Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher
I am excited to be able to share Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ in New Zealand.
Ecstatic Awakening Dance incorporates movement to luscious rhythms, meditation and powerful breathing techniques. If you love to dance this is one of the most effective ways I have found to be in my body and to fully feel and express myself.
It will take you deep into your inner self - to observe the energies (feelings, sensations, thoughts) that arise within you. As tensions and resistance are released you are likely to experience greater joy, freedom and bliss.
Most of the class is with the eyes closed – it is only about you! You can truly dance as if no one was watching. You can let go of the shame, about getting it right and looking good and just move to the music.
There are no steps there is no right or wrong way to move it is about listening to yourself and embracing whatever that is.
Ecstatic Awakening Dance has its roots in the techniques of Osho and was developed by Amoda who wrote “Dance your Prayers – A Guide to the experience of Ecstatic Trance Dance”. She said “My teaching is simple: get out of your head and into your body. In other words stop thinking and move! Movement is life!” She also draws on her experience of Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythm work and shares her words “The more you dance, the more you sweat, the more you sweat the more you pray. The more you pray the closer you come to ecstacy.”
Testimonials: What is Ecstatic Awakening Dance?
"Congratulations on an awesome first class last night. I absolutely loved it and look forward to the next 9 weeks of it. To those who didn't make it last night I highly recommend it! " Shannon 11/2/16
"When i first heard about Esctatic Awakening Dance i was told 2 things about it that really attracted me to it.
"Its conscious clubbing" and "mostly eyes closed"
These aspects really appealed to me as a dancer. particularly as a middle aged one. I just want to dance.
I no longer wish to go to nightclubs or parties,be surrounded with alcohol, unwanted sexual attention and loud or inconsiderate people there for different needs. But i do love dance music, a great dj and to be in a space where others are enjoying dance energy too.
Being in a safe but aesthetically lovely space with my eyes closed dancing just with and for myself and yet in a
community of others enjoying a similar experience is blissful.The music is great, different each time and a real mix.
The little group meditation at the end provides a social connection so that for me this a complete experience." Lucy 7/4/16