What is Essence Dance?
Essence Dance is a blindfolded spiritual practice based on ancient shamanic Trance Dance and Hawaiian Wisdom. It provides a safe space where you can journey into yourself as deeply as you are willing to go in the moment. Connecting you with your creative power, your life force and your true purpose in this lifetime, Essence Dance roots your spirit firmly in your body and supports your consciousness to expand.
The blindfold prevents your mind from limiting your experience to what is already known and allows your being to journey into a deeper truth than your mind can comprehend. No one is watching you — not even you, and suddenly you find yourself free to know who you really are, without past limitations. Once your blindfold is on, rhythmic beats and percussive instruments take you on a journey within.
Everything you need to know is explained at the beginning of the dance and a safe space is provided for you to truly let go of any inhibitions so that you can 'dance like nobody is watching'.
Essence Dance is a unique practice that has been known to enhance many people’s experiences of becoming a true co-creator in their lives, living with greater passion, deeper love and total authenticity. It is a practice that appeals to a broad range of people — from those who already use dance as a tool for growth, to the opposite end of the spectrum of people who have always been too afraid to dance. Essence Dance is a true opportunity to DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING!
Who is Essence Dance For?
You don’t need to know ‘how to dance’ to engage with and reap the benefits of Essence Dance. You simply need to move in your own way and at your own pace. It is suitable for adults of all ages, and is also a form of physical exercise.
An added bonus is that “a new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect.” (see https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-reverse-aging-brain.html?fbclid=IwAR1qs2vfTK4EcxJU1CjNM5sqbi5nEfWumgmUcF3e0aFZ4yEvaqq7WhCodkU)
If you aren't sure whether Essence Dance is for you, why not come to an Introduction to Essence Dance event to try it out before committing to a 9 week journey?
Charlie Snow facilitates both the Introductory event and the 9 week journey of Essence Dance. They have facilitated Essence Dance events and workshops in Melbourne, Lismore and Mullumbimby and at various Australian dance and music festivals.
Charlie has trained as a facilitator in Kundalini Dance and TranceDance (as developed by Frank Natale), and created the powerful transformational dance modality called 'Essence Dance' by marrying Hawaiian spiritual understandings with shamanic practices.
With over 19 years experience working with Hawaiian wisdom, as well as with teaching and holding space for people through bodywork and Essence Dance, Charlie shares Hawaiian wisdom with permission from Hawaiian Elders. The 9 Hawaiian Inspirations which Essence Dance is based on have been developed in consultation with Hawaiian Elder Aunty Mahealani Kuamo’o-Henry.