Essence Dance Testimonials
I first did Essence Dance with Charlie almost 10 years ago ...
and I still remember the feeling of the space it takes you into.
It is profoundly moving, deep and spiritual.
Charlie held such a space of wisdom, non-judgement, integrity and intention.
It was blindfold, but I used to love how Charlie would dance around us,
playing different percussion instruments along to the tribal beats.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves dance,
anyone looking for a spiritual experience or a deeper level of self awareness,
and to anyone, who like myself back then, is seeking to gain some self confidence.
Essence Dance for me is a sacred opportunity to connect within and go on a mini vision quest each time.
Every week in the course a different Hawaiian spiritual principle is introduced
and we are invited to create an intention to summon the energy of that principle into our dance, and life.
There is such power in moving and dancing an intention — it energizes it and it then pulses out into your life.
I did this course several times about 10 years ago and have been urging Charlie to bring it back!
Charlie holds a beautiful, heart centred space and the wisdom of the teachings.
I feel that this upcoming course is going to be very transformative for all involved.
Sophia E. Davis
I would most definitely recommend Essence Dance to anyone
who is seeking to learn more about their spirituality and/or
to assist in maintaining overall health and wellbeing.
I have also found the courses thus far, as a person with a disability and mobility issues,
to be fully accessible (in every sense of the word, including emotional safety big time!).
I was introduced to this via a loved one last year, and have loved the classes I have done since.
The benefits have been endless.
Both grateful for the introduction and the ability to explore spirituality in this format.
The physical benefit, from the movement alone has increased my mobility and strength,
which in turn has relieved a lot of pain.
The spiritual and emotional benefit, has helped me to resolve a lot of emotional pain,
letting go of *stuff* that has held me back, a lot of self destructive behaviour starting to be eliminated.
During the first series, I was going through a lot of life changes.
And at that time, the classes helped to ground whilst I was all over the place.
Now, I'm ready to enter the consolidation phase...
establishing good self care practices in this manner to I guess, settle everything.
And as a Gender Diverse human... it's helping me to embrace the what is, and prepare my mind, soul and body for the what will be. A successful and happy future, I hope.
Thank you Charlie for these amazing opportunities.
I have experienced an Essence dance course with Charlie Snow and it was really deep and transforming
and an amazing space to meet myself in new ways.
Charlie holds a really beautiful unconditional heart space for this dance practice
with a community of people willing to go to their edge to discover new levels
of self love, self awareness, empowerment, freedom.
Angela Hina Gates
Imagine being able to EMBODY THE REALLY GUTSY STUFF that has been inside you
wanting to be recognised, challenged, understood and known ...
What I love in particularly is the ADRENALIN RUSH
JUST AS I’M PUTTING ON THE BLINDFOLD at the start of each dance.
The incredible, EARTH-SHAKING BEAUTIFUL SOUND that Charlie has at the start of each soundtrack
as you put your blindfold on … my adrenaline is peaking!
Because I don’t know how it will be as I dance into my Na'Au Gut Knowing Centre,
or any of the other Nine Hawaiian Inspirations.
What it is in practice is you are putting a blindfold on and YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU MIGHT FEEL,
WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK, AND HOW YOU MIGHT MOVE.
Because, with a blind fold on, and knowing that you’re safe,
is like taking your head off, and putting it on the floor, and DANCING WITH THE REST OF YOU.
You have no idea what is going to EMERGE, what is going to TRANSPIRE, what is going to TRANSFORM,
what IDEAS could come up, or what FEELING might go down.
It’s one heck of a ride!
Charlie’s powerful, culturally-appropriate and respecting music they design specifically for each week's intention.
Through dropping into the process, I found myself asking and playing with many expansive self-examining questions.
YOU BEGIN TO SWEAT OUT YOU OWN EMOTIONAL BLOCKAGE AND DANCE YOUR OWN SPIRIT BACK IN.
YOU CONNECT WITH THE CENTRE OF YOU THAT’S BEEN CRAVING TO DANCE OUT LOUD.
Thank you for what you create and allow each of us to do, Charlie.
MOVING IS MEDITATION, AND DANCING IS ...
DANCING IS NOT JUST MEDITATION, IT’S GUT AND HEART-WRENCHINGLY BEAUTIFUL.
You never know what is going to happen, and that's the point.
Rachel Lowe, Essence Dance January-March Melbourne Australia 2020