JOURNEYS

 

ABOUT JOURNEYS

Journeys are intentional dance events that build on the transfor-mational power of music and dance to guide you on a journey of personal and community exploration, discovery and expansion.

 

Created more 15 years ago and since produced by JD founder Abheeru, this format is an opportunity for tribal dancing, sweating your prayers or shamanic journeying. The monthly Journeys, held on the third Saturday, combines a unique lightly guided theme, infectious World Beat music, and open space for you to dance your journey to a deeper place. These events are now the co-creation of Abheeru teaming up with Laura Bloomberg along our many guests.

 

Each Journeys is a unique and co-created event! The themes are presented by different guest dance or movement facilitators who offer their passion and expertise by adapting their crafted modality to the Journeys format. Guest and resident DJ(s) delve in their Global Fusion music collection and create a soundtrack that directly support each step of the process. Finally, how the dancers respond to each stage continuously influences how the facilitator and DJs will, if need be, adapt the process.

We invite you to arrive early (9 pm) for the opening circle during which the intention and the overall arch of the Journeys will be detailed. The process ends with a closing circle that facilitates integration. All Journeys are preceded by an optional active meditation at 7:30 pm.

 

SPACE 

For Journeys, the Just Dance hall is re-arranged in two distinctive spaces.

The main space is where the Journeys happens. It includes the central floor and the stage. This is where the opening and closing circles happen along of course, the dancing. To support the intentionality of the event, this combined area is for non-verbal communication only throughout the entire Journeys.

We also setup a chat room away from the dance floor for those wishing to socialize and have verbal conversations. It is located near the front entrance on the left.

Complimenting some of the Journeys are unique altars and decorative elements created with a focus on the evening theme. If you like creating such deco elements and wish to contribute your talents to Journeys, please email us.

 

FRI

NOV

29

Freedom of the Mind through Movement 

Freedom of Movement through Mindfulness 

with facilitator Rahel Claman

Liberate your mind by allowing space for mindful movement.

In this Journey, dancers will be encouraged to unleash their creative spirit, find more ease and comfort in the flow of improvisation, and enjoy the freedom of physical expression without the burden of the mind.

 

Explore how creating certain boundaries or constraints for different types of movement can actually free you from the creative blocks of self doubt and over analysis.

 

There is freedom in control, and control in freedom...

and there is deep healing and joy to be had when we tap into this ironic truth.

 

7:30 pm :: Optional active meditation
9:00 pm :: Journeys

More info & RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

 

PAST EVENTS 

A very partial list of past Journeys events:

 

- Dance of Polarities: dance through archetypes and inner journey

- Kundalini Dance: transformational dance using chakras energy

- Freedom Dance: experiencing dance with manifest and activation

- Roots: travelling to the roots of African of our tribal energy

- Alchemy of Sensuality: engaging our senses in a playful way

- Soulful Steps: using 5Rhythms & liberate the body to a soulful life

- Union: bridging the masculine and feminine polarities to union

- Dialogue: connecting to others through movement & nonverbal 

- Fools Play: explore movement with playful being and impulses

- Gratitude: using Psyonic yoga as a fusion of dance and yoga

- Trance Dance: using Frank Natale to go dance deep to our source

- Vocal Play: using the voice and dance as transformational tools

- Alchemy of Peace: dance from the abyss to the bliss

- Water Dance: making essential connection to ourselves with water

- Kundalini Dance: attuning to deep stillness through movement

- Earth Prayers: dance intentionally to the flow of nature

- Connecting Tribes: expanding circles of connection with dance

- Devotion: using sacred sound to move beyond mind & limitations

- Reflections: deep inner reflection and dance at the winter solstice

- Extatic Wave: body and soul movement to free the spirit

- .... and many, many more

7:30 Active Meditation - 9:00 Dance

$15 to $20 sliding scale 

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