A prolific and widely respected poet, Lucille Clifton's poetry emphasizes endurance and strength through adversity. Thus, I chose her poem "Homage To My Hips" because of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling regarding women's reproductive rights.
Homage To My Hips by Lucille Clifton
these hips are big hips
In the upcoming July 9th Sweat Your Prayers class, my desire is to dedicate our dance to all the women who have just had the 'right to choose taken away from them in certain states.
I also want to dedicate this dance to self-identified women of different shapes, races, ages, and backgrounds.
And finally, I want to devote this dance to our hips, bellies, and pelvises.
Let's come together to open our hearts and hips with the energy of mindful flow to connect and regain hope.
Sylvie and the SDP Team
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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 and speaker Caroline Myss, and sound healer 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
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You can find more of her sacred work on her website at www.DrLindaShanti.com
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Thank you, Linda!
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.
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P.O. Box 2532
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