Melody offers an experiential approach to the body waiving between her experience in contemporary dance, Laban, improvisation, somatic movement, Body Mind Centering and experiential anatomy as well as integrating bodywork and conscious touch with years of meditation and self-inquiry practice.
She guides you into a Journey of embodiment of your life force, moving from the inside of the body we inhabit with its cells organized in different systems( nervous, fluids, bones, muscle, organs…) to the outer environment we live in and move through ( nature and space).
The aim of this somatic movement and dance approach is:
To support your natural and organic way of moving and at the same time gently stretches your body-mind limits.
To contribute to a somatic well-being while giving you tools to rise your life energy vibration and cultivate your natural inner healing guidance.
To encourage tuning into the present moment and listening to your body and its rhythm.
To find the expression of your unique dance of life and embodying it.
Somatics refers to the whole person – physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual..Somatics is a holistic and interdisciplinary approach that connects body sciences, psychology, and movement to help each person understand more about his or her body/mind and move toward greater integration.Somatic methods teach us to listen to our bodies.
In the words of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of BodyMind Centering®:”There is something in nature that forms patterns. We, as part of nature, also form patterns. The mind is like the wind and the body is like the sand; if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you have to look at the sand”(from Sensing, Feeling, and Action, Contact Editions, 1993)
Melody’s classes are: fun and safe, working to develop people’s skills not just in dance and creativity but also in group co-operation, listening, trust, focus, connection with the self and others, expressivity, sharing, empathy, respect and responsibility. Due to her years of experience traveling and working in many different setting, she offers students a uniquely inclusive approach to dance emphasizing creativity and somatic practice. She encourages each person to move beyond pre-existing ideas and believes and to discover one’s natural ability to move and follow one’s needs. She teaches her students to respect and nurture their instrument of expression and unique characteristics and stay in alignment with the truth of the moment.
Workshops she has been offering:
Dance of the feminine ( Women circle)
From water to land
Navel of life ( l’ombelico del Mondo)
Bones meeting fluids
Body-temple of expression
The tribe of little and big explorers
Awareness through touch & CI