On Prayer & Pleasure


Inner Rhythm ~ October 16th, 2014


“…For what is pyayer but the expansion of yourself into the living ether?

And if it is for your comfort to pour your darkness into space, it is also for your delight to pour forth the dawning of your heart.

…When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet…”

“…Even your body knows its heritage and its rightful need and will not be deceived.

And your body is the harp of your soul, and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds…”


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Inner Rhythm Sept 25 ~ Equinox, Harvest, 4yr Anniversary & Benefit for Veterans

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   I believe in the healing power of embodiment and creative expression!
   Wow! This week marks four years of Inner Rhythm as a weekly dance practice in Santa Cruz. I am so grateful for what we have created together.
   I remember when I was too afraid to start this weekly dance session. Afraid of failing. Afraid of succeeding. Afraid of being seen. I remember walking through life pretending I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Eventually, the pain of not doing what I knew I wanted to do became bigger than the fear, and I had to jump in. And now, what we experience each week together is better than I was ever willing to dream! With tears of gratitude, I am offering a deep bow of thanks and respect to all those who are, have been, and will be a part of this movement.

   Equinox, Harvest
   What are you harvesting from your experience in the dance that supports you in the daily dance?
Benefit for Veterans
   Did you know that all off my dance related offerings are free for veterans?  There are 2.3 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and 2.6 million Vietnam veterans who fought in Vietnam. Please invite your veteran friends to join us. All proceeds from this night will be donated in support of veterans on their healing journey.
   In the past, we have donated to Warrior Songs


I have an agreement with myself to move authentically. This authenticity comes from a source deep within me. I love when I’m able to get out of my own way, sufficiently, so that I am BEing moved from this source. And, this is necessary to fulfill my agreement; to be in integrity with myself. ~Hamid

Heads Up…
Inner Rhythm w/ Daniel Mollner Feb 14th and 21st 8:30 – 10:30 at the Yoga Center of Santa Cruz, 428 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (just a couple doors up from the 418)

Inner Rhythm: Free For All!

This Thursday, Sept. 20, at the 418 Project

Aloha dancing tribe. Inner Rhythm began two years ago at the Chi Center as an intimate, humble tribe … now, we are an intimate, humble tribe … and we are a powerful creative force in this community—supporting freedom, authenticity, transformation, integrity, and the safety for us all to find our way.

I am heartfully grateful for everyone’s support, presence, and attendance these last two years. Thank you for showing up once or a hundred times!

As a token of my appreciation, I am excited to invite everyone to come to Inner Rhythm this Thursday for free. YES, FREE FOR ALL!

And the Fall Equinox … midpoint between the darkest and the lightest …