Spring Into Dance & Wellness - NYLA! LANG DANCE! GAIAM! YOGA SHANTI!

Dear Ones,
 
Keely Garfield Dance (KGD) will present an encore performance of Mandala at New York Live Arts: Live Ideas 2018/Radical Vision Festival on April 21st at 7.30pm.

Radical Vision is informed by a desire to find the temerity to change the things we cannot accept. How do we not simply protect democracy, but make it stronger? What are new (radical) ways forward—ways that go to the roots of our current democratic crisis? The festival will present five days of activity around the idea of an open society, to imagine its future and understand its past. Through public forums, performances, readings and workshops, we will conduct a forward-looking, critical appraisal of key democratic institutions including the press, technology corporations, criminal justice, electoral process.   
 
Tickets and Information here  Live Ideas/Radical Visions - Resistance & Friends

“What forms can we create in modern society that will be conducive to seeing the oneness of life? What are the forms that will make it easier to experience interconnectedness?" - Zen Peacemakers Order. 

 
This inquiry motivates Mandala, an act of dance that unites movers and makers in communal listening, embodied ritual, and a call to social action. Part folk, part protest, and part shamanic-rite, Mandala asserts that there is valor in dancing, and valor can move from individual bodies into the body of the world, activate positive change, and transform the times. 

Mandala is performed by yours truly and a star-powered cast Paul Hamilton, Raja Feather Kelly, Emma Rose Brown, Angie Pittman, Doug LeCours, Eleanor Smith, Dwayne Brown, Carlo Antonio Villaneuva, Lawrence Goldhuber, Jamel West, and spirited guest artist students from Lang Dance, The New School.

 Mandala - photo Ian Douglas, costumes Morgane Le Fay

Mandala - photo Ian Douglas, costumes Morgane Le Fay

SAVE THE DATE! LANG DANCE/THE NEW SCHOOL
New work by Keely Garfield for Lang Dance Students
at
NYLA
May 4th & 5th, 7.30pm
New York Live Arts! 219 W19th Street
info@newyorklivearts.org

NEW YOGA CLASSES AND REIKI TRAININGS
This Spring I am teaching a bunch of NEW yoga classes and offering First Degree Reiki, and Second Degree Reiki Trainings.

New! Gaiam Wellness Studio by Rodney Yee
Lord & Taylor, 11th Floor

Mindful Mondays: 12pm to 1pm
Yoga Flow and Meditation 

Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8pm
Practice & Sit: With Rodney Yee & Keely Garfield 

Thursdays 6pm to 7.45pm
Restore & Explore: Urban Zen & Self-Care Essentials 

Info and Sign-Up Here

New! Coming Soon...Yoga Shanti Tribeca
28 Warren Street, NYC

Fridays 12pm to 1pm Shanti Flow
Saturdays 9.15am to 10.45am Shanti Open

First Degree Reiki Training One Day Intensives
May 19th - Bhakti Barn (New Jersey)
May 20th - Gaiam Wellness Studio (Midtown)
June 10th - Five Pillars Yoga (UES)

Second Degree Reiki Training One Day Intensive
May/June Dates TBD (Brooklyn)

*Please reach out to me directly if you are interested in any of the Reiki Trainings.

 Just Sitting - photo Fred Siegel

Just Sitting - photo Fred Siegel

Gassho and Love,
Keely

KGD MANDALA AT DANSPACE PROJECT PLATFORM, MARCH 15 - 17, 8PM

 

Keely Garfield Dance

 
MANDALA

Presented by

Danspace Project Platform: Dancing Platform, Praying Grounds, Churches, Blackness, and Downtown-Dance

March 15,16,17 at 8pm
Danspace Project
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
Tickets (866) 811-4111

GET TICKETS AND INFO HERE!
 

There is a West African proverb, "When you pray, move your feet!" In response MANDALA brings a community of moving parts together to make things whole. ZPO's Three Tenets—Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action—spur us on and provide a map of sorts. Ideas recede, listening appears, and dancing will save our souls.   

MANDALA is performed by Paul Hamilton, Raja Feather Kelly, Emma Rose Brown, Eleanor Smith, and yours truly! KGD is joined by a multifabulous cast that includes my spirited students from Lang Dance Department, The New School, as well as star-powered surprise guest artists!

This presentation of MANDALA is part of a shared evening with Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown, and Ni'ja Whitson, curated by Reggie Wilson as part of Danspace Project Platform: Dancing Platform, Praying Grounds, Churches, Blackness, and Downtown-Dance. Pick up a copy of the Platform Journal to read my essay, "Holy Moly" on making dance, identity, and impermanence. 

What forms can we create in modern society that will be conducive to seeing the oneness of life? What are the forms that will make it easier to experience interconnectedness?
— Zen Peacemakers Order
 Photo: Keely Garfield by Paula Court

Photo: Keely Garfield by Paula Court

When Ms. Garfield begins by telling the audience, “None of us can do this on our own,” you might wonder if her tongue is in her cheek. But when the work ends with the dancers turning in a circle, hand in hand as the lights fade, it’s pretty clear that she means it. This is not a war dance. It’s more like prayer
— Brian Seibert - The New York Times

First Degree Reiki Trainings with Reiki Master Keely Rakushin Garfield - Two Upcoming Opportunities in February!

“Keely is your quintessential guide to the healing arts. Don’t miss her!”
— Rodney Yee, Yoga Master Teacher

First Degree Reiki Training with Reiki Master Keely Rakushin Garfield

Two different One-Day intensive trainings:

Flatiron
Saturday February 17th at Yoga Shanti NYC
Or
Upper East Side
Saturday February 24th at Five Pillars Yoga

“Go back and care for yourself. Your body needs you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

What are you waiting for? Make self-care a priority and come learn this simple, and profound spiritual healing practice that is gentle, safe and suitable for everyone! You will receive attunement in First Degree Reiki, and learn how to give Reiki to yourself and others. There will be plenty of time for discussion and hands-on practice, as well as contemplative exercises to help define, and refine our understanding and intentions.

Healer and author, Dianne M. Connelly says that, "All sickness is homesickness and all healing is homecoming." This sentiment beautifully expresses my own experience with Reiki energy. I cannot wait to share it with you! There are TWO different trainings happening this February. Hopefully one of them works for your schedule and location. Space is limited so that everyone has ample time to immerse and absorb. Pick a date and sign up now...

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17 AT YOGA SHANTI NEW YORK - 2PM TO 9PM

AND

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24 AT FIVE PILLARS YOGA - 12PM TO 7PM

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