ECSTATIC DANCE ONLINE SATURDAY with …
To Our Growing Tribe of Online Dancers….
The predictions suggest at least another 4 months. With each new day, it becomes increasingly evident that our world has changed, even if only temporarily. We have been given this greater responsibility for taking good care of each other and ourselves. More than ever, we have to allow ourselves the opportunity to express all the changes, all the challenges and all the possibilities we are processing so quickly … to dance what is dire and to shake off what is not … so we can feel into our truth, our essential nature again and again. WE ARE ALIVE …THANKFULLY! We dance as a way of feeling into the courage, the commitment and the truth of where we are in our life right now…as a way of remember what matters most.
WE heard your call for extended dances and international guest DJs, so we are trying our best to bring more of these dance opportunities to your homes. Here’s the first one:
JOIN US THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 4 when ERIC MANDALA will take you on a shamanic journey allowing you to let go and connect to your true nature. Surrender to the ancient ritual and be the dance fully embodied in the now and in the experience of ecstatic bliss rising in consciousness. follow your heart and dance as if no-one is watching and you are floating up in the clouds flying with the eagles.
Eric is a Producer, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Instrument Maker, Visionary, World traveler, Founder of “Mandala World Music” an international ethnic fusion world music group with people from all around the world. Co-Founder of “Spirit Travelers” An Electro/Tribal group. He has traveled around the world collaborating with 100’s of artists under the name Mandala.
His focus is to bring sacred styles of art and instrument together for a new fusion in this multi-cultural world. To spread the love through music and raise the collective consciousness of awareness & peace.
When performing Eric uses live looping & plays over 100 ethnic and modern instruments from around the world with his Electronica Production. He sings in Universal Language mixing ancient tongues and ethnic styles of vocals with modern sound scat poetry. He builds & plays African harps like the Kora & Kamale N’goni.
Eric Mandala has played on, produced, and recorded over 15 albums around the world. He has played Festivals around the world in 6 continents: Salvador Brazil Jazz Fest, Burning Man, Oregon Eclipse, Earth Dance, Bhakti, Mystic Island Fest, Mardi Gras, Carnival, Indidjinus Fest, Tribal Vision Fest, Dragonfly Fest, In the Light Fest, NZ: Luminate Fest, Australia: Kuranda Roots Fest, Solstice Fest, Canadian Eclipse Fest, Space Gathering Fest, Kaleidoscope Gathering Fest, Wiccan Fest, Naturopolis Fest, Y2K-X Live Looping Fest, The Fringe Festival, The Mad River Fest, Sonic Fest, Japan Tsumugi Fest, Kyoto International Fest, One Earth Fest, Yamauto Fest, 7 Colour Fest, THe Eden Festival , Peace Village Fest, Mataharythm Fest, Moon Circle Fest, Antaru Fest, Rakuon Rakujitsu Fest, United Cultures Fest, Earth Day Fest, Tanabe Connection Fest, Universal Language Fest, Live Life Fest, Tribal Revival Fest, C.K.S. Taiwan Lantern Fest, Dan Shui River Fest, Spring Scream Fest, Riverside Fest, Malioboro fair, Arma Museum, Parihaka Festival, Prana Festival, Shivaratri Fest, Tribal Gathering Panama & Cosmic Convergence Guatemala, Envision Costa Rica to name a few… He has shared the stage with such diverse artists as Shpongle, Ott, Bassnectar, Micheal Franti ,Ganga Giri, Mamady Keita, EOTO, String Cheese Incident, Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers, Adham Shaikh, Shimshai, Rising Appalachia, Chris Berry, Krishna Das, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, Entheogenic, David Starfire, Random Rab, The Human Experience, Kaminanda, Epizo Bangoura, Fantuzzi, Jah Levi, Dachambo, Delhi2Dublin, Androcell, Wild Marmalade & Richard Perry of Arcade Fire to name a few…
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➡ 🌎EVENT FLOW 🌎
7:45PM Arrive. Stretch. Breathe. Gathering of the Tribe.
8:00PM Opening Circle with Check-In, Intention Setting & Embodied Meditation
8:15PM Livestream DJ’ed Ecstatic Dance Journey
9:45PM Closing Circle with Sounding & Sharing
10:00PM Socialize with your Friends in Chat Rooms
Time Zone: Eastern Time / GMT-4
💚 Suggested $10-$25 by your generous donation. Please consider a minimum $10 offering to support creators & artists…and we understand if you are truly not in a position to support. All are welcome!
Come be a part of this online evolution of ecstatic dancing. It takes a village to keep a movement like ours going and your support has never been more important. 💚
See you on that virtual dance floor soon…
Julia & Ian
Here’s what people are saying about Ecstatic Dance Toronto …
⭐️”Wow!, went for the first time tonight and got lost in a beautiful journey of dance and meditation! Definitely going back next week! Thank you Ecstatic Dance Toronto!” Dave
⭐️”Toronto’s Ecstatic Dance is a magical place to let loose and dance deeply from the inside.” Lesya
⭐️”I love this friendly, inclusive community. Always a joy and inspiration to dance with this tribe!” Anna Maria
⭐️”It’s a powerful spiritual practice of understanding what you’re carrying/ storing in your body; figuring out what you are breaking through, what you’re yearning for; daring to be and be with yourself fully with love. That was the intention I set and with kindness I just let my body do whatever it needed to. By the end of it I felt in total union with my true self and gentle strength. In good company.” Tiff
⭐️”Dancers are the athletes of God.” Martha Graham
You were born to move and dance in your own unique way!
🔥WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE 🔥
Ecstatic dance is freestyle dance – move however you wish – honour your body – dance with bare feet – no experience necessary – for all ages, genders, cultures & sizes – respect yourself and one another – dance in comfortable clothes to move in – have water to drink – alcohol-free and recreational drug-free – safe and sacred space – let the music take you on a journey
🌴Our Intention 🌴
We come as we are to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other. You can dance as you wish, big or small, lying on the floor or jumping in the air. We create a safe space that is inspiring and uplifting. It is also nonverbal, barefoot, alcohol/drug-free to keep the experience intentional. This is a place where you can feel free to move and express whatever is alive in you and whatever comes up when you shake up your cells.
“Ecstatic Dance is the way we use to gather as a community and dance to rhythms and beats for the purpose of celebration, healing, transformation, prayer and everything and anything under the sun.”
🦋Julia Ray 🦋
Learn more about Ecstatic Dance here https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/ecstatic-dance…
🥳First Time? 🥳
If you’ve never attended Ecstatic Dance Toronto or any other ecstatic dances, now’s your BIG MOMENT. In the privacy of your very own living room, kitchen, bedroom, porch, car, literally anywhere there’s wifi, join us.
We look forward to seeing all your beautiful faces!