For me spring is about:
And! COMING ALIVE!
T.S. Eliot calls April ‘the cruelest month’ and I can see why. It takes the implacable force of nature’s hunger to push perennials up through the hard, cold earth towards the sun’s light, and to swell magnolia buds inside their casings until they break open, revealing huge many-hued blossoms. The sacred cycle of life, death and rebirth manifests continuously around and within us.
I feel my own body quicken, eager to reach for new challenges. But, just as the shoots, leaves and flowers all reach for the sun, never losing the support of their deeply planted roots – I must maintain my own connection to what holds me – the generous embrace of the earth and the love of my community.
For all of this – I am infinitely grateful!
Marcia Jones and I are thrilled to announce that we will be holding an
Ecstatic Solstice Celebration on the Beach!
We will start by doing an Ecstatic Body Posture – dance the 5 Rhythms then watch the setting sun.
Friday June 21st
Spanish Banks ( exact location to follow)
There will be live musicians
$20 suggested donation
Please RSVP to Tannis
Open to the wisdom of the body, the earth, our ancestors, and spirit.
Learn to journey to the realms of Non-ordinary Reality using ‘Ecstatic Body Postures’. Dance the ecstatic into this world with the 5Rhythms®. Ecstatic Body Postures are a sacred technology used by our elders thousands of years ago to commune with the world of spirit. Now, to regain access to these realms, practitioners hold a posture from and early indigenous culture. Accompanied by drum or rattle, they enter a visionary trance state.
Integrating your trance experience with 5Rhythms® dance brings medicine that opens a doorway to the soul.
No previous experience required.
Marcia Jones is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher, shamanic practitioner and somatic therapist. Her passion is facilitating movement to heal and transform the body-mind. She witnesses and honours the sacred wisdom of the body in classes and private practice.
Healing artist Tannis Hugill, is a certified teacher of Ecstatic Body Postures. Also a dance and drama therapist, spiritual director and creator of ritual theatre, her passion is witnessing the healing wisdom of spirit as it moves through our amazing bodies.
Contact Tannis for dates and locations.
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