BRATTLEBORO -- African Dance Vermont welcomes to Brattleboro for the first time, healer and master dancer Wyoma, who hails from Boston. She will be leading an African dance workshop, accompanied by live drummers Lisa Newell and Jamemurrell (Jay) Stanley on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Stone Church on Main Street. The cost is on a sliding scale from $20-30.

"Umoja, Dance of Abundance" is the dance and practice of enoughness with songs that call the ancestors. The three-hour workshop will integrate African dance, cycles of life movement, improvisation, yoga and writing (please bring a journal). In a non-judgmental atmosphere, participants will be able to express themselves freely, relax in their bodies, sweat, reflect, and have fun. Central to Wyoma’s approach is the recognition of the body’s own inherent wisdom. She honors dance as a transformational and spiritual endeavor. No experience is necessary.

Wyoma is a holistic healer and master dancer who offers classes, workshops, and trainings in this holistic integrated model of movement and healing. She has traveled and taught extensively in all parts of Africa. For more than 40 years, she has performed and conducted workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her mission is to help restore, preserve, and maintain rich African traditions. She is also the co-founder of Ngoma Drum and Dance in Boston. To learn more, visit www.wyomadance.com.

For more information, visit www.africandancevt.com, African Dance Vermont on Facebook, or call 802-380-5152.