Dancing nourishes us on every level - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
- Improve your overall fitness, mobility and co-ordination
- De-stress and energise your body and mind
- Raise endorphin levels; the “feel-good chemical” in your brain
- Improve your self-confidence and self-awareness
- Stimulate creativity and positive expression
- Strengthen community and interpersonal interaction
- Foster healing and transformation
- Bring more joy into your life
No experience necessary. All welcome
If someone had told me dancing would change my life I might’ve not believed them either
How can moving my body make a difference to who I am or what I want to be? It almost sounds crazy
And yet the more I’ve danced, the more I’ve transformed; both in myself and how I relate to the world
I’m freer, more playful, more curious and less stressed. I live with greater consciousness, compassion and joy. I know my boundaries - my yes’s and no’s. I’m less likely to turn to anger in situations that trigger me, I’m more likely to go with the flow of what life brings. My relationships are more meaningful. I’m more in my body, heart and soul. And I’m more in my power
Switch off and tune in to find the answers - the body knows what the mind confounds
Since the first humans, dancing has been used as a form of expression and release, a way of communing with the spirits and connecting with community. There’s a long and rich lineage
Only in recent times has dancing been ridiculed, outlawed and suppressed
It’s the paradigms of control that are crazy. Dancing is sane
And everyone is a dancer
Whether you’re an old school raver or you think you’ve got two left feet; you did ballet at school or you’ve got some great Dad moves; you’re fit and healthy or carrying an injury, the practice of dancing with awareness can change your life too
Everything is interconnected - value nature and you value yourself
What is Movement Medicine?
Movement Medicine is an embodied movement practice, which combines ancient shamanic wisdom with modern psychotherapeutic methods to provide the tools to grow consciousness on an individual level, with the belief and hope that this will filter out into the wider world for the good of all that is
It offers everybody, whatever their age, condition, background or experience, the opportunity to know themselves more fully, to heal, release trauma and to live a more creative and fulfilling life
Created by Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, it’s art for the heart, an expression of emotion and experience through dance. It enables us to relate with greater authenticity and awareness, easing the split between spirit and matter
And by becoming who we really are, we are able to make a more meaningful contribution to life
Ecstatic isn’t just happy. It’s the full spectrum of who we are. Embracing ecstatic anger and ecstatic joy can lead to mystical self-transcendence
What is Ecstatic Dance?
By engaging our senses and listening to our bodies, we connect to others and shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own
We join together in the simple and courageous act of freeform dance. We co-create movement, music and community
A DJ set follows a short verbal ceremonial enabling dancers to dive deep into their own experience
Everyone is welcome
“The dance was really good: amazing music! It was a beautiful journey and Isza is a generous and genuine woman."
"I went through different moods when I was dancing but left feeling balanced, uplifted and supported… After going to something that was a shared experience, I felt connected and less ‘I’m not quite coping.’"
"I felt pretty nervous right at the start but by the end I felt a lot more relaxed and confident and alert. The free movement part was perfect. Long enough to get really into it but not too long to become exhausted."
"I didn’t really know what to make of it when the session started, but quickly got into it and can say I haven’t done anything quite so enjoyable and fun for a long time. It was great fun and a great work out, I was absolutely drenched by the end. There were lots of smiles to each other as the evening progressed and I’m still smiling about it. Had one of the best sleeps that night for ages. I don’t think I’ve ever danced for so long and with such vigour and abandon without having had a drink."
"I really loved it! I loved the freedom and the playful nature. It really helped to release something in me that I hadn't felt for a long time! I felt nervous to start but afterwards felt uplifted and so happy and calm. I loved the theme and Isza’s energy, she was fabulous."
"My strongest experience in the retreat week was re-experiencing the connection with my Mum on Isza’s dance floor. I never thought I would feel her love in the ecstasy type sober way after 17 years since she passed. I wish everyone could have such moments with missing loved ones. At least now I know where to send them."