Tap Into Transformation, April

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!

AWAKENING
TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION
At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

April 4, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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Awaken
Eyes wide open; Fresh breath of air
Like a sweet smile of awe created by God.

This month’s Tap Into Transformation will stir up, stimulate, activate and breathe life into your entire being. Would you like to experience a new sense of possibility? Imagine waking up in the morning with a sense of excitement, wonder and joy. Come join us and tap into the energy of Springtime! To inspire our awakenings Jeannine will be playing “Morning Passages” by Phillip Glass on her beloved Steinway.

Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

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Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity In Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

We also have djembe drums and rhythm instruments…so come and play with us, even if you cannot put on the tap shoes, or don’t want to just yet!

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com $15.00 admission $10.00 students
No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes!
We provide a healthy and tasty meal at the intermission.

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!

Tap Into Power For Life

Tap into Power for Life
A Workshop Exploring Tap Dance as Spiritual Practice
with
Dr. David Sharp and Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen

March 21-23, 2014

Friday, 6-9 pm – A special performance by Jeannine & David
Plus dinner and group tap dancing, $25.00
(Free for those who have registered for the workshop.)
Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm    Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm 
Cost: $350
VIRIDITAS STUDIO IN BOULDER, COLORADO

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Tapping connects my body to the earth in a profound and physically powerful way. It helps me stand my ground – and move in the world with more focus, direction and purpose. – David Sharp

Tapping is letting God speak through my feet. There are truths about God, about my Soul, that ONLY my feet can express through the sound and vibration of the tapping. – Jeannine Goode-Allen

This workshop shows how tap dancing can be a potent and useful tool to help you connect to your spiritual life in a powerful and deepening way… and it’s completely enjoyable! You will open creatively and be empowered to access the resources within you to live the challenges of life while retaining joy and humor.

This will be a personal and intimate journey, as we reveal how tap dancing has been an amazing source of happiness and healing in our lives. We will show you how the myriad of human emotions can all be expressed through tap dance and how to use it to transform pain into joy and joy into fits of laughter! No previous tap dancing experience is necessary.

With basic tap steps as our language, we will journey into our hearts, souls, and minds to see what is there to be talked about; to be stomped and stepped, tapped and touched…acknowledged and even transformed! We will sing and shout with our feet. We will become a joyous toe-tapping, foot stomping community!! Oh yeah!

You will take with you the knowledge and experience that tap dance, as fun as it is, is much more than entertainment – and of how to include the earth beneath your feet as part of individual and communal spiritual practice.

Come and be part of this transformational and up-lifting experience!
Talk with Jeannine or David, or visit www.viriditasllc.com or www.powerforlifenow.com

Viriditas Newsletter, March

Dear Viriditas Community,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!      

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I have always enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day. As you all know I love the color green, but I’m also part Irish! This year I took it upon myself to learn a little bit more about St.Patrick. I found out he was not born in Ireland. When he was sixteen years old he was captured from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland where he worked for six years before escaping and returning to his family. Patrick had a vision a few years after returning home. It was:

“I saw a man coming, as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus, and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: “The Voice of the Irish”. As I began the letter, I imagined in that moment that I heard the voice of those very people who were near the wood of Foclut, which is beside the western sea – and they cried out, as with one voice: “We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.”

Patrick followed through on this vision and went to Ireland. Inspired by this knowledge, David and I created our March, Tap Into Transformation event around the theme, “St. Patrick’s Day Visions.”

We asked our participants to tune into their own visions, dreams, longings and desires and to tap dance them to the music of Riverdance. The men were wearing green top hats and the women wore shamrock necklaces. And yes! We served Irish Colcannon (winter veggie casserole), Dublin Coddle (Irish sausage, bacon, onion & potato hot pot), Irish Soda Bread, green Ginger Ale, and George Killian’s, Irish Red Beer.

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Speaking of “visions”, David and I are now ten days away from birthing one of our visions; the workshop, Tap Into Power For Life on March 21-23. As this weekend draws near we are especially excited about the special performance we are sharing with people on Friday night, March 21st. If you can’t attend the entire weekend you may attend only on Friday night to experience our performance “Tap Into Love.” In this performance David and I are going to share each of our individual journeys with tap dancing, and show how our individual paths are now being woven together. Dinner will be served, and there will also be group tap dancing. The evening starts at 6 pm, and we’ll go until 9 pm. The cost is $25 (free for those who register for the entire workshop.)  Click here to learn more & register.

The latest tap adventure that David and I have been part of is Colorado Public Radio’s newest project, Radio Dances. Click here to listen to the recording of our dance, Heaven & Earth.

CPR liked our dance so much that they invited us to return to their studios so they could film us. We were also one of six groups that were invited to perform our radio dance at the gala opening of the CPR Arts Bureau. To read our interview and watch the video of our dance, click here.

One of the biggest surprises in the journey with CPR was to discover that Chloe Veltman, the creator of Radio Dances, knows all about St. Hildegard of Bingen! When I told her about my work with St. Hildegard, Chloe exclaimed, “Oh, Hildy! Do you know I played the part of the Soul in St. Hildegard’s Ordo Virtutum?! Working with Chloe has been wonderful. Her creativity, laughter, and visions are inspiring.

St. Hildegard continues to move through my life. This month David and I had a visit with Pastor’s Wolfgang Stahlberg and his wife Liliana in the Viriditas Studio. We are planning a St. Hildegard week to be held at the Messiah Community Church in the fall. During our visit, David and I showed our new friends the St. Hildegard Exhibit as well as our dance Heaven & Earth. It was wonderful to spend a few hours with kindred souls and to begin to imagine the possibilities for our St. Hildegard event.

I continue my exploration of St. Hildegard’s foundation through the Yogic Mystery School. This month the practice included invoking Śiva. (more commonly known as Shiva.) Russill Paul teaches that Śiva is a spiritual consciousness. The sound Śiva means blessing, the one who favors us. Śiva also epitomizes the power of yoga through detachment and spiritual practice, which is the rejection of all that is not of spirit. Lastly, śiva represents wildness, which, when tempered over time, through yoga, moves into the expression of pure consciousness.

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And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for……our African song from last month was from South Africa and was performed by the Soveto Gospel Choir! The song Asimbonanga is a tribute to Nelson Mandela. Here are some of the lyrics:

Asimbonanga (We have not seen him)
Asimbonang’ uMandela thina (We have not seen Mandela)
Laph’ ekhona (at the place where he is kept)

Here is the next piece of music to listen to. Check out this beautiful woman and her amazing voice. Where is she from? Click here to listen.

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I now close with this Irish blessing:

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

 

 

Tap Into Transformation, March

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY VISIONS
TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION
At the Viriditas Studio 4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65,
Boulder, CO 80304
March 7, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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Vision in the light of St. Patrick’s Day
is the theme for our
March
Tap Into Transformation!

Vision
Divine painting; Seeing your call
Like a lightning bolt from God showing the way.

Did you know that St. Patrick had a vision? Did you know that St. Patrick was not Irish? Did you know that St. Patrick was a slave? Come and find out more about St. Patrick and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a new way with us. Yes, we want you to wear green? Yes, we will have Irish food and drink. However, this year we are going to invite you to tap-dance your visions to the beat of Irish music.

Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty gratitude and more.

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity In Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

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Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to share and honor your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones!  We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to praise, complain, thank and bless. We will create rhythms, poetry, and prayers with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com
$15.00 admission $10.00 students

No experience necessary and we provide the tap
shoes!  We provide a healthy and tasty meal at the
intermission.

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!