Inner Dance

Difficult to describe as it’s more of an energetic experience and emotional release, this spiritual healing modality is rooted in ancient Filipino babaylan (shamanic)   tradition, today namely, Inner Dance.  The Inner Dance is a transformative self-awakening process that organically leads anyone to surrender towards their most authentic and highest self.  Through the use of music and movement the participant will journey through the 5 brain wave stages through Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma. This is a facilitated session where participants are assisted to enter a deep meditative state to enable them to release trapped emotions which no longer serve them in their lives. It slowly reveals our deeper core principles and the activation of our Birth Vision – our primary reason for existing on the planet to begin with.

Bringing this process to the forefront is Pi Villaraza. While living as a hermit for two years on coconuts and bananas he chanced upon this powerful energy which has the power to catapult people into the world of heightened awareness, restoring balance and wholeness. He shares that:  “In Inner Dance, a person begins by accessing an inner source that when it builds up, creates tremendous energetic movement within the physical and emotional body.  From the perspective of Kundalini, this build-up starts from the lower three chakras, which open as the upper three also start descending, with both movements meeting at the heart chakra.The basic difference of the Inner Dance from dance in general is the source of the movement.  Dance is usually something coordinated by the brain which tells the body to move.  The Inner Dance is an automatic and spontaneous movement of the self that actually catches the ego and the conscious mind by surprise.  If the person is not in awe of their body suddenly moving with a careful ecstatic grace that they have not felt before, then they have not yet accessed the Inner Dance and will know that they have more inner work and detaching to do in the outer reality.The most common occurrence that exactly differentiates Inner Dance with other movements are crackling sounds and sensations a person finds once they access the Inner altered state of the divine flow. The release of blockages takes the form of crying, seeing colours and images, heavy breathing, perspiration, screaming, laughing, uttering words and in most cases, a powerful involuntary movement. This is followed by an altered state of awareness similar to what people feel in deep meditation, alpha state or high adrenaline. Inner Dance is the moment when the mind and body finds awe in suddenly moving to the rhythms of the soul (Pi Villaraza, 2009)”.

Jordan would love to share her training from Pi Villaraza, during the Inner Dance Energy School sessions, which were held at Bahay Kalipay in Palawan, Philippines. She is available to facilitate Inner Dance sessions one on one, or in groups, anywhere that music can be played loudly.Please contact her directly at

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The following video, shared by Amara Samati, shows us how she leads the Inner Dance process in Bali.

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