Movement Medicine for Social Change

Movement is Medicine deserved by all people.
All dance classes are offered on a communally supported sliding scale and nobody is turned away for lack of funds. If listed price is prohibitive, drop me a note and we’ll find what works.
If you’d like to contribute to the Movement Medicine fund CLICK HERE, or when registering for classes you’ll find an “ADD ON” option to support this mutual aid fund.

Your generosity helps create access for others, and supports
the following awesome initiatives in 2022:

Wabanaki Alliance

Unified Asian Communities

Black P.O.W.E.R. Maine

Hamana Arts Center

Hamana Arts Center is Namory Keita’s project under construction in the Hamana region of Guinea. A place for study and preservation of Guinea’s traditional music, dance, arts, culture.


At Embody the Rhythm we contribute in solidarity:

  • To honor the legacy, culture and people of Guinea, from which the music and dances in our classes originate.

  • To honor the legacy and culture of the Indigenous people’s of Maine, who’s ancestral land we are standing/dancing/drumming on.

  • To honor all Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQIA human family members who continue to struggle for the same respect, safety and opportunity that many of us take for granted in this country and beyond.

  • To cultivate the healing energy we generate on the dance floor and send it beyond ourselves into the world; contribute to much-needed healing between people within our human family; affirm the healing power of Love.

Organizations we’ve contributed to in recent years:

Black Girl in Maine Media, Wabanaki REACH, Embodied Equity Consulting, For Us By Us, Families Belong Together, Nibizun, Allies Presente!, Maine Trans Net

A few resources for challenging systemic racism and dismantling white supremacy: (there are many, many more) 

How to Be Anti-Racist: A Social Workers Perspective
Dismantling Racism
Community Change Inc
Compass Point
American Friends Service Committee



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