Soul Motion™ ~ Conscious Dance Practice at Madrona!
Soul Motion™ Conscious Dance Practice is an effective and accessible transformative movement program, bringing creative attention and awareness to self, other and community~in~motion. Designed by Vinn Martí, Soul Motion™ is a movement inspiration that improvises the voice of the present moment.
Open to everyone, regardless of physical ability, fitness or prior dance experience. If you're seeking a mindfulness practice through the exploration of movement you are invited to join a Soul Motion™class or workshop and delve into the richness of this experience.
"We are bodies and souls in motion giving birth to the renewal of possibilities and accompanying the death of that which no longer serves the opening hearts. With souls in motion we call forth the warrior within to stand guard to all the ways we block the awareness of love and joy’s presence. " —Vinn Martí
SoulFul Sundays ~ 10:30-11:45 a.m.
With Aletia Alvarez
Give your soul some sweat equity for the upcoming week! SoulFull Sunday is a facilitated event that is offered every Sunday - cultivating connection through rhythm, movement and community. Dance Church for the Soul.
The dance is attended by a vibrant and diverse community of welcoming and friendly people, some of whom have practiced Soul Motion for years, while some ~ never before.
The invitation is to explore your own style of creative expression, bring a curious spirit and exploring the yes to deepening your understanding of self, community and SOUL.
The music is diverse—to engage a horizon of possibilities. The atmosphere is open to everyone's individual wisdom and expression. The rhythm moment is unpredictable in what arrives.
The community is the celebration. Take part as witness, as mover, as a beholder of the One-Dance.
Come move your divinity!
Music begins at 10:15 for those needing additional time to arrive. Please arrive on time so we can begin together.
Vita-Mix your inner yearnings for creative expression - in a safe and facilitated environment. Music is diverse and will tempt any critic that occupies your psyche to at least release their hold for an hour....or more!
Children ready to dance and engage are welcome to attend. If your child is under 7 years of age we request that you as the parent or friend of the parent - assist them in "seeing" the space (as children can inadvertantly dominate the room). Guidance during the quieter rhythms is requested (beginning and end of class).
Welcome is the time to connect. Please no lifts above hip height - for the safety of others.
This opportunity of exploration inquires to the unique voice of each person ~ taking the linear and verbal expression that holds the majority of our week into a circular-spiral-somatic dialogue with the body and the space that surrounds. Conversations of the voice are invited into the after class gathering or to be taken upstairs into the lounge if the inspiration occurs during class.
BodyPRAYER ~ Sundays 9:00-10:00 a.m.
A contemplative and timeless offering of the body~in~motion. In this early Sunday offering we arrive in silence and begin with a short sit, stretch...allowing the dance to arrive from a place of stillness. This dance is held as space to nourish our creative longings ~ energizing personal awareness and reflectively prancing open your contemplative swirls of possibility. No movement or dance experience necessary - beginners, believers and beholders are welcome. A journal page for inquiry is provided with each session...for those that enjoy journaling as their meditation practice. Fee is a luminous $6...yup...$6!
Moving Meditation ~ Tuesdays 8:00-9:15 a.m.
With Aletia Alvarez
This is an ongoing class open to all and drop-ins. Come deepen your connection to self and other with this joyful morning movement class! Emphasis on breath awareness, and sequencing breath with movement. Flowing from one moment to the next with awareness that individual expression and creativity begins at home with our ability to occupy internal space.
We begin together—so please arrive at least five minutes early. Some mornings will incorporate a 10-minute silent (stillness/sitting) practice at the beginning of class. Other mornings we will incorporate a walking meditation or contemplative movement exersize as a way to initiate the class.
MindFul Movement is lightly facilitated - offering individuals the opportunity to deepen in their own personal practice while exploring creative expression, creative relationships and divine dialogue. No experience necessary.
This practice questions... How do I engage that vital spark of SOUL, listen with gentle courage and gratitude, and share it in an authentic voice with the world? One answer: Take a step and give it expression through movement. Morning classes provide meditative movement sessions to deepen in your own practice.
"As the years have passed I find a grand appreciation and deepening for this morning class. Originality seems fresh at the earlier hours...yet I find a receptiveness in the practitioners. They are awake to the day and ready to cultivate connection to self and other. It's as if we illuminate the path, alone ~ together as we wake up the day. I am continually surprised, amazed and humbled by the power of this simple practice and the landscapes we traverse in this Tuesday morning movement space." Aletia Alvarez
FALL SOUL MOTION SERIES: DEEPEN INTO THE DANCE
With Soul Motion Teachers Molly Gilmore & Kristina Mayer, Thursdays September 20-November 1 (no class Oct 18), 6:00-7:45 p.m. (six sessions - $60)
Movement surrounds us, from Earth’s turning to leaves dancing in the wind. Movement fills us. We are all dancers, from first heartbeat to last breath.
With supportive guidance and textured music, this series offers a safe space to practice moving with all that is. In the dance, we will express our creativity, connect to ourselves and others, taste freedom — and have fun! To register - click here.
YUM-YUM Pancake Brunch | Potluck: 1st Sunday of EVERY month...bring a dish, toppings, something to share in the spirit of the potlatch (potluck). Everyone WELCOME to this beautiful space that opens her tables to all - after SoulFul Sunday Dance. Miss Bliss Pancake Mix - Gluten-Free ...and Dairy-free - check it out.
In ALL classes: The music is diverse and eclectic. Some of the movement passages will include the resounding song of silence.
Rather than a dance class, Soul Motion™ is a facilitated inquiry into embodied consciousness through movement. Beginners are especially welcome reminding us to wake up out of our habitual patterns as we experiment with ourselves and with one another in this awkward and magnificent journey of self-discovery and belonging.
Vinn Marti creator and founder of Soul Motion - Official Soul Motion™ Website