Dancemantra Dance Collective Horsham

Open your heart – free your mind

 Welcome to Dancemantra, a dance collective for Horsham and the surrounding areas. My dear friend and colleague Kathryn Premshakti Varley’s heart’s desire blossomed with the initiative to offer this to the community and she asked if I would be interested in joining her – absolutely yes!  We are both passionate about dance as a path to freedom which brings much joy, laughter and spontaneity. Nalini

Healing, Therapeutic Dance…

We are offering different dance approaches – all of which will lead you on a journey from your heart and through your feet!  No special moves required, just an open heart and a curious spirit, a space to dance freely and express what you feel, all welcome, guidance given.

The body knows how to move, to express, to let go and release whatever is needed.  Conscious dance is about authentic expression and freedom of movement in a safe environment, and touching our inner joy.  It’s deep, it’s fun, it’s transformative.

Upcoming Events

‘New Beginnings’ – New Year Workshop with Nalini

Sunday 20th January 10.30 – 13.30

Lower Beeding Village Hall, Horsham 

New Year – New Beginnings

Come and put your dreams and aspirations for the New Year into your dance and express your vision.  As well as dancing through the Dance of Awareness wave, we will be journalling, lighting candles, working with intentions, letting go of what is needed to enter fully into the New Year…and closing with a life-affirming ritual to light up our year and our life.

“Ritual is the fine art of taking a break.  Pausing on this trodden path of everyday life, we give ourselves time to see where we are walking.  We delay our journey to gaze around, to contemplate, peruse and confirm our direction, to realize the extraordinary beauty and potential of the world around us”   Emma Restall Orr

This will be a sublime workshop and a gracious and beautiful affirmation for the New Year.   

This is healing dance, it is safely held, gently guided and you can relax into a space of peace and well-being. No steps to learn, our heart moves our feet and it is suitable for anyone.
Please pre-book as numbers are limited due to the nature of this workshop. £30. Bring a blanket, mat and warm socks. And a journal if you have one (paper and pens, candles etc will be provided though) x

£30 pre-booked – book here with Paypal

Rhythms of the Heart – Dance of Awareness with Nalini

Sunday 17th March 10.30 – 12.30

Handcross Parish Hall

Dropping into the heart space….

A magical blend of dance and yoga nidra in this inspiring two hour class. Moving to our own rhythm to heal, inspire and awaken.  We dance through a wave of great music that takes us from stillness, through expression and releasing as things heat up on the dance floor, and down the other side back into a quiet, reflective space…ahhh, wonderful! Capturing the essence of life, open your heart, free your mind, and let sunshine and joy enter into your body, mind and soul in this lovely two hour session with Nalini.
Breath – relax – let go, that’s it! No special steps to learn, gentle guidance given.
Concluding with a delicious session of yoga nidra to sooth your nervous system and take you into the deep peace that is our natural state. Let your curiosity be arous

ed and expand your heart’s natural love. Come and relax and reset.

£20 book here with Paypal


Being Joy – Let Your Yoga Dance

Sunday 28th April 10.30 – 12.30
Tythe Barn, Horsham, Book here with Kathryn


Dissolving in the Dance  – Dance of Awareness with Nalini

Sunday 12th Ma 10.30 – 12.30

Lower Beeding Village  Hall, Horsham

Let it all melt into the dance as you dissolve any old ideas about who you are and find yourself anew, as you feel, on the day.  Dancing with Awareness heals, inspires and encourages old beliefs that no longer need to be around to dissolve away.  Because conscious dance works on so many levels, it really eases us into a new way of being, dropping tension and stress as our feet move from the heart – delicious!

Healing dance, gorgeous music, lovely crowd of dancers – Sunday morning groovin’!

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What is ‘Dance of Awareness’ ?

Delicious is what it is!! Dance of Awareness is a free-flow approach to dance, movement and consciousness in which we feel our connection to ourselves, the earth and the world around us. When we move and dance with awareness, we experience our authenticity, our heartfelt desires and release places where we may have become stuck in patterns or habits that no longer serve us. Feeling into the body and allowing the mind to rest brings us into our felt sense from where we can touch our innate wisdom and joy.

The Dance of Awareness cycle embraces our developmental years through a ‘wave’ of movement and energy, inviting us to move through old imprints into new ways of being.   We dance to explore, express, release and connect, and to come home to ourselves.  We dance slowly, wildly, controlled or free – whatever feels right!  We touch our chakras, the elements of earth, air fire, water and ether, and our joy as we engage in free-flow dance -it’s a gorgeous practice, come and give it a go!  It’s a lot of fun too.

Come and join our growing community and experience this lovely way of moving and self-discovery

“I rediscovered dance while living in  Italy when I started attending 5 Rhythms workshops and was delighted to find a way of dancing that fits in with who I am.   Conscious dance opens me up to my Self in a way that nothing else does, giving me permission to express and to delight in who I am without judgments and conditioning getting in the way.  It is a joy to dance with others who are open, curious and willing to experiment.  Love it!  Discovering Dance of Awareness and taking the training was amazing!

If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go”.  Gabrielle Roth

Last workshop

“Pure Essence!” – dance of awareness with Nalini

Photo -Ahmad Odeh

Sunday 11th November 10.30 -12.30

Lower Beeding Village Hall, Horsham

Touching our pure essence within and dancing it in full expression – guaranteed to be more of our usual  mix of safe space, superb music, lovely group of dancers and gentle guidance – (come on, you know you want to!)  You might be surprised how easy it is and how much you love it…. and how good you feel after!  There’s nothing else quite like it!

You will be gently guided through the dance, through a wave of music for expressing, releasing and connecting, and into a relaxation to conclude – a beautiful way to start the day, and the perfect way to shake off whatever needs to be expressed – it’s great!