I hope you join us in circle, as all of our ancestors did, dancing sacred patterns, in synchrony, holding hands and each other through the whole mystery of it all. We will continue to celebrate Spring...the earth continues to awaken and so do we. Let's celebrate the glorious life busting out all over, the smell of the fertile earth, and rekindled inner fire.
We will be dancing traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur.
We celebrate in our dances that which reconnects us into the ancient way of honoring the earth's rhythms. We will seek not only guidance from the dances but from those who created these dances, the ancestors of the dances. The wisdom of the ancient ones are held within the dances. As we attentively dance and plug into this wisdom we reweave ourselves into the time honored web of life.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life and celebration!
Suggested Donation: $20
Nada Khodlova MA BC-DMT LCAT is a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Nada has worked in the human services field for the last 17 years in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, nursing homes, day treatment centers, homeless shelters, and school/community based programs. Presently, Nada works as a Supervisor of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Dance/Movement Therapist on an acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit in the North Bronx. Nada has facilitated Ritual Dance for wonderful venues such as "Celebrating the Mythic Life" conference, Dance New England Camp and weekend, Deborah Roth's New Moon Sister Circle and Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors, COSM. Nada has trained with Laura Shannon in a 2 year Women's Ritual Dance intensive program and received a certification. Nada is of Czech-Croatian heritage and has experienced many gifts of homecoming through these dances. She hopes to honor the wisdom and potency of these dances and to pass this on to others. Nada provides caring, compassionate individual Dance/Movement Psychotherapy in the Hudson Valley and NYC area. Her continued awe at her clients inate deep levels of healing, resilience, and widsom guides and inspires her everyday life and practice. Nada is deeply grateful for all who have guided her on this path.
"Nada Khodlova is a gifted and nurturing teacher. She makes her students feel welcome, supported, and valued while sharing her expertise and her passion for these dances. Nada is doing the critical and cutting-edge work of creating community and re-introducing the divine feminine".
~Rina Rinkewich(Artistic Director, Return of the Sun)
"Nada leads us through our dance together into a deep sense of ourconnection with each other and with the Earth, our mother. We sense our sacredness in our movement as one." -Paula