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MEET THE DANCE AWAKE FACILITATORS. THEY ARE CURRENTLY ALL WORKING IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. YOU ARE WELCOME TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF THEM AT ANY TIME.

BRIAN BERGMAN

FOUNDER

Brian has been practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness for 19 years and has been practicing conscious dance for the last 10. He is a veterinarian, Dancing Freedom facilitator, and holds a PG Diploma in Yogic Studies. Drawing from the many paths he has studied and lived over the the years he created Dance Awake as a platform to spread conscious dance. He currently teaches yoga and mindfulness inside South African prisons, as well as weekly Dance Awake classes, events, and longer retreats. He also vets at an animal welfare clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Dancing has helped him move with grace through some tough places and interesting spaces. 

Email: info@awakehumanbeing.com
Website: awakehumanbeing.com

SALOME FERNWOOD

FACILITATOR

I have adopted conscious dance as a weekly practice since 2010. The dance floor is the place where I open my heart. Where I ground. It is the place where I explore my inner landscape. This path has given me tremendous gifts and tools of transformation. Moving in the now portal on the dance floor with my community, my friends, my partner and fellow teachers is such a blessing. My biggest passion is expressing creativity through movement and art.

Website: natures-dance.com

YANNA ROMANO

FACILITATOR

Dancing I shed dead skin so that my energy can be free.  Dancing I find my pulse and come back to life.  Dancing I unlock wisdom, because bodies speak truth.  Dancing I remember I am anything I choose.  Dancing I learn my yes from my no, and the immediate flavour of clarity.  Dancing also when there are no answers yet - dancing the gaps and the holes.  Dancing to put myself and everything together.  Dancing "I am whole", I embody my vision.  Dancing is my invitation to you. 

Email: romanoyanna@gmail.com
Website: emergefree.space

SUSAN

SUSAN

SUSAN

FACILITATOR
FACILITATOR

A drop-in class with a difference.  Movement, with time for stillness and moments to acknowledge harsh realities and the heart's deepest prayers for ourselves and our lives. I focus this offering on those going through the tough process of cancer, although all are welcome. My own experience with cancer over the last twelve years brought me to a place of sharing what supported me. Dance facilitators held the space for me and others to allow our bodies to express it's wisdom, joys and challenges with a knowing that you can dance with anything, reconnecting all parts of ourselves.

Email: susan@thefullcircle.co.za

A drop-in class with a difference.  Movement, with time for stillness and moments to acknowledge harsh realities and the heart's deepest prayers for ourselves and our lives. I focus this offering on those going through the tough process of cancer, although all are welcome. My own experience with cancer over the last twelve years brought me to a place of sharing what supported me. Dance facilitators held the space for me and others to allow our bodies to express it's wisdom, joys and challenges with a knowing that you can dance with anything, reconnecting all parts of ourselves.

Email: susan@thefullcircle.co.za

A drop-in class with a difference.  Movement, with time for stillness and moments to acknowledge harsh realities and the heart's deepest prayers for ourselves and our lives. I focus this offering on those going through the tough process of cancer, although all are welcome. My own experience with cancer over the last twelve years brought me to a place of sharing what supported me. Dance facilitators held the space for me and others to allow our bodies to express it's wisdom, joys and challenges with a knowing that you can dance with anything, reconnecting all parts of ourselves.

Email: susan@thefullcircle.co.za

CHERYL TRAUB-ADLER

CHERYL TRAUB-ADLER

FACILITATOR

I found my way into dance through the desire of embodied intimate expression. Dance is a way of connecting deeply with myself and others, meeting in a place that is beyond the speech and sight, in a space of trust and acceptance.

Cheryl is a trans-disciplinary artist who blurs the boundaries of visual art, poetry, performance, landart, installation, fashion, printmaking and social commentary; constantly finding new ways of being and becoming a sentient and creative human.

She has danced at the Gabriella Roth’s studio in New York, The Long Dance in Glastonbury and has attended workshops over many years. Each discovery adding another component to a dance modality that is essentially Conscious Dance and Movement Therapy.

For many years Cheryl has worked as an Art Teacher in diverse communities and her training as a Bridging Polarities through Art Therapist has guided her understanding of the fundamental healing aspects of all forms of creativity.

Website: www.cheryl-traubadler.co.za

Email: cheryl.traubalder@gmail.com

I found my way into dance through the desire of embodied intimate expression. Dance is a way of connecting deeply with myself and others, meeting in a place that is beyond the speech and sight, in a space of trust and acceptance.

Cheryl is a trans-disciplinary artist who blurs the boundaries of visual art, poetry, performance, landart, installation, fashion, printmaking and social commentary; constantly finding new ways of being and becoming a sentient and creative human.

She has danced at the Gabriella Roth’s studio in New York, The Long Dance in Glastonbury and has attended workshops over many years. Each discovery adding another component to a dance modality that is essentially Conscious Dance and Movement Therapy.

