Write your dream on a card, place it on the altar. Dance your dream into reality. Simple... right?
This weekend's movement adventure took me to Dream Dance, and event held at Om Culture in Seattle. I went with a friend of mine, not really knowing what the event entailed, but with an open mind. What I saw and experienced was beyond inspiring.
The Dream Dance community encourages attendees to dance their dreams into reality using Ecstatic Dance. No holding back, unlimited expression, pure potent energy through movement. There was also an altar front and center, where people shared their dreams on cards, and fastened them to a big dream catcher. Some folks meditated in front of the altar, some people created live art around the perimeter of the room, others had tea and stretched or rested. The best thing about this event, was how loosely organized it was. You had room to breath, stretch, and just do YOU. It was a sacred space where everyone honored and respected everyone else, and lifted others up.
Now doing a little research on this event and others like it, I see that:
"The sacred space created at Ecstatic Dance brings all who enter along on a journey of movement, where the veils of illusion have a chance to fall away and the opportunity to understand wholeness, aliveness and connection come into focus."
Dream Dance movement for me was like FlowFit meets Contact Improv Dance, with a bit of Yoga transitions. But more than the physical aspect, there was a very palpable spiritual component. Through the intuitive movement I was able to release some layers of emotional 'stuff' for lack of a better word. I found the music taking my body through many different forms, all within me but none pre-planned or programmed. Though this FlowState experience is subjective, and may not be repeatable, I found it to be very therapeutic, healthy and complementary to the other types of movement training that I do.
Engaged in the movement toward more functional fitness. Mama, entrepreneur, leader, mentor, and co-creator of Clubbell Yoga.
Co-Creator of Clubbell Yoga, Movement & Performance Specialist, Head Coach at RMAX International