AMBROSIA

A daylong ecstatic dance, sound healing and Sundo retreat

Drop in to transform

Utilizing the ancient technologies of ecstatic dance, sound healing and Sundo in a transformative trilogy, we drop into a clear, relaxed and completely present state. In this state, we reconnect with the deepest parts of ourselves and realign to our path. It's a deeply transformative experience that will leave you feeling both invigorated and peaceful. More importantly, the state you enter will help guide your life forward in a potent and supportive way.

Ready to realign and reconnect?

March 11 in Mountain View, California

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Facilitators

These master teachers, DJs, and musicians guide the way.

Izzy Wise

DJ, Music Producer

Hailing from San Francisco, Izzy Wise is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ who produces eclectic dance music that bounces from West Africa to the West Indies, and all points in between. For more than a decade Wise cut his teeth in SF, DJing at parties including Afrolicious and venues including The Independent, Monarch and 1015 Folsom. His pursuit for unique rhythms and melodies has led him to the jungles of Nicaragua and fabled islands lost in the Caribbean Sea. Wise releases music on imprints like Délicieuse Records, Lips & Rhythm and Mule Musiq. His original output reflects a well-blended taste of disco, boogie, funk and house. Wise also plays live with a variety of instruments that he works into his energetic performances. His sets are best described as funky underground ethnomusicology courses with hypnotic grooves.

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Donna Carroll

ALIXIR DANCE

Donna Carroll is founder and CEO of ALIXIR DANCE, which is a cross between a yoga class, a rave and a church service. ALIXIR DANCE recently changed its name from Ecstatic Dance International, which she founded in 2008. Donna has a B.A. in Fashion Design from Kent State University and spent seven years working for Target, Talbots, Lane Bryant and May Company. She’s also a certified Kundalini Yoga and AcroYoga teacher. She has designed and produced thousands of dance events across the USA, Mexico, Central America and Europe. She has also produced conscious concerts for stars including Porangui and Ayla Nereo. Donna's events have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, The NY Times and Common Ground Magazine.

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Greg Vorst

Sundo Facilitator

Greg Vorst is the CEO and co-founder of Embodied Recovery, a treatment center in Los Gatos supporting individuals to transform the suffering of addiction and mental health challenges into soul growth and embodied living. He and co-founder Michael Nolan are creators of the Empowered Living series—12 core teachings that facilitate psychological maturation and spiritual fulfillment. As a therapist, Greg supports clients to discover and undo the blocks to the awareness of love's presence so their inner light can be set free. His work with psyche is complimented by Sundo; a Korean Taoist form of embodied breathwork, yoga, and meditation. In teaching Sundo, Greg assists clients in regulating their nervous system and developing greater capacity to be present to their feelings. With steady practice, people can recover from trauma and develop a profound sense of wellbeing.

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Schedule

Saturday

8:30-9:00 Arrival and check-in
9:00-10:00 SunDo with Greg Vorst
10:15-11:00 Alixir Embodiment with Donna Carroll
11:00-12:30 Ecstatic Dance with Izzy Wise
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch
2:00-2:45 Alixir Embodiment with Donna Carroll
2:45-4:00 Ecstatic Dance with Izzy Wise
4:00-4:30 Deep Breathing with Greg Vorst
4:30-5:00 Closing Ritual

The Daylong Experience

We start the day with Sundo, a Korean form of Taoist Yoga, to cultivate our energy. From there, we practice embodiment techniques and then utilize ecstatic dance to move and circulate the energy through our bodies in a way that's unique to our own needs. Finally, we relax and receive as we go on an expertly guided shamanic sound healing journey to heal all the places we've opened in our inner selves.

We break for lunch where we get the chance to support one another in our collective expansion, and then we dance and learn deep breathing techniques in the afternoon.

At first it can be an odd experience, dancing in a beautiful clean sunny space with no cross-eyed drunks stumbling around. But then the beaming smiles of the dancers take over.  And we are talking dancers of all ages, from different social scenes, with varied taste is music - but we are all laughing and dancing together.
Diane G.
We all have insecurities and think that maybe we can't dance "right" or look as cool as everyone else, but everyone is accepted, and the crowd is so diverse, that no one is really watching you anyways - so go have fun and sweat a little while getting some great exercise!
Dara M.
The variety of music and artists that play here makes for a fun experience and has me explore different ways to express that music. Makes for a spiritual and healing experience every time.
Kristina M.
Worth the drive from wherever you are! Hundreds of people young and old dancing together.
Martin H.

Free your mind to find your inner wisdom.

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