Dance and movement

Moving Into Grace – Sacred Dance Show January 25th, 2014

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Celebrate the beginning of a new era of consciousness birthing within YOU in 2014.

Inhale the beauty, mystery and love of the Divine Feminine as you watch dances designed to uplift, inspire and bless you with unconditional love.
This show is part of an emerging new form of performance where we inspire you… and you inspire us.  Enjoy beautiful, sensual performances by local women and watch them invoke and embody the Goddess.  Be transported by belly dancers into the realm of Shakti – divine feminine energy.   If you choose to, spiral dance with us and set your intentions for the coming year.
And, this night is set to delight, with all that inspiration leading to an Ecstatic Dance Party right after the performance!
Merge with the wild beauty of womens’ sacred dance where the past and future dissolve and leave us in the NOW,where all intentions are empowered to manifest.
Feel the sparkle of the show ignite YOUR sacred expression.
Stay and play with us afterwards!
WHEN:    7PM   Show     9PM   Dance Party
Saturday January 25th, 2014
WHERE:  STUDIO A Dance!
2306 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake, CA 90027
TICKETS: $25 – Early Bird price through January 15th
$35 – Available through 23rd
$40 – At the Door

Buy tickets by clicking here

All proceeds go to: Critical Mass Dance Company   www.CriticalMassDanceCompany.ORG
See you on January 25th!

 

Dances Presented by:

E. Sophia Kozak – Artistic Director of Critical Mass Dance Company
Elena Sophia Kozak has studied many forms of dance, including ballet, modern, salsa as well as flow, circus and aerial arts. Sophia’s experience as a Reiki healer, 10-year career as a community organizer, mixed cultural heritage and family’s immigrant history inform her creative expression as creator of Dance from the Heart and director of Critical Mass Dance Company (CMDC).

CMDC is a Los Angeles based dance collective that presents works of multi-media dance theater to inspire social change, uplift the spirit, and ignite the human imagination. In the last few years, CMDC has created two full-length works called Love Movement and Collective Metamorphosis, which have been presented in Los Angeles venues including Studio A Theater, Electric Lodge, Art Theatre of Long Beach, and Son of Semele Theater.  CMDC’s new work called AmaTerra is about awakening human consciousness and remembering our role in preserving our precious planet.

Ariel Lange – Artistic Director of Ariel Lange Dance Company

Ariel Lange started out as a professional ballerina who traveled around the world performing and dancing with such stars as Mikhail Baryshinikov and the American Dance Movement.  She danced with many top artists of her day including Alvin Ailey and Lar Lubovitch.  As a singer and dancer, Ariel has performed in musicals both on and off Broadway.  Her ethnic professional performance credits include dancing with Ketut Suarni of Bali, Abdoulaye Camara of Guinea, West Africa, Shalini Chauhan of India, and Lavinia Williams of Haiti among others.  As Director of her own dance companies, most recently Nupoor Spiritual Dance Company, she has kept alive the joy and spirit of movement and song that bring happiness to people. Her choreography has been featured in World Music and Art Festivals as well as benefit performances to help underserved youth and to keep arts in the schools.  Find out more about Ariel at www.ArielLange.com.

Josie Keys – Tantric Belly dance teacher and Dancer

Josie holds workshops in the US and Australia on Reclaiming Your Feminine Power. She leads women to discover their hidden gifts and activates their Shakti – the feminine essence of the divine contained in our female bodies – through the practice of Tantric Belly dancing.  Finding her Shakti was a life transforming experience into self-love.  Connecting deeply with her body and her sensitivity, she discovered her deep feminine self and then began to share that wisdom.

She has been on a consistent spiritual path for 20 years, studying yoga, astrology, ecstatic dance and Tantric dance for women, becoming a teacher in 2006.  She is an artist too, with a long career as a commercial photographer informing her current Goddess painting and graphic design (she designed the artwork for ‘Moving into Grace’)

Josie understands deep dark nights of the soul, and the heights of ecstasy. Knowing that there is a pulsating force that can be awoken through our bodies she shares with us how to feel every moment through our divine feminine selves, and how we can turn every moment into its full aliveness.  For more info, click here

Lisa Luma – Temple Dancer, Yogini and Producer of Moving into Grace

Lisa offers dance as a soulful prayer in motion to a variety of spiritual music, from classic kirtan chants to contemporary songs.She is the founder of TerraLuma Sacred Arts, which offers movement as a form of sacred energy work in the tradition of temple dance, TerraLuma movement opens soul connection, serving as a portal to spiritual experience for both performer and audience.

This dance is strongly influenced by the spontaneous ecstatic movements of 5 Rhythms and The Tantric Dance of Feminine Power ®. In addition, Lisa’s movement is influenced by a variety of central dance styles. Her decades of dance have included: training at the Joffrey Ballet School, as well as experience in jazz, modern, improv and partnered social styles like salsa. Lisa’s spiritual connection has been amplified through over ten years of training and practice as a Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Theta Practitioner and Healing Minister.

