Wed, Oct 25|
MBC Moves with Nancy Herard-Marshall.
Living with MBC can give us a feeling that our body has betrayed us. In these sessions, we will explore movement and dance as a way to reconnect with our bodies. We will use our natural healing power through movement to reclaim our bodies in a way that renews us with strength and power.
Time & Location
Oct 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Thousands of years ago, our ancestors understood the mind-body-spirit connection. They utilized dance among other art modalities as healing arts. Living with MBC can give us a feeling that our body has betrayed us. In these sessions, we will explore movement and dance as a way to reconnect with our bodies. We will use our natural healing power through movement to reclaim our bodies in a way that renews us with strength and power.
Through movement we can express our grief, loss, confusion, fears, happiness, joy, our fearlessness, courage and victories. Movement is action and action is needed to create change and transformation. We have the tools to begin healing ourselves as we allow our doctors to work on a cure or life sustaining treatment. Movement begins where you are at. Each of us are unique and therefore so are our cancer cells. Your story is intrinsically connected to your unique cancer and cancer cells that are living in your body. Only you can move in a way that will help to heal the cells that your body has created. Dance to keep your spirit alive and living in its fullest expression.
No dance experience is necessary. Just be open to the possibilities of renewing your life force through this holistic and creative approach.
MBCmoves!’s mission is to provide a space for healing in the metastatic
breast cancer community through therapeutic movement and dance.
MBCmoves! reflects the understanding of the body-mind-spirit
interconnection and utilizes the power of the healing arts to further self-
expression, healing and personal growth as a way of enhancing the quality
of life (QOL) for “the whole person” living with MBC.
Your teacher: Nancy Herard - Marshall.
Nancy is a mother, former dancer/actress, therapist, and healer, who uses her various life experiences to empower and foster healing. Before her MBC diagnosis in 2020, she maintained a private practice as the proprietor of Gaya Healing Arts, where she provided services to her community as a psychotherapist, dance/movement therapist, authentic movement practitioner, and Ra Sekhi Kemetic Reiki practitioner. Nancy utilizes artistic, contemporary, and ancestral healing techniques as emotional support to Black, Indigenous, people of color from a culturally affirming therapeutic approach. All of this speaks to Nancy’s lifelong path of being a resource for and within her community. She a Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) 2021 Hear My Voice MBC leadership alumna, a member of Komen’s MBC Steering Committee, Grasp Advocate and member of the MBC Alliance. She has spoken on panels in Susan G. Komen webinars regarding palliative care as well as integrative & complementary therapies.
Nancy has extended her passion as a dance/movement therapist to include the metastatic breast cancer community with her initiative MBCmoves! MBCmoves! provides therapeutic dance/movement workshops for those with MBC and their caregivers.
Nancy is honored and proud to be a part of the Project Life MBC team and looks forward to increasing her advocacy work o amplify the voices of those living with MBC.