Currently being offered every two weeks online - on Saturdays and Sundays.
Via zoom, by donation for female dancers.
Running with Wolves is our Women's 5Rhythms mindful and 'bodyful' movement workshops now on offer around the world. 5Rhythms is a catalytic dance and movement practice, based on the creative flow of nature. Dancing a wave - activates and then settles our nervous system, and offers us a map for understanding our body’s own inner waves, the rhythms of nature, and the rhythms of the creative process.
This women's workshop explores the wisdom of the wolf, as written about in the book 'Women Who Run with the Wolves,' by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. We draw on the medicine of the wolf - and use it as our basis for an embodied inquiry and dance. Running with Wolves - Women's 5Rhythms - offers us a regular ritual to honour ourselves, and our sisters.
In this workshop, we'll be invited to draw from the deep movement pulses. And we will track and trace these impulses until they find form and expression.
The rhythms remind us of our cyclic nature, of the ebbs and flows of our creativity and of the spiraling, unfolding pathway of our lives. We’ll dance and move together, to embody and reconnect with our physicality, and to witness and honour this with our sisters.
Just like the wolf, the female psyche has often been misunderstood, feared, and hunted to near extinction. Now is the time for the feminine way of being to return to our awareness. This is your invitation to track the movements and desires of your animal self, your deeper wisdom and to return to your fur-covered sensing self. This is your invitation to listen deeply. Do you hear the call?
We'll dance the 5Rhythms wave, work with the story and our own stories, embody the rhythms and the story with somatic exercises, work with authentic movement and have a cuppa together. This workshop is open to all women - no experience with the stories, or wolves or with dance is necessary! Come join us and dive into this supportive, liberating and empowering creative experience.
Natalie has woven new maps for women to dance through their lunar/menstrual energies; their birthing/creative energies; and their empowerment/archetypal life energies and life cycles. Through her studies with Alexandra Pope (The Red School), Rhea Dempsey (Birthing Wisdom) and working with the archetypal stories of Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Women Who Run with the Wolves), Natalie has absorbed the current principles of female wisdom, and interlaced these with the simple, and yet potent and catalysing map of Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms dance. Together these new maps form a carefully curated, sensitively synthesised, and richly multi-layered tapestry that form the basis for Natalie's women's moving medicine work. Dancing through, and embodying these maps, nurtures our well-being, our creativity and expression, and re-connects us to our essence and life-force.