The VIBRANCE Acronym
The VIBRANCE acronym is the central axis of values and practices which anchors our retreats and courses. This multi-cultural and transdisciplinary approach to wellness fuels a dynamic experience where transformation and integration are supported.
THE FOUR PILLARS OF VIBRANCE
“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe.”
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
All that exists in the cosmos, including human beings, consist of sound vibration. Vibrance Sound offers an empowering approach to experiencing sound focusing on the co-creation of voice activation, toning, chanting and movement meditation while fine-tuning your authentic voice. Your vibration is unique and becoming intimate with the powerful practices of sound will guide you into deeper alignment, reconnection to your true essence, mental clarity and inner peace.
“Movement is not something we do, it’s what we are.”
- Emilie Conrad
Even as we rest and sleep, our 8 fluid bodies are moving, our cardio respiratory system is moving; without movement, we shrivel and die. The Vibrance Collective focuses on both physical and metaphysical movement. We move to the 5 elements, we move our 8 chakras, we move our meridians. We dance, prance, play and pray on the grass, the dance floor, in the living room, around the kitchen. We spin and twirl, fall down in the grass, get up and do it again. The dance floor becomes our dojo - the place where we practice skills for creatively moving through life, coming into and out of relationship and contact with others, and sourcing from and with the collective. We become poetry in motion and active our potential as creative movers dancing with life.
Touch: A fundamental human need; indeed a need for all living and breathing beings, is touching and being touched. Sharing caring, Presence-filled touch releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone.
Perhaps, during the Pandemic closures, you, like me, experienced ‘touch deprivation’.
We have good news for you: The Vibrance Collective offers a variety of programs focusing on touch. Vibrance Touch Retreats are for Everybody... family members, partners, spouses and friends. We also offer professional bodywork trainings in Touching Essence™ and Esalen®Massage & Bodywork as well as continuing education for the same.
Please visit www.movingventures.org for more information on professional trainings with Ellen Watson.
Serve and Thrive
I slept and dreamt that live was Joy
I awoke and realized that life was Service.
I acted, and behold, Service is Joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore
At the core of all religions and spiritual practices is Service or Seva. What, where, how, when, and who do we serve? We serve our families, our partners, our communities, our country.
The Vibrance Collective’s service projects have included vocational education for minimum wage earning women and men in Indonesia. Scores of young people have trained with us and been placed in sustainable jobs both on the island of Bali and internationally. And this year we partnered with Yoga Gives Back to raise funds for COVID relief in India.
Our service projects are growing as we grow but no matter where we go we are committed to regreening Planet Earth and practicing the R’s: Rethink, Reduce, Refuse, ReUse, Return, Repurpose, Recycle. We will be launching our R & R: Resilience & Reciprocity retreats next year which will focus on these sustainable practices both in the body and our surrounding environments.
Believe in yourself and all that you do.
There are things you’ll create that could only come from you.
The way you see the world might be your source of inspiration
But the way you interact with it makes you part of the creation.
-Ms. MoemI'm ready to Create!