Sacred Sundays - "Creating Energy with Dance" - with Cheryl Paulina
Date: June 13, 2021-
Location: On Line - From Ottawa, CANADA
The SDG is joining 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, are free, informal, intimate and open to approximately 30 people who want to connect in this way.
Creating energy with dance: Letting your intuition be your guide.
This week Cheryl Paulina will take us on an journey of discovery with her contagious, amazing energy! Cheryl doesn’t teach a dance style or genre instead she offers an approach and philosophy to dance and movement. She grew up in recreational ballet and jazz but it wasn’t until the Fall of 2012 when she stepped into a Zumba class that she discovered her passion for dance. In fact, it wasn’t the passion for dance that she realized, – it was a life-changing moment where she fell in love with herself for the very first time. From that day forward, Cheryl’s exploration of dance became her vehicle to personal growth, self love, and confidence. She began teaching her own Zumba classes in 2013 and pursued dance education to continue to evolve and expand her dance passions. She attended dance workshops, classes, conventions, and seeked out private lessons from masters in their fields. Over the years, she dabbled into the worlds of afro, hip hop, belly dance, tribal fusion, and dancehall where she soon developed and mastered a unique dance style of her own. Her combined experiences, inspirations, influences and ever-ending wonder for life is built into her dance practice. While exploring herself as a student of life and dance, she’s also been teaching 100’s of women at Movati Athletic and at private dance studios in the Ottawa area. Her teaching techniques use left brain and right brain thinking. She plays on the spectrum of feminine and masculine energies. She is guided by her intuition and chooses music that awakens or lifts her spirit to exude a raw, real, present energy. Cheryl teaches her students how to become aware of their own inner guidance so that they can succeed in class and also integrate the lessons they learn into their everyday lives. Cheryl says “your body is continuously telling you how a movement works, what it’s supposed to feel like, how to stretch and how much or how little to stretch in a way that opens up your entire body – but, we live in a time where we think we need to look for this information outside of us. To dance freely, we must learn to allow our inner guidance to tell us what to do. When we go with the flow of our own inner knowing we have the power of the whole universe behind us too.”
The Sacred Dance Guild is blessed to have Cheryl gifting her presence with us leading this Sacred Sunday session. During this time when our lives have changed in ways we couldn’t have imagined, 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.