What we're about

Movement Medicine Nashville is here! (formerly Ecstatic Dance Nashville)

1. Join us on the FB page, (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticdancenashville/)MEETUP (https://www.meetup.com/movementmedicine/) and/or email newsletter (https://movementmedicine.love/contact/) to ensure you get the updates on times & locations.

2. Come to the Orientation/Education we have in the first 10 mins. For new and seasoned dancing souls. We will

• Cover the absolute basics of the guidelinesfor how to be in this space, what to expect, how to interact or not with others (FOR NEWBIES)

• A VITAL & FUN educational pieceabout non-verbal communication, body language, energetics or community (for new & SEASONED)

• NEW TO THE GROUP: Please watch this vid to orient yourself to our Thursday Night Location (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticdancenashville/permalink/1099465440252061/).

3. INVEST IN YOURSELF & THE COMMUNITY WITH EDUCATION ON NON-VERBAL, BODY LANGUAGE AND ENERGETICS

MY GOAL IS FOR EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY TO INVEST IN YOURSELF/COMMUNITY VIA THIS EDUCATION.

Why? To ensure we have a baseline/language of how to do this community thang together, how DEEP you can go with this practice (and I mean DEEEEEEEP) and how much fun we can have creating a whole new world together.

In this online orientation, you learn how to:Step into a completely non-verbal spaceUse your body language to connect - or not - with others (Encode)Read other's body language (decode)Understand the energetic world and how to best keep yourself safe

We have 2 Monthly Orientation classes (1 on weeknight, 1 on weekend).

OR TAKE THE ONLINE orientation (https://movement-medicine-u.thinkific.com/courses/body-language-101-for-conscious-dance)here.

Why Dance as Movement Medicine?

Please note: Ecstatic Dance Nashville will operate under the umbrella of Movement Medicine Dance.

MOVEMENT set to MUSIC has the power to heal, transform, and change our lives on the deepest level.

Dance allows us to dive into our creative non-verbal language with both our self and others. This allows us to express emotions, thoughts, beliefs and more that we are not able to express through other avenues. It is a DYNAMIC personal and collective form of art that you just have to experience at least once to understand the profound impact it can make on anyone.

Not to mention the sheer fun, bliss ...and even meditative states you can reach in the right setting, with the right tools and intentions.

What to expect in this space:

Please read these carefully and ask if you have questions!

Movement Medicine Dance is free of all of the following:

• Alcohol, Drugs and other mind-altering substances

• Conversations (though sounds and singing are welcome!)

• Fragrances (including body oder- please shower all off before coming)

• Acting on Judgements -just allow them to be with outjudging them :-)

• Instructors and instructions/steps to follow - simply move however you feel led. There is no right or wrong way to move!

• Shoes unless specifically made and used only for dance

• Mirrors - to the best of our ability (to help with the judgment thang)

These are TOTALLY WELCOMED in this space:

• sounds & signing along

• Moving how you want

• celebrating

• movement therapy

• community

• Moved & Be Moved, See & Be Seen

• being curious, playful and safe

• Exploring your full range of emotions

The space will have a live DJ, playing a huge range of eclectic music. Music ranging from World & Tribal beats to Electronic Dance Music, from Symphony-style Movie themes to remixed Top 40 - and more. You are certain to find some tune or tunes that MOOOVE you! You can hear some samples of the "Journey" (what the CD world calls the mixes for our dances)here. (https://soundcloud.com/holli-christine-mccormick)

Ecstatic Dance Nashville will operate under the umbrella of Movement Medicine Dance.

What makes Movement Medicine Dance unique in the Conscious Dance world is the structure surrounding the Ecstatic Dance Journey (the main dance portion).

Here is that structure in a nutshell:
1) A 1x HIGHLY ENCOURAGED Orientation for all called Body Language 101 (https://movement-medicine-u.thinkific.com/courses/body-language-101-for-conscious-dance) TAKE THE ONLINE COURSE HERE! (https://www.udemy.com/bl101-conscious-dance)
2) Community Ethos(foundational beliefs and core values) to guide community relating and our humanness.
3)Dance Floor Guardiansto be an extension of the DJ, providing additional support, answering questions and ensuring safety.

