9:45am – Doors Open
10am – Contact Improv
10:50am – Opening Circle
11am – Ecstatic Dance
1pm – Sound Healing / Meditation
1:11pm – Good Day!
Oct 1 SF - Shalman - Shalman’s life and spiritual journey in this world started in California and has led him to experience the medicine of music and dance all over the world - from the jungles of Bali to the beaches of Costa Rica and all over in between.
His personal dancefloor downloads have inspired him to curate deep musical journeys that elevate and activate the senses and body, allowing permission for dancers to journey to their truths within. He blends medicine music with tribal bass, afro house, and all sorts of booty-shaking beats in between. His signature sound is uplifting, spiritual, mystical, tribal, deep, and ecstatic. With every DJ set, which is a ceremony in itself, he invites you to dance to the soundtrack of your own medicine — your own life.
Salman has played at many ecstatic dances and festivals around the world including Bali Spirit Festival, Bali Bloom Festival, Envision Festival in Costa Rica, Burning Man, and Unison Festival in Colorado.
Oct. 8 – DJ: Vesica
Oct. 15 – DJ: Izzy Wise
Oct. 22 – DJ: Yemanjo
$20 on Bloom Community App
$15 on Bloom Community App for SuperBloomers
Ecstatic Dance is a Freeform Conscious Dance. As soon as you enter the space, you are invited to let go of judgments and expectations and allow yourself to feel your emotions, sensations, body, mind, and spirit. Because this is a safe space for movement and expression, we do request that you follow the three main guidelines: no shoes (and wear comfy clothes!), no booze (or any other drugs), and no talking (body language only!). All freedom of expression is welcomed, and there is no ‘right and wrong’ here. Trust in the journey and move through everything that arises.
The soundscape is provided by professional DJ’s who mix the music and facilitate the journey. Most sets will include a variety of musical genres, a sonic wave of all tempos, and a full spectrum of emotions. At some dances, you will find the vibe to be more organic and tribal, and at others more electronic, futuristic, or urban. No set is ever the same!
The Ecstatic Dance community welcomes people of all ages/genders/religions/ethnicities. This is a cross-generational community, so often you will see dancers between the ages of 18-80 enjoying the space together. We are a non-denominational community, where we come together for the joy of moving and dancing together. This means that some people come simply for the exercise, some come for the social connection, and some come to use the dance as a form of therapy, emotional catharsis, spiritual practice, or prayer. Whatever your reason for wanting to move, you are welcome at Ecstatic Dance.
Dress to sweat! We recommend you wear clothes that allow your full range of motion. Bring socks if you wish, but no shoes are allowed on the dancefloor. Always bring a water bottle, and make sure to stay hydrated through the dance! Water is usually provided for free, and there is sometimes snacks or massage offered on the sidelines for purchase. Most importantly: bring an open mind, a curious spirit, and a body ready to dance!
Many Dancers come to dance by themselves in the Group Field. Some Dancers also enjoy dancing with others, with or without physical contact. Below is a guide to help your experience at Ecstatic Dance.
It is always a Good Idea to begin by Dancing with Yourself. Feel into how you are doing in this moment, and in your Life in general. Set an Intention for Yourself & for The World at Large at the beginning of the Dance.
If you would like to Dance with someone else, please make sure they are able to Give their Consent to Dance with you before Touching them or entering their Field. If you are not sure, or their eyes are closed, it is a No. Please respect any No, and try not to take it Personally.
How to say “No” nonverbally? Turn Away, Move Away, Hand(s) at Your Heart (prayer gesture)
How to say “Yes” nonverbally? Turn Toward, Move Closer, Extend a Hand (open palm)
All are Welcome, Without Restrictions or Limitations.
We only ask that you refrain from:
1. Talking on the Dancefloor
2. Using your Phone
3. Wearing Shoes or Scents
4. Using Substances (Be Yourself!)
Thank You for Respecting the Space so that everyone may Move, Celebrate, Heal, & Pray in their own unique way... Together.
Drop-In: $25 (Cash / Card / Venmo)
Circle Dance Passes: $20 each (sold in packs of 5 for $100)
Available at the Door.
@ Sacred Heart Church (of 8 Wheels)
554 Fillmore St., SF, CA