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Cacao Ceremony - Ecstatic Dance & Sound Healing
Ecstatic Dance is a conscious movement practice that invites people to drop out of their minds and into their bodies to unwind and open to inner wisdom. Dance, Music and Cacao Medicine are the center point of these ceremonies catalyzing ecstatic states, where conscious mind limitations dissolve, opening the doors to the vast subconscious intelligence. It is an opportunity to connect deeply with self and others in fun ways words cannot express. A gracious experience to meet yourself as you are and open a space where you can see beyond who you think you are... It’s about you, freedom, joy and honesty. For thousands of years, cacao has been celebrated as a food of the gods. Together we will drink a cacao elixir, giving ourselves the opportunity to enter into the stillness and wisdom of our being. This journey will offer a space to expand your awareness of self, be moved by the flow of love, expand your intuitive awareness and cultivate your connection to the Source of life. Wind down & Sound Healing - special guest Haitch Music. The dance floor is non-verbal which invites a deeper somatic experience. It is a drug and alcohol-free event. What kind of music is played? And what do we do? We play music that encourages movement. Our sonic journey is a fusion of world music, electronica, dubstep, tribal house, classic remixes and more! In this space, all are welcomed into radical self-expression and acceptance. Do yoga, stretch, dance like no one is watching, or just chill and enjoy the music. - 6:00 pm - Doors open - arrival and grounding - 6:30 pm - Opening circle & Cacao sharing - it’s a chance for you to get to know who is in the room, share a bit about yourself if you wish and set the intention for the ceremony. - 7:00 pm – Music starts in a low beat to give you the chance to ground into your body. The rhythm progressively increases once the room starts to move. It may reach a high energy several times during the dance and slow down to conclude with a smooth landing back to stillness at the end. - 8:45 pm - Music stops and we have a wind down meditative acoustic moment and sound healing conducted by Haitch Music with Native American flutes, didgeridoo and Zither. - 9:30 pm – Closing circle – we clap together three times and the fourth time back to the earth to close. - 9:40 pm – Non-verbal time is over - have a chat with the people you shared the space with during the dance. Arrive and leave whenever you want but be mindful not to disturb the other participants. Ecstatic Dance Agreements This is a Free-form Movement Temple To maintain ultimate freedom we agree to the following: 1. No talking on the Dancefloor (or at the Altar). - Please whisper off of the dancefloor only 2. No street shoes on the dancefloor. No showing up drunk or drugged, no pictures, video, or wearing of scent (please be clean). 3. Respect the Space - Others' Space and the Collective Space. When Approaching others: - Listen for a Yes (get eye contact first) - Respect any No (like when they are ignoring you) - Respect the Solo Dancers' Right to their Space - Hands in prayer at heart means: "I see you, and thank you for the dance (that just ended)." This is a Transformational Space for Healing, Prayer, and Freeform Movement. You will be asked to leave if you do not follow these agreements. Thank you! For Cacao Ceremony: – It is often suggested to not eat for a few hours before consuming cacao for the ceremony. – Drink a lot of water during the day prior to the ceremony. No dance experience required*** The venue has parking for 70 cars. Contribution: $35 - Early Bird before June 30th $40 - Regular Online ticket after June 30th $45 - at the Door $30 - Concession Limited spots available, booking highly recommended. Most of our participants RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/288505218389239/ This is a sample of the music we are playing: https://www.mixcloud.com/dancingfire/ecstatic-dance-cacao-ceremony-030317-release-and-let-go/

Kangaroo Point Uniting Church

40 Linton St, · Kangaroo Point

$35.00