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The 7 Keys to Freedom: Chakradance and the Archetypes

Tutor: Dorothy Max Prior
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date: Weekend workshop - Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 January 2018

Mother, victim, lover, actor, warrior, servant, communicator, silent child… We all contain all of the Archetypes – but some predominate, and some are latent. How can we heal and balance ourselves?

Drawing on the wisdom of ancient knowledge of the 7 Chakras or energy centres of the body, and on the Archetypes of Jungian psychology, this weekend workshop offers a nurturing space for self-discovery, using dance, drawing, free-form writing, and an exploration of how the archetypes play out in our lives. The workshop is about making a connection with the inner world – the world of imagination, feelings, intuition and senses. No previous dance, art or writing experience is needed to participate.

Chakradance is a form of moving meditation. Blending free-flowing dance with particular frequencies of sound, it aims to free the energy in your body, to help you release old emotional wounds, and to open you to a deeper experience of life. The creation of personal mandala art and very short creative exercises within each session is a way of anchoring experiences of the dance back into the conscious world, and reflecting on the relationship between the dance and the universal Archetypes that Jung so aptly described to us.

Day one (Saturday) will look at the ‘Lower Chakras’ that connect strongly with the earthly elements. Day two (Sunday) will look at the ‘Higher Chakras’ that connect with our relationship to mind, spirit and the eternal universe.


About the tutor

Course tutor Dorothy Max Prior is a choreographer, writer, director and dance teacher with over thirty years experience in the performing arts. She is a co-director of The Ragroof Players, and also makes work under the name Dorothy’s Shoes. She works across the UK and in many countries around the world. In 2016, she trained and qualified as an accredited Chakradance Facilitator.  www.chakradance.com