She is a Transformational coach, a practitioner of aesthetics, an International Dance Meditation Healer, yoga therapist, performing artiste.
Capt. Sumisha is the founder of Antardhwani- The Inner Resonance.
Q1. From an Army Officer to an organic dance therapist, how did change happen ?
I stepped out of the Army to become a classical dancer. I have always been a performer and an on-stage person. I utilised the dance movement and PSP theatre and expression in my work with inmates. I saw them transforming before me in terms of their attitude. And that was one triggering point. Second, I had a back injury that had been lingeringsince my army training days, and it paused my classical dancing for a year. During the one year of uprooting, I found a new voice. Then, I started moving towards the dancing without pressure without any performance pressure. That is how the entire dance, as meditative, turned around and came to me. And then, I studied art-based therapy, where art becomes a tool for your inner personal transformation, like our perceptions about ourselves. Later, I studied
classical yoga form and researched movement with rhythm.
Q2. Tell us something about organic dance therapy?
People are very conscious of dancing. But our body requires those natural movements. Our brain is naturally trained to know groove on the beats of music, and the beats of rhythm, that’s where we can see children, you know, really dancing without any inhibition. That dancing without any pressure leads to positive changes in the brain.