CHAKRADANCE™ is a well-being movement practice. It uses spontaneous dance, to specific chakra-resonant music, for the purpose of healing and re-tuning your whole energy system.

The purpose of Chakradance is simple, if ambitious: to help you to more fully embody your soul.

At the heart of Chakradance is the music. For all of us, the seven major chakras are the energetic gateways through which body, mind and spirit come together, literally embodying the soul.

In Chakradance classes and courses, each of these seven chakras has its own unique body of wonderfully danceable music, resonating to its own specific vibrational frequencies.

On one level, Chakradance can be experienced as a joyful affirmation of who you truly are. Using spontaneous dance, creativity and your imagination, it leads to an awakening, a discovery of your true self.

But at a deeper level, Chakradance is also about healing and balance. By surrendering to the music of each chakra, we dance from the inside out and find ourselves awakening and healing ancient hurts; expressing – often for the first time – long-blocked emotions; and opening ourselves up to levels of spiritual connection higher than we ever thought possible.

This is what we mean when we describe Chakradance™ as “rhythm for your soul”.

Think of it as a 'dynamic moving meditation to music'... or as 'the musical sister of yoga' (without the set-piece poses or asanas).

There is no right or wrong way to move your body. It’s a journey of self-discovery. Each chakra is explored through specific music, guided imagery and your own free, improvised dance, done in a candle-lit space with your eyes softly closed. This begins to activate inner experiences.

It’s almost like entering into a waking dream. You may see images in your mind’s eye while you are dancing or gain insights. You may also experience feelings, emotions or physical sensations. Most classes conclude with participants creating a personal mandala artwork, to help 'anchor' their experience and for their own personal use in reflecting on the class in the following days.

Chakradance puts you in touch with the sacred within yourself. It helps you re-connect with your own soul, unique and beautiful. Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different worlds, seven different facets of your whole self, each with their own lessons, meanings and stories. As a practice, it helps you to feel more balanced, more joyful, and to radiate your own true colors out into the world.

Dance as a spiritual discipline is an ancient practice that’s been explored by many cultures throughout the ages. CHAKRADANCE, a new healing dance practice, takes this tradition into the 21st century. There are no set steps and you dance as if no one is watching, to modern dance music in a sacred space. Creator, Natalie Southgate, describes it as ”dreaming with your feet”, and explains the experience and how it’s good for your soul...

"In recent years there has been an explosion of new age practices, many of which draw roots from ancient philosophies. One can find varying types of meditation, psychic development, spiritual development, and channelling, guide and angel workshops, to name but a few. The aim of many of these practices is to raise consciousness, connect with the spiritual world, and transcend the physical. Having personally explored many of these practices, I have achieved great rewards, and in the process have experienced a reality that often appears to be of 'another world'. My struggle, in hindsight, has been in bringing this 'other world' back in to the physical aspect of my self. I felt the time had come to embody some of these remarkable experiences.

Reflecting back on my life, the times when I have felt most alive and in touch with my 'true self' are the times when I have been moving my body, through dance. Not the times when my childhood dancing teacher was instructing me to move my body this way or that, but the times when I really let go, let the music enter my body and 'moved' in an authentic way. Donald Winnicott, a renowned psychoanalyst, describes the ‘true self’ as being the source of all spontaneity and creativity and it was this self that was calling for my attention.

Marian Woodman, a Jungian Analyst and Author, says, "matter without spirit is a corpse, spirit without matter is a ghost". I believe that when matter and spirit move together in a rhythmic dance, the experience is one of feeling truly alive. This merging of matter and spirit allows one to embody consciousness, embody spirit, and manifest some of the 'other worldliness' in a physical and concrete way.

In order to embody consciousness, we need a map to discover what it is exactly that we are trying to embody, and how. The map that I have been drawn to work with is the map of the chakra system; an ancient Indian yoga system discovered over 4000 years ago.

The chakra system contains within it seven major chakras, each acting as an energetic gateway allowing universal energy to flow in and out of our systems. Each chakra corresponds with particular body organs and reflects an aspect of consciousness on an emotional, psychological and spiritual level. Each chakra also has its own vibrational frequency as well as an attributed element, archetype, animal, planet etc. These can all be used as pathways into the chakras enabling us to connect more deeply with the energies existing within each one.

