Who is Ellen Watson?
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 35th year on the Healing Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. She is the creator SpiritDance and co-founder of VIBRANCE.
Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of heart and spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing, to play and pray, to touch and be touched. Ellen and the faculty of MovingVentures offer residential retreats, certifications and teacher trainings throughout the year in Bali, Big Sur, and other inspiring global locations.
Meet her during the festival: (Ses cours sont enseignes en anglais seulement)
Dervish Spinning to Open Your Chakras
(Dancing, Sounding, & Singing with Lala, Rumi, & Hafiz)
Inspired by a series of poems on connection to divine love by Sufi poets, Rumi, Hafiz, & Lala, this workshop is designed take you through the doorway of dizziness, to the land of childlike glee as you return to the simple act of spinning. Children are natural spinners. You, too, can use this simple and profound tool to spin your chakras, emptying excess energy, while replacing depleted energy.
Dancing with Rumi uses the structure of the Vibrance™ practice to introduce the eight doorways or portals to becoming an ecstatic dancer and poet. These portals open the 8 chakras, and invite the embodiment of the quality each governs: Grounded, Creative, Empowered, Heartful, Truthful, Visionary, Conscious and Energized.
Join Ellen & Daphne for letting go of old baggage, spinning your chakras and returning to the playground of your childhood. Be prepared for ecstatic moments.
Best on an empty stomach,
VIBRANCE! Free outdoor class
Sounding and Moving the Chakras with Ellen Watson, Daphne Tse & DJ Keigo
Join Ellen, Daphne and DJ Keigo for a full body, spirit and soul experience! We will explore the power of vibration as we use our breath, asana, sounding, movement meditation, ecstatic dance and singing to activate the energy of our chakras.
Inspired by music from around the globe, we will move effortlessly from our mats to the dance floor. DJ Keigo will spin world beats fused with live percussion that will get your feet moving, your bones shaking and your spirit flying!
Your Body is a Musical Instrument
Join Daphne, Ellen & friends as we enter into the world of soulful connection through song, dance and meditation, tapping into the sources that help to nourish creativity, awareness and connection. We’ll dance the dances and sing the songs that are ready to be lived in each of us. In small movements and huge leaps we’ll unearth the full range of who we are and what we have to offer. Embrace your body as your unique instrument to express your life fully!