The Development of Catartika™
Dance, or most simply moving to the beat of the music, has always been my self-care, something that kept me mentally sane and happy even during some very difficult times.
Over the years, I read a lot of research articles on the benefits of movement on mental health and, based on my own experience as well as those studies, I decided to develop Catartika™ to bring the benefits of guided movement to everyone.
Catartika™ is unique because it involves a deeper connection between mind and body. Catartika™ is NOT a regular dance class as the focus of the class is not learning a dance technique or learning a choreography.
Catartika™ is structured so that the participants are guided into exploring their own movements and emotions based on specific instructions. We might or might not learn a few steps, but the focus of Catartika™ is to let go of stress, stagnant emotions, worries, and even old emotional wounds through the power of dance/movement improvisation.
Participating in a Catartika™Class
For our online classes, we use Microsoft Teams. You will receive a link to join the class, but we recommend that you familiarize yourself with Microsoft Teams before your first class.
Who can benefit from Catartika™?
ANYONE! There is no prior dance experience necessary. The class can be enjoyed by professional dancers as much as by someone who never took a dance class. Catartika™ is open to anyone, including people with some physical disabilities. All you need is to be at least 18 years of age and have an open mind.
Catartika™ is especially beneficial for people who feel stressed out, overwhelmed by every day life or want to let go of "stuck" emotions and even old emotional wounds.
During class: Make sure that you wear comfortable clothing, that you have a good internet connection and that you have enough space to move freely without bumping into things. You might also want to bring a towel or a yoga mat as we might do some floor work.
During class, you might experience strong emotions.
This is normal and it is part of the process to reach a happier state. There will be some talking and sharing during class, but nobody is forced to do so. Get ready for a unique session in which you will experience emotional release through self discovery and guided movements.
To sign up to the current research study and participate to a Catartika class for free, click the link below