Previous series, ended May 28, 2017:

The Dance of Self-Care: A Somatic Exploration of the Mother Within

Sustenance (The Empress) from the Tarot of Empowerment
Sustenance (The Empress) from the Tarot of Empowerment.

In the tarot, the Empress represents the archetype of the mother; the source of feminine strength, unconditional love, nurturance, nourishment, and creativity.

During this series we will explore, through tarot and movement, embodied practices to become the vital source of your own self-care in mind, body, heart and spirit.

This series is divided into three parts or aspects of self-care through the lens of the mother archetype:

1. The Dance of Affirmation
2. The Dance of Sensuality and
3. The Dance of the Creative Impulse.

Somatic means “relating to the body.” In ArcanaDance, we bring tarot imagery, symbolism and meaning into the body so that tarot becomes a transformative embodied experience.

 

Previous series, ended April 16, 2017:

The Dance of Liberation: A Somatic Exploration of Personal Freedom

The Tower from the Osho Zen Tarot
The Tower from the Osho Zen Tarot

What is holding you back from experiencing personal freedom? The Tower takes us from breakdown to breakthrough.

In the tarot, the Tower card represents the archetype of liberation and it will blow your mind!

During this series we will explore, through tarot and movement, how to shake-up and liberate ourselves from the structures, systems, beliefs and habits that keep us confined.

Somatic means “relating to the body.” In ArcanaDance, we bring tarot imagery, symbolism and meaning into the body so that tarot becomes a transformative embodied experience.

 

 

 

 

Previous series, ended February 26, 2017:

The Dance of the Four Elements: 
A Movement Exploration of Earth, Fire, Water & Air

Four Elements Flyer HeaderIn the tarot, the minor arcana is comprised of four suits that correlate with the four elements and specific aspects or energies in our lives: body (earth), fire (spirit), water (emotion) and air (mind).

During this series you will explore, through tarot and movement, how these four key archetypal elements are expressed through your life. You will also learn more about the numbered cards in the minor arcana. If you ever wanted to know what the Five of Swords/Air or Ten of Wands (Fire) mean, this is your chance to learn about and move them into your body!

Session 1: The Dance of the Suit of Earth
Session 2: The Dance of Suit of Fire
Session 3: The Dance of Suit of Water
Session 4: The Dance of Suit of Air

 

Previous series, ended January 22, 2017:

The Dance of the Visionary: 
A Somatic Exploration of Imagination

The Magician from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert
The Magician from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert

During this three-week series we will explore the tarot card, the Magician.

In the tarot, the Magician card represents the archetype of the visionary. The Magician invites us to access our imagination to tap into unlimited potential and possibilities.

During this series you will explore, through tarot and movement, the tools a visionary uses to bring their vision into form. Drop-in or attend all three classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous series, ended December 18, 2016:

The Dance of Justice: A Somatic Exploration of Cause & Effect

Justice from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert
Justice from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert

During this three-week series we will explore the tarot card, Justice.

In the tarot, the Justice card represents the archetype of cause and effect. Justice invites us to be truthful about our intent and impact, become accountable for our actions, and return our lives to a sense of order and balance.

This is the perfect archetype to explore when you are seeking ways to reconcile or mediate imbalances in your life, when you are ready to make amends and when you feel called to advocate for your truth in a way that serves the greater good.

 

 

 

 

Previous series, ended October 30, 2016:

The Dance of Death: A Somatic Exploration of Transitions

Death from the Chrysalis Tarot deck

During this three-week series we will explored the tarot card, Death.

In the tarot, the Death card represents the archetype of transition and transformation. Death invites us to release the past, clear away what is no longer relevant in our lives while transitioning to new beginnings.

This is the perfect archetype to explore when you are seeking ways to honor endings in your life, such as the loss of relationships/career/moving to a new home/old habits or beliefs, whilst reconciling the feelings of loss and anticipation of the new.

 

 

 

 


Previous series, ended September 9, 2016:

The Dance of the Dark Goddess: A Somatic Exploration of our Shadow

Dark Goddess Series Flyer Header Only (1)A special three-part ArcanaDance series.

  • Session 1: An introduction to the Dark Goddess and dancing with shadow energies (90 minutes)
  • Session 2: Dancing with our unique shadow (90 minutes)
  • Session 3: Dancing our shadow into the light and healing ritual (120 minutes)

Dancing with our shadow can be both transformative and healing. Carl Jung said that the stories and symbols mapped out in the tarot are the “descendants of the archetypes of transformation.” He also believed that the shadow is one of the most powerful archetypal forces. The shadow is often described as our “inner demons” and can be felt as the part of us that is so overwhelming in its darkness and heaviness that we don’t know how to deal with it. The tarot offers a safe and supportive map to work with our shadow.

During this three-part series, we used the tarot to dance with our shadow and usher it into light, using the Dark Goddess Tarot deck, by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince.

The Dark Goddess Tarot is a beautiful and powerful deck follows the traditional structure of a tarot deck, and its archetypal journey, but replaces the images with those of powerful goddess and female figures from around that world. Ellen says that the “Dark Goddess Tarot is inspired by and intended for troubled times. Not to deny pain or celebrate it, but to look at it with honesty, address it with honor, then do something about it.”

 

Previous series, ended August 28, 2016:

The Dance of the High Priestess: A Somatic Exploration of Intuition

The High Priestess from the Tarot of Transformation
The High Priestess from the Tarot of Transformation

During this three-week series we will explored the tarot card, The High Priestess.

