Sat, Oct 23 | Brasil Brasil Cultural Center

Samba Healing Movement Class

Join us for an exciting Samba class with world-renowned Master Samba Instructor, Ana Carla Laidley, LMFT.
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Samba Healing Movement Class

Time & Location

Oct 23, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 12453 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA

About the Event

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Ana Carla Laidley, LMFT is a world-renowned Master Samba Instructor.  She integrates Samba steps and body movements to assist people in reconnecting body, mind, and spirit.  Her Samba Dance Movement Sessions promote emotional, cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual integration of the individual.

Samba Healing Movement Therapy is a practice of interconnection.  In a safe holding environment, each individual expands spatial awareness, explores rhythms, patterns, and cycles in his/her corporeality.   Through Samba dance each individual is encouraged and empowered to express, own it, and process his/her experiences with their body, inner self, and life's circumstances.  Samba Healing Movement Therapy increases awareness of neglected parts of the body as well as of hidden emotions that may be hindering the person's level of functioning, self-acceptance, ultimate wellbeing, and healing.

The Samba Healing Movement Therapy utilizes the concept of active imagination developed by Carl Jung.  Active imagination is a meditation technique wherein the contents of one's unconscious are translated into images, narrative, or personified as separate entities. It can serve as a bridge between the conscious "ego" and the unconscious.

Active imagination is a method for visualizing unconscious issues by letting them act themselves out. Active imagination can be done by visualization (which is how Jung himself did it), which can be considered similar in technique at least to shamanic journeying. Active imagination can also be done by automatic writing, or by artistic activities such as dance, music, painting, sculpting, ceramics, crafts, etc.

Samba Healing Movement therapy had the potential not only to facilitate communication between the conscious and unconscious aspects of the personal psyche with its various components and inter-dynamics but also between the personal and "collective" unconscious and therefore was to be embarked upon with due care and attentiveness.

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