In this course, you'll be offered 6 modules, released each week, with a live zoom call once a week where you can ask questions, share your experience, or just listen to other dancers along the journey!
Each module brings you a juicy yoga class themed for the week, which will allow you to really feel into your body and listen to its deep wisdom. You'll also receive a lecture on our weekly topic, and either a meditation or a practice to help you fully embody the practices each week.
Module 1~Freedom with Movement
As dancers, and especially ballet dancers, we are made to dance somebody else's choreography (most of the time), and really are dancing somebody else's words. So how can we find the freedom within these parameters placed upon us? This module brings to our attention why we dance. Why did you begin dancing in the first place? How can you connect back to that place of freedom and joy? There is a fun practice in store for us here to help you release what doesn't serve you in your dancing, to help you find your freedom!
Module 2 ~ Nourishing the Body
Food is our fuel and our medicine as athletes. What we put into our bodies directly affects how we perform. So we need to put ENOUGH fuel, and fuel that really brings us joy! After struggling with my own food and body image issues for quite awhile, I truly understand just how important our fuel, our food medicine is to us! So, after a medicinal flow, Jess Spinner will chat with us about nourishing our bodies and having confidence in our food choices. And we'll get to have a beautiful discussion about this in our call after you journal!
Module 3 ~ Moving with Love
One of the most important things I've had to do in my career is to learn to move with love! One of my yoga teachers once asked me, "Abby, why do you abuse your body?" I hadn't really given this much thought, but it was true! How I was dancing was abusive. I didn't appreciate all of the things my beautiful vessel allowed me to do! In this module, we'll open our hearts with our movement practice, and talk about self-care and body image, and you'll receive some beautiful self-care practices you can implement into your daily life.
Module 4 ~ Cycles of Movement
As female dancers, our energy undergoes a monthly cycle, yes, because of our bleed! As a woman with endometriosis (a uterine disorder affecting my menstrual cycle), menstrual cycle awareness, especially for dancers, is something I'm extremely passionate about! It is so important for us to recognise the cycle our body goes through, and LISTEN. So, all the material in this module is tailored to your cycle.
Module 5 ~ The Power of Rest
Rest isn't a word we like to hear very often as dancers. But burnout is a very real situation. It is so important for us to be able to rest, and to understand how much resting can actually boost our performance. In this module, we'll dive into a yin practice, and discuss the power of rest!
Module 6 ~ Finding Authenticity in Dance
And finally! How do we find our authentic voice as dancers? How do we learn the power of our opinions and feel the freedom to REALLY express from our hearts? I spent so much time dancing for someone else, and this really took away my joy of dance. By finding my own sense of authenticity in my dancing, that joy has come back! In this module, we'll talk about the power of our voice, and the power of authenticity, and seal the space with an ecstatic dance practice.
Welcome to the journey!