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Medicine Dance: A Healing Elixir for the Soul

Jan 31, 2022 11:00AM ● By Kristy M. Vanacore

Can you hear the howling from the deep recesses of your being? Can you feel the intense gnawing rumblings of your ravenous soul? Can you see the dance of your wildest visions and desires? Can you taste the tantalizing tang of something more? Can you smell the intoxicating aroma of potent passion, purpose and potential?

It’s time to get a shot of the healing elixir for your soul.

Medicine Dance is an innovative, collective healing experience that weaves elements of ancient ceremony with current scientific paradigms to empower modern seekers. Today, humans are experiencing “evolutionary mismatch”— meaning that the demands of our lifestyle are at odds with our inherent genetic programming.

We have been uprooted from our essential connection with the ancestral medicine of the lineages who came before us, and the consequences have been dire. Like the domesticated animals on the verge of extinction, our inner fires have been extinguished, creating insufferable physical and psychological illness. This is precisely why so many of us feel completely disoriented, disconnected, devoid of a purpose and sick.

As the pressures of modern life continue to threaten our health and vitality, it is imperative that we reconnect with our potent self-healing medicine—the innate universal healing salves that are so readily available to us. In all indigenous cultures, physical and psychological illness and distress are expressions of energetic imbalance. If one had an ailment and visited with a shaman, or medicine person, the healer would ask four questions: When did you stop singing? When did you stop dancing? When did you stop believing in the magic of storytelling? When did you stop finding comfort in silence?

These four universal healing salves of singing, dancing, story and silence are the medicine to retrieve our lost souls and restore a sense of awe and wonder—natural antidotes to present-day epidemics of depression, anxiety, burnout, inflammation and chronic physical health issues.

Through an ecstatic and revolutionary fusion of movement (dance, yoga, martial arts, Feldenkrais method, Alexander Technique and trauma-informed Somatic Experiencing), meditation, chanting and vocal expression, dharma talks and creative expression in a sacred gathering of women, Medicine Dance will provide the life-giving remedy that will ignite our wild and resuscitate our souls. Participants learn how to be in their body healthily, navigate the inner workings of the mind-body-spirit connection, release stress and trauma, connect with the wisdom of their intuition and experience pleasure, joy and bliss.

Dr. Kristy M. Vanacore is a spiritual visionary, modern day medicine woman and sacred storyteller who weaves ancient wisdom with modern science to empower families to thrive. She offers weekly, in-person Medicine Dance classes. She has been a prominent trailblazer in the field of holistic psychology for two decades, as she has revolutionized the personal development industry by creating a mentoring program which combines coaching and personal development, evidenced-based psychological therapies, somatic/movement-based practices, energy medicine and Shamanic healing techniques. Connect at 914-497-8006 or [email protected]. See ad, page 16.

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