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Ecstatic Dance Ottawa

41 Rosemount Ave, Hintonburg
1st & 3rd Thursdays Sept-June
$15 at the door, $10 students, $5 supervised children

Doors open 7:00 pm 7:15 cacao is served – $5. Please arrive at 7:10 for cacao. Dance starts 7:30.

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Also please visit ecstaticdanceottawa.ca. 

* Free parking in school lot across the street.
* Dress to move and sweat. Bring a water bottle.
* Air conditioning

 
 

Next Ecstatic Dances: Fall 2019

September 19, October 3 & 17; November 7 and 21 DJ Kaia; December 5 & 19 DJ Sarah

 

Gratitude

November 21

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.

 

Connection

November 7

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.

 

 

Freedom

October 17

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.

 

Core Strength

September 19

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.

 

 

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Nature

October 3

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.

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What is Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic Dance allows us to move in totally free expression to wonderful varied music. Each week is a different theme, taking you on a transformative journey. The music is interesting, musical, varied, spanning from lilting ethnic through celtic, world beat, electronica, rhythmic chant and drumming. The music starts gently, inviting embodied awareness and authenticity, builds to a vibrant crescendo then drops into lilting songs, spiritual message, and ends in mindful stillness. An opening circle introduces the theme when the dancers are warmed up, the closing circle allows sharing,  creating warmth and interconnection between dancers.

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Past Ecstatic Dances

Past dances

September 5, 2019

Dance your inner, free spirit nature – gently, freely or wildly. Connect to your inner light and find your authentic expression, in whatever way it comes, naturally moving to changing rhythms and melodies. Great beats, inspiring lyrics, and a soft sweet landing in warm, open stillness at the end.
DJ: Kaia $15, $10 students, $5 cacao

Doors open at 7:00. Cacao cups served at 7:15. Please arrive by 7:10 so you have time to take your cacao in an intentional way.

April 18

Earth Prayers

Dance your prayers, sweat your dreams and express your love for Mother Earth through feet on the floor and intent. Dance to four directions; heal yourself and the earth through joy, movement and embodied awareness. There’ll be an alter with symbols of healing for Earth Day you can add to.
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December 20, 2018

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.

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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 – $

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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!

November 15

Release

Be all that you can be! The dance floor is the most fun way to release all that isn’t resonant with your higher self. Invite yourself into your cells to move out visceral memory.

Full or half cup of cacao $10/$5 available – contact Kaia to order one – served before the dance.

November 1

Samhain

At Samhain, the veil thins, allowing access to the spirit worlds and their intuitive wisdom. Celebrate our ancestors, guides and nature spirits moving to music flavoured with Celtic, mystical and Wiccan sounds.

Full or half cup of cacao $10/$5 available – contact Kaia to order one – served before the dance.

October 18

Shamanic Healing

Journey through release to healing! Our bodies have intrinsic wisdom and know how to release and heal when allowed to move freely. Earthy tribal rhythms and a melodic soundscape quickly drop us in a grounded open state releasing this healing wisdom.
Live drumming jam interval. Cacao beans at the opening circle. Full or half cup of cacao $10/$5 – contact Kaia to order

October 6

Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving is about nourishment, coming together, and expressing our gratitude for all we have. Gratitude raises our vibes. Cacao beans available.

 

September 20

Equinox!

While days and nights are of equal length, we can, if we wish, explore balance between inner and outer, the spirit and the earth, expression and stillness as we dance.
Cacao beans available.
 

 

September 6

 

Joyous Reunion

 

A joyous reunion celebrating the re-meeting of hearts and feet on our familiar dance floor. Our gently facilitated warm-up will build into invitations to reconnect, open up and let go! We’ll drop into gentle serenity at the end. Cacao beans available.