Ecstatic Dance and Movement Meditation - A HexFest Livestream 2022 Workshop with Tess Whitehurst

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans


Ecstatic Dance and Movement Meditation

Featuring Tess Whitehurst

Saturday, August 13

9:00 am

St Ann Cottage 1 [map]

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This is not a traditional dance class. You will not be learning choreography or dance steps, and you will certainly not be dancing for anyone else's entertainment. Instead, you will be gently guided to listen to heartfelt music while allowing your body to move (or to rest) in exactly the way your body wants to move (or rest). The focus will be on getting your emotions flowing, bringing you into your body, and letting the music heal your mind, body, and spirit.

While those of us who dance regularly already knew this, studies at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Minot State University clearly show that in addition to the general benefits of exercising, dancing improves cognitive skills, boosts self-esteem and confidence, and reduces the risks of depression and disease.

Not to mention that according to the history of every culture on Earth, dancing is a natural and necessary human activity. Dance plays an instrumental role in the social and ceremonial traditions as far back as the historical eye can see.

Join us for this profound moving meditation and come away with:

  • A feeling of grounded, sensual openness,
  • A sense of transcendent oneness,
  • All the benefits of both exercise and meditation, and
  • A meditative dance practice you can take home with you and engage in whenever you wish.

You won't want to miss this memorable dance experience. It will open you up to the present moment and help you enjoy the festival to the fullest.

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