This structure provides some strong river banks for the powerful River that rages in any Ecstatic Dance setting. This simple yet strong foundation allows us to take personal responsibility for our safety - while also having an element of collective responsibility. In this way, we can widen the safety on the Dancefloor while deepening the Dance, the community and the connection with self & others.

While the Orientation is no longer required, you will be individually responsible for knowing, honoring and abiding by all tenants found in the orientation.

The online version is found here. (https://movement-medicine-u.thinkific.com/courses/body-language-101-for-conscious-dance)

In-person orientations to be posted here when they are available.

The small investment for this course helps support the work of furthering a Culture of Safety & Consent.

Upcoming events (5)

Dance Church Movement Medicine

2121 Gains St

$20.00

Please note this event is hosted by: Movement Medicine/Ecstatic Dance Nashville (find on FB here https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticdancenashville) "Come Just As You Are" Since this space is not a class or a workshop, the bar or a club - there is no need to feel as if you have to be "in a good place" to show up. The exact opposite is true: this space is for you to show up when you are feeling blue, downtrodden, you've had a sh*tty day/month/year. For when you are lonely or just don't wanna put make-up on. For when your body is achy, sprained, tired or stiff (a perfect way to dive deeper into your embodied soul connection). You don't have to put on any pretense. You don't have to pretend you have it all together (goddess knows I don't!), that you are in a good mood - or that you even want to be around others (that is why we have the wrist band system!). This is a PERFECT place to show up JUST AS YOU ARE and PRACTICE being Alone Together. Alone together with all parts of your embodied soul. AND alone together with others who might be in the exact same space you are in - or not. BRING IT ALL - FOR IT IS ALL OKAY HERE! In fact, breakdowns and breakthroughs are not only welcomed, they are encouraged. I hold space for it all dear Dancing Soul...I hold space for it all. So please - allow yourself - ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR - to COME JUST AS YOU ARE. DANCE CHURCH (2nd & 4th Sundays of Month) Timing: 11am - 1pm - We will set up and tear down together within this time! Where: Construct Studio, 2121 Gains St, Nashville Two steps to reserve your spot: 1. Invest your $20 via Venmo account @Holli-McCormick 2. Email me, Holli, [masked] to let me know you sent it along (vital so I can confirm receipt for you, or you can track down any mistakes!) Four Agreements: 1. You assume ALL RESPONSIBILITY for your health if you decide to show up and god forbid you catch something. I am not twisting anyone's arm to join us ;-0. You will be asked to sign a waiver so neither myself nor Construct can be held liable. 2. You will have a predesignated square spot to dance within. Sigh...at least we will get to dance in person on a real dance floor! 3. There will be no gratis or discounted spots granted. This is $20 worth investing I promise you. 4. Due to the current political environment of the US, I hold that this space is for DANCING our emotions, whatever they may be, in a safe space for all, free of political labels and any stereotypes that could cause division. Instead, let us seek to create connection and unity via what unites us: our Dance. This means I need you to know and abide by the following for our closing circle: read rest here https://movementmedicine.love/lets-dance-again-6-28-20/ ******************************** Movement Medicine (MM) is a form of "Conscious Dance" - places for free-form movement with live DJed music. These spaces are also free of: * drugs * alcohol * shoes * conversation (sounds, hooting and hollering welcomed) * Instruction and teachers * mirrors * a right way to dance or move (as long as you aren't whamming into others! ;-P) My personal Story of how I found dance: https://movementmedicine.love/free-form-dance-home-freedom/ PODCASTS & ECSTATIC DANCE MUSIC SETS 👇👇👇 “Movement Medicine Mystery School” iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud & YouTube BUILDING INFO Disability Accessible? There is one step up into the building and one step up onto the dance floor. If help is needed, we got ya! Gender Neutral Bathroom? Yes **************************** Hosted by: Holli McCormick of Movement Medicine [masked][masked] www.MovementMedicine.Love

