Dancing with Trees with Seth
An outdoor workshop that includes Bioenergetics, Chi-gong & Eco-Therapy
Please watch our brand new video to give you a taste of the experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmshJsWxb9U Thank you x
Experience the Profound Healing Energy of the Earth
– Learn techniques for tapping into Nature –
Open to your senses, relax your body, feel rejuvenated, grounded, cultivate a sense of serenity and peace within you. Experience an oasis of calm right here in London
Saturday, August 4th at 1pm @ Hampstead Heath Overground station
*Please note we will wait 15 minutes (until 1:15) and then walk to our location on the Heath. If you are late, unfortunately, it will not be possible to show you where we are.
This work is a synthesis of Chi-Gong, Eco-Therapy, Bioenergetic Alchemy™ and Humanistic Embodiment Practices.
The foundation is learning how to deeply connect with your physical body and the sensations within, and then expanding this awareness out into Nature and Planet Earth.
The invitation of this workshop is to open yourself up beyond your usual armoured self, to the power of the Earth’s powerful healing energies, and receive the vibrational charge and more subtle energies from the Earths core.
We will be using Bioenergetic Alchemy™ exercises, Chi-Gong & Humanistic Embodiment Practices to release tension, ground our BodyMind in the present moment and let in the healing energies of the Earth.
You will learn how to tap into the abundant energy of the earth beneath your feet.
About Bioenergetic Alchemy™ –http://www.urubu.com/bioenergetic-alchemy/
For more than a two decades now, I have been practicing, and exploring an unusual form of therapeutic bodywork. It is known as Bioenergetic Alchemy™ and has its origins in the bodywork philosophies that emerged originally from Alexander Lowen and John Peirrakos (the founders of Bioenergetics) and their interpretations of Reich, Freud and Jung.
So when I teach Bioenergetic Alchemy™, I stand on the shoulders of giants. I first discovered Bioenergetics in group therapy sessions in Pune, India. And in the Active Meditations of the Indian Mystic Osho. I later deepened my knowledge of Bioenergetics with my therapists & teachers Guy Gladstone and Amadis Camell at the Open Centre, the longest running personal growth centre in the UK.
I teach today an adaptation and development of my studies over the course of 7 years of therapy and trainings at the Open Centre. I am still developing this profound body of work, and continuing my studies at the Open Centre.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hampstead Heath Railway Station, South End Road
Dear dancing friends,
We are planning to celebrate Summer in London, through dancing on the Earth and beneath the Summer Sky! Yay! 🙂
We are organising a very special ecstatic dance event on Saturday, August 4th.
Arrive for 5:30 for 6pm start pm – 8:30 ish (Weather dependant – full refund if it is raining!) Late comers welcome!
You are invited to come dance with a community of lovely people, outdoors and with Nature, and the London Skyline!
Please invite your lovely dancing friends to make this an event to remember!
We have added a nominal fee of £5 (Earlybird rate) £10, as people were saying they were coming but not showing up and we have very limited headphones. We will also have Cacao to superfood charge your dance with us. Yes! xx
Please book online via eventbrite to let us know you are coming so we can bring enough headphones and cacao! You can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-celebration-ecstatic-dance-london-outdoor-silent-disco-tickets-48480043114
Ecstatic Dance London aims to create a health-conscious and life-affirmative environment and therefore we have a no smoking, no alcohol, no drugs policy. thank you for respecting this! 🙂
Where is it: Parliament Hill Viewpoint, Hampstead Heath
When: Saturday August 4th, An outdoor Summer Ecstatic Dance event
Why: it’s Summer and we’ll be dancing on the Earth to mark this very special time of year, dancing to amazing music via our headphones based sound system. (No complaints from neighbours etc…)
Some feedback from our last session:
“Blissful! The open skies above, the bountiful trees surrounding the periphery, the grass and earth beneath my feet. There was a moment when I wanted to have a little cry, because of the abundance of beauty… And then there were those moments when I was completely lost in the music… Thank YOU. ♥ ”
“It was amazing!! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon with amazing tunes in a splendid environment!! Thank you everyone for your lovely presence and jubilant energy!!”