There are countless books and texts detailing the chakras, but it became my aim to take the basic map and connect with the chakras in a physical way, thereby experiencing the various aspects of consciousness reflected in each chakra, in the body. I wanted to bring the sacredness of ancient philosophies into a modern culture that appears to be crying out for healing of body, mind and spirit. This was the birth of CHAKRADANCE, a healing dance practice that uses specific music and spontaneous dance to balance the chakras.

CHAKRADANCE music is modern-world-music, which has been created with the intention of using sound as a healing force. Music has incredible therapeutic powers and is considered to be the oldest form of healing. In many ancient cultures music was both composed and performed with the intention of promoting physical health, freeing emotions, entering into altered states of consciousness, and ultimately, of healing the soul. Music was considered sacred and magical. Long before psychotherapy existed, music played the role of healer, doctor and therapist.

Music plays a major role in balancing the chakras. Musical vibrations can be tuned to the seven chakras, each of which has its own vibrational frequency. In CHAKRADANCE, we have woven the ancient techniques with the advanced technology available today. The pure tones of crystal bowls pulse throughout the music and release a vibrational sound field that is an essential ingredient of each dance.

The desire to dance is deeply ingrained in the human psyche. As a healing art form, dance can be traced back thousands of years. In ancient cultures dance was used in celebratory, ritualistic and spiritual ways. Primitive man danced the shifting of the seasons, the waxing and waning of the moon, and the transitional moments in life—birth, death and rites of passage. As a metaphor, dance symbolises the rhythm of the universe, divine ‘play’, the eternal dance of life. As one of the most evolved healing art forms, dance weaves together all aspects of human existence.

CHAKRADANCE is a healing dance practice. It's unique because it uses spontaneous dance for the purpose of healing. There's no right or wrong way to CHAKRADANCE. It’s a journey of self-discovery. Each chakra is explored through specific music, guided imagery and your own free, improvised dance, done with your eyes softly closed. This begins to activate inner experiences. It’s almost like entering into a waking dream. You may see images in your mind’s eye while you are dancing or gain insights. You may also experience feelings, emotions or physical sensations. Classes, comprised of a small group of people, are held in candle lit spaces. Although music and dance form the primary focus, sessions also include sensing, working with elements and colours, and short meditations.

CHAKRADANCE puts you in touch with the sacred, both within yourself and within the universe. It helps you connect with your soul. Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different worlds, each with their own lessons, meanings and stories. They are all uniquely yours, to explore and enjoy!"

The role of the chakra system is to help regulate the human energy field, commonly known as the aura. The aura is a dynamic, energetic matrix, which includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being.

Every human being has seven major chakras and each one influences an aspect of our lives. From our instincts, sexuality and personal power through to how we love, communicate, use our intuition and connect to our deepest source of spirituality.

When you discover the power and the energy that resides within you, it is like coming home. Chakradance is a form of nourishment for your true self, for your soul. Blending free-flowing movements with particular frequencies of sound, Chakradance will free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life. It's a practice of dynamic moving meditations.

In a darkened room, lit only by candle-light, we move to music created to resonate with the vibrations of each of our 7 major chakras. We dance with our eyes mainly closed, and our attention turned inwards, for unlike most other dance practices, Chakradance is about making a connection with our inner world – the world of our imagination, feelings, intuition and senses.

The experience is like a waking dream – we dance up forgotten parts of ourselves, and release the memories stored in our muscles. Our aches and pains reveal their stories and our hidden fears unmask themselves. The experiences are deeply personal and reflect our own nature and history, yet at the same time we tap into the collective heights and depths of human experience.

Drawing on the wisdom of Jungian Psychology, Chakradance is a dance for healing and self-discovery. Each dance gives rise to different insights and feelings… and we use the creation of personal ‘mandala art’ as a way of anchoring our experiences back into our conscious world.

Each dance leads us closer to the person we are truly meant to be.

Welcome to Chakradance. Come and explore. Have fun. Find meaning. Let go. Come and look deeper into each chakra, each part of you, and experience more within the dance that is uniquely yours.

