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Into the LIGHT – Shamanic Ritual Trance Dance

“Only dance, and your illusions will blow in the wind
Dance, and make joyous the love around you
Dance, and your veils which hide the Light
Shall swirl in a heap at your feet.” – Rumi

Welcome to an evening of Shamanic Ritual Trance Dance and live drumming where we will reconnect to the primordial pulse of the heart thorough the rhythms of the drums, let ourselves be emptied by the power of music and movement, and fall back into the true ground of harmony and silence of our heart.

Ritual Trance Dance is an ‘inner journey’, an ‘active mediation’, an ‘act of prayer' where we dance with blindfolds on in order to get in touch with deeper layers of our consciousness. It is a unique blend of body movement, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing technique ‘the breath of fire’, and the innovative use of a blindfold together stimulating a ‘trance’ state. The word ‘trance’ refers not to a special state of mind, but rather to a state of no-mind, to our natural state of being when we are not ruled by compulsive thinking.

Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic and eastern dance cultures for thousands of years to mark auspicious times of the year. These days it is especially helpful for taking us out of our ever-increasing cerebral reality and to reunite us with our bodies and the pulse of our heart. 

We are about to mark an auspicious turning point of the seasons, moving from winter to spring when everything in nature is getting ready to burst open and reach the reviving light. It is a moment of profound metamorphosis when the call to move from dark to light is stronger than any obstacles –just imagine the strength of a single seed that has to push through rock, roots and soil to reach the light… any yet it has no other choice but to rise. Similarly, we will dance from dark to light and let go of the veils (unconscious and limiting mechanisms) that hide the Light of our Being. By shedding the unconscious layers, we naturally become more present and more of who we truly are.

The schedule of the evening:

+ opening circle where we set our intentions, sage smudging
+ familiarize with "the breath of fire" 
+ put on blindfolds
+ start the dance journey
+ DANCE to unique musical soundtracks recorded specifically for this method of healing accompanied by live DRUMMING
+ integration – we will lie down and rest in stillness while Regina will walk around and shower us with shamanic blessings
+ closing and gratitude circle – seeing and acknowledging each other in the light

The ‘aim’ of this ‘inner journey’ is to bring the center of consciousness from the brain toward the heart and from the heart to the navel. We dance to empty our mind, to release tension and unlock the joy of the heart. Once the heart is open, we will lie down for the integration part where we lean into deep silence and stillness, connect to ourselves, and drop into our navel, our center of being. 

“Once the heart is light and unburdened, then the center of consciousness moves still lower; it comes to the navel. The navel is the source of vitality, the seed source from which everything else comes.” - Osho

We very much look forward to sharing this precious, powerful, transformative, grounding and uplifting journey with those who feel called. 

Things to bring: water, blindfold (scarf), yoga mat, small blanket, comfortable cloths, one intention (something you would like to receive guidance/insight/understanding on) and your open heart.

Full address will be sent out once ticket is purchased. 

REGINA MARTIN is a percussionist who combines her many musical talents to bring people together and create unique experiences to enter higher states of consciousness. She harmoniously weaves tribal beats, voice and movement sharing a space where people can free their minds and bring joy to their hearts, unveiling the real purpose of spiritual practice in their lives. Her early passion for tribal cultures took her to travel to Africa and South America where she learned the importance of music in the community as a way to communicate in a language beyond words, where strong human bonds happen naturally. Her aim is to create a bridge between old and new musical traditions bringing the opportunity for everyone to open up and explore their inner creativity. She’s been holding Drum&Chant Journeys for over 15 years in London and recently, has started providing FLUYE, an intuitive body-movement experience awakened by original tribal Live music.

DEVAMANI JACINTA is a holistic counsellor, massage therapist, qigong teacher and certified Ritual Trance Facilitator. Her greatest passion is to provide a safe, loving and supportive field where healing, transformation and integration can take place, where the veils of unconscious mechanisms can be dropped and beings can reconnect with their true potential, with their natural and authentic state of being. Her burning longing to find a deeper meaning to life started at her very early childhood and made her embark on an long inner and outer journey where she was deeply touched and isnpired by shamanism, sufism, therapy work, meditation and Osho . Dance and movement have always played a crucial part of her life. She has explored various styles (contemporary dance, 5rhythms, flamenco, sufi whirling and Osho Active Meditations among others). Music, dance and poetry are her greatest prayers and remembrance practices to feel connected to the heartbeat and silent fragrance of the Beloved.