”The interaction between dancer and musician blurs into a rush of breath as the room climbs to the peak of a ritual I treasure…it is always a sacred dance, led by the intense listening of our guide, musicians, and community of dancers.” – Jeffrey Boynton
Sacred Dance Live was a great landing spot for me when I first moved to LA. I didn’t know many people and felt overwhelmed
about going out. SDL was the one safe place where I knew there would be quality, conscious people, great music, and a beautiful journey guided by Eva and her team of incredibly talented musicians. Sacred Dance LIVE is unlike any other
ecstatic dance I have been to. It’s a wonderful place to move & shake the body, connect with others, connect with self, and connect with the Divine. – Alexis Lovemonster
You will LOVE this night!! Check out our high-vibe scene with ecstatic dance, yoga, & sacred beats! Bay Area sensation DJ SHARU drops the righteous whomp (SO GOOD), with live acoustic soul-stirring from the devotional duo AYKANNA! It’s some *serious* magic – Join us!
Oh YEAH it’s SO on! Ecstatic dance, yoga, sound healing & a high-vibe tribe = most. epic. night. ever!! DJ Drez’s masterful beats with Sheela Bringi’s sumptuous flute, harp & vocals are gonna ROCK us RIGHT. UH-HUH!!
WOOT-WOOT COME DANCE! We’re back & ready to rock you! Come for an EPIC night of Ecstatic Dance & Yoga with a high-vibe tribe! See our exciting upgrades (new night & venue!). BOOM let’s get blissed ~ we LOVE you ♥
Sacred Dance Live is going OFF! Catch our last session of the season with world-famous ensemble SHAMAN’S DREAM (Craig Kohland & Ryan Herr)!!
Come find your BLISS in the BEAT! An amazing night of yoga, ecstatic dance & sound healing ~ come see what the buzz is about!
It’s a righteously rhythmic bootie-shakin’ fest! World music impresario Fabian Alsutany takes us on a high frequency dance journey, and turning up the heat are musical guests Christo Pellani & Dahveed Haribol on Percussion!
Counterculture prodigy Pumpkin floods the dance floor with his unique infectious JOY! You’ll be bouncing & smiling, we guarantee!
It’s an EPIC night of ecstatic dance, yoga, & electronic music! Sacred Dance has been going OFF and we want to share the love with YOU! Come find your BLISS in the BEAT ♥
It’s our LAST session until Feb! Come groove your prayers for 2013 with ecstatic dance, yoga, & conscious community with this extraordinary musical guest!
It’s an EPIC night of ecstatic dance, yoga, & electronic music! Sacred Dance has been going OFF and we want to share the love with YOU! Come find your BLISS in the BEAT with Desert Dwellers!! ♥
This night will be ECSTATIC! With a return to our ALL-LIVE format, Deepak & The BOLT bring some serious FUNK! Come shake it to these irresistible grooves!
It’s an *AMAZING* night of ecstatic dance, yoga & electronic grooves!! DO NOT miss Shaman’s Dream (Craig Kohland) & guest Deepak Ramapriyan while they’re in LA!!
It’s time to honor the cycles of the earth & dance our prayers to the sun as the days grow long & it climbs to its zenith in the sky. We honor the sun’s representation of the masculine principle, the Father archetype, and the ascension of divine manhood on the planet. Join us in this *rocking* dance with an AMAZING line up!
It’s a *rocking* night of ecstatic dance & music! In honor of Mother’s Day we celebrate The Great Mother; the Divine Feminine Principle Shakti. The talented duo Ena Vie & Howard Lipp sing the Shakti & offer their “EarthPrayer” song. Come find your BLISS in the beat!
It’s pure MAGIC…An exquisite shamanic-sourced journey into joy….a ritual of rhythm and dance…and special guest DJ DREZ drops his juicy beats for an extra helping of bootie-shake! Don’t miss this super-rocking night where the LIVE vibration meets irresistible electronic groove…you’ll be blissed beyond belief!
It’s pure MAGIC…An exquisite shamanic-sourced journey into joy… a rocking tribal get-down… and there’s NOTHING like it! The LIVE improvisational music will take you on a dancing voyage to your highest truth…
An exquisite shamanic-sourced journey into joy…a rocking tribal get-down with ALL-LIVE music from LA’s most extraordinary musicians. It will take you deep into a portal of healing…there’s *nothing* like it.
