Sun, Sep 26|
Autumn Equinox Women's Ritual Dance
Time to harvest the grain, literally and metaphorically. What grains of your Spring planting have grown and are ready to eat/ready to be gathered, are inner living testaments to your intentions, plans and dreams? What are we taking into the longer nights with us as the days shorten?
Time & Location
Sep 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Edith's Eden, Brewster, NY 10509, USA
About the Event
Time to harvest the grain, literally and metaphorically. What grains of your Spring planting have grown and are ready to eat/ready to be gathered are inner living testaments to your intentions, plans and dreams? What are we taking into the longer nights with us as the days shorten and nestling darkness blankets us?
In this ritual circle we will engage with the plants, in our bodies through communal dance, and in sisterhood support to celebrate the grains of our life, we will let go the grains, the dreams that didn't make it and must go back to the earth, to the compost of the unconsciousness. We will honor the dipping into longer nights, bigger time to dream.
We will dance in sacred patterns, on the earth, holding hands, in the steps of our ancestors. In our dance we will be sharing in traditional Balkan, Roma. Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances. Our time together may also include elements of expressive dance, barefoot flamenco, inspirational poetry or what moves us and finds us.
Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur.
This Circle is for you if you want to:
*Align with earth based European Indigenous traditional women's dances
* Feel the embrace of ancient embodied wisdom
*Deepen your connection to women’s traditions
*Gain a greater understanding of yourself
*Experience personal healing and nourish your body, mind, and soul
*Create an embodied women’s community
*Celebrate the relationship between sacred plants and dance
*Align yourself more deeply with the cosmos's rhythms and cycles
*Be a dancing constellation
*Release the harvest that needs to die
*Celebrate your manifestations that you want to live!
*Dance with an ancient 250 year old Maple tree
*Be in solidarity with Afghan woman
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life, and celebration!
Register through link or day of but please confirm you are coming so I can plan accordingly.
Sliding scale donation of $15-$25 ALL PROCEEDS GO TO WOMEN FOR AFGHAN WOMEN
Potluck after the dance. Bring water; herbal tea available during the dance.
Rain or shine!
“Nada is a spirit weaver with the power of the ancient mothers behind her.”~Heather Feller
“I felt a deep resonance with your work. As a priestess, I felt that I was dancing the living Goddess”-Sheva Melmed
“Magical, mystical, physical!”- Perla Abdie
Nada Khodlova is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Creative Arts Therapist of Czech-Croatian heritage, with 30 years of clinical experience, specialising in working with women and girls. Based in New York, she is Director of The Dancing WEB. Nada participated in Laura's 2-year training in Women's Ritual Dances in 2007-9. She is also a serious student of herbal medicine (her Croatian grandmother was a home herbalist) and produces her own line of sustainable, wild-foraged, organic handcrafted herbal products.
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