Rika Dru Dance - Ode to the Earth

Rika Lukac

Rika Lukac

Fertility Yoga & Dru Dance trainer

Rika Lukac was based at the Dru Centre in Wales for seven years until she moved to the Netherlands. While in Wales, she pioneered Dru Dance, designed the...

Ode to the Earth

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Duration: 
25 mins

Dru Dance is a beautiful fusion of yoga and dance. Often following a theme or energetic flow, these dances can bring a deeper sense of connection to your self and the world around you - and this Dru Dance does just that!

The Ode to the Earth has been specifically choreographed to help you to attune to the elements and the beauty of nature around us, it is flowing, graceful and powerful. Tune in to postures you know like the warrior and tree - with a difference... Bring in the mudras of the lotus and praying hands to bring focus and reverence to your practice. This class includes:
 

  • Flow-ins
    Flow-ins are activation movements to help you warm up and prepare for certain movements in the Dance.
  • Phrases of the Dance
    Break down the Dance and learn it in small sections. Link them together as you learn to anchor each phrase in turn.
  • Full Dance
    Enjoy the whole Dance as a flow. Once you've learnt it, why not practice this flow in your garden or out on your daily walk to tune in to the elements of nature and holding a sense of gratitude and reverence for nature.
  • Cool-down and child pose
    Complete the class with a simple movement to stretch out and release any muscular tension. Then relax with a simple child pose to ground and connect with the earth element.

 

 

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14 Apr, 2018
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Rosie Mead
I loved it all and will come back to this lovely graceful, flowing dance. Thank you, Rika!
1 Apr, 2018
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joyousjulie
Thank you Rika. That was so beautifully taught. The flow ins work really well to introduce the whole sequence...Love it xx
25 Dec, 2017
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jane.benn
Thank you Rika. It's a really lovely sequence and like all Dru Dance it expands my heart, tunes my body and increases my awareness- in this case, of Mother Earth. What a beautiful way to give reverence to her!
1 Dec, 2017
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m.smith108
Thank you Rika for teaching this so beautifully and breaking it down so well. It made me remember how much I love Dru dance.xx
12 Nov, 2017
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joannaca6
After the “wiping the slate clean” sweeping movements with the matsa mudra at the end, I seem to need to bring my hands and arms up the midline above my head into the lotus mudra again at the end and then bring hands down to namaste - does this negate the whole sequence?! I’m going into the garden now to practise, thank you again Rika.
12 Nov, 2017
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joannaca6
I love this dance, thank you very much for teaching it so well that I think I can do and remember it easily. I like the matsa fish mudra and the way you have integrated movement down through water, up into the air and to and from the earth incorporating movements, postures and mudras. Please could you create one for each of the seasons?! Thank you very much Joanna
10 Nov, 2017
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EmmaHT
Thank you, I really enjoyed the sequence, beautifully taught and exactly what I needed today.
7 Nov, 2017
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Anouschka-DruTeam
Hey everyone, thanks for your great comments - we're so looking forward to more Dru Dance from Rika - and also a whole section on women's health which is another area of Rika's expertise :-)
5 Nov, 2017
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Lynn Overington...
Wonderful sequence and so well taught, I found it easy to follow the way you did it. I now feel very grounded and energised. Thank you. xx
5 Nov, 2017
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Clairephysioyoga
Love this flow
3 Nov, 2017
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Jennikirkwood
Rika a beautiful dance - thank you so much for your gentle and inspiring teaching. Jx
3 Nov, 2017
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Jo
Amazing, love this! Thank you Rika xx
2 Nov, 2017
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Lynda Statham
Beautiful, lovely to practice yoga as a flow in dance, thank you.
2 Nov, 2017
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AnneSmale
Wonderful to see you back in Dru Dance action Rika. I know you haven't actually been away as such, but it warms my heart to see you on video with your beautiful Dru Dances again.
1 Nov, 2017
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Linda Griffiths
Absolutely beautiful, thank you Rika xxx
31 Oct, 2017
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Anouschka-DruTeam
So looking forward to this class - I've had a sneak peak and it's incredible! A fantastic combination of flow, grace, power, strength and reverence for Mother Earth. :-) Thank you Rika - and welcome to the Studio!

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