Movement Medicine & Ecstatic Dance Hybrid Session + Live Sound Bath ~ Mira Khanya x Luianna
- Sun 3rd Dec 2023, 10:30am – 2pm GMT (UTC +00:00)
- Simpleweb, 86 Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4HL, UK
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Tickets & Full Info
Sun 3 Dec
Mira Khanya x Luianna
Movement Medicine x Ecstatic Dance Hybrid Session + Live Sound Bath
Join us in a welcoming and intentional space where you can move, dance, express and release.
Experience inspiration, transformation, rejuvenation, celebration and a whole lot more.
Our community gatherings are sober and suitable for all ages, abilities and people.
Mira Khanya ~ Movement Medicine x Ecstatic Dance Hybrid Session
Mira Khanya is a passionate advocate of movement as a transformative and healing practice. She intuitively weaves from the rich tapestry of her multidisciplinary background, which spans visual and performing arts, meditation, shamanic journeys, butoh and therapeutic work, amongst other fields. Creativity and commitment to her own inner-work and wholeness have always been central in her life
As a dancer, therapist and artist, Mira brings a wealth of experience, beautifully crafting immersive dance journeys, inviting us to access the intelligence within and experience the power of embodied transformation. Infused with gentle guidance, soulful self-enquiry and evocative music ~ you will be part of a collective journey, fostering a sense of community, togetherness and co-creative synergy.
Her love of ceremony is reflected in how she creates. Activating the embodied imagination through a weaving of words and evocative music ~ we are invited into a dance journey of deepening connection. Our movement becomes the medicine that opens the gateway to insight and inspiration as we dance our prayers for the love of this extraordinary life.
Her deep connection with dance led her to complete an apprenticeship and training program under the guidance of the founders of the School of Movement Medicine. Today, she not only serves as a mentor for the school and creates independent work but also collaborates with Medicine Festival, Ecstatic Dance UK and Bristol, Kaylo and other organisations - crafting immersive and meditative dance journeys.
Find out more on her website
Jasmine Luianna ~ Live Songs & Sound Bath
Jasmine Luianna has been creating, performing and facilitating music for over 20 years. Mixing electronic instruments and hardware whilst weaving in vocals throughout her practice. She is here with us to share this combination of her love for music, mindfulness and facilitation, taking us on a gentile improvised Sound Bath. An ambient, healing and transformative journey that’s delicately crafted to guide you into a peaceful, focussed and deeply relaxing state.
Listen to her songs on Spotify
After the Opening Circle the session begins with a facilitated Movement Medicine journey that blends seamlessly into a free-form Ecstatic Dance journey with no facilitation. We then close with live Songs, a Sound Bath and Meditation to ground and complete the journey.
10:30 Doors Open ~ Arrive & Stretch
11:00 Opening Circle
11:15 Movement Medicine ~ Mira Khanya
11:30 Doors Closed
12:15 Ecstatic Dance ~ Mira Khanya
13:15 Live Songs & Live Sound Bath ~ Luianna
13:45 Closing Circle
Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people who want to express themselves freely, to connect and to expand together. Enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, alcohol and drugs. This is about self expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. No booze, no shoes and no chit-chat on the dance floor helps us keep it intentional. Amazing music helps us keep it all about dance.
Freeform movement means you can move however you please ~ there’s no right or wrong way. The dance floor is a space for you to explore movement and be carried and moved by the music. It’s an opportunity to listen deeper to your bodies, flow with your emotions, connect with others without the need for words, and get elevated from the movement and euphoric release. No matter what your dance experience is or how you are feeling ~ you are welcome just as you are.
Each session we have a different DJ who plays a mixture of musical delights and tempos to activate the dance floor and get us moving in a wide range of ways. Genres include ~ Afro, Tribal, Organic House, Techno, Drum & Bass, UK Funky, Psy Trance, World Bass, 140, EDM, Folktronica, Neo Cumbia, Medicine, Folk and World music; plus many more.
*words inspired by our friends Ecstatic Dance LA
Venue, Parking, Travel & Access
Simpleweb, 86 Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4HL
Google Maps link:
There is free on-street parking on Sundays in the surrounding area. Please check street signs for parking restrictions / payment requirements (in case there are any).
Travel & Bristol Clean Air Zone (CAZ)
If driving please check if you need to pay to drive through Bristol's CAZ:
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Please lift share, walk, cycle, Voi or use public transport where possible.
The venue has wheelchair access to all spaces.
Please email us if you have any specific needs for attending this event and we will do our best to accommodate you.
