What we're about

Welcome to the Ecstatic Dance Temple, Toronto

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

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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.

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"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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Upcoming events (5)

ONLINE DANCE TRIBE - WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Ecstatic Dance Temple

⋘ ─ ∗ ONLINE DANCE TRIBE ∗ ─ ⋙ Ecstatic Dance & Online Connection Party YES, OUR DANCES CONTINUE ONLINE! 2:30-4:30PM (EST) ◈ WHEN? WEDNESDAYS 2:30pm-4:30pm Please register online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100849317022 ◈ WHERE? ONLINE Please register on Eventbrite to receive live broadcasting links. Enjoy our Ecstatic Dance Temple journeys, wherever you are in the world and keep the wonderful ecstatic dance energies awake, alive, and aligned! Move your Body, unleash the wild dancing self who doesnt give a F@cK what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite! We bring our unique Ecstatic Dance Temple experience to you, in your own safe space. We would love to support you through creating opportunities for you to connect - Online! From our own space right here in South London, we will broadcast Ecstatic Dance events with: ◈ Live DJ set with high-quality audio! ◈ Visuals ◈ Cacao/Tea Ceremony ◈ Live Music Sound Journey! SCHEDULE: - 2.15pm Getting Online and interaction with other dancers via Zoom - 2:30pm Online Broadcast starts, Dance Warm up - 2:45pm Opening Circle/ Cacao/Tea Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance SoundWave with Seth - 4:15pm Live Relaxation & Meditation Music with Dee - 4:30pm Online Broadcast finishes - 4:30pm Post dance interaction with other dancers PLEASE CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: Cacao Dance Tribe: https://youtu.be/PGC7pkS9sHU Ecstatic Dance Temple: https://youtu.be/0OSV_SkP7bk Ecstatic Dance London/Silent Disco: https://youtu.be/EtEj_obfoYM WEEKLY ECSTATIC DANCE EVENTS - ONLINE: *WEDNESDAYS 2:30-4:30pm Online Dance Tribe: Dance and Online Connection Party https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100849317022 *FRIDAYS 2:30-4:30pm Cacao Dance Tribe Online (1st Friday: Ecstatica, 3rd Friday: Catharsis) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100847447430 *SATURDAYS 2:30-4:30pm ECSTATIC SATURDAYS: Cacao/Tea Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance Connection Party https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/101229032762 ◈ Sessions are facilitated and DJed by Seth Newman, Seth is the pioneer of Ecstatic Dance in the UK, who with his band Urubu & Ecstatic Dance Temple. He has been running conscious dance & sober rave events for many years. His inspiration for these events come from many sources including Humanistic & Body Psychotherapy, the Human Potential Movement, 5 Rhythms, Active meditations and from the teachings of the Indian Mystic Osho whom he grew up with in India in the 1970s. Seth brings a wealth of experience holding heart-centered spaces. “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive” - Joseph Campbell SUPPORT ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE We would be very grateful that you keep the wonderful Ecstatic Dance Temple vibration live, by dancing, celebrating and meditating with us. If you feel like you want to give a little support we will highly appreciate that. For the Livestream link please support us through making a donation. Feel free and only give from abundance. Thank you in advance! ❤ Big Love, Seth & Dee xxx ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE GUIDELINES: 1. No talking during the dance (welcome to talk before/after dance) 2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment 3. Care/Awareness for the virtual space and each other 4. Move your body however you wish WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself 2. Water and a water bottle. 3. Phone or laptop/computer with internet to connect to video/audio links. 4. Cacao/ Tea - optional! If you'd like to prepare and drink all together during the opening ceremony. 5. Prepare a space for you to dance in. Get creative! Add some lighting, decor etc if you wish to. 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!

