Women and dancing

Writing from the darkness of domesticity…again

November 20, 2018

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin    As some of you know, I have been taking a break from work since September. Three months in, I find myself grateful for the extra time and space and also bristling against my now (even) more domestic mode. (Since there is nothing else to take my focus.) I hate domesticity. I rail against it. All the time. Almost every day. I hate everything …

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This is how Christmas makes my body feel

December 15, 2017

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  So, where to begin… Christmas! Holidays! Christmas. Holidays. Sigh. Every year, I forget how mental the holidays can be. Everyone is sick or just getting sick or just getting over being sick. People are dropping like flies and plans get cancelled at every corner. Everyone is tired from a year of going and pushing and doing. Then there are presents to buy (or make….yuck), …

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I fell off the stage and about the movement I teach

October 11, 2017

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  This article is for both people who have been following my blog for many years and maybe have taken classes with me in the past. It is also for new friends who have entered this journey with me later on. I want to talk about the type of movement I used to teach and what I teach now. My hope is that I will …

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What’s hiding in your body?

December 1, 2016

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  One of the really big changes I’ve made over the last five years is to feel. I mean, FEEL. Really feel. Feel it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. And from where I am right now, I can look back and see how much I wasn’t feeling before. I can see the rage that I shoved aside because, frankly, I thought it …

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How I started to get my mojo back – Part 2

January 28, 2015

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinLast week, in “How I started to get my mojo back – Part 1”, I wrote about discovering I didn’t feel sexy, having a boo-hoo moment and then starting on a determined path to feel sexy again. For myself. By myself. Through myself. Yes, I wanted to get my mojo back. When I looked up the meaning of mojo, it took on an even more …

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Meet your most fearless, confident and pure self

December 17, 2014

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin“She does what she wants and never anything to impress or please. She dances in the shadows when she wants and on centre stage when she wants. Her body is made for pleasure and she curves and rolls and reaches and mesmerizes. She is ice cold and fire hot. She is untouchable. Untameable. Unknowable.” These are some of the notes I made at the S-Factor retreat in January …

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What EXACTLY happens at a workshop?

October 3, 2014

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin     The other day, I was talking to a friend who has taken many dance classes with me and who is such a great support and enthusiast of my new path. She mentioned that she knew that I was running some workshops in the fall. Excellent, I thought. Email newsletters DO work! And then she said, “What actually HAPPENS at one of these workshops?”. …

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Let’s share music – what are you listening to?

September 5, 2014

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedin  I love sharing music because, even though I have a giant library, I get bored of my own tastes. When I start to listen to other music, I realize how limited my range is – I have my favourite genres that I tend to gravitate towards. But when I hear something outside of my experience, and it’s good, it allows me to express differently. …

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Dance, dance, dance

April 23, 2014

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinI’m going to challenge you to try the same experiment that I am trying. It’s good. It’s hot. It’s super-sweet. It’s kinda super-easy too – but somehow difficult. Isn’t life intriguing, with all these little mysteries and conundrums?! I want us to dance more. Yes, I do think that if we danced more, we’d be able to reach a state of happiness more often. When …

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