Wellbeing for Dancers
Developing Self Worth
Focus and Clarity for Overwhelm
Self Awareness for Self-Doubt
Body Gratitude for Body Image
Perfection and Self-Compassion: The Balance
Stress and Self-Regulation
Intention and Immersion
using Mindfulness, Somatics
and Mind-Body Education.
Conversations for your dance organisation,
class or troupe.
Dancers & Dance Teachers:
Looking After Your Wellbeing
Dancers and dance teachers pour mind, body, heart, and essence into creative work. While it’s fulfilling, it can sometimes draw a lot out of dancers and teachers to meet tight deadlines and expectations.
A dancer’s physical foundations are not the only ones put to test – so are mental, emotional and energetical sensitivities.
When inner sensitivities are heavily strained, a disconnect happens. External chaos easily flood mental and emotional spaces which eventually lead to buried stress, anxiety, panic, low mood, loss of interest, addiction, exhaustion and more.
This is because the nervous system has a capacity where once overworked, runs on autopilot which affects thoughts, emotions, identity. Dancers then disconnect from themselves unknowingly and try hard to make things work, often at the cost of their worth and wellbeing.
I am a South Asian dancer myself, and a wellbeing practitioner – more about me below. My work is about extending educational conversations, resourcing practices and wellbeing workshops to dance troupes. These conversations offer dancers and dance teachers the education and resources needed to restore self-worth, self-regulate and build self-awareness.
Conversations can be structured as a standalone or worked into existing classes.
Above are guidance only. I would prefer to gain an understanding of your group/students’ needs. Prices: Vary, depending on size of attendees, age, experience, depth of subject. I endeavour to offer at a value that feels right and affordable.
I’m Raneesha, a South Asian Dance practitioner for about 20 years or so. I’ve trained, performed and taught in the UK and Malaysia. I am trained primarily in Bharatanatyam and Odissi, and equally Cuban Salsa and Street styles 🙂
Dance training taught me a lot about mind-body connection but it wasn’t until I felt my own mind and body seek desperate help that this understanding deepened from intellectual to experiential. Over the years I explored ancient practices and studied the sciences from various sources – neuroscience, mindfulness, somatic embodiment, yoga, earth science, mental health & wellbeing, and more. My qualifications and accreditations can be found here.
“What happens when you tune your instrument too tightly?” the Buddha asked.
“The strings break,” the musician replied.
“And what happens when you string it too loosely?”
“No sound comes out,” the musician answered.
“The string that produces a tuneful sound is not too tight and not too loose.”
“That,” said the Buddha, “is how to practice: not too tight and not too loose.”