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Learning Shakuhachi was the big lesson for this life. I again learned the feeling of connection to the earth. Watching, listening, feeling the breath and then the sound and then the silence. Shakuhachi is a type of Zen and it follows the ancient Japanese tradition of Ma, sound and silence, movement and stillness, object and space and it is clearly seen in the traditional brush painting of black paint and white background.

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My Lifelong Search for Sacred Dance

When I reflect on my lifelong dedication to Sacred Dance, I see that all along I have been motivated by the longing to worship with others in a way which strengthens community, welcomes the body, and honours women and the earth. The traditional circle dances I’ve been researching for 35 years have been the golden thread guiding me on this journey. The dances represent a living lineage of indigenous European wisdom, in harmony with that of non-European peoples, and the values they embody are exactly the values we need to rekindle now, as we face a critical crossroads in human history.

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Finding the Sacred in Nia Dance By Hiie Saumaa

Dancing Nia is not only pleasurable, healthy, and strengthening for the body and mind, but it can be an incredibly powerful, active force that moves your life in a different direction.

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Moving Mandalas by Cherie Hill and Wendy Morrell

Moving Mandalas – an amazing adventure dancing mandalas from Ottawa Canada to Bali Indonesia.

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Alleluia Dance Theater: COME TO THE WATER a Dance retreat by Stella Matsuda

 “COME TO THE WATER” ALLELUIA DANCE THEATER Dance/Prayer Retreat Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino, CA  January 15-17, 2016  We entered into the year 2016, with our thoughts focused on water as a precious commodity in our lives. As we gather together

Posted in Body Prayer, Choreography, Dance, Liturgical dance, moving meditation, Religious dance, Sacred Dance

Dancing on Waves of Grace – Synopsis: “You Should Have Been There!”

Let’s take a look back at the festival Dancing on Waves of Grace
Sacred Dance Guild Festival 2015

Posted in authentic Movem, Choreography, Circle Dance, Dance, Dance festival, Liturgical dance, modern dance, moving meditation, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, World Dance

BALI BEAUTY ALL AROUND

                                                                                                       By JoyBeth Lufty Welcome One, Welcome All…Z From Maiden to Mystress, from Mother to Muse, The Wheel keeps on turning and this much

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MOVING FROM MY CENTER by Stella Matsuda SDG Festival 2015 presenter

Festival 2015 presenter Stella Matsuda will be teaching a repertory piece, but is hoping that her philosophy of dance as described in this article will be what she really give to the dancers, not just steps.

Join Stella With boundless grace of God through dance

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Reflections on a day by the Sea by Mary Francis Hoffman PhD- Presenter SDG Festival 2015

MaryFrancis Hoffman Reflects on her recent authentic movement workshop in Hawai’i. Come join her, she is a presenter at the Sacred Dance Guild Festival 2015 in Erie Pennsylvania

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Is This Heaven? By Elaine Sisler

Dancers from Maine, Connecticut, Canada, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Cape Cod and over ten different Massachusetts towns gathered to celebrate and dance their divine diversity in Sacred Dance Guild’s first SD-GO Global Initiative, CultureFest weekend.

Posted in Christian dance, Circle Dance, Dance, Dance festival, folk dance, Global OutReach, Liturgical dance, moving meditation, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, World Dance