- Glebe Road, RG8 8DP
- (Exact address will be provided after booking)
You are warmly invited to celebrate the May New Moon - through the movement medicine session with a tiny cup of ceremonial cacao - that will be held by DJ Joyanna144.
New Moon is a time of new beginnings, new projects, new perspectives and rebirth!
Each lunar cycle, we are continually reincarnated, so to speak. Our spirit is filled with strength, ideas, power, and courage as the moon builds up to a full moon. As it dissipates, you are relieved of that power, and it's during a new moon that you can ruminate on your decisions, on your experiences, and rejuvenate yourself so you can start all over again.
And what a better way to start a new moon phase than dancing ?
The ecstatic dance space is a safe, healing space, which is talking, phone and shoe free.
For most of the session you dance alone, unless you signal to others that you want to dance with them.
The session starts with asking participants to settle inside their bodies, maybe even some encouragement of silliness to leave the shame behind, and be fully present during the dance.
The mini-cup of cacao will be served before the dance - to activate your heart, so you can go deeper into the process. (A few extra portions will be available to those who would like a top up)
Then the music wave begins - where it starts of slowly, and builds up to a faster tempo and beat - where most of the release and liberation happens and then it slowly comes down, to a more still, full of light music that nourishes the body and soul.
At all times your body is guiding you how to dance your story- there are no rules or restrictions, your inner wisdom will help you to explore all the different way that you can move through the music. Some small instruments will be provided to add another dimension to your beautiful dance.
We are going to finish the session with a short guided meditation combined with a gentle sound journey to leave the space regenerated and in good vibrations.
All of that is accompanied by a beautiful, carefully selected mix of world, latino, African, and shamanic medicine music that deeply touches everyone’s hearts at some point during the dance. This music is designed to help move our bodies ,minds and souls in a new ways, that will help to release the fear, the stuckness, and old energies that do not serve us anymore, AND make room for the new!
The whole session should take between 2 hour - 2.5 hours.
The roots of the ecstatic dance go back to pre-ancestral times. Our ancestors danced regularly to heal themselves and others, to release and process difficult emotions... they danced to journey to invisible realms and to pray for or manifest their dreams and desires.
Dancing is every human’s birthright, it can serve as a portal to a deep catharsis, where we release stuck energies and activate our inner shaman/healer. It is an ancient ritual, a form of active meditation, somatic and mental healing aid, where the dancers can access the higher states of consciousness through movement. It is also an ancient vehicle for social bonding and building a stronger community.
Book Your Spot£18 per adult, £9 per child (<span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en-GB.funzing.order_widget.age">Age</span> 6-13)
Tickets refundable up to 48 hrs before event