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Welcome to the Ecstatic Dance London®

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

More info on our events here: https://urubu-events.eventbrite.com/

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 an Art of Being© graduate, IATE Graduate, Bioenergetics practitioner, certified Trance Dance teacher and is the pioneer of live music ecstatic dance events in the UK, with his band the Urubu Collective. He brings a wealth of experience holding heart centred spaces.

Upcoming events (4+)

SUNSET SESSIONS with Ecstatic Dance London - Outdoor Silent Disco & Cacao

Join us for our Ecstatic Dance sessions!
Amazing music and vibe plus Cacao Ceremony!
Group Exercise/ Fitness with Silent-Disco headphones!

Ecstatic Dance London presents: THE SUNSET SESSIONS
When? 6:15-8:30pm - Wednesdays, and Friday evenings!

PLEASE BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/146672512433

COVID UPDATE:
The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England cautiously. From 29 March, people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports (we are taking appropriate steps to ensure our outdoor dance sessions are covid-secure, scroll down to read our safety measures).

ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON presents: the SUNSET SESSIONS
Outdoor Ecstatic Dance Session with Silent-Disco Headphones Plus *Cacao Ceremony! Dance on the Earth and beneath the Spring Sky! (weather permitting)

We are so excited to be back after the lockdown and to restart our outdoor dances!

Brought to you by: Ecstatic Dance London - We love to dance. We love music. We love to inspire, to connect, to heal and transform! Using our Silent Disco - Head-Phones based sound system, we will journey together, dancing on the Earth and with the music to inspire our movements and expression.

Enjoy our Ecstatic Dance classes outdoors, keep the wonderful spirit of ecstatic dance awake, alive, and aligned!
This is a unique dance class in London! Very limited spaces available, online registration only!

*Respectfully Socially Distanced & Covid compliant* *Alcohol and drug free environment*

At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO! We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao in a beautiful "positive intention setting ritual" to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance!
Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best, velvety tasting cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer.

WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?
It's a dance/movement practice to 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 space that we co-create together. Move your body, unleash the wild dancing self without caring what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite!

WHAT MUSIC TO EXPECT: “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.”

Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave.

The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey.
Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a relaxation or we might continue dancing depending on the weather.

Our Ecstatic Dance classes create a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. We offer a movement practice that supports your free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music. Our intention for these Ecstatic Dance classes is self-exploration, connection, fun, healing, expanding human potential and community building through freestyle ecstatic dance.

No experience necessary. All welcome.
Seth, Dee & Ecstatic Dance London team

💙RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/859899857908970

SUNSET SESSIONS with Ecstatic Dance London - Outdoor Silent Disco & Cacao

Join us for our Ecstatic Dance sessions!
Amazing music and vibe plus Cacao Ceremony!
Group Exercise/ Fitness with Silent-Disco headphones!

Ecstatic Dance London presents: THE SUNSET SESSIONS
When? 6:15-8:30pm - Wednesdays, and Friday evenings!

PLEASE BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/146672512433

COVID UPDATE:
The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England cautiously. From 29 March, people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports (we are taking appropriate steps to ensure our outdoor dance sessions are covid-secure, scroll down to read our safety measures).

ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON presents: the SUNSET SESSIONS
Outdoor Ecstatic Dance Session with Silent-Disco Headphones Plus *Cacao Ceremony! Dance on the Earth and beneath the Spring Sky! (weather permitting)

We are so excited to be back after the lockdown and to restart our outdoor dances!

Brought to you by: Ecstatic Dance London - We love to dance. We love music. We love to inspire, to connect, to heal and transform! Using our Silent Disco - Head-Phones based sound system, we will journey together, dancing on the Earth and with the music to inspire our movements and expression.

Enjoy our Ecstatic Dance classes outdoors, keep the wonderful spirit of ecstatic dance awake, alive, and aligned!
This is a unique dance class in London! Very limited spaces available, online registration only!

*Respectfully Socially Distanced & Covid compliant* *Alcohol and drug free environment*

At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO! We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao in a beautiful "positive intention setting ritual" to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance!
Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best, velvety tasting cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer.

WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?
It's a dance/movement practice to 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 space that we co-create together. Move your body, unleash the wild dancing self without caring what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite!

WHAT MUSIC TO EXPECT: “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.”

Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave.

The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey.
Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a relaxation or we might continue dancing depending on the weather.

Our Ecstatic Dance classes create a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. We offer a movement practice that supports your free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music. Our intention for these Ecstatic Dance classes is self-exploration, connection, fun, healing, expanding human potential and community building through freestyle ecstatic dance.

