Maria Skinner
About / Bio
I’ve devoted most of my life to learning to love being in my body and in a human body. At some point, I realized that the only time I felt completely happy to be embodied was when I was dancing. So I dance and danced a lot! My earliest memories are of being at Playa Hermosa in Uruguay and sensing the warm air on my skin. I was at the beach and the seagrass was between my toes, the waves were crashing, the sun was setting. And I had a wonderful sensation that I was not to have again until I began experiencing orgasms much later in life. At that moment, 3 or 4 years old, I was in my body, I loved all it’s sensations and I felt truly ALIVE. I was dancing with the earth. What happened between then and the time that I realized I was not in love with being in me anymore, I am not sure, but the path back to that sensation has been long and delightful and often painful. Since 1997, Nia has been a huge part of this journey. I feel that the pracrtices of Nia has have helped me regain my ANIMAL body, my body that is part of the earth and enjoys the pleasures of this planet as such. Now, as I move into a movement from that I have been developing, BeSoul Dance, I find I am again living into that amazing erotic experience I had as a child, feeling more free and happy in my movement every day and thrilled that I get to share that with others!
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