For many years Cheryl has worked as an Art Teacher in diverse communities and her training as a Bridging Polarities through Art Therapist has guided her understanding of the fundamental healing aspects of all forms of creativity.

Website: www.cheryl-traubadler.co.za

Email: cheryl.traubalder@gmail.com

JOLENE CARTMILL

FACILITATOR

Background: 
When I was a kid the ballet teacher gave me the impression I couldn’t dance. Well I’m still not interested in copying other people’s moves, but I’m pretty sure I can, and without question love to, dance. Any body can dance. For me dancing is not about performance, it’s about freedom. When we dance there’s the opportunity to move through all the layers of conditioning, pain, story and really be one with this unconditional multi-dimensional everythingness.

10 years of martial arts training and teaching taught me a lot about being in my body — the movement and discipline as well as attuning to the more subtle energy flows that move through me. In 2008 I discovered my love for conscious dance and have been practicing it in various forms ever since. It took me a lot of years and layers to deepen into a trust of my body’s own wisdom and inhabit it in a loving way. Dancing dancing dancing. Many years exploring energetic bodywork and process work add to this practice. Curiosity to motherhood as a spiritual practice has probably taught me the most about real deep messy beautiful love and dancing with all that Life sends my way. And all of this finds a place to be shared facilitating Dance Awake. 

Personal compass: 
To discover more of myself and make it easier for other people to do the same — bringing a little more light into the world. 

Current offerings: 
Dance Awake every Tuesday morning in Noordhoek, Cape Town

Email: jolene.cartmill@gmail.com

BEVIN REYNOLDS

FACILITATOR

After many years of using talk therapy as my approach to healing, my transition into this embodied modality of conscious dance has been a magical journey of self-discovery and expression for me.  Dance has had a profound impact on my struggles with depression and body image issues while being a part of the dance community blesses my life with feelings of belonging that I am ever grateful for.  Over the past 5 years, I am continuously reminded of the vast transformative power that this practice offers us and I look forward with delight to sharing this with others and facilitating my fellow dancers into an expanded relationship with themselves and life. 

Email: info@bevinreynolds.com

TALIA SIMONS

FACILITATOR

I dance because it is within dance that I find freedom. I find the freedom to be with whatever is arising, to allow it all to be there, and to move it. I dance because it is a way for me to feel myself, to express myself, to lose myself and to find new parts of myself. Dance brings me into my body and lifts me outside of it. Dance is my catharsis, my creation, it is my play and my transformation. Dance teaches me about all of life, and allows me to experience the intelligence of life moving itself as both the dancer and the dance. Dance teaches me to trust in the innate wisdom embodied within us all. We are all dancers. 

Email: talia.simons@live.com

ADAM SALMON

FACILITATOR
FACILITATOR

conscious threads interweave in this dance tapestry

seeds of yogic meditative martial artistry

sprout with poetic energetic music grooves

to merge and emerge in mindful mystical moves

as the shape shifting shamanic DJ blooms
an intricate web of what wondrous tunes 
invites curious creature creators to swarm

flow’ring from the earth fair fantasy forests form, 
budding bodies now intertwine their roots and vines 
flowing from rivers like fish sliding beyond time 
as melodies emerge amongst magical words 
blowing beings then become the wind and the birds 
flock together so many but of one feather 
glowing embers within imbue burning pleasure 
for phoenixes fly free and the warm fires of sound 
abound hands waving as feet pound on the ground

settling down to sleep the jungle of meat 
retreats to the womb and just their hearts beat 
the monkey/monk extremes are but dreams it seems

when tasting the fruit of post-ecstatic silence

 

~adam salmon~

 

Through the application of meditation and mental discipline seek to 

extinguish the last flame of grasping consciousness and develop an 

emptiness that has room to embrace and love all things

Buddha's Noble Eight Fold Path: Concentration

Email: yogadam@gmail.com

JULIA JOY

FACILITATOR

A seeker, a mover and a creator who weaves through this life, threading each divine moment with the golden thread. 

 

Our dance is the cycle of building up and breaking down, of pushing through and expanding out. We lean into this experience of self-expression. 

 

With a deep love for world electronica and discovering new music, the curated soundscapes provide a magical journey for the mind, the body and the soul.

 

Email: juliajoyom@gmail.com

Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/juliajoyom/

JASON SNELL

FACILITATOR

My passion for movement began with martial arts and watching MC Hammer videos as a teenager which set me on a love affair with the dance floor and 26 years of Tai Chi Chuan.

This inexorably led to the conscious dance floor and more Tai Chi, learning to weave with drama, delights, patterns, habits and joy.  The dance practice became part of my being, mingling with the great Tai Chi.  This freedom in movement, when the story drops and there is no you or other, just the wondrous dance bursting forth from our inner boundless beautiful.

The practice has overflowed into the Natures Dance offering with my partner Dance Awake teacher Salome whom I met on the dance floor.

Sharing our passion and this incredible practice is the natural echo of our present dance.

Website: natures-dance.com