Events at Sundari
Wednesday Night Ecstatic
January 17, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm HST
Ecstatic Dance is a Freeform Conscious Dance. As soon as you enter the space, you are invited to let go of judgements and expectations, and allow yourself to feel you emotions, sensations, body, mind, and spirit. Because this is a safe space for movement and expression, we do request that you follow the three main guidelines: no shoes (and wear comfy clothes!), no booze (or any other drugs), no talking (body language only!). All freedom of expression is welcomed, and there is no ‘right and wrong’ here. Trust in the journey and move through everything that arises.
Professional DJ’s mix the music and facilitate the journey. Most sets will include a variety of musical genres, sonic wave of all tempos, a full spectrum of emotions. At some dances you will find the vibe to be more organic and tribal, and at others more electronic, futuristic, or urban. No set is ever the same!
The Ecstatic Dance community welcomes people of all ages/genders/religions/ethnicities. This is a cross-generational community, so often you will see dancers between the ages of 18-80 enjoying the space together. We allow children to attend, but children must be fully attended at all times! We are a non-denominational community, where we come together for the joy of moving and dancing together. This means that some people come simply for the exercise, some come for the social connection, and some come to use the dance as a form of therapy, emotional catharsis, spiritual practice, or prayer. Whatever your reason for wanting to move, you are welcome at Ecstatic Dance.
What to Bring/Wear
Dress to sweat! We recommend you wear clothes that allow your full range of motion. Bring socks if you wish, but no shoes are allowed on the dancefloor. Always bring a water bottle, and make sure to stay hydrated through the dance! Water is usually provided for free, and there is sometimes snacks or massage offered on the sidelines for purchase. Most importantly: bring an open mind, a curious spirit, and a body ready to dance!
Conscent: Dancing Together
Many Dancers come to dance by themselves in the Group Field. Some Dancers also enjoy dancing with others, with or without physical contact. Below is a guide to help your experience at Ecstatic Dance.
- It is always a Good Idea to begin by Dancing with Yourself. Feel into how you are doing in this moment, and in your Life in general. Set an Intention for Yourself & for The World at Large at the beginning of the Dance.
- If you would like to Dance with someone else, please make sure they are able to Give their Consent to Dance with you before Touching them or entering their Field. If you are not sure, or their eyes are closed, it is a No. Please respect any No, and try not to take it Personally.
- How to say “No” nonverbally? Turn Away, Move Away, Hand(s) at Your Heart (prayer gesture)
- How to say “Yes” nonverbally? Turn Toward, Move Closer, Extend a Hand (open palm)
This event will be in an open-air venue where you can practice social distancing, and you have the option of wearing a mask and bringing hand sanitizer. There will also be a place for you to wash your hands. With that in mind, please only join us if you are feeling healthy and have not been around anyone who may have covid. Thank you for being responsible!
*Note: All Events scheduled requires to sign-in contact details before joining incase we need to contact you regarding Covid-19 exposure at our Events.
Location: Rainbow Shala
Directions to Sundari’s RAINBOW SHALA from Pahoa
Take 130 toward Kalapana about 9.5 miles. Turn right at the Noni Factory/across from the painted church. Turn right onto the paved road. Take your first right at the cat statue onto the dirt road to get to the Rainbow Shala, and park on the road in front of the 2-story building. (Address is 12-1092 Kaimu-Makena Homestead Rd in Pahoa).
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