Lisa’s creative expression has been called “mesmerizing,” “inspiring,” and “subtle yet powerful.” She has shared TerraLuma movement in a variety of contexts, from social events to spiritual ritual. At the 2013 inaugural Goddess Spirit Rising conference in Malibu, she danced solo and directed a group for the main concert’s opening dance performance.

Find out more about Lisa and her offerings at www.TerraLumaSacredArts.com

Lori Hops – Temple Dancer

Temple dancer and spiritual chair for Moving into Grace, licensed psychologist, Reiki master.

DJ – Heather Ehlers.

For more info about Heather, please click here

Moving Into Grace flier designed by JosieKeys©2013

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RECLAIM YOUR FEMININE POWER IN 5 WEEKS! Completes next Friday December 6th

Newsletter for workshop series!! here
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RECLAIM YOUR FEMININE POWER IN 5 WEEKS!  Begins next Friday November 1st
Are you feeling this intense Eclipse time?  You are not alone.
We are in between a Lunar Eclipse (Oct 18) and a Solar Eclipse (Nov 3) right now. Throughout history, eclipses have been considered to be very powerful phenomena. See blog for more info and a special Eclipse astrological chart reading price!
During this potent time of the year, the nights gets longer and we start to turn inside and seek our inner light.  What better way to do this than with your sisters in a beautiful wash of feminine shakti!
Are you ready to own the ravishing, intoxicating, sacred beauty that you actually are…and live your life with pleasure as your guiding force?
This Series of 5 workshops combine to unlock the mystery & awaken the divine feminine within you through sacred healing dance.
1) November 1st – SEXUALITY:  Learn to Embody the Divine Feminine through Tantric Belly dancing.
2) November 8th – POWER:  Feel a new sense of POWER, not power ‘over’ but the power of standing in your deepest truth.
3) November 15th – LOVE:  Discover a new way to engage your feminine sensitivity to navigate in the world.
4) November 22nd – BEAUTY:  Feel your beauty!  Enjoy the allure of the goddess, the siren or mermaid. The Masculine really is drawn to a woman’s energy field, and when it is shining, all he wants to do is sit in that field.
5) December 6th – Mystical Connection to the Goddess:  Experience the Archetypal energies you have worked on creating over the month in a beautiful temple space we create together.  You will be initiated to your PRIESTESS!
**I invite you to wear all white… or all black, as part of our PRIESTESS ritual.**
INVESTMENT:  $125 for all 5 workshops, or $30 per separate workshop.  You are welcome to come to any single workshop.  Although an immersion is recommended, you do not have to attend the whole series to enjoy and benefit from one or more workshops.
WHERE:   The Love Dome, 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, California 90291  (Opposite Wholefoods Venice i block north of Rose ave on the East side of the street)
WHEN:     7.30PM – 10PM
PARKING:  Street Parking.  Lincoln Blvd. or side streets
WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM THE EXPERIENCE:
Heal old wounds, overcome fear, embrace sensuality and sexuality.
Bask in the radiance of your beauty in an emotionally safe space.
Feel sexy and ALIVE in your body.
Feel an incredible sweetness you did not know you had.
Be deeply empowered and yet fully compassionate.
Break through any stagnation you might be feeling.
Create a profound and joyful shift in your way of seeing …
BENEFITS of this practice:
Learn to receive: graciously accept compliments, have more attractive energy.
Notice how men (or predominantly masculine identified people) rush to assist and admire you wherever you go, and women feel emotionally safe with you. 
Let your heart and spirit sing together when your sexuality is ignited … allowing the flow of shakti in your body and energy field to radiate.
These ancient but simple techniques of movement in community beckon to us from our distant past – from our feminine lineage of sacred temple dancing. In pre -christian times, humans accessed higher vibrations and created a portal to the dimensions of spirit by women dancing and sounding in a group in a sacred place. This raised their vibrations in unison. The men honored and assisted this process. Our bodies remember this! and we just need to be reminded, by bypassing the mind and diving into the movements with a new found awareness.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF…You want to Reclaim your Feminine Power!   Are you, or your friends curious about what Tantric Bellydance is?   How do you get that GLOW that some magical women around you have?  Come and find out on Friday!

XOXO Josie

See the facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/735892483106752/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=calendar#

INTERESTED BUT WANT TO KNOW MORE BEFORE YOU SAY YES?
 The full description is on my website: http://tantricalchemy.com/index/tantric-dance

If you have a specific question or want to know more, feel free to send me an email at Josie@TantricAlchemy.com and we’ll set up a time to chat on the phone.

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Happy dancers from our September/October series!

~ Womb Temple

With delight she’s discovering a new ‘home’ in her body ~ her Womb Temple.

She’s reclaiming her sanctuary that was in ruins for so long. She is cleaning and clearing her sullied sacred space, breathing into it, meditating & chanting here.
She’s discovering the dance of the womb.
She’s tapping into amazing levels of creativity & joy.
She’s finding here a teacher & guide that is far superior to the one she’s known. Living from here feels most familiar ~ it feels like home.
She is loving the richness of this mystical, magical, juicy haven.
She’s deepening her trust in this font.

