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Ecstatic Dance: Batavia’s 1st Dance
July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm$15.00
Kohl’s Birthday Ecstatic Dance (and Ecstatic Dance Batavia’s 1st dance)
Saturday, July 22nd @ 3:00pm – 7:00pm
At Torus Center For Integrative Healing, event space is on the second floor of the building.
Admission is a love donation of $15. Pre-registration can be done through the Torus website or via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Kohl if you would like to help at the event in order to cover your admission price. Kids are free to the event. This is a family friendly dance and there will be young kids joining in on the dance and kids are encouraged to join.
Admission will include ceremonial cacao coming from Guatemala from the company Holy Wow Cacao.
There will be a cacao blessing/activation before the start of the opening circle. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, known for opening the heart which may help facilitate the flow of energy release during an ecstatic dance. Cacao consumption is completely optional and not required for participation. Cacao consumption is not advised for anyone taking pharmaceutical antidepressants, or anyone with epilepsy. It is also not advised for anyone with a heart condition to have more than a 40 gram or higher serving of pure cacao.
Immediately following will be the opening circle with discussion of guidelines and community engagement. After the opening DJ Ecstatic Dancer Extraordinaire (aka Kohl Mayberry) will be sharing 90 minutes of ecstatic dance music. The music is set in a wave format inviting everyone to experience different states, moods, and levels of consciousness. Consider staying present within the movement and letting your body move to the music. Ecstatic dance is a freeform focused movement practice for all. During our dance we will be invited to let go of judgement of ourselves and others, embrace whatever emotions arise, and feel free to move, shake, and groove however our bodies choose. We are invited to listen to our bodies and move in any way that we feel is authentic, safe, and personal for us. The dance space is free of consumption of alcohol and we step out of verbal conversation as well as the use of any cell phones or photography. During our dance we are silent/no talking (please have verbal conversations outside of the dance floor, thank you for your understanding).
When the music ends it will be followed by a sound healing from Jenny Bergold. Sound healings can pair perfectly at the end of an ecstatic dance and can be an opportune time to reflect, rest, and continue the healing process.
For the sound healing you are invited to immerse yourself into healing sounds of three gongs tuned to the planets of Uranus, Jupiter, and the Moon. Uranus to balance emotions and hormones. Jupiter to open and nourish the heart center. And the Moon to awaken intuition and connection to divinity. Based on ancient wisdom, the gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The gong balances the central nervous system and aids in deep meditation. Tibetan and singing crystal bowls will be added to raise the vibration. Immediately following the sound healing will be the community closing circle. The goal is to wrap up the closing circle by 7:00 p.m CST.
As always-peace, much love, namaste.
Kohl’s contact information: email@example.com