“When you finally take your calm and silent seat on the throne of your own heart everything begins to fall into its proper place because you have. ” - Tosha Silver
By now you know I love quotes. The one above is particularly significant as I share with you the announcement that after several years of managing two separate and sacred livelihoods, I am finally merging Everybody, Love Your Body
(Nia) and The Embodied Tarot
This merging is not just about the business aspects of each.
It's about my becoming whole and aligned (my theme for birthday this year). I've been working with the tarot for nearly three decades and I've been dancing (albeit quite awkwardly for a number of years!) for about twenty years. I love both. The separation between them has never made sense to me. And yet I separated them because I was accustomed to believing in and adapting to a world that says I can't be both "woo woo" and a reputable human being. You know I am "woo" and you equally know that I am grounded and only want to see everyone I come across rise up to be there most joyful, authentic and whole selves. I've been joyful and authentic. Now, I get to be whole.
My Nia and tarot offerings and services will now fall under a new entity called "ArcanaDance." ArcanaDance is both an umbrella business and it's also my newest creation, an experience that allows everyone to learn about or deepen their experience of the tarot through dance. ArcanaDance is a dream come true. I've been watering this seed for months and am so thankful I finally get to share it with you starting in July.
What is ArcanaDance?
Imagine learning about the tarot through your body instead of memorizing card meanings and definitions with your mind? Tarot is based on universal life themes we experience and encounter. We don't need a book to help us understand how these themes play out. The stories are etched in our bodies. Likewise, any remedy needed to shift a story resides in our bodies, as well.
ArcanaDance is a transformative somatic divination practice that awakens and attunes the oracle of the body with the archetypal wisdom of the tarot. As we dance the archetypes of the tarot, we access and heal old stories of fragmentation and StoryShift, choreographing new stories that bring us the clarity, focus, and the surrender needed to become whole again.
ArcanaDance classes will begin on July 12th at Balance Studio in Fremont. See details below or via this webpage
. An ArcanaDance website is coming soon! ;)
Learning to See
I wrote an article, about my experience with tarot, for the outstanding e-zine, Courageous Creativity. My article is on page 28
. This e-zine is free and it's truly one of the most wonderful, thoughtful and inspiring magazines out there. Please support the magazine with your readership and if you feel called to it, with your financial support. Thank you, Shirin Subhani, for offering me the opportunity to write for the e-zine!
Reducing Nia classes
The birth of ArcanaDance also means that I need to align my Nia teaching schedule to support the growth of this new "baby." To give myself the time and space to nurture this creation, I am reducing my Nia classes from 5 to 3 classes per week. I will teach my Thursday and Friday morning Nia classes at The Dance Space through June 25th only. I am grateful to the supportive and wonderful Dance Space community and hope you will join me at these final 9:30am classes through the end of June!
NEW Nia class schedule - starting in July 2015:
- Tuesdays, 9:15-10:30am at The Dance Space
- Saturdays, 9:30am-10:30am at The Dance Space
- Sundays, 10:30am-11:30am at Balance Studio
NEW class prices starting in July 2015:
- Fridays, Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance, 6:00pm-7:15pm at Phinney Ridge Yoga
- Sundays, ArcanaDance 5-week series starting July 12, 9:00am-10:15am at Balance Studio
Even with reduced classes, rents have gone up. Starting in July, class prices will increase so get your class cards now :):
Starting July 1, 2015:
- Drop-in rate: $15
- 5-class card: $70
- 10-class card: $130
*Class cards can used for Nia, Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance and ArcanaDance.
And now, a few other announcements :)!
There are still TWO spots remaining for the "A Tarot Journey with the Empress Card: Mothering Ourselves into Wellness
" mini-retreat next week. If you'd like to join us on Saturday, June 13
, please see the details below and email me with your commitment to join us at email@example.com
Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance with Liziah and Jennifer
REMINDER: Saturday Nia class moving to 9:30am starting tomorrow, June 6, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
At: Phinney Ridge Yoga
6615 Dayton Ave North, Seattle, WA, 98103
Cost: $15 drop-in or class card with Jennifer
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
At: The Dance Space
124 N 103rd Street Seattle, WA 98133
Cost: $14 drop-in or class card with Jennifer
If you miss 9:30am, join Susan Tate (yay!) at 11:00am! Or, come to both ;)!
Reminder: No class on Sunday, June 21st:
There will be no class
at Balance Studio on Sunday, June 21, 2015. The studio will be closed all weekend due to the Fremont Solstice Fair and Parade.
Two spots left! A Tarot Journey with the Empress Card:
Mothering Ourselves into Wellness
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
At: My home in North Seattle (address will be provided upon registration)
Cost: $110 (includes materials, tea and light snacks)
Cash, check or PayPal (via website www.embodiedtarot.com/workshops)
To register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! ArcanaDance class coming to Balance Studio on July 12:
When: Sundays, 9:00am – 10:15am
Dates for the 5-week series: July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 9, 2015
Location: Balance Studio in Fremont, 418 N. 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $15 drop-in or $70 for the series
For this 5-week series, we will delve into the Dance of the High Priestess: the archetype of the seer. The High Priestess invites us to access our intuition and feminine wisdom. This archetype offers us the opportunity to deepen and shift our relationship with our inner truth. Each week we will explore, through dance, how the High Priestess influences the realms of our mind, heart, body and spirit.
Imagine what can emerge for you from giving yourself the gift of five weeks to explore and listen to your most intuitive self!
Learn more: www.embodiedtarot.com/arcanadance/.
Experiential tarot study sessions on The High Priestess
Optional: If you’d like to use tarot cards to study, learn, and explore the archetype of the High Priestess, you are welcome to attend optional evening experiential study sessions.
When: Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm on -
- July 9, 2015: The High Priestess and the element of Air/mental realm
- July 16, 2015: The High Priestess and the element of Fire/spiritual realm
- July 23, 2015: The High Priestess and the element of Water/emotional realm
- July 30, 2015: The High Priestess and the element of Earth/ physical realm
Location: My home in North Seattle. Address will provided to participants.
Cost: $15 each or $50 for all four sessions. Come to one or more sessions.
Learn more: www.embodiedtarot.com/arcanadance/.
With warmth, gratitude and delight,