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Conscious Burlesque® is a dance therapy modality that helps women fire up their inner spark, evoke their sensual nature, and explore their hidden shadows. This practice allows women to find parts of themselves that have been hidden or missing for some time. Through intimate, transformative processes, individualized attention from Madame Merci and sacred performance women discover what has been missing – their innate fire.
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I took a burlesque workshop with Madame Merci over a year ago and haven’t missed one since! It has completely changed the way I feel about myself! I was always trying to hide who I was and was terrified of what others thought of me. Through therapy and burlesque I have completely changed the way I feel about myself. No amount of therapy could have done what conscious burlesque has done for me! I say with highest honor… thank you. You have helped transform my life. Sinful Serenity
By showing my body to others in a way that allows me to express those attributes I thought I should hide, I feel a new freedom. I am blooming. I am showing my true colors, and it feels wonderful. It’s about allowing myself to shine and giving others the permission to do the same. Thank you, Madame Merci, for the joyous gift you’ve allowed me to safely unwrap. Bloomin' Bad
The normalized approach in our society of either repressing or exploiting sexuality has created a relationship to sexuality that can often be experienced as taboo, dirty, unholy, and covered in veils. In my mind the mission of Conscious Burlesque is to bring all this and even more in to the light and embracing the sacred and profane while reclaiming our sexuality and sensuality for what it is. Serenity Calipso
In the weeks after, I watched dozens of YouTube videos of “regular” burlesque, and attended a live show in Boulder. Fun. Interesting. I get it. “Regular” burlesque is a jocose risqué parody that revels in sexuality in the numerous places where our society is typically prudish. As such, it does us a great service. Last night I attended my second show of conscious burlesque. It sizzled. I found it even more satisfying than “regular” burlesque. It wasn’t just gorgeous booty. It is a story of human psyche, of love gained and love lost. Paul Paiva