Denmark/Albany–western australia, tribal travels part 3

paulette's foot on the beach
paulette's foot on the beach

Time is moving so quickly now. I have been dancing for days and days, many hours a day with the most delightful and inquisitve dancers! Becky sponsored a weekend with me, called A Journey Back to the Heart, a Weekend Tribal Intensive – ‘Heart’ of Tribal Style, the Gypsy Caravan Way.

She did a great job arranging the weekend, with dancers coming from primarily the west coast of Australia. It was another full on weekend, six hours of workshops everyday, and a super fun hafla in a winery Saturday night. But we started out with that 2nd gonging (!), a bit of sightseeing, a beach walk and some wine tasting (of course!)

Facebook being what it is , there are already tons of photos going around from the journey so far. Go to my fan pages for a quick peek

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paulette-Rees-Denis/71253377401

windblown becky and paulette
windblown becky and paulette

The dancers had lots of good questions about what is tribal and what is my style and what are the differences in all the styles, and how tribal is about dancing together and from the soul. We talkedĀ  about this over the weekend, working the brain, while we worked our bodies hard too. Nothing like dancing and discussing dancing, I love hearing what others think and feel about dance in general, and dance for them. And how they adopt and adapt my tribal stylings to suit themselves and their artistic endeavors. Dancing is such a good source of healing, fun, community building, or rebuilding, and a good physical workout. Women met new tribes, saw old friends, reunited friendships, and learned not only from me, but from each other. It really is all about empowering ourselves and each other when we do tribal. More to come…

I love the country side down here around Albany. Rolling hills, lots of farmland, cool breezes, great birds and animals, lots of wineries because it is good land for growing grapes, and miles of beachfront, although the water is a bit chilly! Nothing like a good windy walk on the beach to clear the cobwebs though… a great way to kick off the weekend.

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