Sun, Jun 27|
Summer Solstice Women's Ritual Dance
We will join together just after the Summer Solstice and Strawberry Full Moon to weave together with the moon, sun, sacred plants, sacred dance, and dance therapy. We will be celebrating the suns energy in our own lives as did the ancients.
Time & Location
Jun 27, 2021, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Brewster, Brewster, NY 10509, USA
About the Event
We will join together just after the Summer Solstice and Strawberry Full Moon to weave together with the moon, sun, sacred plants, sacred dance, and dance therapy. We will be celebrating the suns energy in our own lives as did the ancients. Our dances will reconnect us into this ancient way of honoring the earth’s rhythms. As we are experiencing the warm, fuller power of the sun, we can express the outward joy in the fullness of life and the richness of our worldly blessings. We will seek not only guidance from the dances but from those who created these dances, the ancestors of the dances. The wisdom of the ancient ones are held within the dances. As we attentively dance and plug into this wisdom we reweave ourselves into the time honored web of life.
The plants/Mother Earth exist within the dances as earth patterns, honoring the rhythms of life and death. I will also focus on 1 or 2 plants that are important medicine on the land currently here and align the plant/s with the dance.
In our dance we will be sharing in traditional Balkan, Roma. Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances aligning with the Summer solstice;Strawberry Full Moon energies. Our time together may also include elements of expressive dance, barefoot flamenco, inspirational poetry.
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.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life, and celebration!
Register through Paypal link or day of but please confirm you are coming so I can plan accordingly.
Sliding scale donation of $15-$25
Potluck after the dance. Bring water; Cold 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, children, and adolescent girls. Based in New York, she is on the faculty of the Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate program at Sarah Lawrence College and 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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