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We dance our life. We dance ourselves. We are dance. We are danced.

Let’s allow it to happen.

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
~ Rumi

Open Hearts Dance

Open Hearts Dance is a space where we can can get in touch with our “inner dancer” through explorations and acceptance of our emotional landscape by conscious and liberated movements. These moments are focused on feeling, breathing, inner and outer movements.

An invitation to connect within and without, to ourself, to others and to what we are weaved from, what we are weaved with. A dance journey to our true essence.

Open Hearts Dance
A ONDA centro cultural
Rua dos Barreiros,
7630-174 Relíquias

Every Friday 6.30-8pm
5 euros

No prerequisites

Contact : Anaïs 966486923

My dancing path :

I explore dance and movement since 1984 when I took my first dance class. I practiced ballet for 16 years, Contemporary dance, African dance (as part of the band Mabinghiba in the UK), Tandava (danced meditation from the Kashmir tantric tradition transmitted by Daniel Odier), 5 rhythms, Authentic Movement, Gaga, Biodanza, Ecstatic dance, Iyengar yoga, Qi-Gong, Dô-in, Body Mind Centering, Mouvement medicine, Oriental dance, Contact dance, Body Weather, Trance Dance, …

My exploration of movement and consciousness extends to energy work through massages and shamanic practices (journeying, channeling).

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions:When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence ?

Where we stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.”
~ Gabrielle Roth