"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." —Melody Beattie
After being in our own bubble in last year's holiday season, we all crave the deeper connections with family and friends. As we come together this week in gratitude for each other, I am reminded of someone once telling me that gratitude is a verb. It is beautiful to have a day of giving thanks, but what we do after, what we do the rest of the time, matters most.
I am grateful for the life I have today and continuously feel blessed to do the work I get to do. I am thankful to all of you for your dances, comments, and loving support through the years.
I feel called to start up the dance program for people with diabetes again in 2022. In 2018, our pilot program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital was really successful.
This year's Giving Tuesday on November 30th, we would like to fundraise for Zoom classes for diabetic groups.
People with diabetes who have an immune-compromised system are at higher risk with COVID, and their nervous system is on high alert. Dance brings calmness, joy, and grounding to many, helping to replenish inner sanctuaries by releasing stress, anxiety, and depression during turbulent times.
We want to continue offering classes and expand into other communities and organizations for diabetes in other states, and because of Zoom, that is possible. We would like to invite doctors, nurse practitioners to bring movement to their diabetes patients. Doctors at San Francisco General were using "green prescription" for their patients attending dance classes.
Syzygy Dance Project would love your support to ignite this project. We hope to gather data, offer trainings, and work with the healthcare system and practitioners to lessen this disease's physical and emotional pain.
Sylvie Minot & the SDP Team
About Sylvie Minot
Sylvie Minot received her BA in Dance from San Jose State University and is a certified 5Rhythms® Teacher who was also trained in the Heartbeat (emotional) map by Gabrielle Roth.
Sylvie has studied psychology, indigenous healing rituals, energy medicine, and sound healing and is inspired by the teachings of cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., bestselling author Caroline Myss, and music composer Tito La Rosa.
Since 2000, Sylvie has taught weekly Wednesday evening 5Rhythms & Beyond dance classes and special workshops for a variety of populations.
Sylvie is often described as a catalytic shape-shifter because of her ability to meet people right where they are and move with them into new possibilities.
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