Dance as a Spiritual Practice: Online Foundation Course
Connecting to Spirit through Movement
You enjoy movement but don’t see yourself as a “dancer”.
You feel disconnected from your body.
You would like to feel more connected to Spirit.
You have a spiritual practice but are not excited to do it.
You need more joy and fun in your daily life.
You don’t feel you have enough time in your day for a spiritual practice.
You love to dance but don’t do it often enough.
If so, you’re not alone.
Many people wish to add movement to their spiritual practice but don’t know how to do it or where to begin.
But what would happen if you could let go of limiting personal and cultural ideas that you need to be a professional dancer to “Dance”? Or that joy and movement are not part of a spiritual practice? What might your spiritual practice look like if you could transform limiting beliefs, reconnect to Spirit through movement, and experience joy and transcendence beyond anything you’ve ever experienced before?
You can!! All of this is possible, and I will show you how in my program:
Dance as a Spiritual Practice
The program is a balance of theory and practice. The concepts and techniques are explained and then reinforced through guided movement exercises—creating a personal experience for the student to draw on.
This program is an opportunity to experience dance as a moving meditation with no expectations about what it looks like, only what it feels like from the inside. You need not be a dancer or have any previous dance experience. The practices are simple and fun, bringing the element of joy to your spiritual practice. You will leave the course with a very simple 20-minute movement practice that can be done daily.
Explore the concepts of the sacred and spiritual.
Discover the power of sacred dance and healing dance.
Learn how to ground and center, and why these are so important to the Dance and your daily life.
Learn techniques for relaxation, receptivity, and how to become the vessel.
Create your daily spiritual practice using movement and dance.
Discover the importance of presence engage the deeper aspects of yourself in the Dance.
You feel something is missing from your spiritual practice, even if you don’t quite know what it is.
You want to experience the fun and joy of an embodied spiritual practice but don’t know quite how.
You want to reach the deeper, more sacred levels of dance.
You want your spiritual practice to include transcendence and embodiment simultaneously.
You need help building a daily spiritual practice with movement.
You feel that you need guidance with specific movements appropriate for achieving sacred or spiritual states of being.
A deeper understanding of how to connect to Spirit through the body.
A simple 20-minute movement practice that can be done daily.
A clear understanding of sacred space and how to create a sacred space for your spiritual practice.
Journaling techniques to help you process your dance experiences.
Continued support through a private online Facebook community.
I would love to go back over and over to review the course, guided by the author's voice, I felt as very a very clear channel from Spirit …. I felt very alig...Read More
I would love to go back over and over to review the course, guided by the author's voice, I felt as very a very clear channel from Spirit …. I felt very aligned to the material , often anticipating what was said.. I would recommend it to all the women who want to know more about themselves and explore, express , expand .. flourishRead Less
This course was beautiful! Leslie has done a magnificent job of giving us an experience of sacred dance practice, and this course is first and foremost - an ...Read More
This course was beautiful! Leslie has done a magnificent job of giving us an experience of sacred dance practice, and this course is first and foremost - an experience. The basics are wonderfully laid out, simple, clear, easy to understand, and open doors for new insight and exploration. After this course, I feel confident to teach my own practice that I have been developing for years. You can be a complete beginner, have dance as a part of your spiritual practice already, or be a facilitator of some sort of healing dance - this course has a lot to offer.Read Less
This course was very meaningful for me, it was like coming home to something I have been longing for and I think Leslie is a great teacher. Thank you!
This course was very meaningful for me, it was like coming home to something I have been longing for and I think Leslie is a great teacher. Thank you!Read Less
The text underpins the learning and inspires you to delve deeper
The text underpins the learning and inspires you to delve deeperRead Less
love it, particularly loved the pineal move, chapter 3 exercise The ecstatic experience. Loved the subtle movement that had more power than I could have ima...Read More
love it, particularly loved the pineal move, chapter 3 exercise The ecstatic experience. Loved the subtle movement that had more power than I could have imagined. I also found the music profoundly in sync with the movement. The whole course exceeded my expectations by a long way. Thank you.Read Less
I'm impressed with the layout of your website. I feel fortunate to be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you.
I'm impressed with the layout of your website. I feel fortunate to be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you.Read Less
“Leslie has very well broken down her dance course into digestible information along with practical exercises that are fun and reflective. It’s about dancing with depth and accessing one's multidimensional aspects (Physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) with curiosity and non-judgment. It is a wonderful practice useful for those who want to explore personal and spiritual growth through movement. I really enjoyed both the live and online workshop versions!”— Rawan Husseini
“I love how this course weds simplicity with profundity. Leslie has a wonderful understanding of what is foundational to a spiritual dance practice. From her building blocks one can plunge into the depths and fly to the heavens as you will. Great course!! Leslie's book also adds important embellishments and ideas for further dance practice strategies. It's a great help and inspiration.”—Charlotte Hussey, MFA, PhD, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
“Leslie offers a course that reaches you to connect to your mind, body and spirit through movement, sound and vibration. I greatly enjoyed this course and would take another if she offered.”— Paula Petri, Wisconsin, USA
“The platform for the course is easy and organized. The practice itself has opened me up to another level of spiritual connection within myself.”— Robin Kimbrel Wiggs, Colorado, USA
Welcome to Dance as a Spiritual Practice!
How to use this course
A message from the instructor
Before we begin...
DANCE AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ONLINE COURSE WORKBOOK
Chapter 1: Invocation
Chapter 1: Learning and Overview
Chapter 1: Sacred And Spiritual
Chapter 1: What is a Practice?
Chapter 1: Homework
Chapter 2: Invocation
Chapter 2: Sacred Space
Chapter 2: Preparing for Casting the Circle Movement Exercise
Movement Exercise—Casting a Circle
Chapter 2: Preparing for Becoming the Vessel Movement Exercise
Movement Exercise—Becoming the Vessel
Chapter 2: Homework
Video: Brené Brown's video on vulnerability
Chapter 3: Invocation
Chapter 3: Revising Becoming the Vessel Movement Exercise
Chapter 3: States of Conciousness
Chapter 3: Preparing for the Ecstatic Experience Movement Exercise
Movement Exercise—The Ecstatic Experience
Chapter 4: Invocation
Movement Exercise—Riding the Waves
Chapter 4: Preparing for Riding the Waves Movement Exercise
Chapter 4: Sacred and Healing Dance
Chapter 4: Homework
Chapter 5: Invocation
Chapter 5: Revising Riding the Waves Movement Exercise
Chapter 5: Your Personal Practice
Chapter 5: Homework
Putting it Together
Dance as a Spiritual Practice 30-minute Practice-Audio
Dance as a Spiritual Practice© Live Practice Session—May 28th, 2023, 3:00 pm UTC
More resources for you
Before you go...
Facebook Live Q&A #1: Clarification on the movement exercises
Facebook Live Q&A #2: The Importance of Repetition of the Exercises
Facebook Live Q&A #3: Dancing the Room
Facebook Live Q&A #4: Clarification on Exercise 4
Facebook Live Q&A #5: Themed Dances