Dance and Release
Dance and Release: Movement for Healing is about being present through dance and bringing joy into your life. Listening to music alone can be a healing experience. Freeing our bodies to do what it wants to the music is another thing entirely. When you get out of your head and into your body, you get out of your own way. When you're not wondering what people think about you, you can be fully about your SELF. When you've allowed your limbs and facials and hair and feet to move around and fling about, you've freed your spirit to dance with Spirit and tap into the connecting energy of the universe. When we dance, we're not alone, even when we dance by ourselves.
The first Dance and Release party was held on Sunday, July 12 (registration is now closed)! Register for the next one and to be notified of future Parties!
Mer has used dance for most of her life for healing and joy.
As a singer, hip hop dancer and choreographer, certified Zumba instructor, and lover of Filipino cultural dance like Tinikling and Maria Clara, Mer knows first-hand the healing powers of music and dance.
Join us for Dance and Release: Movement for Healing
on Friday, September 18 between 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT
for a quick 10-minute dance session with music playlist from AstraLogik!
Click on the image below to listen to AstraLogik's playlist from our August 16 Dance & Release party!
AstraLogik: A Queer Pinay Duo from the Bay Area, California. They source their music from their experiences as nomads, seekers of their inner and outer purpose & the dynamic exploration of healing in the constructs of a capitalist-patriarchal society.
Can't join this dance party but want to be invited to the next one?
Register anyway and we'll add you to Mer's Dance Party listserv!
Anything you need to do prepare?
If you're not used to dancing in a group, consider meditating the day before or a few hours before. Spend 5-10 minutes feeling your body, being with your breath. Remind yourself that this is a gift for you, and not about impressing anyone else. Remember that we're dancing for freedom, it is not a performance. You can be truly who you are as soon as the music turns on, and you don't have to stop being who you are until well after the music has faded away.
Anything you need to bring?
On the day of the dance party, wear comfortable clothing. Consider being barefoot so you can really feel the ground beneath your feet. If you can be outside, do so, so you can dance with the breeze and all living things. Have your water and towel ready.