Anna Abaldo has been bringing movement and inner transformation to people since 1995. Born in California she graduated Cum Laude in Europe with a Masters degree in Clinical and Health Psychology, specializing in psychosomatic illness from a Jungian perspective. Fascinated by the body-mind connection and the deep potential for healing she witnessed when working with a person’s whole being, body and soul, she went on to immerse herself in the practice of Authentic Movement, 5Rhythms Dance, and Family Constellations. Anna founded her own Center for Movement and Personal Growth near Amsterdam in 2000, until she moved to Maine. Anna now holds her private practice in the Midcoast and teaches classes, workshops and seminars in Maine and throughout the States, as well as in Europe, Aruba and Curacao. Anna is a professional member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), the 5Rhythms Teacher Association (5RTA).
5 Rhythms - Dance yourself ALIVE! Flow, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness - together these make up a wave, a natural progression of energy, already alive in our bodies, our feelings, our relationships, and the world around us. When put in motion, they liberate the “dancer” – the free creative spirit – inside each of us. In this class, we will cultivate presence, breath, freedom of expression, and awareness of body, self and other. Guided by delicious music from all over the world, and by the teacher’s imagery, suggestions and different exercises, we will explore these rhythms and how they manifest in our dance, our bodies and our lives. Dancing the 5 Rhythms is a wonderful way to awaken your body, open your heart, empty your mind, free your soul and follow your true spirit. It is a spiritual movement practice that has the potential to be inspirational, cathartic, empowering and even life-changing.