Offerings for all forms of conscious dance for anyone that simply loves to dance.
Dress to sweat and move to heal. No booze, no shoes, no chit-chat on the dance floor. We come to dance, play and drop the persona. There will be spaces available for rest, stretching, mediation and connecting with others in conversation outside the dance floor.
The journey is guided by high quality, recently released music that is a blend of EDM, world rhythms, funk, groove and hip-hop, with occasional doses of nostalgic throwbacks. Check out the Ecstatic Dance Official Soundcloud for similar sets!
Come and go as you please! You're encouraged to dive deep and welcome to stay throughout the entire experience, but it's not required. You may join just for the dance! Tickets are $20
8:45am Doors open
9-10am Yoga class
10am-12:30pm Dance music curated by DJ M Dot
12:30-12:45pm Sound healing with Atticus, founder of bhava DC
12:45-1pm Closing reflection circle
Body workers, energy workers, healers will be available for hire throughout the duration of the event. Nourishment by Truly You Cuisine and tea blends from Javazen! This space is a healing, restoring and supportive space in which you can feel safe to decompress and express your truest emotions. Let the tension of the Inauguration weekend roll out and off of you through the dance, the community and our strength in an optimistic future. We can do this.
Ecstatic Dance is a freeform conscious dance party for connection and community through movement and music. This is all about getting great exercise while liberating the mind and body; connecting with self and with community in a safe, healthy space. Ecstatic Dance gatherings are thriving globally; in places such as San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, New York, Hawaii, Amsterdam, and Ibiza, to name just a few!
And now it's time for the DC conscious dance tribe to blossom fully...
Bhava DC is a community organization rooted in DC and dedicated to producing transformational events to promote collective consciousness and connection. In partnership with the Dance Loft on 14, we're bringing you the first ever wave of Ecstatic Dance in DC.
Stay connected with the growing Ecstatic Dance DC community and updated on our upcoming events via Ecstatic Dance DC Meetup and bhavaFacebook page ... You can find more unique conscious dance events throughout DC on Conscious Dancer DC Facebook and Meetup pages too!
To register for QOYA and more information please visit: http://www.amytatsumi.com/dcqoya/
"Qoya is so much more than movement. Through Qoya, we tap into the pulse of life. You know those moments where you see a sunset, when you’re on the open road and life feels full of possibility, when you are caught up in the contagious laughter of a child, when you feel the warmth of your lover’s body in bed, when you experience the fulfillment of work that you are proud of – when life expands and becomes sacred?
Qoya is based on the idea that through movement we are able to tap into this essence, this sacred pulse of life. Once we experience it, we learn how to honor and express it. We learn how to cultivate this sense of the sacred, more and more, and not only in our dance, but in our lives.
We reach out to our community, empower ourselves physically, clarify our intentions, and dance with our desires. In doing so, we activate a movement of women who connect with their essence as wise, wild, and free. We stand for the embodiment and feeling of more feminine ways of being that include but are not limited to deep transcendent love, intuition, transparency, self-expression, and radiance. We encourage one another to shine confidently as a woman who knows she is wise, wild and free." - Rochelle Schieck, Creator of Qoya