Online Sacred Circle Dancing with June
March / April
Spring Equinox/Easter. Two parts
At the spring and autumn Equinox the whole earth experiences the same length day and night, our light and dark are the same everywhere, we share a point of balance. I have chosen 'Integration' as our focus, bringing strands of life together in harmony, balancing opposites, finding the meeting place in the heart. The old name for the Spring Equinox is 'Eostre', who was the Saxon goddess of the dawn celebrated at the beginning of spring. Her name is clearly the origin of 'Easter' and both names hold the same theme of rebirth, of bringing life out of death. Never has Eostre been more important than she is this year, never has the energy of these dances of upliftment, gentleness, beauty, joy, strength and commitment been more needed.
Celebrating in joy as Mother Earth births new spring life. (In the Northern Hemisphere, in the Southern of course the harvest is being gathered and celebrated.)
The 12 dances from the Equinox weekend now have 6 more with the specific Easter theme of life coming out of death. We are continually transiting from death to rebirth, they are two faces to the same event, and in these dances we move in a ritual way through the transition from the old reality to a new potential.
There will be a Zoom option on the evening (European time) of Sunday 21st March after we have danced. This is an opportunity to share experiences of the dancing and the theme and to connect individually. A link will be sent to you at the start of the workshop.
If you already have danced Integration you will automatically receive these extra dances on Good Friday. If you haven't danced Integration, and wish to dance the whole Easter experience, you can register for this, the full package of 18 dances, by
April / May
Last October I ran a virtual workshop in place of an 'actual' week that was scheduled to be in 'Magdalene country' in France. Called 'The Sacred Marriage' it was a big topic and produced more strands to be explored later! This is that 'later'!
'The Beltane Marriage'
Beautiful Beltane brings the beginning of summer in Northern hemisphere and winter in the Southern. It is a Fire festival, this is the fire of passion and creation, whereas the fires at Samhain, the start of winter 6 months later, are for clearing and cleansing.
In March and April we danced the Spring Equinox with its energy of Balance and with Easter and Rebirth, and now we come to Beltane, the time of blossoming beauty and buzzing bees, with its theme of Union and fertility as male and female, May Queen and Green Man, Earth and Sun come together.
The keynote for this festival and for this dancing is Joy and Celebration. The word 'April' comes from the Latin 'Aperio' meaning to open and with the body free of tension and restrictive energy we are fully open to dance -
- Beauty within and without
- Peace of the lower body centres merging with the upper body centres in the heart
- Joy of Earth mother and Sky father uniting in our bodies
- and ultimately Pure Love in the Sacred Marriage of the self with the Self.
from the Beltane chapter of The S.E.E.D. Book. available from Lulu.com
There will be a Zoom option on the evening (European time) of Sunday 2nd May after we have danced. This is an opportunity to share experiences of the dancing and the theme and to connect individually. A link will be sent to you at the start of the workshop.
These online Sacred Circle Dance events are NOT using Zoom, the dancing is accessed through a link to my web-page that you will be sent after booking/before the date of the event.
This way of dancing is proving to be immensely popular and successful. One reason is you can choose when you dance, and for how long during the weekend, with the added advantage that if you can't make it on the date, the files are kept available indefinely so you can still be a part of the circle for that time.
Dancers have discovered that they feel close and connected - a part of the circle even through the screen. They can feel the powerful healing energy of the dances and of the circle come through despite being geographically separate. Some dancers have had transforming experiences and all have felt inspired, uplifted and renewed by this way of being together which connects us beyond personality and physical restrictions.
When you book you will get a link to my web page where you will find the files of the dances. There will be a video of:
The cost for these events is a sliding scale, you select according to value and your purse. You can pay in Euros, GB Pound Sterling, Australian dollars or US dollars. When booking tell us which of these is your currency, or if it is another. We will then give you details for making the payment - if in Euros it is 33 – 66 or whatever your currency equivalent is.
I am setting this considerably lower than for a ‘live’ weekend, although the same amount of ‘work’ goes in to the preparation, in fact a good deal more, but my aim is to make it feasible for you to dance all of these ‘virtual’ weekends until such time as we dance together again in the same place.
This is in place of a week-long Sacred Circle Dance Pilgrimage which was to have been in France near Rennes-le-Chateau, the village made notorious through Dan Brown’s book ‘The Da Vinci Code’. This is an area of powerful earth energies and a mysterious and sacred history, where you feel you are dancing in the footsteps of the Cathars, the Templars, Mary Magdalene.
The dances are for the feminine and the masculine and for the two united. Many of them are from the tradition of the Troubadours, the travelling minstrels who held the knowledge of the divine feminine encoded in their songs and dances as secret messages that could be safely carried and spread under the noses of the Inquisitors of the Catholic Church. This clearly no longer needs to be secret, the Feminine energy continues to rise purposely and unstoppably on the earth and it is the Masculine that is now called upon to adapt and find its own heart-based power.
We will tune in to the energy field of this powerful area that holds the highest imprint of the Sacred Marriage of the Feminine and the Masculine, as manifest in The Magdalene and Jeshua, and the aim of the weekend is to ground a new balance of the 'masculine' and the 'feminine' through the heart.
'We are the Dreamers, We are the Dream'
Dancing from the old year into the new, from the old world into the new. Following the heart's guidance, the path will unfold as we go, one step of discovery at a time. As guides and companions of the way the dances travelling with us will provide us with invaluable gifts - qualities, energies, to assist and empower us on a glorious journey we will be discovering together.
In the energy of Imbolc, this is the time of melting ice, breaking waters, swelling seeds and the return of flow. A perfect time for separation to flow into togetherness.
As we are also moving into the age of Aquarius, the Water Carrier, the lens widens and brings a focus on community rather than primarily on the individual. Here's a powerful thought to contemplate - 'There is only togetherness'.
We know there is no separation, we are truly a part of one unified force, we know we are Joy in our essence and when we come together, pooling and directing our energies, moving as one, in love with life, there's nothing we can't achieve. A world of peace, plenty, happiness and health is a given!
So in celebration of life, we dance with our whole Self; with the earth and the force of nature; in communion with each other; and lastly we dance with and within the silence of the Universe.