“What I love most about dancing is the ability to tear through space.”
As yogis, many of us have learned discipline in the body that comes from awareness and correct alignment. We may not have explored the freedom that comes from trusting our "knowing" and making what is internal visible in the world.
As dancers, we have often learned technique, how to move, but may not have had the opportunity to cultivate what it is to move from the inside, to be truly embodied, present, and responding to what is rising and dissolving. Yoga dance fusion brings these two worlds together.
In this workshop, joy, beauty, freedom, response, and expression will be our curiosity and our guide: exploring the increased range of motion that comes from movement and release of muscles; curiosity about what it is to inhabit our internal experience as a visible expression; and experiencing as sacred the healing that comes from being joy and beauty.
This workshop is designed for anyone who is curious about moving from the inside, movement as conversation and process, or is simply ready to explore. While many of the movements are dynamic, all can be modified for your current comfort and ease
Mecquel is a practitioner and dancer who has been teaching yoga and movement since 2002. With her degree in Psychology and years of work as a behavioral therapist, Mecquel addresses aspects of the whole person, body, and mind, in yoga practice and movement. Rooted in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Bhakti traditions, and influenced by the study of modern and improvisational dance techniques, Mecquel seeks to train the body and mind for freedom in movement which comes from strength, range of motion, and awareness. In addition to movement, she teaches meditation and mantra practices. Mecquel teaches at Princeton University in several departments, as well as Dance. A member of the Jill Molinaro Dance Company, she collaborates with other local dancers and choreographers. Mecquel continues her studies in functional anatomy, Ideokinesis and PNF patterns with Irene Dowd, and improvisational movement with KJ Holmes.