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Aerial Relaxation Pods… with live ambient music! 7-8:30 & 8:30-10pm
Aerial Relaxation Pods… with live ambient music! - "A new solution for stressed Londoners" - Aerial Relaxation Pods - Lift Your Spirit (pre-pay booking required to reserve your place, scroll down for details) London's first multi-sensory, aerial relaxation experience with Live ambient music, aromatherapy and featuring our sky-blue silky Aerial Hammocks (see photo above!) "An oasis of calm in our busy lives." Londoners stressed out by their busy lives can now turn to "Aerial Relaxation Pods" to transform their tension to calm, and restore the body’s natural healing wisdom. Repetitive motions, like those experienced in the gentle rocking of a hammock, can soothe anxiety. Dr. Herbert Benson, founder of Harvard’s Mind/Body Medical Institute, recommends repetitive movement to elicit your body’s relaxation response. This reaction allows a lower heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. Two sessions per evening (please note your space is only confirmed once booked through eventbrite): 7-8:30pm book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/7-830-aerial-relaxation-pods-with-live-ambient-music-tickets-33077161681 8:30-10pm book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/830-10pm-aerial-relaxation-pods-with-live-ambient-music-tickets-24535229532 *Our new video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxlR9u44llw Rock-abye-Baby Research provides insight into why rocking is calming to babies. The brain wave synchronisation occurs much easier through a rocking motion and allows the baby to feel more at home (i.e. it feels closer to being in the womb). The gentle rocking of a hammock will boost brain wave oscillations associated with better sleep and has been shown to provide a fertile ground for deep relaxation. More specifically, the rocking fortifies the brain waves that are naturally present during sleep which help maintain deep relaxation. Seth Newman, from Bioenergetic Alchemy, says: “Our pods are here to help Londoners relax. As a former teacher myself, I am fully aware just how busy and stressed a lot of people are. And most of us just don't find the time to unwind. Our Aerial Relaxation Pods are going to help you alleviate stress, providing time & space to allow your body to deeply rest, harmonising your nervous system. You’ll feel rejuvenated and refreshed after one session.” We all instinctively know about the power of a soothing, repetitive rocking motion and this in combination with live ambient soundscapes, colour therapy and aromatherapy is a potent synthesis for deep relaxation. "Words are inadequate to express the uniquely nurturing experience I had during your Aerial Relaxation Pod class... and the music was amazing! The feeling of being securely wrapped in a silk hammock from head to toe, suspended in the air, slowly rocking, with the crystal bowls and ambient music created a sublime and profound atmosphere. It was as if I was in a cocoon of total support, allowing peace to flow into my entire being." Aerial Relaxation Pods - featuring Live ambient with soft vocals and nurturing electronica to soothe your stresses away! Two sessions per evening: 7-8:30pm book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/7-830-aerial-relaxation-pods-with-live-ambient-music-tickets-33077161681 8:30-10pm book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/830-10pm-aerial-relaxation-pods-with-live-ambient-music-tickets-24535229532 Strictly no late comers! - Please arrive on time, unfortunately if you are more than 10 minutes late you will not be allowed entry as we need to make it a calm space for people who are here already. Please note: CLOTHING Please wear a sleeved shirt that covers the armpits and leggings or yoga trousers that cover your knees. Wear form-fitting clothing. Please do not wear baggy clothing as they can snag and catch on the sling’s fabric causing accidents. Ensure that your clothing is "zipper free" and remove all jewellery (body piercings, watches and hair clips. These items can snag and damage the silk hammocks.

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What we're about

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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