about us

anneli & michael first received each other dancing and felt
that embrace in which two souls re-fuse to become one again

michael

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listens to prayers in the wind and hears music, looks into the window “pains” of the heart and feels rhythm, touches the world through movement and knows spirit. he invites you to collaborate as we co-create this journey together. michael reaches through dance rather than teaches to dance. he has been dancing since being pushed through the birth canal. after receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree from ucla he performed and choreographed in companies both nationally and internationally for 15 years. he met gabrielle roth early in 1994. later that year, at the request of gabrielle, he began teaching the 5rhythms. michael got his 5rhythms certification in 1998 and teacher certification in soul motion in 2001. he has been a 16 year student of continuum montage with susan harper and his teaching of the 5rhythms and soul motion has been greatly influenced by her mentoring. he is a certified esalen massage practitioner since 1995 and is passionate about the art of touch. michael met anneli ……..    and the world stopped. he is incurably and hopelessly in love and that constant smile on his face is the result of a heart that has been touched by an angel lightly draped in human skin. in october of 2011 they were blessed with the ultimate miracle; his name is jaylan kyan and he is the physical expression of their living love.  michael hates talking about himself in the third person and hopes to see you in person somewhere within the dance. michael is a senior faculty member of the soul motion™ school.

 

“michael inspires us with his passionate love of movement and his
amazing capacity for full bodied, soulful articulation. he is a teacher of
integrity who teaches with gentleness as he helps us awaken in our senses,
our bodies, and in our lives. ”    susan harper

 

anneli

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is living her dream of inspiring people to discover the forgotten language of their souls through the permission to embrace their sacredness and truth in movement. she believes that everyone can find their way back home into their true selves. she experienced the 5rhythms for the first time in 1998 and instantly knew that this was her life and her passion. since then the dance has been pierced into her heart and has been with her day and night. for anneli the dance is like a marriage with an overflow of unconditional and eternal love. it is her souls medicine. she decided to follow her passion and become a 5rhythms teacher and received gabrielle’s blessings to be a certified 5rhythms teacher waves level in april 2005. anneli is also a certified 5rhythms heartbeat level teacher, receiving this certification in 2010. she is an esalen trained massage practitioner since 2003 and loves the beauty of touch. anneli is born in the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights, a small country called sweden. anneli met the love of her life michael dancing and there was thunder and lightning and her soul knew that his soul was her home. she now lives truly madly deeply in love in los angeles. when anneli was 9 years old she knew that her highest purpose in this life and her most desired dream was to become a mother. in october 2011 after a beautiful, bountiful and blissful pregnancy anneli and michael were touched and blessed by their living miracle; jaylan kyan. “Nothing could have prepared
my heart to open like this.
I know my life had changed forever, distance will never be able to cut me off from this soul I now carry for nine months under my heart.Anneli is fortunate and excited to be an Open Floor teacher in training.

“anneli’s teaching is a sacred offering held with permission to embrace our
nature and personal truths. as anneli invites us to journey within a web of the divine,
she gently whispers a guiding call, for the remembering of ourselves and the
collective. ”    kirsten welles

 

sensations

the human body is filled with an amazing capacity to experience life. we can hear the nightingale’s song, taste the sweetness of the bee’s labour, feel the touch of a beloved’s caress, smell the colours of flowers being born and see ourselves if we dare to look.

 

dancing on the body

esalen massage and bodywork
michael and anneli are both certified esalen® massage practitioners and have developed and offer massage we call dancing on the body. dancing on the body™ is a massage which combines touch, healing and being moved. a combination of techniques and touch, movement and pause, initiating and responding. dancing on the body™ is a bridge that connects two beings through the mediums of listening, curiosity and an openness to all things sacred. nourishing and nurturing. it is a massage of being fluid, malleable and spontaneous; a dance of both anatomy and spirit from alpha to omega. a poetic conversation of flesh and bone. dancing on the body™ is non-invasive and feminine in its core. dancing on the body™ is an experience you may never forget, more than a “massage”. It is grounded and centered and rides on the wings of breath: yours and mine. you can also experience a double massage which we call four hands dancing.
double your sensations, double your pleasure. call us at (310) 839-3187 or email us for individual or tandem (four hands dancing) massage rates.

 

music moves us in ways that goes beyond our imaginations, deeper than our dreams and grounded in our own truth. if you are drooling to taste some of our music you can find them under music.

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