“Emily’s nurturing and loving spirit embraces all participants. She creates in her workshops a safe place where there is no judgment or ego, a place where you can allow yourself to be transparent in your process knowing that you are surrounded with love."
Mike C, Independent Rep. at Forever Green, Maryland
LifeDance® Private IFS/EMDR Therapy, Mindfulness, Nature Therapy
& Dance Movement Therapy Services:
If you are seeking a safe haven to release stress, process through difficult emotions and states of mind; or simply seeking to refresh and revitalize yourself; treating yourself to LifeDance® holistic therapy sessions or dance movement therapy sessions is a beautiful gift to give yourself. Our holistic psychotherapy services offer personally tailored EMDR and IFS therapy treatment, combined with Mindfulness skill building. Expressive movement and creativity allows for healing experiences that words cannot express; providing a cathartic release and energetic revitalization of mind, body and spirit and forward movement in life. Our Nature therapy experiences offer clients experiences of beauty and peace that come from connecting directly with the earth in the present moment, and supports integration and healing on all levels.
My goal is to assist you on your journey to explore and live in the fullness of yourself. No experience in therapy, dance and movement or artistic self expression is necessary. "Beginners" are welcome, because the beginner's mind is a magical space where learning and growth thrives.
"The greatest peril of the path for those who seek Enlightment is not leaving enough room inside themselves for what they do not know. And the greatest peril of the path for those who already are enlightened is neglecting to leave enough room inside themselves for what they do not know"—Andrew Cohen, Embracing Heaven and Earth
LifeDance® Classes: LifeDance® classes foster a sense of creative self-expression and expansion. They are designed to inspire and uplift, revitalize and empower. LifeDance® is founded on the belief that we are all dancers on the stage of life, from our first breath to our last, and that each of us has our own unique form of physical expression that opens ourselves up to ourselves and the world. The wide pallette of classes offered provide a non-judgemental, playful space for participants of all ages to express themselves fully and freely with safety and support. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the comfort, insight, balance and inspiration that arises from the integration of body, mind and spirit in community. No dance experience is necessary. "Beginners" are welcome, and those with experience are encouaged to embrace their beginner's mind as they participate, because the beginner's mind is a magical space where learning and growth thrives.
LifeDance® Workshops: Life as a journey toward self-realization
LifeDance® workshops are designed to help participants release the stresses of daily life, of social roles and responsibilities, and travel within to experience deep revitalization, inner peace and strength. Participants are introduced to "user friendly" movement tools and processes which will enable them to directly feel the life force centers in their bodies open and activate, as they experience personal illuminations and inner guidance to draw from and use in a grounded and integrated way when returning to their daily lives. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore their unique connection with the elements of nature and all living beings. LifeDance® workshops offer a rare moment for participants to step out of their daily lives and identifications, and feel the timeless space of non-ordinary reality inside their bodies as an integrated source of strength, self-knowledge and liberation. No dance experience necessary. "Beginners" are welcome, and those with experience are welcome to embrace their beginner's mind as they participate, because the beginner's mind is a magical space where learning and growth thrives.
LifeDance® Residencies: My background, philosophy, and research in the realm of personal, group and societal healing and transformation through dance and movement, strongly influence my teaching work. I offer targeted residencies for graduate or undergraduate students, or specific groups or communities; i.e. corporate, advanced high school student groups, activists, therapists, social workers, etc. LifeDance® curricula can be delivered in the form of weekend intensives, day long seminars, or full semester residencies, and can also be tailored to the needs of school curricula, programming, etc. Please contact me here if you would like to discuss the residencies listed here or further possibilities, or would like more information.