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Ecstatic Dance is a Salt Lake City community that comes together twice per week for Yoga, Movement, Dancing, Live Music, Meditation and Dinner or Brunch depending on the day. We believe that "You are welcome and that you are not alone." Although the entire event takes place at the Hare Krishna Temple in Salt Lake City, we are of no religious affiliation. We sometimes use local artist, and at other times, we fly in musicians from around the world to lead our dance journeys. The purpose of the DJ, the music, the yoga, the sobriety aspect, is to create an (Ecstatic State) through movement and music. By ecstatic state, we are referring to a freedom that is beyond the bounds of your everyday life. On the way to experiencing this deep state of connection with the world around you, that is represented by the micro culture of the dance floor, you will likely run into "blocks" or "discomfort" and the feeling of the connection and love that we would call an ecstatic state, is actually your birthright, which is being temporarily blocked by your egoic conditioning. All ages are encouraged to participate and there is absolutely no experience or fitness level required. Often, trained dancers run into more difficulty letting go than do those who do not consider themselves dancers. We have a mediation space set up so that if you tire of dancing, you may meditate, pull cards, read or journal. We also have social places in the front as well as in the garden. We also have free childcare if the children don't want to participate. Ecstatic Dance is also home to a large permaculture urban forest with fruit trees, vegetables and a bee hive. Approximately 120-230 people of all ages attend each dance. Some arrive for the whole experience and others arrive later or leave earlier. You can arrive for as much or as little as you wish. There are a few guidelines of the space that are sincerely and vigilantly upheld: 1. No talking on the dance floor. (You can talk in the front lobby, garden or anywhere other than the dance floor and mediation space.) 2. No electronics used anywhere on the dance floor or mediation space. This includes cell phones and all electronics. (Our goal is to stay embodied and to connect with other humans.) 3. Consent. You must have an obvious and visual yes in order to dance with another person. They are able to end the dance at anytime for any reason. Most dance by themselves. 4. No strong scents or perfumes or body odor. Come showered and clean and don't mask scents with colognes. 5. Absolutely no drugs or alcohol or smoking. 6. Absolutely no photography or videos. (This is a very vulnerable experience and most would not want that shared with strangers. Ecstatic Dance Video: https://www.facebook.com/danceslc/videos/2047603015514620/ 965 E 3370 S SLC, UT 84106 Wednesdays 6pm-10pm 6pm: Yoga & Movement Classes 7-9:30pm: Ecstatic Dance 9:30pm: Live Music 10pm: Vegan Dinner Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/danceslc Cost: $15 Adults

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Krishna Temple Salt Lake City

965 East 3370 South

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

12:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Krishna Temple Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City, UT
965 East 3370 South

Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, Live Music, Meditation, Vegan Dinner, All Ages
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Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, Live Music, Meditation, Vegan Dinner, All Ages

Thursday, June 13, 2019

12:00 AM - 4:00 AM