What to Bring
- water & bottle
- dress in layers
- notebook & pen
- something to lie on for the Sound Bath (blanket, yoga mat or similar)
- earplugs if you are sensitive to loud sound (the music can get loud sometimes)
- ear protection for children
By purchasing a ticket and attending our events you agree to respect and follow our Ecstatic Dance Guidelines and Safe(r) Space Agreement. These guidelines and agreements indicate the behaviour and rules that are acceptable and must be followed. These are put in place to create a held space for the practice of Ecstatic Dance and to ensure that everyone feels safe and welcome in our spaces. Please see below for the guidelines and agreement.
All of our ticket prices include booking fees.
~ £20 Supporter / Pay It Forward (these tickets allow us to provide 'Low Income' tickets)
~ £17.50 Standard
~ £15 Low Income (limited amount ~ please only buy this ticket if it genuinely applies to you)
~ £10 Kids Ticket 4-12yrs (children must be accompanied by a parent / carer over 21yrs, 1:1 ratio)
Tickets available on the door
~ £20 On The Door (limited amount)
~ £10 Teens Ticket 13-17yrs (teens must be accompanied by an adult over 21yrs, 1:1 ratio)
Optional Donations of any amount are welcome. Donations help support Ecstatic Dance Bristol provide the best Ecstatic Dance sessions possible.
If you are a parent / carer wanting to bring more than one child please get in touch for ticket discount options (email us)
After purchasing a ticket, if you haven't received a confirmation email, please check your Spam Folder. If it's not there, please email us. Alternatively, you can simply turn up and give your name / email address on the door to gain entry.
Options for People on Low Income
Low Income tickets
We have a limited amount of Low Income tickets available for every session (sold on a ‘first come first served’ basis).
If Low Income tickets have Sold Out please see below for other options.
Join the team and help with the event setup and packdown in exchange for ticket (email us to apply).
Talk to us
If you cannot afford a ticket please email us. No one is turned away due to lack of funds (unless the event has Sold Out).
Refunds & Transfers
Please note, we do not arrange refunds.
We encourage ticket reselling via
(links can be found in the ticket confirmation email upon purchase of your ticket)
Let’s Dance ~ South West UK WhatsApp group
Ecstatic Dance Bristol Community Signal group
If you give notice 48hrs or more before the event we can transfer your ticket to a future date (email us to arrange).
Please note, that by purchasing a ticket you agree that Ecstatic Dance Bristol is not liable for any injury or harm that you may incur at our events.
Ecstatic Dance Guidelines & Safe(r) Space Agreement
By purchasing a ticket and attending our events you agree to respect and follow our Ecstatic Dance Guidelines and Safe(r) Space Agreement. These guidelines and agreements indicate the behaviour and rules that are acceptable and must be followed. These are put in place to create a held space for the practice of Ecstatic Dance and to ensure that everyone feels safe and welcome in our spaces.
When purchasing a ticket to the event you must click a box to say that you have read the agreements.
Upon entry you will be asked if you have read the agreements. If not, there will be a print out of the agreements you can read through before entering the space. The agreements are printed and put up around the venue.
The Welfare Angel and Team Members will be announced at the Opening Circle. The Welfare Angel will be wearing a coloured arm band around their arms so you can distinguish and recognise who they are.
Ecstatic Dance Guidelines
- Be here: no outside shoes
- Be free: dance how you want / no judgement
- Be present: no phones and no unauthorised filming or photography (please read below for further info about our authorised filming and photography)
- Be embodied: no talking on the dance floor
- Be clear: no alcohol or drugs
- Be consensual: respect and honour boundaries of yourself and others - if it's not a clear “YES”, everything else must be considered a “NO”
Authorised Filming & Photography
A designated Team Member (who is announced at the Opening Circle) will take a few videos and photos at a few appropriate moments during the session. We use videos and photos to promote Ecstatic Dance on social media. We mostly take videos of the DJs and Musicians. If you don't want to be included in a video or photo, please let a Team Member know. If you see any footage of yourself online and want it deleted, please message us directly (on social media or via email) and we’ll remove it straight away.
Safe(r) Space Agreement
- You are responsible for yourself, your wellbeing and your belongings
- You are responsible for your own experience and interactions with others
- Be mindful, respectful and aware of yourself and others
- You agree to be consensual, respect other people's boundaries and ensure you give as much space as they require - if it's not a clear “YES”, everything else must be considered a “NO”
- People can change their mind, therefore remember that a YES can always turn into a NO and that must be respected every time
- You agree that you are able to say “YES” or “NO” in a clear, appropriate and respectful way (a “NO” can be putting hands together 'prayer hands' followed by a bow)
- If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable for any reason then please let our Welfare Angel or a Team Member know immediately
If you see any inappropriate behaviour, someone breaching consent or if anyone comes to you to report an issue please let the Welfare Angel and/or a Team Member know immediately.
If an issue is reported, the Team Leader and/or Event Organiser will make a decision about how to respond to the issue e.g. removing a person from the event if necessary.
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Upcoming Ecstatic Dance Bristol events
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- Simpleweb, 86 Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4HL, UK
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