“”Dance Medicine is a transformational dance practice that welcomes you into a sacred space surrounded by an accepting community of dancers. Every week we gather for mindful and heart-centered dance, inviting all to bring and become their most authentic and vibrant selves. To honor and grow with the change of seasons, we integrate and embody the Wheel of the Year through movement, intention, and ritual. In this safe and grounded place we release what no longer serves and move towards all that transforms, connecting the inner with the outer cycle. All who enter step into the celestial, communal, natural, creative life force we cultivate. At Dance Medicine, our door is open – waiting for you.”
Welcome to Dance Medicine! We are thrilled to welcome you into our beautiful Dance Medicine Tribe. We envision 2018 to be a year of enlightened growth as we develop our somatic wisdom by facilitating the emergence of our personal power. In our weekly practice, our focus will be an inner exploration, discovery and release of anything that keeps us from living a life we love with more freedom, peace and harmony. Together we will support and celebrate one another as we progress along our individual and mutual journeys, for the benefit of all beings.
Please join us in creating a mindful space:
Dance Medicine is a conscious dance practice. The following guidelines create a movement environment that allows both individuals and the group as a whole to move toward awareness and presence.
- • Practice being mindful in your movement
- • Movement with others is always completely consensual
- • Whenever possible arrive before 7:30 and stay until we finish at 9:00
- • No prior experience is necessary
- • No talking on the dance floor.
- • Please be sure to silence your cell phones or leave them in the foyer.
- • Laughing, singing and expressions of enthusiasm are welcome as long as you are mindful of the group as a whole.
- • You have a right and a responsibility to maintain your personal boundaries
- • Be mindful of the proximity of others
- • No photos or video allowed
- • No alcohol or drugs
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT ::
- • No shoes on the dance floor (dance shoes okay)
- • Dance Medicine is a scent-free environment. Please no perfumes or essential oils
- • Ages 13 +
- $20/class or $18/class when buying a dance card.
Dance Medicine Producers:
Dan and Sandra Fitting
Dan and Sandra Fitting are the producers of Dance Medicine, a weekly conscious dance practice with the intention of building community, sharing sacred values and assisting one another in living our most authentic lives. Sandra has a 25+ year history of studying and teaching dance and, after leaving behind her beloved Santa Cruz dance community in the early 1980’s had envisioned creating another dance tribe. Six years ago, after the last of Dan and Sandra’s five children left for college, they moved to the San Geronimo Valley and Sandra manifested her vision for a creative spiritual dance community with weekly altars, a sacred Medicine Circle and special community events.
Dan is the vital operations part of the venture with his tech background and open-hearted, can-do spirit. Together, Sandra and Dan’s intention is to continue to co-create conscious dance events according to their vision and guidance, for the benefit of their own personal growth and enjoyment and that of their beloved Dance Medicine tribe.
Nicole (Nicki) Tostevin
For the past 8 years, Nicki has been the designer, web developer and communications Techno Faery for Dance Medicine (and before that, Sweat Your Prayers San Geronimo) and has been grateful to be an active participant each week. Nicki enjoys making original graphics for the weekly invitations and keeping the website up and running. You can find Nicki enjoying her family and feather friends in the San Geronimo Valley and her work at https://www.redheadart.com/
Jim Matto-Shepard, Ph.D
Soul Motion teacher JimmyLee (Jim Matto-Shepard) is a psychologist specializing in somatic, relational and archetypal psychology. He is passionate about bringing the mind, body and spirit together in conscious dance and other venues. In addition to his psychotherapy practice with individuals, couples and groups, he offers a couple’s integration group that brings together body awareness, emotional communication and relational play practices. He is also a student in the CIIS Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy program and is in the process of collaborating to open a ketamine assisted psychotherapy clinic in Petaluma. Find out more about Jim: www.drjms.com.