Ecstatic Dance Ottawa

1st and 3rd Thursdays 7:30-9:30 pm,
41 Rosemount Ave, Hintonburg, Ottawa

(near Parkdale/Wellington)
Facebook: Ecstatic Dance Ottawa

Coming dates:

Kaia DJ: October 18, November 1, 15 & 29, December 6.
Sarah DJ: December 20, January 17 2019, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 2019

 

Ecstatic Dance is a safe space container for letting go, a place to step out of time and into the moment, through breath and movement medicine.  With music as our muse, we follow our intuition allowing our own unique dance to unfold.  Starting with an opening circle, we settle into our bodies,  and then begin our movement journey to carefully selected musical soundscapes. Eclectic mixes from around the world, with sounds from shamanic drum journeys, electronica, EDM, alternative, Soul, and many other inspired artists and genres, with live musical accents and messages from the facilitators.  We gently build to a crescendo with the unique sound journey of the night, and then drop back down into the still spaces of ecstasy.

All welcome!  This isn’t a ‘date’ space, it’s a safe space.( but people have met their life partner here on the dance floor) No partner needed.  This dance is for you! Just bring yourself wherever you are at. Please respect your space and that of those around you. This is a movement practice, to get the full experience talking is discouraged on the dance floor. Dress comfortably. We sweat! Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. 

“Sweat your prayers, exercise the demons, explore your chi, release endorphins naturally through movement, Feel all the feels, Have fun! surprise yourself, Rock out! meditate, access the flow state, samadhi, Ecstasy… ”  

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Next Dance

 

 January 17

Revitalization 

  Come Dance into this New Year ! 2019
Renew your energy with movement meditation, ecstatic Dance !
Dance is so good for us!
Movement is a medicine for the body and spirit.
“By letting go into spontaneous movement we revitalize our often tired bodies and minds and go way beyond the limited mind chatter.
Opening   up to the Big Mind all around us .”
Shake into love and joy !
Allow yourself room to play, become the dance, and let go .
Come home to your beautiful bones …

jEc

December 20

Winter Solstice

Kaia will be facilitating the first half of the set, then handing over to Sarah for the second half. Sarah will be facilitating Ecstatic Dance Ottawa until Kaia returns in Spring.

Kaia offers an invitation to find centred authenticity during the Christmas season.

 

December 6

Magic!

Express the magical self that arises from open acceptance and embodied awareness. In centred, relaxed ease, we tap into our mystical life force so even a crescendo of wild expressive dance feels effortlessly flowing. Magic arises from love and wonder – expect the unexpected!

Cacao served at 7:15 – $5

 

 

November 29

Healing Moves

Our innate visceral intelligence unleashes when we allow ourselves to move in a way that’s totally natural, simply inspired by present moment music and feelings. A facilitated warm up will kick-start this dance, sharing ways to open our bodies, energize the spine and up the healing possibilities while enjoying uplifting lyrics and great rhythms our dance doubling as powerfully liberating therapy if we feel to – here’s how!

This is an extra session, being the 5th Thursday of the month. World and electronic music will start gently, building to a crescendo with beat sync for a smooth continuous dance flow, then dropping us slowly into effortless stillness and connection.

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Kaia – lakeside