Sat, Feb 04|
The Dancing Web
Women's Ritual Dance Circle
Join in women's circle, and dance in alignment with the sacred patterns of the Cosmos under the Full Snow Moon. We dance in moving mandala, body chanting forms to honor the earth slowly awakening. We will dance in community traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, and modern circle dances.
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2023, 3:00 PM EST – Feb 05, 2023, 5:00 PM EST
The Dancing Web, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
About the Event
Join in women's circle in the ancestral steps of a long lineage of women, and dance in alignment with the sacred patterns of the Earth Awakening. We dance in moving mandala, dancing stone henge, sacred geometry formation.
We will dance in community traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, and modern circle dances
Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, heal, affirm connections to the earth and each other, build community and celebrate rites of passage and life transitions. Many of the dances originated in European cultures embodying a worldview that honored the earth, the body, and the divine feminine.
The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life, and celebration!
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 a lineage of 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' rhythms and cycles
*Be a dancing constellation
This time of year in Slavic traditions its Gromnica in honor of Holy Mother of the Thunder.
It includes lighting the ‘thunder candles’ in honor of the goddess, and in order to enrapture warmth for the second half of winter. Dziewanna (means Mullein-a sacred herb in slavic traditions), as the goddess of wilderness, is asked for protection during the cold months (especially from the freezing weather or from attack of wild animals like the wolves), and guidance during winter travels.
The Slavic feast of Dziewanna Gromniczna would be analogous to the pagan Gaelic feast of Imbolc.
3-5 pm is the circle
5-8pm ish for Potluck and Fire outside or inside (Optional but let me know)