Vinn Arjuna Martí
experienced freedom and aliveness running in circles in the school yard and dancing in the Bronx. Storytelling informed him how to speak with presence, and working with young children taught patience. Arjuna created Soul Motion Conscious Dance Practice. He offers freedom, aliveness, presence.
sanc•tu•ary n, 1. A sacred place such as a church, temple, or mosque. 2. A place of refuge or asylum.
Vinn Arjuna Martí, designer of Soul Motion, asks, “What is it like to move in a fresh, authentic manner? Is it possible to hang in the place within that allows for unbridled expressive contact with self, other, and divine?" This week in the natural sanctuary of Esalen we will open doors that enter new rooms of creation, expression, and union with others.
“Soul Motion is a conscious dance practice that offers students a view, a handle, a key, and a striker,” says Vinn Arjuna Martí. “The view is that we are all moving all the time; we are a part of a dynamic motion world and we participate in this ongoing change. The handle is attached to a doorway of an interior dance. We immerse ourselves in somatic fields of body, energy, force, and time, and we’re moved by rhythms audible and inaudible. The key unlocks these somatic rooms. We run, walk, shape-shift, and dance the sounds of music, breath, heartbeat, and the emptiness of the room.