Dancing with the Stars
April 14, 2018
Ancient humans experienced the universe so different from the way we perceive it today. For them, the entire manifest world was alive with Spirit. Through their dance and ritual, the Ancients were not imitating the processes of Creation but actively participating in it. It was self-evident that all matter contained an unseen reality dripping with significance and meaning.
In those times it was foretold that humans would forget their sense of wonder and cease to regard the universe with reverence. Looking around us today, some would say that prophesy has indeed come to pass. It was also foretold that a time of darkness would be followed by a spiritual resuscitation, and humanity would once again drink from the eternal well with wondrous eyes and open hearts, singing and dancing blessings, gratitude, and praise.
This prophesied time of spiritual revitalization -that could in fact be emerging in our era- heralds the return of the Queen. In order to balance the scale, this new era will necessarily coalesce
around the the Feminine face of the Divine and her attributes, the resacralizing of the body and earth, and the union of Spirit and Form. This is the true spiritual marriage, and through ritual we honor the lovers’ consummation, the joining together of heaven and earth.
Our modern minds have evolved the ability to conceptualize breathtaking vistas of knowledge regarding many aspects of reality. Fully honoring the journey of our achievements, what would it be like if, with the gifts of our modern consciousness, we roused the intuitive insight and soul perception that permeated the world of our distant ancestors? What would it be like if the great evolutionary leaps of every human era were translucent to our multidimensional consciousness and available for us to draw from?
The first literary works were hymns to the Gods. The first chants a sacred bridge to Source. The first dances ecstatic expressions of union with All That Is.
What if we tweeted in hiaku?
what if pop divas were priestesses crooning love songs to the Divine?
What if “Dancing with the Stars” were truly dancing with the stars?
FREE GUIDED JOURNEY
Hannah’s workshop was exhilarating, joyful, and educational. I felt uplifted afterwards, and emerged with a positive feeling of lightness.
Hannah radiates an inner joy, a celebration of the divine, that glows and grows inside her audience. Dancing with Hannah, one is finds herself channeled into the timeless essence of feminine grace, connecting to all women past and present, freeing us to express our true innate beauty
Hannah loves transmitting her knowledge of world dance to kids and they feel it. She engages them in both the movements and the understanding of the traditions of the dances. The kids learn to appreciate the pure joy of moving, the history of the dances and choreographing their own pieces. It’s great to see the kids enjoying the discipline of the different traditions while having a lot of fun.
The potency of sacred women’s spaces was made evident to me during this beautiful two day healing dance ritual. That experience of learning, of playing, and of connecting to our feminine power through community and the container held so humbly and graciously by Hannah will stay with me forever, and has become fuel for a new passion in my life to explore Sufi and Berber traditional, meditative dance. My deepest gratitude goes to all women of the dance, now, and throughout all of time.
I just spent two days with Hannah and a diverse group of spirited women on the Spin, Shake, Sway workshop exploring whirling and the Moroccan Guedra, and the experience made me reconnect with dancing at a very deep and intense level. I felt so alive and free in the space where your body and your soul intersect, and beauty and healing naturally happen. The location was magical and the perfect setting for our group.
I first saw Hannah dance Persian style at a party and was immediately in awe of her self-possessed beauty that comes through her style of dance. I wanted to learn that! I had gone through a tough 18 months of sorrow and grief after loosing my partner of 15 years and mom within six months of each other. Hannah choreographed a Persian dance specifically for me that would help open my heart. And she helped mend my heart and soul through private lessons and learning her dance. I would recommend h…
For the past three years Hannah’s performance and teaching has been a highlight of my annual women’s weekend. She is a gifted, creative, expert dancer who engages and amazes the audience with her style and skill. It’s beautiful to watch her flow, bend, glide, and shimmy. Dancing with her is a blast! All my women friends loved it.
A week later and still relishing in the magical afterglow! Seriously, much to my surprise I am still reaping the benefits and riding the waves of such a weekend. Personally it was an end of an era, and what better way to initiate a new beginning, than to breathe in new life with ritual, spinning, baddass women, wonderful food, perfect location and gorgeous weather. Outstanding!