I haven’t hidden the fact that I am a major Chakradance fan girl (you can read all about my personal journey doing the teacher training here). It is one of the best things I have done for myself and has been one of the most amazing offerings to share with my students and clients.
We live in a society where many of us have become “floating heads” totally disconnected from our bodies and nature. The major problem with this is that we are now reaching crisis point across the planet as our health problems are increasing and the environment is being destroyed. When it comes to our physical bodies we judge and limit them as just being a “vehicle”. When we want to “transform” them we are encouraged to push and force through harsh gym routines and to starve the body of different food groups or consume processed powders and potions in order to meet some perfect “ideal” of image. We have been schooled to ask others for guidance to tell us what is wrong with us & have lost connection with our own innate knowing. In spiritual circles often its no better as we are often taught masculine techniques of meditation where you disconnect from the body, encouraged to renounce it, and again get lost in other realms other than the physical.
Chakradance is a blessing from the awakening of the Divine Feminine. It is a gift so deeply needed by humanity at this time. It provides a sacred safe space for the soul to enter the body. So you can access the deep wonder and innate wisdom that exists within the body. By bringing the spiritual AND physical together they profoundly connect and as a result you finally feel whole & complete, rather than fractured and lost.
I had the delight of recently taking ten beautiful souls through the 9-week “Awakening” Series of the Chakradance program. This cycle gently awakens each of the seven chakras and helps participants discover where their energy is flowing, and where it might be blocked. Dancing through the chakra system allows the blocked energy to be released and helps participants feel more alive and energized. Each class includes free-form movement, amazing music pulsing to each chakra, guided imagery & meditation and mandala art. The first week starts with the base chakra, and then goes on to explore each chakra to the crown, and concludes with an integration class.
After the wonderful changes I experienced while doing my teacher training I was really excited to take my group through the awakening journey . I was not disappointed by the experience. What a joy it was to connect with my group each week and as the weeks continued and the deep transformations started to occur I was blown away by how amazing the effects were. It was just so wonderful to witness how quickly each of the girls connected with the wisdom of their body, the voice of their intuition and how fast they let go of old pain & repressed emotions. Many of the participants experienced profound transformations and those that completed the entire series all agreed they had a deep sense of self-acceptance, love and confidence that they hadn’t experienced before. All their personal stories fascinated and amazed me and I was delighted when the girls agreed to let me share them with you all now in this article.
How do you feel within yourself after completing the 9 week Awakening Series?
“Amazing!!! Centred, grounded and at peace with who I am. I feel like I can face my fears and stop them from holding me back.” Samara Ogden
“I feel a calmness. I’ve released the feeling of guilt and accepted my past as all lessons. I feel powerful within myself and totally connected to my guides and higher self” Tonia Corrone
“I feel lighter, more confident and complete. I am comfortable and okay with myself and who I am, who I am meant to be and where I am going.” Natasha Graham
“I feel more balanced and centered, more connected to everything within and without. I trust my heart and intuition to guide me without second guessing myself constantly. I feel free in a way I haven’t before, spiritually, and I accept who I am now without question or doubt.” Tammi Sinnett
“I feel more grounded, calmer and connected. I know that I am listening more to my inner guidance and I am becoming aware of the guidance I am receiving externally.” Cheryl Lewis
“I am stronger with more energy. I feel more connected and in tune with my body and intuition. I feel wiser and in tune with spirit and excited for what the future brings and what I can achieve – giddy up!” Lily P
“I feel more connected, more in my body, more trusting of my intuition and “knowings” around the things I need to do. I feel more trusting of my body.” Elise McLellan
“100% more in touch with messages from my physical body. I realise I have been disconnected from my body for a long while and it is liberating to start honouring those messages I am receiving” Jo Wallace
“What hasn’t changed? I feel confident and assured in my purpose. I’ve had extreme clarity as to why I have had certain thought patterns throughout my life. I feel I am able to let go of judgment and be true to who I am. My confidence and self-belief are at an all time high and I feel totally at peace with myself. I feel a sacred sense of connection to something outside of me, I’ve never really felt this connection before.” Samara Ogden
“I am doing more exercise and I am enjoying being active in my body. I am drinking more water and less alcohol. I am eating a lot cleaner. I am becoming in touch with my femininity and feeling more confident in my body. I am sleeping better. I am less impacted by others and their crap. I am able to manage my energy better in my work and life outside work” Lily P
“I have let go of worrying about everything and I have allowed myself to be happy, sad, angry, alive, joyous or whatever it is I am feeling and not judge or criticise myself for feeling that way. I feel like I am finally ready to accept myself for who I am. I don’t need validation or approval from anyone else.” Natasha Graham
“I have let go of feelings of guilt. I have had the courage and strength to let go of toxic people in my life. I have gained a massive amount of clarity and feel connected to my intuition” Tonia Corrone
“I am much more centred, less catastrophic in my responses to issues. I feel a much deeper connection with others, more compassion and I am more present. I am learning to let go, be less driven and trust that everything is for my highest good.” Jo Wallace.
