Ecstatic Dance is a welcoming place to dance, celebrate, connect with community, and feel free to be you with others that want the same.
Pure cacao is both an energizing super food with beneficial vitamins and minerals, and a plant medicine that opens the heart, deepens meditative insights, and boosts inner/outer connection.
You are invited to be with an incredible community while in the energy of Cacao and the Summer Solstice. Our participation guidelines make it safe and easy to be curious, playful, sexy, meditative, adventurous, open, or closed, and to share with others or dance alone. We encourage you to step into the joy of your dance, and to make friends along the way.
Join us any time on
June 22nd, 2019
6:30pm to 11:00pm
✾ Wheelchair Accessible.
✾ Bring Your Own Cup for water.
✬ 1 hour, on site Work Exchange opportunities for entry to Ecstatic Dance are available by emailing EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com by with “6/22 Work Exchange” in the subject line.
✬ Financial Scholarship is available by request through 6/20. Email EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com with “6/22 Financial Scholarship” in the subject line.
*Cacao consumption is optional at this event. It is not advised for people taking pharmaceutical anti-depressants or people with a heart condition to have a strong serving of pure cacao. For any other questions about the cacao served at this event, please write EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.co
$20 Early Bird, Sold Out.
$25 Advance, While They Last or through 06/21
(Dance Passes do Not Apply)
✶ Dance Activation ✶
A classically trained musician since age four, Hummingbird can’t recall life without rhythm and melody. Starting with violin, and followed closely by piano, drums and clarinet, she began composing classical music at age 10 and performed regularly for years, notably with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.
While in college a chance introduction to Ableton flipped a switch that forever changed her interaction with music.
Her original productions feature the same complex, driving and melodic elements as her DJ sets, with a focus on intelligent, forward-thinking sounds from across the spectrum of house and techno. Her dynamic, emotive performances are driven by relentless curation, an intuitive connection to time and space, and a palpable energy that goes straight to the heart of the dance floor.
Making her presence known across North America, Hummingbird is equally comfortable at underground warehouse parties and mainstay clubs. In Chicago, she’s a regular presence at the likes of Spybar, Smartbar, Primary, and the well-respected Paradigm Underground parties, among many others. With an intrinsic knack for setting a proper vibe and managing the energy of a room, she’s can create any space for the highest expression of all dancers present.
✶ Movment Warm Up ✶
Lisa Devi’s purpose and passion is to expand awareness by guiding students through practices of self-discovery to access the healer within. Through yoga, qigong, sound healing, and kirtan, her intention is to facilitate in each student’s cultivation of these powerful tools of discovery. She has found through her own powerfully healing journey that sharing the knowledge of mind/body/spirit relationship is the most empowering gift you can give someone to access their ever-expanding potential for wellbeing.
Lisa Devi completed her 200-Hour training with Kripalu, her 500-Hour advanced training with Moksha, and continues to train for her 1,000-Hour training with Kripalu. Through many trainings, some of the most influential and inspiring teachers she has practiced with are Seane Corn, Kerri Kelly, Shiva Rea, Kino Macgregor, Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, Devarshi Hartman, Gabriel Halpern, Rich Logan, and Kim Wilcox.
✶ Sound Journey ✶
John Lawrence Geary
John Lawrence Geary is a composer, producer and multi-Instrumentalist. John plays guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion and vocals to create organic acoustic/electronic music which weaves blissful harmony and melody with grounding rhythm and grooves, breathing with ebb and flow through styles ranging from downtempo house to electro funk, with splashes of sounds from nature and around the world.
✶ Healing Arts ✶
Offering Blended Energy Work Massage LMT, Asian Bodyworker, Reiki, and New Paradigm MDT Facilitation
Samuel attended Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine where he studied Tui Na Chinese massage, Thai massage, Shiatsu, and Swedish Circulatory Massage. He is also an attuned Reiki Practitioner and Activated as a New Paradigm MDT Facilitator. Samuel uses his intuition and experience to blend these energy healing and massage modalities together in order to create a healing experience for his clients that is relaxing clearing, rebalancing, and harmonizing on a physical and energetic level.