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Global Elm Dance for the Work That Reconnects
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
One event on Mar 20, 2022 at 10:00 am
The Elm Dance, a practice for global healing and connection, invites us into the center of our hearts, our compassion, our longing to live, and our belonging to all life on Earth. It also supports us in standing in solidarity with those who are suffering.
Joanna Macy was first introduced to the Elm Dance and began offering it in the early 1990s, as part of her workshops, in communities that were impacted by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. She continued to offer the Elm Dance as a daily practice in workshops and intensives throughout her career. Activists around the world share the dance in public protests. Many facilitators offer the Elm Dance as part of their work to invite participants into their feelings of gratitude and grief.
Typically danced in a group setting, we offer it here as a global, virtual experience. We invite you to join us, to learn more about the dance, to experience it, and to share it with your communities.
You’re welcome to gather a group and attend this virtual offering together to dance along with people around the world at the same time. We also encourage you to facilitate the Elm Dance in your local community during the week following the event and share videos of your group dancing through the WTR Network Facebook Page to participate in the Week of the Elm Dance as we collectively focus our energies on peace and wellness for all beings.
For questions about these events and the Week of the Elm Dance please email [email protected].
The thread that underscores all Frieda’s work is the recognition of the healing and regenerative powers of nature and her commitment to serving the planet and growing the cultural shift of the Great Turning. In addition to mothering a young human who is on the brink of venturing out into the world, she offers her gifts as a soul aligned purpose guide and mentor, a group facilitator, teacher, a playful and connected weaver of dream world imagery and tender of earth consciousness. Frieda’s background is in psychology, education, art history, visual culture, expressive arts and the non-profit environmental field. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University and staff mentor at Purpose Guides Institute. You may connect with Frieda at: www.lifeintheconfluence.com.