Dates: Friday, August 14th at 7:30PM EDT.
Available by: Join by Videoconference Only (learn more about videoconference)
Suggested Love Offering: $ 10.00
Monthly for Summer
Ecstatic Dance offers a haven where you can be fully present with body, mind, and spirit. Come on a musical journey that speaks to the conflicting emotions you may be experiencing - a flow of somatic expression.
No prior dance experience is required. All that is needed is a desire to move, and be moved. Perfect for those who think they "can't dance." This is free-form, not a structured dance. This is also not a social dance. It is an environment without observers or conversation. It is lightly facilitated with invitations to apply patterns of movement and expression. Most of the time just the music will carry us, giving space for your personal journey, and allowing your body and emotions to reveal what needs to be expressed.
The experience can be one of good exercise, emotional changes, heart openings, altered states of consciousness and/or just plain fun.
The evening will start with a brief intro and agreements. Then we'll dance for 30-40 minutes through a curated flow of music. And we'll finish with a closing circle to share our experiences.
PLEASE NOTE: As part of the agreements, all guests are asked to dance - at their own pace, in their own way. This is not a spectator event and those just watching will be asked to leave or will be removed.
Rev. Darren Polito
Rev. Darren Polito, One Spirit's Director of Admissions and 2nd Yr Seminary Webinar Moderator, is also an artist, dancer, and performer who seeks to stir people's awe and enthusiasm through playful perspectives. He was the Creative Director of SpiritualityandPractice.com where he still maintains a blog, The Ritual Space, about his passion for creating and sharing rituals. He finds great excitement in finding ways to create sacred, personal connection through technology. He has been using ecstatic dance as a practice for over 20 years but really, he has all his life and just didn't know it.
If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected].