Shamanic Trance Dance is a contemporary dance ritual held in safe sacred space which draws on ancient and innovative techniques to move you into a ‘trance’ state of consciousness. We are all familiar with altered states of consciousness, as in daydreaming, sleeping or meditation, and similarly, Shamanic Trance Dance aims to transport you into a deep space where your everyday mind drops away, enabling you to connect with your heart, your Higher Self, your deepest wisdom and to enter the hidden world of Spirit, the ‘Dreamtime’; all the while retaining a sense of the ordinary world around you. Shamanic Trance Dance is a soul journey; you are blindfolded to enable you to travel within, without distraction. You set your destination at the beginning of the ritual in the form of an intention, or prayer, for the question you wish to answer or the guidance, insight or healing you wish to receive. You fuel your journey with the ‘Breath of Fire’, a powerful breathing technique used to fill you with spiritual energy and help the thinking mind into the back seat. Your vehicle is the music and dance; strong tribal rhythms and spontaneous movement to carry and support you as your journey unfolds.
Come and join us for a magical dance journey!
The Shamanic Trance Dance ritual begins with an opening circle where all will be explained to newcomers and we end with a closing circle. Please bring a cushion and blanket, a blindfold/bandanna if you would like to use your own (there will be plenty available), and a drink/snack for afterwards can be helpful for grounding.