Ecstatic Dance Retreat Amsterdam

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Ecstatic Dance City Retreat Amsterdam 2018

Want to learn about integrating spirituality in daily life? Want to experience the Urban Body, and discover it within yourself? Want to go deep into freeform dance for five days? 

During this rich program we explore the connection between nature, the city and ourselves. With Ecstatic Dance sessions in mornings and evenings, workshops, yoga and one special movement adventure on an outside location, this retreat will be a journey of exploration and embodiment.

Our global DJ's, musicians and ceremony leaders will facilitate Ecstatic Dance sessions. There will be lots of time to relax, sweat in the sauna, dip into the hot tub, swim in the river. All on a natural high. 

The daily flow:

Day 1, grounding:
On the first day, we get familiar with each other and ground ourselves into the collective energy of the ship and the group, with an opening ceremony (by host Rafael) and our first Ecstatic Dance. Two international facilitators will lead the dance: Tikki Massala from India, and Albert Pala, one of the founders of Ecstatic Dance Barcelona.

Day 2, discovery:
Day 2 is about discovering the Urban Body: what happens when we retreat but stay connected to the city? How does city life affect our consciousness and how can we play with this? Premala will guide us through this process. At night we dive deeper into dance with our resident DJ Esta Polyesta bringing the beats to the dance. 

Day 3, exploration:
Today is the day that we take our open bodies into the city. After a morning dance we should be ready for adventure, and Sebas will take us on an expedition. You can also join a massage workshop by Yarun. The night is for digestion, integration and hanging out on the ship.

Day 4, Play!
Today, Ralf will give a contact improvisation class. Also, Rafael will teach a Somatic Movement class. Our Ecstatic dance tonight will be a special Chocolate Ecstatic, with the lighthearted @Sophia Maria guiding the dance.

Day 5, Celebrate and complete!
On day 5 of this retreat we will share what we’ve learned during a final Ecstatic celebration, after which we will be ready to bring joy and bliss to the world.

Confirmed facilitators:
to be announced

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Program 

(Wednesday)
11:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 Opening Ceremony
15:00 - 17:30 Opening Ceremony
17:45 - 18:45 Delicious Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Ecstatic Dance

(th)
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle
10:00 - 12:30 Urban Body Workshop
12:45 - 13:45 lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 Massage Workshop / Canoeing
17:45 - 18:45 Delicious Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Ecstatic Dance

(fr)
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle 
10:00 - 12:30 Ecstatic Dance
12:45 - 13:45 lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 City Dance Exploration
17:45 - 18:45 Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Spa, relax, lounge

(sa)
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle 
10:00 - 12:30 Contact Improvisation 
12:45 - 13:45 lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 City Dance Exploration
15:00 - 17:30 Massage / Canoeing / Intuitive Dance 
17:45 - 18:45 Delicious Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Ecstatic dance.

(su)
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle 
10:00 - 12:30 ED Celebration
12:30 - 13:30 Completion Circle, sharing and goodbye

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Ecstatic Dance
is a freeform conscious dance
where movement expands
spirit activates
boundaries melt
boredom ceases
creativity breaks out
hope happens
beauty flows
communities collaborate
ritual is reinvented
harmony resonates
The beat deepens
as an electronic tapestry of world rhythms
weave us together
as individuals
within a greater family.

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☆ Registration
Early Explorers: 295,- (until July 1st)
Medium Explorers: 345,- (until July 15th)
Regular Explorers: 385,-
Tickets: https://www.chipta.com/en/ecstaticdancecityretreat/13133/selectticket/

This is including all sessions and workshops, daily use of the sauna, lounge and hot tub on Odessa.

☆ Daily vegan meals (lunch and diner)
A vegan chef will prepare daily lunch and dinner for all participants. This food is not only healthy and delicious, it also prepared with love and care and with ingredients that will support you in your journey. 

☆ Suggestions for a place to stay in Amsterdam:
- Check out Airbnb.

You can reach Odessa pretty easily from any corner of the city.
Take Tram 26 from Amsterdam Central Station, and get out at Rietlandpark. 

Odessa's address:
Veemkade 259
1019 CZAmsterdam
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More info:
info@odessa.amsterdam
Tickets: https://www.chipta.com/en/ecstaticdancecityretreat/13133/selectticket/

Veemkade 259
1019 CZ
Amsterdam

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info@retreats.amsterdam

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