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Sacred Sunday – Sacred Healing Fusion -with Anna Mayta & Gigi Oppenheimer (Virtual)

May 19 @ 7:30 pm 8:30 pm UTC-4

The Sacred Dance Guild continues to offer Sacred Sunday experiences monthly – generally on the 2nd Sunday of the month and generally at 7:30 pm Eastern time! (Note – May will be the 3rd Sunday!) This program began during the pandemic and continues now because we CAN, not because we MUST! Sessions are intimate, interactive and informative offerings that are free to the participants, gifted to the Sacred Dance Guild “village” by the presenter and coordinated by the SDG as a way to CONNECT us one to another! NOTE: time showing is Eastern – DO check time in your local time zone!!

You can register for this session by email to pres@sacreddanceguild.org with “Sacred Sunday – Healing Fusion” in the Subject line.

Anna Mayta of Mayta Fusion Dance and Gigi Oppenheimer of White Lotus Grace combine their very different but complementary styles to create an experience of complete self expression through sacred dance. Like yin and yang harmonizing in whole balance, their class unites the inner world of meditative healing movement with the outgoing adventure of a spicy world dance mix for total body, mind, and soul upliftment. The Sacred Healing Fusion experience begins with a gentle energy healing dance practice guided to calm the mind, comfort the emotions, and open the heart to connect you with divine grace. The movement then ignites and invites you into unity with a diverse multicultural medley of African dance, Classical Indian, Modern, Latin and Flamenco coming together as one while bringing us all together through dance. Anna and Gigi look forward to sharing this Sacred Healing Fusion with you. They welcome you to observe or participate, and they will support you to modify and move from a chair or your feet as feels best for you.

Gigi Oppenheimer, creator of White Lotus Grace, facilitates healing and devotion through sacred dance and prayerful movement. She has an extensive performance and teaching background in ballet, enhanced with jazz, modern, Hawaiian hula and classical Indian dance. Her moving force is a love for God that embraces the common essence shared by all faiths and graces her with natural intuitive empathic healing gifts. It inspired Gigi to write and publish two books: Grace, Moving in Divine Alignment and Moving by Faith, A Gentle Course of Embodying Inner Trust. She also teaches dance at White Lotus Ballet; supports somatic healing at White Lotus Harmony; and offers intuitive healing and readings channeled through prayer and dance at Lotus Grace.

Anna Mayta grew up in Chile is a Educator, dance improvisor, choreographer and dance artist. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. In October 2020 she was accepted to Bethany Arts Center residency in Ossining NY where she choreographed a solo dance inspired by the idea that men and women are equal. In 2022 she was awarded a grant from CREATE to choreograph a piece about the stories of the Latinx community in Hudson NY dealing with linguistic prejudice. Ms. Mayta teaches the Spanish language through movement in addition to fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Chilean, Modern and Latin dance styles. Anna Mayta is an adjunct professor of dance for Columbia Greene Community College in Hudson NY and teaches all over the Hudson Valley NY and Berkshire area. Ms. Mayta directs her dance company, Mayta Fusion Dance https://www.maytafusiondance.org

We are blessed to have Gigi and Anna gifting us their presence with a generosity of spirit that flows through the Sacred Dance Guild village!