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pres·ence

prezəns/

noun

 

the state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing.

 

synonyms: existence, being there

moving to presence

Rooted in the fundamentals of Soul Motion, we use movement to practice connecting to our bodies and re-discovering our essence; increasing awareness of our environment & traveling among the shapes in space; and being in the present moment, without judgement. We explore movement as meditation, body awareness, and expressive dance in conjunction with a simple, guided inquiry such as breathing in & out, shifting weight, opening & closing, or moving from our feet. Inquiries are used as invitations for movers to further their practice, no matter their level of experience. Our inquiries and self-exploration are accompanied by a variety of types of music guiding us inward, outward, and onward.

 

soul motion

Soul Motion® is a conscious dance practice developed by Vinn Arjuna Martí. Soul Motion is a practice and a pathway to coming home to ourselves. From a place of relaxed presence we focus in our being, our "non-doing." By tuning into the internal teacher and cultivating awareness of the external teachers around us, relationships blossom, our mind becomes more focused, and our communication is enhanced. In the everyday dance of life, Soul Motion principles cultivate a culture of heart-centered leadership. Soul Motion classes are open to everyone, regardless of physical ability or fitness; no prior dance experience is needed.

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.

 

-- Rumi