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Opening Dance of 2019 ≫ Sol Rising!

  • Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles 2244 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90064 United States (map)

Come kick off the new year right and join us at the first Ecstatic Dance LA of 2019! The internationally acclaimed scratch master producer & DJ Sol Rising is playing and you know it’s going to off the charts! He’s been traveling all over the world playing the Wanderlust festivals and ecstatic dances everywhere and we’re fortunate that he’s able to share his musical gifts with us here in LA. Sol Rising is a dj you don’t want to miss. He’s hands down one of our favorites and this is guaranteed to be a good time! 

We’re also very excited to welcome back Michelle LeMay co-founder of Groove Temple & Club Inspire, to lead our Underground Yoga Dance warm up. This will be a fun, easy play shop that teaches everyone to safely warm up the body through yoga and freeform dance. Our warm up will followed by our musical adventure and then a sweet sound bath to close. Additional elements of our event are delicious raw vegan cuisine with Chef Mallori, massage therapy and a chill out altar space. Come soak up the inspiring and healing atmosphere of this transformational dance community.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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➤ Ecstatic Dance LA weaves together world class DJs, immersive sound journeys and free-form movement. It's a substance-free, all ages community celebration where you can simply BE yourself, and experience rejuvenation & inspiration through connection, dance & music! 

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➤ EVENT SCHEDULE

≫ 3:15pm: Doors Open | Stretch + Connect

≫ 3:30 - 4:30: Underground Yoga Workshop with Michelle LeMay 

≫ 4:30 - 6:30pm: ECSTATIC DANCE with DJ Sol Rising 

≫ 6:30 - 6:45pm Sound Bath with Ptolomek the messenger

≫ 6:45 - 7PM: Closing Circle 

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▸▸▸ Plus:

// Superfoods café with Chef Mallori Simko 

// Massage and Healing Touch with Guest practitioners

// Chill out zone & altar space

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➤ DJ SOL RISING
≫ https://soundcloud.com/djsolrising

On a mission to raise the planetary vibration through music, music producer & DJ, Brandon Au aka Sol Rising, is healing the world one ecstatic beat at a time. Brandon's transformative, transcendental sound invites us on a journey to remember our true Nature—moving from fear to Love. As a conscious dance DJ, Sol Rising creates an alchemical musical journey to be experienced in body, mind, and spirit. He works with the energy behind the music, and listeners often report feeling "high" on the dance floor—activated by the elevated frequencies of the danceable DJ grooves. Sol Rising is carving a new genre of music that fuses many influences together. As a music producer, his extraordinary soundscapes inspire feelings of bliss and joy, which are reflected in his eclectic mix of hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, and electronic global bass dance beats. 

≫ Listen On Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/1BdgyHJZID1ceLLg31KyAv

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➤ Underground Yoga Dance Warm-up is designed to prepare your mind body and soul for your most AMAZING Dance experience possible. It’s a groovy, heart centered, dance inspired Yoga that connects you with your most powerful aspects of yourself, while opening your muscles and joints for complete freedom of movement. The Unique Underground Yoga™ sequences weave your heart energy, breath, music and movement together into a delicious opening movement meditation. Liberate your being … Ignite your Shakti Energy … to Fly Free in your Dance!!!

➤ Michelle LeMay 
≫ https://studio.groovetemple.tv/groovestream/
≫ http://groove360.io/about-us/
≫ https://www.groovetemple.tv/

Michelle is a Co-founder of Groove Temple, the Healthy Lifestyle brand inspiring people thru the power of Music, Dance, Yoga, Fitness and Meditation with classes broadcasting everyday on the Groove Temple TV Web app. She was born with a natural kinesthetic awareness, a deep thirst for spirituality and is an Intuitive Master Movement architect who connects mind body and soul in all her creations. Her style is open, joyful and playful, as she creates space for her students to express themselves to the fullest. Michelle has been trendsetting in the worlds of Dance, Fitness and Yoga since the mid 80’s, teaching instructors in more than 30 different countries, pioneering the Cardio Hip-Hop movement in the 80’s and the Softer Forms of Exercise in the 90’s. She also spread the positive Dance and Yoga vibes using the instruments of TV and Video by choreographing and teaching on shows like ESPN’s “Gotta Sweat”, FOX SPORTS “Body Waves” and FITTV’s “Allstar Workouts” and more than 2 dozen Instructional Videos. Live in person or on video, Michelle’s classes are an inspirational experience, connecting her students with their most powerful aspects of themselves and positively transforming their state of being. Currently she teaches her signature techniques, Underground Yoga Dance and Funky Bizness, at retreats throughout the US, Canada and Asia.
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➤ How it works:

We open with a special warmup yoga or movement class facilitated by a skilled practitioner. The opening class blends seamlessly into the the two hour freeform dance journey facilitated by our guest DJ. At the end of the DJ set we close with a sound bath or group exercise to ground and complete the experience.

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➤What to expect:

Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people who want to express themselves freely, to connect, and to expand together. 

❃ Live DJs | Free-Form Movement | Workshops | Yoga | Sound Baths | Massage | High Vibe Food | Tribe ❃

Join us and enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, drinking, and the nightclub vibe. This is about self-expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. No booze, no shoes and no chit-chat on the dance floor helps us keep it intentional. Amazing music helps us keep it all about Dance.

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➤Guidelines:

▸ No talking on the dance floor (there’s room to talk in the lounge space or quietly at the edge of the dance floor)

“At Ecstatic Dance, we join together to create a sacred space for dancing. No talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and spirits. We leave behind the words and worries of the day, and connect with spirit and each other in new ways.” - Donna Carrol (Co-Founder Ecstatic Dance Oakland)

▸ Move your body however you wish

▸ Maintain care/awareness for the space and those around you 

▸ This is a drug and alcohol free event

▸ No photos or videos; cellphones muted and out of sight

▸ Ecstatic Dance is a barefoot practice. If you need to wear shoes due to health reasons, please note dance-specific shoes are allowed, but only shoes that have not been worn on the street

▸ Children under 16 dance free!

▸ Complimentary earplugs ;)

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➤What to Bring:

1. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself

2. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue.

3. A good attitude, open heart, your business card or flyers for networking

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Tickets:

➤ $16.50 - $17.90 Early Bird (Online)
➤ $20 At Door

(Once Early Bird tickets are sold out you will be able to buy tickets on the day at the door for $20)

This event is all ages, children under 16 get in for free.

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