Two of my passions start with the letter “D”
Dancing and Death
What an odd combo!
Ecstatic Dance Journeys
I love dancing through life in the literal sense. Dancing is a way of moving energies and emotions that got stuck in the body and it’s a fun way to keep the body fit. Dancing is also an art form through which we can convey our own language of the soul and express ourselves in ways which we can’t do through words. Dancing is always combined with music and music is medicine for the soul. Music has the power to shift us from one state into another state of being.
Dancing can offer a profound healing experience for people who feel disconnected. It’s a space where self judgement, shame and illusion of separation have an opportunity to dissolve, making room for wholeness, empowerment and community. I am not talking about dancing to a choreography here! The type of dancing I am talking about is “free flow dancing to the song of your own soul” also called “Ecstatic Dancing”
My passion is to “craft” and “mix” carefully selected playlists to take you on an “Ecstatic Dance Journey” consisting of 6 waves:
Throughout the dance journey we create, evoke and release a lot of energies and set intentions. Dancing has a way of getting you out of the body and deeper into yourself. Free flow dancing allows you to follow the impulses of your own body and let the body lead you, rather than you controlling the body. The “ecstatic” part of ecstatic dancing is about expressing feelings of anger, sadness, grief and joy through dance, allowing you to explore deeper layers of yourself.
I carefully select music that “moves me inside” and music that I can “feel” throughout my body & cells, so that my dancing clients can have a similar transformative experience throughout their dance journey. Having just finished my training as Ecstatic Dance DJ & Facilitator, my passion is also to blend & mix songs together, create awesome loops, play with filters, sound & voice effects to create unique dance experiences for my clients. Each week, I chose a different theme to dance to and my clients can also suggest themes depending on what they like to integrate into the dance.
Rediscover yourself through sound, dance and music.
Did you know that sound effects us on a cellular level? Like a steady drum beat can put you in a trance. Music has the ability to heal ourselves.
I often like to finish the dance journeys with a cacao ceremony and time for sharing. Sometimes I also like to read a passage from a book or draw/paint something spontaneous with my clients together. I also enjoy collaborations with musicians, painters, consciousness shakers & movers, tarot readers, sound healers to introduce different elements to my dance journeys to spice it up a little.
Learn more about Ecstatic Dancing here:
What is Ecstatic Dancing?
The 6 Waves of Ecstatic Dancing
Guidelines for Ecstatic Dancing to create a safe container
Book your 1:1 Ecstatic Dance session here
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Book Monthly Group Ecstatic Dances to dance together online with other people
Buy a Package of 7 Sensual Dance Journeys to dance from home
Stay tuned for pop up events that I may chose to co create with other people.
Conscious Death Design
Now, let’s talk about my second passion, the taboo topic “death”.
I often thought about the “how” I can inspire people to open up to explore the topic of death and how to make it more “conversational”, “fun” and “explorative”. So I invented a card game called “Conscious Death Design Card Game” for couples, friends and families to explore this topic in a fun way by exploring questions & answers together around the most relevant questions when it comes to understanding & preparing for the death journey. Throughout the game consisting of +100 cards, people can make a note of each others preferences, allowing all participants to have more awareness around a sometimes unconscious part of life and learn interesting facts about each other’s last moments of their life.
Note: The card game is currently in the translation phase and will be released in German & English language as a digital game version first (PDF), before the card game will be available to purchase as physical copy in the store.
Along with the card game, I have created Zoom events where a group of people can come together to explore the topic death by playing the card game together. Sometimes playing the game with family & friends feels too intimate or strange depending on how open or closed your family & friends are to explore the topic together. So why not play and explore the game with a bunch of strangers. Just like people meet up regularly to play a game of poker or play cards, I offer these card game gatherings once a month, allowing people to explore the topic death in a safe environment, free from judgment.
I also like to combine my passions of dancing and death together. As you know different people process grief differently. Dancing is one way of allowing you to transmute grief and sadness. Move your own energies and connect with your lost ones throughout the dance. By dancing you can celebrate their life and honour them for having been part of your journey as well as helping you grief your own loss and release stuck energies.
I am also a death transition guide and death educator that loves to help people remove the fear and heaviness of dying, making death a celebration & a conversation instead. I like to bring more lightness, fun and exploration to the often grim topic of death that nobody wants to talk about and provide people with wisdom and tools so they are equipped to handle their own death journey or those of loved ones in a more conscious way. I’d like for you to become an active participant in the process, rather than regret having felt paralysed. I offer my services as a death transition guide to help people transition to the other side and support them pre, during and post death. Finally I also offer ask me anything about death sessions to help people make more educated choices about death.
I also wrote a digital book about conscious death design, where I touch upon what happens pre, during and post death from a human & spiritual point of view, how to prepare and personalise your own death journey to make it more unique to your own lifestyle and beliefs.