I stood there blankly, paused in some slipstream of consciousness.
You see, I had just been speaking with her about a particular dance journey I co-facilitated with a mutual friend. And yes, I have facilitated many dance journeys, yet for some reason this question had me in an alternate time and space.
As a child, up to my mid 30’s, dance had been a chance to check out from a harsh environment and the woes of other people. When I danced I felt free, alive, sensual and in some way powerful. There was a part of me that could go within and disappear. I could express my emotions through my movements no=one would know. There was also another part of me that could turn on the exhibitionist, the performer.
Yet when I reflect, I was somehow disassociated from myself as well, or perhaps I was unable to truly recognise what was moving through me.
Then I came across this incredible body of work called “Dancing The Divine”. I didn’t need to read much about it, just a few key words stood out to me and spoke to my heart …. Ancient priestess temple dancer
…. The next thing I knew I was on this profound women’s journey and I became consciously connected to my body for the first time, as the flow of “Divinity” (Spirit) danced me.
The performer ego died. Something incredibly wondrous, mysterious and ancient awakened within and emerged from my tiny, thin and curvaceous body; I had come home to myself.
So no, I don’t teach dance.
I DO however offer opportunities for women to come home to themselves to access the Divine Ancient Shamanic Medicine Women, the Dakini (sky dancer) Temple Priestess within. This so that more women can embody and gift the world with healing, transformation, restoring harmony in relating with other women, men, with everyone and everything.
I invite you, dear woman, come and journey with my offering, the Sacred Erotique Dances of the Dakini and restore your ancient feminine wisdom of life and loving power.
Sensual Body Wisdom - dancing woman
22-23 August 2015
Leela Studios, Paddington NSW
Contact Shantell Shakti for more info