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Welcome to the Ecstatic Dance Temple, Edmonton

We run Ecstatic Dance, Conscious Movement events held in healthy, smoke-free, drug and alcohol-free environments.


Without drugs or alcohol express yourself. Sweat your prayers on the dance floor. Let it out and connect with yourself and with others in a fresh new way. Breathe deeply and ground your attention inwards. The invitation for this evening is to begin to quiet the mind and enter into your body temple, befriending all that you may find.



"Each of us is a moving centre, a space of divine mystery. And though we spend most of our time on the surface in the daily details of ordinary existence, most of us hunger to connect to this space within, to break through to ecstatic states of consciousness, to be swept away." - Gabrielle Roth

Ecstatic Dance/ Movement Meditation is an opportunity to find freedom in our own ability to feel and move with all that is and with everything that arises in our body, heart and mind! This practice encourages moving with a grounded body, focus, abandon, grace and ease.

There is no experience necessary, just a willingness to move and be moved!

Classes are facilitated by Seth Newman. Seth is the creator of the Ecstatic Dance Temple project (www.ecstaticdancetemple.com (http://www.ecstaticdancetemple.com/)), Bioenergetics practitioner, certified Trance Dance teacher and is the pioneer of Ecstatic Dance events in the UK, with his band the Urubu Collective. He brings a wealth of experience holding heart centred spaces.


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And the Beat Goes OM ॐ Tantric Trance Dance™ A Tantric-Shamanic Dance Journey

AND THE BEAT GOES OM ॐ TANTRIC TRANCE DANCE™ A Tantric-Shamanic Dance Journey Dive deep into this powerful process for Awakening - Connect with your Inner Nature, Open your Heart and touch the Infinite! Here is our video to give you a taste of the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dddj19xC-b0&t This is the Call to Adventure. Through this transformational dance process, you will be guided into befriending all the aspects of your Being. Your Sexual Nature as man or woman, your Hearts deep longing, and your personal connection to the Great Mystery. This is a spirituality that includes our sexuality. And this is a really important distinction between this work and other dance practices. Tantric Trance Dance™ - Moving Meditation and Alchemical Practice This is a very unique dance experience, a blending of ancient and contemporary transformational tools, including Bioenergetics, Ecstatic Dance, emotional release (Catharsis), Chakra Journeying, Vipassana Meditation, Latihan And the powerful use of a blindfold - all these elements woven together invite you into a deep state of presence, awakening & celebration. Waking up to celebrate the one that you are. Enter into the life of the Body - Guided by our unique musical soundtracks created specifically for this healing modality. Tantric Trance Dance™ takes participants on the journey within. This is an active meditation for deeply connecting with your Being. Through the stages, you will begin to strip off layers of muscular armouring, surrendering to the dance of the body, letting go of baggage you may have been carrying for years, and connecting with your Souls calling. "You are the fusion of Nature and Spirit, the meeting point of Earth & Sky” The Tantric Trance Dance™ process is a unique opportunity to connect with all the wild energies of your Nature, with your Heart and Spirit. Click to Like us on Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/TantricTranceDance) Our new video about the Tantric Trance Dance process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dddj19xC-b0&t Held in a beautiful candlelit space, we come together to dance and breathe ourselves into Presence, being present in our bodies and opening to life. With this blindfolded Tantric Trance Dance™, you are invited to stretch and play at your edges… and maybe just beyond! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oGisNHTeqk&t Facilitated by Seth Newman. As founder of the URUBU School of Transformational Arts, www.urubu.com (http://www.urubu.com/) he integrates the roots of Humanistic therapies, Bioenergetics & Body Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology and Tantra in creative and life-transforming workshops, retreats and training. His studies in the therapeutic use of the arts, Reichian body psychotherapy, Bioenergetics and somatic movement infuse his approach to living a creative, holistic & embodied life. Seth is also longterm Osho Sannyasin. Growing up in Pune in the early days of the movement between[masked]. His background is in Body-Psychotherapy, Bioenergetics and Authentic Movement. AND THE BEAT GOES OM ॐ TANTRIC TRANCE DANCE™ A Tantric-Shamanic Dance Journey "Between the head and feet of any given person is a billion miles of unexplored wilderness. . . . We dance to shed skins, tear off masks, crack molds, and experience the breakdown – the shattering of borders between body, heart and mind . . ." - Gabrielle Roth "WE have come to be danced not the nice invisible, self conscious shuffle but the matted hair flying, voodoo mama shaman shakin’ ancient bones dance the strip us from our casings, return our wings sharpen our claws & tongues dance the shed dead cells and slip into the luminous skin of love dance..." -Jewel Mathieson Feedback from the last Tantric Trance Dance™: "It was a very powerful, letting go, ritual experience. Brilliant!" "I'm really surprised that I could feel so "high" without having to "intoxicate" myself!!! A great night and no hangover!" "Wonderful experience. A magical journey into yourself, and an opportunity to just enjoy dance with a lovely group of soul dancers at the same time. Every movement body was a blessing. Thank you to Seth Newman to create this fantastic dance, it has helped me lot after a hard week. May Love connect us all. xxx" "An exceptional evening - everything I wanted and more! You know to experience such presence, inner stillness, sacred connection with other people, in such a short time with strangers here in London is rare to find. The breath - the body - movement - connection - presence - passion and love. I felt it all... Grateful" "Fantastic and deeply moving experience. Powerful and blissful dancing expertly guided by Seth. Deeply grateful for the experience!" "Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!" "Such a beautiful evening; powerful experience! Feeling blessed." "That was, excellent, friendly, well lead very different experience.Thank you"

