Poet and activist Oak Chezar wrote that we are pieces of ancient Earth, bits of sacred story soaked in intellect and dirt.
We are but visitors on this land we call Earth, just as we borrow our bodies to be present in this moment in time. We are from the Earth and the sky, and the four elements of Fire, Water, Earth, and Air are inside us as they are inside the Earth. Ninety-three percent of our body is made from stardust.
The land across this celestial body orbiting a star is more immense than you and me and it has existed for longer than humans, yet some believe they are more important than the land--that we are separate from it. But, the land is a part of the circle of life and part of us.
How do we give back to this land which sustains us, how do we heal what's been done?
This Wednesday's Ancestors class concludes our 6-week series on healing your ancestral lineage. We will do a movement meditation taking us back to the lands where your ancestors were born to bring healing to those who need it.
Not only will be looking at the lands of our past, but you will also look to heal the future for the land of your children's children.
Tonight's class will be the last virtual Wednesday movement class of the year. Sylive Minot will be starting a hybrid in-person and Zoom Sweat Your Prayers classes in the San Francisco bay area on the 2nd Saturday of the month starting on December 11th. Watch this blog or our classes page for more details.
Sylvie and the SDP Team
PS. No dance experience is needed. Beginners are always welcome. Come join us!
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ABOUT SYLVIE MINOT'S ANCESTORS SERIES CLASSES
Sylvie Minot's Ancestors classes explore your often unconscious family/ancestral patterns and offers a way to shift and release them.
Through dance, movement, voice/sound, and guided group exercises, Sylvie uses each of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms—flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness—to honor your past and create new pathways for healing.
5Rhythms is a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body regardless of shape, size, age, or experience. While the dance itself is simple, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression.
Classes feature DJ music that is facilitated by the 5Rhythms teacher, Sylvie Minot. There are no dance steps to follow, but you are guided in breath and movement through the different musical choices. Each rhythm has its own energy and tempo in which you tap into the wisdom of your body, bring awareness to the patterns in yourself and your life, and find your individual expression. No two classes are the same.
Any level of fitness, agility and ages are invited to participate. All are welcome and no prior dance training or ability is required.
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, author Caroline Myss, and sound healer and renowned Peruvian master Tito La Rosa.
Since 2000, Sylvie has taught weekly dance classes and 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