Winter Solstice Dance Ritual
December 20 • 7:00 pm• $10 – $15
On Thursday, December 20, Joanna Cashman hosts a Winter Solstice Dance Ritual at the WOW Hall as a fundraiser for Radiant Health Wellness.
Joanna Cashman invites you to welcome the return of the light on this dark night of the year. “We will dance ourselves into a rich process of self-reflection and community celebration. Simple guided ritual movements and free dance exploration will take us on a contemplative journey from inner to outer, from darkness to light.” Joanna is a certified teacher of Dancing Mindfulness, a practice developed by Jamie Marich Ph.D, that uses the art form of dance as the primary medium for discovering mindful awareness. “We dance through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion. By integrating the philosophical attitudes of mindfulness into somatic self-sensing, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and liberate the unique native language of their own creativity.” Guided by a diverse musical soundscape, Dancing Mindfulness is a channel for accessing mindful awareness that can be practiced individually or with a group in a wide variety of community, educational, retreat and clinical settings. “In this holistic practice we draw noarbitrary lines of separation between dance as therapy, art, recreation, or contemplation. This practice of dancing free will strengthen your body, liberate your creativity and empower your journey towards wholeness. Discover how the timeless power of music and dance can be your muse, your healer, your friend.”
Radiant Health Wellness is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting holistic health across the life span. Services include individual treatment sessions, classes, workshops, retreats and trainings in therapeutic massage, Acutonics®, Radiant Health Yoga®, Integrative Brain Dance, yoga nidra, neuro-developmental movement, creative dance, and health education. “We proudly offer the Radiant Health Yoga Teacher Training program at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR. and Dancing Mindfulness workshops in our community.”
Recommended donation is $10.00 to $15.00. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the ritual begins at 7:00. Please arrive on time as no one will be admitted once the ritual has begun. Teens and adults of all ages welcome. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene). For more information please call 541-687-2746.