In the tarot, the High Priestess card represents the archetype of the awakened and intuitive mind. The High Priestess invites us to connect with our inner knowing, our intuition.

This is the perfect archetype to explore when you are seeking ways to access and honor your inner truth. In this series, you will discover the ways intuition speaks to you through your body. Rooted in this inner knowing, you will find that you can navigate your life in a way that is deeply self-honoring.

Sessions:

  • Session 1: Awakening Intuition through the Dance of Knowing
  • Session 2: Disarming the Mind through the Dance of Understanding
  • Session 3: Sustaining Presence through the Dance of the Lunar Phases

 

Previous series, ended July 24, 2016:

The Sun of Life from the Wildwood Tarot
The Sun of Life from the Wildwood Tarot

The Dance of the Sun: 
A Somatic Exploration of Vitality and Radiance

During this three-week series we explored the tarot card, The Sun, and its associated minor arcana cards (Ace of Air, Ace of Water, Ace of Fire and Ace of Earth).

In the tarot, the Sun card represents the archetype of vitality. The Sun invites us shine, express our radiance, and turn towards what makes us feel vital and alive.

This is the perfect archetype to explore when you are seeking ways to raise your vibration. Solar power your life! Tune in to your inner sunshine. Move through the world as the shimmering and shining light that you are. In this series, you will learn how to move your body and breath to increase and sustain vital and joyful energy!

 

 

Previous series, ended May 29, 2016:

The Dance of Strength: 
A Somatic Exploration of Bravery and Courage

Strength from the Anna K Tarot
Strength from the Anna K Tarot

During this three-week series we explored the tarot card, Strength, and its associated minor arcana cards (8 of Air, 8 of Water, 8 of Fire and 8 of Earth). In the tarot, the Strength card represents the archetype of bravery. Strength is a primal call to summon our inner courage when faced with adversity.

This is the perfect archetype to explore when you are noticing that fear, doubt and perceptions of weakness are limiting and restricting your life. Guided by the voice of Strength, we will bring a somatic infusion of compassion and self-love to embolden our hearts and lives. You are so much stronger than you know!

 

 

 

Previous series, ended April 24, 2016:

The Dance of Judgment: A Somatic Exploration of Rebirth and Renewal

Alchemy (Judgment) from the Triple Goddess Tarot
Alchemy (Judgment) from the Triple Goddess Tarot

During this three-week series we explored the tarot card, Judgment, and its associated minor arcana cards (2 or Air, 2 of Water, 2 of Fire and 2 of Earth). In the tarot, the Judgment card represents heeding the call to a new beginning. Judgment is passageway to expanded awareness that liberates us from constriction and allows us to experience the sensation of renewed vitality and inspiration for life.

This is the perfect archetype to explore during the season of spring, when there is new life and growth emerging all around us in the natural world. Through our dances, guided by the voice of Judgment, we can tap into the potential for newness emerging in our own lives.

 

 

 

 

Previous series, ended February 28, 2016:

The Dance of the Lovers: the Archetype of Love 

The Lovers from the Osho Zen Tarot
The Lovers from the Osho Zen Tarot

During this three week series we will explored the archetype of The Lovers and the associated minor arcana cards (6 or Air, 6 of Water, 6 of Fire and 6 of Earth). In the tarot, the Lovers card represents the archetype of love. More than an archetype of romantic love, the Lovers is about how we grow through the mirror of relationship, with ourselves and with others. It’s also about the choices we make to follow the call of our heart’s desire. This archetype is a rich exploration of passion, partnership, choice and saying yes to the power of love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous series, ended January 24, 2016:

The Dance of the Empress: the Archetype of the Mother 

The Gardener (Empress) from the Gaian Tarot
The Gardener (Empress) from the Gaian Tarot

During this three week series we explored the archetype of The Empress and the associated minor arcana cards (3 or Air, 3 of Water, 3 of Fire and 3 of Earth). In the tarot, the Empress card represents the archetype of the mother. The mother is the source of feminine strength, unconditional love, nurturance, nourishment, and creativity. When we explore this archetype, we access the ability to heal and become the vital source of our own self-care and nourishment of mind, body, heart and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous series, ended October 29, 2015:

The Dance of the Emperor: the Archetype of Masculine Leadership

The Emperor from the Thoth Tarot
The Emperor from the Thoth Tarot

Each week we explored, through dance, how the archetypal energy of the Emperor influences our ability to step into a leadership role in all four realms of our lives. We had the opportunity to sense where we need to strengthen our mind, body, heart and soul in order to exert the personal power, authority and control needed to become the ultimate architect of our lives.

This is a wonderful archetype to explore if you want to invoke greater discipline and strategy in your work or with a creative project, or if you are ready to put necessary boundaries in place towards healthier living. Imagine what can emerge for you from giving yourself the gift of four weeks to explore your capacity to build and lead!

 

 

 

 

Previous series, ended August 9, 2015:

Dance of the High Priestess: the Archetype of The Seer 

The High Priestess from the Tarot of Transformation
The High Priestess from the Tarot of Transformation

The High Priestess invites us to access our intuition and feminine wisdom. This archetype offers us the opportunity to deepen and shift our relationship with our inner truth. Each week we explored, through dance, how the High Priestess influences the realms of our mind, heart, body and spirit.