Read more about Soul Movement, or Freeform Movement Meditation, on our blog here.
As a dancer, runner and all-around body mover, I've discovered that my most rewarding practices of meditation have been through mindful movement. In these moments, I’ve arrived at creative insights, detoxified from negative emotions, released stagnant energy (mentally or physically), filled up with teary-eyed joy for simply being alive and learned to listen to, love and appreciate my body and its inherent wisdom. It’s been an empowering practice of inner connection to the greater universal flow of life, where I've played with trying solutions for challenging decisions and learned to let go and trust the greater good that Mother Nature is always looking out for, which includes the best for our ultimate well being. In mindful breath-led movement, I've found inner stillness, and I'm inspired to share this liberating practice with you.
Benefits of Soul Movement:
Connect lovingly to your body and the present moment
(Meditation) Scientifically proven to improve immunity, emotional intelligence, productivity and happiness; Read more benefits and evidence here in Psychology Today.
Release stagnant energy
Cultivate breath awareness
Explore creativity and self-expression
What to Expect in Our Soul Movement Event:
To gain practical tools for breath, mindfulness and allowing your body to move freely, outside of its daily habits, to cultivate awareness for living joyfully in the present moment
A playful, open-minded yet meditative community atmosphere, where we all support each other's journey
To move with beings of all levels of experience in meditation and physical ability
To be encouraged to be yourself and know that your movements are your unique expression and vary with what you are working with (mentally, physically, emotionally) moment by moment
To connect with diverse individuals who also care about practicing meditation and enriching their whole well being as movers and catalysts of positivity within a greater community
To move to your breath primarily and sometimes with music (possibly live music), props or vocalizations
To enjoy practicing with various modalities in different settings--individually and in whole group, pairs and small groups
What to Bring:
Wear comfortable workout clothes, non-restrictive for movement, and prepare to be barefoot.
Your yoga mat, if you have one; La Maida has some you can borrow.
A journal & pen
If you have any questions, feel free to email us here or call: 818-235-9067.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Michelle clearly stands out with her beautiful and bright energy. I love how her practice and teaching encompasses body, mind and spirit. She not only teaches yoga but lives and exudes it. -Marianne Manes (Los Angeles, CA)
My first yoga class was with Michelle years ago. You can have the best (yoga pose) sequence and not teach from your heart. With Michelle, I also feel her passion when I'm in her class. I can see she loves what she does, and she inspired me to want to teach yoga, too. -Janette Guzman (Northridge, CA)