Course Description

13 prayer dances for every-body…and one poem video!
with choreography and instruction by Betsey Beckman

With simple meditative movements, Dance Along to celebrate Earth as our original Cathedral, Scriptures, Saints, Spiritual Director, Icon, and Sacrament. Move with the gifts of Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Pray with Saint Gobnait, Saint Francis, and walk with beauty in honor of the Diné Navajo tradition.


With songs by Richard & Trish Bruxvoort Colligan, Peter Mayer,
Simon de Voil, Lorraine Bayes, and Betsey Beckman.

Filmed in the Pacific Northwest by Sharie Bowman. Poem video filmed in Galway, Ireland by Luke Morgan.

Commissioned by Abbey of the Arts. Produced by The Dancing Word.
© 2020 The Dancing Word. All rights reserved.

Betsey Beckman

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Cathedral of Earth, Sky, and Sea

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 3

    Turn Me Earth

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 4

    The Horse and Saint Columba

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 5

    Blessing of the Elements

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 6

    Mother Earth

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 7

    O Sun

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 8

    Creation's Hallelujah (Psalm 148)

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 9

    It's a New Day (Psalm 104)

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 10

    Illumine Me

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 11

    Following the River Home

    • Introduction

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 12

    Seed of Life

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 13

    Canticle of Creation

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along

  • 14

    Saint Gobnait

    • Introduction

    • Poem Video

  • 15

    Now I Walk in Beauty

    • Teaching

    • Dance Along