CHAKRA WAVE in ECSTATIC DANCE/MOVEMENT
This multi layered mind, body, spirit movement journey will take us through the 7 major chakra centres and 7 corresponding spiritual life lessons week by week.
By bringing these parts of our bodies into conscious movement, with delicious music and enticing invitations, we are able to dive deep within to release stuck and stagnant energy and stories that we have inherited and created within our bodies throughout our life journey. Ecstatic dance combined with meditations and mantras encourages a deep awakening and transformation within the body.
Each Chakra and connecting body parts offer us the potential for transformation within 7 Sacred Spiritual Life Lessons:
🌈 SUNDAY 24th May 11.00am
1st Chakra “ALL IS ONE” Muladhara/Grounding/Belonging/ Earth: The Root Chakra. A portal back to where we came from. Acknowledging the past and our ancestral lineage. What belief patterns did you inherit from your family? What traumas did they endure? Which of those belief systems do you acknowledge are no longer serving you? Do you have unfinished business with your family? What blessings came from your family? Shining the light on the potential to transform your sense of ground, security, belonging and connection to mother earth, mother, tribe and birth.
🌈 SUNDAY 31st May – 11.00am
2nd Chakra “HONOR ONE ANOTHER” Svadisthana/Passion/Creativity/ Fire: The Sacral Chakra. A portal into our need for relationships and our sense of power, money and survival in our physical environment. How often do you direct your creative energies into negative paths of expression? Are you comfortable with your sexuality? Do you keep your word? Are you a controlling person? SShining the light on the potential to transform your sense of relating and abundance.
🌈 SUNDAY 7th June – 11.00am
3rd Chakra “HONOR ONESELF” Manipura/Confidence/Personal Power/ Fire: The Solar Plexus Chakra. A portal into our sense of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-respect. Do you like yourself? If not what don’t you like and why? Are you actively working to change the things you don’t like? Are you critical of others? Do you need the approval of others? Are you continually wishing your life was different? Shining the light on the potential to transform your sense of relating to yourself and your identity with ease and grace.
🌈 SUNDAY 14th June – 11.00am
4th Chakra “LOVE IS DIVINE POWER” – Anahata/Compassion/Acceptance/Air: The Heart Chakra. A journey into our ability to let go, our ability to forgive and feel inner peace. What emotional memories do you still need to heal? Do you allow yourself to be controlled by the wounds of another person? What steps have you taken or will you take to prevent that from happening again? Do you associate emotional health with no longer needing an intimate relationship? What have you done that needs forgiving? Who do you have to forgive? Shining the light on the potential to transform your sense of love, forgiveness, acceptance and compassion.
🌈 SUNDAY 28th June – 11.00am
5th Chakra “SURRENDER TO DIVINE WILL” – Vishuddha/Deliverance/Authenticity/ Ether: The Throat Chakra. A journey through the maturation of the willpower to true inner authority. What is your definition of being strong willed? Who has control over your willpower and why? Are you able to sense when you are receiving guidance to act upon? What fears do you have associated with divine guidance? Do you trust guidance that has no proof of outcome? Shining the light on the potential to align your path and choices with divine will.
🌈 SUNDAY 5th July – 11.00am
6th Chakra “SEEK ONLY THE TRUTH – The Power of the Mind ” – Ajna/Intuition/Foresight/ Ether: The Third Eye Chakra. A journey into our mental body, our sense of symbolic sight and psychological characteristics. Are you judgmental? What people or situations bring that out in you? What attitudes do you have that disempower you? What beliefs do you have that cause you to interpret the actions of others in a negative way? Shining the light on the potential to transform your sense of truth and beliefs.
🌈 SUNDAY 12th July – 11.00am
7th Chakra “LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT – Transcendence” Sahasrara/Unity/Divine Intelligence/ Ether: The Crown Chakra. A journey into our connection to life force energy, inspirational and prophetic thoughts, transcendent ideas and mystical connections. What spiritual truths are you aware of that you do not live by? Are you devoted to a spiritual path? What prevents you from continuing desired spiritual practices? Are you afraid of a closer spiritual connection to the divine because of the changes it might trigger in your life? Shining the light on the potential to transform your sense of spirituality.
