contribution in conserving acres of land for trails and & open spaces on this Earth Day Weekend with me on the dance floor. People and forests share in the freedom of diversity and the power in oneness. The SoulMotion® Conscious Dance Practice is a supportive environment to explore this freedom and power through movement and stillness. It is open for all levels and abilities.

Ali Thomas will be accompanying me on the Djembe!

Suggested Donation: $5 – $500

This summer both Brietta Leader and Yvette McGowan will be traveling to England to dance within a give away ceremony called the Summer Long Dance. They will be holding Kaniksu Land Trust within their hearts as they dance. To be a part of the ceremony we are asked to donate $300 English pounds each to the charitable organization of our choice and Kaniksu Land Trust was the winner.
We deeply appreciate your presence and contribution at this event!

Contact: Brietta Leader -moondancermoves@gmail.com

Newsletter Blog Post

April 2018 Newsletter Post

The trees are slowly calling back their leaves and the landscape makes its transition. I can’t help but get curious of my own inner landscape. I can sense the inner seeds I planted last Fall that are beginning to grow roots. The dark nights of winter that stimulate shadow work have created fertile grounds for these new roots & shoots AND I feel the need for tools to re-work the ground. The tools I speak of are the ones that spark our spirit and remind us to commune for a moment with the energies of the earth and our own energy hygiene. The full moon is Saturday, if you can take some reflective time to honor this round of expansion. Feel free to burn some sage, create some offerings and give thanks to this ability to find balance. This week I have witnessed the shaky grounds of transition among some of my students. In my classes I get to remind them and myself that we have the power to return to center, claim the magical inner workings of body and soul and dance within these seasonal cycles that support our growth. The landscape you see around you is a metaphor for your inner environment. Have fun with this dance of discovery.

Spring Equinox Event

Spring Equinox Event

Friday March 23rd

6:00-8:00 pm

The evening includes:
~Soul Motion led by Brietta Leader
~a Guided Meditation led by Blissa Swan
~Live didjeridoo and percussion by Katie Trelstad
~Crystal Healing Sound Bath by Gaia and Shannon Rei

$12-$25 exchange at the door

As we shift into Spring, new growth abounds. Our seeds of intention, planted in the fertile darkness of the winter solstice are sprouting, new potentials awakening. We tip toward the sun, feeling our sap rising, we welcome the Light. This healing artist collective is coming together again to bring ceremony, healing and conscious intent to this transition into the season where Light, and life, overcome Darkness.

This event is and inner journey of great intention, adults only please. Inquire before 3.19.18 about childcare if needed. We recommend bringing a water bottle, yoga mat, blanket and journal if desired.

Held at Embody Center for the Healing Arts

823 Main St. Sandpoint

Intro to WildCore™ in Cd’A

Introduction to WildCore™
Friday March 2nd, 2018
6:00-7:00 pm

Held on NIC campus, Fitness Room
920 River Ave.
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

$10 at the door

WildCore is a dance based practice that blends choreography, conscious dance, breath-work and belonging. In this one hour introductory we will ground, build heat, find our flow, breathe and open to a new way of moving in our bodies.

Every Body is Welcome!

A little bit about Brietta:

The combination of Brietta’s devotion to the dance, her gypsy spirit, family roots & passion to support herself and others into an embodied conscious awakening has birthed her own trademarked movement form called WildCore™. Her years of study as a conscious dance leader and mentor for Soul Motion® began to blend with 16 years as a Nia® Teacher, Massage Therapist, Shamanic student, devoted yogi, pranic healer, reiki practitioner, apprentice to mother-nature, energy enthusiast & performer. All of which contributed to WildCore’s development. Brietta loves to inspire self-healing through movement.

To learn more about WildCore go to: wildcoremovement.com

Developing Your Fluid Power in Troy, MT

WildCore™: Developing Your Fluid Power

Friday February 23, 2018
6:00-7:00 pm
Shakti Soul, Troy, Montana

Fluid Power wakes us up to the bio intelligence of the body. In this development we do not leave anything out, we invite in our thinking, feeling, perceiving and expressive selves. Being made up of over 75% water our body’s fluid is a great conduit for sharing information. As we dance we begin to understand the language that is felt rather than heard, creating currents of resiliency, expression and self healing.

Threads we will move with:

*fluid spine that links us to our ocean roots

*folding in and out of the mid line

*allowing the fluid power of water to inspire our everyday

Cost: pre-registered $20 or $25 at the Door

Contact: Tyann Hermes 406-293-1304

or go to wildcoremovement.com for more information

Soul Motion®: Lean Back

Soul Motion®: Lean Back

w. Brietta Leader & drummer Ali Thomas

Saturday February 10th

7:00-9:00 pm

My dance completely changed when my teacher, the creator of Soul Motion, Vinn Arjuna Marti invited us to dance with our back body. Instantly, my body relaxed, my curiosity was sparked and my relationship to the space I occupied shifted.

When we relax into our feet or sit bones and gently lean back, there is an opportunity for a broader view, a chance to experience life with a perspective that is less linear and more circular and creative. This practice of Soul Motion with our beloved Ali Thomas on the drum is a great opportunity to lean back, listen and gain insight through the movement of your body.

Open to Every Body!

 

Cost: Sliding Scale $12-20–no pre-registration necessary

To learn about soul motion go to: soulmotion.com

 

WildCore™ On the Mat

WildCore on the mat:

Developing Your Fluid Power w. Integrated Thai Massage

4 Week Series

Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am

Begins January 20th – February 10th

This series is designed for men and women ready to learn new ways of moving within their body, ease pain and increase overall mobility and flow. Each class is designed with different level choices and encourages the body to move as one fluid system. Increasing body awareness through movement develops a new sense of power and intuitive connections. Throughout the class there will be integrated Thai Massage stretches and self massage techniques offered.

Key components we will explore:
*Psoas function and awareness, this is our deepest core muscle.
*Exploring our fluid spine
*How breath supports our movements and movements support our breath.

What is WildCore on the mat?
WildCore is a blend of choreography, conscious dance, breath-work and belonging. It is designed for all levels and when offered on the mat it is essentially a dancing asana class, which means we take simple yoga poses, synchronize our movements with music and allow our untapped expression to lead.

Please pre-register by January 15th
$40 for session or $12 to drop in
$50 after 1/15

https://www.paypal.me/WildCore/40

Held at Embody Studio 823 Main St, Sandpoint

Contact: Brietta Leader 208-304-3143

Streams of Light

A celebration and nurturing experience to honor the Winter Solstice.

Thursday December 21, 2017

6:00-8:00 pm

This healing artist collective has come together to stoke your inner fire, cultivate gratitude and empower this transition into more light.

The evening event includes:

*Shamanic Journey led by Blissa Nizzoli

*Soul Motion® with live didgeridoo and drumming led by Brietta Leader and Katie Trelstad

*Crystal Bowls with Gaia and Shannon Rei

Cost: Sliding Scale $10-25

Held at Embody Studio of the Healing Arts

823 Main St.