Movement is Medicine
Everything is energy.
Our bodies hold on to memories, our life's trials and tribulations. Trauma can be stored in our minds, muscles, and flesh. When we dance, we free ourselves from these burdens and create new stories to renew and strengthen us from the inside out.
Energy needs to move to be released and healed.
I have had the pleasure of teaching movement practices for twenty years. I began with the Nia Technique in 2004, which has blossomed into my own healing movement called Chakra Shaking.
I know people can struggle with getting out of their way, releasing patterns, and dancing with abandon. Some fear persecution from others judging how they move, and others don't have to look outside to face their inner critic.
Yet the freedom that is felt once you release these burdens and own every inch of your being is when the medicine begins to work. This is the first layer in releasing the old stories and embracing all of you.
You can kick, shimmy, flutter, and meringue your way to healing.
When we shimmy and shake our bodies, we literally shake off our shadow, allow ourselves to return to the present moment, and find peace. What if you could have a daily practice that would help you shift your energy while effortlessly aligning your chakras and preparing you to face your day with vitality and joy?
Oh, and when we sing together and giggle through our tears? Your throat chakra can free itself and help you claim your voice, mind, body, and spirit.
Chakra Shaking is a moving meditation.
Chakra Shaking comes in multiple forms. In-person workshops and retreats create deep and meaningful change in an action-packed event. You will be the first to know as the next event becomes available.
I am currently teaching weekly Chakra Shaking Dance Breaks every weekday for 20 minutes on Zoom to allow you to join in your jammies wherever you are in the world. 8 am EST is our dance time.
We start with breath and grounding.
Move with gentle rhythms, and invite tribal beats and uncommon music to stir your soul. Once your heart is pumping, we play something familiar that begs you to sing your heart out and shimmy your shoulders along with the music. We end with a calming visualization to send us off into our day.
Come Chakra Shake
I've noticed it's an uplifting routine that I like starting my day with, enhancing my creativity and spiritual life.
I'm dancing more in general and have gotten in touch with my body and spirit, making me feel less self-conscious, more accepting, and more present in my interactions. ~ Jeanette
I am so hooked. I rarely miss a morning of shaking my body, singing out loud (working on that throat chakra), laughing, and letting go of stuff that no longer serves me.
I love when we are done. Maggie asks, "Just for today." It is amazing what you can commit to just for today. ~ Myra
Chakra Shaking Dance is my #1 self-care go-to! Over the past year, I have been able to put myself first, just for 20 minutes, tune into what my mind and body need, and begin my day on a positive note!
Why not make the effort? I’m worth it! ~ Deb
Live Chakra Shaking
20 min Dance Breaks
weekdays 8am EST
Live weekday 20-minute dance break classes
monthly membership is HERE!
LIVE Zoom 20-minute 8am EST Dance Breaks every weekday
Spotify Daily Changing Set List
Spotify Monthly Dance Song List
Starting February 1, 2024, Chakra Shaking Dance Breaks will begin my monthly membership for $22. You will receive the first seven days FREE to try us out, even if you have been dancing with us for a year! You will be charged monthly, and you can cancel anytime.
Please bear with me, as this is my first time creating a membership, so there might be a few bumps along the way. I will add songs to the monthly Dance Set List on Spotify for days I cannot teach. I will send you a recording to dance with for planned vacations during the year.
You get to decide how often to come. The cost is about a buck a dance, so don't sweat it if you miss one. But your body might make sure you are back the next day!
20 min Dance Breaks
on Your Time
recorded 20-minute dance break classes
A monthly membership is coming soon!
For those unable to join us at 8 a.m. EST, I am working on a monthly video version to dance with whenever you carve out the time. Like the live classes, we start with grounding breathwork and move our bodies to music. The most significant difference is that I have to use unlicensed music so that we will stick to tribal and foreign beats. You will have access to all the daily dance mixes used in the live classes to dance to daily at your convenience. So stay in touch if this option feels right to you!