"Despite its name, Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos isn’t about loss or sadness. It’s a celebration of life...We don’t see death as an endpoint. It’s a journey." Victoria Gonzalez,
With its roots both in indigenous Aztec and Mayan cultures and Catholicism, Day of the Dead is not only a time to honor and remember our ancestors/ loved ones who have passed. It is as well a celebration of the continuity of Life itself. Day of the Dead actually reminds us to enjoy and appreciate every moment of life.
So, as part of Reimagine: Grief, growth, and Action Festival this year, I would like us to come together via Zoom to celebrate the memories of our loved ones who have transitioned to another realm - as well as to celebrate our own lives as we move forward with renewed strength.
The invitation is for you to breath with awareness, to step with intention, and to let your body be moved from within. Through this conscious dance practice you will be inspired to allow new personal insights to emerge, and to point towards co-creating a more humane world.
Dance skills or experience is not necessary. Your loving presence will be greatly appreciated.
Feel free to create and altar at your dancing space with flowers, crystals, pictures, or anything that helps you cultivate the energy you want to embody and enlivens the connection with the loved ones that you want to celebrate. Again, only if you feel like doing it!
Important note: this is a participatory event and it would be required that all who attend can turn the video camera on, at least during introduction in order to contribute to a safe space during our time together. Otherwise, the participant will be invited to leave the zoom meeting. I appreciate your understanding.