Spirit dance is a shamanic journey which leads to free flow movement, with the option of dancing blind-folded. The aim is to connect with a spirit guide whilst journeying with the drum beat, before moving into dance.
It is a safe, sacred space in which we can listen to the inner voice, feel into the heart, ask for healing, guidance, and explore our own truth through self-expression, bringing it to light so we can see it more clearly, celebrating our uniqueness.
Shamanism is an ancient practice which has been used for tens of thousands of years in different cultures all over the world. The word shaman means healer or one who sees in the dark. Shamanic journeying is a way of travelling to other realms outside of time and space, entering what is sometimes termed ‘non ordinary reality’, or the ‘dream time’.
The monotonous beat of the drum creates a tone which slows down the brain-waves, bringing the brain into a theta state, this is where we can access other realms and meet our spirit guides. Spirit guides are loving, compassionate beings who protect and guide us; they can show themselves as teachers in human form, gods, goddesses, ancestors, angels, legendary figures, animals, nature beings and elements.
Most of the spirit dance sessions involve journeying to meet a power-animal, however, our guides are there for us in many ways, and can show themselves in different forms depending on what we need.
This is my experience:
“Shamanic journeying has been a transformative experience for my healing journey. Working with my guides has helped with day-to-day challenges and allowed me to step more into my own truth and understand my soul purpose. I created spirit dance from my love of dancing and experiencing my guides when I dance. After meeting my guides in shamanic journeys I would often feel their loving presence when I closed my eyes in dance.
This inspired me to explore dancing blind-folded or with eyes slightly closed; my mind is less distracted from looking around and it allows my movements to come from a deeper place inside; from this place my body moves freely and intuitively, I can see and feel the animal aspects of my spirit guide, and merge and become one with this energy.
It is at the point of being with this guidance and surrendering to this moment that I feel completely free. It is amazing! This experience has been deep and profound and I am grateful for all I have learnt from this process. I feel passionate and am excited to share this with others. I love dancing and the positive changes it brings.”
The session includes a sharing circle – shamanic journey – gentle yoga stretches – free flow dance – guided relaxation and earth oracle cards. Wear loose comfortable clothing, bring a blanket and something to lie on, and a bottle of water.
Percussion welcome – rattles – tambourines. I look forward to welcoming you in circle.
Every second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost £15 £10 cons
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org