When I dance it is all very real, very vivid and very alive.  I dance to feed all that is wild and holy in this life.  For me it is a kind of ritual experience that connects me to a meaningful and deep side of life.  It is a way to maintain flexibility both in my body and in my perceptions.  It is a way of being in the world, of participating in and cultivating the relationship between inside universe and outside universe.  Of course we all face sickness, old age and death.  If we do not keep physically moving, then as we grow old our bodies calcify and bind up.  The energy that flows through our joints and organizes around our chakras begins to stagnate.  Dance is a way to playfully move through the different stages of our life.  In the same way a flowering plant moves through different stages from seed to bud to blossom and withering so do our bodies.  For me dance is this process of life and death, it is the journey from beginning to end and then beyond...  This, I believe, is the only real health there is and it is possible to dance through any stage of life.  You know, to be graceful, open, willing, present.  So my vocation is to dance through this life and help others along the way… 

 -Nathan

Bulletin:  Due to the strangeness of times the MESA workshop will not be happening this spring (2020).  However I am planning a workshop for September 2020 and will provide registration information when it is set.  With love ~ Nathan