Chakras some say are energy centres in your body that spin like wheels of light. Others say each chakra reflects a different aspect of your life or personality.
Natalie Southgate (the Creator of Chakradance) describes the seven major chakras as;
“Energetic gateways through which the body, mind and spirit come together and literally embody your soul.”
These insights provide helpful information. The way to deepen your knowledge about your own chakras (what are they, what they do or how you can influence their energy) is through your direct experience of them.
It is my belief that from experience self-knowledge is gained and deriving self-knowledge is your path to developing inner wisdom.
Well that has been my experience; I’m still working on the wise part.
Paths to Wisdom?
There are many paths, Chakradance is but one.
When you choose to engage in a journey of self-discovery about each of your major chakras through Chakradance practice seven different worlds within begin to emerge. Each world or chakra like seven different facets of yourself.
Each chakra with its own landscape that includes; its own stories, lessons, emotions. sensations and meanings unique to you.
Each Chakradance workshop or class is an opportunity to follow your intuition in exploring these inner landscapes and building your inner wisdom.
Is Chakradance with Giselle for me?
YES If you’re ready to be your own guru.
In Chakradance classes and workshops with Giselle you are your own guru, self-healer and meaning maker. I support you to explore your own sacred space within to deepen your connection with your intuition and discover your own truths, insights and wisdom.
YES if you’re looking for a practice that has depth and explores multiple dimensions simultaneously.
Yes making time to come to Chakradance classes or workshops is likely to be good for your health, helpful to your mood and a great way to release pent up stress and emotion.
You are also likely to experience a connection to your inner wisdom, soul or higher self. From this place of connection all things are possible; healing of ancient hurts, releasing long held emotions or limiting beliefs or gaining insights about your path in life to name just a few.
You are always in control of your own experience; you choose your depth at all times.
YES if you’re looking to do YOUR dance YOUR way.
Your dance is your improvisation in sacred space; I hold the space … you improvise.
There are no right moves and just by showing up and remaining as present as possible with the practice of Chakradance you will deepen your knowledge and gain insights to support you in influencing the energy of your chakras.
I invite you to journey within by providing a theme as an invitation for you to explore in your dance each class or workshop. I also share suggestions arounds ways you can drop more deeply into your improvised dance; stepping out of your everyday mind into the wisdom of your body and world within.
How do I hold space (what to expect from Giselle)?
I create a safe and contained space for you both emotionally and energetically.
Over the last fifteen years my practice as a social worker has allowed me to learn how to hold space in a way that is safe and inclusive for people from all walks of life.
My own practice of improvised dance in sacred space (primarily 5Rhythms) over the last ten years has allowed me to connect deeply with my intuition and spiritual guides; this connection supports me in tending to the energetic needs of the space and group.
I provide open and non-specific guidance to support you in journeying in you own way through your imagination to a dream or trace-like state.
In trace-like states it becomes easier to explore the landscape of your inner world and the energy of your chakras. You may see images in your minds eye, hear insights, tap into feelings or experience sensations that help to create a rich and meaningful experience of the landscape of each of your chakras.
From within this landscape your spontaneously movement, your dance, unfolds.
I offer suggestions to support you in leaving the world of the everyday, that often requires thinking and mental exploration, behind and dropping into the world of the body through feeling and sensing.
By journeying to enter a dream or trance-like state you begin to drop the the mind chatter. In this dream-like state we simply invite and allow our bodies to “be”.
Allow our bodies to feel, allow that feeling to breathe, allow our breath to move us in dance and allow our bodies to sense the meaning of one movement and feel into the next movement.
Feel, breathe, move, sense and repeat; Chakradance is a moving meditation.
Like any meditation it becomes easier with practice and I hold space in a way that consistently reminds you to gently keep dropping the mind and coming back to the practice; feel, breathe, move, sense and repeat.
I support you to “anchor” the experience of your dance.
Through the creation of your own personal mandala drawing, holding space for spoken reflection and a closing meditation with the intention of grounding and integrating your experience into your everyday life you can “anchor” your dance so that you can continue dancing throuhh life with new found insight.
If you are still reading this then there is a good chance Chakradance may be for you; or at least a practice worth exploring for you. For more information and bookings use the links at the top of the page to explore upcoming classes and workshops.
PS: If you would like to get to know more about me there are a couple of ways below. I’m also always open to a takeaway coffee in a park and getting to know you the ‘old fashioned’ way.
I’m a bit of a sharer on social media so follow me on Instagram for a snap shot of my life and work.
I run a FREE 7 Day Chakra Challenge regularly. Sign up and you’ll get a little bit of me in your inbox for a week. You’ll also get to re-energise you chakras with the rest of our Brisbane Chakradance Tribe.
Alongside our growing tribe of Chakradancers coming to classes and workshops in Brisbane we also have a closed Facebook group as a space to share and connect online; join Brisbane Chakradance Tribe on Facebook.