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Saturday, April 7 • 16:00 - 17:30
African Dance

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To Dance is to pray, to pray is to stay connected to Source and let the masks that veil your authentic True Nature & to give thanks for the rhythms of life! In Africa there is no separation between singing, playing music and dancing. It is one word to describe all of this and more and was done when a baby was born, when the harvest was finished, when someone gets married, when someone dies, and initiation ceremonies for men and women. Basically every occasion was an opportunity to come together as community and EXPRESS YOURSELF!! During this Dynamic workshop we will start with a prayer to our Ancestors, we will sing chants to uplift and activate our throat chakra and we will learn a basic choreography to get your Blood pumping and your booty shaking as you learn some new funky African Dance moves & chants from all over Africa. We will end in the village style of a dance circle where you will be invited to share your dance with the musicians and group as we take it back to the Earth!

Malaika is a global facilitator and has been sharing her natural gifts and exuberance as a performer and teacher of African Dance for over 20 years. These workshops are a highly spirited way to increase your joy factor while having a powerful workout and moving parts of you that you didn’t even know moved!
Every “BODY” Welcome, just be prepared to move, groove, sweat and smile all over!

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Malaika Darville

Canada, African Dance, 5Elements Dance & Ceremony
Malaika Darville, Shamanic, Tantric Earth Goddess of Canadian Jamaican Ancestry, spent a year living in an African village with her partner and two young children. This started a life long journey into the dance, culture, music and healing from Africa. Malaika brings a wealth of Earth wisdom for personal and planetary awakening having walked the Shamanic path for a lifetime. A true Shamanic Goddess, dedicated to creating sacred space in ritual and ceremony to help restore balance to our distorted civilized culture. A qualified ISHTA yoga teacher, Water Dance practitioner, Hawaiian Body Worker, African Dance performer and teacher, Creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activation™ a Shamanic Dynamic meditation dance journey embodying the five cardinal elements, earth water fire air and spirit. This Dance is an ACTIVATION of our true essence and allows for authentic movement and the individuals needs to be met in each moment, to be the guide. It’s tribal and dynamic and every Body is welcome. She is also the founder of Journey to the Heart, and Elemental Embodiment™, 5 day transformational retreats for men and women. Malaika is a Global facilitator having taught in India, Australia, Africa, China, USA, Costa Rica, Europe Egypt, and Bali. Plant it forward is her not for profit organization where Food trees are purchased and planted in every place where ceremonies and workshops are held and school grounds all over the world.She offers Spirituality that is rooted in the body to access higher realms of consciousness, just be prepared to move groove sweat sing and smile all over as we return to that which we already are, LOVE!For more information about Malaika, see... Read More →

Saturday April 7, 2018 16:00 - 17:30