MODULE 5 - Throat Chakra
Balance the Throat Chakra. Communication. Expression. Metabolism. Hormonal Balance.
In this module you will explore how to balance, activate and heal the Throat 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 Throat 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 THROAT CHAKRA, the 5th chakra, is located at the base of the throat and is considered the seat, or home, of human emotion. The throat chakra controls the thyroid gland and endocrine system. (aka your metabolism and mood! Important....uh YES!) It is a crossroad that occurs between the heart and the head serving as a mediator between emotions and thoughts . Expression and your TRUE Dance is born here.
AN IMBALANCED THROAT CHAKRA shows up in a variety of ways, including talking/thinking excessively, dishonesty, fear of being misunderstood and timidness expressing our ideas and creativity.
A BALANCED THROAT CHAKRA gives you the ability to connect the heart and mind with ease, express yourself well, particularly in a verbal and physical manner. As a communication center, it not only allows you to express your emotions through movement and sound, but also allows you to LISTEN deeply to how your body wants to move.
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.