Ritual Trance Dance & Sufi Ηeart Dance with Poliana
Facilitator ~ Poliana Dimitropoulou (RHEA Temple)
Ritual Trance Dance
A deep meditative, free flow dance ritual that will be performed blindfolded (please bring bandanas/scarfs!) Its roots come from shamanic traditions where dancing in darkness was an initiation to the spirit world. Limiting the sense of sight, we activate all the rest of the senses while our intuition and perception are expanding. Getting closer to our inner landscapes reconnects us with our spirit.
With a special breathing excercise we activate our brain and heart. We set our intentions and together with the music we let them guide our movement journey. At the end we lay down in stillness to rest, observe and integrate all the energy created from the dance, while sounds of handpan and flutes will accompany us towards an increased sense of harmony.
Duration ~ 2h
Sufi Ηeart Dance
Sufi Heart Dance is a meditative movement practice with a specific coordinated 5 direction dance in alignment with our breathing. It draws inspiration from the Sufi tradition and the preparation process of whirling. It helps us establish an active connection to our center and the directions both in physical as well as in a spiritual level. At the end we will close with heart centered sounds/ breathing/ songs!
~ Tales from the Land of
This sound they interpret to motion
as their body shows them the way
A wild dance of the spirit
a voice of joy where all tribes meet
Elders of this tribe know the way this dance goes
as that is what they came here to do
Like all things they go with a flow
from movement to sound & sound to movement
through Love ~