Earth Dances

Thanks to Steve, Maria and staff at the beautiful Stationery Factory in Dalton for welcoming us movers and shakers. The floors are wooden, and the light is lovely and welcoming.

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The idea for this class sprouted when I shared my song Hu Ray with a group that loved the idea of a 'gratitude hokey pokey.' The playlist is growing; world music, oldies, rhythmic, percussive songs.

All are welcome, especially couch potatoes and those of us with painful joints. We each move at our own pace within the welcoming energy of the circle. There’s lots of space to move and explore on a beautiful dance floor.

I’m sharing my love of Tai Chi, Five Rhythms, and yoga dance with the intention to plant seeds of wellness, community and joy. The name for the sessions became ‘earth dances’ as I realized my goal was to feel grounded and cultivate qualities of endurance, resilience and strength. When we reconnect with our own rhythm and the synergy of the group's rhythm, new seeds of wellness and joy are planted. It’s fun to move like a kid again, just playing and feeling free. My legs move more easily climbing steps the next day, and my inner vision expands to embrace a wider horizon.

Here’s comments after our first Earth Dances class on November 13th: “I was tired when I came in, but left energized.”

“I liked the variety of music played.”

“Great songs!”

If interested in finding a class, email me at: spiesarts@gmail.com

Here’s links to -> Five Rhythms

-> The Stationery Factory

-> Hu Ray - free download on Bandcamp

->Say it Now - wake up song


”Remember” - by Joy Harjo


Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.
Remember.