” Thank you! it was amazing to dance in the nature and connect with so many wonderful people
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Top of Parliament Hill
AND THE BEAT GOES OM
AND THE BEAT GOES OM ॐ
TANTRIC TRANCE DANCE™ A Tantric-Shamanic Dance Journey
You are invited to join us for this beautiful experience! Dive deep into this powerful process for Awakening – Connect with your Inner Nature, Open your Heart and Touch the Infinite!
6*pm-8pm Saturday, August 11th 2018 (No entry after 6:20, please arrive on time so that we can journey together)
Included in the evening is:
– Ecstatic Dance warm-up session
– Blind folded Tantric Trance Dance™ Ceremony
INVESTMENT: £25 or £15 Earlybird Please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/and-the-beat-goes-om-tantric-trance-dancetm-a-tantric-shamanic-experience-tickets-48516425936
This is the Call to Adventure. Through this transformational dance process, you will be guided into befriending all the aspects of your Being. Your Sexual Nature as man or woman, your Hearts deep longing, and your personal connection to the Great Mystery.
This is a spirituality that includes our sexuality. And this is a really important distinction between this work and other dance practices.
Tantric Trance Dance™ – Moving Meditation and Alchemical Practice
This is a very unique dance experience, a blending of ancient and contemporary transformational tools, including Bioenergetics, Ecstatic Dance, emotional release (Catharsis), Chakra Journeying, Vipassana Meditation, Latihan And with the powerful use of a blindfold ; all these elements woven together invite you into a deep state of presence, awakening & celebration. Waking up to celebrate the one that you are.
Enter into the life of the Body – Guided by our unique musical soundtracks created specifically for this healing modality. Tantric Trance Dance™ takes participants on the journey within.
This is an active meditation for deeply connecting with your Being. Through the stages, you will begin to strip off layers of muscular armouring, surrendering to the dance of the body, letting go of baggage you may of been carrying for years, and connecting with your Souls calling.
“You are the fusion of Nature and Spirit, the meeting point of Earth & Sky”
The Tantric Trance Dance™ process is a unique opportunity to connect with all the wild energies of your Nature, with your Heart and Spirit.
Our new video about the Tantric Trance Dance process.
Held in a beautiful candlelit space in South London, we come together to dance and breathe ourselves into Presence, being present in our bodies and opening to life. With this blindfolded Tantric Trance Dance™, you are invited to stretch and play at your edges… and maybe just beyond!
Facilitated by Seth Newman.
Seth is a certified Art of Being© teacher, graduate of Humanistic Alchemy facilitator training and founder of Bioenergetic Alchemy. He is currently training to be a Body Psychotherapist in London.
Seth is also long-term Osho Sannyasin. Growing up in Pune in the early days of the movement between 1979-81. He is one of the first graduates of Jan Day’s Living Tantra training and is endorsed by her to teach. He has trained with and assisted Jan for the last 7 years and brings his unique heartfelt approach to this work. His background is in Body-Psychotherapy, Bioenergetics and Authentic Movement. Originally from Canada he is currently living in London where he leads regular events.
AND THE BEAT GOES OM ॐ
TANTRIC TRANCE DANCE™ A Tantric-Shamanic Dance Journey
“Between the head and feet of any given person is a billion miles of unexplored wilderness. . . . We dance to shed skins, tear off masks, crack molds, and experience the breakdown – the shattering of borders between body, heart and mind . . .” – Gabrielle Roth
“WE have come to be danced
not the nice invisible, self conscious shuffle
but the matted hair flying, voodoo mama
shaman shakin’ ancient bones dance
the strip us from our casings, return our wings
sharpen our claws & tongues dance
the shed dead cells and slip into
the luminous skin of love dance...” -Jewel Mathieson
Feedback from the last Tantric Trance Dance™ event in London:
“It was a very powerful, letting go, ritual experience. Brilliant!”
“I’m really surprised that I could feel so “high” without having to “intoxicate” myself!!! A great night and no hangover!”
