Collaborative community dancing in discipline
at the confluence of :
- body + brain -
- ancient + future -
- ceremony + revolution -
These values are a living continuously evolving practice.
Discipline carves a conversation between unconscious and conscious behavior, between habit and choice, between comfort and growth. To engage in a discipline allows for “I don’t know what I don’t know.” It is a commitment to the embodied “research” of inquiry.
The rigor and reflection discipline offers is foundational here.
Authenticity opens the door to connection. It allows space for vulnerability and uncertainty as well as strength and potency. It permits emotion - both fierce and fragile. It embraces imperfection and learning from mistakes.
The transparency, integrity and humanity authenticity brings is cherished here.
Dignity is embodied, multidirectional respect. It is a relational grace with which to hold ourselves, each other, and our world.
It is active compassion. It is a form of justice.
Giving ourselves and each other the agency, recognition and space to be in our own wisdom. Accepting and giving boundaries. Heeding our own and others limitations. Knowing worth. Acknowledging impact (over intent). Making amends. These acts of dignity are highly valued here.
Liberation is disentanglement from systems inside and out that obstruct or persecute one’s intrinsic power, wisdom, belonging and ability to live safely, truly and freely in the world.
Liberation seeks to open gateways to who and what we are beyond context and construct. It aspires to reconnect us with a truth + essence that has been obscured. Liberatory perspective knows well, the impacts of sociopolitical context, trauma and oppression and sees the promise of resilience, renewal and grace. Liberatory practice is personal, spiritual, social and environmental activism.
Liberation is the compass here.
Together we make a holding house for ceremony and for committed, consensual, constructive, critically-conscious, collaborative exploration, movement and learning.
These capacities are needed and expected from you in our collective home:
Agreement with the community values.
Self-awareness and accountability.
Adherence to your own boundaries, the communal agreements, and the personal & changing boundaries of individuals.
Availability to engage in a structured process at whatever level is available to you.
An enthusiasm for engaging in focused inquiry.
Curiosity about how cultural patterns move in you.
A capacity to tolerate some personal activation.
A willingness to be compassionately “called-in” by the community or the facilitator if necessary.
An interest in learning and changing through movement.
Some understanding of your impact on the collective and its impact on you.
Together we create enough comfort to be deep and enough edge to be changed.