About Moving in Grace
Come to Moving in Grace to cultivate greater resilience within yourself, with the Earth and with others in community. To allow yourself to InBody the Change that you wish to be through this resilience. To learn how to be deeply present with yourself around others so that you can fully express yourself with others and cultivate more loving connections. Let go of trying, rest in knowing you are enough and allow this knowing to guide you towards what nourishes, nurtures and enlivens you as you bring the light of your awareness into the darkness to guide your next steps forward.
Moving in Grace is offered with the intention to help us feel our bodies and how we are connected to and supported by the Earth. To rest into this support and to help our minds trust that the body will show us what we need and want. As well as to honor what we want is to move beyond our stories of disconnection and fear to feel connected to ourselves and others in a greater balance.
Acknowledging that the breakdown of the relationship between the body and the mind is related and similar to the perpetrator/victim dynamic that is present in our society. If we are able to realign our bodies and minds in an always changing balanced flow, than we are more able to be present to, accept the reality of and address the pain caused by oppression. We are all needing to remember our relationship to the Earth and oppression that has caused people to feel separate from their bodies is a result of a disconnection from the feeling of abundance and connection that we all are worthy to receive.
In this practice we drop into ourselves in meditation, connect with the Earth through visualizations, explore our physical bodies and move with ourselves and with others in nourishing, expansive, playful, celebratory expression! There is either a rich multi-layer textured recorded music landscape or live musicians to support our journey together.
Moving in Grace is a synthesis of aspects of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist insight meditation, shamanic journeying, Authentic Movement, Body Mind Centering and improvisational dance and sounding. This practice moves from guided meditation into visualization and then physical expression through the breath that carries the body into its own unique dance and song. Hilary has drawn from her practice of a Tibetan Buddhism, Thai Forest meditation, a Nepalese Newari tantric dance form called Charya Nritya and has woven in relational and therapeutic tools that she has learned from counseling and facilitation experience within various community contexts over the last decade. The integration of these practices and perspectives allows for tensions and held emotions to be released and transformed into self-expression, simple enjoyment, and physical pleasure.