SHAMANIC FUSION DANCE + YOGA + SACRED MEDICINE
SEPT. 20-22, 2016
10A - 6PM DAILY
*Private Oakland location given with completed registration.
Opening Meditations & Yoga with Bast
Shamanic Fusion Dance with Anandha Ray
Huachuma Medicine Ceremony with Amanda Elo-Esh
ALL LEVELS WELCOME
This workshops is enriching for beginners and advanced dancers alike.
Limited to 18 Spaces
$500 Paid in full before September 1st
$600 Paid in full after September 1st
$200 Non refundable deposit will hold your space.
*Payment details shared upon application confirmation.
Includes organic macrobiotic vegan catered daily lunch by Shangrila Vegan
*except for ceremony day
Accommodations not included
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APPLICATIONS & DEPOSITS DUE BY 15th
Are you ready to deepen your spiritual connection to performance and enjoy a profound embodiment of inner peace through the full body prayer of sacred dance & sacred medicine ceremony?
Discover the “tribal secrets” of Shamanic Fusion Dance and you will leave feeling more alive, with an increased sense of inner strength and confidence, ready to embrace a multi-dimensional life, and every dance performance opportunity, with fullness, confidence, and joy.
• Receive skillful guidance through a journey of shamanic movement—into the realm of your own soul and psyche.
• Enjoy a transmission of modern fusion dance technique while being encouraged to explore your own unique expression.
• Learn how to create spiritually inspired and captivating choreography.
• Connect with other dancers who, like you, seek dance as a means to spiritual fulfillment for themselves and for the viewers.
• Experience an expansion of your sacred dance practice and break down the shackles of habitual movement, rigid aesthetic formulas, social conditioning, limited thinking, and fear.
• Feel the liberating and harmonious synergy of shamanic fusion dance, yoga, and sacred medicine ceremony.
• Enjoy a deep purification of body-mind-spirit and dissolves barriers to love.
Experience an optional Huachuma Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremony on day 2 with facilitator Amanda Elo'Esh. Huachuma (San Pedro) has been used since ancient times in spiritual ceremony, and it is known to be the most gentle of all entheogen or sacred plant medicines. This Huachuma journey is offered safely and legally through Medicine Path Native American church. Participants will make a prayer with a light ceremonial dose of this Medicine and then be guided on a sound and spoken word journey to deepen into vision, followed by personal time to journal, move, and dance. We will have a final talking circle to close the ceremony container and complete with a grounding Wopila feast. For more information about Huachuma, explore this wonderful article on EntheoNation.
ANANDHA RAY, MA, MA, DTR
After an award-winning, 30-year career in modern dance and two MA degrees in Dance (Choreography with a second emphasis in Kinesiology, and a second MA in Dance /Movement Therapy), Anandha Ray is offering her unique style known as Shamanic Fusion Dance, synthesizing the disparate worlds of Tribal Fusion bellydance, Odissi and Acro-Yoga, other ethnic forms, modern dance, and shamanism. Seeking to expose the extraordinary within the ordinary, Ray’s work has long delved into the subculture of shadow and light, figuratively and literally.
Internationally acclaimed as a dancer, director and choreographer, and recognized as a master teacher of the highest level, Ray has produced over 300 concerts, directed a professional company that received standing ovations on tours of seven countries and throughout the USA, directed dance departments at a university, a college and a community center, and founded and directed a non-profit dance company as well as a studio/theater. She is well known for her unique methodologies for training dancers who improve rapidly to attain the highest tenets of professional dance.
Bast serves a writer, poet, award-winning yoga teacher, yogic lifestyle coach, visual and performance artist, fusion temple dancer, and musician. She studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change and has studied fusion bellydance for over 20 years. Bast is the producer and co-director of the Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Temple Dance Festival & workshop series.
Bast began a passionate exploration of hatha yoga in 1993, studying different forms in depth including Vini, Kundalini, Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Raja, and Yin. In 2004 she completed the Interdisciplinary Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at the Nosara Yoga Institute. In 2005, Bast was named “Best Tantric Yoga Teacher” in SF Weekly’s Best of the Bay issue. In 2010 she completed the Anusara Yoga Teacher Training through Katchie Ananda. She continues to study teachings of the Sri-Vidya sakta tantra tradition through Janice Craig.
Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen, M.A. is author of “Spiritual Composting,” “Go Ask Alice Oracle,” and the forthcoming book “Sexual Bliss Through Good Housekeeping: The Extraordinary Woman’s Guide To Having It ALL!” She’s an international speaker, teacher and spiritual leader. Educated and initiated as a Counseling Psychologist, Expressive Arts Therapist, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Ordained Priestess and Shamanic Healer, she’s shared her wisdom with thousands in close to 20 countries, including Auroville, India, the Prana Festival in New Zealand, California Institute for Integral Studies, Google, and Esalen.
For over 30 years, she’s dedicated herself to research and study of the subconscious and its untapped and infinite potential. She is the founder of the Living Wisdom School, Steward of The Center for Living Wisdom, and & Minister for Medicine Path Native American Church. She is an expert in helping Professional Women (and Men) to break through the limiting subconscious fears that are holding them back from their full potential in business, relationships and wellness.