The more regularly she visits her shrine, the more saturated she is with her own brand of wisdom. There’s something magnetic about her today.

She is Holy ground.
Sukhvinder Sircar

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Photo: from Esercizi sessuali taoisti

RECLAIM YOUR FEMININE POWER IN 5 WEEKS! Completes this Friday October 18th on the Full Moon Eclipse!

Newsletter for New workshop series!! here
newsletterImageRECLAIM YOUR FEMININE POWER IN 5 WEEKS!  Begins Friday Sept. 20th on the FALL EQUINOX

Are you ready to own the ravishing, intoxicating, sacred beauty that you actually are…and live your life with pleasure as your guiding force?

This Series of 5 workshops combine to unlock the mystery & awaken the divine feminine within you through sacred healing dance.

*You are welcome to come to a separate workshops.  Although an immersion is recommended, you do not have to attend the whole series to enjoy and benefit from one or more.

1) September 20th – SEXUALITY:  Learn to Embody the Divine Feminine through Tantric Belly dancing.
2) September 27th – POWER:  Feel a new sense of POWER, not power ‘over’ but the power of standing in your deepest truth.
3) October 4th – LOVE:  Discover a new way to engage your feminine sensitivity to navigate in the world.
4) October 11th – BEAUTY:  Feel your beauty!  Enjoy the allure of the goddess, the siren or mermaid. The Masculine really is drawn to a woman’s energy field, and when it is shining, all he wants to do is sit in that field.
5) October 18th – Mystical Connection to the Goddess:  Experience the Full Moon energies on October 18th in a beautiful temple space in a private home with your new sisters for a luscious celebration.  Goddess refreshments will be served!  Chai and snacks.

INVESTMENT:  $125 for all 5 workshops, or $30 per separate workshop.  You are welcome to come to a single workshop.  Although an immersion is recommended, you do not have to attend the whole series to enjoy and benefit from one workshop.
WHERE:   Week 5  is at a private home.  Please email for address.
WHEN:     7.30PM – 10.30PM    ** optional makeup fun 7 -7.30pm  fairy face painting !**
PARKING:  Street Parking.

WHAT YOU’LL GET FROM THE EXPERIENCE:
Heal old wounds, overcome fear, embrace sensuality and sexuality.
Bask in the radiance of your beauty in an emotionally safe space.
Feel sexy and ALIVE in your body.
Feel an incredible sweetness you did not know you had.
Be deeply empowered and yet fully compassionate.
Break through any stagnation you might be feeling.
Create a profound and joyful shift in your way of seeing …

THIS IS FOR YOU IF…You want to Reclaim your Feminine Power!  Are you (or would your friends be) curious about what Tantric Bellydance is?   How do you get that GLOW that some magical women around you have?  Come and find out this Friday!

XOXO Josie

See the facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/220794231417008/

INTERESTED BUT WANT TO KNOW MORE BEFORE YOU SAY YES?
 The full description is here

If you have a specific question or want to know more, feel free to send me an email at Josie@TantricAlchemy.com and we’ll set up a time to chat on the phone.

newsletter link is here

Lightning in a Bottle 2013 report: ♥

LIB was… too too HOT. seriously. dancing daytime was kinda impossible and everyone kept falling asleep in the talks.  Yet it was AMAZING.  I drew an energy portrait in a workshop with Alex and Alyson Grey!  And listened to an amazing Trance channel Bashar as he enchanted, entertained and RAISED the vibration of at least the 500 people sitting there.

Meditating at the nature shrine on the beach was beautiful. It was a poetic offering to nature and spirit.

I managed to dance off the hook and have a peak experience TWICE in 48hrs, which is a record. The days were hotter than hot and I could barely move, so the nights were on. We rocked out.

The FIRST peak was Saturday night… randomly came across Rusko from the UK.  He played the most high energy fun set I think I have every heard.  Drum and bass mostly with him singing and talking over the mike too.  He leapt around the stage waving his arms in the air the whole 2 hr set. Only bringing them down to twiddle his DJ dials.  Soooooo good.

Collective effervescence.

The SECOND and even better peak was Phutureprimitive on Sunday night. He was AMAZING. The crowd were high as high and he was full of love, and it was soooo wild and exciting. I did not expect such a high energy set from him, but MAN did he rock it. I danced my butt off even more and actually had a kundalini rising experience on the dance floor!!  I channeled all my belly dance high vibe, nature love whatever the hell fairy realm sexed up energy, right down through my crown chakra and my body into the earth, and then back out my head, hands and heart. When that happened I went somewhere amazing, becoming totally ecstatic, and the other realms I connected with were pouring out wild love and energy through my body and energy field. Random hugs, synchronistic meetings with my camp-mates and the whole dance floor was me and I was them and we just flew.

nuff said? awesome experience.  Magic…

UPDATE:  live video from the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9dM3mGuyA0&feature=youtu.be

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