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Read about the Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ Method...(formerly known as Ecstatic Trance Dance) A method that was developed in 1996 by Amoda Maa Jeevan. Her book "Moving into ecstasy" released in 2001 by Thorsons, was heralded as “the most definitive and comprehensive guide to Trance-Dance”. Her method has since then grown in popularity and status and now has over 40 teachers across the UK and in Europe. Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ is a time-tested powerful, fun, eyes closed transformational process that can break the spell of separation and re-connect us to a natural state of Ecstasy. Held in the sanctuary of Sacred Space there is no place for analysing here! Through repetitive beats, movement and breath we nourish and revitalise on a cellular level, Releasing endorphins (the feel good brain chemicals!) Flushing out toxins, stuck energy and emotions. Feet pounding, heart drumming, blood pulsing, feeling the rhythm of our bodies, opening to the infinite source of energy and vitality that is available when we surrender to the flow. In this space true and lasting healing can happen! There are 5 different stages to the Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ experience. BODY WARM-UP SHAKE ECSTATIC ENERGY DANCE RELAXATION/LET GO GROUNDING 1. BODY WARM-UP Here we invite you to drop into sacred space using breath and movement to awaken the body form the soles of your feet up to the crown of your head. 2.SHAKE Here we allow the body to shake and tremble all over. With eyes closed and breath deep and relaxed, the shake is based on Osho’s Kundalini Meditation. Its purpose is to shake off stress and tension and to awaken our life force which is often ‘sleepy’. The effect is refreshing, energizing and balancing. It is also a preparation on physical, emotional and mental levels for the deeper level of let go of the next phase. 3.ECSTATIC ENERGY DANCE With eyes closed we drop into the rhythm of our own nature, we learn a simple breathing technique called the breathe of fire. This ignites the letting go process by super oxygenating the body and brain, revitalising you at a cellular level, freeing the mind from its incessant chattering and allowing a “whole-brain” activity. Allowing access to a deeper level of being through the dance. 4. STILLNESS When the music stops, so does the dance and you simply drop to the ground in stillness this relaxation and integration is aided by a Crystal singing bowl sound bath. 5. GROUNDING Now we complete the process with a simple guided visualization to ground ourselves and come back to normal waking consciousness. In its essence it is an ACTIVE MEDITATION through the different stages you are encouraged to develop the witness. With regular practice you can clear and release stuck energy and emotions. Surrendering to and acceptance of the present moment exactly as it is becomes your natural way of being. BENEFITS OF THIS DANCE METHOD: * Stuck physical energy and emotion can surface easily to be safely released. * Internal visions and dream-like states that give us insights and inspirations into our lives. * A sense of self-empowerment. * Relief from everyday worries and the general chatter of the mind. * Clarity of thinking from a higher perspective. * A sense of calm, peace, joy and bliss. * A warm openhearted space in which you feel connected and whole. * A connection with the divine/spirit, a sense of Oneness and wonder. * An experience of ecstasy and liberation. The more you can let go and surrender to the dance, the more the ego will get out of the way and the dance will move through you. Keep in touch with me to stay up to date www.schoolofecstaticmovement.com (http://www.schoolofecstaticmovement.com/) -- In Love, Truth and Wisdom Kate Shanti Grafton Assistant @ School of Ecstatic Movement Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher & Transformational Coach Email [masked] http://www.schoolofecstaticmovement.com + 44 (0)[masked] Skype Shanti Kate 78 "move to transform, teach to empower"