Dance

As the ground continues to warm and sap rises in the trees, a stirring in our blood moves us toward engagement with Life. We breathe a little deeper; find fresh inspiration, longer light, and rising passion that exhilerates our bodies with the inherent joy of being alive and in connection with all beings.

This Spring Equinox, come celebrate and explore your Budding Romance with Life. Feel & dance your connection to universe, earth, and human community. We will explore places where hesitation holds back the heart and nurture the natural cycles of in and out, open and closed on the way to full bloom.

When Life walks by
and catches your eye
and you feel the unicorn sparkles inside
don’t be stopped by the shy
walk up and say, hi!

Please bring an altar item as you are moved to – a symbol of what is budding? Or love of life? Relationship to life?

EarthBody is about internalizing our inheritance from the stars and the earth, bringing it into our body, catalyzing and transforming it into movement, dance, and connection. It is politically, environmentally, and spiritually conscious dance with a whole lotta HEART.

Saturday, March 18th, 10:45am – 5:45pm, one hour for lunch

Sliding scale $80-40. space is limited to 14 dancers, so please contact Jess ( jessripley@gmail.com ) or Anna (annadale_ave@hotmail.com ) to pre-register.

We will be dancing in the Waterline Studio inside the Headwaters Theatre (55 NE Farragut St. #4 — entrance at front of building, next to North Portland Yoga).

If you are strongly called to attend and are experiencing financial difficulty. Please contact us. We have some partial scholarships available.

Yeehaw, Spring!!

Much Love,
Jess & Anna

 

Dance is my prayer for healing.

Dance with me:

Dance your prayer for healing, magnified by the reflection of me dancing my prayer and reflecting you dancing your prayer.

Be seen in your physicality and expression, gently mirrored and encouraged to be fully your self.

Feel full permission to be as you are when you are.

My mirrored reflection of you in dance is a force for positive expressive change.

Dance with me in small groups or individually.

Call or email to ask any questions: 541-556-5961, jessripley@gmail.com

I am a passionate force for social, cultural, and personal liberation through dance. I have studied international folkdance including bellydance and social dance forms in the US. I studied dance leadership with Paula Byrne, and completed the Dancing Freedom training with Samantha Sweetwater. I also completed the Yoga Therapy Training at the DAYA Foundation with Sarahjoy Marsh. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, a trauma-informed Yoga Therapist, and a Master’s candidate for Mental Health Counseling specializing in Dance Therapy.

 

2017 Monthly Dance Series:

Third Saturdays, in collaboration with my dear friend and colleague Anna Dale.

Earthbody is about internalizing our inheritance from the stars and the earth, bringing it into our body, catalyzing and transforming it into movement, dance, and connection. It is politically, environmentally, and spiritually conscious dance with a whole lotta HEART.

Space is limited to 14 dancers, so please contact Jess ( jessripley@gmail.com ) or Anna (annadale_ave@hotmail.com ) to pre-register.

We will be dancing in the Waterline Studio inside the Headwaters Theatre (55 NE Farragut St. #4 — entrance at front of building, next to North Portland Yoga).

If you are strongly called to attend and are experiencing financial difficulty. Please contact us. We have some partial scholarships available.

We look forward to moving with you.

Love,
Jess & Anna

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