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

Sunday 9th Dec – 10.30 – 12.30 ‘Seven Chakras Dancing’ with Kathryn, book here 
Tythe Barn, Horsham


‘New Beginnings’ 

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


What is ‘Dance of Awareness’ ?

Dance of Awareness is a free-flow approach to dance, movement and consciousness in which we are able to develop our connection to ourselves 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, dancing what we feel in the moment.

The wave that we dance through consists of the following six stages:

Sensing the body directly – arriving into ‘being’

Grounding our bodies in connection to the earth, receiving support

Expressing patterns and movements, ‘this is who I am, this is how I am feeling’.

Releasing the energy that is ready to move in the body, letting go,

Connecting deeper into ourselves – and outwards with others and the world

Completing the journey and coming back to ourselves

Throughout the dance, there is a strong emphasis on body awareness and breath which provides the ground for our experience.  The  tempo of the music changes as we dance through the cycle, reflecting the emphasis of each phase.  There are no special moves, we just move and dance in whatever way feels right for us.

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!

On my return to England, I discovered Dance of Awareness and trained with Tim Brown and Clare Osmond, the originators of this work.  I love it and am delighted to be able to share it with my community in Horsham and the surrounding areas.  It is for anyone who loves to dance and  wants to discover more about themselves.  It’s deep, it’s fun and it’s joyful!  You don’t have to be good at dance to take part, it’s not about that.  It’s about being more in touch with yourself and the world around you and expressing through movement however you are feeling, with a sense of openness and curiosity” .  Nalini July 2017

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!