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High on Life Ecstatic Dance Gathering - Spain July 2020

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We are very excited to host our 3rd Annual High on Life - Ecstatic Dance Gathering - Spain (Tue, 30 June - Sun, 5 July 2020)

Join 60 fellow conscious dance, music, nature and healthy living enthusiasts at Hidden Paradise, a beautiful family-run retreat centre nestled in the foothills of the Alpujarra mountain range, located nearby Orgiva, a beautiful town in the South of Spain!

Please check out our video from last years High on Life gathering in Portugal!
Please also see our ecstatic dance video on to give you a taste of the journey!

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- An experiential playground for co-creating transformational existence.
- Life-affirming retreat beyond the old Drug and Alcohol paradigm.
- Awaken the dancer within! Dance to feel alive, find your creativity and freedom through conscious dance!
- A weekend of wild dancing, fun and heartful meetings with other lovers of dance, music and healthy living.
- Connection with ourself and our bodies explored through a cross-section of approaches.
- Explore as individuals and a group, a wide variety of ecstatic dance and active meditation processes.
- Using music, movement, ritual, and connection to achieve a unified field of being.
- Attune to Nature, living energy present in each moment and create a space for that energy to evolve through dancing outdoors!
- We welcome beginners and experienced dance explorers!
Retreat centre is powered completely off grid! A gift from the abundant southern Spanish sunshine! Substantial solar systems supplying all retreat centre's electricity & hot water.
An abundance of sun & spring water enables to offer you a luxuriously comfortable stay with little effect on our glorious planet.

Pioneering conscious communities built around music, dance and healthy living, the High on Life Retreat - Ecstatic Dance Gathering opens new doorways of possibilities beyond what we dare to dream.
URUBU School of Transformational Arts is creating a global health-conscious community, a movement that celebrates life through music and dance.

Ecstatic Dance - Tribal Trance Dance - Breathwork Initiation - Authentic Movement - Bioenergetics - Osho Active Meditations - Sacred Cacao Ceremony - Heart Circles... and much, much more with amazing people who love music and dance!

“Put the body in motion, and the psyche will heal itself” - Gabrielle Roth

PRACTICAL INFORMATION - please scroll down acommodation
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION BOOKING (300 Eur for 5 nights) - once you have booked your ticket for the gathering, you will receive a link to an online form for you to complete which will also include bank details to book food & accommodation.


As well as a selection of Ecstatic Dance Djs, the following workshops are included:

ECSTATIC DANCE - of course!!
BIOENERGETICS - Work with our bodies to transform and to heal
OSHO ACTIVE MEDITATIONS - Get present with a selection of powerful meditation practices
AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT - Dance of awareness
GROUP SHARINGS / HEART CIRCLES - Speak your truth & let yourself be heard in Community
SACRED CACAO CEREMONY & SINGING - Expansion of the Heart and Spirit through Cacao Medicine - Elixir of the Gods and heartful, uplifting singing
BREATHWORK INITIATION - Transformational Healing - Release Energetic, Emotional & Physical layers of negative imprints & conditioning
TRIBAL TRANCE DANCE - Dive deep into your wild Nature featuring Live musicians!
YOGA - Wake up your body and ease your way into the day


• 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Good Morning Meditation
• 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Yummy Breakfast
• 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Morning Session
• 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Magnificent Lunch
• 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Evening Session
• 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Delicious Dinner
• 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM – Late Night Gathering/Activity


- Ecstatic Dance Temple
- Tantric Trance Dance
- The Big Love Experience

♥ Musicians/DJ'S & FACILITATORS:

TBC (More details coming soon!)


The High on Life Gathering takes place on the beautiful property of HIDDEN PARADISE. A family-run retreat centre nestled in the foothills of the Alpujarra mountain range, located nearby Orgiva, a beautiful town in the South of Spain. We are located nearby Orgiva, a beautiful town in the South of Spain. The address of Hidden Paradise is kept secret and only available for retreat participants. If you have booked a retreat at Hidden Paradise, you will receive the "how to get here" if you need it. PLEASE SEE PHOTO GALLERY to give you an idea of this beautiful centre or WATCH VIDEO about the Hidden Paradise.

