“Sense all that is occurring right now, you have all the time and space in the world.” Mariane Karou
Drop In is the movement form in which you practice free falling into the open space deep inside of you and ride the internal waves of creation.
Drop in is the movement form that takes you into connecting to the source of all creation. Deep within us all lies the magnificent being that we actually are. In order to access this space inside, we need our precise attention, our dedicated fortitude to bypass the myriad of thoughts, so we can listen to the calling of our own soul. This happens as you allow all of what is occurring within you to occur, without trying to change what is happening in any way. To uphold this level of presence with pure acceptance sets a foundation for you to connect with your truth and live according to your principles.
By allowing sensation to exist, without adjusting, fixing or reacting, the body can neutralize all feeling and a deeper level of knowing is discovered. Through the allowing of breath and the unwinding of the history held in the cellular tissues, you are able to continue to delve deeper into the unknown vast intelligence that lies within you.
In relationship, Drop In is the foundation for staying connected to yourself, your truth and knowing what to do in any given situation. It is your internal barometer always turned on so that you can find the direction that is most needed for any relationship you are in.
Benefits of Drop In:
Calms, stimulates, and balances all the body systems.
Paces the cerebral-spinal fluid and stimulates whole brain function.
Builds the immune system.
Unwinds and heals trauma stored in the whole system.
Expands your capacity to feel and a deep acceptance of all feelings states.
Heightens your ability to be empathetic and compassionate.
Increases mental calm, relaxation, and clarity.
Develops the ability to alter brain wave frequency from beta, alpha, and theta, to delta.
Develops creative thought processes and intuition.
Increases your ability orient to a whole team.
Increases your ability to create warmth and inclusiveness.
Heightens your ability to be sensitive and creative while working with others.
2) Flow Easy
Move Softly & Steadily
“The less effort you exert, the more fluid you become. Less is More.” Mariane Karou
Flow Easy is the movement form in which you practice listening to and embracing what is already occurring.
The body is approximately 80% water. Every message that travels through the body (via nerves, blood vessels, lymph, etc) travels through fluids. When practicing Flow Easy, students can learn to access the fluid system, and tap into the vast intelligence it contains.
In Flow Easy, students move according to the natural design of the body, without mental interference. As one movement flows into the next, your fluid motion activates your entire being to heal and balanceitself organically, and function as a unified whole. There is no push or pull in fluid movement. Like water, which moves around all obstacles and adapts itself with complete ease, you can learn to move around all tension, pain and density through the pathways of least resistance. Sourcing and moving with this continuous flow is deeply healing and regenerating. It is the foundation of all the subsequent movement forms and the formation of life itself.
In relationship, Flow Easy allows your defenses to soften and your sense of separation to dissolve as you learn to harmonize with another. It cultivates your ability to adapt to another personʼs rhythm and to navigate with ease around conflict, creating harmonious rapport. You learn to respect and honor your own pace, timing and rhythm while in relationship with others.
Benefits of Flow Easy:
Develops your ability to soften connective tissue which creates more elasticity and pliability.
Massages internal organs, increases the ability to feel vital.
Heightens vital, sensual energy.
Releases held emotion stored in the cells.
Release body armor and protective defense patterns.
Stabilizes the flow of emotions, and increases your ability to allow emotion.
Opens new neural pathways via the nervous system to the brain.
Activates synapses that bridge right and left brain communication.
Increases your ability to problem solve creatively.
Develops the ability to listen and be receptive.
Develops the ability to be in flow with self while with others.
Develops the ability to relaxed, responsive, and maintain intimate connection with another.
3) Reach Out
Let Go & Expand
“As opposing forces are connected, balance is created.” Mariane Karou
Reach Out is the movement form in which you practice expanding and extending in every direction.
Reach Out is the movement form which creates links and bridges polarities. In nature, opposites always exist to maintain balance. As movement continues to occur, the balance is constantly shifting, generating a new balance point every second. Reach Out is practical training for creating and maintaining balance in a world of shifting change. In Reach Out, you create bridges inside your body and into the world – connecting the inner to the outer, fluid to tissues, tissues to bone, the me to you –unfolding and unwinding internally as you reach out externally. By moving incrementally in opposing directions simultaneously, you expand on balanced pathways. This creates tremendous fluid stretching throughout the entire body.
