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Movement is a gateway to expression.
Expression heals repressed emotions

Movement classes - Embodiment workshops - ecstatic dance - Dance Therapy

Movement helps our bodies to release endorphins,

Embodiment classes and workshops are focused on sharing healing power of the body. Movement therapy acts as a bridge for all abilities and body types to deepen their relationship with their bodies, leading into healthy expression and resolution.  

Embodiment Experiences

Classes

Embodied Landscapes™

An embodied exploration enliven nature within.

A space to let the body speak before the mind. Through movement as a gateway, we’ll work with the intention to feel free in your body.

Beginning with a somatic (body based) awareness practice, followed by opening the spine through simple yet effective spinal flow sequence to deepen into the ease, warmth, and widening of our sense of embodiment.

Once the fluidity of the spine is open, we will activate our spatial awareness through guided prompts, and transition into an intuitive flow.

Chloe is trauma aware and assures accessibility in movement for all bodies.

Embodied Landscapes classes is created by Chloe and has been offered in Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand.

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Percussive Pulse™

Movement with live percussion and drum music in collaborations with local musicians.

Inspired by during her time as dance-resident in Senegal, West Africa, Chloe created Percussion Pulse™ which combines her embodiment class with live percussion and drum music by local musicians.

Event

Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic dance is a liberating and spontaneous form of movement where individuals express themselves freely through dance, letting go of set choreography and allowing the music to guide their unique journey of self-discovery and creative exploration. It’s a holistic experience that combines physical, emotional, and spiritual elements, fostering a sense of community and personal transformation.

Chloe host and facilitate Ecstatic Dance in collaboration with local Ecstatic Dance DJ’s and musicians.

Retreats

Embodied Immersion

Embodiment Immersions are retreats hosted and organized by Chloe

  • Labyrinth to the Soul – Philippines
    Jan 2023 
  • Labyrinth to the Soul – Philippines
    May 2023
  • 2024 In Progress of Planning – location tba. Possibly Private Island/Beach Indonesia or in the Philippines

Customized

Embodiment 1 on 1

Private class, lessons or mentorships for individuals seeking personalized guidance and support in their journey of self-discovery

This is for individuals who feel disconnected to your body or struggle with self-expression through movement.

These private sessions provide a space where you can explore and deepen your connection with your body, free from judgment.

For beginners or have previous movement experiences.

Move authentically, self-discovery and a renew your sense of embodiment.
For greater self-awareness, body acceptance, and the joy of expressive movement.

Embodiment Experiences

Healing Powers of Embodiment

Movement is therapeutic.

It helps our bodies to release endorphins, it can release us from the fight/flight/freeze mode, bring the nervous system into balance, and is a tool for releasing suck or held tension, and managing stress.

Embodiment workshops are focused on sharing healing power of the body. Movement therapy acts as a bridge for all abilities and body types to deepen their relationship with their bodies, leading into healthy expression and resolution.

Related article: 

Female Magazine: On the Healing Powers of Somatic Therapy and Dance

About Chloe Calderon Chotrani as

Embodiment Facilitator

Chloe spent her youth deep in the study of world movement forms; from the underground dance scenes of Metro Manila to traditional forms in West Africa, to the downtown dance scene in New York, and her travels around Southeast Asia.

Having grown up with selective mutism, difficulty of speaking was an invitation for Chloe to express through her body instead of her voice. She was intrigued and enlivened by dancing and found deep joyous healing in dancing and movement.

Dancing as her main refuge; her deep listening skills were refined, her somatic (body) intelligence was sharpened, and her intuitive attuning is found to be precise and sharp.

Today, Chloe specialises in bridging the mind body split and is now able to comfortably speak without difficulty and continues to share the healing power of the body through embodiment workshops.

Chloe’s facilitation style is trauma sensitive, with a focus on safe relating, and the sharing of embodiment tools for emotional release.

Learn more about Chloe

“I barely spoke as a young child. Later discovering, I had selective mutism. With no voice, dancing became my refuge. I did not speak to people but I could dance in front of thousands. I did not socialise, but I listened deeply to my body, and too, understood other bodies before words. 

I learned ballet, excelled, and then left once I experienced judgement and shame from the Western standards of ballet. I fell in love with street dance as they embraced all flavours, colours, and sizes. I learned – not the kind of street dance you see today in studios – but the kind found in parking lots, cyphers on concrete, and break dance battles. We worked with children from the slums to bring their attention from violence and drugs into dancing and expression. Dancing went beyond economic class or social status. It taught me about community and joy – the roots of dancing. That was my world for 12 years. “

 

"Dancing is our most ancient ceremony."

“I learned West African Modern Folk Dance, from the lineage of Mama Germaine Acogny in the coast of Senegal. I learned salsa, contemporary, somatics, and experimental improvisation from downtown Gibney Dance and the underground communities of New York City. I immersed  between traditional and contemporary forms through Malay dance from p71sma and Indian Odissi dance from Chowk in Singapore.

I am akin to an octopus – I integrate all that I have learned, embody dancing beyond category, and share this wisdom with all peoples that desire to deepen their relationship with their body. No one needs to be a dancer to dance. As seen in the thousands year old rock art in caves, dancing is our most ancient ceremony.”

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