Happy Imbolc! Today, in the Wheel of the Year, we celebrate the passing of Winter as we delight in
the signs of Spring. It's been a gorgeous day...the sun is shining and Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, signaling that Spring will arrive early. In just over 24 hours I am headed to a 3-day retreat in Carlsbad, CA where it's supposed to be 70 degrees and sunny. I am breaking out the flip flops! The focus of the retreat is "Healing the Heart" an appropriate theme for the month of February. While I am going for myself, I view every experience from the lens of community. I would love to return from the retreat with the ability to weave any heart-mending wisdom that comes into my tarot counseling practice, ArcanaDance and Nia. While I am away, Liziah Richards
will teach The Dance of the Chakras on Friday, February 5 at 6pm at Embrace the Moon in Ballard and Shea Marsh
will teach Nia at 10:30am on Sunday, February 6.
I will be back on Monday, February 7th with a new teaching schedule, offering 3 Nia classes per
week. Woot! Please help me building these two newest classes: Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm at Embrace the Moon in Ballard. The Thursday evening class is new and will begin on Thursday, February 11th. The studio is spacious, beautiful and parking in the neighborhood is very easy. In fact, street parking is free after 6pm. All Nia classes in February will be love-themed! Each year, I take my favorite relationship songs (the good, the bad and the ugly) and weave them together into a variety of playlists. Come play with me!
I announced the "birth" of ArcanaDance
in my July 2015 newsletter
. The last seven months have been
life changing. I love ArcanaDance and while my classes are still quite small, the feedback I've received about it brings me deep joy and hope for future growth. Here are just a couple (with more to come) testimonials
. I created ArcanaDance to share my love of tarot and movement. I did not expect it to be such a powerful catalyst for self-growth and self-healing. ArcanaDance, as an entity, has become my teacher and I am its willing and devoted student. I share this to thank you all for being so patient while I pulled back from teaching more than one Nia class a week last year. I needed the time to create and nurture ArcanaDance. And now I feel ready to return to an expanded Nia teaching schedule while continuing to develop and grow ArcanaDance. Thank you for your support! It means the world to me.
ArcanaDance returns in February for The Dance of the Lovers, the archetype of love. Ohh la la! More than an archetype of romantic love, the Lovers is about how we grow through the mirror of relationship, with ourselves and with others. It’s also about the choices we make to follow the call of our heart’s desire. This archetype is a rich exploration of passion, partnership, choice and saying yes to the power of love.
If Sunday mornings are just too early for you (although you should know we have soooo much fun!) I am offering a two-hour workshop on The Lovers archetype on Saturday, February 27 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Embrace the Moon in Ballard. The cost is $30 in advance/$35 at the door OR you can use 2 of your class card punches.
Spring is coming - bring it!