My passion is and has always been music and dance, I feel so much freedom and fun when I can move to music. I have become mindful through dancing and Ageless Grace on how to really listen and nourish my body. So I can enjoy the movement and move in a way that feels good for me, whilst focusing on using all five areas of my brain.
I was drawn to Ageless Grace particularly as my mother got older and developed dementia. She still loved to move and sing to the music, she felt secure and able to move more freely whilst seated. I found the best way I was able to bring joy and communicate with her was through music and movement through songs that she remembered. This brought both of us closer together and for this I will always be grateful.
I also found for myself this year, I became used to bringing joy into my life through dance, nourishing my body and challenging my brain. However I also enjoyed having that connection and friendship with others. Unlike when I had an accident and hurt my back, I was unable to do it standing up and felt lost and lonely.
So, I decided I would sit on a chair in the classes I was doing. Still socialising with my friends, but more than ever listening to my body and how it needed to move in a gentle way so that I could heal in my own body’s way and time. Some days I could only do half the class but I was still getting all the benefits.
This led me to become an Ageless Grace educator, as I wanted to bring all the benefits to others who are not in a position to stand for numerous reasons and yet still be able to move their body and brain whilst having fun socialising with their friends.
I am more passionate than ever to be able to bring these wonderful, simple, playful exercises to those people who also want to still move to music but are not able to stand to do exercise.