Base Chakra

The first centre to explore on the Chakra map is the base chakra. The spontaneous movements that emerge while dancing the base chakra tend to draw inspiration from tribal dancing, as found in the indigenous cultures of Africa, Australia and North America. These tribal dances are linked to the issues of the base, including our roots, survival and grounding. In CHAKRADANCE, emphasised movements of the legs and feet connect us to the solid earth. Many envisage dancing around an ancient campfire, bringing the primitive tribal dance to life. These ancient cultures also had imitative dances, emulating the movements of animals. Again, we can draw inspiration from these roots and dance in an animal-like way. In this wild and raw animal dance, our innate instinctual self is reclaimed.

Sacral Chakra

The dance of the sacral chakra can be inspired by the feminine dances found in the Middle East, South America and Hawaii. Dances from these regions celebrated many of the qualities associated with the sacral chakra, including feelings, emotions and sexuality. This sacral dance can be slow and sensual, or flirtatious and erotic, with fluid movements of the hips and lower belly. Throughout this dance one transforms into a gypsy, a belly dancer, an ancient goddess, as we surrender to the serpentine movements of the feminine.

Solar Plexus Chakra

To dance the solar plexus chakra is to call on the warrior dances of ancient Greece, Morocco, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. These warrior dances were masculine, powerful, athletic and virile, as they rhythmically mimicked the art of the fight. In CHAKRADANCE, we enter this dance with dramatic movements, strong, purposeful and clearly defined. As the energy builds, movements can become more complex, even frenzied. Through this dynamic movement, the solar energy ignites, and our inner warrior emerges.

Heart Chakra

Dancing the heart chakra is being moved to dance with joy and compassion. In ancient Egypt dances using exaggerated arm movements would gently whirl participants into deep states of joyful harmony. Dancing the heart chakra mirrors this. Also reflected are dances from China, in which mimetic movements expressed the union of heaven and earth, symbolised balance—one of the chief operating qualities of the heart chakra,. In CHAKRADANCE, we draw inspiration from these dances, and move the arms to feel uplifted, light and free. Inspired by the ancient ones, we dance a soaring journey of love, compassion and joy.

Throat Chakra

The dance of the throat chakra can be inspired by many ancient dances, where the voice and dance were woven together. In Ancient Egypt, performers often danced while reciting poetry, while in Hawaii, chant and dance were combined to communicate the story. In Tibetan culture, mystical rituals performed by monks would combine chanting and sound, with delicate movements of the body. In CHAKRADANCE, we weave sound and movement to intensify self-expression and creativity.

Third Eye Chakra

At the third eye chakra, we can lift up into ecstatic and altered states of consciousness through trance dance. This practice is still common throughout the world, and existed in many of the ancient cultures of South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. There were numerous reasons, ritualistic and medicinal, for entering into trance. In CHAKRADANCE, trance dance is used to open the third eye chakra. Each dancer drifts into his or her own visual universe … images, colours, insights … the third eye has no boundaries.

Crown Chakra

The dance of the crown chakra is a devotional dance. Cultures from every continent have embraced some form of religious or spiritual dancing. In ancient Shamanic practice, dance was used to commune with the Spirits, whilst in Ancient Egypt there were certain ritual dances that were crucial to the successful outcome of religious rites. The Tantric Buddhists of Nepal have an ancient dance tradition known as Charya Nritya, a Sanskrit term meaning 'dance as a spiritual discipline'. In CHAKRADANCE we open the gateway to the soul through a meditative sacred dance. This is the most paradoxical of dances: it is the dance of stillness. Often there will be little physical movement visible to any observer. The dance is internal, for now it is the soul that dances, dancing with the gods.

Harmony and Balance

Dancing through the ancient chakra system awakens not only our bodies, but expands the mind, and calls out to the soul. The chakra system provides us with a model for integrating body, mind and spirit. This model encompasses the whole of human experience and provides an opportunity to find harmony and balance within our lives. Carl Jung, the pioneer of analytical psychology, was one of the first westerners to draw inspiration from this model in relation to his work on what he called the ‘individuation process’, meaning the journey towards wholeness.

The chakra system forms an energetic ladder that bridges our material world with our spiritual world. We can use this ladder as a way of reaching higher realms of consciousness, and as we climb back down, we are able to integrate new levels of awareness into our daily lives. Working with the chakras through dance connects us to the core of our physical beings. Once this connection is achieved, other less tangible experiences of the mind and spirit can be contained, embodied and finally integrated.