In relationship, Reach Out guides you into reaching simultaneously into yourself and out to another, creating connection. This connection, when established and maintained, cultivates the ability to meet another and reach into their world while remaining centered and present in your self.
Benefits of Reach Out:
Increases flexibility through loosening joints and muscles.
Neurological re-patterning your entire system.
Creates balance of tension between the fluid and muscular systems.
Increase our ability to move with feeling, as opposed to away from feeling.
Opens new pathways in which emotions can flow.
Increases your capacity to sustain feeling.
Helps link internal with external awareness.
Increases focus throughout the body’s geometric structure and new possibilities of thinking.
Promotes mental balance through Increasing your ability to hold opposites.
Develops your ability to stay connected to your own feeling and organic flow while reaching out into another person’s world.
Develops your ability to extend and adapt to others.
Expands your ability to balance resistance and flow together.
4) Power Up
Build Strength & Meet Challenge
“Strength is built by meeting challenge. Generate as much energy as needed right now to meet the challenge that is in front of you.” Mariane Karou
Power Up is the movement form in which you practice focusing, engaging, and strengthening.
Power Up primarily accesses the muscular system. It enables you to move with strength as you utilize resistance internally and externally. The use of resistance increases your ability to define structure and maintain contact. Through the incremental movement of contraction and release, you learn how to gracefully utilize your structure as a natural support system for generating action. This trains you to be self-reliant as you increase the effort you are exerting.
In relationship, Power Up guides you to create harmonious resistance appropriate to the power levels between you so that no one is dominating or being dominated. It increases your ability to meet confrontation and to create and maintain separation from another personʼs experience. In addition, it teaches you how to be respectful of and work within structure so that you can fit into systems and team play.
Benefits of Power Up:
Develops muscular system, and trains muscle chains vs. isolated muscles.
Develops stability, balance, and coordination.
Increases strength and stamina and core conditioning.
Develops your ability to be in charge, harness and direct of your emotions.
Increases your ability to contain and manage your emotions.
Opens you to a deeper capacity to feel.
Develops your ability to use the mind, sharpen your focus and increase your concentration to shape and cooperate with the body.
Develops your ability to manage and direct thoughts.
Develops your ability to be precise and attentive to detail.
Develops your ability to stand your ground,define and inhabit your space.
Develops your self confidence and body image.
Develops your ability to be assertive, interact fully and handle confrontation well.
5) Gotta Move
Initiate Change & Respond Quickly
“Change is inevitable. Flow with it or fight it. The choice is yours.” Mariane Karou
Gotta Move is the movement form in which you practice activating and responding.
Gotta Move expands your capacity to change. It accesses the skeletal and nervous systems as you are guided to move with the stream of impulses that are constantly flowing through you. In Gotta Move, you are either allowing or initiating change. Change always creates varying degrees of chaos because the structure you once held as stable is being reorganized. This disruptive process trains you to become more flexible and adaptable to change with a continually moving center as your base. Thus your system becomes increasingly capable of being responsive, alert and interactive.
Gotta Move inspires the body to fully reorganize and re-balance by breaking up rigid, impeding patterns and creating more fluid, spontaneous connections. This creates new neural pathways, thus opening more opportunities for increased intelligence and freedom of movement on all levels.
In relationship, Gotta Move increases your natural expression,vitality and passion for life. It expands your ability to allow and initiate change and enter into new domains. It activates your ability to be spontaneously responsive and interactive with another, and to give a relationship room to move and grow. This is needed for health, freshness and vitality in any relationship.
Benefits of Gotta Move:
Increases your energy and vitality through accessing, activating and stimulating deeper channels of your nervous system, fluid systems, skeletal, muscular, lymph and most systems of the body.
Builds stamina and endurance.
Increases agility and flexibility.
Releases withheld emotions as you unlock old trauma and withheld pain.
Increases emotional freedom of expression and activates joy.
Increases more open and honest communication.
Activates creative and non-linear thinking.
Frees the mind to free associate and brainstorm.
Quickens, relaxes and calms the mind.
Increases the ability to be spontaneous, playful and have fun.
Increases the ability to be adaptable and flexible.
Increases the ability to be responsive, exploratory and interactive.