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High on Life - Ecstatic Dance Festival! - Super Earlybird Discount Ends
The Super Earlybird discount ends February 28th!! (only £150 including food and accomodation!) High on Life Retreat - Ecstatic Dance Festival! Portugal June 7th-10th 2018 An experiential playground for co-creating transformational experiences. - Creating life-affirming events beyond the old Drug and Alcohol paradigm - Ecstatic Dance - Active Meditations - Breathwork - Bioenergetics - Cacao Ceremony and Conscious Connections with amazing, conscious people, who love music and dance! We believe that you don’t need to get drunk and take drugs to have fun. We use music, movement, ritual, and connection to take dancers into the unified field of being. Where: A beautiful rural Retreat Centre in Portugal When: 6 pm Thursday, June 7th- 6 pm Sunday, June 10th 2018 Cost: All prices are with food and accommodation (camping - upgrade to shared or private room is possible) - £150 Super Duper Earlybird if booked before February 1st - £220 Earlybird if booked before April 1st - £250 Regular price Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/high-on-life-ecstatic-dance-festival-portugal-june-2018-tickets-40763288092 The basic framework of the gathering is Connection; 1) with ourself and our bodies foremost. Explored through a cross-section of approaches including Bioenergetic Alchemy, Authentic Movement, Ecstatic Dance / Active Meditation practices and Breathwork. 2) Meetings with others through dance and connection, games, communication and boundary exercises. and z3) with Nature and the world through dancing on the beach and deeply connection with Nature. Cosmic Connections. One of the outcomes: Feelings of love and connectedness to ourselves, other attending souls and the world as a whole. The nature of the journey is that of community bonding, individual transformations and unlimited possibilities to see the world with fresh new eyes. Pioneering conscious communities built around music, dance and healthy living, the Ecstatic Dance Temple™ opens new doorways of possibilities beyond what we dare to dream. “Put the body in motion, and the psyche will heal itself” - Gabrielle Roth Ecstatic Dance Temple™ is creating a global health-conscious community, a movement that celebrates life through music and dance. Feedback from previous retreats: “That was a very beautiful experience. An amazing journey inward & out. To express in a free space filled with joyful vibes & gorgeous smiling faces. In sound, in rhythm, in motion, in colour, in sweat, the Dance, the Soul.” Cath “The smiles, the kind eyes, the hugs, the bits when I lost myself in the music, the joy of the moments when it felt as if the whole room was jumping in unison.” Salvo “ What a profound experience! The music was so beautiful ... it carried me effortlessly inward facilitating a deep connection to Spirit, moving my body in a way that I felt I had little control over. It was magical! Thank you ” Ashley Please watch our ecstatic dance video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OSV_SkP7bk Throughout the weekend we will explore, as individuals and a group, a wide variety of ecstatic dance/active meditation processes. From Tantric Trance Dance & Kundalini Meditation to Authentic Movement, Dance of Awareness, Breathwork, Mindfulness & Group Process. This will be a weekend of wild dancing, deep healing and connection with ourselves and other lovers of dance, music and healthy living. Plus!* There will also be at least one beach outing where we will have free time with the sun and the amazing setting. This beach is one of the most outstanding beaches in Portugal. A real treat! Where: A beautiful rural Retreat Centre in Portugal When: 6 pm Thursday, June 7th- 6 pm Sunday, June 10th 2018 Cost: All prices are with food and accommodation (camping - upgrade to shared or private room is possible) - £150 Super Duper Earlybird if booked before February 1st - £220 Earlybird if booked before April 1st - £250 Regular price Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/high-on-life-ecstatic-dance-festival-portugal-june-2018-tickets-40763288092

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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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