Mission of Embodied Dance
Our mission is to support and empower one another in cultivating joy, presence, and connectedness through dance, movement, and mindfulness practices. We offer weekly classes, tailored workshops, dance socials, individualized sessions, weekend events, festivals, and retreats. It is our goal to help build and strengthen communities and relationships, foster improved body and emotional awareness, nurture healthy communication, cultural awareness and empathy, and encourage self-expression, happiness, and compassion.
What We Offer
*Individual, partner, and group instruction for all ages in a wide variety of social dance styles
*Group movement and mindfulness classes for kids, teens, and adults in Rhythm & Relaxation, Deepening Mindfulness & Compassion, and Meditation
*Individualized dance and movement sessions for couples
*Corporate partner dance instruction, movement, mindfulness and relaxation classes
*Wedding dance choreography
*Mindfulness training and embodied movement for athletes
*Embodied Youth movement, dance, cultural awareness, and mindfulness practices empowering
children and teenagers through school curricula and community classes & events
*Embodied Youth teacher and staff training and workshops in mindfulness practices and curricula and support in school-wide implementation
*Wellness, dance, and mindfulness festival and retreat experiences
Founder & Director, Rachel Meth
Rachel is a dedicated and passionate educator and dancer as well as the founder and director of Embodied Dance, Embodied Youth and Embodied Life LLC. Her deep passion is to empower others and build community, as well as to inspire an embodied and compassionate life through dance, movement, and mindfulness practices. Her enthusiasm for teaching has inspired both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education, and she has been working with school-aged children and adolescents for over 18 years. She holds secondary teaching certificates in five different states in addition to certificates and training in Spirituality, Health, and Healing; Reiki; Mindfulness Fundamentals; The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training; Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents, and Multi-Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness.
Rachel has also studied and immersed herself in a wide variety of social dance forms from various cultures. She believes that partner dancing is a perfect avenue through which we can build empathy as well as explore, cultivate and heal our relationship with ourselves, others, and our communities. Rachel enjoys weaving her practices of meditation, mindfulness, and energy work into her dance teaching, and believes that the lessons we take away from the dance floor can help us evolve and transform as human and spiritual beings.
Over the years, Rachel has been dedicated to traveling, training, teaching, and organizing local and destination events to bring people, schools, and communities together through social dance, mindful movement, healing and empowerment work, and meditative practices. Additionally she greatly enjoys collaborating with budding Zouk communities to assist them in cultivating vibrant Zouk scenes, as teaching and dancing Brazilian Zouk is Rachel's greatest dance passion.
Although Rachel considers many communities her home, she resides between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Hawaii. She currently teaches and organizes dance, movement, and mindfulness classes, events, retreats, and festivals for children, teens, and adults of all ages to support them in creating a more joyful, empowered, compassionate, and embodied life experience.