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WeAreWater 5Rhythms Ecstatic Dance, Water Ceremony, and Sound Bath

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Estonian House

958 Broadview Avenue

Toronto, ON M4K 2R6

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Come celebrate Earth Day by honouring the elements with a Traditonal Water Ceremony, a 5Rhythms Ecstatic Dance Wave though the elements and closing with a Didjeridu and Crystal Bowl Sound Vibrational Healing Circle. This unique event will bring us together to experience the power of tradtional practices offered by community members deeply rooted in these practices and cultures, and improviational creative expression and cultural creation in celebration of our incredible Mother Earth and all her beings. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Smudge and Traditional Water Ceremony with Vivian Recollet, Turtle clan Wikwemikong First Nation, Knowledge Keeper and Helper

WE ARE WATER and as we dance, we sweat and we connect to the earth, fire, water, air and ether that we each embody in our own unique way, in our own authentic dance. We will move to the live traditional African rhtyhms and improvisational musical creations on the drums, didjeridu, hang drum and vocals of Olodio, Osman Okey and Zach Sukuweh. Reba Campbell will offer her vocal magesty to the mix and Soasis will guide the journey.


Acknowledgments
We're honoured to be offering this event in Toronto on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, The Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit River.

May we acknowledge that it is an honour to be alive in these times. My ancestors, your ancestors lived and loved, worked and wondered, struggled and sung us in to being. There is a beautiful traditional Zulu song,

Sin nje nje nje ngemi tandazo,Oo mama bagadula bakudala babethandaza that in English translates:

"We are who we are because of the prayers of our ancestors, Listen and you can hear the elders praying"


When we remember this, we can acknowledge that we are the flowering of all that has come before us, and that we are the gardeners responsible for cultivating the healthy soil in which future generations may flourish.
Each of us is one with the great web of creation and as we dance, as we surrender, the self disappears and dissolves into the great mystery. When we connect in this space, we may know and experience ourselves as both healing and healer, lover and beloved. We re-memeber our sacredness and the sacredness of all that is, through a direct experience of ecstasy and the divine. The dance is our prayer.

Invitation and Intention
Let us come together to awaken to our purpose as earth healers, fire keepers, water protectors, spirit weavers and cultivators of compassion. Let us come together as co-creators in the dance of life, reconnecting with the knowing that we are each an important and a needed strand, weaving this world into being. This is a chance to release, replenish and re-source for the journey of healing that is this life.
Our lives, our Earth is dependent on our continuing to awaken to our interdependence and to offering our awareness to what needs tending, within ourselves, in our relationships and in our communities.
For this Earth Day, for all that is water, all that is life, our celebration is dedicated to this endeavour, this awakening.

"If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being". Joanna Macy

The Flow of the Evening

7:30 Doors open and we welcome you to enter and find your feet, connect with your breath and the beat.

7:45- 8:15 Smudge and Traditional Water Ceremony with Vivian Recollet, Turtle clan Wikwemikong First Nation,
Knowledge Keeper and Helper

8:15 - 9:30 5Rhtyhms ecstatic dance to Live Music

9:30- 10:00 Didjeridu and crystal bowl sound bath and closing

Things to know and how to prepare:

Bring a water bottle and wear anything you can move in and makes you feel great. It's a celebration of the sacred!

No experience is necessary, and all fitness levels are welcome.

As part of creating this sacred space, this is a drug and alcohol free event.

We thank you in advance for your silence on the dance floor. There is space to talk if needed outside of the crystal room where the event takes place.

We appreciate your advance ticket purchases. It helps us to prepeare when we know who is coming, and dream this into being with you.

Children are most welcome and free of charge under 18 years of age, and parents please prepare your younger ones for the ceremony by most importantly reminding them about silence on the dance floor.

$21.51 advance tickets with Eventbrite $25 at the door

About the 5Rhythms

"5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice—a practice of being in your body—that ignites creativity, connection, and community.While a seemingly simple process, the 5Rhythms practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection.

The 5 Rhythms: Flowing/earth, staccato/fire, chaos/water, lyrical/air and stillness/ether -- Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, “exercise for the right brain.”

Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life – every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.

5Rhythms transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance till we disappear…Only to rediscover ourselves through it all."

from www.5Rhythms.com

"To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. The more you dance... the more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ecstasy." -Gabrielle Roth

Laughter, song, and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration, or healing: We are not alone.

— Brené Brown


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