You can go as deep or lightly with these journeys as you like.
It is helpful to understand the chakras if you wish to bring out the deepest potential for yourself through this intensive, so I have compiled a print out document on each chakra below to support the process for you and help you feel ‘prepared and informed’ for each journey we take.
CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS PRINTOUT OF CHAKRA SYSTEM INFORMATION
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FOR FULL 7 week JOURNEY: You choose to pay either: £35 or £75 or £105 or £125 or contact me for a FREE BURSARY if you are financially challenged and with NO INCOME.
I understand in these times that many of us have been financially hard hit and I am one of them, so I just ask that you please just honour your circumstances honestly.
EACH INDIVIDUAL JOURNEY: £5 or £9 or £13 or £17 depending on what you can afford or choose FREE BURSARY
Some Reviews From the Recent Sunday Morning ‘Grounding in Connection’ Online Ecstatic Dance Gatherings and Past Wild Earth Dance Gatherings
“It is always lovely to fall into the open soft space with Maria”
“I feel so ‘cleared out’ – almost like a new person, inside! I felt like we had all been given a gift by you.”
“Amazing, Amazing …. “
“… such a magical group.”
Joseph David Bras
“I was touched by your presence and by the gentle but powerful container that you held us in … the naturalness with which you held yourself and shared that love and humour with us..”
“Beautifully held space, great choice of music and wonderful ending meditations. These ‘online’ dances provide a great opportunity to go deeper into your own dance, without the distraction of others, which has been interesting to explore.”
“A lovely introduction to meditative dance!”
“HI Maria, just want to say how much I enjoyed and benefited from the on line wild dance events. I am really looking forward to joining the next series. I was a little unsure whether online would work for me, but found that I felt really well connected throughout to all the friendly people who joined in. The choice of music and the “company” of yourself and my fellow dancers all added up to a special experience.”
“I was surprised how I felt so much better in myself after the online dance gathering through the moving, feeling and opening up, even though I was at home alone. I realised that I needed to incorporate this into my life regularly.”
“During these times especially it feels good to be connected to our dance community with familiar faces on the virtual dance floor to have a chance to share how I am and to hear how like minded souls are with things. I felt our space very well held by your gentle guidance and well chosen music……when we can’t actually get on the dance floor its good to have a place to really shake it out and let things go. It was much easier to link up and have a sense of connection on Zoom than I thought it would be.”
SOME QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE:
1/ Will this involve me dancing?
Yes, but its not the kind of dancing where you will be focussing on looking good nor entertaining. Ecstatic dance is a mindful deep guided journey into the body, with continual invitations and reminders from me where your focus should be – which is in the body, and just being witness to the voices and stories that are playing out in the mind without attaching to them, so that you can let your body move with your authenticity, moment by moment. Its a great meditation practice and one that many find easier than stillness meditation. Its no surprise that dance has been a practice of all indigenous cultures through the ages to connect them to their bodies and spirits. Once you’ve tried this a few times, it becomes more and more easy to drop into the body, and for some it is instantaneous.
2/ I’m physically impaired and can’t move about/can’t move for long. Can I still join?
Absolutely. You can be just as present and able to journey deeply into the body whilst sitting in a chair, moving your arms, fingers, head, neck, feet … whatever or wherever it is that you have some movement. The sessions have been created to aid the dropping in journey with special music, drums, sound and mantras. Everyone can come to this and get something very wholesome out of it.
3/ I wouldn’t be able to stay for the whole session, is that ok?
Your presence in this process really makes a difference. Especially as we are tuning in to each other online. Leaving early would not only diminish your experience of the journey, but it would also impact the sense of presence in the zoom room, so I ask that all participants can stay from the beginning to the end to support the process for everyone.
After a lifetime of learning about healing and the mysteries of the body, heart, soul and spirit, Maria began a journey of discovering the power of true transformation and embodied healing through conscious dance practices in 2009. That year, Maria launched the first ecstatic dance classes in Jersey “Bare Feet Ecstatic Dance”. More Here