this morning was made of 273628 incredible moments and most of them included BABIES!!!!!
thank you @dybrkr @aboveandbeyond @elenabrower @mikiagrawal @love.radha @itsandrewhorn @gavinkeens @eliclarkdavis @elliottlarue @theremustbemorelight for the best ever most beautiful wednesday ... and of course @hirojourney for assistance on the decks 🤘🏽
Who's ready to let loose on a Tuesday night? Tomorrow we have @seanober as DJ Dab, alongside @gabe.the.babe.music and Party Face shredding it up behind the decks, be sure to swing by before 11 or else it's 3$ at the door 😎.
Since I turned 40 I've been noticing how I can't do anything quickly. Not that I could before, but it's more pronounced. Grateful for a choreography at a pace I could handle today 💜
🔮 WHAT ARE YOU CHOOSING? 🔮
I’m back from Noisily festival!
What a journey it has been.. .
I find so many of my answers on the dance floor. Dance always leads me back home to myself and I have a deeper sense of appreciation for my body for taking me there every time. .
Here’s what I saw 👇🏼
I saw what my dancer friend of mine told me once, “You can’t kill the person you dance with.” We’re all equal on the dance floor. Your language, where you’re from, how old you are, what your job is, none of that matters. We come together and we dance at the same level, our feet on the same floor.
I saw that after years of struggling with saying no and people pleasing, I own my space when I dance and only let people in with whom I want to dance with and share my energy. In the past it was a struggle, now it happens naturally.
I saw that when I judge, I create seperation between myself and people. There is no better or worse. Everyone is doing their own thing in their own way. It’s not up to me to judge.
I saw that my job is to be myself in all of me. To share myself and my truth in all openness and honesty. People who resonate with me will come and find me. I can’t be worrying what people will think as they will anyway. I might as well get on with my thing and not waste time.
I saw that I have a strong foundation in myself now. I don’t seek validation from men anymore in the way I used to do. Instead, I want to share love and create sacred & beautiful experiences together. My Ego’s still there obviously but I catch myself. This is very freeing and never ever reached this place in my life before.
I saw that the more I learn, the more I see I know nothing and the more I get better at letting go & surrendering.
I saw that letting go and healing can be enjoyable. It doesn’t have to be this serious task. When you enjoy yourself and laugh, you actually let go easier.
I saw that when I say, “YES AND ...” rather than “YES BUT ...” I open up and see more possibilities. I stop resisting and I soften. I get more creative.
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Chair dance was soooo fun 😍catch more choreo like this and dance with us this week!!! It’s not about how you look: it’s how you FEEL 🙌 #danceeverydamnday Beginner Hip Hop with @_aragonite_ Wednesday @ 7 pm and a special Friday Night Drop & Grind with @samimigliozzi Friday at 7 pm 😘💃 #dancenewburyport#moveyourbody @allegrarose.health
I am prepping for my week-long JourneyDance teaching stint at Omega in Rhinebeck NY. I had anticipated feeling this gigantic tremendous energy flow through me and my usual OBNOXIOUSNESS when I get excited about something. Well, maybe not so much this time. Don't misunderstand me please- I am grateful, honored, and thrilled to be able to do this! What a gift. However... I am needing to spend this time to regroup and really be with my whole self. I will be bringing my pain and my struggles to the dance floor-- listening to my heart, my dreams, and looking for internal guidance and courage for the next best steps...knowing that the act of surrender creates fertile ground for new possibilities. .
A 20-year marriage is over...my oldest son is leaving for college...I hit my mental health rock bottom this year and decided to stay...I am choosing to be vulnerable instead of ashamed. I am having to reinvent so many aspects of my life. I can't hide this from my work...or from you...I can only integrate all of it and share with you how I keep on going even when I feel like I can't...even when I feel like there is nothing left. .
What I know so far is that hiding all this pain only creates a mansion of hidden chambers of decaying misery inside of me (ok..that was a little over the top..but you get what I am saying😜). I am learning that the mask of "I've Got This..I Can Do Everything on My Own," is unsustainable and false. I am not a failure as I rest in the support of my friends, within the arms of deep love, and letting go of what needs letting go of. I am stronger for it. Healing happens when we can speak our truth when we are HEARD and HELD in loving community and within compassionate relationships. This is what we came here for. May we continue to be here for one another, reminding one another how interdependent we truly are. Thanks for having my back-- my dear ones. I keep holding on to you holding on to me. Please don't let go just yet.
Choreo from the summer workshops I taught last week. Just as I wrap up being a teacher for the semester, next week I dive back into being a student. Never stop being both ✌🏻
music: empty crown by @yasmeenx
1. TURN UP THE MUSIC
2. TAKE OFF YR CLOTHES
3. MAKE A LOTTA SWEAT & NOISE
4. SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YR MIND GETS OUTTA THE WAY
@thegetdownparty last night was the tits .... & by that i mean sexy + life-giving 🌸
SO MANY INCREDIBLES SHOWED UP!
@alliemason.is @ajnocitomusic @theremustbemorelight @spiritedxkulture @kameica_reid_movemeant @sabineblaizin @karleyrooo @stabb.of.grace @lisarock101 @kgongoram @sophia.rewilding @deshawndreams @newyorkcat @billy_ddd @tito385 @raven_iridescent @leoleiteinstagram @dropkat @arspoetica.us @houseofyesnyc 🔥
thank you for being.
thank you for you.
see you in 2 weeks at @goodroombk! 🌈⚡️
Sweaty Thursday 5rhythms dance tonight was out of this world..