“I have let go of the need to be anyone other than who I am. In opening my heart, I am healing it, and learning to love what is – especially myself. I feel my connection to source clearly and I see now that there are answers in obvious places that I overlooked before. I feel motivated to allow my path to take me to where I need to go without forcing anything, as it will happen the way, and when, its meant to.” Tammi Sinnett.
“I am much calmer with dealing with crisis! I am flowing more with what is going on around me instead of reacting. I am more accepting of others and becoming less judgmental. I have gained more clarity in my inner fears and now have motivation to face them” Cheryl Lewis.
“I’ve developed a better understanding and appreciation of my body and what it needs and why. I’ve become more relaxed amongst people I know, more open to being honest about how I feel about things but in a kind way. I have let go of that feeling of oneness that happens re: things happening “to me”, become more aware that things are often about larger issues. I have become more free talking to people about my spirituality and healing practices.” Elise McLellan
What was the highlight of the journey for you?
“The music each week was amazing. Kicker sound system!! I enjoyed drawing the mandalas each week post dance. I enjoyed learning about the chakras and their impact and how to heal and balance each. (I had no idea before the course about them at all.) I enjoyed sharing with the group, it was an amazing group of woman and a safe space” Lily P
“It was awesome, I had a great time and it was way more powerful than I thought it was going to be. The highlight was the throat chakra. What I thought was going to be a difficult class flowed easily and was enjoyable. I also loved third eye week, I really felt mine open and feel more reengaged that it has been for a long time. I loved getting back into my body and gaining a physical experience of what the chakras mean personally for me” Elise McLellan
“I love the lesson of “sitting with it”. Not needing to know the answer right away has calmed me in so many ways. Having the freedom to explore your own thoughts, feelings and emotions through movement and music was incredible, loved it!’ Tonia Corrone
“The throat chakra hands down was the highlight for me. I don’t know that I have ever felt such energy or so alive as I did in that session” Natasha Graham.
“I loved the energy and shared experience of being in a group, it helped immensely to know I wasn’t alone in my journey. Specifically the dance of the heart chakra was particularly moving for me, as was the third eye” Tammi Sinnett
“My new found sense of belief, self-assuredness and the ability to let go and detach from expectations. The music each week was amazing. The mandala drawings at the end of each session was a great way to integrate each lesson” Samara Ogden
“I enjoyed drawing my mandala, as when put together it showed me where my strength and weaknesses are and what I should be doing. And of course I also loved doing the dances, especially when I ended up dancing with my guides” Cheryl Lewis
“I was very confronted by the mandala section of the workshop and I am pleased that I let my fear (the I can’t draw fear) just be there and did it anyway!! I am pretty pleased with my mandalas too!!” Jo Wallace
Pretty amazing feedback huh??
That’s because its an amazing journey.
Note : Since writing this blog a number of years ago I am now no longer teaching Chakradance. I adore the practice but now focusing on the other offerings in my work. I still totally advocate Chakradance and encourage you to try a class if feeling drawn.
Do you feel drawn?
There are Chakradance facilitators worldwide, so to look up a local class and find a teacher near you on the official website here.
If you would like to try Chakradance in the comfort of your own home there are wonderful guided albums and also a DVD that you can purchase from the Chakradance site.