Ecstatic Awakening Dance (EAD)
A dance practice, developed in the 1990s, in response to an increasingly complex and demanding world, and a growing interest in ‘ecstatic’ states seen in the taking of MDMA and the rave scene. EAD offers an invitation to ‘get out of your head and into your body’; to turn off the chatter of the thinking mind, to let go of tensions and resistances and to access a deeper part of ourselves using movement, music, breath and meditation.
It is designed in release stuck energies in the body; to revitalise, oxygenate and awaken the life force and natural vitality; to release stress and trauma held in the body. To create transcendence from our normal, everyday identity and offer liberation and joy. To surrender; allowing yourself to be danced rather than make the dance happen. To be here and now.
The powerful ‘shake’ movement to release stress locked in the body.
The breath of fire: a simple and effective breathing technique to oxygenate the brain and body, allowing energy to move and emotion to be released, bypassing the thinking mind.
Free expressive dance allowing the body to follow the movement of energy; developing the witness, watching energies arise as we dance without judgement or attachment.
Meditation and letting go: centres awareness in the heart and integrates the experience of the dance.