Finding Your Freestyle®️@findingyourfreestyle

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http://www.findingyourfreestyle.com/retreats/fyf-retreat-costa-rica/

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“Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances.”— Maya Angelou .
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A gentle reminder. Something I’ve been contemplating a lot lately, the ebb and flow of life and space and the universe and my own itty bitty experience. Many things have happened this week that have reminded me of this fact, reminded me to cherish the gratitude and know that the pain will always move. Experience is so much like dance in that way. Sometimes it can be so dependent on our own “thinking” and conditioning, we feel like the pain will never end. The gratitude will never return (or has never been there to begin with). But it does. And it will. And it will dance. And we will dance. And so therein lies the freedom. .
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Still a few last minute spots left for Costa Rica! We will be exploring this and so much more. Exploration and curiosity and learning. Because who really knows anything for sure? We dance in search of our own answers. Link in bio or DM for details. #fyf #freestyle #retreat #mayaangelou #maya #april #quotes #qotd #freedom #peace #dance #ebbandflow #change #peak #fall #life #live #rhythm #universe


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“In a flash of wonderment she saw firm, continuous ground under her feet, stretching from back then to right now and on and on as far as her eyes could take her. “
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The first day of session in Costa Rica, will literally begin with our foundation. Both metaphorically, and literally. If you haven’t included untethered movement yet in your practice, it isn’t as scary as you think... ya just gotta start from the bottom. 🐾👣❤️ And to need nothing more than a floor, and some music, is movement freedom at its purest!
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Still space in the #FYFretreat in THREE WEEKS in Costa Rica!!!!!! DM for details. #findingyourfreestyle @findingyourfreestyle @traceekafer


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I was going to use this quote last week in @findingyourfreestyle, but chose another beautiful quote for the sake of brevity. But, it’s beautiful too, so please share.
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A little reminder that your mind-body-emotion connection can be both heightened and deepened in your moving practice, this is the soul-giving part of dance. The place where modality matters less than the shifts that are happening underneath. Sometimes, maybe even often, drop down lower into awareness of what’s happening within you as you apply new moving knowledge. Is there more joy being created? Release? Affirmation? Innocence? Power? Anger? Gratitude? Create a home within you for all of these things, even the shadow.
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#findingyourfreestyle @findingyourfreestyle #freestyledtips


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I think many of us can relate, loving these Intensives diaries... our next #FYFintensive is July 20-22 at @pa_pole_academy, signups available now. .
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(No sound because ig says I’m violatin) This was The Last Dance of the intensive. After two days of being challenged, exploring zones of discomfort, noting areas where habits override active decision making, I put on my big girl shorts and confronted one of my biggest mental blocks: dancing up the pole. I have this huge no-no thing with taking my dance into the air. There’s a lot of stuff I know how to do on the pole. I’m fairly strong, I do tricks in class, I do them when I train, I just never do them in my dance! The anxiety over not falling to my death takes me out of flow state, which is something I want to overcome. This dance felt good and I want to make this my focus and intention going forward: to draw on those same freestyle feelings and integrate them into that vertical space. Doesn’t have to be anything too fancy too fast, just more flow further off the ground. #goals 💪
- @findingyourfreestyle intensive diaries part 8


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Get on with your day with some fire in your belly, and a skip in your step!!!! .
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When you move, embody each second as *fully* as you can, as, it’s all you *really* have.
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Focus FIRST on your awareness of the moment, before concerning yourself with what that moment might create.
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Breathe first. See first. Hear first. Feel first. Know first. Before you GO.
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Then, you can bring all of your juicy awareness of what is most alive within you out to express itself.
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Presence first. Product will come, and it will be all the better for it.
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Tag someone you love, or someone who loves to move. 🙏🏻
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#findingyourfreestyle @findingyourfreestyle #freestyledtips #movement #moveyourmeditation #exploration #presence #presenceoverproduct #presenceoverproductivity


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Beautiful @seemingly_dreaming!
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I'm so excited! I found an awesome pole studio in north NJ! Now I can train when I'm visiting my mama!
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Still feeding off those @findingyourfreestyle intensive vibes, trying to consciously make different choices in the moment during this cool down- makes things a little choppier but tons of opportunity for new patterns and nuance which feels fresh and exciting for me, and a great way to build choreography. For this prompt I literally use the word "change" in my brain when I'm about to make a move that feels oh too familiar; thanks for this one @traceekafer! Ps @blissphemy I may never take off my @verticalfusion top 💙

#njpole #flightriskaerials #findingyourfreestyle #goodmorning #pdlowflow #happyplace #unitedbypole


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It’s FRIDAY. 😆
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God told me to do this.


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I love how @zoeinthesky explores many grip changes, direction changes, and a few interesting rotations. Gorgeous!
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Experimenting in new spaces! Thanks @dalijahamelia #HausofWes #findingyourfreestyle


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#Repost @theycallme_ms_j (@get_repost)
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“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope. For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love. For love would be love of the wrong thing;there is yet faith. But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”— TS Eliot
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...and the stillness, the dancing. 🙏🏻 TS Eliot may not have been speaking about literally dancing in this quote, but I love the sentiment. That there can be a place so quiet within us, that movement is stillness and light is dark and judgment is gone. Away from hope, fear, thought, and into nothingness. Peace. Freedom. Home. Ironically, movement is this for me. I expect, for many of you, as well ❤️
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One month til our @findingyourfreestyle retreat in Costa Rica! We will be exploring movement in many forms, finding our ways to freedom. A few spots still left, link in bio! 📸 @cecidebucourt at @thebodyartbarn .
#fyf #findingyourfreestyle #movement #dance #qotd #thursday #dancer #upwardfacingdog #longhair #longhairdontcare #retreat #costarica #freedom #tseliot #quote #stillness #peace #meditation #mindfulness


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Exultance: that feeling of awe and wonder at the magic and connectivity of the universe. Of higher power, no matter what form or shape it manifests in your beliefs. 🌄

I just returned from a #findingyourfreestyle dance intensive in Boulder. Whew. I have a lot of thoughts but here is one of them: I usually draw upon darker emotions for my dance - they are accessible and strong and urgent. Their intensity demands release. However, this past weekend, I tapped into exultance, profound joy, deep love, aching tenderness: a spectrum of “lighter” emotions that oftentimes are hard to hold on to. I wanted to feel the weight of these emotions, to let them roll through my body in all their gravity, no matter how brief. It took a lot of breaking patterns, conscious choices and noticing habits. But I felt it, for a few breathtaking, awed moments, I overlapped with my higher self and exalted in her. 🤯
You can follow along my dance diaries @polecache 🧚🏼‍♀️ pc: @jaiwalkinn , edits by me


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