The body is a creative force and I believe movement provided access to empowerment, mindfulness, and self-discovery. I also believe that exploring movement is a pathway to living a diverse, flexible, healthy life. To achieve these things, it is important to first respect out bodies and appreciate what we all obviously have in common-we all have a body no matter where we come from. By posing physical and mental challenges, encouraging experimentation with movement and ideas, and leading discussion of how conscious movement can benefit individuals and society, I see my role as a teacher to help students understand consciousness and develop awareness through movement. I want students to apply what they learn and think/move critically and creatively not just in class but during their daily activities.