- Retreat centre is powered completely off grid! A gift from the abundant southern Spanish sunshine! Substantial solar systems supplying all retreat centre's electricity & hot water. An abundance of sun & spring water enables to offer you a luxuriously comfortable stay with little effect on our glorious planet.
- Earth Temple: traditional earth floor with wooden build and stunning views from the temple - our main dancing space during the retreat!
- Spaceship Temple: a beautifully crafted wooden yurt with wooden floor and stunning views from the temple - workshop space during the retreat!
(Both temples are closed off with windows which can be opened to create breeze and draft, there are also fans for airflow, heating if required, fully equipped with yoga mats, blocks & blankets)
- Wood fired Sauna
- Botanical Indoor Pool
- Open Air Pool
- Hammock Area
- Stunning views down the valley to The Mediterranean Sea

Hidden Paradise retreat centre is a one hour forty-five minutes from Malaga, and one hour from Granada airports in Spain. For best flight deals please visit www.skyscanner.net

Retreat will start with dinner at 19:00 on Tuesday 30th June
(you are welcome to arrive between 15:00 - 18:30 to allow time to check-in, explore the grounds and settle in before we start)
Retreat will finish at 12:00 on Sunday 5th July 2020
(you are welcome to depart between 12:00 - 13:00)
Please arrange to arrive for start time at 19:00 and leave after 12:00

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot stay at the retreat centre outside the retreat dates, however retreat centre have friends who have lovely places nearby where you can stay before and after. If you would like to stay before or after the retreat, please contact retreat centre to help you arrange your stay nearby: https://hiddenparadise.org/contact-retreat-centre-in-spain/

Please arrange to arrive for start time at 19:00 on 30 June and leave after 12:00 on 5 July.
Shuttle to/from Malaga airport (1h 40 min) and Granada airport (1h) is available to book for additional 40 Eur per person each way (based on 4 passengers per car). Cost might vary depending on the amount of passengers. Cash in Euros to be paid at the retreat centre. Please let us know if you will require a shuttle whilst completing an online form for food & accommodation booking (you will receive a link to the form once you have purchased retreat ticket on Eventbrite). We will be in touch closer to the retreat time to confirm all travel arrangements and shuttle times etc.

6) COST:
Festival program - all workshops and events: (Prices are excluding food and accommodation)
- £150 Super-Duper Earlybird (Limited availability until end of February!)
- £200 Earlybird
- £300 Regular price

7) FOOD & ACCOMODATION (300 Eur for 5 nights)
€300 per person for a shared accommodation for 5 nights including food.
Once you have booked a ticket for the High on Life retreat, you will receive a link to an online form for you to complete which will also include bank details to book food & accommodation.

- Each participant will be allocated a shared bedroom (single bed) in one of the various dwellings built using locally sourced materials (stone buildings built in traditional Alpujjaran style, tree houses & furnished teepees). - -- There is no air conditioning or fans available in the dwellings as retreat centre is powered off grid. Temperature at night time is cooler so pretty comfortable when sleeping.
- Please note there are some double beds available and any single beds can be made into double beds if required.
- Each dwelling has various bathrooms (shower, basin & flush loo) and there are additional composting loos.
- If you would like to share with your friends who are also attending the High on Life gathering, please let us know their names when booking your accommodation and we will try to ensure you are staying in the same dwelling.
- Linen, bedding and towels are provided however please do bring an additional towel for swimming/sauna use.

7.2) FOOD:
– All meals are included: (breakfast, lunch, dinner). First meal will be dinner on 30 June and last meal will be breakfast on 5 July.
– 3 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals a day, including gluten free
– including variety of fruits throughout the day, teas, filtered spring water and lemon water
Experienced chefs take pride in creating delicious, healthy meals using home-grown and where possible organic and always locally-sourced ingredients, to prepare nutritious raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Chefs are happy to accommodate the needs of participants with allergies to particular foods and often prepare gluten and dairy free meals - all served with love!
If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know when booking food & accommodation (you will receive a link to an online form).

