All Welcome. Just show up!
Ecstatic Dance Ottawa is 7:30-9:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from September to June
@ 41 Rosemount Ave, Hintonburg, Ottawa (near Parkdale/Wellington)
Join our Facebook group: Ecstatic Dance Ottawa.
Next Ecstatic Dances: Fall 2019
September 19, October 3 & 17; November 7 and 21 DJ Kaia; December 5 & 19 DJ Sarah
Doors open at 7:00.DJ: Kaia $15, $10 students, $5 cacao Cacao cups served at 7:15. Please arrive by 7:10 so you have time to take in your cacao in an intentional way. Dress to move! Bring your water bottle. Convenient parking in the school parking lot opposite.
Coming dance themes:
Dance your loving, open connection to yourself, to others, and to all life. We move together, breath together, sensing each other while deepening our sense of our authentic, free selves.
Dance your wild, authentic freedom! Fly! Let down any walls that keep you limited, discover and move through limitations, and allow yourself to move in new ways. What we discover on the dance floor we take into our lives.
Connecting to mother earth through loving and fully inhabiting our bodies, we pray with our feet, our open hearts, and our intentions, dancing into being a life we feel excited to be an intrinsic part of.
Heart, spirit and spine are a powerful core within us that can be opened and empowered through conscious movement. When strong, they allow us to live authentically, love fearlessly and speak truth to power. This vibrant dance invites us to be fully embodied, exploring what is open and steady within us while being curious about what contracts or caves us in. We’ll discover power in our movement and increase our freedom to move authentically from this strong core.
Soften, open, release where muscles and joints are holding, find soft strength in your very bones as you open into delicious, expansive, subtle and wild movement and changing rhythms.
What is Ecstatic Dance?
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… ”
Join our facebook group: Ecstatic Dance Ottawa
DJ Kaia on a lakeside dock one summer’s day