SACRED SUNDAYS - MOVING MEDITATION - Sacred Somatic Dance with Maria Sangiorgi
Date: July 26, 2020-
Location: On Line - From Melbourne, Australia (7:30 pm EDT - 9:30 am - July 27th - East Australia)
The SDG has joined the many others who are offering on line gatherings where we can be “Socially Present” while “Physically Distant“! These sessions are live from our living rooms, they are informal, intimate and interactive sharings and open to a maximum of 20 participants who want to connect in this way. Register by emailing email@example.com.
This week Maria Sangiorgo from East Australia will take us on a journey of discovery! After number of years of studying and teaching Egyptian Dance Maria was introduced to Alexander Technique AT and Body Mind Centering BMC. She came to understand that the holding pattern of Egyptian dance and also other and many indigenous dances had the same movements going on. These movements were the same as what AT calls Primary Control and what BMC calls Navel Radiation and Developmental Movement Patterns. From this place she developed her expression and teaching of Egyptian Dance work that revolves around what she calls the Inner Navel or Spine Navel. This gave her dance more breath and depth and personal authenticity and sacredness and a connection to the ancient ones. It is a magical place behind the natural navel in front of the spine. We move in and out of the primary C, shaping the bones into circle waves and spirals that talk to the universal force of all life and the universe. Arabic music and, architecture are another expression of the same.
At this session (morning in Maria’s world in Australia and evening for those of using living in the Northern Hemisphere) we will gather across the continents and through the music and with the help of our breath, we will follow our inner navel through directional universal patterns that create waves of movement thought the spine that are meditative, graceful and energizing.
The Sacred Dance Guild is blessed to have Maria gifting her presence with us leading this Sacred Sunday Moving Meditation. During this time when our lives have changed almost instantly, continuing our personal, collective and global mind/body/spirit connection is so important. We are grateful for those who lead us on these journeys of discovery as we dance on waves of grace together. We will be using ZOOM for Sunday’s sessions. It is a simple and accessible program with no cost to participants. It can be used on a desktop, laptop, tablet or even cell phone. If you have not used ZOOM before join in a few minutes before 7:30 pm for a quick download prior to accessing the session. Using ZOOM you can hear/see the facilitators and choose whether others can SEE and HEAR you by turning OFF and ON your audio and video.
If you are one of the first 20 you will be advised and a link will be sent to you by email prior to the Session Start time. If we receive more than 20 registrants we will let you know and schedule you for a future Sunday session.
If you have questions do be in touch with me.
Continuing to dance on waves of grace….
Wendy Morrell, President, Sacred Dance Guild