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Sweat Your Prayers
January 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$12
with Melinda Caroll
“All you have to do is dance till there’s nothing left of you but breath.” – Gabrielle Roth. Dance hard, move slowly, glide, sway, twirl, roll, jump, or maybe you just want to sit still and breathe. Sweat, pray, empty out, no judgments or limitations. Nothing forced and nothing held back. Come to dance by yourself (boundaries are fully accepted) or dance with others, share a smile, and enjoy the music. No talking, drinking, or smoking — all dance, play and good energy. A beautiful, open ballroom of friendly faces. It will get your energies flowing.
“I find it a fantastic way to release emotional and body tension, and to charge up for the week ahead.The lack of chatting on the floor is golden. Every style of dance I’ve seen has been represented at some point. I like learning new moves, sharing space with friends new and close, closing my eyes or removing my glasses and not “seeking” anyone to dance with but myself, getting lost in the hypnotic rhythms, and learning safer ways to move my body from experienced movement/play people.” – a Sweat Your Prayers participant.
Melinda Caroll is one of the handful of original teachers first certified in 1995 by 5 Rhythms dance founder, the visionary Gabrielle Roth. Melinda was also the first teacher to introduce 5 Rhythms dancing to Oahu, and is just now returning to Oahu after spending many years on Maui. 5 Rhythms dancing is the foundational practice behind Ecstatic Dance and Sweat Your Prayers. Melinda is a singer, song-writer and musician with decades of inspired teaching experience.