9 people, 1 puppy and some sweaty limbs later and I had experienced my first contact dance session.

We started slow and just free flowed into the music. At first I didn’t think I was being reserved at all. Then came the contact part. I watched as everyones bodies swirled around each other. Graceful and elegant. Then I gave it a try.. I was banging off people and tripping over my feet. I felt so silly. Luckily our teacher was really receptive, he came and danced with me and help guide me into a comfortable space.

It really was an awesome experience. It made me view contact with another person in a different way. There can be contact without it being sexual. It can be light and liberating.

We think we are ‘connected’ with others everyday. Facebook, Instagram, twitter..
When was the last time you really danced with someone without any expectations, influences or desires and truly connected?

Don’t be scared to share, touch, giggle and wiggle!

Categories: Yoga Teacher Training

Angelica Carnell

Angelica was born and raised as an islander off the coast of Ireland and moved to Australia at the age of 17 with her family where she finished her education. She views yoga as a way to make peace with the mind and body and to help treat real modern day anxieties that become such huge obstacles in our lives.

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