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Hampstead Heath

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Join us for our Ecstatic Dance sessions! Amazing music and vibe plus Cacao Ceremony! Group Exercise/ Fitness with Silent-Disco headphones!

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COVID UPDATE:

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England cautiously. From 29 March, people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports (we are taking appropriate steps to ensure our outdoor dance sessions are covid-secure, scroll down to read our safety measures).

ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON presents: SUNSET SESSIONS

Outdoor Ecstatic Dance Session with Silent-Disco Headphones Plus *Cacao Ceremony! Dance on the Earth and beneath the Spring Sky! (weather permitting)

We are so excited to be back after the lockdown and to restart our outdoor dances on Hampstead Heath!

******PLEASE NOTE: NO DANCE ON SAT, 10 APR 5:45PM-8PM DUE TO RAIN******

Brought to you by: Ecstatic Dance London - We love to dance. We love music. We love to inspire, to connect, to heal and transform! Using our Silent Disco - Head-Phones based sound system, we will journey together, dancing on the Earth and with the music to inspire our movements and expression.

*Please remember this is an Ecstatic Dance class and not a party! If you are coming with friends, please ensure they understand what Ecstatic Dance is, see below Ecstatic Dance explanation and guidelines .

This is a unique dance class in London! Very limited spaces available, online registration only!

Enjoy our Ecstatic Dance classes outdoors, keep the wonderful spirit of ecstatic dance awake, alive, and aligned!

*Respectfully Socially Distanced & Covid compliant* *Alcohol and drug free environment*

At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO! We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance! Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best, velvety tasting cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer.

WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?

It's a dance/movement practice to explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting your body, in this space that we co-create together. Move your body, unleash the wild dancing self without caring what people think, claim your freedom, open your heart & touch the infinite!

Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave. The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a relaxation or we might continue dancing depending on the weather.

WHAT MUSIC TO EXPECT: “Enlightened Electro, World Beat, Deep House and Downtempo Bliss, plus a few surprises slipped in for good measure! Ecstatic Music Journeys for Conscious Movement and Sacred Celebration.”

ECSTATIC DANCE GUIDELINES:

1. No talking during the dance.

2. Mobile phones out of sight, no photos or videos during the dance.

3. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment.

4. Care/Awareness for the co-created space and each other.

5. Move your body however you wish.

Our Ecstatic Dance classes create a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. We offer a movement practice that supports your free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music. Our intention for these Ecstatic Dance classes is self-exploration, connection, fun, healing, expanding human potential and community building through freestyle ecstatic dance.

No experience necessary. All welcome.

--> More details about the prices, schedule, location, what you will need, facilitator, covid safety measures - please scroll down. Should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch: youareyoubeyou@gmail.com 

Seth, Dee & Ecstatic Dance London team

💙RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/871309283719667/

UPCOMING OUTDOOR DANCES:

Please join here for more info about our outdoor classes and you'll get priority booking before we announce our outdoor classes to the general public: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticdancelondon

SUNSET SESSIONS: Weekly dances on Fri, Sat, Sun 5:45pm-8pm DAYLIGHT SESSIONS: Weekly dances on Sat, Sun 1:45pm-4pm

UPCOMING RETREATS/ CAMPOUTS:

  • SUMMER SOLSCTICE RETREAT - Celebrate this beautiful time of the year in ancient moors of West Yorkshire! Ecstatic Dance, Campfires, Nature walks and much more! 18-21 June 2021, more details and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/147182834821
  • ECSTATIC CAMPOUT - Join us for an eco, off-grid & back to Nature eco-camping adventures in beautiful countryside! We are offering 4x different camps/micro retreats from 5-30 August 2021 in South Devon. Book the whole month or individual retreats. More details and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/136823461657

1)ROOTS&WINGS: Bioenergetics,Breathwork&EcoTherapy Camp (Thu,5-Mon,9Aug)

2)RECLAMATION: Tantra & Conscious Connections Camp (Wed,11 - Mon,16 Aug)

