For centuries, cultures around the world have used dance as a way to pray, celebrate, express, and connect. When the energy that naturally moves through the body is expressed through intentional movement, it has the capacity to reconnect us with our own Source energy and power of manifestation. This is a practice that, in mainstream culture has been lost. We have become disconnected from the wisdom that we each innately hold in our bodies. We have become disconnected with the knowledge of how to use this power to pray, call in, and manifest what we desire in life. But just because we have drifted away from these practices does not mean they have been lost forever! This knowledge still lives inside each of us, waiting to be reactivated and used for its purpose- to bring us into align with our highest expression of life.
Using movement as a ritual practice can be done by absolutely anyone. There is no skill required. The only element necessary is a willingness to open to the unseen realm of energy, and to prioritize creating time and space to be fully present with your self, your feeling body, and all of the vibrations flowing through you. Once we learn to tap into the river of energy flowing inside, welcoming it in every form- from the most gentle drips to the 10 foot high crashing waves- then we can learn to harness this power, activate it, and direct it through the body in a way that supports us stepping more fully into our power. We become the masters of our reality, knowing that what is outside is a direct reflection of that is happening on the inside.
MANA Movement is a 3 week immersion which has been designed to suit all women, no matter what your experience, skill, or comfort level with other movement practices. In fact, this immersion has been designed for any woman who are ready to awaken more of their feminine expression, and feel more expansive, radiant, passionate, present, and in love with themselves.
"I can say with confidence that MANA Movement changed my life. Anything Mana touches is imbued with deep love and reverence for the feminine, and this was no exception.
On the floor, I learned to move in ways that felt natural and liberating. I learned to listen to myself, honor my body and my desires. I vibrated with joy and strength that filled my every move with purpose. I had personal breakthroughs, insights, visions. I had profound moments of healing and wept like a child.
Off the floor, I acquired confidence that translated into other areas of my life. So grateful for this experience and hope I can continue to take the practice even deeper."
“When I practice MANA Movement I feel more connected to the natural way the feminine moves, I feel lighter. The gentle spiraling movements somehow seem to create more capacity for enquiry . Aches and pains leave, making room for an expanded awareness of how my body moves through space.
Mana's teaching encourages me to drop deeper into the body, allowing me to know myself in a softer more compassionate way.
Mana's passion, presence and wisdom along with the reverence in the way she holds space is an inspiration."
Hi I'm Mana Mei. I am a classically trained ballet and modern dancer, having 28 years of technical dance training as well as 10 years of personal embodied dance and expressive movement exploration. After dancing professionally with internationally touring modern dance companies in California, I moved to Bali with my 2 month old son, and began the creation of many passionate offerings, events, workshops and retreats of embodied dance, authentic connection through movement, empowering women through embodiment, personalized embodied movement coaching, and live performance dance invocations. I currently tours Internationally with my creative offerings of MANA Movement, CLAY- An Embodied Ritual, and The Embodied Dance Journeys. I also recently launched Embodied Dance Temple Keepers, a facilitator training, as a way to empower women to connect in global sisterhood and spread the healing medicine of embodied dance around the world.
As a sacred temple keeper, I create and holds containers where people can safely explore and reconnect with all of their expressions, from the soft and subtle to the raw and wild. I guide people to tune into their authentic movement desires as a way to unlock suppressed personal expression and liberate the body, mind, and spirit so that they may realize their true and full potential as activated humans.