In Pune: Day 4

Jeffrey and I are having a truly amazing time as we teach in what is India's first bonafide certificate program in dance/movement therapy. Sancheti Hospital's Sancheti Medical Academy invited me - and Kinections - to collaborate with them. The spiritual connection that is deeply embedded in their relationship to dance and the struggles for professional women that come with living in a patriarchal society makes this experience so very different from our experience last April in Beijing. The lives of all the Chinese students there, both male and female, seemed colored primarily by The Cultural Revolution and their parents' demands for success. Yet here, as well, pressure from family, and struggling to meet its expectations while also attaining personal aspirations, can be a major source of stress.