Warrior Woman is a dynamic and diverse annual weeklong immersion incorporating dance, music, and focused inquiry. This week falls during a powerfully charged time of year leading up to the winter solstice, and the New Year.
In Warrior Woman we'll collectively attune to the power of winter solstice, connecting our past to heal the present and find pathways to embody our most dynamic self's.
This immersion is for you if your heart longs to:
Be healed through profound gratitude.
Express your unique creative voice.
Experience the beauty of humility.
Deepen your body awareness.
Activate your superpowers.
Empower your movement.
Embody your roots.
Awaken your core.
Move like water.
Warrior Woman is an annual weeklong immersion incorporating dance, music, and focused inquiry. This week falls during a powerfully charged time of year leading up to the winter solstice, and the New Year.
Over the course of the week students are guided on an empowering movement journey creating personal scores that embody each individuals unique potential. Each day opens with an intention, a heart centric meditation, and guided journaling.
Then the session moves into intensive dance training rooted in Integral dance technique (Miriam’s newest signature format.) Integral Dance is a synthesis of core movement principles, heart centric gesture and deep somatic awareness. On the dance floor we experience gratitude, humility, moving like water, and embracing both subtlety and intensity with our movement expressions.
Ethno-contemporary warm up sequences, and guided improvisational scores will inspire dancers towards creating their own choreographic sequence. The art of gesture will also be explored as a means for expressing our super-hero, super-power strengths.
This year we will have two very special musical guests; Rachel Valfer (vocals,) and Reneè Benmeleh (vocals.) Each day will have a music session focusing on singing and frame drum playing in accompaniment.
The immersion will culminate in a Solstice ritual in the forest with live musical accompaniment and a presentation of each warrior woman’s score that has been carefully constructed over the course of the week.
Songs of the Heart
It is said that through connecting with the past we can find the pathway to heal the present. The vocals styles presented by Rachel Valfer are all rooted in the age-old traditions of the Middle East and the Balkans, and taught with love and respect for the nuances that makes them unique. Attention is given to the specific modes and ornamentation relevant to each style, and the emotional significance of these musical paths. Through singing devotional songs and chants, Rachel will guide the group in channeling healing energy individually and communally.
Words from students last year…..
"I recommend this workshop to anyone yearning to find a deeper meaning of life through dance. As we reflected on the deeper layers of our humanity the open dialogue helped us form a sisterhood and safe space where we could then explore movement in space. The warm-ups and choreography seasoned and empowered us to embody our authentic warrior woman within.” -Samia Karimi.