Cost: $30 Pre Registration
$35 there after
Nada Khodlova: You are invited to dance with the community in traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances.
Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances are used to honor the divine, heal, affirm connections to the earth and each other, build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. Many of the dances originated in European cultures embodying a world view which honored the earth, the body and the divine feminine.
The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections and with conscious practice align us with all from the cellular to the cosmic level. We all have the capacity to transcend ourselves and reconnect with the web, to attune to the cosmic vibration of the divine feminine, and to transmit our embodiment of this sacred energy as healing force into our lives and into our world. This is where personal and universal healing can occur.
We will seek guidance both from the dances and the ancestors who created the dances. The wisdom of the ancient ones are held within the dances. As we attentively dance and plug into this wisdom we reweave ourselves into the time-honored web of life.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life, and celebration!
Pre-Registration is recommended!
Nada Khodlova MA BC-DMT LCAT is a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Nada has worked in the human services field for the last 20 years in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, nursing homes, day treatment centers, homeless shelters, and school/community based programs. Presently, Nada works as faculty at the Sarah Lawrence-Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate program, facilitates Dance/Movement therapy at The Academy House, and is the Director of the Dancing WEB. Nada has danced/performed with the Duncan Dance Collective, Rina Rinkewich/Return of the Sun, PURE, Lauren Raine in "The Masks of the Goddess", and the Thais Mazur Dance Company. Nada has facilitated Ritual Dance for wonderful venues such as "Celebrating the Mythic Life" conference, Dance New England Camp and weekend, Deborah Roth's New Moon Sister Circle and Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors, COSM, The Goddess Festival, and The PURE Bellydance Conference in NYC. Nada has trained with Laura Shannon in a 2 year Women's Ritual Dance intensive program and received a certification. Nada is of Czech-Croatian heritage and has experienced many gifts of homecoming through these dances. She hopes to honor the wisdom and potency of these dances and to pass this on to others. Nada also brings her years of Authentic Movement study and practice into her work and life. Presently, Nada is studying with Hawksbrother Kirouana in the art and healing practice of Shamanism, Rosemary Gladstar in Herbalism and with Puela Lunaris in Barefoot Flamenco. Nada is also featured on Montiefiore's Healing Arts Website where she guides you in deep relaxation. Nada provides caring, compassionate individual Dance/Movement Psychotherapy in the Hudson Valley and NYC area. Her continued awe at her client's innate deep levels of healing, resilience, and wisdom guides and inspires her everyday life and practice. Nada is deeply grateful for all who have guided her on this path.
"Every dance felt like a moving meditation, and each one seemed to get us closer to the center of a labyrinth, where cosmic wisdom resides. It was truly a profound experience. Nada is gifted in drawing everyone in, and just by her presence, creating a kind of Dance Being that moves with grace and sends out waves of loving, healing energy. I am so grateful to have been part of that Dance Being!"~Robbin Schwartz
"Nada's ritual dance workshop was one of the most self-nurturing, inspiring, and significant dance experiences I've had in my whole life. Her thoughtful introduction of each traditional dance is especially rewarding and helped me to feel connected to centuries of women who have danced these dances before." Michelle Goldsmith-Dance/
"Nada's invitational spirit is seen in her warm eyes and smile, in her gentle and generous manner of teaching and in her passionate enthusiasm for dance. The musical offerings traveled us round the globe and in this way, she honored our collective ancestral spirits. The dances provided pathways for us to come home within ourselves."
"Nada leads us through our dance together into a deep sense of our connection with each other and with the Earth, our mother. We sense our sacredness in our movement as one." Paula