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Ecstatic Dance LA ≫ Leapin’ Lygress

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

Join us Sunday, May 5th for the return of DJ Leapin’ Lygress, who’ll be kicking off the first dance of the month in style. She’s one of our favorite veteran ecstatic dance DJs who started out as a dancer in the original Ecstatic dance at Kalani in Hawaii. Through the years of bouncing around the national community as both a dj and dancer she’s developed a uniquely flavorful style of curating sets and we love what she does. “Leapin’ Lygress offers a ferociously fun ride that will awaken the wild creature within and leave you with a deep appreciation for the magic of movement in community.”

Come play with us in LA’s premier all ages, drug & alcohol free, conscious dance event. It’s going to be delightful. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!


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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: Yoga Trance Dance®️ Warm up Ariana Bates

≫ 4:30 - 6:30pm: ECSTATIC DANCE with LEAPIN’ LYGRESS

≫ 6:30 - 6:45PM: Sound Bath Shanna Gilfix

≫ 6:45 - 7PM: Closing Circle

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▸▸▸ Plus:

// Superfoods café with Chef Mallori

// Massage and Healing Touch with Atasiea & Guest practitioners

// Chill out zone & altar space

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➤ LEAPIN’ LYGRESS
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Leapin’ Lygress roams far and wide in the jungles of sound, hunting beats, breaks, and melodies served from the heart to move your body and soul. Her ecstatic dance sets feature an eclectic array of organic and electronic music woven into a tapestry intended to explore the full spectrum of human expression. She is a dancer’s dj, having been an ecstatic dancer since she discovered the form at Kalani Honua on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2007. Leapin’ Lygress offers a ferociously fun ride that will awaken the wild creature within and leave you with a deep appreciation for the magic of movement in community.

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➤Ariana Bates
≫ IG @arianabatesdance
www. arianabates.com

Class Description :

Yoga Trance Dance®️, created by Shiva Rea, is a contemporary exploration of the spirit of dance within yoga. Beginning with sahaja prana vinyasa or the experience of prana initiating yoga asanas in a spontaneous, natural flow, yoga trance dance unfolds into an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative life force and cultivate embodied freedom. Ariana is an energetic ritual leader who knows how to spark the fun dance fire! So whether you love to dance or loath to dance, you will enjoy the universal rhythmic beat of Yoga Trance Dance.


About Ariana Bates, M.A.:

Ariana Bates shares Yoga Trance Dance® at Yoga Teacher Trainings and at Festivals, like the Oregon Eclipse Fest, Sedona Yoga Festival, Desert Daze, San Fran Green Fest, Mantra Mela, Love Long Beach Fest and more! A California native with a global vision, Ariana is a resident teacher at Ecstatic Dance LA, Electric Lodge and at Yogalution. In 2012, Ariana co- created Free Yoga On The Beach in Long Beach. Education includes: MA in Counseling, 500 RYT, Shiva Rea Samudra Global Yoga School and Cloud 9 Yoga. Ariana is living life full on through service, adventure, community, and movement.

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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.

0.Please leave other non essential items at home as we have limited storage space at the venue.

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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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