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Welcome to the Ecstatic Dance Temple

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 an Art of Being© 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.



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Cacao Dance Tribe - Cacao & Ecstatic Dance with Ecstatic Dance London

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Cacao Dance Tribe - Cacao & Ecstatic Dance with Ecstatic Dance London “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 Our youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OSV_SkP7bk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtEj_obfoYM Why Cacao & Ecstatic Dance? Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity on the dance floor! Exploring 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! Our youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OSV_SkP7bk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdb_2E_Ea9M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQLU9VKT-Ws Join us for this weekly free-style, expressive dance & moving meditation event - "A brilliant way to destress after a hard week of work" When? Friday nights - 8:30pm-10:30pm How much? £15 regular price /£12 super earlybird /£10 Fulltime students https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cacao-ecstatic-dance-with-ecstatic-dance-london-friday-nights-tickets-33380995456 Where? The Pirate Castle, 33 Oval Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 7EA (5 minutes from Camden Tube) What to bring: Loose comfortable clothing and a Bottle of water “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 Classes are facilitated by Seth Newman who has been pioneering Ecstatic Dance in the UK for many years. He brings a wealth of experience holding heart centred spaces. Cacao Dance Tribe sessions are an opportunity to find freedom in your own ability to feel and move with all that is and with everything that arises in our body, heart and mind. Ecstatic Dance is a practice that encourages moving with a grounded body, a deepening of our ability to be with what is, and connecting with others as we are, without the mask. There is no experience necessary, just a willingness to move and be moved! "Our bodies instinctively know what feels good or bad, right or wrong. However, often our heads get in the way. Ecstatic Dance is about finding our way through to what feels good. How can we use dance to consciously transform towards finding joy, without denying our anger or sadness? Ask yourself: what’s my body feeling in this moment? Does it feel good moving this way, or that? Does it feel nourishing to dance with another, or dance solo? Where do I most feel connected with Self? Let your body lead the way." ~ Abigail Harris

ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON presents: Conscious Clubbing + Cacao + Sound Journey

ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON presents: Ecstatic Saturdays Conscious Clubbing + Cacao Ceremony + Gong Bath/Sound Journey Dance the night away in a beautiful Dance Studio with like-minded people who love music and love to dance! *Plus complimentary RAW VEGAN Cacao Ceremony for all dancers & ending the evening with a beautiful Relaxing Gong Bath/Sound Journey Ecstatic Dance London - No booze, No Shoes, No Chit Chat, Move However You Wish!! Join us for an evening of unfacilitated free-style 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. Ecstatic Saturdays - Ecstatic Dance + Cacao Ceremony + Sound Journey Investment: - £20 Regular (discounts available if you book online, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecstatic-dance-london-presents-conscious-clubbing-cacao-sound-journey-tickets-54647850191) - £10 concession (full-time students only, please bring ID) on the door When? 7:45-10:15 pm Where? Siobhan Davies Studio, 85 Saint George's Rd, SE1 6ER 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: https://youtu.be/EtEj_obfoYM Ecstatic Dance Festival: https://youtu.be/VI2tpOihZug Please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecstatic-dance-london-presents-conscious-clubbing-cacao-sound-journey-tickets-54647850191 Please join our amazing meetup community for updates on all our events: https://www.meetup.com/london-ecstatic-dance Ecstatic Dance London 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! 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.”

Shaking Medicine - An Ecstatic Shaking Practice

Unity Unitarian Church

Shaking Medicine™ - An Ecstatic Shaking Practice & Active Meditation Join us for this weekly energising & revitalising evening class to shake your body healthy!! Weekly Ecstatic Shaking Practice - Wake up the body - Unwind Stress & Tension - Relax - Feel Great Our youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww7XSXQxgNw Tuesday evenings 6-7pm @ Unity Unitarian Church £10/£7 concession(full-time students) on the door / £5 if booking with Ecstatic Tuesdays - Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony on Tuesday nights! Please book online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/86005519825 Can you shake your way to good health? Shaking Medicine™ is sometimes referred to as Bioenergetic Shaking, or Kundalini shaking. It is one of the worlds oldest self-help medicines. Shaking, rocking, vibration and oscillation are natural human reactions to: Stress, Trauma & Ecstatic states. We inherently use oscillation as a tool to calm our nervous system. for example, think of why we rock a crying baby to sleep. The practice of Shaking is known by many: Quakers, Gnostics, Taoists, Yoginis, First Nations peoples, Sufis, Druids, Zen Buddhists and more. Shaking Medicine™ is a Self-Healing body response to trauma as it can help to clear and release blocks that cause dis-ease. After a shaking the session, the body naturally shifts to a higher vibration and the shaking brings all of the body systems into balance. Shaking Medicine™ is a wonderful way to let the body really move, shake up and release stress & tension, and bring in new fresh energy - revitalising yourself Body Heart & Soul. Shaking Medicine™ is both 1) a contemporary somatic therapy practice for grounding and mobilising the Body-Mind. And 2) an ancient Shamanic technique for achieving non-ordinary states of consciousness - optional blindfolds available! What to bring: - Loose comfortable clothes - A reusable water bottle - Yoga mat to rest on What to expect: This is an active meditation. It is about self-discovery, embodiment and relaxation. In our work, meditation is not concentration, but relaxation. You will simply relax into the shaking. Simply relaxing into yourself. The more you relax, the more you feel yourself open and flexible. Relaxation means falling into such a strong state where you are not doing anything, you simply relax into the shaking. The music will support the experience. We end with a relaxation stage where you are invited to lay down, relax and let your whole Body-Mind system rest. Please bring a yoga mat with you to rest on. Thank you We are inspired by teachers such as Peter Levine, Bradford Keeney, Osho, Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen, John Peirakkos, David Bercelli. After the Shaking Medicine™ session, you are invited to stay on for our Movement Mystics Ecstatic Dance with Cacao Celebration. If you would like to attend both sessions (highly recommended) you will save £5. More details about the Ecstatic TUESDAYS - Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecstatic-dance-tuesdays-ecstatic-dance-cacao-ceremony-tickets-84726267547 The Health Benefits of Shaking One of the easiest ways to help the body release tension & stress is to shake. The simple act of shaking your body can produce a multitude of health benefits. Although it may seem simple, it is a very powerful technique. The main purpose of our Shaking Medicine classes is to relax the body and release tension. When we shake the body, we are relaxing all our joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, helping us to loosen up and feel relaxed. Shaking gently bounces our organs and stimulates our lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system is like our bodies draining system and is responsible for the removal of waste material from every cell in the body, in addition to regulating the immune system. Maintaining a healthy lymphatic system is critical if we want to be radiant and healthy.

