Join Jo Caron on the beautiful dance floor of Hale Ho‘omana at Volcano Art Center on Saturday, August 5 from 2 – 4pm for “Ecstatic Dance!”
They say that a picture tells a thousand words. One deep dance tells millions! In Ecstatic Dance you’ll discover a dynamic way to both workout, and meditate all in the same breath.
The practice is known as a movement meditation. It is said to put the body in motion in order to still the mind.
Gabrielle Roth, who conceptualized what stands behind Ecstatic Dance, describes the practice as a soul journey, and says that by moving the body, releasing the heart, and freeing the mind, one can connect to the essence of the soul, the source of inspiration in which an individual has unlimited possibility and potential.
Based on the work of Gabrielle Roth, Ecstatic Dance moves through 5 different rhythms that offer many doorways to each one’s own expression. From fluid and round to rhythmic and linear, to fast and liberating, to joyful and playful, to ending in peaceful stillness. These rhythms teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about ourselves, people, places, objects or ideas.
Ecstatic Dance unearths a freestyle movement vocabulary rooted in unexpected, fresh ways of moving—visceral and highly personal. It reveals ways to creatively express emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. They initiate us back into the wisdom of our bodies and unleash our own movement’s dynamic healing power. The body becomes our spiritual path.
Cost is $15 or $20 at the door. Please arrive on time!
For more information or to register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222
About Jo Caron
Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and longtime DJ at Kalani’s Ecstatic Dance. She assisted Gabrielle Roth at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and participated in many of Gabrielle’s programs.