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Women's Flowering Ritual Dance & Tea Ceremony

Please join me in circle, as all of our ancestors did, dancing sacred patterns, in synchrony, holding hands and each other through the whole mystery and madness of it all. We will be celebrating Ederlezi, Beltane, the New Flower Moon...the earth is flowering and so are we.

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Women's Flowering Ritual Dance & Tea Ceremony
Women's Flowering Ritual Dance & Tea Ceremony

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May 04, 2024, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Beacon, Beacon, NY 12508, USA

About the Event

Please join me in circle, as all of our ancestors did, dancing sacred patterns, in synchrony, holding hands and each other through the whole mystery and madness of it all. We will be celebrating Ederlezi, Beltane, the New Flower Moon...the earth is flowering and so are we. Let's help each other to rise to the calling of our times. Let's celebrate new life, new beginnings, seeds sprouting, the smell of earth, and rekindled inner fire through body chanting, sacred geometry, moving mandala dances.

We will be outside and start with a few Balkan inspired Spring rituals...joining forces with the Spring Emergence of life and fertility. We will be sending our wishes in the wind, rolling on the earth, and swinging...possibly make willow wreaths for us to wear.

Then the circle dances. We will be also be dancing traditional Balkan, Roma, Armenian, Near Eastern, and modern sacred circle dances. 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 mystery rites, respect, honor, shared leadership and wisdom *Experience a form of body chanting, movement medicine, and sacred pattern dancing *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

 Sliding Scale $20-30

Balkan Outdoor Spring Rituals: 3-4 Tea Ceremony & Circle Dance: 4-6pm Potluck: 6-8  Bring something you want to nourish yourself and others with. Check in with me or write here about food sensitivities/allergies. I am GF and I know several that are.

(You are welcome to leave after the dance but I do ask if you are coming to the dance to be here at 4pm. There is a level of entering and creating sacred space, firming the container, a stepping into the liminal, and a deepening alignment amongst participants that becomes disrupted if you arrive once we have begun. Thank you!!!)

I hope the weather cooperates. My basement studio is under construction so we don't have that available for dance. We can also dance in the rain! Dress to be outdoors.

“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

About Nada:

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

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