In 2016 we imagined an experimental space where Kundalini Yoga and Argentine tango classes would be offered. Because Kundalini Yoga helps open the heart, and the heart is the seat of creativity and connection. And creativity and connection are the soul of Argentine tango. Then life happened. In 2019 I am reawakening this vision – with passion!
What’s it all about?
It's all about what I feel for dance, particularly some forms of modern dance and for tango Argentino – and what I’m learning about “Soul” through my Kundalini Yoga practice. The primary focus is on what I call “sensitivity training” which leads to more creative, more fulfilling lives.
To explore and teach dance (using Argentine tango as the basis) as a way to connect with creativity, purpose, life
To explore ways to integrate what I’m learning in my yoga into the teaching of dance and creativity;
To generate a dynamic, thoughtful, but expressive sense of what it means to be dancing, and in this strange and beautiful place that we find ourselves in as our bodies move individually and together;
To teach and coach what these explorations reveal, so that other dancers, other yoga practitioners, others who are interested in the connection between body, mind, spirit might find expressions for their Souls in various creative activities, like dance or painting or writing or music or whatever their passion is – and in their lives.
In 2016 I was beginning my tango teacher training. I made visits to study with Alex Krebs in Portland. I had booked a trip to El Corte in Nijmegen in Holland to study with Eric Jorissen. Our home was envisioned as being the location for an intimate yoga / dance studio.
All of that stopped as a family member’s health declined and my already too-full plate became overloaded. One of the consequences of that overloaded plate was a profound disconnection with so many things that made my life joyful. That disconnect led, eventually, to a personal crisis in 2018.
Thanks to that crisis in 2018, however, I started to recover my life. First came a renewed interest in meditation. Immediate insights there led to my own Kundalini Yoga practice. This, in turn, has led me to recover more of the things that had previously made my life radiant and beautiful. One of these is dancing. Another is bringing more spiritual activity into my life, including hosting Kundalini Yoga teachers and meditations in my home-cum-studio. I am also, as of July 2019, embarking on my own Kundalini Yoga teacher training journey.
Dark clouds with golden linings
I would not consciously choose crisis as the way to make change in my life. But I seem to resist learning some lessons unless I feel pain and am really miserable. Really miserable.
My resistance means that many people close to me have had to experience the collateral damage of my misery or have been concerned about my well-being. I’m sorry for that.
I am forever grateful to those who tried to help me make changes before I hit my crisis “wall.” Two people in particular have helped me understand, with words and by example, how important it is to listen to the silence. And, to trust what that silence says about how to “dance” life. I look forward to sharing what I’m learning with others.
Hans Peter Meyer
*Sat Nam is a salutation within the Kundalini Yoga tradition. I interpret it to mean: the truth of who I am is in me, and I do best when I remember the truth of who I am; may you always remember who you are 🙏
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January 28, 2023 2:21 pm local time