Conscious Dance when you want it, from the comfort of your own home.
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What is Conscious Dance?
Conscious Dance is unchoreographed, intentional, free flow, creative, mindful movement for the purposes of authentic self-expression, self-discovery, interpersonal connectedness, and personal healing or growth.
In a recent UCLA study, Conscious Dancers that had one of 5 major stress-related health conditions (depression and anxiety, trauma, history of drug abuse, chronic pain) reported therapeutic benefits (i.e., that conscious dance “helped them cope” with the condition.) A strong majority of participants endorsed experiences consistent with mindfulness (i.e., feeling “more present in my body”) and psychological flow (“I felt like I was ‘in the zone’ or ‘in the flow’ of things”.)1
It supports dancers to release stress, release and integrate repressed emotions, heal the past, creatively express themselves, quiet the mind, and connect with inner wisdom.
“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?”
― Gabrielle Roth
When you become a member of Ekstasis Dance Online you get access to:
my loving guidance from the comfort of your own home, on your own time
a growing video library of Conscious Dance classes, mini-practices, and lessons
a private online community of conscious dancers from around the world
weekly Q&A / Mentoring calls
journaling and reflection questions
Hope is a mother, Conscious Dance Facilitator and Trainer, certified Kundalini Dance™ Facilitator, Yoga Trance Dance™ Facilitator, Bellyfit™ Instructor, and Yoga Instructor. She has her level 1 in Somatic Stress Release™.
Ever since she can remember dance is what brought her home to herself, brought her joy.
After graduating from the Main Dance ‘Dance as Performance Art’ training in 1998, she discovered that she felt more at home dancing at a music festival or in a club, than in performance venue. This is when she discovered the book Sweat Your Prayers by Gabrielle Roth and she hasn’t looked back since.
Dance is her meditation, her prayer, the way she heals herself, and the way she nourishes her spirit.