Living Your Dance

Jennifer Lusk Puerner, MS, LPC, CAC III

                                   Mindful Movement and Dance

I have received my Dancing Mindfulness training via Jamie Marich, Ph.D. from OHIO.  She is wonderful.  I am going to use her words to describe what Dancing Mindfulness is about:

"Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it.

Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!"

"Dancing Mindfulness classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience with dance, yoga, music, meditation, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements. Since Dancing Mindfulness focuses on “coming as you are,” self-discovery, and noticing whatever may happen as part of the experience, it is imperative that classes are crafted to welcome everyone. Dancing Mindfulness classes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue of and purpose for the class, and various forms of music are incorporated to create a welcoming, integrated container. In a typical Dancing Mindfulness class, participants will be able to realize the rhythmic qualities of their breathing and heartbeats, to discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the most simple movements, and quite literally, to be able to express their own, personal story on the dance floor. If you are the kind of person who likes to dance like no one is watching, or at least would like to try, the Dancing Mindfulness experience is for you!"

Let's Dance!!I have received my Dancing Mindfulness training via Jamie Marich, Ph.D. from OHIO.  She is wonderful.  I am going to use her words to describe what Dancing Mindfulness is about:

"Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it.

Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!"

"Dancing Mindfulness classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience with dance, yoga, music, meditation, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements. Since Dancing Mindfulness focuses on “coming as you are,” self-discovery, and noticing whatever may happen as part of the experience, it is imperative that classes are crafted to welcome everyone. Dancing Mindfulness classes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue of and purpose for the class, and various forms of music are incorporated to create a welcoming, integrated container. In a typical Dancing Mindfulness class, participants will be able to realize the rhythmic qualities of their breathing and heartbeats, to discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the most simple movements, and quite literally, to be able to express their own, personal story on the dance floor. If you are the kind of person who likes to dance like no one is watching, or at least would like to try, the Dancing Mindfulness experience is for you!"

Let's Dance!!I have received my Dancing Mindfulness training via Jamie Marich, Ph.D. from OHIO.  She is wonderful.  I am going to use her words to describe what Dancing Mindfulness is about:

"Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it.

Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!"

"Dancing Mindfulness classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience with dance, yoga, music, meditation, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements. Since Dancing Mindfulness focuses on “coming as you are,” self-discovery, and noticing whatever may happen as part of the experience, it is imperative that classes are crafted to welcome everyone. Dancing Mindfulness classes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue of and purpose for the class, and various forms of music are incorporated to create a welcoming, integrated container. In a typical Dancing Mindfulness class, participants will be able to realize the rhythmic qualities of their breathing and heartbeats, to discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the most simple movements, and quite literally, to be able to express their own, personal story on the dance floor. If you are the kind of person who likes to dance like no one is watching, or at least would like to try, the Dancing Mindfulness experience is for you!"

Let's Dance!!I have received my Dancing Mindfulness training via Jamie Marich, Ph.D. from OHIO.  She is wonderful.  I am going to use her words to describe what Dancing Mindfulness is about:

"Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it.

Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!"

"Dancing Mindfulness classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience with dance, yoga, music, meditation, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements. Since Dancing Mindfulness focuses on “coming as you are,” self-discovery, and noticing whatever may happen as part of the experience, it is imperative that classes are crafted to welcome everyone. Dancing Mindfulness classes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue of and purpose for the class, and various forms of music are incorporated to create a welcoming, integrated container. In a typical Dancing Mindfulness class, participants will be able to realize the rhythmic qualities of their breathing and heartbeats, to discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the most simple movements, and quite literally, to be able to express their own, personal story on the dance floor. If you are the kind of person who likes to dance like no one is watching, or at least would like to try, the Dancing Mindfulness experience is for you!"

Let's Dance!!have received my Dancing Mindfulness training via Jamie Marich, Ph.D. from OHIO.  She is wonderful.  I am going to use her words to describe what Dancing Mindfulness is about:

"Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it.

Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!"

"Dancing Mindfulness classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience with dance, yoga, music, meditation, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements. Since Dancing Mindfulness focuses on “coming as you are,” self-discovery, and noticing whatever may happen as part of the experience, it is imperative that classes are crafted to welcome everyone. Dancing Mindfulness classes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue of and purpose for the class, and various forms of music are incorporated to create a welcoming, integrated container. In a typical Dancing Mindfulness class, participants will be able to realize the rhythmic qualities of their breathing and heartbeats, to discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the most simple movements, and quite literally, to be able to express their own, personal story on the dance floor. If you are the kind of person who likes to dance like no one is watching, or at least would like to try, the Dancing Mindfulness experience is for you!"

Let's Dance!! have received my Dancing Mindfulness training via Jamie Marich, Ph.D. from OHIO.  She is wonderful.  I am going to use her words to describe what Dancing Mindfulness is about:

"Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it.

Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!"

"Dancing Mindfulness classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience with dance, yoga, music, meditation, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements. Since Dancing Mindfulness focuses on “coming as you are,” self-discovery, and noticing whatever may happen as part of the experience, it is imperative that classes are crafted to welcome everyone. Dancing Mindfulness classes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue of and purpose for the class, and various forms of music are incorporated to create a welcoming, integrated container. In a typical Dancing Mindfulness class, participants will be able to realize the rhythmic qualities of their breathing and heartbeats, to discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the most simple movements, and quite literally, to be able to express their own, personal story on the dance floor. If you are the kind of person who likes to dance like no one is watching, or at least would like to try, the Dancing Mindfulness experience is for you!"

Let's Dance!!

When:  Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.

Where: Live Love Dance and Arts Center in Broomfield, 290 Nickel St #300, Broomfield, CO 80020

Fee: $10  

We meet every Sunday morning for this free form dance/movement experience.  This is open to the public and not a therapy group. We support a safe space to explore free form dance/movement. Using a variety of music, often incorporating a theme for the week, we drop into our body awareness and let the body move!  A mild level of mindfulness facilitation is incorporated to support tracking awareness while moving, using the 7 attitudes of mindfulness practice.

http://www.mindfulness-meditation-now.com/support-files/seven-attitudes.pdfas  

Living Your Dance ~ Mindful Movement/Dance is an exploration with no right or wrong to it.  We learn to trust and listen to the body, increasing our awareness of how it feels to be embodied.  Dance/movement, by it's own nature, offers opportunity for stress reduction, physical exercise as well as increased capacity to tap into your body’s own healing and creative resources. Generally people walk away feeling rejuvenated!  We have a lot of fun and have developed a lovely community around this!

Living Your Dance ~ Mindful Movement/Dance experiences are usually 60 minutes in duration.  We start with a slower warming up period, move into higher energy and then slowly bring ourselves back down to a more still and relaxed state. 

We have opportunity to stay and connect with others after our dance/movement experience and this is valuable time for current members.  You are free to stay or go as you like. Living Your Dance ~ Mindful Movement/Dance is open to everyone regardless of previous experience.  All fitness levels are welcome. We support a safe space for you to come as you are and for the possibility to move and be moved in your experience.  You are encouraged to take your free form dance/movement to your level.

 
 
“For me, Dancing Mindfulness practice has been a form of a deep and powerful meditation. Unlike the regular sitting meditation, movement allows me to connect to what feels like the deepest Truth while bypassing most of the endless mental chatter. It also has been very helpful in transcending the critic inside my head that judges me and the world around me. And once that sense of self is no longer the absolute ruler, a wonderful feeling of freedom begins to emerge.” ~ Anton
 
"Jennifer's play lists are amazing. Every week is different and exciting. The themes she chooses makes moving to the music special: an awesome combo of making suggestions while encouraging us do our own thing." ~ Suzann
 
"So fun! So freeing! l loved the welcoming energy and opportunity to open up and DANCE!!” ~ Renee
 
So glad I found it! It's fabulous! ” ~ Antionette
 
"My personal intention is clear on the purpose of my attending (never missing) Mindful dancing/moving sessions. As a man/male I have come to know that it requires process to get out of my head and into my heart. Moving my body to whatever music is presented during the session forces me to give control of myself over to my heart. It's in this space where Spirit shows up for me. I have had more Spiritual conversations with myself during this mindfulness practice than I have ever had in all my years of going to church. This is now my "church" every Sunday and I will be forever grateful for this experience!” ~ Rich
 
"Such safe space to let it all just roll out onto the dance floor." ~ Anna
 
 
 
 
 
 have received my Dancing Mindfulness training via Jamie Marich, Ph.D. from OHIO.  She is wonderful.  I am going to use her words to describe what Dancing Mindfulness is about:

"Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it.

Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Dancing through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements), with a respect to the attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize that we all have a unique creativity just waiting to be cultivated!"

"Dancing Mindfulness classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience with dance, yoga, music, meditation, or spiritual practice, even though Dancing Mindfulness incorporates all of these elements. Since Dancing Mindfulness focuses on “coming as you are,” self-discovery, and noticing whatever may happen as part of the experience, it is imperative that classes are crafted to welcome everyone. Dancing Mindfulness classes range from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the venue of and purpose for the class, and various forms of music are incorporated to create a welcoming, integrated container. In a typical Dancing Mindfulness class, participants will be able to realize the rhythmic qualities of their breathing and heartbeats, to discover the healing, lyrical properties in even the most simple movements, and quite literally, to be able to express their own, personal story on the dance floor. If you are the kind of person who likes to dance like no one is watching, or at least would like to try, the Dancing Mindfulness experience is for you!"

Let's Dance!!