Dance with Yanraya
My dance is graceful like Tai Chi yet free-form, instinctive and beautifully dynamic, supporting optimal well-being on every level.
Experience this vitality-raising movement with me as I hold sacred space for you to dance freely – intuitively – to your own natural rhythms. Let the energy flow, releasing stress, tension and emotion as the movement brings you into a state of radiant joy, peace, love and harmony.
Dance with me, and consciously raise your vibration, enliven your spirit and enhance your well-being.
I’m taking enquiries from anyone who would like to attend my gentle freestyle dance sessions in West Lancashire, UK, where I will offer a welcoming feel-good space where you can immerse yourself in music and movement. For those unable to attend, look out for my online Dance with Yanraya course launching later this year.
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The Spirit of Dance
I love to dance in a spontaneous, free-form way, letting my body move intuitively and expressively, feeling into the energy and going with the flow.
Music and dance have always been great passions. From an early age, I enjoyed dancing but wasn’t too keen on learning structured, choreographed or stylized forms although I appreciated these and was in awe of anyone who mastered their dance. At the age of 10, despite my quiet nature, I won a little dance contest at a local children’s disco. I was just there, in my element, moving to the music in my own carefree way. In my late teens, I couldn’t wait for the weekly disco or parties. Despite my shyness, I’d dance alone if a song called me to the floor. I once danced all night at a mod/soul night on Morecambe pier, and was still dancing as dawn broke when everyone had crashed out around me. And no, I didn’t take anything to keep me going! It was just me, the music and the dance.
I’m not averse to structure and form. I practised Kung Fu and Tai Chi in the 80s/90s while co-managing my brother’s martial arts gym. This gave me a deeper appreciation of movement, posture, strength, flow and energy. My free-form dance is something I have practised at random times for many years. More recently, I have turned to the dance to maintain a sense of equilibrium in a rapidly evolving world. It has given me an energy boost when I’ve felt lethargic after long periods of writing. It has enabled me to throw off tension and dissolve stress. It’s let me express myself when my emotions have been too fragile or raw. It’s given me a much-needed fitness boost when I’ve felt sluggish.
Mostly, my dance is graceful and flowing. Other times, and in the same session, it can change and take on a more dynamic form. I have danced to music, sound and silence, and always to the call of my soul.
I’ve come to recognize that my dance practice, no matter how brief or sporadic, has brought me in tune with my wild nature, my elemental self, my highest cosmic self. It is one of the most beautiful ways to feel embodied and to embrace life in this temporary physical realm. Whenever I’ve felt at odds with myself or the world, I burst into movement and find my way back to what matters. It makes my soul sing.