Sun, Jan 14|
Winter Women's Ritual Dance & Tea Ceremony
Let's circle together and warm our dancing hearts to carry us through the cold winter days. Let's nourish this embodied women's community to provide a consistent container where we all can hold each other, heal and thrive.
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2024, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
About the Event
Come join hands with your sisters, in circle, as weave into the web of universal sacred patterns. An winter afternoon of circle dances in alignment with the sacred patterns. We dance in moving mandala, dancing stone henge formation to honor the returning light in the still long dark days.
We will dance traditional Balkan, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances.
Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances are used to honor the divine, heal, affirm connections to the earth and each other, build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. Many of the dances originated in European Indigenous cultures embodying a worldview which honored the earth, the body, and the divine feminine.
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!
Registration is necessary so I can plan accordingly.
Detailed directions are sent the day before the event.
3-5:30ishpm Ritual Dance & Tea Ceremony
You are invited to stay for potluck or leave at this time. It is totally fine. :)
5:30pm-7 pmish Potluck & Woodstove Fire & possibly burning of Hag Taper since we didn't get to it in Autumn
Sliding scale of $20-$30
You are encouraged to wear a skirt or dress or anything that helps you to feel your winter goddess self.
Herbal tea for tea ceremony is provided.
Potluck after the dance. Bring something you want to eat and feel nourished after ceremony by.
“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
- Ticket type
Winter Gathering 1Price$15.00
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Winter Gathering 2Price$20.00
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Winter Gathering 3Price$25.00