Dances of Universal Peace:
Sacred Songdance is a beautiful way to meet the people with whom you have been doing yoga. Within the circular dances we meet several partners, exchanging with each the blessings of the touch, the glance, and the heart. We sing beautiful mantric melodies, and move with gentle rhythmic steps side to side and in and out, making a a dancing mandala. Our arms form the shapes of the devotional gestures of the heart and soul. This practice originated in San Francisco in the 1960s when Samuel Lewis an American Sufi Master, disciple of Hazraat Inayaat Khan, who taught his flower power students how to develop reverence and discipline as a necessity for feeling the bliss of the Divine. It is a great joy to do these dances and a wonderful way to come together as One.
I am trained in the astrological yoga of Samuel Lewis and the Kundalini Yoga of Yogi Bhajan. I use also my experience as an actress to inform my lessons on distinguishing the unique qualities of the planets in action within our daily lives. In my classes I cover yoga mudras, and postures, kriyas and mantras which will enhance the positive strengths of qualities you may be deficient in or inflamed with a surfeit of. For instance if you are Moon deficient, it will be very hard to feel safe and cosy and at home anywhere. People will tell you that you can't listen and that you are insenstive to their needs. Conversely if your Moon energy is overflowing you will be clinging too much to cosiness, reluctant to forgo home comforts and far too sentimental and attached to people. There are certain simple yogic practices that bring the Moon into balance within you. The same goes for the other six major classical planets.