* Re-starting in late Spring 2019*
Toltec Energy Dance & Yoga Class at Starbelly School of Dance!
Toltec Energy Dance, a dance form that uses movements from Ancient Mexico that were designed to “redistribute energy.” Tons of fun and it feels great! Improves strength, flexibility and coordination.
- Requirements: No prior dance experience needed.
- Focus: Toltec Energy Dance is a combination of magical passes, yoga and dance. Magical passes are movements used by ancient Toltec practitioners to “re-deploy energy”, or return to your “centers of vitality” the energy that the stress of daily life has depleted
- Instructors: Chad Rinn
- Length of course: drop in classes
- Day & time: Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm
- Length of class: 1 hour
- Age: Adult (13+)
- Price:Donation($15 suggested)
- Material Fees: None
Chad has been developing and practicing Toltec Energy Dance for 25+ years. Chad has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for over 15 years. He have completed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with the exceptional yoga therapist and mentor Camille Thom. Chad’s 30 + years of training as an athlete and his intensive dance training informs his yoga practice with an emphasis on avoiding injuries by increasing strength and flexibility.
Toltec Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What is Toltec Energy Dance?
It is a movement art that incorporates ancient Toltec practices, energetic awareness, functional fitness, dance and moving meditation.
What is the goal of learning the movements?
The ancient Toltecs practiced these movements to achieve “physical prowess and mental clarity.” For modern man Toltec Energy Dance is excellent for core strength, stress reduction, and mood stabilization. It improves flexibility and strength, and is a fun way to stay fit and expand your perceptions.
Do I need to have any dance experience?
No experience is necessary, and it doesn’t matter what fitness level you are at. The classes are great for men and women 14 years and older who are interested in physical and mental wellness, regardless of their current state of fitness. Whether you are a trained dancer/athlete or you are just trying to counteract the detrimental effects of your office job, Toltec Energy Dance will offer new, fun ways to improve your health and physical performance.
Is Toltec Energy Dance something that is performed for an audience?
Originally the movements were meant to be performed individually and privately. Although, personal practice is a very essential part of Toltec Energy Dance, we also recognize the many benefits (both mental and physical) of sharing a collective, energetic experience in front of an audience. Public performance IS NOT required to take the class. Many students choose not to perform in public and still enjoy the benefits of performing the movements in a group.