CaraMayan is a way of moving to the Bible for exercise, fitness, worship and prayer. It is a Christian sacred dance alternative to Tai Chi based on contemporary dance and pilates movement. It is suitable for both beginners and more advanced movers.
CaraMayan was developed by Mary Jones over a number of years and was taught by her at International Christian Dance Fellowship conferences and workshops. In 2009 it was launched at the ICDF conference in Scotland as a system of movement meditation that could be widely available for people to learn and teach around the world
CaraMayan comes from Hebrew words that mean to bow, and fountain, spring or well
CaraMayan brings peace, refreshment and focus to body, mind and spirit
CaraMayan can be practiced outside or inside, by yourself or in a group
CaraMayan offers both standing meditations and a floor exercise program to music
CaraMayan is a pattern of movements and breathing that is set to a prayer or scripture
CaraMayan is based on movements derived from dance, Pilates and worship movements
CaraMayan is suitable for people of all ages. Dance or fitness experience is not necessary but is an advantage.
Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care. PSALM 95:6 NIV