Nashville Red Tent

Holli's Home in Franklin

$15.00

Let us gather monthly on or as close to the New Moon as possible (All dates for 2020 are up!) Holli's Home in Franklin (address given after RSVP) Suggested Investment/Energy Exchange: $15 Sundays closest to New Moon 5:30pm -7:30pm Our distinct purpose is to learn more about: * our POWERFUL Her-story, * Feminine Bodies, Cycles, Wombs, Stages of Life * The Feminine Sexual Energy (so different than the sexual energy we are taught) * Being Gatekeepers of Death & Life * And so many other Women's Mysteries! There is healing through our gathering and sharing. + All women who have had their first menses and beyond are welcome (that includes you my elder Sage sisters!!). + I will share themes as we get closer to each gathering. + Come with your questions and curiosity about what it means to be a Woman living in a Female Body! + I will have specific guidelines on how we will hold the circle space for each gathering (the Beauty of the Masculine energy embracing the Feminine, creating a deep & safe space for Her) Here is something fun to play with for now: Where are you currently in your cycle according to the seasons? **** Tune into the feeling more than the physical ***If you are not still bleeding, you can use the moon cycle as your temp or better yet simply check in and see where you are with your body! It might even be fun to chart to see if you still have rhe ebb and flow of the seasons on a monthly (lunar month) basis. +Winter - 1st day of your bleed through end of spotting. Super dark internal energy. New moon + Spring - starts either first day after spot/blood free or when you feel the rebirth/energy begin to pick up. Waxing moon. + Summer - as you approach ovulation and few days past. buoyant, feel most alive, most energetic and outgoing. Full Moon + Fall - pre moon flow (ie PMS) time. Emotions become heightened, needing more sleep or difficultly sleeping, nesting, preparing for the “death” of this cycle. Waning moon.

Dance Church Movement Medicine

2121 Gains St

$20.00

Please note this event is hosted by: Movement Medicine/Ecstatic Dance Nashville (find on FB here https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticdancenashville) "Come Just As You Are" Since this space is not a class or a workshop, the bar or a club - there is no need to feel as if you have to be "in a good place" to show up. The exact opposite is true: this space is for you to show up when you are feeling blue, downtrodden, you've had a sh*tty day/month/year. For when you are lonely or just don't wanna put make-up on. For when your body is achy, sprained, tired or stiff (a perfect way to dive deeper into your embodied soul connection). You don't have to put on any pretense. You don't have to pretend you have it all together (goddess knows I don't!), that you are in a good mood - or that you even want to be around others (that is why we have the wrist band system!). This is a PERFECT place to show up JUST AS YOU ARE and PRACTICE being Alone Together. Alone together with all parts of your embodied soul. AND alone together with others who might be in the exact same space you are in - or not. BRING IT ALL - FOR IT IS ALL OKAY HERE! In fact, breakdowns and breakthroughs are not only welcomed, they are encouraged. I hold space for it all dear Dancing Soul...I hold space for it all. So please - allow yourself - ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR - to COME JUST AS YOU ARE. DANCE CHURCH (2nd & 4th Sundays of Month) Timing: 11am - 1pm - We will set up and tear down together within this time! Where: Construct Studio, 2121 Gains St, Nashville Two steps to reserve your spot: 1. Invest your $20 via Venmo account @Holli-McCormick 2. Email me, Holli, [masked] to let me know you sent it along (vital so I can confirm receipt for you, or you can track down any mistakes!) Four Agreements: 1. You assume ALL RESPONSIBILITY for your health if you decide to show up and god forbid you catch something. I am not twisting anyone's arm to join us ;-0. You will be asked to sign a waiver so neither myself nor Construct can be held liable. 2. You will have a predesignated square spot to dance within. Sigh...at least we will get to dance in person on a real dance floor! 3. There will be no gratis or discounted spots granted. This is $20 worth investing I promise you. 4. Due to the current political environment of the US, I hold that this space is for DANCING our emotions, whatever they may be, in a safe space for all, free of political labels and any stereotypes that could cause division. Instead, let us seek to create connection and unity via what unites us: our Dance. This means I need you to know and abide by the following for our closing circle: read rest here https://movementmedicine.love/lets-dance-again-6-28-20/ ******************************** Movement Medicine (MM) is a form of "Conscious Dance" - places for free-form movement with live DJed music. These spaces are also free of: * drugs * alcohol * shoes * conversation (sounds, hooting and hollering welcomed) * Instruction and teachers * mirrors * a right way to dance or move (as long as you aren't whamming into others! ;-P) My personal Story of how I found dance: https://movementmedicine.love/free-form-dance-home-freedom/ PODCASTS & ECSTATIC DANCE MUSIC SETS 👇👇👇 “Movement Medicine Mystery School” iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud & YouTube BUILDING INFO Disability Accessible? There is one step up into the building and one step up onto the dance floor. If help is needed, we got ya! Gender Neutral Bathroom? Yes **************************** Hosted by: Holli McCormick of Movement Medicine [masked][masked] www.MovementMedicine.Love

