What is Mandala Dance?

Mandala dance is a deep practice of working with energy, body and consciousness, which combines in its structure dance movements, breath and attention skills. The practice returns into conscious presence in the body and connection with sacred organs, rooting into the earth; restores harmonious manifestation of the female and male nature, the natural rhythms and cycles inherent into primordial state. It brings back to a practitioner their natural state and sound. It also connects with the wisdom, instincts and knowledge of the nature, with our truth and our soul. Mandala dance is the process of energies alignment at all levels, it is the healing of the body and soul, it is a reunion with all female and male manifestations. Through the Mandala dance there happens a harmonization of internal and external parts of ourselves at the level of body and consciousness. Through the sacred geometry of the dance we harmonize left and right parts of the body, respectively male and female energies, the bottom and the top; we connect the separated parts – all centers in our body and channels, all states at the level of the body, consciousness and energy. There is also a harmonization of the five elements from which the universe is made – space, air, earth, fire, water. The balance of all states is built both internally and externally. The dance is built in accordance with the geometric principle of the mandala and in its sacred structure keeps a center, outer form and internal substance. The outer form is the dance movements expressed through eights, circles, spirals and waves. They pass through the internal structure of the body – the seven main life centers and the channels that connect them. The basic form is the figure of eight, the sign of infinity, which unites all the elements, directions, qualities and builds a balance of our energy in the body. Spirals and waves give the vector to energy and the circles unite all the sacred patterns of the dance. We build our inner axis through which all these movements are made, the axis directs us to the connection with the Earth and the Sky and harmonizes the male and female principle in the body and consciousness. During the practice we breathe in a certain way, consciously controlling the rhythm of breath and attention, helping our body to release blocks, releasing negative experiences and healing the memory of the soul. We visualize the movement of rainbow light, harmonizing the movement of prana through the channels and restoring the energy field of our body in accordance with its original sacred structure. We unite with the quality of conscious presence, returning ourselves into love and harmonious state of the Whole with the Universe. Through the harmonization of ourselves we harmonize all aspects of our life – relationships in the family, society, the space around us. Mandala dance is a practice for both women and men. There are two lineages of transmission – female and male, they differ in a form according to the structure of male and female bodies and energy channels.   There are three basic levels that exist in Mandala:   The 1st level is our bodies' Mandala. If you look from above at our centers' structure you can see the complex Mandala figure composed of outlines of chakras. On this level we deeply connect with our body and breath. It is a process of coordination, finding a balance within, harmonizing energy. We don’t dance yet, we make a basic movement, reminding ourselves through movement, breathing, bringing attention to every part of the body. The 2nd level is a middle Mandala when we stand in the Women's Circle. If you look from above, you can see its constantly-changing figure through the dance. We synchronize with our movements and breath in one wave, integrating all energies in One, creating the beauty of the dance. In circle of femininity we exchange our capacities and wisdom. The 3rd level is a Mandala of the universe. We connect with the energy fields of the Earth and sky and four directions. We dance in a few circles and each circle creates unique pattern of the dance. We move together in multi-level dance.      

About Maya and Mandala structure

  Maya – master of sacred knowledge about human nature, creator of Mandala dance. She is holding various workshops for men and women, which open their primordial nature and integrate all experiences and qualities of life.   Maya has been giving transmission of Mandala dance since 2009. During these years she has created a system of integrative workshops and thousands of women has participated in them. For those who are ready to be instructor of Mandala dance, there are some basic and training workshops, such as like Birth, Blossoming, Maturity, 1,2,3th level of Mandala dance. Instructors hold regular classes in 30 cities in Russia, as well as in Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, India, France etc. Mandala dance becomes more and more popular, and women come from many countries, like France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, India, Thailand, Singapore, Bali.   All workshops help to give healing for the soul and body, feel the deepest truth of who you are, remember and connect with Infinite Creativity. Basic workshops are given by Maya with her soul sister and co-creator Tanhit. Maya started practicing and travelling all over the world at the age of 18, studying with many well-known masters, Osho-group leaders, Buddhist teachers, tantric masters Surabi, Punit. Maya has spent 14 years with sufi master Zahira. Her fundamental master is dzogchen teacher Namkai Norbu. Maya has spent many years practicing different therapeutic work, energy healing, reiki, massage. She has studied various dance traditions, such as contact improvisation, jazz- modern, tango, flamenco, for 6 years and constantly has visited international festivals.