Experience the healing power of Chakradance in a small, safe group setting. I provide a sacred and nurturing space where you can surrender to your own experiences, become more in tune with your chakra system and use these dynamic moving meditations to activate your own inner healing.

Chakradance classes and workshops are usually held in a darkened room, lit only by candle-light. In this ‘sacred space’ we begin to transition from our outer, everyday life, into our rich inner, imaginative world. It is from here that our deep inner healing is activated.

In each Chakradance class or workshop, I will guide you into your own experience of each chakra using specific music, guided visualisations, mandala art-making and dynamic moving meditations.

Dancing the seven chakras is like dancing into seven different inner landscapes, each with its own lessons, meanings and stories. We explore our instincts, sexuality, and power, how we love and communicate, our intuition and our spirituality.

The process of Chakradance involves letting the movements emerge spontaneously as you surrender to the music of each chakra. It feels like entering into a waking dream. You may see images in your mind’s eye, recall memories or gain insights related to each chakra. You may also feel emotions or physical sensations. It’s a gentle unfolding, an awakening of who you really are.

Each class or workshop concludes with the creation of a mandala art piece, and group discussion and feedback.


7 Keys to Freedom - Intro Class
Class Length: 60 minutes

Based on the CD and DVD of the same name, “7 Keys to Freedom” is a wonderful Introduction to Chakradance, so you can get a feel for this practice before deciding to commit to a whole cycle in greater depth.


Freedom Cycle - 9 Week Cycle
Class Length: 60 minutes per class

The Freedom cycle is designed for both beginners and regular Chakradance participants. It begins with an introductory overview, and goes on to explore a different major chakra each week, before concluding with an integration class.

This cycle will gently awaken each of your seven chakras and help you to discover where your energy is flowing and also where you have blockages. Dancing through your chakra system regularly will release blocked energy and help you to feel more alive and energized. It will open you up to insights about your life, and bring balance and health to your whole system.


Awakening - 9 Week Cycle
Class Length: 90 minutes per class

Awakening follows the same structure as Freedom, but with different music, and a longer (1.5 hours) class-length. Like Freedom, it begins with an introductory overview, and goes on to explore a different major chakra each week, before concluding with an integration class.


Journeying Series

Workshop Length: 120 minutes per workshop

The Journeying Series consists of seven workshops, each offering a deeper experience of the 7 major chakras.

This series has been designed for participants who are ready for deep inner transformational work. Discover all the facets of who you are, gain clarity and insight, and reconnect with your true, authentic self. As your outer world shifts into alignment with your inner world, be open to discovering your true path and purpose.


Celebrating Workshops
Workshop Length: 180 minutes

Experience the dance of all 7 chakras in one celebratory workshop. Guided by music and imagery resonating to the chakras, be taken on a dynamic dance journey through your own energy centres.

There are two Celebrating Workshops (one running from Base to Crown, the other from Crown to Base). Each feels like a spiritual dance party. No judgment. Pure Freedom!


E-Course

Reboot Your Base Chakra and Feel More Energized and Alive - Facilitator held 10-day e-course

Can you imagine what your life would be like if you had more energy?  If you could be more fully present in your body?  If you could trust your instincts and listen to the wisdom your body holds? The key to all of this is the health and vibrancy of the Base Chakra. The first part of this offering is a FREE gift pack for the Base Chakra. The gift pack includes a guided meditation to help ground your energy, a dynamic moving meditation to help release anything you are holding in your body that you no longer need, an evaluation/quiz to better understand the location and current state of your Base Chakra, and a mini e-book packed full of information, techniques, tools, and lots of things you can do to work with your Base Chakra. If you feel called to go deeper, you will want to join the 10-day facilitated e-course. During our 10 days together we will work with a mantra of the Base Chakra, call in our shamanic power animal, and do additional grounding exercises to get more and more grounded. We will connect together in a private Facebook group throughout.

April 2022
Introduction to Chakradance

This is a one-hour class during which we will greet and dance with all 7 chakras. Classes are limited to 10 attendees. Class fee is $25 in advance, $35 at the door.

Register now, get the discounted entry fee of $25, and receive your FREE Chakra Health Check, created by the founder of Chakradance, Natalie Southgate. 

