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LunAlign Ecstatic Dance Class
Ecstatic Dance is all about dancing like no one is watching you; dancing without the judgment of others and dancing without limits. Even though Ecstatic Dance has gotten more and more popular over the past years, it is by no means a contemporary activity. This form of dance was practiced throughout human history and is known as a meditative activity that helps us cope with stress. How beautiful that dance can help us heal!
Ecstatic dance is a free form of dance with the goal to achieve ecstasy. This is a natural state in which your awareness shifts and you get to experience a meditative and happy state of mind through body movement. Besides the fact that it is a lot of fun to move your body to music, Ecstatic Dance is also scientifically proven to help your mental & physical health.
There’s no choreography, no set music genre, and most importantly: there is nothing but love and acceptance around you. It is a safe space for you to truly express yourself how you want. Stim out, play & free your mind, body & soul.
1. We Dance Barefoot
This supports our ability to stay grounded.
If you have a physical condition that requires you to wear dance shoes, that’s absolutely fine! Socks are welcome too!
2. We Dance without Words & Communicate through Body Language
This allows us to remain in a state of Meditative Flow. There is no verbal instruction from the Instructors. Ecstatic Dance Class is sort of a contradictory term; Ecstatic Dance in and of itself is completely freeform & intuitive. The Instructors role is to break the ice amongst the group, create a comfortable & safe space to feel free as your most uninhibited self, and demonstrate freeform dance alongside the group! Follow along with your Instructor as much as you need to feel comfortable, and when you’re ready, let go & see where your body takes you!
Classmates are welcome to verbally converse before & after class.
3. We Dance as We Naturally Are
No Drugs or Alcohol
No Shoulds or Should Nots. Just Be Yourself; Respect yourself, your time, the space, and those of your classmates. Ecstatic Dance is about freeing your whole self without insecurity, inhibition or social/societal expectations.