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The gift of pause
There is something unbelievably empowering about pausing. It breaks cycles of habit and mindlessness. It gives you the opportunity to rethink, reconsider the path you're on. It allows you to change your mind and it allows you to continue. That moment of choice has great power and offers you flexibility to address all areas of your life with a pause.

For years i've felt this strange twist between wanting to turn inward during wintertime when everything else asked me to expand. Particularly the holiday season asks me to expand when all of me wants to hibernate, to contract, to become more quiet.

This holiday season I will look for the pausing. For moments of contemplation, reflection, relaxation, walks in the park, for listening to the movement in my body. Listening in into solitude, connection, direction, and purpose again and again and again.

Below you will find several offerings for you to enjoy during the holiday season. Beautiful contemplative words and music, a fabulous article about napping (perfect reason to give napping a try), a list of inspiring movies, several beautiful poems and a wonderful Mixcloud playlist for you to listen to.

Just before sending this newsletter out to you I hear Ram Dass has died on December 22, 2019. You can listen to his wonderful 'I am loving awareness' meditation below. Read more about him here.

First I need to inform you I that my mobile phone number will be changed by January 1st, 2020.
The new number will be  06- 24 501 333

May you find solace in solitude, nourishment in connection, ground in belonging and trust in spirit.

Warm wishes,    Hester Hudig

New in 2020: Open Floor Fundamentals

In 2020 I will start with an Open Floor workshop series in Centrum Djoj.
Each month we will explore one of the Core Movement Resources, the fundamentals of Open Floor, through dance, movement, writing and art. You don't need previous experience.

29 January: Ground
19 February: Activate & Settle
18 March: Pause
15 April: Towards & Away
13 May: Release
17 June: Expand & Contract

You can find more information in Dutch here.
(English see flyer below)

'I am loving awareness'
Ram Dass & East Forest
(feat Krishna Das)

'The present moment'
Thich Nhat Hanh &
Monique Rhodes

The Atlanta Nap Ministry preaches the liberating power of rest.

Take a break, pause, interrupt life with Movies and Poetry.
To the dancers who got burnt out,
To the dancers who feel in love with something else,
To the dancers who stopped due to an injury,
To the dancers whose circumstances forced them to retire,
To the dancers who realized dancing wasn't for them,
and to the dancers who let dance go for their own reasons,

I know you still walk to a beat no one can hear.
I know you can't stay still once your favorite songs play.
I know you reminisce on the trainings, jams, classes, and performances of the past.
I know you still click that play button when a dance video shows up on your timeline or YouTube.

So wherever you are in your life right now, whether it's been weeks or years since you last 'took it seriously', I hope you remember that the dancer will always be in you. and it will always be there to welcome you back whenever the urge comes...

- unknown -


Listen to 'Solstice Journey'

Monday Dance

starts 6 January 2020
19.30-21.00 o'clock
(Door opens at 19.15)
Crooswijksesingel 93
More information

Dordrecht Danst

starts 9 January 2020
19.30-21.15 o'clock
(Door opens at 19.15)
Noordendijk 148
More information

I will have a new phone-number in 2020.
06- 24 501 333

The old number 06 - 15123555 will no longer be used.
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