3)RESTIVAL™: Yoga, Dance & Relaxation Camp (Wed,18 - Mon,23 Aug)

4)FLY HIGH: High On Life Ecstatic Dance Camp (Wed,25 - Mon,30 Aug)


		SUNSET SESSIONS with Ecstatic Dance London - Outdoor Silent Disco  & Cacao image

		SUNSET SESSIONS with Ecstatic Dance London - Outdoor Silent Disco  & Cacao image

COST:

PAYMENT: We have set a donation option to reduce your ticket fee cost, feel free to donate more and give from abundance. Thank you in advance! Any tickets booked below the indicated donation amount will be refunded immediately. 1 ticket per transaction please. Limited spaces & ticket availability. Please book via Eventbrite .

  • £5 Earlybird Low Waged (limited availability)
  • £10-15 Low Waged/ Concession
  • £15- £20 Regular for those who are financially secure
  • Children under the age of 9 can join for free (limited availability) Parents with children are welcome! However, we ask that you register a free ticket for your child/children as we cannot provide extra headsets on location. We ask that there is at least 1 adult per child. Adults need to book a ticket.

We would like to remind all participants to look after our headphones and take extra care to ensure they don't get dropped/ stepped on/ broken etc otherwise we will charge additional £20 for any damaged headsets.

CANCELLATION POLICY: We do not offer refunds or ticket transfers to another date if you cannot attend and you give us less than 72h notice. If we need to cancel class due to a *heavy rain, we will issue a full refund . *In case of a heavy rain forecast, we will cancel the dance at least 3h prior to the event and notify all attendees via Eventbrite.

EVENTBRITE ORDER CONFIRMATION: Email might be in the spam folder. Please check. Do not print any paper tickets, we will check you in by your name.

ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND US AN EMAIL: youareyoubeyou@gmail.com

LOCATION:

Hampstead Heath - exact location coordinates of the dance will be in your Eventbrite order confirmation email 'Additional Information', please check your spam folder. We will send another email via Eventbrite with location & map at least 3h before the class start time.

-Nearest stations: Hampstead Heath (Overground), Hampstead (Northern Line) and then it's a 15 -20 min walk to the dance location. Please check tfl for latest travel updates: tfl.gov.uk

-If cycling, you can bring your bike to the dance location.

-If driving, please check the parking parkopedia.com, there is free street parking after 2pm on Millfield Lane near Highgate ponds.

SCHEDULE:

◈ 5:45pm-6pm Meet at the dance location and receive headphones

◈ 6pm-8pm Dance Warm-up and Stretch/ Cacao / Ecstatic Dance SoundWave

◈ 8pm Class ends (we might dance a bit longer)

WHAT TO BRING:

We will check the weather forecast closer to the time and will send an email update via Eventbrite to all registered attendees, however do dress in layers and bring waterproofs with a hood/umbrella in case of a light rain to protect the headphones. In case of a heavy rain forecast, we will cancel the dance at least 3h prior to the event

1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself. Dress in layers in case you get warm/cool. Bring a warm jumper/ jacket and waterproof jacket with a hood in case of a light rain.

2. Bandana headband - we will provide a clean one but you are welcome to bring your own one to secure headphones which will allow you to move your head more freely!

3. Ensure that you wear comfortable shoes and your feet are warm though you are welcome to dance barefoot.

4. Reusable water bottle, extra water to keep hydrated and maybe a flask with a hot drink and something to eat after the dance.

5. Bring a torch/ flashlight as it might be dark on the way back from the heath.

6. Bring something waterproof to put your bag/jacket on as the ground can be a bit damp.

SAFETY GUIDELINES & PREVENTION MEASURES:

- We will provide a clean headset & bandana headband (you're welcome to bring your own headband to secure headphones which will allow you to move your head more freely!)

- We will provide antibacterial wipes and hand sanitisers during the class.

