We were recently joined by Ibu Janti Wignjopranoto (IG @alterjiwo), an ayurvedic and 5Rhythms Dance practitioner from Yogyakarta. She came to Surabaya to share her ‘Conscious Dances’ with all the primary students during the afternoon on Thursday, 5 April. Following this, she did a special dance session for all the staff.
The rise of moving meditation and self-expression is based on the belief that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected. ‘Conscious Dance’ is a psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote the integration of a person’s emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
Students really enjoyed the dancing and many said it was fun, exciting, calming, peaceful and relaxing. Some of the comments were: ‘I had fun dancing, using my imagination’, ‘The dance made me feel happy and calm’, ‘What I enjoyed best was the meditation’, ‘It made me feel calm, relaxed and cleared my mind from bad things’ and ‘The dance made me enjoy myself. It felt like a meditation and it was cool’.
Photos and videos from the sessions can be found the school portal.