April 29th at Helen’s dance

104 Av. Victor Hugo, 1750 Luxembourg


“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

Last Saturday, we focused on Ground: Ground that holds us, Ground that nourishes us, Ground that will always be there. That’s why we can trust: “you can’t fall of the ground”. So if we focus on Release this Saturday morning, Ground is going to be a precious resource that you have embodied in the dance!

Release requires trust, requires courage to welcome our own vulnerability. Giving permission to vulnerability is a step to releasing. We only can let go when we are aware of the tensions, emotions and thoughts that tighten our body and our hearts. When we release, we surrender instead of holding back.

If there are no tensions at all, release might induce collapsing. And it takes a lot of time and it his heard work to get our pieces together again. We want to have the ability to let go in fluidity without collapsing and find the place where we can release, in a trustful container. Not to release is a protective mechanism (and sometimes this mechanism is vital). The bigger our container is, the better we can release. We feel tense when our container is not big enough. We need a bigger field of potency around us: we can widen up by enlarging our movement, our breath, our mind, our soul and (last but not least) our connections and relationships with others.

“If we focus on releasing both physical tension and emotional tension as the ultimate goal without asking the question, “What am I releasing into?” we might not fully understand the complexities of healing our bodies or our minds. We can only truly release when we have a sound physical and psychological container to release into. We don’t want to break down our physical or emotional containers. We need tension to keep us moving through the world. Otherwise, we might release and then need to habitually pull ourselves back”                                                                     Jane Clapp

In Open Floor practice the aim is to release tension with awareness. The key is knowing the difference between holding on and letting go, and to be able to choose ‘letting go’ in an embodied way. So this Saturday we’ll explore :
– what parts of my body can I release so that I feel softer, at ease, lighter more flexible, creative, fluid, available, spacious…
– how much tension is needed to stay in tune with my body and my surroundings ?
– how does physical tension impact on emotional tension and vice versa?
– how does all this dance me… 🙂

And… good music is going to support us

Price: 25 €
You can pay cash at the beginning of the class
You can use PayPal if you have an account
You can use Payconiq
You can transfer 25€ on my Bank Account IBAN LU85 0024 1521 8570 0000 Wear comfortable clothes in layers, you might like also to wear socks at the beginning or during the whole class
Bring your bottle of water or tea
… and the curiosity and the willingness to explore letting go…

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