Finding Your Freestyle®️@findingyourfreestyle

Transforming the art of your freestyle. Get inspired through monthly challenges, events, videos, advice, apparel & more. Created by @traceekafer.

http://www.findingyourfreestyle.com/retreats/fyf-retreat-new-york-2018/

Just over a month to go for this BEAUTIFUL Hudson Valley NY Retreat that includes:
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• Fully chef'ed meals, locally sourced, energetically designed for your experience
• A 5 night stay in a Historic Hudson Valley Mansion
• 4 Highly-Experienced Facilitators to lead your through a multi-day progressive movement and artistic journey that includes many facets like: - freestyle exploration - freestyle and movement theory - alignment, conditioning, and restoration - fluidity and floorwork - multi-apparatus work (pole, hammock, floor) - somatic awareness and mind/body/spirit integration - fluid painting - creative and automatic writing... and much much more.
• Meditation and mindfulness tools facilitated by an actual psychologist and somatic facilitator
• Photographs to cherish forever taken by @cecidebucourt_photography • Sound baths that will work on a cellular level to induct and conclude your experience, which will give you deep relaxation and the space to energetically integrate all that you have absorbed
• An open community jam event with hours to play at @thebodyartbarn and options to get intricate henna work by @thehennachicks • A rest day full of options like hiking, optional classes, and visits to local landmarks
• Gift bag that includes many goodies to use during your stay .

Shall I keep going? Honesty, if you need a vacation, if you need a highly intentional experience designed for you and your needs, if you need something NEW in your life, you should join us. Seriously. These experiences are rare, memorable, and transformational. .

Testimonial from last year:
“Coming down today after one of the most remarkable moments in my existence. But the dance isn’t over, the movement is just beginning. Feeling waves of endless love for my newfound tribe of freestyle sisters and am filled with gratitude for everything second of the Find Your Free Retreat.”
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#findingyourfreestyle #findyourfree #FYFretreat


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YESSSSSSSSS! .
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Less pole, more dance. Learning to love the bottom of the pole too. #findingyourfreestyle


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So clean, smooth, and appealing to watch!
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Little leg and hip warm up before class last Friday✨
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#northjerseypoletribe #poledance #njpoledance #sensuality #sensualmovement #findingyourfreestyle


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177 week’s ago? This takes me back!!! Love getting recently tagged in this throwback movement challenge. I think I’m ready for another round of online exploration work towards the end of Summer - y’all in? #FYFchallenge
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I'm in love with the @findingyourfreestyle #poleskating challenge! I think this is how I am going to warm up from now on!
#pole #polefitness #poleart #poledance #poledancing #fitness #strength #fitchic #aerial #polepractice #ipole #blackgirlspole #poledancersofig #poledancersofinstagram #fyfchallenge #calisthenics #polefit #polelove #aerialarts #artistry #dancer #dance #poleathlete #thereturnoffoxybrown #masterinstructor #findingyourfreestyle @poledancenation #poledancenation


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One week countdown! Space still available. .
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Next week you could embark on a 3-day movement journey. Not too late to join in! I want to tell you a little bit about my personal experience with this work - over 2 years ago I took my first @findingyourfreestyle class with @traceekafer and connected with something deeply special. Following pure intuition I signed up for an Intensive just like the one offered next weekend and can honestly say have been transformed in many ways by that experience. Being a timid person only truly comfortable freestyling in the privacy of my own pole room at home, I knew there was something therapeutic about going into that room, putting on some good beats and dancing it out. I soon discovered(by watching videos of myself) that I had fallen in a cycle of similar patterns, go-to moves, and lifeless extremities (anyone experience zombie hand syndrome?). The FYF Intensive could not have come at a more perfect time - this focused structured movement work not only built awareness at how every single body part wanted to move but allowed to connect movement to something deeper - thoughts, feelings, situations, past/future/present, even trauma and healing. Fast forward to now and This work has grown into an even more valuable self care tool then I could have ever hoped. I could even connect this to something as recent as helping me built enough courage & confidence to not only sign up for my first ever pole competition but winning it with a very personal piece! Long post!! To sum up - don’t miss this chance to work with @traceekafer (especially my local friends!) - these three days are impactful and this experience stays with you! If you enjoy dancing around the pole, this is for you. If you are interested in any more details at all, check out the @pa_pole_academy FB Page 💗 or don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly #findingyourfreestyle #poledance #pdfreestyle #fyfintensive #freemovement #freedance #freeflow #polefitness #polechallenge #poleart #dancewildbefree #goodvibesonly #polejourney #doylestown #poledancenation