“Wonderful experience. A magical journey into yourself, and an opportunity to just enjoy dance with a lovely group of soul dancers at the same time. Every movement body was a blessing. Thank you to Seth Newman to create this fantastic dance, it has helped me lot after a hard week. May Love connect us all. xxx”
“An exceptional evening – everything I wanted and more! You know to experience such presence, inner stillness, sacred connection with other people, in such a short time with strangers here in London is rare to find. The breath – the body – movement – connection – presence – passion and love. I felt it all… Grateful”
“Fantastic and deeply moving experience. Powerful and blissful dancing expertly guided by Seth. Deeply grateful for the experience!”
“Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”
“Such a beautiful evening; powerful experience! Feeling blessed.”
“That was, excellent, friendly, well lead very different experience.Thank you”
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Peters Church
310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5HY
No booze, No Shoes, No Chit Chat, Move However You Wish!!
An evening of unfacilitated free-style ecstatic dance!
There will be no dance teacher or guidance, just pure music. We’ll let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey.
About the music:
“Enlightened Electro, World Beat, Deep House and Downtempo Bliss, plus a few surprises slipped in for good measure!! Ecstatic Music Journeys for Conscious Movement and Sacred Celebration.”
At 8:15pm we will have our opening circle, and then at 10 o’clock a Sound meditation where you can just lay back, let go and relax, letting the sounds pass through you.
Ecstatic Dance London Guidelines:
1. No talking on the dance floor
2. Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment
3. No photos or videos, Mobile phones muted and out of sight
4. Care/Awareness for the space and each other
5. Move your body however you wish
6. You can dance alone, or with as many partners as you like to join. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart – Namaste.)
What to Bring:
1. Lots of energy
2. Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself
3. Water and a water bottle. You can refill it at the venue.
What to Expect:
1. Next-level, conscious, inspiring electronic dance music
2. A beautiful sacred space
3. A safe space for you to dance freely in
4. Vibrant people who love to dance and love music!
Feedback from our New Years Eve event:
“A first time visitor to Ecstatic Dance London. What a joy. Danced, danced, danced with carefree abandoned in the most delightful, caring, love filled company. A real beacon of joy and promise for a New Year. I hope to repeat the experience. Thank you to Seth and the Crew.” Cyril
“The music, the energy, the people…. I wouldn’t change anything. I loved every moment. Thank you Seth. Namaste ” Vincent
“it was my first visit to Ecstatic Dance London, I throughly enjoyed it! What a wonderful way to see in the new year.! I will definitely attend another meet up. Many thanks” Shen
“Deeply powerful evening of dance, beauty and connection. Thank you !” Alan
“Thank you Seth and to everyone that came. I will particularly cherish the feeling of all the little moments of connection, the smiles, the kind eyes, the hugs, the bits when I lost myself in the music, the joy of the ones when it felt as if the whole room was jumping in unison. What a beautiful way to start the year. Love.” Salvo.
“Such lovely vibe, music, host and crowd. Thanks for a helping me see in the new year in such a good way x” Candice
“That was a very beautiful experience. A lovely way to journey inward & out. To express in a free space filled with joyful vibes & gorgeous smiling faces. In sound, in rhythm, in motion, in colour, in sweat, the dance, the soul. Bless you & great thanks to Seth & all the helpers.” Cath
“A wonderful way to start the new year, thanks Seth for the music and holding the space so well. I had so many inspirational dances – thanks to all I danced with.” Paul
“Thank you so much Seth and team, what a freaking awesome way to finish one fabulous year and start another. Hope to see lots of you beautiful peeps for a dance again soon. 😀 <3 😀 Namaste and big love. <3” Libby
“<3 <3 Thank you for creating a space where one can shake one’s body and soul in the presence of others freely, fully and in love. See you soon! And thank you to all the lovely souls who were present tonight!”
“This was an incredible night. Today I feel so full of love and pleasure. Thank you to everyone who made it so amazing.”
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Peters Church
310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5HY
EcoTantra™ Retreat – Algarve Portugal, August 22nd – 30th, 2018
Nature – Love – Spirit
Ecotantra™- the Healing and Initiation retreat
This 8-day eco Tantric journey is an invitation to the profound affirmation of your natural sexuality. Learn to honour your personal boundaries, learn to enjoy your desire for intimate contact, and to communicate both with authenticity. Become more grounded and vital, more sensual and more connected with your feelings and your heart.
