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.
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.
JOURNEYS: FULL BLOOM
Facilitation by Tefa Vento
w/ DJs -MK- and Raghunath Khe
Just Dance Journeys and Paxkan join forces to bring you Full Bloom!
Connect with the beauty and renewal of spring. Let the fragrant blooms inspire you to fully embrace change and metamorphosis in your life. Together, we will honour the power of nature and the cycles of rebirth and growth. Come join us in this powerful dance experience and let the energy of spring guide you on your journey of self-discovery and transformation.
This dance experience involves five unique stages. Each stage is designed to connect you with different energies and guide you on a deepening inner journey.
Firstly, through the clear and uncomplicated beat of the drums, we will ground ourselves and connect with the primal rhythms of nature. Next, the transformative power of fire will ignite our passions and inspire us to release anything that no longer yields support for us. In the ethereal stage, we will connect with the unseen forces that guide our journeys and trust our intuition. As we move into the celebration stage, we fully embrace the energies of spring, and dance with joy and pure abandon! Letting go in the savasana stage, we will allow ourselves to fully surrender and integrate all the energies of the experience. Finally, we will close our ceremony with gratitude, honouring the transformative power of the elements and the wisdom they bring.
With the supportive direction of facilitator Tefa Vento, you will be held in a safe and sacred space where you can fully express yourself and connect deeply with your innermost being and truth. Let's dance, play, and have some fun together!
Music will be custom tailored for each stage by DJs -MK- and Raghunath Khe.
♡ See you on the dance-floor! ♡
7:30pm :: Optional Active Meditation
9:00pm :: Journeys (opening circle)
More info & RSVP on the Facebook Event Page