MODULE 1- Root Chakra
Balance the Root Chakra. Trust. Grounding. Eliminating Fear.
In this module you will explore how to balance, activate and heal the Root Chakra utilizing a fusion of Dance and Yogic techniques as well as explore breathwork, improv exercises, journaling and moving meditations specifically designed the strengthen the Root Chakra.
WHAT IS A CHAKRA? The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. There are seven main chakras in the body, starting from the base of the spine to the top of the head. These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers and organs in the body and affect our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
THE ROOT CHAKRA, the first chakra, is located at the base of your spine, responsible for confidence, endurance, your ability to deal with fear, survival, choosing your life path, grounding, trust, connection to the earth, impulses, instincts and reactions. Balancing the root chakra should be a top priority for dancers of any level and will affect your dance immensely. The Root chakra is particularly strengthened by grounding movements and floorwork such as Afro, Capoeira and many urban dances including Hip Hop, Dancehall and House which all stimulate, balance and heal the root chakra.
ROOT CHAKRA IMBALANCE The root chakra is responsible for letting go of fear, if there is an imbalance we can hold an the energetic knot at the Root Chakra that causes resistance to change, anxiety, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, procrastination, weakness, fatigue, depression and suppressed immune function due to insufficient subtle energy in the root chakra.
Secada has been a dance educator, Capoeirista and Yoga instructor for over a decade. Presenting workshops in over 20 countries, her signature dance style fuses elements of Afro, Capoeira and urban dance techniques. Her teaching methodology is founded on a holistic approach to access our authentic and primordial expression through the study of physical, mental, spiritual and energetic mediums.
Secada prides herself in bridging the gap between urban and folkloric dance forms. She has choreographed for Americas Best Dance Crew and was honored by NIKE Women with a series of solo dance commercials and an international Nike campaign, which spread her unique dance style world wide and lead to performance opportunities with Madonna and Fergie. She has studied in Africa for many years drawing influences from African dance forms such as Congolese, Sabar, Djembe, Afro-Haitian, Afro-Cuban and numerous African street styles such as N’dombolo, Kuduro and Coupé Décalé. She has studied Capoeira Angola and Regional since 2003 under the guidance of Joao Grande in NYC and Professor Cascavel of Abada Capoeira in Brazil. Secada is also a RYT 200 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga instructor, Thai massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Coach. Secada currently lives between NYC and Brazil continuing her dance journey and developing new works for her company Kinetic Junglist Movement, a neo-ritual performance collective. She continues to dedicate her life to keeping the sacred ritual of dance alive, transcendent and evolving.