Mindful MOVEMENT transforms

 

Growth and Change Begins in the Body

Greetings and welcome.  You are probably here because you value holistic health and well being and living from a place of your deepest truth.  I share those values and have spent the last 30 years researching, training and teaching practices that are geared toward those values. I have been privileged to work with people of all walks of life, and I’m continuously struck by how these practices, in some way, are always relevant to each and every one of us.  Mindful movement is not just one thing - it is a rich and varied approach to moving with awareness of oneself and one's connection to the world.  This can also be called a "somatic" approach to movement.  These teachings are both timeless and constantly evolving, and there is always something new and fresh to discover and learn.   Whether we are lying in stillness or moving with wild abandon, these practices give us permission to be with what is, without reservation, without judgement, to experience what is intrinsic to our humanity:  our authentic, embodied presence.  This embodied presence is the foundation for coming to know ourselves, which is the first step in transforming our lives, both personally and collectively. I am delighted to invite you to join me on this path of discovery into yourself, with plenty of warmth and support from myself and fellow travelers.  Together, let’s find out how to be more alive in our own skin, the most authentic version of ourselves, and how to be truly courageous in order to live a vital and open-hearted life.      

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 Mindful movement can be applied to a wide range of needs

 

What I Offer

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Creative Collaboration

Lani provides embodied dance/movement for your creative project, performance or event

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Health and WelLness

Lani offers classes, workshops and private sessions in a variety of health and medical contexts that focus on whole self care

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Educational Programming

Lani offers a variety of educational opportunities for your studio, organization or school

Our work together is grounded in:

Experience  

 

I bring over 30 years of experience practicing and teaching this work to people of all walks of life and learned how to adapt it to people with varying needs

Safety  

 

I put physical and emotional safety first with my students and clients.  My work is trauma informed and grounded in sound anatomical and kinesiological principles for healthy movement.

Variety  

 

I draw from a wide range of practices from East and West, and there is always something new and fresh to explore.

Balance  

There are many ways we find balance in mind, body and spirit with this work.  For example, the work can be deep and multi-layered, which we balance with plenty of playfulness and fun! 

Inclusion  

 

I support all people who identify themselves in any way they choose.  All are welcome.

Professional Standards  

 

I have been a registered member of Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) and the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (RSME/T) for over 10 years.

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Testimonials

"I wait for (Lani’s) EmbodieDance classes on Zoom every week to feel community despite physical distance. Lani’s deep knowledge of an extensive roster of movement practices allows her to create unforgettable and profoundly inspiring experiences. I have been attending regularly now for nearly a year, yet every class still brings some new practice: a new way to move, name and understand that movement. Lani’s thoughtful, beautifully worded prompts lead me to new insights into my body and emotions every time." 

-Ania spyra, Writer