Itinerary for our Trance Dance Retreat« Back to Trip Overview
Day 1: March 3rd (-/-/d)
Meet the group at the Mar de Jade Center at 6:00 pm for a group get together and opening ceremony. (You’ll need to arrive at the airport around 3:00pm. After a wonderful dinner we will gather in the evening for an opening ceremony.
Day 2-7: March 4-9th (b/l/d)
Each day we will work with one or two of the Chakras, so bring clothing for each of the colors. We will dance, tone, meditate, heal, re-balance each Chakra by honoring ourselves, and each other. We will celebrate the function of each Chakra fully integrated with the self. Optional opportunity to participate in a San Pedro plant medicine ceremony on day 4.
1st Chakra ~ Red
2nd Chakra ~ Orange
3nd Chakra ~ Yellow
4th Chakra ~ Green
5th Chakra ~ Blue
6th Chakra ~ Indigo or deep violet
7th Chakra ~ White
Day 8: March 10th (b/-/-)
Having made beautiful friends and shared our hearts and souls we depart from the Mar de Jade Retreat center filled with love and joy ready to LIVE our lives in gratitude and bliss!
What you can expect to learn:
Trance Dance is a unique blend of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing techniques and the use of a blindfold or bandana – together stimulating a trance state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being. Driven by unique musical soundtracks recorded specifically for this method of healing, Trance Dance takes participants on an inner journey not limited to our normal perceptions of space/time. Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic and eastern dance cultures for thousands of years. Our contemporary approach to Trance Dance brings together the richness of these ancient rituals with some startlingly effective modern techniques.
Trance Dancing invites Spirit to embody the participant and to give the visions or to heal them through spiritual ecstasy. Indigenous people worldwide use this practices to return home lost “soul parts”, bring about the ecstasy of spiritual wholeness. Anyone can trance dance because there are no steps, no external expectations. The Inner Self knows the steps and once awakened, Spirit takes over. It is a journey out of your head and into your heart and body.
The fabric of life is woven between ordinary and non ordinary realities, our awareness for the must part is on the external, ordinary reality, magic and discovery, the potential for deep personal healing is when we enter the non ordinary reality, this is an altered state of consciousness (ASC) that has the ability to transport us into a world of the Shaman.
Tantric Shamanism (TS) embraces all of these aspects that must be explored from this beautiful inner space, the world of the Shaman. You will be able to live in an extraordinary experience during the time of the training and anchor it in your physical world though dance, movement, touch, massage, experiential adventures, drumming, mask making and more.
All of this will be accomplished in a safe environment where the Self will be first and foremost honored, and in a space that is sacred. Tantric Shamanism is about sharing life in a deep and personal way, is about saying “yes” to life and embracing it from a healed inner space.
Paint Your Dance:
A new concept created by Ernesto, come and use the floor as a canvas allow your dance, inspiration, imagination and co-creativity with others bring out the child in you and you Paint Your Dance!!
The Shamanic Soul Hunting or Soul Retrieval is an ancient but eternally relevant way to contact the timeless reality that exists parallel to and just out of sight of the world we so mistakenly call the “real world.” It is here in the everyday that we experience the reflections of who we are, of our actions, our deepest beliefs, our “dreams,” but it is in the non-manifest world of the spirit that the hidden causal interactions take place. Hidden, that is, until we begin to open the doors and “see” with an expanded vision, with the eyes of a Shaman. We are going to journey to bring back fragmented and lost pieces of the soul, only by bringing back these pieces we can become whole and child like again. Then we can integrate these pieces with dance, movement, adventure, fun and child like play.
Power Animal Retrieval:
Shamanism is a worldview based on the belief that everything in the universe is connected and Interdependent. It therefore involves a deep respect for the natural world and its ecosystem. It is in this ecosystem that we will journey to find our Power Animal, we will learn how to identify, bring back and integrate him/her into our life, how to utilize the power and qualities of this animal in our everyday life. We are going to dance this animal and become this animal run in the jungle with him and play in a way that we have never played before.
Holotropic ~ Integrative Breathwork:
The main objective of the breathing techniques is to activate the unconscious, to unblock the energy bound in emotional, somatic, and spiritual symptoms and to convert the energy into a stream of experiences. Breathing techniques activate the unconscious in such a way that the results are a non-ordinary state of consciousness.
Dance to the Rhythm of Your Seven Chakras:
We are going to dance and explore each day the qualities movement and rhythm of each of our Chakras. We will learn and explore the music that activates each of the Chakras we are going to give each and everyone expression and Tantric life. From the wild and connected – to the earth first to the sublime seventh and how they all connect in the heart.