WildCore™: Return to Center in Cd’A

WildCore™: Return to Center

A 2 hour workshop in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Friday June 2, 2017  6:00-8:00 pm

One of the most divine offerings we give our body is our attention. In a world with many distractions, our attention can be fractured and our awareness of center minimal. Being centered is ultimately an emotional-mental-physical state that needs attention each day. This workshop with Brietta Leader creator of WildCore™ will offer movements that engage your internal core power, actively balance your energy body through creative expression and provide stillness to calm the mind. Connecting your roots to your core and threading this awareness into your everyday dance of life.

Cost: $20 pre-reg o$25 at door

Held at the Harding Center 411 N. 15th St. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Monday Love from Conscious Dancer Magazine’s Mark Metz

Dance First Member Spotlight! Brietta Leader and WildCore Movement

Delighted to introduce you to Dance First member Brietta Leader today, the founder of WildCore Movement and an all-around awesome mountain woman you should know about! I’ve been fortunate to get to know her as a new Dance First member and as we’ve been working together on her practice building projects.

She’s based in the upper region of Idaho, in the town of Sandpoint, where she lives with her son and husband, and has a yurt for movement practice at her home. Her life and history in the mountains of Idaho and Alaska inform her practice and the retreats and experiences she offers with a natural wildness and spirit of the great outdoors. Also an accomplished body worker, she does one-on-one massage sessions at her home studio.

With over 15 years of teaching experience under her belt, and certifications in both Soul Motion and the Nia Technique, plus a background in outdoor wilderness experiences, she’s uniquely suited to bridge the world of embodiment with the natural world itself. She’s also active in youth leadership, as the director and lead choreographer of the Gypsy Diva’s Dance Troupe based in Sandpoint.

I highly recommend that you take a few minutes and watch the video introduction to Wildcore she recently produced. (click here or on the photo above) You’ll get a good impression of the work she offers and her overall teaching aesthetic as well. She’s available to travel and open to invitations to provide any level of her work at gatherings both public or private.

She’s offering some amazing experiences this spring and summer, starting with her Spring Renewal Women’s Retreat March 11-12, and then the Wildcore on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River rafting trip happening August 21-26, week of the Solar Eclipse!

The Spring Renewal Women’s Retreat is co-hosted by her long-time friend and teaching partner Holly Walker, and includes an additional Self-Guided Study option. This is an 8-week e-course with weekly writing and art journaling prompts, how-to videos, and a follow up group circle integration. The self-guided option starts February 11, so check it out right away and reserve your spot.

Thank you so much Brietta for bringing the valuable threads of nature and embodiment together! You’re a shining light in the Conscious Dance world and I’m honored to be helping you get your message out to the global community!

Visit her website at http://www.WildCoreMovement.com to learn more.

Spring Renewal Women’s Retreat with Brietta Leader and Holly Walker
March 11-12, (self-guided course starts Feb 11)
Eureka Retreat Center, Sagle, Idaho

Wildcore Movement Dance and Rafting Adventure
August 21-26
Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Soul Motion™: Equator of Heart

Soul Motion™: Equator of Heart

Saturday June 3rd
7:00-9:00 pm
@ Embody 823 Main St.

In this evening event we will activate the energetic heart with a beginning movement mudra that will set the tone for open exploration of both our northern and southern hemispheres of body.
One of Soul Motion™’s platforms is Orbit Orientation or 360* Awareness, which we will use as a tool to play with our bodies as a circular sphere of presence, allowing the heart to be the equator that aligns our inner compass to the living moment of expression, connection, prayer & play.

Cost: Sliding Scale $10-20

No experience is necessary!

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


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


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


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

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