Ecstatic Dance

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Join other dance leaders as we come together for a long weekend in Point Reyes, California! APRIL 12-15, 2018

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_____________________________Welcome

The Ecstatic Dance movement has become a viral global phenomenon, spreading rapidly as a catalyst for transformation into dance communities all over the world. The leaders of this movement are creating and holding spaces that change people’s lives every day.

Imagine what it would feel like to become one of those world-changing leaders.

Changing people’s lives through dance is no small feat! It can be incredibly fulfilling. But, it can also be a fiercely challenging (and lonely!) path. To thrive in this role, to rise up and lead, amass a following and affect change, you need both the skills and the community that will take you where you, alone, cannot go.

The Ecstatic Dance Leadership Retreat is an opportunity for leaders like you to join together to:

  • Find genuine, safe, encouraging community that unlocks confidence
  • Share struggles and find solutions collectively
  • Celebrate successes and breakthroughs
  • Get to know other brothers and sisters on this dancing path
  • Play together and deeply nourish body, mind and spirit
  • Become re-inspired and re-focused
  • Learn detailed strategies and tools to be a more effective leader
  • Uncover and release blocks to purpose and power, so that you can shine brighter and attract more dancers
  • Expand the possibilities to thrive and lead as we co-create this movement
  • Become still and listen to the guidance of spirit, to ensure your authentic expression

You will leave this retreat feeling deeply nourished, connected, and re-awakened to your purpose, joined by a new family and equipped with transformative skills as we weave the web of our extended community even stronger.

During the four days and three nights together, you will…

  • Connect with other dancing brothers and sisters on the path of leadership and create and deepen friendships
  • Fill your knowledge gaps with masterclasses and coaching created specifically for your needs
  • Craft a plan for your immediate next steps of how you can more deeply and effectively serve your community
  • Deeply nourish your body through nature, movement, music and community
  • DANCE!

Your Guides

  • Donna Carroll
    Donna Carroll

    Ecstatic Dance Facilitator + Coach

    Donna Carroll
    Donna Carroll
    Ecstatic Dance Facilitator + Coach

    Donna is the creator and cofounder of Ecstatic Dance Oakland, the largest weekly conscious dance on the planet, bringing over 300 people together every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening in Oakland, California. She is also the founder of Ecstatic Dance Leadership, training aspiring dance leaders to start thriving Ecstatic Dance communities. Ecstatic Dance Oakland has been dubbed, “a cross between a yoga class, a rave and a church service”, has been featured on NPR, in the Huffington Post, the SF Chronicle, Common Ground Magazine, and in a blockbuster movie starring the singer Pink.

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  • Shannon Sahaja
    Shannon Sahaja

    Being Danced Teacher + Sound Healer

    Shannon Sahaja
    Shannon Sahaja
    Being Danced Teacher + Sound Healer

    Shannon is a dedicated yogini, dancer, artist, and lover of the earth. With nearly two decades of experience as a movement facilitator and massage therapist, Shannon is devoted to inspiring students to live their life in alignment with the true meaning and essence of yoga. She offers safe space that allows students to drop into the moment, through the lens of the body, and be guided from the felt sense wisdom within. Deeply relaxing and playful, this soul-nourishing approach to yoga leaves students deeply dropped into their true self.

    As the Creative Director of Ecstatic Dance, Shannon is responsible for booking and guiding the DJ’s and Sound Healers.

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  • Bernice Raabis
    Bernice Raabis

    Dance The Medicine Teacher + Music Maven

    Bernice Raabis
    Bernice Raabis
    Dance The Medicine Teacher + Music Maven

    Bernice has been a dancer all her life. From the pointed toes of her youth, through flying hair atop blaring speakers, all the way to sheer ecstasy of sweating in prayer with community, her dance practice has evolved in synch with her own life.

    Bernice grew up in the Rocky Mountains on reservation land where she found the sacred in the forest and her love of dance on the pow wow grounds. She continued on to the University of Calgary in a Fine Arts program. In her mid twenties, she discovered the ecstatic dance movement and began shedding the shackles she didn’t even know existed. She stepped away from the mirrors and choreography and into the soul-liberating world of dance as a spiritual practice.

    Bernice attended Anna Halprin’s school of expressive arts therapy, the Tamalpa Institute of San Francisco, California, where she learned how to facilitate dance as a therapeutic practice.

    When it was time to teach, she choose to be trained by Soul Motion’s Vinn Marti. She credits Vinn with pushing her to her edges, where she emerged with the confidence and humbleness necessary to hold space for others.

    An accomplished mother of four daughters, Bernice lives a life of love in her hometown in Nelson, B.C. Every Sunday, she hosts Dance Church, a safe place for inward exploration and celebration of the Divine mystery.

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Who this is for:

  • Graduates of the Ecstatic Dance Leadership Training
  • Ecstatic Dance facilitators currently running a dance
  • Conscious Dance teachers ready for more (by application)

If this is you, join us for a dance-filled retreat!

Leadership Retreat Schedule

Thursday, April 12

  • 1:00-4:00 Dance | Movement | Welcome Games
  • 4:30-5:30 Lodging Check-In
  • 5:30-7:00 Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00 Masterclass | Discussion | Sound Healing

Friday, April 13

  • 7:00-8:00 Morning Hike (optional)
  • 8:00-9:30 Breakfast | Prepare for Day
  • 10:00-12:00 Dance
  • 12:00-2:00 Lunch in Point Reyes Station
  • 2:00-4:00 Dance
  • 4:00-7:00 Free Time | Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00 Masterclass | Discussion | Sound Healing

Saturday, April 14

  • 7:00-8:00 Morning Hike (optional)
  • 8:00-9:30 Breakfast | Prepare for Day
  • 9:30-11:30 Ritual at Limantour Beach
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00 Dance
  • 5:00-7:00 Free Time | Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00 Masterclass | Discussion | Sound Healing

Sunday, April 15

  • 7:00-8:00 Morning Hike (optional)
  • 8:00-10:00 Breakfast | Check-Out
  • 10:30-12:00 Dance Church with Local Community
  • 12:00-2:00 Lunch in Point Reyes Station
  • 2:00-5:00 Closing Ritual | Dance | Next Steps

*Schedule subject to change if necessary.

Important Notes: The retreat includes bunk lodging for three nights. All meals and transportation are your responsibility. The lodging at HI Point Reyes includes a full communal kitchen for your use. The Ecstatic Dance Leadership Retreat is a non-refundable investment.

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Dates

April 12-15, 2018

Location

Point Reyes, California

Investment

$699 USD

*only 16 spots available!

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