Thank you @5rhythms_with_ajayrajani for your magic. Every time you play at that church, you create this incredible portal, another reality. What I love about the way you hold space is your innocence and how humble you are. You’re there but not there. Your purity and love flows into the space. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for tonight and everyone else who created it together 🙏🏼
I want to share one of the songs he played which I used to listen with my dad, Count to Ten - Tina Dico. The song is really beautiful ❤️
“Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to go slow
And sometimes if you wanna hold on you got to let go.”
There was a moment where it was pure joy, everywhere, everyone celebrating like kids. Connected to the excitement of life, feeling alive..
I don’t always find my life easy, I go into dark places which I manage to come out often the same day. Moments like those ones, that joy wraps the sadness, loneliness, shame and anything else around like a blanket. It makes the journey so worthwhile and I feel grateful for everything ✨
Night night everyone 🌙
Looks like we have a heated line up from @Oceangrooves next week, if your looking to see what kind of artist Tacoma has to offer, you might want to swing by @jazzbonestacoma on the 20th and see where the party is at 😏.
dance 👣 music 🎧 kisses 💋
currently getting vibes ready for tomorrow’s @thegetdownparty @houseofyesnyc ~ soooo many juicy new tunes for y’all 🔥
... & quite lookin forward to having this one back to nyc next week 💃🏻🕺🏻 get over here @gavinkeens!!
#burlesque#rapsquad Diaries of a showgirl 💃 avocado socks, fishnets and cold concrete floors. A few weeks back @silverspoonestate Burlesque Devine, with probably the nicest crowd I've ever performed to, even if my zipper broke mid first act and the music cut ✔✔ keep wiggling! #poppystroupe 👄👄👄 special shout to ma main woman @ivagrande_burlesque who made me almost wee myself laughing on her epic MBA 'comedown.' 👊👊👊
Tacoma you know what time it is, if you find yourself bored on a Tuesday night, you're in the wrong 🤣!! Swing by @oceangrooves's @electrictacotuesday on South Tacoma Way and attend some of the hottest underground musical performances Tacoma has to offer, and how could we forget the best part about it, is that it's free before 11pm 🤯.
DJing in nature on a summer day is always a great time—throwback to last year when my friends and I did a pop-up silent disco by the lake!
🛶🌲 This Saturday I’m playing a three stage festival in Tenino! Catch me at 5pm at U4IC!
It’s @thegetdownparty week & we’re back @houseofYESnyc THURSDAY with the fiercest femme lineUP! 🔥♥️💃🏻
6pm // DANCEHALL with @kameica_reid_movemeant
7pm // @sabineblaizin hits the decks
8pm // guest MC @spiritedxkulture joins me & #thegetdownparty crew featuring @ajnocitomusic & @alliemason.is & we head straight to the 🌚🚀
It’s a spaceship
It’s a movie
It’s real life zion
It’s whatever you wanna call it
cuz the words don’t really matter — the dance always takes us where we need to go 🌈🦋
Tix in bio @thegetdownparty 😘
Flashback to having the best time on the SMPC2018 stage with this bunch of legit babes!!😍 Led by none other than the only Queen of Babetown 👑@bmovementpilates!🤸🏻♀️
Who’s ready to get after it this week?!?! SLAY and Heels classes on the schedule! .
Double tap if dance if your favorite way to sweat 😍💦🔥
Tuesday 12pm SLAY at @thecurestudios
Wednesday 7-8pm Beginner Heels at @thecurestudios
Thursday 12 & 5:45pm SLAY at @thecurestudios
Friday 7:15pm at @the.salty.buddha .
@seacoaststilettos classes are for humans of all levels of experience! All ages welcome. You are not “too old” to take this class. All bodies welcome. It doesn’t matter the color of your skin, the gender you identify or don’t identify as. If you like to move, are called to dance, let loose, be surrounded by love and empowerment- you belong here!! .
Come get our new #freethejiggle shirts! First come first serve.
A little freestyle after class in these super fabulous boots from @creaturesofxix @clubhellaheels
Playing with some movement and sequences...and generally just enjoying the process of creating a flow for my choreography class.
Plus...any excuse to roll around in epic heels and bugger all else!
I have to say, these boots are seriously like slippers. If anyone was considering buying them... DO IT! They’re SO comfortable. I had the pleasure of meeting the @creaturesofxix ladies at Pole Theatre yesterday... so bloody lovely and super helpful! All the more reason to invest in their awesome brand! 💜 *
This is what we DO 👏😍 our community is ✅ nonjudgmental ✅ noncompetitive ✅ joyful [we love what we do] ✅ open to ALL 💛 if you have been looking for a movement community that’s the right fit, come shake it with us 💃 we all rise together! #wearethecure#movementfam#butitribe thank you so much to @feelslikemedia for these epic videos!
Day 14 #30for30
Boogie out in Mo Po coz i was missing @it’s.magic.mikey The song is Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by Fleet Foxes. Also thanks to @jacobcedmonds for filming. All of my favourite videos are the ones you have helped me with. So cheers!