MODULE 4 - Heart Chakra
Balance the Heart Chakra. Compassion. Self Love, Wholeness.
In this module you will explore how to balance, activate and heal the Heart 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 Heart 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 HEART CHAKRA, The 4th chakra is associated with the element of air and is located in the exact center of the chest area. It is where the physical and spiritual come together. Responsible for compassion, self love and empathy. Balancing the heart chakra should be a top priority for dancers of any level who wish to unite and heal themselves and others through dance.
HEART CHAKRA IMBALANCE A heart chakra imbalance affects the health of the lungs and heart and self love. An imbalance can also manifest as shyness, anti-social behavior, lack of empathy, jealousy, feeling isolated, overly critical of self and others.
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.