When the music is combined with spontaneous dance, the healing effect is magnified. Each dance is unique to the person experiencing it. It is more like a dynamic, moving meditation. It is completely about freedom of expression; there is no right way to Chakradance as everyone has his or her own rhythm and movement. With its roots in Jungian psychology, Chakradance encourages people to dance for self-discovery and self-healing.
The best thing about Chakradance is you don’t have to follow a set routine to feel the benefits; you just let the music move you. People from all ages (16 – 90) can participate – and all physical fitness levels and mobility ranges. It can be experienced sitting or standing so this is modality can be enjoyed by seniors. Some people are attracted by the fact that it’s a fun and energetic workout to great music. Other people say it leads to a spiritual awakening. Most people love it because it provides a haven away from their stressed everyday lives, and a rare opportunity to find true freedom of expression.
Chakradance is described as a dance practice for body, mind and soul. Chakradance was developed in London in 1998 by Australian-born Natalie Southgate, who combined her training and expertise in dance, Jungian psychology, and chakra healing, to create this new fusion of ancient wisdoms. It is a powerful experience that combines spontaneous dance, guided imagery, mandala art and music to promote that wonderful state of calm vitality known as “wellbeing”.
The music is the key, as it resonates deeply with each, in turn, of the seven major chakras – the energy centers that integrate and regulate our physical, mental and emotional energies. As the music’s vibrations affect you, you may see images in your mind’s-eye, recall memories or gain insights related to each chakra. You may also feel emotions or physical sensations.
Each of the seven chakras vibrates at its own frequency. Music is able to balance the chakras by using the sound vibrations to tune each energy center. The music is modern dance music with specific musical tones that resonate with the chakras. Interwoven with the music are the pure tones of crystal bowls sourced from across the globe, that release a vibrational sound field that is an essential ingredient of each dance. Chakradance music has a lasting effect. The vibrations continue to pulse outward into our energy field long after the sounds have stopped playing. The more we experience these healing sounds, the greater and the more permanent the effect.
Claudia Berestecki is an Accredited Chakradance Facilitator, 6th generation Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Axiatonal Realignment Practitioner, Certified Angel Card Reader, Energy Awaken Practitioner, Ho'oponono Practitioner as well as being an Ordained Metaphysical Minister.
She is committed to nurturing mindfulness, authenticity, personal growth and discovery. Chakradance offers this and more with a deeply powerful, life-changing journey that re-awakens the uniqueness and sacredness that resides within all of us.
As a Reiki Practitioner, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between western medicine and the “alternatives,” while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal.
I love empowering clients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle power of the energy arts.