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There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. - Vicki Baum
Joy is our birthright. We are designed to experience pleasure, and will often go to great lengths to achieve it. Again and again research has determined that humans dance because it feels good. Thru out time we’ve connected moving rituals to our most important life events. When we dance we feel joyful, connected, and powerful.
This weekend we will use the Open Floor as a laboratory to explore and express all manner and nuance of “positive” emotions. As well as developing our capacity to tolerate the ‘big hits’ of rapture or ecstasy, we will practice noticing – and nurturing – the quieter forms of joy, such as presence, health, connection, belonging, peace, ease, and well-being.
May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness. - Buddhist prayer