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A superbloom is defined as :
“a rare desert botanical phenomenon in which an unusually high proportion of wildflowers whose seeds have lain dormant in desert soil germinate and blossom at roughly the same time. The phenomenon is associated with an unusually wet rainy season.”

In this 4-week Dance From The Heart series, we’ll be keeping with the momentum of spring and our InBloom festival. We’ll continue exploring how to free ourselves from body shame and harmful narratives based in racism, colonialism, limiting binaries, and patriarchal norms under capitalism.

Each week we’ll explore and imagine the conditions that help us feel lush, alive, nourished, and in awe of all the ways in which our bodies bloom to meet us where we are and support us in all we do.

Let’s create a space within ourselves and as a community to reimagine our relationships to our own body and the planet in the best ways possible.

Led by Azucena Ortiz

Azucena Ortiz (Ella/she/her/they) brings 17 years of experience in personal growth/healing, supporting diverse communities of families and individuals; facilitating non-violent parenting classes, retreats, trauma-informed workshops interweaving connecting communication, embodied listening, healing-centered modalities, trauma-informed care, and embodiment practices. Her desire for her children to grow in a better world ignited her passion for healing and social justice which then became her work and life journey. Her journey has led her to discover the complexity of relationships, intersectionality, and the impact of bigger systems. For the last 4 years, she’s worked as an independent consultant and co-founded Cambio Colectivo::Collective Change and The People’s Resource Center. Azucena joined CMDC as a dance student in 2016, developing a passion for healing through movement. In 2017 she became a board member and facilitator of the Women’s Empowerment program. She is currently in the process of completing her B.A. in Organizational Studies.

About Dance From The Heart

CMDC teaches a trauma-informed, community-based embodiment practice called Dance from the Heart:

Dance From The Heart helps us to envision and embody our greatest visions for our lives and world using 7 simple steps supported by the elements
As we embody these visions with movement, we help create the change we wish to see in the world
Dance from the Heart supports collective care by cultivating mental health, building communities of wellness and envisioning systems that promote wellbeing on all levels

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