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Looking for Ecstatic Dance on Oahu, Hawaii? You have come to the right place! Larina has been holding Ecstatic Dance regularly for the past 9 years!

New to the practice? No experience is necessary, just a willingness to let go and move your body, guided by the music which is carefully selected. Ecstatic Dance is free-form movement where we allow our bodies to express themselves without an agenda. It's a moving meditation practice that merges inner with outer worlds and encourages and celebrates connection between body and spirit.

Enjoy continuous music designed to take you on a cathartic ecstatic dance journey! Her music sets/playlists are designed to open up pathways to creativity, freedom and bliss.

Feel free to wear clothing that is comfortable for movement - such as yoga clothes, or dance clothes.

$10-$15 suggested donation (during Covid-19). Events will be held online via zoom until further notice. Please email us to introduce yourself and for the link to our online event.

Please see our safety statement during Covid-19:

In the spirit of ahimsa (non-harming), we at Maha Fusion (Yoga...Dance...Love), are offering all of our yoga and ecstatic dance programs online, in the virtual realm, until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We believe that it is our responsibility as facilitators to create the safest space possible for students and participants. With this in mind, we will not be holding any in person classes or events, either indoors or outdoors, until the curve significantly flattens for a long period of time, or until some other resolution is found. Encouraging people to gather does not feel like a wise choice at this time, as the virus seems to know no boundaries and community spread on Oahu is increasing day by day.

“Acceptable numbers” of group gatherings are simply arbitrary numbers that are meaningless to this virus. As a teacher or facilitator, we simply cannot control the dynamics of human behavior that come into play when we come together and gather in groups. It really does seem to go against human nature to social distance - we are social creatures, and because of this it is extremely risky to encourage gatherings.

In summary, we do not want to contribute in any way, either directly, or indirectly, to the growing clusters of Covid-19 in the community.

We miss in person gatherings so much. However, we’ve been pleasantly surprised with the sense of community we have found online with students and participants!

While it is definitely a different experience, we as human beings have the ability to adapt – and adapt we must in these times, to protect our loved ones, the kupuna and the community at large.

“Yoga is a science and we believe in science.”

Please connect with us via email: murtiyoga@gmail.com , or phone: 808-954-9310 for more info on our online class and event offerings (donation based)!

Jai Namaste!

Murti & Larina

Upcoming events (5)

Ecstatic Dance! with Larina

O‘ahu

Looking for Ecstatic Dance on Oahu, Hawaii? Larina has been holding Ecstatic Dance regularly on the island for the past 9 years! Her resume of facilitating Ecstatic Dance includes: Open Space Yoga, Still & Moving Center, Honolulu Club and now...in the virtual zoomscape. Ecstatic Dance will be held online via zoom until further notice. To join class: 1. Please email us to introduce yourself at [masked]. If we have never met before, please tell us a little about yourself (your interest in ecstatic dance, if you are new to the practice, etc.) 2. $10 suggested donation. We are household yogis/dancers, so we really appreciate any donation you might give. 3. We will email you the zoom link and info about our online event. 4. Enjoy this free form dance experience! New to the practice? No experience is necessary, just a willingness to let go and move your body, guided by the music which is carefully selected. Ecstatic Dance is free-form movement where we allow our bodies to express themselves without an agenda. It's a moving meditation practice that merges inner with outer worlds and encourages and celebrates connection between body and spirit. Enjoy continuous music designed to take you on a cathartic ecstatic dance journey! Larina's music sets/playlists are designed to open up pathways to creativity, freedom and bliss. Feel free to wear clothing that is comfortable for movement - such as yoga clothes, or dance clothes. One of our participants shared her experience below.... "I love to dance. And I love to dance with others as well as in my home by myself. It helps me shift to a place of joy and a higher vibratory field especially when I am feeling anxious or sad. With our new Covid reality I have been engaging in many online experiences such as yoga, meditation workshops and talk stories. So, the thought of participating in a virtual Ecstatic Dance event sounded intriguing. But to be truthful, I was not sure if/how it would be possible to invoke the group magic that these dance gatherings conjure in a remote world. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I participated in Larina's first virtual ecstatic dance event. It was amazing! Larina Hawkins-Hower has a gift for creating shaman-like journeys through dance. It feels as if her playlist preparation is created in a state of meditation and service offered to whoever shows up as a soul gift and love offering. The soundtracks took us from drums and bass, what felt like lower chakra rhythms, up the sacral channel to eventually arrive at the end of the hour in the celestial realms. And seamlessly. Early in the experience, I really felt myself forget all the tension and worry in me and the world at large and settle fully into my body and right brain. It was a fabulous and much-needed respite from the anxiety and fear so prevalent everywhere right now. Even more fun, Larina had paired stunning visuals with the music which changed throughout the hour. And while we danced, she did, too, and flowed in and out of the visuals in a most mystical way. We all connected again and again with smiles, hand formations, dance steps. In and out of our own worlds, back to the screen and back again. I felt blissful and fully present at the end when Larina guided us through shavasana. And afterward my heart felt light and my body was happy and fluid. I would definitely dance at Larina's Ecstatic Dance virtual events again and look forward to it!" -Andrea Nandoskar Honolulu, HI

