Dance Therapy Workshop
Given new research tools and reports in the twenty-first century, scientists and educators are posing the question: could dance be an important medium for young and old alike to learn for lifelong well-being? In short, the answer is yes, yes, yes. - Dancing To Learn
I am now excited to share with you this new experience of how to use dance and movement to process emotion. During this workshop we will include meditation, dance, journalling, and open hearted discussion.
Wednesday, December 27th at 6:30 PM
1701 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009
Word of Praise
from workshop attendees
“Morgan's workshop allows you to feel free without judgement. There is so much love put into the workshop. It's such an enlightening experience. I left feeling so rejuvenated.”
- Chelsea Fousek
“Morgan's class made me feel open to the ups and downs of life. It made me realize that we all have trials and tribulations and it's our choice how we handle them. Her class helped me understand what I am afraid of, how I can control that fear, and how to turn it into a positive. It showed me how to open up to not only myself, but others around me. It taught me that being myself is okay, loving myself is okay and being afraid is okay. I absolutely loved taking Morgan's class and would most definitely recommend it to anyone who asked. I left feeling uplifted, loved and reassured that I can get through anything life throws my way.”
- Brooke Follete
My History with Dance
Dance has been a huge part of my life in many different ways. I started dancing at the age of 3, and dancing competitively on a national scale at the age of 7. In highschool I had opportunities to dance with the Radio City Rockettes, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and Dancing With The Stars. Once I hit college our team was top 3 in the nation.
After pushing my body and mind for 20+ years I was finally burnt out and completely stopped all dance. This chapter had ended.. At least that is what I thought.
Then a few years out of college I started to feel this deep urge that I was missing something, I had my yoga, meditation, workout routine, but I still felt restless.
During this same time a friend mentioned to me dance therapy, and I instantly felt my heart jump.
Wait, I think that is the missing link I had been feeling?! Wow, how it had been so long since I even put a thought to dancing.
After doing my research I realized this is how dance can be apart of my life, this is how I can share the beautiful gift I was given with the rest of the world.
Looking back, dance was such a therapeutic outlet for me. If I had a rough day at school, feeling unworthy, uncomfortable, stressed, overwhelmed, I would put on the music, start moving and let everything go. Dance gave me the outlet to express my emotions, really feel and experience what was coming up, on a day to day in a deeper way.