Hello, I am Sarah Miller, Founder and Owner of Embodiments Dance – Drum – Circle. I created this work out of a deep desire to be more embodied, present and connected to myself and to the world at large.
I am deeply curious and passionate about living in ways which support and nourish ourselves and the wider world, the human and more than human communities we are interdependent upon.
I acknowledge that I live and work on the lands of the Boonwurrung of the Kulin Nation and pay my respects to their elders, their knowledge and care for Country.
Embodiment: Dance and movement, story telling and myth are life long passions of mine. I have been running dance classes for women for over ten years. Everything I do is imbued with the knowledge learnt through these somatic practices. I am always learning. I honour those who have danced before me particularly my teachers in Continuum movement, Amber Grey and Rebecca Lawson and also Body Mind Centering Teachers, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Alice Cummins and Kim Sargent Wishart.
Feminine Wisdom: Over the last 8 years I have been working with women to explore their Rites of Passage, and cyclical wisdom. This can be through birthing a drum, participating in year long journeys, weekend workshops and one on one sessions with me. I seek to elevate our bodies transitions to the sacred. I am interested in ritual, and ceremony that can foster deep connection to place, and community. I also work with other artists to create ritual and ceremony. I acknowledge so many teachers here but am particularly indebted to Jane Hardwicke Collings of the School of Shamanic Womancraft.
Rites of Passage: My own menopause journey has led me to become more interested in the initiatory power of Menopause. You can see some of my writing on this and join me to dive deep into the power and mystery of your own rite of passage. I can facilitate ceremonies for you to honour your rites of passage.
I have been working with Vanessa Chapple and Libby Chow and together we formed the She Listens Community to create opportunities for story sharing, connection and community around Menopause. In 2020 we created a short 25 minute film, Giving Voice to Menopause.
I am passionate about this living loving earth and our connection to her. I work and live on BoonWurrung Lands, of the Kulin Nation.
A writer of children’s stories and an emerging playwright, I believe we live in a Storied World, a world Alive – waiting for us to remember how to listen.
I loves bird watching, bushwalking, snorkeling, stories, drumming and dancing.
Through dance and movement we come home to our selves, in these living loving bodies. We locate ourselves here and now, and move with the wisdom of our bodies processes. Dancers are encouraged to bring a sense of wonder and trust to the dance and to ritual ceremonies.
The drum is woven with the spiritual practices of women across many continents and time. It is an instrument of music and deep earth connection. It is a sacred portal through which we journey. Birthing your own drum is a powerful transformative experience. The magic of your drum is with you for your life.
Sacred circles embody the medicine of the cycles, the seasons, the Way of the Feminine, in all her diversity. We come together to remember the ancient wisdom of simply sitting together, of listening to land, to each other and ourselves.
The earth is Sarah’s greatest teacher. She likes to garden, listen to the more than human world, bird watch and simply be in nature.
Sarah is a Teacher of the Four Seasons Journey in Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula with Jane Hardwicke Collings, and a teacher of the MoonSong One Day Workshops for Women for the School of Shamanic Womancraft. To find out more about this year long program visit the school’s website.
Through Embodiments Dance – Drum- Circle you will remember how to attune to all living things and reconnect to the deep wisdom and power of your moving body.