Trance Dance & Cacao Ceremony with Ecstatic Dance London

Unity Unitarian Church

Trance Dance & Cacao Ceremony for Self-Discovery & Awakening Monthly Tuesdays starting - January 7th, 2020 Trance Dance is the Call to Adventure - Body, Heart & Soul… If there was ever a time and space for self-discovery, awakening, and connection to the highest aspects of your being…then this is it! Our Trance Dance Journeys are an opportunity to bring awareness to, and transform any limiting patterns or fears that are causing blocks to you living "the life you dream to live"! It is a path to vitality & health and creates a space for you to release and transmute any patterns that prevent you from living life to your fullest potential! ***** 7p.m.-9:30 p.m. Super Earlybird: £13 Earlybird: £15 Regular: £20 (Full-time student discount £10- Please bring student ID) Please confirm your attendance and book here, thank you: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trance-dance-cacao-ceremony-with-ecstatic-dance-london-tickets-83648022487 Trance Dance Dates in 2020 January 7th, February 4th, March 3rd, April 7th - Full Moon, May 5th - Full Moon, June 2nd, September 1st - Full Moon, October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st "WHAT IS TRANCE DANCE?" Traditional Trance Dance has its roots in ancient shamanic traditions, it has been practiced for more than 35 thousand years in various tribes & cultures around the world as a medium of altering consciousness through dancing to powerful rhythms that help connect to our deep creative unconscious. This 'trance' state of the creative unconscious, is naturalistic and can be compared to the fluidity of play or dreams. This is where we can tap into the ocean of infinite possibilities, where true healing and clarity can take place and where insights can be found. Our Trance Dance Journey is a modern adaptation of more traditional rituals, designed for a generation of people that are part of a fast-paced world that so often gets us lost amongst its numerous distractions. We use a variety of methods to induce a creative trance state and to help deepen us into an expanded state of consciousness: 1) A blindfold 2) A transformational breathing technique, 3) A Postive intention, 4) Spontaneous Dance and Intuitive body movements. 5) Ceremonial Cacao ∗ ⋅◈ Schedule: ◈ 7-7:30 Arrive Dance Dance Warm-up and Stretch ◈ 7:30 Opening Circle and Cacao Ceremony ◈ 7:45-9:15 Trance Dance Journey ◈ 9:15 Relaxation & Closing circle Come and Drop into the Dance... "We invite you to drop your comfort zone and dance into the more unknown aspects of yourself! Allow yourself to go beyond the world of the five senses and open new doors and possibilities within your being. 'Dance until you shatter yourself' as the Persian poet Rumi says, surrender to the dance and trust the journey... Every time you will step into the unknown darkness you will gradually learn to surrender to the expanded state of consciousness and are likely to attain deeper experiences. Every journey is a new journey, a new opportunity to ride into yourself and beyond." with Love, Seth “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 ∗ ⋅◈ Sessions are facilitated and DJed by Seth Newman ◈ Seth is the pioneer Ecstatic Dance in the UK, who with his band Urubu & Ecstatic Dance London, has been running conscious dance & sober dance & meditation events for many years. ◈ His inspiration is from many sources including Humanistic & Body Psychotherapy, the Human Potential Movement, 5 Rhythms, Active meditations and from the teachings of the Indian Mystic Osho with whom he grew up with in Pune, India in the 1970's. Osho embraced dance as a transformational meditation practice. Seth brings a wealth of experience holding heart centred spaces.

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