Ecstatic Dance! with Larina

O‘ahu

Looking for Ecstatic Dance on Oahu, Hawaii? Larina has been holding Ecstatic Dance regularly on the island for the past 9 years! Her resume of facilitating Ecstatic Dance includes: Open Space Yoga, Still & Moving Center, Honolulu Club and now...in the virtual zoomscape. Ecstatic Dance will be held online via zoom until further notice. To join class: 1. Please email us to introduce yourself at [masked]. If we have never met before, please tell us a little about yourself (your interest in ecstatic dance, if you are new to the practice, etc.) 2. $10 suggested donation. We are household yogis/dancers, so we really appreciate any donation you might give. 3. We will email you the zoom link and info about our online event. 4. Enjoy this free form dance experience! New to the practice? No experience is necessary, just a willingness to let go and move your body, guided by the music which is carefully selected. Ecstatic Dance is free-form movement where we allow our bodies to express themselves without an agenda. It's a moving meditation practice that merges inner with outer worlds and encourages and celebrates connection between body and spirit. Enjoy continuous music designed to take you on a cathartic ecstatic dance journey! Larina's music sets/playlists are designed to open up pathways to creativity, freedom and bliss. Feel free to wear clothing that is comfortable for movement - such as yoga clothes, or dance clothes. One of our participants shared her experience below.... "I love to dance. And I love to dance with others as well as in my home by myself. It helps me shift to a place of joy and a higher vibratory field especially when I am feeling anxious or sad. With our new Covid reality I have been engaging in many online experiences such as yoga, meditation workshops and talk stories. So, the thought of participating in a virtual Ecstatic Dance event sounded intriguing. But to be truthful, I was not sure if/how it would be possible to invoke the group magic that these dance gatherings conjure in a remote world. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I participated in Larina's first virtual ecstatic dance event. It was amazing! Larina Hawkins-Hower has a gift for creating shaman-like journeys through dance. It feels as if her playlist preparation is created in a state of meditation and service offered to whoever shows up as a soul gift and love offering. The soundtracks took us from drums and bass, what felt like lower chakra rhythms, up the sacral channel to eventually arrive at the end of the hour in the celestial realms. And seamlessly. Early in the experience, I really felt myself forget all the tension and worry in me and the world at large and settle fully into my body and right brain. It was a fabulous and much-needed respite from the anxiety and fear so prevalent everywhere right now. Even more fun, Larina had paired stunning visuals with the music which changed throughout the hour. And while we danced, she did, too, and flowed in and out of the visuals in a most mystical way. We all connected again and again with smiles, hand formations, dance steps. In and out of our own worlds, back to the screen and back again. I felt blissful and fully present at the end when Larina guided us through shavasana. And afterward my heart felt light and my body was happy and fluid. I would definitely dance at Larina's Ecstatic Dance virtual events again and look forward to it!" -Andrea Nandoskar Honolulu, HI

