The PATHFOR are a series of workshops which were originally developed on Ella Mesma Company to facilitate the telling of the performers stories and dealing with all the stuff that comes up in the studio, in a way that was healing and affirming and still helped the dancers access the beautiful place of vulnerability where all magic happens.
Then we realised that this series is like a gateway: a PATHFOR for those who want to open it: with the potential for healing, self-reflection and growth.
The PATHFOR series are inspired by the chakra system, to help us get back to our pure creative spirit. They combine movement, meditation, relaxation, mantra and journaling.
They are a PATHFOR our journey bring us back home to our authentic self. They are our PATHFOR true CREATIVE expression.
Explained and demonstrated simply, using movement, meditation and imagination, these workshops are a path for enlightenment for anyone who wants to embark on the journey.
These workshops have been broken down into the seven chakras (energy centres in our body that regulate core identity and creative expression). If they are blocked this keeps us from flowing freely in our lives, from creating, from taking control of our lives.
The origin of the rainbow chakras and the kundalini serpent derive from the Yoruba Orisha system of ancient West Africa, deified in the divinity Oshumare and that is why our retreats focus either on the dances of these deities, or on yoga, in particular Kundalini, because through the use of yoga and meditation, the Kundalini energy can be awakened to flow through the body and allow us to connect with our pure creative spirit.
This is a true path that requires dedication, preparation and love!
ENQUIRE ABOUT WORKSHOPS
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HOME | MULADHARA | ROOT CHAKRA | GROUNDING AND FOUNDATION
“The ache for home lives in all of us: the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” Maya Angelou
WOMB | SVADISTHANA | SACRAL CHAKRA | PLEASURE AND SHADOWS
“I live in a queendom, ruled by a womb-iverse.” Erykah Badu
CREATE | MANIPURA | NAVAL CHAKRA | CONFIDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey
HEART | ANAHATA | HEART CHAKRA | GIVE AND RECEIVE
“The more love we feel in our hearts, the more it will be brought to us” Deepak Chopra
SING | VISHUDDHI | THROAT CHAKRA | SELF EXPRESSION
“Reclaim your potent voice, filling in the past silences” Tererai Trent
The sixth (FLY) and sixth (SPACE) in the PATHFOR series are only offered on retreat or in a 1:1 format on this beautiful and powerful journey!