- Glebe Road, RG8 8DP
- (Exact address will be provided after booking)
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
You are warmly invited to celebrate the Spring Equinox through the movement medicine session with a tiny cup of ceremonial cacao - that will be held by DJ Joyanna144.
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.
What is ECSTATIC DANCE ?
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.
Right now, I am carefully selecting the most beautiful music that will move our bodies 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!
What to bring ?
A Yoga mat - for closing relaxation
A small soft throw or other cover- for extra warmth during the relaxation.
A bottle of water to keep your sacred cells hydrated
Nice socks for dancing, as we dance on this Earth with no shoes
Loose clothes - so you can free the animal in you, or you can flow through the space with no restrictions.
Something that makes you feel special…what is that special thing hidden somewhere in your wardrobe/dressing table/box in a loft? Is it a face paint, is it a special African necklace, is it a shamanic bracelet, is it a crystal ET pendant, or your crazy colourful trousers?Well you have a chance to wear it for your dance, and show that side of yourself, just for the dance! Of course this is optional 🙂
Openness to non-mainstream music and new experiences of dancing with your community
The whole session should take between 2 hour - 2.5 hours , that will include an opening of the circle with a tiny cup of ceremonial grade cacao, to connect deeper to you heart during the dance, the dancing and a closing meditation et the end.
The ecstatic dance space is a safe space, which is talking, phone and shoe free. 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. 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 - there are no rules or restrictions, your inner wisdom will explore all the different way that you can move through the music. Usually at the end there is a short guided meditation combined with a gentle sound journey to leave the space in good vibrations.
Book Your Spot£12 per adult, £5 per child (<span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en-GB.funzing.order_widget.age">Age</span> 13-17)
Tickets refundable up to 48 hrs before event