- We ask that all participants keep at least 2m physical distance at all times and dance in groups of max 6 dancers. We reserve the right to take away headset of any participant who does not honour physical distancing rules.

- Our Raw Vegan Cacao is carefully prepared in a clean kitchen and will be poured in eco friendly paper cups and served on a tray. Bring your own hot drink if you do not wish to drink cacao.

FEEDBACK FROM OUR OUTDOOR DANCES:

"Blissful! The open skies above, the bountiful trees surrounding the periphery, the grass and earth beneath my feet. There was a moment when I wanted to have a little cry, because of the abundance of beauty... And then there were those moments when I was completely lost in the music... Thank YOU. ♥ "

"It was amazing!! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon with amazing tunes in a splendid environment!! Thank you everyone for your lovely presence and jubilant energy!!"

" Thank you! it was amazing to dance in the nature and connect with so many wonderful people! "

ABOUT DJ AND FACILITATOR:

◈ Sessions are facilitated and DJed by Seth Newman, Seth is the pioneer of Ecstatic Dance in the UK, who started Ecstatic Dance classes with his band Urubu & Ecstatic Dance London in 2009 and has been running conscious dance as well as various body-mind integration classes and workshops for many years.

◈ His inspiration for these classes come from many sources including Humanistic & Body Psychotherapy, the Human Potential Movement, 5 Rhythms, Active meditations and from the teachings of the Indian Mystic Osho whom he grew up with in India in the 1970s. Seth brings a wealth of experience holding heart-centered spaces.


		SUNSET SESSIONS with Ecstatic Dance London - Outdoor Silent Disco  & Cacao image

		SUNSET SESSIONS with Ecstatic Dance London - Outdoor Silent Disco  & Cacao image

ABOUT ECSTATIC DANCE:

Enter an open space...and with your bare feet explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely. You are invited to move, play, connect, sweat, stretch, sound, unwind, renew, release, improvise, transform. Be true to yourself, while respecting your body, in this space that we co-create together.

Our dance classes create a safe and respectful environment that embraces 'all ways'. We offer a movement practice that supports your free expression of emotions and inner space through movement and music.

Our intention for these dance classes is self-exploration, developing feel-good endorphins, and generally improving our community's mental and physical wellbeing! While also being mindful of physical distancing and keeping everyone as safe as possible!

No experience necessary.

ECSTATIC DANCE PRACTICE SPECIFICS:

Warm-up: 15 minutes stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave.

The Practice: 60 minutes of freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set with our resident DJ Seth Newman. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey.

Relaxation: 15 minutes of Deep Relaxation (weather dependant)

"Our bodies instinctively know what feels good or bad, right or wrong. However, often our heads get in the way. Ecstatic Dance is about finding our way through to what feels good. How can we use dance to consciously transform towards finding joy, without denying our anger or sadness?  Ask yourself: what’s my body feeling in this moment? Does it feel good moving this way, or that? Does it feel nourishing to dance with another, or dance solo? Where do I most feel connected with Self? Let your body lead the way." ~ Abigail Harris

ECSTATIC DANCE GUIDELINES:

1. No talking during the dance.

2. Mobile phones out of sight, no photos or videos during the dance.

3. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment.

4. Care/Awareness for the co-created space and each other.

5. Move your body however you wish.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

1. Next-level, conscious, inspiring electronic dance music

2. A beautiful, sacred, heartful and fun dance class

3. A safe space for you to dance freely in

4. Vibrant people who love to dance and love music!

ABOUT THE MUSIC:

“Enlightened Electro, World Beat, Deep House and Downtempo Bliss, plus a few surprises slipped in for good measure! Ecstatic Music Journeys for Conscious Movement and Sacred Celebration.”

WHY CACAO & ECSTATIC DANCE?

At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO!

We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance!

Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best, velvety tasting cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer.

Join us to explore Cacao + Ecstatic Dance as a potent synthesis for Transformation!

Release what no longer serves you, and invite in what you want more of in your life!


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