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Friday, April 6 • 10:15 - 12:00
Dancing With Rumi

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Inspired by a series of poems on connection to divine love by Sufi poets, Rumi, Hafiz, & Lala, this workshop is designed take you through the doorway of dizziness, to the land of childlike glee as you return to the simple act of spinning. Children are natural spinners. You, too, can use this simple and profound tool to spin your chakras, emptying excess energy, while replacing depleted energy.

Dancing with Rumi uses the structure of the SpiritDance™ ecstatic dance practice to introduce the eight doorways or portals to becoming an ecstatic dancer and poet.  These portals open the 8 chakras, and invite the embodiment of the quality each governs:  Grounded, Creative, empowered, heartful, truthful, visionary, conscious and energized.

Join Ellen for letting go of old baggage, spinning your chakras and returning to the playground of your childhood. Be prepared for ecstatic moments.

Best on an empty stomach, barefooted, in the grass.

Speakers
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Ellen Watson

USA, Touching Essence™ & Esalen® Massage Dancing With Rumi™
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 35th year on the Healing Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and her 11th year at BaliSpirit Festival!Ellen, creator of Touching Essence, a multi-sensory, multi-cultural, shamanic approach to healing through touch, a senior trainer of Esalen Massage & Bodywork, and creator of Dancing with Rumi. Ellen has also been running the not for profit educational organization: MovingVentures International Healing Arts she founded in 1996.Annually at the Bali Spirit Festival, Ellen offers instructional, participatory workshops in massage and bodywork along with an international team of men and women, certified in Touching Essence™, and Esalen® Massage & Bodywork. Each workshop includes: a short philosophical download & hands on learning in giving and receiving skilled and sensitive touch. Each student learns directly from one of Ellen’s faculty, and works in tandem. In addition, Ellen offers Dancing with Rumi, a dancing, spinning, poetic moving meditation practice.Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of heart and spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing, to play and pray, to touch and be touched. Ellen and the faculty of MovingVentures offer residential retreats, certifications and teacher trainings throughout the year in Bali, Big Sur, and other inspiring global locations.This year Ellen will co-teach a few classes with Kim Collier & Maria Alfaro.For more information about Ellen, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
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