*FREE* ECSTATIC DANCE ONLINE EVENTS! THURSDAYS

Ecstatic Dance Temple

WELCOME TO OUR ONLINE ECSTATIC DANCE EVENTS! Join us for our *FREE* Ecstatic Dance offerings wherever you are in the world. PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE FOR FREE TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/101724811650 THURSDAYS: 2:30-4:30PM Please join the tribe here: https://www.twitch.tv/ecstaticdance Sound system or headphones recommended for the best audio experience! - GREAT SOUND - Video & Visuals - Cacao/Tea Ceremony & Intention Setting (Please prepare at home) - Live Ecstatic Dance DJ set - Live Music Sound Journey & Relaxation WHAT WE'RE ABOUT: Enter an open space... and with your bare feet explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting your body, in this sacred online space that we co-create together. Our Ecstatic Dance Online events create a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. We offer an online movement practice that supports your free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music. Our intention for these online events is self-exploration, connection, healing, expanding human potential and community building through freestyle ecstatic dance. No experience necessary. ECSTATIC DANCE PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Warm-up: 20 minutes people get online, stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave. The Practice: 100 minutes of freestyle dancing to a large sound wave. Some guidance will provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. Live Music Sound Journey & Relaxation : 15 minutes of Deep Relaxation.

ECSTATIC SATURDAY'S - ONLINE: Ecstatic Dance + Cacao/Tea Ceremony

Ecstatic Dance Temple

⋘ ─ ∗ ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE ONLINE ∗ ─ ⋙ YES, OUR DANCES CONTINUE ONLINE! 2:30-4:30PM (EST) ◈ WHEN? SATURDAYS 2:30pm-4:30pm Please register online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/101229032762 ◈ WHERE? ONLINE Please register on Eventbrite to receive live broadcasting links. WEEKLY ECSTATIC DANCE EVENTS - ONLINE: *WEDNESDAYS 2:30-4:30pm Online Dance Tribe: Dance and Online Connection Party https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100849317022 *FRIDAYS 2:30-4:30pm Cacao Dance Tribe Online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100847447430 *SATURDAYS 2:30-4:30pm ECSTATIC SATURDAYS: Cacao/Tea Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance Connection Party https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/101229032762 Enjoy our Ecstatic Dance journeys, wherever you are in the world and keep the wonderful ecstatic dance energies awake, alive, and aligned! Move your Body, unleash the wild dancing self who doesnt give a F@cK what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite! We bring our unique Ecstatic Dance experience to you, in your own safe space. We would love to support you through creating opportunities for you to connect - Online! From our own space right here in South London, we will broadcast Ecstatic Dance events with: ◈ Live DJ set with high-quality audio! ◈ Visuals ◈ Cacao/Tea Ceremony ◈ Live Music Sound Journey! SCHEDULE: - 2.15pm Getting Online and interaction with other dancers via Zoom - 2:30pm Online Broadcast starts, Dance Warm up - 2:45pm Opening Circle/ Cacao/Tea Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance SoundWave with Seth - 4:15pm Live Relaxation & Meditation Music with Dee - 4:30pm Online Broadcast finishes - 4:30pm Post dance interaction with other dancers PLEASE WATCH SOME OF OUR VIDEOS TO GIVE YOU A TASTE OF THE EXPERIENCE AND VIBE WE OFFER: ◈ High on Life Ecstatic Dance Festival: https://youtu.be/dfkBWdMIV4o ◈ Cacao Dance Tribe: https://youtu.be/PGC7pkS9sHU ◈ Ecstatic Dance Temple: https://youtu.be/0OSV_SkP7bk ◈ Ecstatic Dance London/Silent Disco: https://youtu.be/EtEj_obfoYM SUPPORT ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE We would be very grateful that you keep the wonderful Ecstatic Dance Temple vibration live, by dancing, celebrating and meditating with us. If you feel like you want to give a little support we will highly appreciate that. For the Livestream link please support us through making a donation. Feel free and only give from abundance. Thank you in advance! ❤ Big Love, Seth & Dee xxx ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE GUIDELINES: 1. No talking during the dance (welcome to talk before/after dance) 2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment 3. Care/Awareness for the virtual space and each other 4. Move your body however you wish WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself 2. Water and a water bottle. 3. Phone or laptop/computer with internet to connect to video/audio links. 4. Cacao/ Tea - optional! If you'd like to prepare and drink all together during the opening ceremony. 5. Prepare a space for you to dance in. Get creative! Add some lighting, decor etc if you wish to. 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!

