Peeling the Onion

Peeling the Onion: An introduction to Shadow through Authentic Movement and Contact Improv.

A 6-week series of adult modern dance classes.

Together we will peel back our onion layers of stress, judgement and inhibition.  We’ll sink into our core and root down into the earth.  Through Authentic Movement, we will explore our inner landscape and our vulnerability, while being held in a safe compassionate container.  Through Contact Improv, we will expand into our senses and outwards to the floor, the walls and each other.   As we build trust, we will find freedom and lightness through play.

This series is appropriate for those who desire to reconnect with their body and their breath.  No dance experience required.  A willingness to explore recommended!

Classes will be offered in Utica, Oneonta and Cooperstown starting Fall 2018.  Contact me for more details.

Are you ready to dance?

Above photo from Burlington VT Annual CI Jam 2017

It’s been a long winter.  It’s time to feel the beat in your bones, to melt your icy muscles and to dance in the Spring Equinox!

Ecstatic Dance Utica
When: Saturday, March 24th 5-7pm
Where: Utica Dance (next door to Munson Williams)
Cost: Adults $10, Kids $5
Carpooling connections at the facebook event page

Join us for a unifying and liberating dance experience with warm-up and group dance improvisations led by Art Yoga Cat and Dzeli.  DJ Phigment will envelop the space in a variety of sounds, both electronic and acoustic, with songs that are sure to excite all music interests.  Come to build community and dance your heart out!

Props (scarves, hoops, etc.) and instruments are welcome. Bring your drum, bells and whistles and let’s get our dance on!  Remember, you don’t have to dance the entire time and there are stations for yoga, contact improv, drumming, or lying down in savasana to soak in the good vibes.

Please tell your friends! All ages, abilities, and bodies are welcome.

What is Ecstatic Dance?


Future Events:


Dancing is embodied medicine.
Release your burdens and let your spirit fly.

I hope to see you on the dance floor soon!

With love,
Dzeli

2018 Wild Women Retreat

Lake Otsego at Dawn

Save the Date for the 2018
Wild Women Retreat

We will be gathering from August 24th – 26th for the 4th annual Wild Women Retreat. A magical relaxing weekend of sister time, ritual and play awaits!  More info coming soon.

With love,
Dzeli

Peace

the peace I find at the bottom of the ocean
waves have churned the sand
nothing is visible
a fog of salt water
yet I am completely contained
held eternal in the womb of creation
peace