Monday Love News

Weekly inspiration for your practice from founder and publisher Mark Metz

Monday Love to your Upshift of Consciousness and Last Chance to Pack for Dance Camp Northwest!

August 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“What a long, strange trip it’s been!” ~ Robert Hunter (for the Grateful Dead) How many different chapters has your life had? Have you been around the block a few times, or are you just getting [...]

Monday Love to your Loving Lineage and Make Tracks to Guitarfish!

July 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Do you ever go back to your roots? How do you contribute to your community? What traditions do you find worth carrying forward into the future? Whether you’ve got kids or not, whether you’re part [...]

Monday Love to your True North Star plus an Embodiment Intensive and Eco-Tours with Visudha de los Santos!

July 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

"In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong." ~ Pip, in 'Great Expectations' [...]

Monday Love to your Season of Summer and hats off to Critical Mass Dance Company!

May 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy..." ~ George Gershwin What does a holiday weekend represent to you? How do you make the most of time off when you get it? Do you have any traditions from long [...]

Monday Love to your Meta Methods and Plan Your Trip to Sundance Camp in Turkey today!

March 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Do you have a backup plan? How do you keep things running smoothly in your life? Are some of your processes dialed into a formula? Sometimes it's great to have things somewhat automated. When you [...]

Monday Love to the Secret Sauce of Your Smile and a host of hot Dance First member’s events for New Year’s!

December 19th, 2017|

"“It's never what the other person is doing, being, or having. Who you are being in relation to that is what matters."  ~ Neale Donald Walsch Do you ever feel like you’re chasing after something? Is [...]

Monday Love to Your Mind Map of Excellence plus a peek inside the Medicine Dance experience!

November 28th, 2017|

"Perfection is the enemy of excellence"  ~adaptation of Voltaire Do you have any unfinished projects lying around? Have you ever gotten started on something and not quite followed through to the end? Are some of your [...]

Monday Love to your gender’s Highest Good plus Magic of the Muse with our Temple Body Arts leader!

November 13th, 2017|

"The Dionysian is no picnic."  ~Camille Paglia Have you ever felt marginalized for any reason? Found yourself on the wrong end of a stereotype? Or worse yet, realized that your actions or assumptions were devaluing [...]

Monday Love to the Maker in You and heads up for Dancing Freedom’s Online Immersion and Guatemalan Training!

October 24th, 2017|

You are a powerful, unlimited and eternal soul who is here to enjoy the experience of creativity and contribute to humanity's evolution.  ~Timothy Leary Do you ever find yourself getting distracted by things on the [...]

Monday Love to the Secret Sauce of Your Smile and shout out to Azul and One Dance Tribe!

October 17th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Use your smile to change the world. Don't let the world change your smile. ~Anonymous Are you someone who hosts a dance? Do you teach classes or DJ somewhere? Maybe you’re on a team of volunteers [...]

Monday Love’s Solstice Blessings to your Creative Inner Child and early call to Movement Medicine in March!

December 20th, 2016|

Do you remember what it's like to pretend? To willfully suspend disbelief and just completely drop in to another reality? When was the last time you let your imagination improvise and take you on a [...]

Monday Love to Dance First’s Sacred Persian Star and Honoring All Four Agreements after the Election

November 16th, 2016|

Have you ever broken one of the “Four Agreements” and then woken up the next day and wondered, “What the heck just happened?” Try as we might to hold ourselves to higher standards, we’re only [...]

Monday Love to your most valuable resource & One Dance Tribe is calling you to Hawaii!

November 8th, 2016|Tags: , , |

How does your daily dance with technology feel to you? Are you someone who is effortlessly up to date, using the ever growing constellation of tools to make your life easier and live up to [...]

Monday Love to “An Intimate Dance” and Bravo to the Smuin Ballet!

September 27th, 2016|

What was your entry point to the world of ‘conscious dance’? Did you come to it from a more refined professional background? Or were you more like me, an enthusiast in the discotheques and clubs drawn to a more conscious atmosphere? Perhaps your first encounter was one of the pioneering modalities in the field such as 5Rhythms or Soul Motion?

Monday Love to Heather Munro Pierce and the Ecstatic Semantics of Conscious Dance

September 21st, 2016|

What a difference a decade makes! Have you ever noticed how as we mature a decade can feel like a year and a year can feel like a month? As I was writing today’s spotlight below I realized that we are coming up on the 10 year mark for Conscious Dancer, which means that “conscious dance”, the open-source term I coined back in the early 00’s has been gaining traction for well over a decade.

Monday Love to Cavalia — The Greatest Equestrian Dance on Earth!

September 21st, 2016|

What was your “formative moment”? Can you recall a time when you were a child when there was a moment of inspiration that set you on a course for the rest of your life? Sometimes our future path is set in motion by early experiences, and we can count our blessings when the imprint is a positive one.

Monday Love to the Internet’s Empathy Engine and Big Ups to BhaktiFest

September 6th, 2016|

Why does helping people feel so good? What is it about providing an answer to a question or providing your two cents worth of advice that us up? Today is Labor Day in the USA, a holiday given to most people with regular jobs in honor of work and service. It’s a good time to reflect on what makes us feel good, and how we can have more of that in the here and now.

Monday Love to Authentic Movement Mentor Susan Bauer & Musings on Mercury’s Motion

August 31st, 2016|

What's your oracle? Do you have a tool that you use to set your compass? Perhaps you are internally oriented, going strictly from intuition and gut feeling. Or maybe you are the type that likes to rationally analyze every decision before making a move? Whatever your style may be, it's a good idea feel confident in the path you choose, regardless of how you made your decision.

Monday Love to the 3-Foot Giant & Hats off to Wisdom of the Body’s Jill Nagle

August 26th, 2016|

Are you a ‘podcast listener’? Are you hip to the biggest development in media since the invention of the Internet? You can think of them as “time-shifted radio on-demand” and now you can find them on virtually any topic you can think of, (and many more you never would have).

Monday Love to Gabrielle’s 5R’s Smartphone Dream & the Secret to Leaning into Learning

August 25th, 2016|

What’s your relationship with learning look like? Are you a reader? Do you take online courses? Go to lectures? Listen to audiobooks or podcasts? Attend workshops? And once you've got the gist of something, what do you find is the best method to stay sharp? The old saw claims that practice makes perfect, or that 10,000 hours devoted to anything will make a master out of you.

Monday Love Member Perks + Inside Secrets for Offering Corporate Movement Workshops

August 23rd, 2016|

Are you ‘all-in’ on your somatic practice or movement leadership methodology? You might be one of the people on my list who are full-time teachers, a movement entrepreneur with all your skin in the game so to speak. I know that all sorts of people get these emails, and not everyone is in the business of embodiment, but that’s who I’m here to serve, so if your practice is your life I'm talking to you.

Monday Love to OlyWaves’ 12th Annual Tribal Gathering and Digging your Core Gifts

July 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever thought about what your ‘core gifts’ are? Like really deep down inside, the parts of you that bring the most joy to the surface, and that are also the most vulnerable? Not [...]