Gravity and Grace is an embodied movement exploration informed by the ‘Open Floor’ training and practise. It is dynamic and transformative, working on the principles laid out by Joseph Campbells’ work on the Heroes Journey. We bring together mindfulness with conscious movement.
We work directly with the body and the power of music in a way that brings empowerment. The aspiration is to heal the fragment that can exist between body and mind, head and heart, public and private, stillness and movement. We can never control the music of life, but we can learn to move well.
Working through the body we find a way to move and include all the dimensions of being, the light, the shadow, the paradoxes. Open Floor practice teaches how to show up, to claim your birthright as an awake, mature human being capable of love. Research shows that people who dance grow to be more flexible, confident and capable of intimacy…Dance allows us to become nimble in the face of change.
About Open Floor Movement
Open Floor Movement Practice is a lively, sweaty, full-on dance inquiry:
- How can we move and include it all – feelings, other people, thoughts, wild passions, limitations?
- Can we use movement to soften the tight spots in our tender hearts and stretch our capacity for relationship?
- What happens if we turn old repetitive thoughts into choreography for creative dances?
There's an essential movement language we all speak when we take these questions to the dance floor. We call on universal elements that are inherent in any moving body, such as breath, gravity, centering, expansion and contraction. This is the common ground that all embodiment practices share.
Open Floor is where the rubber meets the road – a place for creative focus and loving attention.
Since the beginning of time human beings have gathered to dance. Mindful movement is surging all over the planet because it's good for us. People who dance regularly have keener minds, greater emotional intelligence, and a calmer presence. Connection, compassion, and communities grow. In this challenging world, common sense tells us to spend time dancing.
The ripple effect is inescapable. One dance can change someone’s day, one act of kindness can inspire a whole community. Students often leave a session able to bring a more generous presence out into the world. We dedicate our work to the common good, to the benefit of all beings.
Common ground. Common sense. Common good.
This is what we cultivate on the Open Floor.