MAY 6th – 13th 2017. PORTUGAL. TRANCE DANCE, JOURNEYS & SWEATLODGE
With Leo Rutherford
Trance-Dance brings together body movement, dynamic rhythms, healing sounds, transformational breathing techniques and the innovative use of a blindfold or bandana – together stimulating a trance state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity and emotional well-being.
Shamanic journeying takes us inside while the body goes into rest mode. The monotonous beat of the drum enables an opening in our visionary centres. Travelling with specific intent garners our inner being/spirit to give us pictures and feelings to help understanding of life patterns.
Both these methods can take participants on an ‘inner journey’ outside of normal perceptions of space/time. Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic cultures for thousands of years. Our contemporary approach to Trance-Dance brings together the richness of these ancient rituals with effective modern techniques. Often the shaman will begin to enter the trance state through movement and then come to the floor and leave the body to journey.
Sweatlodge is a sacred prayer ceremony and will add to the depth of everything we do.
At Yoga Evolution Retreats, Oleiros, Castelo Branco, Portugal
“Our retreat centre and home is set in six hectares of a traditional Portuguese rural estate in the gorgeous countryside of central Portugal. The Retreat centre was founded by Peter & Sue in 2008. A peaceful place of authentic yogic practice and an opportunity to rest and restore in a beautiful location.”
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