sanc•tu•ary n, 1. A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque. 2. A place of refuge or asylum.
Vinn 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 will open doors that enter new rooms of creation, expression, and union with others.
"Soul Motion," writes Vinn, "is a movement ministry, a dance practice, and a philosophy of living that supports our unconditional acceptance of 'what is' and our fearless exploration outside the box of the familiar, sleep-inducing trance we sometimes find ourselves dancing to. We use the dance as metaphor for living a creative, expressive, and unified life of integrity, immensity, and intensity. Our hearts are ablaze with love of the divine and divine love toward all beings, and this becomes the beat, and the steps, and the music, to which we dance the everyday dance.
"During this time together, we nudge the spirit of innovative action and creativity to awaken and hold a high watch of unconditional acceptance as we stumble our way toward self-expression, self-acceptance, and self-recognition: we are spirit dancing this human experience. Through guided imagery and relaxed induction, we track conditions and attitudes which no longer serve our ability to unwind in the stream of creative expression, and we open ourselves to the next movement moment with radical awe and wonder."