When women hesitate about signing up for Camp Atta Girl!, it's usually because they are a little shy about the movement and dance part of it. And I totally understand. I am the last person who you would imagine sashaying across a dance floor, let alone doing Let Your Yoga Dance with a bunch of strangers. After all, I'm not a skinny-mini and not the typical dance instructor.
But when I was laid off after 25 years of being a marketing exec, and sank into a real funk and panic, it was Let Your Yoga Dance that brought joy back into my spirit.
During that panic, I decided to do something totally out of my comfort zone. I decided to become trained in Let Your Yoga Dance. I’d never done yoga, was totally out of shape, but something about it spoke to me. And I fell in love with it. It was healing.
Through this practice, I realized that I was playing small and hiding. I had always been waiting for that "perfect" time when I was "thin" to play big. I cared more about what others thought than what was right for me. But, I discovered the true way to my happiness was for me to be me. Let Your Yoga Dance helped me do that.
Please check out more on what Let Your Yoga Dance is below. Don't let the thought of dancing scare you away from Camp Atta Girl! Everyone is a dancer. Everyone!
From Lisa Sullivan... Founder of Camp Atta Girl!
What is Let Your Yoga Dance?
Let Your Yoga Dance® is a practice that allows you to explore playful expressive movements that lift the spirit, raise self awareness, and invoke joy. It takes yoga off the mat. It combines yoga, the breath, and user-friendly movement and dance with fabulous music from around the world.
Let Your Yoga Dance® is an amazing chakra fusion. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance bringing tons of fun and healing to body, mind, spirit. Let Your Yoga Dance® is for every single body and wonderful for all ages. Everyone can do it. This practice is also a journey into the energy centers of the body, the chakras.
What are Chakras?
Chakras are simply the energy centers of your body. Seven chakras are positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, color, and governs specific functions that help make you who you are. Let Your Yoga Dance® takes you through these energy centers, with music that matches each vibration and helps your spirit fly!
I've never done Yoga. Will I be able to Let Your Yoga Dance?
Yes. Everyone can do this, no yoga or dance experience is required. The key part of Let Your Yoga Dance® is the word “your.” There’s no right or wrong way, only "your" way. Any level of physical ability can do this. ANY body can do it. You can even do it from a chair — many do. Or if you don't want to move at all, just listening to the music and how it connects to each energy center will bring you joy.
You do you!
There's a wonderful quote that says, "Life begins outside of your comfort zone." We mention this because sometimes people might get a little uncomfortable with dance and movement. For some, the thought of doing anything with strangers can be terrifying, let alone move and dance.
But we make both our day camps and sleepover camps fun and safe places. There’s no judgment, no need to be like anyone else. You can do as little or as much of it as you'd like. Actually, if the idea makes you feel uncomfortable, you may benefit the most out of this. But step out only as far as you want! The entire focus of this day is for you to be who you are. You do you. Atta girl! ;-)