A Discussion and Dance Workshop
Sunday July 18
Facilitated Discussion 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Guided Freestyle Dance 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$15 per person, limit 15 attendees.
MuDo Integrated Martial Arts Center
1624 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Join Anna Tostrup Worsley, visiting from Sweden, and DANCEformation™ and Dancing with Pain® methods founder Loolwa Khazzoom, for an hour-long conversation about the healing powers of dance, followed by an hour-long guided freestyle dance session that is safe for people with all levels of ability/disability.
After a bus accident leaving Anna with a broken back and paralyzed leg in her 20s, she discovered that by organically dancing the rest of her body to an inner rhythm, she could accomplish what no doctor was able to help her do: completely recover. To celebrate, Anna — who was told she would never walk again — went on a 400 mile hike in the mountains, and she now practices acro-yoga — combining acrobatics and yoga. In addition, Anna has since written two books based on her story, and she writes a blog called “365 Days of Pain-Free Living.”
After a hit-and-run, head-on car collision, followed by medical negligence, Loolwa lived with chronic and debilitating pain throughout her body. Barely able to walk two blocks, she had a mystical experience leading her to discover that by dancing the parts of her body that were free from pain, she could spontaneously transform and, over time, heal the parts of her body that were in pain. Loolwa went on to teach this unique dance method to others and discovered that it had a 96% efficacy rate in reducing or eliminating pain. She has since teamed up with mind-body medicine pioneer, Martin Rossman, MD, LAc, who is serving as the medical supervisor for upcoming clinical trials.