Regaining Access to Spiritual Technology Through Scheherazade School of Sacred Dance
June 10, 2017
Many of us feel a deep hunger to elevate goodness, celebrate beauty, and restore authentic connection to ourselves and one another in an increasingly fragmented and chaotic global society.
There is a growing understanding that, though the benefits of modernism and technology are indeed profound, they have also contributed to our disconnect from the natural world and intimate human contact.
In our glorification of materialism we as a culture have largely lost access to the spiritual technology that once connected us more deeply to the subtle realm of intuition, the purview of art and dreams.
It is time to reintegrate these aspects, for we are paying the price for their loss in terms of our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
While no doubt a great achievement of humanity, a dogmatic emphasis on the superiority of rational thinking does not take into consideration the subtle wisdom of the heart and body, expressed through emotional nuance and physical sensation, which results in misguided action and vague inexplicable feeling that something is missing.
The mini stress fractures and traumas brought on by increased isolation and loss of emotional intimacy compound over time and hold our systems hostage, leaving us impermeable to deep feeling states and vulnerable to dis-ease.
As the distracted mind races to keep up with modern expectations, the deep psyche is yearning for loving attention and the exhausted stressed-out body is screaming for relief.
Embodied creative expression can be a powerful tool to get beneath the skin and transform from within.
This is where Scheherazade School of Sacred Dance comes in, as a resource for cultivating deep joy, embodied healing, authentic connection, divine inspiration, and feminine vitality in service to ourselves and our communities.
Drawing on decades of study of the psyche and the embodied wisdom of cultures with ancient roots, the Scheherazade School invites you to join in the dance and affirm your commitment to your own well-being and those around you.
It has been said that the strength of a community is reflected in how effortlessly they form a circle.
Let us come together and celebrate this most ancient of practices.
FREE GUIDED JOURNEY
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’s workshop was exhilarating, joyful, and educational. I felt uplifted afterwards, and emerged with a positive feeling of lightness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…