KiVo Celebration of the Singing Moon;
Lis Addison and Lorna Dancing. See You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdIivQ26Nw0
I've always loved watching dancers of all kinds, especially dancers on ice skates. But more fun than watching, is doing it. These days my favorite dancers are the ones at family wedding gatherings …Grandmas dancing with little ones, teenagers enjoying the freedom to let loose, couples married for so many years they know exactly what they’re doing and … myself, probably looking a little silly, but not self conscious, and just having a great time.
Bill Plotkin, author and leader of Vision Quest Retreats that help people find their unique path in life, recently pointed out that while men can deepen their spirituality by a Vision Quest, it is different for women... It is often through dancing that spirituality is deepened. How fun is that?
There is an ancient wisdom that has been encoded in our bodies, our minds, and our DNA structures. The protons in every atom of our bodies, was present at the flaring forth 13.8 million years ago. Soon after that the hydrogen atoms that are in every drop of water came into being. All the iron in our blood, the Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide that we breathe, the Calcium in our bones, were all created in the star that exploded about 4.6 billion years ago. We have developed incredible intellectual knowledge, but at the same time our culture keeps us separate from the wisdom of the body. Dancing and using our voices activates these centers of knowing and can re-connects us to our deeper knowing. Once we find our way to this unconscious place we often find the God Within and our movement becomes a prayer.
KiVo is a celebratory practice using the voice and Body movement to awaken that grounded embodied wisdom to joy and happiness. When I first experienced KiVo, I was amazed at the fun and joy I experienced, the feeling of community and empowerment by using my voice. I found myself and others around me smiling and leaving with a sense of well being …a lovely celebration.
“There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” Vicki Baum
There are many places of brokenness in our world these days… the women being used as slaves by Islamic Extremists, the people stranded on the mountain top in Iraq because of religious persecution, the brokenness between the Israelis and Hamas Extremists with the Palestinians caught in the crossfire, the Ebola health crisis in Africa, and in the heartland of our own country, Ferguson, Missouri.
Let’s come together to bring our love to those broken places, let’s dance a prayer of hope for our brothers and sisters that are suffering. Let’s empower our voices to say the things that need to be said, to become Love in a broken world.
Join us on September 8th, for our KiVo Celebration at The Well Spirituality Center in LaGrange Park Illinois. It is the Mother House of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Whose mission is to Love and serve our “Dear Neighbor” so that all may be one.
Call 708.482.5048 to register.
, September 8, 2014 Celebrating the Singing Moon
Monday, November 10, 2014 Celebrating the Sassafrass Moon
Facilitators: Carol Cummins, Page Kennedy
7:00- 8:30 pm Kavanaugh Chapel
Kinetic Voice (KiVo®) is a vocal practice that uses the whole body and a dance form that includes the voice.
A celebration of community with song and dance. KiVo is simply the dance/song of the human family on earth as we circle and celebrate, honoring each other and nature.
The call and response format allows your mind to relax, clearing the energy channels of the body and mind, promoting health and happiness. Dance can be a soul pathway to achieve congruence and alignment with our soul’s purpose.
We welcome every level of movement ability, you don’t need to know how to sing or dance already, KiVo will open you up and point the way. We will also have some opportunities for drumming and using rattles so bring them if you have them.
Carol is a certified KiVo® Facilitator and Page is our Drum Circle Leader. Lis Addison created KiVo, and the music to accompany the celebrations.
COST: $10 Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable loose clothing.
As with any movement program, if at any point you feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, stop immediately and consult a physician. If you believe you have any type of medical condition, please seek medical or professional advice before commencing.
Facilitator, retreat leader and mentor of creativity, community and radical self authority for a fully flourishing life.