Bellydancing For Self-Care /
Working with us to create safe spaces for exploration of movement and emotions in our community, this is one of our favourite ways to pair up these often opposing parts of the self. But the true craft of these workshops lays not in the specific pairings, but in that it shows you a unique way of pairing up passions. Of being able to encompass the entirety of yourself – or at least more than one aspect. It is about collaboration on a multitude of levels.
“its really hard to be the one to leave because you’re holding onto the love you thought you had and the dedication.. but if what you promised yourself to was there still, you wouldn’t be leaving” – some dude Teagan got furniture and life advice from
Since so much of me is this foliage, I too, experience an unmasking of sorts as my walls that support my ego decide on a different floor plan. “Needs more space!” is the declaration and just when I thought things were starting to settle my map seems to change again. There is no getting to know yourself, there is only creating yourself. Only the observance of that only constant; the reality of never-not-broken.
“We know that sometimes fear comes from ourselves and sort of egging on our anxieties but I think it another part of where fear comes from is from societal pressure about what we are supposed to be doing and like your obligation as a person, as an artist, as a business person. When you decide to delve into this creative world there is a process to it.. a definite process and people are always going to be a part of that, watching that. fear comes from society basically saying this is the way you should be doing and creativity is saying fuck, no, thats now how I’m doing it and those things contradict themselves every time you try to work them together.”
“WAKE UP TO THE WAYS WE HABITUALLY IGNORE THAT WHICH IS REAL; NOT TO SAY THAT OUR REALITY IS TOTALLY & WHOLLY TRUTHFUL. NO CONSTRUCTION IS. BUT WE CAN WAKE UP – FIND AWARENESS AMONGST IT… Dig your hands in the earth deeply, and remember to ask questions because these parts of our connections are […]
Is there anything you would like to change about yourself? Why?
I want to improve my stamina, not to be knocked down so easily. Art sensitized me to a point of fragility and this is a weakness. If I let my art consume me, I will not be a functioning person in society. It’s ironic how art is meant to bring out your soft side, but that can be the very thing that brings you down. It’s scary. I’m trying to be more conscious of how I feel when I’m creating.