Tribes are described as a group of people tied together by kinship relations, and they have a strong connection with the place where they live.
They are usually separated from mainstream society. Members of a tribe may not know about their ancestral history, but they are united by and share beliefs, traditions, or symbolic bonds.
In last week's Ancestors series class, we danced with our female lineage. This week, we will focus on our male heritage. Also, gender-fluid, non-binary ancestors are welcome.
Being in such a patriarchal culture, it is sometimes difficult to call on our male ancestors.
A dancer who has devoted her life to understanding the body through movement and artistic creation to enhance her relationship with the ancestral Feminine as part of spiritual practice is Rev. Doju Dinajara Freire, a Buddhist nun of the Zen Soto lineage.
Fall here in California is a beautiful time to work with ancestors. The seasonal transition calls us to slow down and nourish ourselves.
In Aboriginal culture, healing is derived from ancestors through spiritual connections to them.
I love the aura of the upcoming fall season with the shifting of the light and nature's intense colors.
Even though I live in California, where we don't experience the beautiful color of places with four distinct seasons, I still feel the transition of energy that fall brings.
Syzygy Dance Project (SDP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that transforms lives through dance movement. We offer regular dance classes to the public and outreach dance classes for inmates, veterans, recovering addicts, chronically ill patients, and the elderly.
Syzygy Dance Project
P.O. Box 2532
Sausalito CA 94966