Dance in the Plaza: The Wild Moccasin Dancers
PowWow Glow Workout
In this free event, we begin with yoga outside the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex (3690 Vanness Ave) in the plaza. Yoga means union and this brings together our breath with movement. When our breath and movement are working together this facilitates for the release of tension we maybe carrying or holding onto within our body. The way we breath can tire us or energize us. This will warm up our body to learn the different pow wow dance styles. Shyama-Priya will share pieces of her regalia and the meaning behind each of the dances. The steps from each style will build strength in different parts of your body. At the end of our session we will close with a meditation/mindful breathing to gain a deeper awareness of self. Yoga, pow wow, and meditation, together are the healing medicine of movement and stillness.
About the organizer
The Wild Moccasin Dancers are a dance collective that formed over 15 years ago. They display the beauty and vibrancy of Pow Wow culture through dance. Dancing is a way of connecting to ourselves as well as to others. Two of the dancers, David and Shyama-Priya were taught by her Uncle Curtis Joe and they still continue to learn from him to this day. Sharing the teachings with others is how we keep the teachings alive. Our presentations are a wonderful opportunity for the audience to witness the intricate movements and meanings of each dance style. You may even learn some pow wow foot work!