All Welcome. Just show up!
Ecstatic Dance Ottawa 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)
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Next Ecstatic Dances of 2019/2020!
September 19, October 3 & 17; November 7 and 21 DJ Kaia; *December 5 & 19, January 2 & 16 2020!, Feb 6 & 20, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18~ Space holder & DJ: Sarah Stardust*
Doors open at 7:00 PM ~ $15 at the door, $10 students, $5 supervised children, $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 a water bottle. Convenient parking in the school parking lot across from Rosemount hall.
Coming dance themes:
Our first dance of 2020!
Dance is the language of the heart, and a reflection of the soul..
Come explore getting into the flow, & letting go, while tapping into the curiosity of the mystic.
let’s dance into a new year!
Winter Solstice Celebration ~ December 19th
Come & fuel the fire within, let’s burn it up and celebrate! with dance, juicy movement, and warm cacao. Embodying the light on the darkest of nights. Let your light shine! & your shadow dance .A great time to come together in community, and shed light on the closing of another year.
Gratitude immediately opens our hearts, connecting us to Love, life force, Mother Earth and our vibrant moving bodies. Come dance to a wave of world and electronica rhythms, starting slow and gentle, building to a climax, then softening down into openness. Enjoy the dance journey woven through if you wish.
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… ”
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DJ Kaia on a lakeside dock one summer’s day