Ecstatic Dance had his origin in Hawaii on the dance floors of Kalani and started in 2000. Bodhitara was the Dj who brought fresh mix tapes each and every week on Sunday mornings.
Hawaii was the perfect place for this community to take root. The dancers went to all new heights of emobdies expression.
Donna Carroll and Tyler Blank, both experienced magic, evolution and community during their dance journeys at the ecstatic dance in Hawaii. Desiring a taste of this expansive transformation energy and community dance in the Sant Francisco Bay area. So they started Ecstatic Dance in San Francisco.
Both Big Island Ecstatic Dance and Ecstatic Dance SF Bay have since inspired communities around the world to start their own Conscious Dances.
Ecstatic Dance Belgium is now growing in Antwerp, Ghent & Brussels. Inspired by and with kind permission of Ecstatic Dance Worldcommunity.
Do you also get images of liberating movements, partying cells, wonderful connections, an outstanding "feeling-great-in-my-skin" experience, cozy atmospheres, warm colors, relaxing thoughts and delicious melodies?
Well, then we have good news for you! Because we invite you to.. the deep groovin', sweet movin', most amazing Ecstatic Dance!
A unique dance experience, guided by music and sounds. We go on exploration, dare to be vulnerable and gently push our boundaries.
There are three simple basic guidelines to ED: "No shoes. No booze. No chitchat." So we come together connecting our bare feet to the earth, purely communicating through our bodies, and celebrating life in all its aspects!
We welcome you exactly as you are now! So you are entirely free to follow your own needs during the dance.
Each ED starts and ends with a ceremony in which we make time and space to connect with ourselves, the others, the space, the vibrations, our intentions and the larger ED tribe.
The concept of ED arose in Hawaii and California, and has grown extensively over the years, weekly touching many hearts and bodies all over the world - including New York, London, Amsterdam, Ibiza, Berlin, Bali and Barcelona.
And since September 2014... we warmheartedly have been welcoming you to: Ecstatic Dance Belgium! Now in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels! Come as you are, share as you wish, and create as you dream. We look forward greeting you on the dance floor during one of our events. Together we dance as a manifestation of love and peace on Earth!
For me it is dancing in total freedom......without having to impress anybody. It is rediscovering the fire inside my body, heart and soul. It is new friendships. It is hugs.....it is connecting....it is love.
Magical, inspiring, gives new energy, letting go all whats blocking my system. Heart opening, balancing, wonderfull music, dreaming and travelling in outer spaces and setting new intentions, powerfull. I miss it when I am not able to come. Smiling faces and letting my inner soul dance :-). Pura vida <3
Ecstatic Dance thrives my enthusiasm for life. It sets my mind on zero and allows me to get in the same flow as fellow dancers without any expectations, just dance and be ecstatic about it.
Ecstatic dance allows me to connect with myself and with others through non verbal, non cognitive chatter, unlike we are used to do our whole lives. Bodily expressions of your own inner feelings to yourself and in relation to others with the music as your guidance is like experiencing pure freedom and connection at the level of our souls. It opened up a completely new world and some bunch of very nice people too. Thank you!
Dancing for me nowadays is mainly selfmassage, releasing all the stress that got stuck in my body, to dance with all the pain and stiffness, to finally come to the point where the energy is free to flow and happiness fills my body, mind, heart and soul. Clear thoughts take place, a moving meditation with space for going inwards and outwards, to share the love . It's beautiful. And Ecstatic dance helps me over and over again to regain that feeling of freedom, Thank you.
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