Location: Blue Mountain Yoga, 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite D, Port Angeles

Dates and times:
Wednesday April 27, 6:30pm-7:45pm - Register


May 2022
Introduction to Chakradance

This is a one-hour class during which we will greet and dance with all 7 chakras. Classes are limited to 10 attendees. Class fee is $25 in advance, $35 at the door.

Register now, get the discounted entry fee of $25, and receive your FREE Chakra Health Check, created by the founder of Chakradance, Natalie Southgate.

Location: Blue Mountain Yoga, 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite D, Port Angeles

Dates and times:

Sunday May 1, 2:00pm-3:15pm - Register 
Sunday May 8, 2:00pm-3:15pm - Register
Sunday May 15, 2:00pm-3:15pm - Register
Sunday May 22, 2:00pm-3:15pm - Register


9-Week Awakening Cycle

With the Awakening Cycle, we begin our true exploration of the Chakra system. This cycle will gently awaken each of your seven chakras and help you discover where your energy is flowing and where you have blockages. Dancing through your Chakras regularly will release blocked energy and help you feel more alive and energized. It will open you up to insights about your life and bring balance and health to your whole system.

This cycle is limited to 10 total participants.

Special Introductory Pricing: $360 (normally $450).

Location: Blue Mountain Yoga, 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite D, Port Angeles

Dates and times: Classes are Wednesdays 5/4, 5/11,5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Registration is for all 9 classes – Register

I went to Chakradance with no idea what it was.  I was in the middle of an Pandemic and it was a safe way to get out and do something new.  So I was in! Every dance opened something new in me, it was a journey where I grew in self-understanding and in seeing the bigger universe around me.  At first, it was more of a simple meditation, but each consecutive class broadened my ability to look out and look in.  During the last gathering, where we looked at all our mandala art spread around us, I was shocked to discover the interconnected journey of each of the dances.  The mandalas showed a clear narrative of my growth. Again I started with no idea what Chakradance was about, I'm not particularly spiritual.  But, I gained self-kindness and a glimpse of what it is to travel the universe. I absolutely recommend Lauren as a Chakradance Facilitator.  She puts so much love and attention into the sacred space she creates for each Chakra.  Drenched in the color and details of each Chakra makes it fun and sets you up for a new message.  She is a natural facilitator, she takes careful care of each of us as we open ourselves up in these Chakradances.  She created a safe place to let go and gentle guidance as we learned from what we experienced.  Pamela Schneider

I was so excited to take this course!. As a bodywork and energy healer any time I can explore ways to bring the body into balance, I'm ready to explore. Lauren created an extremely safe space - large room, each person having their own area to move, dark yet little candles everywhere, a beautiful alter expressing the Chakra we were exploring. The music really helped to move through the body. Lauren is gifted in her ability to guide the meditation, which is exactly what Chakradance is...a moving meditation. Finally, at the end we did some personal artwork which helped to integrate the work. This class was fun and spoke to all my senses. Its very dreamlike. Thank you Lauren! Molly Messmer LMT, Reiki Master Teacher

I took Chakradance because it was exactly what I’d been manifesting, a way to move without boundaries and for healing my body. After a life of chronic illness and a bad car crash, my intuition was telling me I needed to dance.  Intuitive dance was the perfect thing.  It was challenging for sure; I knew it would be after so long of restricted movement. But, in Chakradance, you do it at your own pace…if you can only lie down and move your feet and fingers, that’s perfect.  In class I surprised myself every week being able to dance, and led by the music, do movements my body wanted and needed to be happy and healthy.  I did so much more than I believed I was able to do and felt accomplished each time.  I’m an energy healer, and do a lot of healing on my chakras, so the chakra part was like dancing with old friends.  I was able to go deep in most of my chakras and explore parts I hadn’t explored before.  For me that was surprising and very worthwhile.  The integration meditations were perfect for the ending.  I was able to sit in gratitude to Creator and my body for the journey. I was able to complete and integrate all that I had learned about my chakra, my body, and my soul!! Each week I was so happy to have accomplished my goal and to have exceeded it.  A very positive experience.  Thank you, Lauren.  Your facilitation was supportive, encouraging and felt so very safe.  So grateful to you and Chakradance.  It was an incredible experience.  J. Streett