Wild Souls Authentic Movement

Renee is deeply skilled at holding a safe, nourishing and transformative space for women.  Her Wild Souls dance classes are more like mini-retreats infused with poetry, movement, community, mindfulness, and expression on many levels from the opening circle all the way to the closing. I benefit immensely from these because through this safe space and wise guidance, I can connect with myself, my body and other women. I always walk away feeling more clear, inspired, energized, and spiritually cleansed. ~ Kate T. Read more testimonials. 

Join us! Every Sunday, 9:30-11 a.m. for Wild Souls Authentic Movement. Come get unstuck, meet like-minded women and access your innate joy!

Details: Wild Souls Authentic Movement facilitated by Renee Trudeau (I’ve been enjoying conscious movement for 30 + years– including all forms of yoga, qi gong, Path of Azul, Prana Shakti Dance, NIA, 5 Rhythms, Journey Dance, Ecstatic Dance, Let Your Yoga Dance, Bliss Dance, Quoya and more!). Every class is different!

When: Sundays mornings 9:30-11 a.m. (please arrive 10 minutes early); Next class: June 23rd.

Where: Dunn’s Rock Community Center, 461 Connestee Rd., just a few miles from downtown– a great 1000 s.f. space with beautiful 100 year-old wood floors (your feet will love it!)

Cost:  $20-25 (sliding fee)/class cash or PayPal https://paypal.me/ReneeTrudeau) or Venmo (@ReneePTrudeau). Money is going towards covering our community center rent, materials and new sound system. Please pay me the same day as class so we don’t forget! 

Who can attend: any women who feel called to join us; invite friends of all ages (I love an intergenerational experience). You’re encouraged to “listen to your body.”

RSVP: no need, just show up. No prior experience needed. We love that women from their 20s to 80s join us!

What We Do:  

Come as you are. Join us in a supportive, relaxed, welcoming environment for an expressive movement class designed to help you stretch and flow, release and get unstuck, enjoy cardio movement, boost immune health, dissolve anxiety/stress and celebrate community, sisterhood, connection and fun! Most importantly your body is boss. Everything is optional. You can move wildly or stretch on your mat the whole time.  It’s most important for you to honor your body/heart/soul in this movement practice. Every Sunday will be completely different. We always incorporate connection, laughter, qi gong/energy medicine, releasing movement, rest/integration and often song!

Looking for something like Wild Souls Movement in your area? Google: Quoya, Five Rhythms, NIA dance, Journey Dance, Ecstatic Dance, Let Your Yoga Dance, Path of Azul, Bliss Dance and ask your local yoga studio.  There are many amazing dance forms out there that follow this “inside out” approach to therapeutic movement.

Bring:  yoga mat/water bottle/journal and pen.

Email renee@reneetrudeau.com with questions or to be added to the Brevard-area events list and visit www.ReneeTrudeau.com/WildSouls to see WNC area events.

All events ~ Check out the Renee Trudeau & Associates events calendar to see all upcoming events!

Research on how dancing affects us:

Why Don’t We Dance More? | New York Times, 2023

Why Dance Makes Brains Better | Spirituality+Health, 2023

9 Ways Dancing Is Good for Your Health | Everyday Health, 2022

The Health Benefits of Dancing, According to Experts | Oprah Daily, 2022

Shall We Dance? Recreational Dance, Well-Being and Productivity Performance During COVID-19: A Three-Country Study | PMC, 2022

The Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Dance and its Effects on Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review | Fronties, 2022

‘Free Moving’ Dance has Healing Benefits for Mental Health | UCLA Health, 2021

Conscious Dance: Perceived Benefits and Psychological Well-Being of Participants | Science Direct, 2021

In new book ‘Dancing Is the Best Medicine,’ two neuroscientists examine why dance is good for heart, brain and soul | The Washington Post, 2021

Dancing Is Great for Your Mind and Body | Time, 2018

Dancing Participation and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality | American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2016

Dancing and the Brain | Harvard Medical School, 2015

Dancing Makes You Smarter | Stanford, 2010

Your Guide

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally-recognized transformational coach/teacher and catalyst. She is passionate about the healing power of nature (the ultimate anti-depressant) and has lived in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of CA, the rolling Texas Hill Country and the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, where she now resides full-time. An entrepreneur/creative visionary for the last 30 years, Renee is founder/president of Renee Trudeau & Associates (RTA) and she’s author of the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life and Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life and two other titles. On the faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity and Esalen Institute, she has certified hundreds of RTA-Facilitators in more than 10 countries to facilitate Personal Renewal Groups/retreats for women based on her award-winning self-care curriculum. Passionate about supporting men and women in coming into balance through practicing the art/science of self-care, Renée has been creating/leading transformational, nature-based events for 25 years and has been featured in the New York Times, Spirituality & Health, US News & World Report, AARP, Parenting and more. A recent graduate of the Wisdom Heart Mystery School, she’s thrilled be launching her latest offering: Wild Souls Nature Adventures.  (Learn more about Renee’s professional background and training.)

Schedule Renee to facilitate a custom nature-inspired experience for your friends/family or organization:

  • Contact us at wildsouls@reneetrudeau.com to explore having Renée create/facilitate a private retreat for your organization or group.
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