EMBODY: Dance of Awareness, Bioenergetic Alchemy, Ecstatic Dance & Cacao
- Sun 3rd Dec 2023, 11:45am – 8:15pm GMT (UTC +00:00)
- Tufnell Park, London, UK (2 min walk from station, exact address details will be in the order confirmation email)
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Dance of Awareness, Bioenergetic Alchemy, Ecstatic Dance & Cacao
You are warmly invited to a 1-day exploration of 3 unique workshops. You're welcome to come for the whole day or drop into individual sessions. All are welcome, no experience necessary.
WHAT IS THE DAY ABOUT?
Each of our Sunday Sessions offers Londoners a kind of sanctuary space to come and dance, be themselves, dive deep, have fun, release stress, connect with their body, and stretch themselves beyond their usual way of being. During the day you will have the chance to dance and dive into a selection of some very beautiful and unique movement & relaxation practices.
Strictly no latecomers! - Sorry, please arrive on time! Unfortunately, if you are more than 15 minutes late for the first two workshops , you will not be allowed entry (and there can be no refunds, very sorry!) as we need to make it a calm & peaceful space for people who are already here. For Ecstatic Dance - doors will close 30min after the start of the session.
◈ 11:45am-2:30pm DANCE OF AWARENESS: a new approach to working with movement, dance, and awareness. It is a dance and movement practice that aims to increase self-awareness and self-acceptance. The phases of the cycle follow themes of human development from pre-birth through to around five years. This is the time period associated with the growing sense of self which becomes embodied through early experience, and which sets the patterns for adulthood. Sensing, Grounding, Expressing, Releasing, Connecting and Completing following an energetic wave of charging and releasing over the course of a session. Doors open at 11:45pm, no entry after 12pm.
◈ break 60 min (selection of teas/coffee will be available in the hallway)
◈ 3:30-5:15pm BIOENERGETIC ALCHEMY – Learn powerful Bioenergetic Alchemy exercises for releasing stress, Grounding, and Empowering. These classes follow a format of checking in with the body, warm-ups, grounding and building the body’s energy, then discharging the energy through movement and expression. This is followed by relaxation. The immediate result is a felt sense of security, vibrancy and exhilaration. (Please bring a yoga mat & blanket) Doors open at 3:20pm, no entry after 3:40pm
◈ break 45 min (selection of teas/coffee will be available in the hallway )
◈ 6pm - 8:15pm ECSTATIC DANCE/Movement Meditation with Cacao Circle (with sound system and optional of Silent Disco Headphones to fully immerse into the music! ) We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao - super yummy, the best in London for sure!
◈ 8:15pm -8:45pm Optional social with refreshing fruit to nourish you after the dance
--> More details about individual workshops, prices, facilitators - please scroll down.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1. Please come already dressed in comfortable clothing suitable for movement/fitness and dress in layers. Bring a set of dry clothes/small towel as you will probably get sweaty during the dance session. Toilets are available at the venue but there are no separate changing rooms.
2. The main workshop space is a shoe-free zone, you can wear soft indoor shoes or grip socks.
3. a Reusable water bottle. Tap water refill available at the venue, outside the Roof Studio.
4. Yoga mat and blanket (essential for the Bioenergetics class)
5. Packed Food/ Snacks to have during the breaks, complimentary tea/coffee will be available. There are plenty of shops and cafes nearby.
Please consult your medical practitioner first if you experience any of the below:
- Any pre-existing heart conditions
- Epilepsy/ seizures
- High or low blood pressure with history of fainting
- Bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorder
- Untreated/ severe PTSD
- Pre-existing lung disease
- Recent major surgery
- History of stroke
- Glaucoma/ detached retina
- Asthma - please ensure you bring your inhaler with you
If you have any medical conditions or concerns, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
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2 minutes walk from Tufnell Park station (Exact venue details will be in your order confirmation email! Please scroll down in the email to see all details!)
-Nearest station is Tufnell Park. 2 min walk from the station. Please check tfl.gov for latest travel updates.
-If you are driving, please be aware that the venue is in an Ultra Low Emission Zone and you may be liable to pay the daily fee.
-Find parking on parkopedia and use venues postcode. There is no parking at the venue.
-There are bicycle racks at the venue to lock your bike if you are cycling.
-Venue is accessible to wheelchair users.
-Toilets are available at the venue.
- £45 Concession + fee 0.90
- £55 Regular + fee £1
- £65 Abundance + fee £1
- Dance of Awareness £15/£20/£25 +£0.50 fee
- Bioenergetic Alchemy £20/£25/£30 +£0.50 fee
- Ecstatic Dance & Cacao 6pm-8:15pm £15/£20/£25 +£0.50 fee
CHILDREN: unfortunately these sessions are not suitable for children.
EVENTBRITE ORDER CONFIRMATION: Email might be in the spam folder. Please check the email you used to purchase the ticket, might not be your primary email account. Do not print any paper tickets, we will check you in by your name.
FREE CREW SPACES:
We also offer limited FREE crew spaces in exchange of you helping us set up and pack down.
Please complete the crew sign up form and we will get in touch!
We do not offer refunds if you cannot attend; however we can transfer your ticket to another dance if you contact us via email or Eventbrite at least 48h prior to the event. Alternatively, you are welcome to pass on your ticket to a friend, colleague or family member. If you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms, please DO NOT attend the session. If we need to cancel the session due to unforeseen circumstances, we will issue a full refund.
