Sun, Sep 24|
The Dancing Web
Autumn Women's Ritual Dance & Tea Ceremony
At last in Autumn we meet again, in the steps of the grandmothers, aligning with sacred patterns of Mama Gaia, weaving moving mandalas in our embracing bodyful connections with ourselves, each other and the cosmos. What is within is without.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
The Dancing Web, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
About the Event
Come join hands with your sisters, in circle, as weave into the web of universal sacred patterns, seeking deep autumnal nourishment; dancing in the footsteps of the grandmothers as they spiral us into the cradling arms' of our mother earth's darker time. We will honor the dipping into longer nights, bigger time to dream, to rest, to renew.
In our circle 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 and a tea ceremony pre and post dance.
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 grandmother wisdom
*Be in embodied women's community prayer
*Deepen your connection to women’s traditions
*Be a part of a women's ancient lineage built on respect, honor, shared leadership and wisdom
*Experience a form of body chanting
*Experience personal healing and nourish your body, mind, and soul
*Feel the alchemy of sacred plant tea ceremony and dance
*Align yourself more deeply with the cosmos's rhythms and cycles
*Attune to the seasonal transitions through earth body aligned practices
*Be a dancing constellation
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life, and celebration!
Register through link so I can plan accordingly.
Detailed directions are sent the day before the event.
Sliding scale of $20-$30
Future Ritual Dance Dates:
10/22, 11/19, 12/17/2023
You are encouraged to wear a skirt or dress. Herbal tea for tea ceremony is provided. Potluck after the dance.
“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 MA BC-DMT LCAT is a Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Women’s/Girls Group facilitator, and herbalist. As Director of “The Dancing Web” Nada provides a spectrum of services for the community. She has developed and supervised several clinical Creative Art Therapy programs and girls’ empowerment programs. Nada has worked in the human services field for almost 30 years in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, nursing homes, day treatment centers, homeless shelters, and school/community based programs. For a number of years Nada was faculty and supervisor for the Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate program at Sarah Lawrence College. Nada has trained and studied with Laura Shannon in Women's Ritual Dancing and trained with her for over 20 years; also with Hawksbrother Kirouana in the art and healing practice of Shamanism; and with Rosemary Gladstar, Lupo Passero, Kami McBride, Rosalee de la Forêt in Herbalism. Nada produces her own line of sustainable, wild-foraged, organic handcrafted herbal products. Nada is certified in the "Journey of Young Women", a program that trains women to mentor girls and lead Girl's Circles to help girls thrive on their journey to womanhood. Nada has provided caring, compassionate individual Dance/Movement Psychotherapy and community healing events for the Hudson Valley and NYC area for 20 years. Her continued awe at participants innate deep levels of healing, resilience, and wisdom guides and inspires her everyday life and practice. www.thedancingweb.com
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