Groove Temple Live is a conscious dance event that weaves together the music of live DJ’s, live musicians and vocalists with yoga dance stretch movements and meditation…Passion is the Fashion at the Groove Temple ….. See ya on the DF!
Sacred Dance is a conscious dance gathering that ignites your spirit and empowers your sense of creativity and fun! LA’s hottest musicians and DJs rock your body with enlightened grooves to make you move while light facilitation guides you to ascended states of bliss and joy.
Dance and music are powerful catalysts that energize your passion, your Purpose and your connection to Source. Sacred Dance allows you the FREEDOM to express yourself and to unite with a community of inspired and loving souls. No dance experience is necessary – come join the fun!
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and visualize yourself immersed in transformative healing practices, wrapped in the luscious and loving arms of Mother Bali. This is the retreat of a lifetime!
SEXUALITY, EMPOWERMENT, and the HUMAN HEART
A SpiritDance SoulSong Pleasure Retreat and Teacher Training!
Ecstatic Dance • Yoga Nidra • Sound Healing • Chanting • Singing • Hot Springs • Balinese Full Moon Temple Ceremony • Cultural Excursions
March 7 – 17, 2014: (The week prior to Bali Spirit Fest! Stay & play:www.balispiritfestival.com
Come awaken your creative spirit, embrace your sexuality, and claim your power with the combined expertise of 3 wise & spirited facilitators: Ellen Watson, Daphne Tse, and Eva Clay ♥
In the luxury eco-paradise of Mimpi Resort Menjangan:
Perched on a secluded bay, fringed by the Bali Barat National Park’s majestic mountains and stunning sunsets: http://www.mimpi.com/
>> ELLEN WATSON is a world-renown movement teacher and global change catalyst from Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where she teaches a range of ecstatic dance, massage, yoga, moving meditation practice, and Five Rhythms™. She offers her SpiritDance practice, a fusion of the 8 chakras and the 5 elements, which is accessible to all ages, levels of experience and fitness. A Moving Meditation Practice, this full body, mind, & spirit workout of SpiritDance invites you to: open your heart, explore your breath, strengthen and detox your cardiovascular system, tone your digestive and reproductive systems, and free your voice! Seewww.MovingVentures.org
You will learn:
- To dance as a meditation practice, to place your mind in your feet
- Specific Movements to work with the energies of creativity & sexuality, power, and heartfulness
- To dance through inertia & imitation, allowing your imagination and intuition to guide you into the land of inspiration.
- To free your body from the stories held in your tissues; to transform fear into courage, curiosity and fascination
- To dance with fear, anger, sadness, joy, and the empty place of compassion
- To write poetry, to dance and sing to that poetry, to turn your stories into art
- The Five Fears that separate you from Freedom
- The Five Remembrances of Thich Nhat Han
>> DAPHNE TSE will guide us in discovering our true voice and uncovering the songs in our hearts & souls through the practice of SoulSong. Something out of the ordinary happens when we move from speaking to singing. As soon as sound is spilling from the mouth, the breath, heart, mind and body resonate together.
You will learn practical tools and simple ways to open your voice through:
- Vocal toning
- Healing chant
- Transformative breath and vocal exercises
- Sacred world songs
- Chakra body sounding & meditation
- Singing your own poetry and writing your own soul song
- Reclaim your voice and get to know how to use it as medicine, not only for yourself, but for everyone you touch in your life!
The practice of SoulSong is for everyone, no musical background required. See www.daphnetse.com
>> EVA CLAY, LCSW will guide us into a sensual immersion and facilitate healing of our 2nd chakra, the home of our emotions, sexuality and creativity. Eva is an internationally acclaimed body-mind psychotherapist, sexuality coach, hypnotherapist, and the creatrix of Sacred Dance Live, a popular ecstatic dance event in Los Angeles. Through her work as a psychotherapist, and her Sacred Dance of Sexuality™ workshops, she’s supported men & women across the planet to thrive in their sexual wellness.
