I’m all in a flurry today…
…dancing around my house in my pajama anticipating the vision that on Sunday night women from all over my bioregion will leave their homes and drive to the mountains of Beulah to the Mountain Park Environmental Center’s Stone Pavilion for an Evening of Dance. This evening is a part of the Healthy Women Sampler Retreat that I am co-leading with Retreat Coach Diane Mueller and will take 14 amazing women on a 3 night/4 day journey of rest, renewal and exploration of how to get healthier in their lives. This is what I do: lead retreats and call women into circles. I know that there is a huge power in making time for oneself, away from the demands of home life–family, work and life stressors.
The women who will come and dance are women that have many feelings about dance. Some women just love it. Some women find it challenging as they don’t feel like they can really move in their bodies. They want to dance, but they get stuck. Stuck in their minds and stuck feeling embarrassed to dance in public. What they realize when they come and dance on a retreat with me is that …there is no right way or wrong way to move. You just let the music flow over you and you begin to move. Dancing is retreating into oneself. It is about connecting the inner wisdom of your heart with the movement of your body. Your breathe begins to rise up as your heart awakens and beats hard. Blood flows. Energy is everywhere. The things you were thinking about all day are gone. You are in the moment.
Coach Helene Van Manen, MCC | Founder, Retreat Coach Network