This 8-day process is an invitation to experience new levels of intimacy, trust and connection. It is designed to encourage and guide you into the rich experience of being fully in touch with yourself, with others and with Nature.
You will meet and connect with others in a safe and nourishing space where you can relax into discovering your way of being intimate as man or woman. You will be supported to keep opening your heart and to say a deeper and softer yes to who you are.
The aim of the Ecotantra™ retreat is to give you a space where you can grow into celebrating your natural, healthy sexuality with ease, tenderness, integrity and joy.
Where: A beautiful retreat centre in the Algarve region of Portugal, 1 hour from Faro airport (Easyjet & Ryanair). The option of pick up from the airport is possible. Or simply pick up from the train station.
When: August 22-30th 2018 (Guaranteed to be hot and sunny!)
Cost of Food (vegetarian/vegan) and accommodation (camping) is an extra: €300
If you would like to upgrade accommodation to shared room please contact us asap as there is now very limited indoor spaces.
For shared rooms add: €160
For couples: there is a choice of Yurt or Sahara Tent
Price of the Tuition:
Super Earlybird – if booked by June 30th, 2018
Earlybird – if booked by July 31st 2018 – Normal price after.
Please book via Eventbrite to reserve your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecotantra-retreat-portugal-a-life-transforming-adventure-tickets-40993940981
NATURE – LOVE- SPIRIT
EcoTantra – A LIFE-TRANSFORMING ADVENTURE
A personal growth retreat that fuses inter-personal processes, body-and energy-work, guided trance journeys, active meditations, connections with Nature and the natural environment and deep sharing circles.
Eco Tantra is a 8-day residential workshop.
It is an adventure into reuniting & harmonising with your sexual nature, a way to heal sexual wounds and learn to honour what many of us have been taught to belittle and diminish. In bringing your Nature and sex, your feelings, heart and soul together, into one unity of being, you become the full celebration of life.
EcoTantra guides you into restoring and celebrating full connection with your sexuality. Nature – Heart – Spirit
The EcoTantra retreat includes:
Facilitated by Seth Newman.
Seth is a certified Art of Being© teacher, Certificate in the therapeutic use of the Arts (IATE), a graduate of the Humanistic Alchemy facilitator training (IDHP) and founder of the URUBU School of Transformational Arts
Seth is also graduate of a number of Tantra trainings including: Jewels Wingfield’s 1 year “Deep Diving” and Jan Day’s 18-month “Living Tantra” training and is endorsed by Jan to teach. He has trained with and assisted Jan for the last 7 years on numerous Tantra courses and brings his unique approach to this work. His background is in Body Psychotherapy, Humanistic Personal Growth work, Bioenergetics and Ecstatic Dance.
Feedback from Tantra groups led by Seth:
“At the end of the group, I feel a greater sense of my own identity. I feel accepted. During the course, I have taken risks with emotional connections. I found people exceptionally loving and supportive and tolerant. It gave me great strength and confidence.” E
“I want to thank you all for being part of my journey. I’ve really enjoyed sharing my time and space with you and feeling that connection – I can still feel it. I think I’ll always remember “meeting” people in such an intimate way, trusting and loving and sharing.
I’m experiencing so much change right now, things are getting really exciting for me and undoubtedly our time together has played a big part in that.
I’ve noticed myself breathing lately….I guess have been holding my breath for a long time.
I’m just really grateful. I’m still spinning right now, I’m on a high navigating some big changes and picking up opportunities I wouldn’t have even noticed before. I feel much more “me” than before and sort of wondering where I’ve been :)” J
“Thank you, Seth, for your facilitation of a very grounding and loving EcoTantra group.
I have done quite a few tantric events, but Seth’s was different and special for me. We grew in trust and friendship, together.
When I think back over the highlights, it was the music and dancing, the open circles and all the sharing closeness and humour. I grew to love all of you. The regularity and certainty that we would meet was comforting and helped to create the tenderness and depth of spirit. It was fun and safe. It was a soft and gentle process and it was perfect. I felt safe.” A
22 (Wednesday) - 30 (Thursday)
Pomar da Serra, 7630-568 Varzea do Carvalho, S.Teotonio