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Deep Dating - Conscious Connections
Deep Dating - Conscious Connections with Seth & Dee "A new way for single people to connect meaningfully and with heart." This event was created by our own frustrations of finding a partner in London in conventional settings. We are both happily in relationship now, but we wanted to create events for our single friends and for other singles to meet lovely likeminded people. And whether you end up with a date or not, you may just make one or two new friends out of it… - Are you looking for love, connection, intimacy and relationship? - Are you finding it a challenge to meet the right person? - Have you tried Internet Dating, and other singles events and felt it a bit shallow? - Are you looking for a deeper connection, but not quite sure how to find it? We all know it can be a real challenge to make heartfelt & authentic connections in London. Our fast and busy pace of life in this big city that we love, can take it’s toll. And the pubs, clubs and dating scene can feel like a real market place. So where and how do we find and meet each other in a fresh new way? Deep Dating - Conscious Connections is the solution. When: April 26th 7 pm -10 pm Where: The Skylight Centre How much: £25 earlybird / £35 normal price Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deep-dating-conscious-connections-tickets-40938453015 Additional Dates: May 24th Timetable 7 pm - 7:15 pm arrival and tea 7:15 Welcome and official introduction Please arrive on time so that so that you can join in the warm-ups and icebreakers. These will help you arrive and feel more comfortable in the space. “It’s always the same questions "Where do you come from?” “What do you do?" etc” Deep Dating - Conscious Connections, does away with banal conversation, replacing it with exercises that invite a deeper connection, including eye contact and communication exercises. These can reveal, in a short space of time, the things you might want to know about your potential partner: "Can they be present? Can they listen? Are they sensitive to who you are? Are they able to talk about their feelings?” Our way of meeting each other is respectful, sensitive to how we all feel when attending an event as a singleton. After some light icebreaker exercises and warm-ups, we will invite you to your first meeting. These are gentle respectful and playful meetings that will begin and end with a namaste. and anyone who has dabbled in yoga won't find the "Namaste" greetings too weird. Deep Dating - Conscious Connections is the perfect playground for opening up towards love and profound, intimate relationships. No matter whether you will meet the love of your life at this event or not - the evening will leave you more open, free, heart-connected and ready for love. We would love you to join us! About the facilitators: Seth & Dee Seth Newman After completing his Ma in Community Music, Seth trained as a Humanistic Psychology Practitioner and then as a Certified Bodyworker. He is an avid DJ with a love for Afro-Beat, Cuban and Brazilian music, and a 23 year love affair with Ecstatic Dance practices. He is currently training in London to be a Body Psychotherapist. Seth’ s unusual work history includes World Music teacher in east London Schools, Bicycle Courier and Tree planting in the Wilds of Canada! He is the founder of URUBU School of Transformational Arts. Originally from Canada he now lives in London where he runs regular events. Dee - Musician and Singer Over the past few years, Dee has developed a keen interest in exploring what 'conscious relationship' means. She has dived into numerous Humanistic Embodiment practices to answer the questions "how does one grow and deepen self love and self empowerment?" "How do we expand the capacity to give and receive love to ourselves and others?" She wants to create a space for others to meet each other with awareness and kindness and to invite self discovery and celebration of all the parts of ourselves. Dee is passionate about music and body psychotherapy, is a co founder of 'London Aerial Relaxation Pods', loves ecstatic dance, bioenergetics, gardening and walks in nature.

The Skylight Centre

49 Corsica Street London N5 1JT (Highbury & Islington tube) · London

What we're about

Public Group

Enter an open space... and with bare feet explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, contact dance, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting others in the sacred space we create together. This is a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. It is a practice that supports the free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music.

Our intention is self-exploration, connection, healing, expanding human potential and community building through freestyle ecstatic dance. No experience necessary.

PRACTICE SPECIFICS...

Warm-up: 20 minutes people arrive, 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 is provided. We let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey.

Closing Circle: 5 minutes of OM`ing and/or group sound making, laughing and/or silence.

Tribal Social: 30 minutes of sharing food/drink/chat...just blissing out in the post Ecstatic Dance experience.

THE MUSIC...
Our live music events are with "the Uks first ecstatic dance band" URUBU - "You Are You, Be You!

ABOUT US:
"One of London's most exciting world music ensembles!" URUBU is a unique collaboration of world-class musicians assembled for your dancing delight. Playing a fusion of world rhythms, voice, Sax/flute, didgeridoo and electronica, URUBU create a unique space for you to dance your body into its natural state of ecstasy!

"Global music phenomenon the Urubu Collective, has taken London by storm with their twice-monthly ecstatic dance events!! Urubu delivers a captivating blend of exotic improvisational world grooves from ambient, meditative piano & vocal pieces through to high octane Afro-percussion. Expect tribal wildness and beautiful songs, Gongs, sound healing and more."

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