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Ecstatic Dance Ottawa

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

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Also please visit ecstaticdanceottawa.ca. 

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Ecstatic Dance Retreat

July 19-21, New Life Retreat, Lanark, ON

Friday pm Ecstatic Dance, Saturday pm cacao ceremony and Ecstatic Dance Journey. Yoga – workshops – swimming – hanging out. DJ: Kaia

Ecstatic Dance under the stars: Friday & Saturday evenings

$199 incl. To Register: PM Kaia or use contact form

More about New Life Retreat  here

* The hall has air conditioning for hot days   —-   * no dance training needed, we’re just movin’ to the music as we feel!
* Free parking in school lot across the street.      * bring a water bottle, and clothing to move and sweat in.

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.

Past Ecstatic Dances, Spring 2019

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

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.