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About Wild Divine Dance
Wild Divine Dance with Shashi Salma Darling is a conscious dance practice for awakening to the fullness of your being, to each other in relationship, and to this amazing planet that so needs us to know we’re connected.
Wild Divine Dance is a body of work where you can participate in depth conscious dance and meditation events, both inside and in the wild. It’s informed by universal dance principles, buddhist meditation, western psychotherapy and ecopsychology.
In Wild Divine Dance we’re invited to move in our own way and pace, with facilitation to support embodied exploration. Show up as you are and move what is, with the invitation to hold in kind presence all aspects of our humanity. With curiosity about the physical, emotional, mental, relational and spiritual aspects of unfolding, we dance with intention, to reveal the wisdom of the body, open our hearts and become awake.
You’re invited to enter a state of heightened receptivity and awaken somatic wisdom. Through this we activate our capacity for freedom of expression, heartful connection, sustainable living, and appropriate responsiveness to life.
MA, PgDip, BA(Hons) DMP ADMP
I’m a conscious dance facilitator, dance movement psychotherapist, dharma and mindfulness teacher, I’ve been facilitating conscious dance and meditation in a variety of contexts since 1998.
My methods are theoretically and practically informed by Insight (vipassana) buddhist meditation, western psychotherapeutic models and ecopsychology.
During an MA in art and ecology (Falmouth 2006) I developed Wild Divine Dance as a mindful embodied awakening practice incorporating stillness and movement, indoors and in the wild. Much of the process was developed on beaches in Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, and on Dartmoor, UK.
My offerings are led by a number of substantial dance movement awareness trainings since 1997, my work with clients and students over 20 years, embodied engagement with the landscape and directing performance in nature. Its also informed by over 2.5 years cumulative silent Theravadan buddhist retreats, dharma study, and my personal experience and ongoing journey in healing trauma and living heartfully.