-Reusable water bottle
-Torch (head torches are really useful)
-Clothing in layers suitable for dancing
-Swimsuit & flip-flops (there's an indoor and outdoor swimming pool on site as well as sauna!)
-Towel for swimming/ sauna
-Warm jacket or jumper for evenings as temperature will drop during the night
-Ear-plugs (if you're a light sleeper)
-Toiletries (natural & biodegradable products please)
-Suncream & a hat/scarf to cover your head as it can get hot whilst sitting in the sun during the breaks
-Notebook and pen: optional (to keep a personal diary during the retreat instead of getting on the mobile phone)

If you have any further questions about the High on Life gathering, please send us an email: info@urubu.com


The High on Life Ecstatic Dance Gathering was created by Seth Newman, who as well as growing up with the Indian Mystic Osho in India in the 1970's, has trained in Living Tantra, Bioenergetics, Humanistic Psychotherapy and Active Meditation. He is a long-term student at the Open Centre in London, and has trained with Guy Gladston (Bioenergetics), Amadis Cammell (Core-energetics), Michael Gavin (Radix Neo Reichian bodywork), Silke Zeihl (Postural Integration) and Tim Brown (Dance of Awareness). Seth brings a holistic approach to his work with groups and individuals.


“That was a very beautiful experience. An amazing journey inward & out. To express in a free space filled with joyful vibes & gorgeous smiling faces. In sound, in rhythm, in motion, in colour, in sweat, the Dance, the Soul.” Cath

“The smiles, the kind eyes, the hugs, the bits when I lost myself in the music, the joy of the moments when it felt as if the whole room was jumping in unison.” Salvo

“ What a profound experience! The music was so beautiful ... it carried me effortlessly inward facilitating a deep connection to Spirit, moving my body in a way that I felt I had little control over. It was magical! Thank you ” Ashley

“Thank you guys. The festival was an exceptional experience of deep healing, awakening, and opening. I feel so light, peaceful, and full of Love. Through the journey we took, I touched some of my wounds, gently but deeply releasing and healing what was ready to be alchemised. Thank you to all the other lovely participants. Please organise the next one soon :-)” Tanja

“ The festival gave me the opportunity to go deeper into my body and discover new experiences which I hadn’t been able to tap into before. It was a good mix of different exercises, and I had a really blissful experience with the breathwork.” Vijay

” I feel so grateful I had the opportunity to attend this festival. I felt that Seth, through his presence, allowing, way of being, created a very unique, safe space in which I could release, discover, explore and meet different aspects of myself. I was amazed how during the two days I was – often unexpectedly and gently – led to bring forth and embrace a child, an ancient woman, an animal, a spoiled brat, a mother, a lover, a goddess… Also through Seth’s guidance and suggestions I felt within very short spaces of time both my immense sorrow/yearning/pain and my immense joy/gratitude, realising how close to each other these seemingly opposites are. Today I feel a more solid belonging in the world, and a heightened awareness of the soles of my feet on the floor, like the earth, was more magnetic!” Maria


– Dancers enter at their own risk. Urubu School of Transformational Arts accepts no responsibility for spontaneous joy, open-heartedness or sore cheeks from too much smiling.

– We do not refund tickets. Any questions, please contact us directly: info@urubu.com

– Waste is not cool – please remember to BYO reusable water bottle!

– Smile! Urubu School of Transformational Arts will be recording this event. We want to capture the magic of our 3rd gathering and, as we live in the age of Facebook & Instagram, we need to archive footage from these events. Thank you. (Please be aware that by entering the event, you irrevocably consent to and authorise without compensation USTA, its successors, assigns and licensees to use your voice and likeness and to photograph you and/or make sound, audio and/or audio-visual recordings (“recordings”) of you and to use the same worldwide for exploitation in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. All such photographs and recordings to be the sole property of USTA, and you release USTA its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability on account of such usage.)

Due to teacher cancellations or other situations beyond our control, URUBU School or Transformational Arts reserves the right to change booking or cancel the retreat/ training/ event and shall inform the customer as soon as possible. You may transfer your full payment to another retreat/ training/ event or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement. Alternative arrangements will be offered but we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare. URUBU School or Transformational Arts is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat/ training/ event, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.


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