Whether you are totally new to tango or a more experienced dancer, my tango therapy offers a space to reflect on all of the tango-life connections you find through dance and connect those insights with coaching on your life, relationships, and career. Tango is never just tango. It’s also a metaphor and a mirror. We use tango as way for you to look at the rest of your life.
My tango therapy draws on my years as a coach and years of studying psicotango.
–Reflect on Partnership + Connection. Tango is the most intimate parter dance. Tango teaches you that you need to be centered in yourself and in your own axis of balance while you are also centered in your shared weight with your partner. These kinds of reflections through your body can stimulate a lot of reflection on your experience in relationships–and what contributes to make the healthy love relationship you want.
–Gain self-awareness about your posture and how you show up in a relationship with another person. Tango is a very effective mirror that teaches you many things about yourself that you might not realize otherwise, and when you get these reflections of yourself through learning tango you can use those insights to reflect on how you show up in all your relationships–and how you want to show up
–If you have been uncomfortable with hugs, touch and/or sexuality, or missing it in your life, tango is a way to step back into this experience of physical intimacy. The Argentine tango hug gives you the chance to practice being at choice in relationships–to set boundaries, say yes and say no, while also being present for the experience of being in a hug. It’s also a nonsexual way to experience sensuality and to practice sensuality with a partner.
–Tango is a big theater where you get to play with your femininity or masculinity in a safe environment. You can play with the identity of inner sex kitten or tango goddess that might be hard to do at home with the people who know you. It can help you a lot as you venture out in the world of dating.
–Learning tango will make you more confident. Ultimately tango is about attitude. It is drama. And proud drama. There is nothing slouchy about tango. Learning to walk proud in the tango posture in a way that can influence your body posture in the rest of your life, when you’re giving a presentation, going on a job interview, or going on a date.
–Learn to hold eye contact to invite someone to dance in a way that can help you with dating. Holding eye contact is a basic flirting skill. Online dating is designed to avoid all of this need for eye contact. Learning to hold eye contact opens up possibilities for flirting and meeting people out in the real world in everyday life. You may find yourself flirting and meeting more people.