Lucie Baker Dance
Hello my dears,
It’s been awhile. I sent my last message to you all in December of 2019 to announce the premiere of a new dance and little did any of us know that time in theaters and time together would be stripped from us unceremoniously for the following year and a half.
It has been an illuminating and difficult time. It has often felt like a crucible to me. Burning away what was not necessary and highlighting what is deeply essential, either through lack or abundance. While I will be digesting the pain and sorrow of these past months for some time to come, I am also grateful for the clarity it has offered me.
I am writing announce a new venture. The seedling sprouting from the ashes of the fire: My new offerings as an expressive arts facilitator.
My intention is to use the power of expressive arts, community ritual, and nature to help people live their greatest potential. I draw on my experience as a professional dance artist, a Tamalpa Practitioner, and my studies of nature to support those who believe there is more juice in life than they are currently experiencing.
I seek to help to the helpers. Those who are participating in the collective healing and evolution of the planet in ways great and small. It may be through activism, art making, healing, teaching, or any number of subtle actions. I am especially interested in supporting those who are experiencing burnout or languishing, and recovering from trauma.
I will do this by reconnecting people with their creative spark, their bodies, their expressivity, and their communities.
Here are my first offerings.
Tending the Fire: Group Class
This weekly online drop-in class is an opportunity to practice the foundational tools of embodiment, self awareness, communication, and connection you need to keep your heart fires roaring. Starting September 14th.
Swimming the Depths: One to One
For those seeking personalized support in addressing a specific theme or event in their lives these private sessions allow you to dive deep into the waters of the unconscious with the help of creative tools and skillful facilitation.
Watching the Skies: Seasonal Events
Periodically, I offer workshops, intensives, and retreats focused on a particular theme. These immersive events allow participants to develop creative resources in a concentrated manner. My first event centers on the equinox and how our light and shadows balance each other and will be held September 19th.
While my venture as an Expressive Arts facilitator takes me into new territory, my path remains true. I continue to seek ways to cultivate the wisdom of the body, connect with power of art, and nurture individual and collective growth holistically. If this sounds like a journey you are tempted to take — and I hope you are! — then keep an eye out for future newsletters. You will get tasty tidbits of inspiring resources and notices of upcoming events about twice a month. I enthusiastically invite you to remain connected, though you can, of course, unsubscribe at any time.
I hope to dance with you all in one way or another in the near future. Feel free to reach out if you are curious about working with me or have any questions at all. I wish you all the very best.