Anchored in radical self-love, we will:
- Clear shame, trauma and energetic “cords” from past lovers
- Learn to navigate the differences between men’s and women’s relational circuitry
- Discover your sexual shadows and learn to love them
- Infuse integrity and clarity to your sexual choices
- Reach blissful states of openness and vulnerability
- Recognize sex as a full-body prayer and deep spiritual communion
The Sacred Dance of Sexuality™ draws upon tantric and somatic psychology practices that cultivate trust in the intelligence of our bodies. Through ecstatic movement, breath work, and trance meditation we enter the cosmic pulse of pleasure and re-pattern relational habits. The result is a joyful expansion of our capacity to love our Self, Others, and the Divine. Seewww.EvaClay.com
>> PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Daily SpiritDance SoulSong classes led by Ellen & Daphne featuring guest teacher Eva Clay
- SDSS musical compilations
- Nada Yoga & Yoga Nidra healing sessions with live music
- Cultural immersion with locals, including temple ceremonies, orphanage visit, trance dance ritual
- 24 hour access to Mimpi’s natural mineral hot springs, under sun, moon & stars
- Mimpi sea salt scrub and herbal bath ritual
- AM power smoothie & nutrition break and Brunch daily, plus Welcome & Farewell dinner
- Arranged, shared transportation from to airport or Ubud
- Free WiFi
- Free purified drinking water for refilling your water bottle
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Pricing below is for the Retreat without the Teacher Training Module. To add the Teacher Training Module, select the “Teacher Training” option in addition to your chosen rooming package prior to check out. This will add $500 to your total investment and include:
- Teacher Training Manual & all course materials
- Teacher Training Video with verbal and written feedback
- Daily Teacher Training Sessions
All prices in USD and are per person.
Shared Patio: $1,495.00
Single Patio: $1,795.00
Shared Courtyard Villa: $1,975
Single Courtyard Villa: $2,375
Teacher’s Training Module addition: $500
Registration Required! http://
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For a full list of groups and workshops currently offered, inquire HERE
Do you dream of a more creative and rewarding life? Do you feel there is something important you have to share with the world, but struggle to bring your dreams to reality? Eva Clay, LCSW, CHt, give you the tools to succeed and reminds you that you are more powerful than you know! She offers transformational life coaching grounded in extensive knowledge of spiritual psychology and 15 years’ experience as a psychotherapist. She has coached and counseled hundreds of people who are now living the life of their dreams!
Contact Eva HERE for more information about coaching packages, groups, and workshops.
Eva is the creator of Sacred Dance Live, a healing method of expressive movement and is the producer of Sacred Dance Live events. A devoted healer, community organizer and festival veteran, she believes in creativity as a catalyst for change and elegantly marries the profound with the playful. Eva is a transformational coach, licensed psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist trained in several mind-body approaches. Since 1996 Eva has studied somatic therapies extensively at UCLA, Esalen, and Pacific Gestalt Institute. Eva also teaches graduate-level psychotherapy students at USC, UCLA, and Pepperdine University.
Sacred Dance is a method that’s evolved from her love of the body and fascination with peak ecstatic states found in shamanic ceremony and Tantric energy practices. Sacred Dance is an exploration of our vast and wondrous inner galaxy, an invitation to reclaim disavowed parts of the Self, and a remembering of the symbiotic relationship between nature and the body. Sacred Dance™ stimulates powerful mind-body processes that clear the stressors and stories locked within our kinesthetic memory in order to open space for inspiration and creativity. As a facilitator, Eva is masterful at holding a compassionate container where people can safely lean into the fire of their transformation and invoke joy, healing and release.
Eva is also passionately of service through activism and advocacy. In addition to a double Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and Sociology she holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the UCLA School of Public Policy. For over 20 years she’s been a community organizer and activist for HIV/AIDS, women on welfare, and domestic violence. She currently operates a non-profit counseling program for women’s empowerment in South Central LA and has been a consultant to the LA Police Department and LA Mayor Villaraigosa on the issue of developing peaceful solutions within at-risk communities.
An avid poet and shy singer, you might find Eva crashing open mic nights in Venice Beach.
The Sacred Dance of Sexuality is a transformative workshop supporting your sexual wellness….