No experience necessary. All welcome.
Seth, Dee & Ecstatic Dance London team

💙RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/859899857908970

ECSTATIC SATURDAY'S - Ecstatic Dance London INDOORS - Ecstatic Dance & Cacao

Join us for our INDOOR Ecstatic Dance classes 5:45pm-8pm or 8:15-10:30pm

We are excited to announce that we restart our indoor classes!
*VERY LIMITED SPACES - ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY, NO TICKETS ON DOOR!*

💙RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/bJg7PzHJQ

*Respectfully Socially Distanced & Covid compliant*
*Alcohol and drug free environment*

No booze, No Shoes, No Chit Chat, Move However You Wish!!

“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

5:45-8pm session: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/120615336719
8:15-10:30pm session: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/120625416869

Our 'Ecstatic Saturdays' sessions tend to be more of a celebration and with a party atmosphere. “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.”

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 space that we co-create together.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
1. Next-level, conscious, inspiring electronic dance music
2. A beautiful, sacred, heartful and fun dance journey
3. A safe space for you to dance freely in
4. Vibrant people who love to dance and love music!

PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave. The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. Relaxation: Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a deep relaxation.

WHY CACAO? At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO! We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance! Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best, velvety tasting cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer. Join us to explore Cacao + Ecstatic Dance as a potent synthesis for Transformation! Release what no longer serves you, and invite in what you want more of in your life!

ECSTATIC DANCE GUIDELINES:

1. No talking during the dance (if you wish to talk to, you are welcome to chat before/after dance outside the building). When we dance without the chitchat, something alchemical can happen on the dancefloor. A unified field of Being emerges and we feel both wild and free, contained within ourselves And connected to something much, much greater than our individual selves.

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 co-created space and each other
5. Move your body however you wish

6. No spectating. Stay connected to your own body, sensations, emotions, and feelings. Ecstatic Dance is about you and your relationship to the Dance. Dancers feel uncomfortable when being spectated at. Come prepared to Dance yourself free from inhibitions!

7. 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.)

Embodied Encounter: Dance, Embodiment & Creativity 10-week closed group

A weekly embodiment group for growth & self-discovery for anyone interested in creating positive changes in their life.

EMBODIED ENCOUNTER
A shared group to support life’s journey and to get resourced, a chance to share and be supported by the community - to be heard and to be seen

a 10-week closed group held weekly on Tuesdays 7:15pm-9:45pm at the Skylight Centre, Highbury & Islington

Each week we meet as a group to explore different practices to release stress, get grounded in our bodies, and connect with what’s most alive in us, moment by moment.

Explorations include:
- Active listening exercises
- Guided meditations & relaxation
- Bioenergetic alchemy exercises
- Shaking medicine
- Breathwork
- Artwork
- Boundaries & healing touch
- Dance & movement
- Circle sharings

The roots of this work is founded on humanistic psychology, embodiment practices, and Seth's personal explorations and training. There are no gurus or shamans in this work. Simply human beings, connecting, sharing, growing together.

If you have not worked with Seth before it is recommended to contact him first before signing up. you can email him here: [masked]

There are very limited spaces available for this group.

Please reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/embodied-encounter-dance-embodiment-creativity-10-week-closed-group-tickets-171044397397

'Healing the splits between my mind and my body has been my life's challenge. In the sixty years that I have practiced psychotherapy, I have learned that the pathway to emotional health is through the body. The underlying purpose of Bioenergetics has always been to heal the mind-body split.'- Alexander Lowen

'My way back into life was ecstatic dance. I re-entered my body by learning to move my self, to dance my own dance from the inside out, not the outside in.' - Gabrielle Roth

What is it all about?
Though not a therapy group, the purpose of our Tuesday evening group is to provide an environment for connection, growth & self-discovery for anyone interested in creating positive changes in their life.

Together we will enter some deep spaces, through a combination of humanistic body-based practices such as bioenergetics and breathwork, group sharings, and guided meditations. We will begin to sense and discover What is most alive in me? What is my life calling towards?" What is it I am here to do? to create? to bring forth? What is it that I want from life, and maybe more importantly, what is it that life wants from me!

Join us to reach beyond your boundaries and tap into the unlimited creativity and potential that's your birthright!

This 10-week journey is a blend of both western humanistic embodiment methods, with eastern meditation practices & esoteric traditions. The group will explore many different ways in which these methods can bring about deep spiritual and transformational change to all aspects of our life.

Our weekly meetings and the elements of Embodied Encounter support your physical and emotional opening.

Whether you are looking for a way to better deal with the everyday stresses of life, or maybe you just simply want to try new body-mind based exercises, we invite you to explore the tools & practices during the 10 week deep dive and discover the positive benefits for yourself.

At the personal level, the highly experiential nature of a closed group like this can be a catalyst for transformation, as participants work in the laboratory of their own process and their relationship to others. The work opens the heart, brings grounded empowerment to the personality, and a deeper connection to the core; centre of your authentic self and divine essence.

With joy and gratitude,
Seth

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