As the day turns to night we come together to be playful, meditative, sexy, and any other way we wish to experience our self.
On our non verbal dancefloor we set and uphold clear guidelines on how to invite someone to dance, end a dance, and how to clearly say no to any invitation.
Ecstatic Dance is for the celebration of self expression, connection with supportive community, and being just how and who you are.
Friday Night 1/27/17
*You can arrive or leave at anytime*
7pm – 8pm Dance/Movement Workshop
8pm – 10pm Opening Circle, Dance
10pm – 10:30pm Sound Journey, Closing Circle
@ Chicago Shambhala Meditation Center
37 N Carpenter St. Chicago, IL 60607
***On Sight Ecstatic Dance Organizers***
Roman Borochin, Venus Durham, and Samuel Lamour
If yoga means “union”, and bringing all the parts of oneself together, then Heather “Venus” Durham feels she best embodies yoga when she is involved in PLAY-time! Utilizing her strengths of Connectedness, Positivity, Empathy, Woo and Adaptability, she’ll craft a playful journey with us through the breath, asanas, kriya and partner stretches as we awaken the body and our senses to engage in a full body “YES” experience on the dance floor.
Since leaving the corporate world, Venus divides her attention between Lighten Up | Yoga & Energy Healing (as an energy healer, coach and yoga teacher), Ecstatic Dance Chicago, and serving as Community Connector at ARIZE Kombucha.
DJ Taz Rashid (DJ TAZ) brings a high vibrational energy to any crowd instantly by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, Remixes, House, Kirtan, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken.
– Sound Journey Conductor
Katie Bender of Medicine Bear and the Herbal Remedies on Voice and Violin.
– Live musical accompaniment
Katie Bender on Violin.
Ecstatic Dance Chicago is a community that brings together extraordinary people like you for the purpose of loving & supporting & nurturing ourselves through the outlet of fun, free-spirited Movement to Music.
When the awareness of connection underlies and governs whatever I think, say, and do, what kind of world do I create?
– Our dance floor is a conversation-free space
– Please do not use any strong perfumes, oils, or other scents
For more info on Ecstatic Dance Chicago, and work exchange opportunities, please visit…
No one is turned away for lack of funds!
Kids under 12 dance for free!
$15 cash at the door
$15.75 Credit Card purchase
(includes .75 cent service fee)
– Ecstatic Dance Chicago Team
Power of the people!