WHAT WE DO:
Sol Dance is an Atlanta based, Ecstatic Dance community dedicated towards embodied exploration and unleashing human-potential through deliciously-deep music & acoustic sound healing.
WHAT HAPPENS ON AN ECSTATIC DANCE FLOOR?
Those who attend are invited into free-form dance/movement inspired by a brief opening meditation and led by carefully curated music with the intention of creating a peak, healing experience.
Because no dance experience is necessary, Ecstatic Dance becomes a perfect outlet for those who think they “can’t dance” because they were taught that to “know” how to dance is to move in a certain way. Additionally, this can be a luscious playground for experienced dancers seeking an open space where they can let loose in the safety of community. All we ask is that everyone honor the collective experience and respect one another.
The main guidelines are that we refrain from speaking on the dance floor, honor the no drugs/substances/alcohol policy, and do not take pictures or video of the dance floor or other participants.
These core guidelines are what keep this & any ecstatic dance floor an intentional, sacred, and safe space for you to be held and supported by to drop deep into the experience.
Depending on the time of the event, music will be playing at least 15 minutes before we begin for a brief warm-up period, and there will be live-percussion provided by Metabear & Friends throughout the complete dance experience!Our Ecstatic Dance journey will be provided by Sol Dance Co-Founder & Resident DJ: Scott Houston, with the opening & closing circles to be co-facilitated by both Scott & Maya Lemberg, or other guest facilitators.
Candler Park – Usually on either the Big Field or Small Field
CHECKING IN PROTOCOL:
Please note that the suggested exchange for dancing with us is $20
If $20 is not affordable for you but you still would love to dance, please offer another sum as a means of energetic reciprocation. No one is ever turned away. Thank you in advance!
We are asking that you please pay via any of the following methods:
Venmo – @Scott-Houston-1
PayPal – firstname.lastname@example.org
CashApp – $sbhouston
We will now be using wristbands to mark who has paid for attendance. Upon arrival, please come up front to check in and get yours. If you have not, we will kindly ask for you to do so during the dance. (We don’t want to do this, so please just come check-in as soon as you arrive).
We are no longer allowing for payments to be made after the dance. Pre-paying is highly encouraged, but you can also pay upon arriving. Please help us by honoring this request, as it makes our book-keeping process a bit less complicated.
*If you are bringing newcomers, please orient them to the process and encourage them to read this information too.
Thank you in advance for continuing to support this offering & community-focused experience.
There isn’t a bathroom on site so make sure you’re good to go before arriving!
*BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE!*
About Scott Houston:
In over a decade of utilizing dance as a healing modality, Scott Houston has come to believe in the inherent wisdom of the body and the power of music to move it. As an accredited 5Rhythms Teacher and seasoned host of Ecstatic Dance – Scott facilitates dances, classes, and workshops all over the world. His offerings are an open path to healing through a communion with the embodied self.
As a talented & proven, Atlanta-based DJ, Scott has had the privilege of vibe-setting for headlining artists such as Acid Pauli, Paco Osuna, Tara Brooks, Yoko0, Raresh, and others. Scott is also a classically-trained musician of 20+ years, Project B. resident DJ, workshop producer with 5Rhythms Atlanta, and Founder of Sol Dance Open Air Ecstatic Dance Community.
About Maya Lemberg:
Maya’s mission is to help people feel at home within their skin. As a psychotherapist, yogi, dancer, singer and ceremonial facilitator, she is dedicated to guiding others on their road to authenticity, integrating mind, heart, body and spirituality in her approach to wellness.
She specializes in body-focused psychotherapy, art therapy, yoga, dance movement practices, shamanism and women’s rituals and spirituality. She is grateful to facilitate experiences that bring people into intimacy with their hearts and bodies, paving way for deeper connections with each other, with the Earth and with the present moment.
Maya is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with her private practice, Emerge Psychotherapy and Healing, in Atlanta, GA. Maya is a vocalist and creates medicine songs honoring these sacred times. She is also a trained yoga teacher and integrates yoga into her work with clients. As a life long dancer and performer, Maya believe in the power of dance, music and community to awaken our hearts, transform our bodies and heal the world