Dance Church Movement Medicine

2121 Gains St

$20.00

Please note this event is hosted by: Movement Medicine/Ecstatic Dance Nashville (find on FB here https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticdancenashville) "Come Just As You Are" Since this space is not a class or a workshop, the bar or a club - there is no need to feel as if you have to be "in a good place" to show up. The exact opposite is true: this space is for you to show up when you are feeling blue, downtrodden, you've had a sh*tty day/month/year. For when you are lonely or just don't wanna put make-up on. For when your body is achy, sprained, tired or stiff (a perfect way to dive deeper into your embodied soul connection). You don't have to put on any pretense. You don't have to pretend you have it all together (goddess knows I don't!), that you are in a good mood - or that you even want to be around others (that is why we have the wrist band system!). This is a PERFECT place to show up JUST AS YOU ARE and PRACTICE being Alone Together. Alone together with all parts of your embodied soul. AND alone together with others who might be in the exact same space you are in - or not. BRING IT ALL - FOR IT IS ALL OKAY HERE! In fact, breakdowns and breakthroughs are not only welcomed, they are encouraged. I hold space for it all dear Dancing Soul...I hold space for it all. So please - allow yourself - ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR - to COME JUST AS YOU ARE. DANCE CHURCH (2nd & 4th Sundays of Month) Timing: 11am - 1pm - We will set up and tear down together within this time! Where: Construct Studio, 2121 Gains St, Nashville Two steps to reserve your spot: 1. Invest your $20 via Venmo account @Holli-McCormick 2. Email me, Holli, [masked] to let me know you sent it along (vital so I can confirm receipt for you, or you can track down any mistakes!) Four Agreements: 1. You assume ALL RESPONSIBILITY for your health if you decide to show up and god forbid you catch something. I am not twisting anyone's arm to join us ;-0. You will be asked to sign a waiver so neither myself nor Construct can be held liable. 2. You will have a predesignated square spot to dance within. Sigh...at least we will get to dance in person on a real dance floor! 3. There will be no gratis or discounted spots granted. This is $20 worth investing I promise you. 4. Due to the current political environment of the US, I hold that this space is for DANCING our emotions, whatever they may be, in a safe space for all, free of political labels and any stereotypes that could cause division. Instead, let us seek to create connection and unity via what unites us: our Dance. This means I need you to know and abide by the following for our closing circle: read rest here https://movementmedicine.love/lets-dance-again-6-28-20/ ******************************** Movement Medicine (MM) is a form of "Conscious Dance" - places for free-form movement with live DJed music. These spaces are also free of: * drugs * alcohol * shoes * conversation (sounds, hooting and hollering welcomed) * Instruction and teachers * mirrors * a right way to dance or move (as long as you aren't whamming into others! ;-P) My personal Story of how I found dance: https://movementmedicine.love/free-form-dance-home-freedom/ PODCASTS & ECSTATIC DANCE MUSIC SETS 👇👇👇 “Movement Medicine Mystery School” iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud & YouTube BUILDING INFO Disability Accessible? There is one step up into the building and one step up onto the dance floor. If help is needed, we got ya! Gender Neutral Bathroom? Yes **************************** Hosted by: Holli McCormick of Movement Medicine [masked][masked] www.MovementMedicine.Love

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2121 Gains St

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