ONLINE DANCE TRIBE - WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Ecstatic Dance Temple

⋘ ─ ∗ ONLINE DANCE TRIBE ∗ ─ ⋙ Ecstatic Dance & Online Connection Party YES, OUR DANCES CONTINUE ONLINE! 2:30-4:30PM (EST) ◈ WHEN? WEDNESDAYS 2:30pm-4:30pm Please register online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100849317022 ◈ WHERE? ONLINE Please register on Eventbrite to receive live broadcasting links. Enjoy our Ecstatic Dance Temple journeys, wherever you are in the world and keep the wonderful ecstatic dance energies awake, alive, and aligned! Move your Body, unleash the wild dancing self who doesnt give a F@cK what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite! We bring our unique Ecstatic Dance Temple experience to you, in your own safe space. We would love to support you through creating opportunities for you to connect - Online! From our own space right here in South London, we will broadcast Ecstatic Dance events with: ◈ Live DJ set with high-quality audio! ◈ Visuals ◈ Cacao/Tea Ceremony ◈ Live Music Sound Journey! SCHEDULE: - 2.15pm Getting Online and interaction with other dancers via Zoom - 2:30pm Online Broadcast starts, Dance Warm up - 2:45pm Opening Circle/ Cacao/Tea Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance SoundWave with Seth - 4:15pm Live Relaxation & Meditation Music with Dee - 4:30pm Online Broadcast finishes - 4:30pm Post dance interaction with other dancers PLEASE CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: Cacao Dance Tribe: https://youtu.be/PGC7pkS9sHU Ecstatic Dance Temple: https://youtu.be/0OSV_SkP7bk Ecstatic Dance London/Silent Disco: https://youtu.be/EtEj_obfoYM WEEKLY ECSTATIC DANCE EVENTS - ONLINE: *WEDNESDAYS 2:30-4:30pm Online Dance Tribe: Dance and Online Connection Party https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100849317022 *FRIDAYS 2:30-4:30pm Cacao Dance Tribe Online (1st Friday: Ecstatica, 3rd Friday: Catharsis) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/100847447430 *SATURDAYS 2:30-4:30pm ECSTATIC SATURDAYS: Cacao/Tea Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance Connection Party https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/101229032762 ◈ Sessions are facilitated and DJed by Seth Newman, Seth is the pioneer of Ecstatic Dance in the UK, who with his band Urubu & Ecstatic Dance Temple. He has been running conscious dance & sober rave events for many years. His inspiration for these events come from many sources including Humanistic & Body Psychotherapy, the Human Potential Movement, 5 Rhythms, Active meditations and from the teachings of the Indian Mystic Osho whom he grew up with in India in the 1970s. Seth brings a wealth of experience holding heart-centered spaces. “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive” - Joseph Campbell SUPPORT ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE We would be very grateful that you keep the wonderful Ecstatic Dance Temple vibration live, by dancing, celebrating and meditating with us. If you feel like you want to give a little support we will highly appreciate that. For the Livestream link please support us through making a donation. Feel free and only give from abundance. Thank you in advance! ❤ Big Love, Seth & Dee xxx ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE GUIDELINES: 1. No talking during the dance (welcome to talk before/after dance) 2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment 3. Care/Awareness for the virtual space and each other 4. Move your body however you wish WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself 2. Water and a water bottle. 3. Phone or laptop/computer with internet to connect to video/audio links. 4. Cacao/ Tea - optional! If you'd like to prepare and drink all together during the opening ceremony. 5. Prepare a space for you to dance in. Get creative! Add some lighting, decor etc if you wish to. 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!

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