Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Discover the fiery lights of your authentic self and dance to the rhythms of your liberated spirit, through a powerful and beautiful practice that sheds inhibitions and heightens inner awareness. The Dance of Liberation™ is a seven-step, life-changing program—a “soul map” designed to awaken joy, freedom, and a grounded, embodied consciousness. The experience offers a template for living with somatic awareness, exuberance, confidence, and a sense of purpose. Dancers, blindfolded in the shamanic tradition, find they can step beyond their conscious fears and limitations and allow their innermost creative sides to break free. Come and join us on this exuberant life-enhancing, enchanting journey.
The Dance of Liberation™ methodology draws on the wisdom of ancient shamanic tradition to meet the longings of contemporary seekers through its Seven Foundations:
1. Sanctuary: Discovering Your Ground in Sacred Space
2. Readying the Journey: The Power of Intention
3. Awakening Insight: The Blindfold
4. The Power of Breath
5. Music: Hearing the Rhythms of Your Life
6. Dancing the Rhythms of Your Life
7. Returning Home: Daily Practice and Joyful Service
Note: Wear comfortable clothes to dance in. For the closing ceremony please bring white attire to wear, and one sacred “handmade” offering such as a rock, crystal, sage, a written poem, or something else as a gift for the ceremony (please wrap the gift).
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00 – 5:30 pm
Members $140/ Nonmembers $175
New York Open Center
Parashakti Sigalit is the founder and creator of Dance of Liberation™, a method of movement therapy and deep process work that draws on shamanic traditions to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual integration. She has more than two decades of experience facilitating workshops, trainings, and Dance of Liberation retreats in Los Angeles, New York, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, and Greece.
Working on both an individual and group basis, Parashakti has successfully adapted the teachings of the Dance of Liberation as a modality for recovery from addiction, PTSD, and eating disorders. She currently works at Recover Integrity, a men’s treatment center in Santa Monica, where she is developing the program Liberation For Recovery with founder Yeshaia Blakely and Adam Mindel.
Parashakti has studied with some of the world’s most revered masters, including Swami Sachidananda, Anna Halperin, Dr. Gabriel Cousens and Lakota Elder Wakia Un Manee. Her award-winning documentary “Dance of Liberation,” produced by the Wolper Organization/Warner Bros., had its world premiere at the Sedona Film Festival and was acquired for distribution through FMTV.