Earth Day Dance Odyssey

Saturday April 22, 2017

7:00-9:00 pm

In the spirit of Earth day this Odyssey will provide the space to dive into the dance. Reminding us that our own personal wellbeing is connected to the wellbeing of our planet.
The four main elements will be the source of our inspiration and somatic inquiries. This conscious dance practice will offer time to track and awaken each element and sense how it contributes to our life-force energy.
The dance of the elements within the structure of a Soul Motion™ Odyssey is an opportunity for a good inner spring cleaning and reminds us of the interconnected nature of life.

Cost: Sliding Scale $10-20

Open to EveryBody! Kids are welcome if they are willing to listen!

Contact: Brietta Leader 208-304-3143

Brietta is a Certified Soul Motion ™ teacher and mentor and has been embodying this tradition for over 15 years. She brings her love of the dance, the medicine of self-expression, freedom and connection to the floor.

DANCE LAB w. Brietta Leader

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4 Week Series
January 21-February 11th
Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am

Dance Lab
w. Brietta Leader

A four week series designed for those that have never had formal training in dance technique or a refresher for those who have.

There is a unique language that dancers share and it is rooted in ballet terminology and basic ways of referencing the body in space. I am excited to pass this knowledge on through:

*20 minutes of Ballet Bar Work
-learning general positions & traditional warm ups
*20 minutes of Across the Floor
-learn travel moves, kicks, turns and steps
*20 minutes of Adagio
-Center floor work & choreography, where we can understand transitions, importance of shifting weight & general spatial awareness within a dance.

The remaining 15 minutes will be available for questions, breaking down specific movements and terminology.

Cost of Series: $45, which will include a terminology handout & classes

Please pre-register by January 10th
Contact Brietta:
208-304-3143 or moondancermoves@gmail.com

108 Mindful Breaths

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Sunday January 8th, 2017
10:00-11:30 am

There are many reasons why the number 108 is sacred to the Hindus and other religions. A couple that stand out to me are the 108 beads on the mala necklace that support 108 prayers or mindful breaths. The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun. It is said that there are a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. And on and on!
In our collective field of consciousness we can tap into this sacred vibration through cultivating 108 mindful breaths.
These breaths can be in stillness
These breaths can be in motion
These breaths will bring us to the Now moment, nourishing and noticing what we find.
Naturally the trillions of cells of our body will be enlivened by the field of energy we can create through the dance ritual of 108 mindful breaths. Giving time and space for our body to lead us into the new year.

No experience necessary!

Cost: sliding scale $8-15

This will be the last of the Soul Motion ™ Series for January!

Held at Embody
823 Main St. Sandpoint

Soul Motion™ Sundays

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Soul Motion™ created by Vinn Arjuna Marti is a conscious dance practice that translates well into the everyday!

Come spend 90 minutes with me dancing within this lightly guided practice that could transform your life or in the very least lighten any moods that may surprise you in these darker months of the year!

We will practice within the platforms of Soul Motion which are:
*Pause Presence
*Orbit Orientation
*Echo Inspiration
These platforms are introduced and woven within the somatic inquiries and rituals that may be happening AND serve as tools for the everyday dance of life.

Here are a list of some basic benefits you tap into within this Soul Motion™ tradition.

*cultivate embodied presence
*quiet the mind
*therapy without words
*relax and release
*uses a wide variety of world music
*inspiration

Cost: Sliding Scale $8-13 or Food for the Food Bank

Contact: Brietta Leader 208-304-3143
Certified Soul Motion™ Teacher

To learn more about Soul Motion go to soulmotion.com or more about Brietta: moondancermoves.com

Trust your Source
Trust your Process
Trust your Destination
You are Free
You are Enough
–Vinn Arjuna Marti

Dancing the Silk Road

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Dancing the Silk Road

Full Moon

Sunday October 16th

4:00-6:00 pm

This 2 hour transformative journey will enhance the seasonal shift and allow for shedding, cleansing and setting intention for mind, body and spirit.

Through Soul Motion™ Dance Ritual led by Brietta Leader we wil spiral into the body and shed what is no longer vital, clearing a path to our core power.
Dauray Owens owner of WildFlower Spa & Apothecary will provide the cleansing and intention setting portion by providing the sacred herbs, spices and salts that the dancer can personally select and design within the ceremonial field we will have created together.

*the dance–sheds the old & creates mulch for the winter seeds
*the salts–support the cleansing of the body and mind
*the spices/herbs–represent what you are calling in for your personal growth, feeding the spirit
*the take home–is a personalized blend of The Silk Road Bath Salts to remember your path to center.

This offering is open to EveryBody!
Space is limited so please pre-register

Early Bird: $40 or $50 at door

Held at Moondance Sanctuary–30 foot yurt

Contact: Brietta Leader to pre-register

Awakening Your Tribal Senses

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WildCore in Spokane

Saturday October 29th

4:00-6:00 pm

As we dance, the sense of Tribe comes when we are in sync within our own living system we call the ‘body’. Here our active inner awareness merges with our outer awareness creating a new orientation of belonging within a group.
*This workshop will activate our inner physical awareness through earthy beats and movements that will inspire us to ground and occupy the body.

*WildCore offers sacred wheels where we dance, witness and explore our ability to self-heal through what may feel like a dancing shamanic journey of releasing & energizing in a circle.

*We may get some Tribal paints out to mark the energies of the moment and take our experience into a deeper symbol of self, other, body, tribe.

*Finally, we will travel to the floor to develop core strength, increase flexibility and re-orient with a new sense of center among community.

*This will be a sweaty, energetic class that may be modified to any level.

Cost: $20 Early Bird or $25 At Door