Wellness

NWI Conference Notes – Deborah Kern

My notes from the National Wellness Institute Conference in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 14-19, 2007.

July 18, 2007

The Art of Exotic Dancing for Everyday Women

Deborah Kern, PhD
Health Scientist, Speaker, Author

July 18, 2007

The Art of Exotic Dancing for Everyday Women

Deborah Kern, PhD
Health Scientist, Speaker, Author

Points of influence
Sister Marcus Allen – WomanSpirit Rising Retreats
Robert Koeck
Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas
Emilie Conrad – Continuum
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Paula Reeves

Robert Koeck
– Epoch I “The Childhood of our Evolutionary Journey”
– 35,000 – 10,000 years ago
– Unity
– Soul-level values part of human life
– Animal connection

Childhood of the body
Connection with and awe of nature and animals

– Epoch II “Adolescence of our Evolutionary Journey”
– 10,000 years ago to present
– Focus on mental development, ego
– Agriculture, horticulture, and animal husbandry
– Selfish Anthropocentrism – dominance using violence
– Values of patriarchy – ‘his-story’
– Perpetual improvement, achievement, and acquisition

Adolescent body
Separation of mind, body, spirit

– Epoch III “Adulthood and Spiritual Maturity” – unless we commit adolescent suicide first…
– Reconnection with nature
– Patriarchal systems much change or die
– Partnership model

Adulthood and spiritually mature body
Reconnection

The art of exotic dancing for everyday women
Movement, body, comfortable in your own skin, curves, rhythm, hands, hip rolls

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