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Ecstatic Dance Monthly Group

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The Yard @ Aghafore

Timoleague

Bandon

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John is now offering a monthly ecstatic dance group at The Yard Aghafore on the 4th Tuesday of every month on a donation only basis.

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Ecstatic Dance is all about dancing like no one is watching you; dancing without the judgment of others and dancing without limits. Ecstatic dance is a free form of dance with the goal to achieve ecstasy. This is a natural state in which your awareness shifts and you get to experience a meditative and happy state of mind through body movement. Besides the fact that it is a lot of fun to move your body to music, Ecstatic Dance is also scientifically proven to help your mental & physical health. The good thing about Ecstatic Dance is that there are almost no rules! There are only three important rules to bear in mind when you’re joining the group:

  • No alcohol/drugs
  • No talking
  • No judgment

The effects of ecstatic dance begin with ecstasy itself, which may be experienced in differing degrees. Dancers are described as feeling connected to others, and to their own emotions. The dance serves as a form of meditation, helping people to cope with stress and to attain serenity.

Practical Considerations

The Yard is predominantly an outdoor space - the session will happen in the big shed which is classed as an outdoor space because of the % of it that is not enclosed, as such these sessions will be categorised as outdoor sessions. There are some things for you to consider before you book in:

  • There are no doors on the shed yet and as such both ends are open to elements - If the weather isn’t great it may be cold and/or even a bit wet. I don’t let this deter me as I embrace the elements in my work as such I will never cancel a session because of bad weather unless it is a status yellow warning or above.
  • Please note we do not currently have a toilet at The Yard.
  • There will be plenty of parking and you can arrive anytime from 6:30 pm onwards.
  • The session will last two hours from 7pm to 9pm.
  • There is no charge for the sessions and donations are greatly appreciated. All donations will go directly into improving the Shed and its comfort levels.
  • You will need:
  1. Water
  2. Loose clothes for dancing and warm clothes for after
  3. Yoga or exercise mat 🧘‍♀️
  4. Cushion
  5. Blanket
  6. Pen 🖊
  7. Notebook 📔

Covid Considerations

  • I will cap session at 15 people including me.
  • I will strive to keep a good physical distance between all attendees. As such I will ask you to spread your mats out.
  • I will not be asking people to wear a mask as this would hinder the experience. As both ends of the shed are open there is exceptionally good ventilation.
  • I will not be asking people if they are or are not vaccinated and we will not be determining inclusion/exclusion on this basis
  • I will ask you to fill in an online webform questionnaire on the day of the event. If you answer yes to any of the questions on this questionnaire I will ask you not to attend the event that day.
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The Yard @ Aghafore

Timoleague

Bandon

Ireland

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