Shamanic Journeys & Trance Dance. Istanbul November 23-24th

Working with the Medicine Wheel

With Leo Rutherford and Dicle Tigris Uludag

Trance-Dance brings together body movement, dynamic rhythms, healing sounds, transformational breathing techniques and the use of a blindfold/ 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.

The Medicine Wheel teaches how the Universe works, how the many forces act on us in our lives and how to live connected to the greater powers. It shows us how to maintain balance and harmony, how to dance our way through, peacefully and lovingly, in the midst of life’s numerous challenges.

The dance: Cultures from every continent on this planet embraced unique dance forms based on the animals and the elements of nature present within their domain. Their purpose in dancing was to enter elemental or animal consciousness, to become the spirit of the sun, moon, or shape-shift into an animal and or plant life. To ‘dance like nature’ was to vibrate at the same rate as Creator, much the same as any newborn child will mimic its environment out of love and appreciation for its existence. Dance was synonymous with prayer, a demonstration of reverence.

Through Trance-Dance we disappear into spirit, detaching from life’s ordinary challenges, able to let go and see through and past everyday issues to deeper patterns. Shamans know that all dis-ease originates in the energy matrix of our being and “travel” to the source to effect healing.  For many of us these patterns can lie deeply hidden yet affecting us on every level.  Through these methods participants enter parallel realities where hidden patterns can be experienced and solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems may be accessed.

Trance-Dance & journeying  are magical catalysts for emergence to happen and patterns to shift:

What a beauty and honour to share that weekend with you!! Still smiling and brimming with energetic shifts, can we believe the power of this work? Thank the stars for Leo and the magician that he is.

 Another amazing, heart, mind, body and spirit expanding weekend of Shamanic Trance Dance…feel plugged in, turned up and tuned in! So connected and full of gratitude, didn’t think I’d be able to walk let alone dance thanks to my agony knees and foot, but just goes to show the power of spirit and positive energy!! Thank you, thank you Leo RutherfordRuth, Paul, the magical circle of dancers, all our guides, helpers and Spirit 

Thank you Leo, you are so encouraging and inspiring. The journey in the morning went deep, I have since been unfolding the processes, the dance brought up energy that felt difficult to describe and maybe even handle over the following days, possibly because I was unable to attend the Sunday and continue the passage with you all. It is now flowing and showing itself, it felt like I went into the Mother, deep, asked for help to circumnavigate the present and its challenges. I feel blessed and honoured to have such company and teaching. 

Residential with all meals.  At VILLA FE,  Catalca,  Istanbul,  TURKEY.         In English and Turkish.

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