If you have any questions, please send us an email to: email@example.com
SETH NEWMAN: As a coach, Seth is dedicated to helping people calm, empower and rejuvenate their busy minds and bodies to achieve the best versions of themselves. Seth brings a wealth of experience holding heart-centered spaces. He integrates the roots of Humanistic therapies, Bioenergetics & Body Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology and Tantra in creative and life-transforming workshops, retreats and trainings.
His in-depth studies, trainings, personal experiences of many therapeutic modalities such as Humanistic & Body Psychotherapy, the Human Potential Movement, 5 Rhythms, Active meditations and the teaching of the Indian Mystic Osho who he grew up with in India in the 1970s, infuse his approach to living a creative, holistic & embodied life and sharing his unique offerings with others. Seth has been facilitating regular workshops for many years.
As a musician, Seth is very passionate about rhythm & drumming, has an MA in Community Music from Goldsmith College, worked as a world music percussion teacher in East London schools for almost 20 years, created URUBU collective and Ecstatic Dance London back in 2009 as a Live Music Ecstatic Dance experience with Afro-Brazilian drummers & musicians and started his journey as an avid DJ with a love for Afro-Beat, Cuban and Brazilian music and created an Ecstatic Dance scene in London and the UK. Seth has a life-long passion for 5 Rhythms and other movement and Ecstatic Dance practices.
MORE INFO ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
⋘ ─ ∗DANCE OF AWARENESS∗ ─ ⋙
11:45AM - 2:30PM
Dance of Awareness™ is a new approach to working with movement, dance, and awareness. It is a dance and movement practice that aims to increase self-awareness and self-acceptance. And when practiced regularly, can be a very powerful resource for our well-being - body, heart, and soul.
"This is a dance process for self-expression and personal discovery in a safely held space."
Dance of Awareness™ has five main streams of influence: Neo-Reichian body-centred psychotherapy; Five Rhythms dance; Authentic Movement; Dance Movement Psychotherapy; and the experiential exploration of Awareness itself.
ROOTS IN DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY
"How did you, become you?"
The Dance of Awareness™ is similar in structure to the Five Rhythms wave developed by Roth (1999), but has been adapted to take account of psychodynamic theory and developmental psychology. The phases of the cycle follow themes of human development from pre-birth through to around five years. This is the time period associated with the growing sense of self which becomes embodied through early experience, and which sets the patterns for adulthood. This gives the mover the opportunity to re-experience the formative years of early development, explore old imprints, and discover new patterns of moving and relating.
The Dance of Awareness™ works with 6 cycles:
Sensing, Grounding, Expressing, Releasing, Connecting and Completing following an energetic wave of charging and releasing over the course of a session.
Dance of Awareness™ is an open and allowing space where the dancer-mover can express and explore both 1) old adapted ways of moving and being and 2) new possibilities in moving, being, and relating.
As you journey through the cycles, and with some direction from the facilitator, explore the creative movement impulses which are ready to emerge.
Dance of Awareness will help you to explore both, dancing out all that is ready to be released, and dancing in more of your life-giving, life-affirming creative potential!
⋘ ─ ∗Bioenergetic Alchemy® Workshop∗ ─ ⋙
3:30-5:15pm Bioenergetic Alchemy
What Is Bioenergetic Alchemy®?
Bioenergetic Alchemy® is a very powerful body-mind approach to psychological, physical and emotional health and well-being.
Bioenergetic Alchemy® works to melt the frozen history in the body, through a series of gentle and powerful exercises, bringing to consciousness the holding patterns, and releasing the energy that has been blocked. Tense areas of the body are gradually opened so that the energy can begin to move more freely, allowing the body to regain its natural aliveness and vitality, harmonising the relationship between the body, mind and spirit.
At the personal level, the highly experiential nature of Bioenergetic Alchemy® is a catalyst for transformation, as participants work in the laboratory of their own process and their relationship to others. The work opens the heart, brings grounded empowerment to the personality, and a deeper connection to the core; center of your authentic self.
These Bioenergetic Alchemy™ sessions are for individuals interested in their own self-development and/or healing processes. The classes offer deep experiential learning about the body-mind and participants are encouraged to develop skills in present-moment listening, sensing, and emotional/feeling awareness related to the body-mind.
The class is an experiential, deep-dive into yourself and your relationship with your body, and your life energy!
Feedback from our previous workshops:
“Thank you Seth. The weekend 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
“A truly awesome experience. A wonderful and safe space to learn and experience bioenergetic alchemy. Thanks again to Seth for the expert guidance and support.” Amo
“Like the Bioenergetic Alchemy classes, but better. The weekend 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 weekend event. 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
⋘ ─ ∗ ECSTATIC DANCE TEMPLE & CACAO CEREMONY ∗ ─ ⋙
6PM - 8:15PM
Brought to you by: Ecstatic Dance London - We love to dance. We love music. We love to inspire, to connect, to heal and transform!
Discover dance as a moving meditation, body ritual, awareness practice & ceremony
In our Sunday Ecstatic Dance sessions, the musical focus will be more of a World/Medicine music, Afro-House & a Tribal Flow vibe. Our Saturday Ecstatic Dance sessions tend to be more of a celebration with a light-hearted party atmosphere, in these Sunday Dances, you're invited to explore "movement as meditation" with beautiful music to accompany your journey…
Ecstatic Dance is 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!
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.
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.
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We look forward to welcoming you!
Dee, Seth & Ecstatic Dance London team
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