In Nao’s Classes she looks to the earth for guidance. She asks the elemental energies of earth, water, fire, and air, to support the circle, as the group journey’s inward, and then outward to connect with one another. Nao draws on many different spiritual traditions to illumine the themes she chooses to explore in her classes, and each week a different theme is brought to the table. The classes are grouped in 8 week sessions for the purpose of going deeper. Each 8 week session is dedicated to an over-riding theme that is explored in part each class. For this reason, drop in, is not encouraged.
To dance freely is to begin to release material that cannot be accessed through the vehicle of the intellect. If we let our minds rest for a while and let the wisdom body lead us, something profound can happen. What occurs is a kind of healing that has to do with connecting the heart with the head, and the body with the soul.
Dance is something that human beings have been doing since the beginning of time. Honest expression in the form of dance is deeply rooted in the nature of who we are. Creative movement can be a transformative experience that can lead to upsurges of emotion, and these feelings are doorways to deeper understanding. Our task is to help ourselves and each other to listen and be, without the obstructions of a judging mind and the paralyzing effects of self-consciousness. From here, an awareness opens and the territory of transformation is realized.
These classes are open to all women who feel inspired by this form. There is no previous dance experience necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to experience oneself moving freely for a while.