Ecstatic Dance Brisbane

Friday, 9 February, 2018

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Kangaroo Point Uniting Church
40 Linton St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

What is Ecstatic Dance?

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.

The dance floor is non-verbal which invites a deeper somatic experience. It is a drug and alcohol-free event.

Do you have any stress or problems in your life? Let's face it, who doesn’t worry about things! Dancing is a much healthier alternative to drinking, smoking or comfort eating (hence no alcohol at these events). You often store your stress in your physical bodies, and you can literally release that tension through movement.

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.

- 7:20 pm - Opening circle – it’s a chance for you to get to know who is in the room and if you want to share a bit about yourself. If you don’t feel like talking, just pass the feather.

- 7:40 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.

- 9:30 pm - Music stops and we have a wind down meditative moment. Depending on the event – there will be Singing bowls, Didgeridoo, Flute or other traditional acoustic instruments to help in this process.

- 9:40 pm – Closing circle – we clap together three times and the fourth time back to the earth to close.

- 9:45 pm – Non-verbal time is over - have a chat with the people you shared the space with during the dance.

- Occasionally we have a Kava ceremony or Hot Tea during the cold months and hang out for some time.

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!

No dance experience required***

The venue has parking for 70 cars.

Contribution $20 / $15 concession

*** The Cacao Ceremony is scheduled on the first Friday of each month.

Here is a sample of the music we are playing:

https://www.mixcloud.com/dancingfire/ecstatic-dance-cacao-ceremony-030317-release-and-let-go/

Most of the participants RSVP on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2044744022425969/

Ecstatic Dance Brisbane

Friday, 16 February, 2018

to

Kangaroo Point Uniting Church
40 Linton St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

What is Ecstatic Dance?

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.

The dance floor is non-verbal which invites a deeper somatic experience. It is a drug and alcohol-free event.

Do you have any stress or problems in your life? Let's face it, who doesn’t worry about things! Dancing is a much healthier alternative to drinking, smoking or comfort eating (hence no alcohol at these events). You often store your stress in your physical bodies, and you can literally release that tension through movement.

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.

- 7:20 pm - Opening circle – it’s a chance for you to get to know who is in the room and if you want to share a bit about yourself. If you don’t feel like talking, just pass the feather.

- 7:40 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.

- 9:30 pm - Music stops and we have a wind down meditative moment. Depending on the event – there will be Singing bowls, Didgeridoo, Flute or other traditional acoustic instruments to help in this process.

- 9:40 pm – Closing circle – we clap together three times and the fourth time back to the earth to close.

- 9:45 pm – Non-verbal time is over - have a chat with the people you shared the space with during the dance.

- Occasionally we have a Kava ceremony or Hot Tea during the cold months and hang out for some time.

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!

No dance experience required***

The venue has parking for 70 cars.

Contribution $20 / $15 concession

*** The Cacao Ceremony is scheduled on the first Friday of each month.

Here is a sample of the music we are playing:

https://www.mixcloud.com/dancingfire/ecstatic-dance-cacao-ceremony-030317-release-and-let-go/

Most of the participants RSVP on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2044744022425969/

Ecstatic Dance Brisbane

Friday, 23 February, 2018

to

Kangaroo Point Uniting Church
40 Linton St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

What is Ecstatic Dance?

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.

The dance floor is non-verbal which invites a deeper somatic experience. It is a drug and alcohol-free event.

Do you have any stress or problems in your life? Let's face it, who doesn’t worry about things! Dancing is a much healthier alternative to drinking, smoking or comfort eating (hence no alcohol at these events). You often store your stress in your physical bodies, and you can literally release that tension through movement.

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.

- 7:20 pm - Opening circle – it’s a chance for you to get to know who is in the room and if you want to share a bit about yourself. If you don’t feel like talking, just pass the feather.

- 7:40 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.

- 9:30 pm - Music stops and we have a wind down meditative moment. Depending on the event – there will be Singing bowls, Didgeridoo, Flute or other traditional acoustic instruments to help in this process.

- 9:40 pm – Closing circle – we clap together three times and the fourth time back to the earth to close.

- 9:45 pm – Non-verbal time is over - have a chat with the people you shared the space with during the dance.

- Occasionally we have a Kava ceremony or Hot Tea during the cold months and hang out for some time.

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!

No dance experience required***

The venue has parking for 70 cars.

Contribution $20 / $15 concession

*** The Cacao Ceremony is scheduled on the first Friday of each month.

Here is a sample of the music we are playing:

https://www.mixcloud.com/dancingfire/ecstatic-dance-cacao-ceremony-030317-release-and-let-go/

Most of the participants RSVP on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2044744022425969/

Ecstatic Dance - Cacao Ceremony

Friday, 2 March, 2018

to

Kangaroo Point Uniting Church

40 Linton St, · Kangaroo Point

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.

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.

- 7:20 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.

- 7:40 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.

- 9:25 pm - Music stops and we have a wind down meditative moment. Depending on the event – there will be Singing bowls, Didgeridoo, Flute or other traditional acoustic instruments to help in this process.

- 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.

- Occasionally we have a Kava ceremony or Hot Tea during the cold months and hang out for some time.

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 6 hours before consuming cacao for the ceremony. While this is definitely an invitation into a full experience, please be mindful of what your body needs. Eating “lightly” during this time is just as well, and if you really have to eat, EAT!

– Drink a lot of water during the day prior to the ceremony.

No dance experience required***

The venue has parking for 70 cars.

Contribution $20 / $15 concession

Most of our participants RSVP on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2044744022425969/

This is a sample of the music we are playing:
https://www.mixcloud.com/dancingfire/ecstatic-dance-cacao-ceremony-030317-release-and-let-go/