ECSTATIC DANCE EDMONTON presents: Saturday Night ♥ Conscious Clubbing ♥ Dj Set

ECSTATIC DANCE EDMONTON presents: Saturday Night DJ Session - Conscious Clubbing All ages - Dress to Sweat - Complimentary RAW Cacao treat on the door & ending the evening with a beautiful Gong bath/Sound Journey No booze, No Shoes, No Chit Chat, Move However You Wish!! An evening of unfacilitated freestyle ecstatic dance! There will be no dance teacher or guidance, just pure music! We'll let the music, the community, and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OSV_SkP7bk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdb_2E_Ea9M About the music: “Enlightened Electro, World Beat, Deep House and Downtempo Bliss, plus a few surprises slipped in for good measure!! Ecstatic Music Journeys for Conscious Movement and Sacred Celebration.” Ecstatic Dance Edmonton Guidelines: 1. No talking on the dance floor 2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment 3. No photos or videos, mobile phones muted and out of sight 4. Care/Awareness for the space and each other 5. Move your body however you wish 6. You can dance alone, or with as many partners as (you) like to join. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart – Namaste.) What to Bring: 1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself 2. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue. What to Expect: 1. Next-level, conscious, inspiring electronic dance music 2. A beautiful sacred space 3. A safe space for you to dance freely in 4. Vibrant people who love to dance and love music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQLU9VKT-Ws&t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYXatoRMkh0&t "A first-time visitor to Ecstatic Dance Edmonton. What a joy. Danced, danced, danced with carefree abandoned in the most delightful, caring, love filled company. A real beacon of joy and promise for a New Year. I hope to repeat the experience. Thank you to Seth and the Crew." Cyril "The music, the energy, the people.... I wouldn't change anything. I loved every moment. Thank you Seth. Namaste " Vincent "it was my first visit to Ecstatic Dance Edmonton, I thoroughly enjoyed it! What a wonderful way to see in the new year.! I will definitely attend another meetup. Many thanks" Shen "Deeply powerful evening of dance, beauty, and connection. Thank you !" Alan "Thank you Seth, and to everyone that came. I will particularly cherish the feeling of all the little moments of connection, the smiles, the kind eyes, the hugs, the bits when I lost myself in the music, the joy of the ones when it felt as if the whole room was jumping in unison. What a beautiful way to start the year. Love." Salvo. "Such lovely vibe, music, host and crowd. Thanks for a helping me see in the new year in such a good way x" Candice "That was a very beautiful experience. A lovely way to journey inward & out. To express in a free space filled with joyful vibes & gorgeous smiling faces. In sound, in rhythm, in motion, in colour, in sweat, the dance, the soul. Bless you & great thanks to Seth & all the helpers." Cath "A wonderful way to start the new year, thanks Seth for the music and holding the space so well. I had so many inspirational dances - thanks to all I danced with." Paul "Thank you so much Seth and team, what a freaking awesome way to finish one fabulous year and start another. Hope to see lots of you beautiful peeps for a dance again soon. :D <3 :D Namaste and big love. <3" Libby "<3 <3 Thank you for creating a space where one can shake one's body and soul in the presence of others freely, fully and in love. See you soon! And thank you to all the lovely souls who were present tonight!" "This was an incredible night. Today I feel so full of love and pleasure. Thank you to everyone who made it so amazing."

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