What is Ecstatic Dance?

In a nutshell, Ecstatic Dance is a meditative, free-form movement practice. It’s meditative in that your focus is turned inward. “Free-form” means there are no steps to learn. No right or wrong way to do it. No experience needed. 

This is accomplished by holding a safe space that is judgement free, getting into a relaxed meditative state, and then opening up to the journey. Moving in any way that is authentic and feels right to you. 

It’s helpful to think about Ecstatic Dance as “dancing as if no one is watching,” similar to how people dance at a rave or other free-form dance event. 

Who Would Benefit from It?

In today’s age of high stress, everyone would benefit from Ecstatic Dance as a way to de-stress and feel more grounded! In particular, those who:

What are the Benefits?

Ecstatic Dance is known for initiating healing, visionary, and ecstatic experience, leading to new levels of health, wholeness, and spiritual connection. 

Ecstatic Dance provides an intimate, unique experience for each dancer. While the experience itself varies from dancer to dancer and even for the same dancer across sessions, there are many similar benefits reported by those who practice it. Some of the key benefits are:

Ecstatic Dance allows you to explore what you are feeling on the deepest level, one that is not censored by your conscious mind. In this way you can discover your own unique dance and take steps toward getting in touch with your True Self.

It’s well documented that the mind and body are interconnected. This means that physical problem will manifest in your emotions and vice versa - emotional problems will manifest in your body. Ecstatic Dance enables you to strengthen the connection between the mind and the body by allowing for authentic, non-verbal expression of emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Ultimately it can help you discover your own unique rhythm, become more authentic, and realize your True Self.

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