Scheherazade’s School of Sacred Movement presents:
Dance Your Healing:
Embodying the Joyful Feminine Dance Workshops
3-Part Workshop Series for Women
Led by Hannah Romanowsky, M.A.
Contact Hannah to book for your next women’s gathering or retreat
This workshop series reawakens deep body memory and activates our capacity for healing and transformation through the experiential exploration of women’s ritual dance. Drawing from ancient and authentic healing and sacred movement practices from the Middle East and beyond, topics will include: Shaking as Ecstatic Medicine, Whirling the Web of Creation, and Swaying the Sensual Soul.
Participants will explore tried-and-true embodied teachings and ecstatic movement techniques designed to move stuck energy through the body, release stress, and promote happiness and well-being. Participants will dance away feeling nourished by women’s community, empowered with embodied practices they can apply to their lives, and joyfully uplifted through the movement and music.
Shaking as Ecstatic Medicine
Our ancestors sure knew how to shake it up! Before wildly embodied spiritual expression was codified and subdued into formal rituals and heady discourse, humans communed with the Holy and healed themselves and others through through music and dance. Perhaps the most organic form of healing ecstatic movement, still practiced today around the world, is shaking.
In this workshop participants will learn about the healing potential of shaking as practiced in various traditions and how to develop their own shaking practice.
Whirling the Web of Creation
From the cells in your body to the galaxies in the heavens, everything in nature whirls, and the whole universe dances! Align yourself with the patterns of the heavens through embodied sacred geometry and whirling technique. From Sufi mystical practices to the interlocking, weaving, circular patterns of folk dance, humans have traced the path of stars through sacred movement, reaffirming Unity and the divine design. Come swirl your toes in the stars and feel the connective ripples extend through the cosmos, releasing what doesn’t serve you and reaffirming Unity and Divine Order through sacred movement.
Workshop participants will be introduced to the powerful sacred technique of whirling and learn about its healing properties. Traditional and contemporary sacred circle dances will also be shared.
Swaying the Sensual Soul
Sweetly open your tender heart and drop into your womb power, allowing chakra-stimulating undulations to ripple through your snake-body. The deeply nourishing, fluid movements of belly dance are intrinsically healing, particularly for the feminine body that intimately understands the complementary nature of power and surrender. Through her undulating body a women experiences pleasure, pain, grief, longing, and awakening, moving these energies through her body.
In this workshop participants will learn the healing movements of belly dance, which have the power to heal a woman’s relationship to her sensuality.
Are you drawn to ecstatic dance and movement as a spiritual or healing practice?
Are you yearning to more deeply embody the Feminine and connect to ancient ways of being in community?
Are you new to movement and searching for a loving supportive container to explore in?
If so, this workshop series is for you!
Come on a journey with Hannah Romanowsky, delving into tried-and-true embodied teachings and ecstatic movement techniques designed to move energy through the body, release stress, and promote well-being.
This is a time to let go, open the heart, and surrender to embodied mystery!
No previous movement experience necessary.
Contact Hannah to book 1, 2, or 3 workshops for your retreat, festival, studio, center, or women’s group.
About Scheherazade’s School of Sacred Movement Workshops:
Longing to reconnect, recharge, and revivify your body and soul while exploring authentic dance techniques with an ancient lineage? With Hannah Romanowsky you will experience the joy, connection, and heart-awakening physical engagement of community dance inspired by traditions from Central Asia, the Near East, and North Africa. This is dance therapy as our ancestors have practiced throughout human history. No previous experience necessary!
Hannah Romanowsky, M.A., is Founding Director and Spirit Dance Mentor of the Scheherazade School of Dance & Sacred Movement. She has been researching, embodying, and teaching women’s dances from the greater Middle East and beyond for over two decades. Hannah has devoted her life to reawakening the Feminine through embodied art and ritual, and restoring dance as a vehicle of joy, healing, and transformation in modern times. Hannah’s background in somatic therapy and psycho-spiritual growth informs her approach to dance as sacred expression and embodied medicine. Hannah lives near San Francisco where she teaches master classes and workshops, leads retreats, and mentors clients.