Ecstatic Dance! with Larina

O‘ahu

Looking for Ecstatic Dance on Oahu, Hawaii? Larina has been holding Ecstatic Dance regularly on the island for the past 9 years! Her resume of facilitating Ecstatic Dance includes: Open Space Yoga, Still & Moving Center, Honolulu Club and now...in the virtual zoomscape. Ecstatic Dance will be held online via zoom until further notice. To join class: 1. Please email us to introduce yourself at [masked]. If we have never met before, please tell us a little about yourself (your interest in ecstatic dance, if you are new to the practice, etc.) 2. $10 suggested donation. We are household yogis/dancers, so we really appreciate any donation you might give. 3. We will email you the zoom link and info about our online event. 4. Enjoy this free form dance experience! New to the practice? No experience is necessary, just a willingness to let go and move your body, guided by the music which is carefully selected. Ecstatic Dance is free-form movement where we allow our bodies to express themselves without an agenda. It's a moving meditation practice that merges inner with outer worlds and encourages and celebrates connection between body and spirit. Enjoy continuous music designed to take you on a cathartic ecstatic dance journey! Larina's music sets/playlists are designed to open up pathways to creativity, freedom and bliss. Feel free to wear clothing that is comfortable for movement - such as yoga clothes, or dance clothes. One of our participants shared her experience below.... "I love to dance. And I love to dance with others as well as in my home by myself. It helps me shift to a place of joy and a higher vibratory field especially when I am feeling anxious or sad. With our new Covid reality I have been engaging in many online experiences such as yoga, meditation workshops and talk stories. So, the thought of participating in a virtual Ecstatic Dance event sounded intriguing. But to be truthful, I was not sure if/how it would be possible to invoke the group magic that these dance gatherings conjure in a remote world. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I participated in Larina's first virtual ecstatic dance event. It was amazing! Larina Hawkins-Hower has a gift for creating shaman-like journeys through dance. It feels as if her playlist preparation is created in a state of meditation and service offered to whoever shows up as a soul gift and love offering. The soundtracks took us from drums and bass, what felt like lower chakra rhythms, up the sacral channel to eventually arrive at the end of the hour in the celestial realms. And seamlessly. Early in the experience, I really felt myself forget all the tension and worry in me and the world at large and settle fully into my body and right brain. It was a fabulous and much-needed respite from the anxiety and fear so prevalent everywhere right now. Even more fun, Larina had paired stunning visuals with the music which changed throughout the hour. And while we danced, she did, too, and flowed in and out of the visuals in a most mystical way. We all connected again and again with smiles, hand formations, dance steps. In and out of our own worlds, back to the screen and back again. I felt blissful and fully present at the end when Larina guided us through shavasana. And afterward my heart felt light and my body was happy and fluid. I would definitely dance at Larina's Ecstatic Dance virtual events again and look forward to it!" -Andrea Nandoskar Honolulu, HI

Ecstatic Dance! with Larina

O‘ahu

Looking for Ecstatic Dance on Oahu, Hawaii? Larina has been holding Ecstatic Dance regularly on the island for the past 9 years! Her resume of facilitating Ecstatic Dance includes: Open Space Yoga, Still & Moving Center, Honolulu Club and now...in the virtual zoomscape. Ecstatic Dance will be held online via zoom until further notice. To join class: 1. Please email us to introduce yourself at [masked]. If we have never met before, please tell us a little about yourself (your interest in ecstatic dance, if you are new to the practice, etc.) 2. $10 suggested donation. We are household yogis/dancers, so we really appreciate any donation you might give. 3. We will email you the zoom link and info about our online event. 4. Enjoy this free form dance experience! New to the practice? No experience is necessary, just a willingness to let go and move your body, guided by the music which is carefully selected. Ecstatic Dance is free-form movement where we allow our bodies to express themselves without an agenda. It's a moving meditation practice that merges inner with outer worlds and encourages and celebrates connection between body and spirit. Enjoy continuous music designed to take you on a cathartic ecstatic dance journey! Larina's music sets/playlists are designed to open up pathways to creativity, freedom and bliss. Feel free to wear clothing that is comfortable for movement - such as yoga clothes, or dance clothes. One of our participants shared her experience below.... "I love to dance. And I love to dance with others as well as in my home by myself. It helps me shift to a place of joy and a higher vibratory field especially when I am feeling anxious or sad. With our new Covid reality I have been engaging in many online experiences such as yoga, meditation workshops and talk stories. So, the thought of participating in a virtual Ecstatic Dance event sounded intriguing. But to be truthful, I was not sure if/how it would be possible to invoke the group magic that these dance gatherings conjure in a remote world. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I participated in Larina's first virtual ecstatic dance event. It was amazing! Larina Hawkins-Hower has a gift for creating shaman-like journeys through dance. It feels as if her playlist preparation is created in a state of meditation and service offered to whoever shows up as a soul gift and love offering. The soundtracks took us from drums and bass, what felt like lower chakra rhythms, up the sacral channel to eventually arrive at the end of the hour in the celestial realms. And seamlessly. Early in the experience, I really felt myself forget all the tension and worry in me and the world at large and settle fully into my body and right brain. It was a fabulous and much-needed respite from the anxiety and fear so prevalent everywhere right now. Even more fun, Larina had paired stunning visuals with the music which changed throughout the hour. And while we danced, she did, too, and flowed in and out of the visuals in a most mystical way. We all connected again and again with smiles, hand formations, dance steps. In and out of our own worlds, back to the screen and back again. I felt blissful and fully present at the end when Larina guided us through shavasana. And afterward my heart felt light and my body was happy and fluid. I would definitely dance at Larina's Ecstatic Dance virtual events again and look forward to it!" -Andrea Nandoskar Honolulu, HI

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