Video: SynergyDance on Capital Edition

It's taken us a while to gather and edit together some of the many beautiful videos and photos shot over the years — and it's been a while since this first aired. Here's Channel 9/Washington's "Capital Edition" feature on SynergyDance and Charmaine Lee, founder of Synergy Dance & Healing Arts Center in D.C., which...

Washington Post: Inner Washington

Excerpted from “Inner Washington,” by Roger Piantadosi, published Feb. 2, 1990 in The Washington Post Weekend section . . . It’s funny, but you can hear the same tune a thousand times–the one about how successful self-improvement ought to involve both your body and your mind–and never quite get it. Next time it comes...

From “Under the Duvet,” by Marian Keyes

I might have looked as if I was just prancing around a room with ten others but I was actually “activating Kundalini energy flow in my body, creating a safe, sacred space for healing sexuality.” So now for you. Tuesday night, Temple Bar, SynergyDance — I had no idea what to expect. While talking...

Pathways Magazine

Excerpted from an article in the September 1988 issue of Pathways Magazine: . . . Place your right thumb just at your solar plexus and your left hand on your head . . . Feel yourself go into center. So begins the 8:30 a.m. exercise class at SynergyDance studio on Wisconsin Avenue. Charmaine is...

Cville: The Synergizer Bunny

Published in Cville Weekly, Charlottesville, Va., in 2004: Your journey toward personal expression and self-discovery has stalled out at a critical crossroads. Stuck in the metaphysical mud, you wonder what a tortured creative soul is supposed to do. If running hasn’t brought you inner peace or your romance novel still isn’t quite coming together,...

Dublin Independent: We Gotta Dance

When the going gets tough, the tough go dancing. In the teeth of the credit crunch, the craze for dance has exploded — after all, it’s cheap, it’s easy and it’s great fun. Victoria Mary Clarke used to be passionate about dancing and recently she’s taken up the tango with her partner Shane MacGowan...

Natural Health: Energy Medicine

From Natural Health magazine, December 2000 Charmaine Lee is a classically trained dancer who at nearly fifty has the slender, pliable body of a woman half her age. She created SynergyDance to heal her body and mind after escaping from South Africa. An eclectic combination of ethnic dance, qi gong and yoga, SynergyDance uses...

“Everything You Need to Feel Go(o)d” (2007) by Candace Pert

Here we go . . . I said to myself as I signaled for the conference room lights to dim and the CD to begin taking us all on a musically guided meditation. Thirty-five minutes later, when that portion of the recording came to an end, there was an almost palpable silence in the...

“Magic at Work” (1997) by Carol Pearson

I have learned from several individuals who exhibit mastery of the informed used of the five elements in the creation process. While researching and writing this book, I was fortunate to study with Charmaine Lee, director of the Synergy Dance and Healing Arts Center. Lee teaches people like you and me to dance the...

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