Are you ready to elevate your sexuality? In this unique and playful workshop, we’ll open our bodies to the bliss of divine love in a deep and dynamic inquiry with our sacred sexual life force. When we engage our powerful 2nd chakra with curiosity and unconditional love, radical aliveness emerges as we warm our hands on the fire dancing at the edge of intimacy. Through sensual ecstatic movement, breath work and meditation set to tribal electronic music, we’ll enter the cosmic pulse of pleasure and release blocks in the body-mind. The result is a joyful expansion of our capacity to love our Self, Others, and the Divine more freely and passionately! We’ll enjoy solo and optional partner exercises, and both singles and couples are welcomed. No need to bring a partner, just your sense of adventure!
There is both a women-only and a co-ed version of the experience….contact Eva HERE for booking inquiries.
- May 24-27, 2013 Drawing on the Moon Festival, Malibu, CA http://drawingonthemoon.com/
- June 14-23, 2013 Northern California Dance Collective, Camp Hye Sierra, CA http://www.ncdcdances.org/
- July 11-15, 2013 Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Temecula, CA (With DJ Sol Rising) http://lightninginabottle.org/
- Aug. 16, 2013 Sexuality and Sound Healing Session with Alchemical Fusion of Sacred Sound, Santa Monica, CA www.alchemicalfusionofsacr
- Dec. 7, 2013 The Sacred Dance of Sexuality, Paia, Maui
- Dec 9-15, 2013 2nd Annual Ecstatic Dance Retreat, Hawaii http://www.ecstaticretreat.com/
- Dec 17, 2013 The Sacred Dance of Sexuality, Pahoa, Hawaii
2014 Dates TBA!
Flyer from a Los Angeles workshop held Jan. 2013 (click to enlarge) :
“Delight in this entire universe
As your body of bliss.”
- Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, interpreted by Lorin Roche, The Radiance Sutras
Come awaken, explore, and celebrate your sacred sexual life force in this unique and playful workshop! Open your heart and body to the bliss of divine love and engage your powerful second chakra energies. With safety, curiosity and unconditional love we will deepen contact with our sexual energy, learning how to summon, direct, and ground it in a way that empowers ourselves and others. Sacred Dance™ draws upon tantric and somatic psychology practices that cultivate trust in the intelligence of our bodies. Through ecstatic movement, breathwork, and meditation we enter the cosmic pulse of intimacy and release energetic blocks in the body-mind. The result is a joyful expansion of our capacity to love our Self, Others, and the Divine.
Some solo work, some partner work (optional)
You do not need to bring a partner, just your open heart and sense of wonder.
Testimonials for The Sacred Dance of Sexuality:
“I was completely changed and inspired during your workshop…” – Jami Rosetto
“Eva is a highly skilled facilitator. Her workshop at the Ecstatic Dance retreat at Kalani flowed so elegantly from one part to the next giving time for new internal resourcing and realizations and guided exploration. She had very insightful playful but powerfully revealing partner exercises that taught about boundaries and verbal and body communication. Eva’s hypnotic calm voice lured me gently and skillfully into my deep inner energetic landscapes. She guided me into a new level of awareness of my body, my stories and stored emotions as well as provided me with new skills to move through the experience. I learned new ways to use my breath and my attention to unlock and discover a simple tool to give myself more loving. Her playlist was my favorite- it weaved the whole transformative experience together. ” - Ilya Jacobson
“I felt major shifts in my body, mind and spirit during the Sacred Dance of Sexuality workshop. There was quite a diversity of offerings during the 2 hour session. Afterwards, I felt empowered, liberated and like I have some new tools to use on my own! It was a deeply healing and fun experience. Thank you, Eva!” - Betsy Finkelhoo
Sacred Dance Live was a great landing spot for me when I first moved to LA. I didn’t know many people and felt overwhelmed about going out. SDL was the one safe place where I knew there would be quality, conscious people, great music, and a beautiful journey guided by Eva and her team of incredibly talented musicians. Sacred Dance LIVE is unlike any other ecstatic dance I have been to. It’s a wonderful place to move & shake the body, connect with others, connect with self, and connect with the Divine. – Alexis Lovemonster