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***#FYFTHURSDAYTHREADS** 🎈
Welcome to week 5 of easy, convenient shopping of select limited-run #FYFapparel - right here on the GRAM (final sale)! If you see it, want it, then grab it, no guarantees there will be more of ‘em. Everything is super soft, comfy, stylish, intentional, flowing, and danceable. Refresh this post for the most up-to-date info on inventory. Swipe to see screenshots.
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Comment “SOLD” with the item(s) & sizes to reserve. Invoices will be emailed to you at the end of the sale. DM ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS and SHIPPING, please. ❤️
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Shipping is $7 or local pick up is free (shipping added to total). International shipping is available if you decide you want incur the shipping charge I am able to quote off USPS.
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Feel free to shop previous week’s sales and add it to your order here, follow our profile to last 4 Thursday’s ➡️ #fyfthursdaythreads
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👍🏼 1. THE FYF “FUNSIE” $49
Get ready for the ultimate one-stop onesie for movement, errands, lounging, or any event that you want to breathe and move easy in. Easy in. Easy out. Can accessorize to dress up (a rib belt, kimono, or extra layer could be amazing), or do what I do, and use it as your at-home outfit oasis. It’s like a vacation wrapped around your body. Available in solid Black and solid Teal (these are a teeny bit shorter than the printed set you see us dancing in in the video) - AND I have three watercolor-looking funsies with a harem bottom, fitted lower leg and POCKETS!
🖤 SOLID BLACK
4 S/M ▪️ 4 L/XL
💙 SOLID TEAL
2 S/M ▪️ 2 L/XL
💘 BLUE/PURPLE PATTERN with POCKETS
2 XL
@traceekafer wears either S/M, and L/XL (@theycallme_ms_j is wearing the L) - one has a bit more fabric but it is a very one-size sizing.
#findingyourfreestyle


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Just a couple spots left for our next #FYFretreat this 8/30-9/4.
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More than the breathtaking beauty of the peninsula; even more than the invaluable lessons we learned in class; what I will remember most is how present and fulfilled my heart felt during this time #findyourfree #fyfretreat .
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❤️📷 @cecidebucourt_photography


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The simple word #emphasis, will give you much to play with. Just as there can be the strongest part of a sentence, your body and also punctuate and expound.
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A body part can shine, so can a sense of size, distance, angles, shape, musicality, and speed. There is also choice when we can be aware of what we de-emphasize. 😉

The list goes on, but I want to just end with this... what do you emphasize? And what CAN you emphasize? Don’t forget to look at your whole moving story...and play with finding the holes to dig into.
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#findingyourfreestyle


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Friends who freestyle together ❤️. Tag someone below you’d love to dance with this week!!!! .
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I poled today for the first time in weeks! I love this big beautiful space at @divadenstudio and I love sharing it with @lizeppfitness 💖 #freestyle #fyf #poleflow #pdfreestyle #poledance #sundaybumday


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Picture this, you are at the bottom of the sea...now move. 🐠🐟🌊
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#findingyourfreestyle


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A little tip from my practice, to yours. .

Don’t get tied down overusing and under-progressing singular creative “prompts”, parameters, and self-guided guidelines. Combine them. Layer them. Expand and shrink them. Set them down and pick them back up. Remember that your freestyle practice should also form in freestyled ways. Structure is important. So is breaking rules once they are made. Just to see. Just to play. Just because, you CAN.
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I am here spontaneously combining two parameters I considered beginning with, involvement of the head, and an oldie but a goodie, #movingwithoutmoving, one of our first ever #FYFchallenge tutorials in which you explore stationary (non-traveling) possibilities of physical movements. And while I sow these things in throughout, my focus is allowed room to breathe, as it should. ❤️
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#findingyourfreestyle #fyftips #freestyledtips


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***#FYFTHURSDAYTHREADS** 🎈
Welcome to week 4 of easy, convenient shopping of select limited-run #FYFapparel - right here on the GRAM (final sale)! Everything is super soft, comfy, stylish, intentional, flowing, and danceable. Refresh this post for the most up-to-date info on inventory. Swipe to see screenshots.
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Comment “SOLD” with the item(s) & sizes to reserve. Invoices will be emailed to you at the end of the sale. DM ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS and SHIPPING, please. ❤️
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Shipping is $7 or local pick up is free (shipping added to total). International shipping is available if you decide you want incur the shipping charge I am able to quote off USPS.
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Feel free to shop previous week’s sales and add it to your order here, follow our profile to last 3 Thursday’s ➡️ #fyfthursdaythreads
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👍🏼 1. FREE FLOWIN’ BLACK CHIFFON KIMONO WITH FRINGE $45
I am in LOVE with these! A brand brand new item, this works as a fancy-it-up layer over your fave dance clothes. Creates a lot of additional flowing movement as you fly and groove, the fabric lays beautifully, the fringe adds appealing weight, and includes a V-back detail with a strap that lays across your traps, and side slits for even more flick and swirl. I suspect you may enjoy this kimono on a night out, or night in... 😏
4 S // 2 M // 6 L
@traceekafer is wearing the Medium. .

#findingyourfreestyle


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