“Energy moves in waves. Waves moves in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms.
A human being is just that, energy,waves, patterns, rhythms.
Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.” -Gabrielle Roth
The intention of OM Dance is to provide a sacred space in which we can freely express ourselves through dance.
The body, as our spiritual vessel, loves to move, dance and vibrate with sound to help us reconnect back to our true nature. In the OM Dance workshop, Carmen offers a space to dance freely, going deep within with the help of world music, giving students a chance to offer themselves in all their passion and wonder to the divinely connected Self. The aim of the dance workshop is to inspire joy through the celebration of moving the body. We move from a space of movement and sound to one of stillness and silence, from wild and tribal, to slow and meditative, from the dance of fire to the dance of compassion and devotion. Through spontaneous movement, breath awareness and guided visualization, the body’s fluidity is achieved.
The OM Dance is an invitation to dance through the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. As Osho says: “In your body is the water of the oceans, in your body is the fire of the stars and the suns, in your body is the air, your body is made of earth. Your body represents the whole existence, all the elements. Respect the body.” OM Dance is an opportunity to explore, understand and welcome the body as it is. OM Dance is a journey of self discovery through music and moving meditation. OM dance gives you enough structure to feel comfortable and find your own way of moving. Come and dance your way into greater freedom and resonate with your true blissful nature.
Carmen’s natural affinity for movement was evident from her early childhood years. Dancing freely was as natural for her as breathing was. During her studies of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, dance always remained her main focus. Carmen is inspired by the playful nature of the folk dances of her Slavic heritage. At the same time, she draws inspiration from Indian temple dance, indigenous tribal, mystical Sufi movement, passionate Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms.
For those who ask where Carmen learned to dance, her answer is: “I never learned how to dance. I’m not a trained dancer. I dance to the music the way the body wants to move. It’s spontaneous, it happens in the moment and I give myself fully to it. I call it a moving meditation, a unique way of expressing outwardly my inner joy. I simply love to dance.” I invite you to join me in the dance.
No dance experience is necessary.
All are welcome.
Remember to wear comfortable clothing.
Bring a water bottle.
Please don’t wear perfume or other scented products to class, since many people are sensitive to fragrances.
OM Dance, a moving meditation is back. I invite you to join me in the dance. I’ll be teaching chakra dance and meditative veil dance workshops at Inner Power Yoga studio and Rising Lotus Yoga studio in December 2012 and January 2013. Please see the detailed info below.
By Donation $20 suggested
Glimpses from The OM Dance at Inner Power Yoga Studio in Woodland Hills, October 2012
In this short video Carmen shares a few thoughts about OM Dance…the rest is simply an invitation to experience on the dance floor.