Harmonia Festival Presents ❤ Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony with Mridu & Poliana + Contact Class
🥰 Ecstatic Radiance & RHEA Temple: Ritual Healing Arts Presents, The Power of Cacao Plant drank in a ceremony with Ecstatic Dance.
There will be a Contact Improvisation Class before the Ecstatic Dance with Marina Tsapekou.
➡️ SUNDAY, March 26, 2023
🔺 18:00 – 19:00 Contact Improvisation Class
🔺 19:00 – 19:30 Doors open for Ecstatic Dance & warm-up
🔺 19:30 Opening Circle Cacao Ceremony with Poliana
🔺 20:15 – 22:15 Ecstatic Dance with Mridu
🔺 22:20 Closing Circle
💡 Price 15€ for Ecstatic Dance & Price for Ecstatic Dance & Contact Improvisation 20€
Contact and participation at email@example.com
❗️(If someone has a financial problem, send us a message firstname.lastname@example.org everyone has the right to dance)
🐰 The Event is family-friendly (kids 11 and younger dance for free!) Always accompanied and supervised by parents.
🔥 About Ecstatic Dance
Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering that encourages freedom and expression through dance. Join us and experience a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, alcohol consumption or the general nightclub vibe. This is about self-expression, freeing your body and mind, and connecting with yourself and those around you.
Ecstatic Dance empowers people from all walks of life to freely express themselves, regardless of shape, size or background. The liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance, while the fearlessness with which people move gives newcomers the courage to dance without inhibition.
🔥 About Cacao Ceremony
The cacao ceremony is one of the oldest holistic healing practices used by indigenous cultures of the Americas, most famously the Mayan culture. The purpose of this practice is to connect participants through the heart and rebalance the energies in the body to restore health on multiple levels.
Drinking cocoa does not cause hallucinations or some psychedelic “out of body” experience. Cocoa is an ancient superfood, with a high concentration of vitamins, magnesium and is a powerful antioxidant. It increases blood flow (oxygen and nutrients) to the brain, as well as causing the release of endorphins that improve our mood. It strengthens the immune system and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.
Εnergetically creates a meditative state and gently touches the heart, guiding us on an inner journey deep into the emotional center of our body.
Through this beautiful connection, we will enter the musical and dancing journey!
💥 About Contact Improvisation
Contact is more of a movement experience involving the body and mind in interaction with other people than a dance technique or form. It began to be developed in the early 1970s by charismatic dancers, scholars, and one might say, scientists and philosophers, of movement and life, such as Steve Paxton, Nita Little, Daniel Lepkoff, Nancy
🔥 About Mridu
Mridu is the founder of Ecstatic Radiance.
He is a facilitator, therapist & DJ working with people in different modalities. His vision is holistic humanity where we humans can live & care for oneself and the other. In his Ecstatic Dances, he shares his soul’s heart, and he also gets wild and dark to explore all different sides of human consciousness.
Ecstatic Radiance – represents a Community healing Movement, inviting friends to co-create and share the gift of healing & growth with different modalities and ways.
FB & Instagam: @mridu.mix
listen to Mridu’s sets: https://soundcloud.com/ecstaticdance-radiance
🔥 About Poliana
Through the interest, love and inspiration she drew from the world’s ancient traditions of the Great Mother, her work has been focused for the last 14 years, on Ritual Healing Arts, a combination of holistic healing, ritual and expressive healing arts.
As a world traveler and mainly living in Mexico for 7 years, she has studied and practiced modern and ancient methods with great teachers and shamans, such as energy healing, hypnosis, meditation, shamanic journeys, healing through music/song/dance and Psychedelic Medicine experience Integration. She created the RHEA Temple – Ritual Healing Arts, for her personal work – a harmonious combination of all of the above but also as a community that supports various other healers and artists to share their work.
An important part of her work is spiritual, environmental and humanitarian activism, with a vision of an awakened humanity and healthy society. A key part of this is supporting indigenous tribes and passing on the wisdom of ancient traditions, for a more harmonious life in connection with our true authentic selves, Nature and among all living things.
🔥 About Marina Tsapekou
Marina Tsapekou is an honors graduate of the professional school Aktina as well as the Department of Philology of the University of Athens (EKPA). The main interest of her practice lately is improvisation and contact improvisation.
She has collaborated with Agni Papadeli-Rossetou, Tzeni Argyriou, Teti Nikolopoulou, Romeo Castelucci, Marina Mascarell, Thanos Papakonstantinou, Penelope Flouri, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Amalia Kosmas, Persa Stamatopoulou, Erifuli Dafermou, Androniki Marathaki, Niko Kalyva and others. He has participated as an artist in residency at the festival in Ai Stratis, through Tandem Europa.
He took part in international festivals (Arlequi, Danseu, ConnectLab) and in numerous seminars in Greece and abroad. He teaches contemporary, improvisation and contact improvisation. He is a member of the collective M54 _ Underscore and the music and dance group Dirty Granny Tales.
✅ Bring with you:
@ Bottle of Water
@ Second T-shirt
@ Loose clothes for dance
See you on the Dance-floor
💥 Ecstatic Radiance – Community Healing Movement
🎶 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ecstaticdance-radiance
💥 Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony with Mridu and Poliana
Η Πολυάνα Δημητροπούλου γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα. Ως απόφοιτη της σχολής Εσ.Αρχιτεκτονικής & Σχεδιασμού, αρχικά εργάστηκε ως εκπαιδεύτρια και δασκάλα εικαστικών σε ΙΕΚ της Αθήνας και προγράμματα του Καπποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου.
Η αγάπη της για τα ταξίδια και το ενδιαφέρον της για τις εναλλακτικές θεραπείες, την οδήγησαν στην Πορτογαλία, Ινδία, Μεξικό και ΗΠΑ όπου εκεί σπούδασε ποικίλα θεραπευτικά συστήματα, σύγχρονων αλλά και αρχαίων μεθόδων. Σε συνδυασμό με τις εκφραστικές τέχνες – τελετουργία, χορό, τραγούδι και κρουστά, δημιούργησε ένα δικό της ολιστικό θεραπευτικό πλαίσιο και τα τελευταία 13 χρόνια εφαρμόζει τα παραπάνω σε ατομικές συνεδρίες, ομαδικά σεμινάρια, retreats, φεστιβάλ, σχολεία και κλινικές.
Η διαμονή της για 7 χρόνια στο Μεξικό την συνέδεσε σε βάθος με τις ιθαγενείς φυλές και αρχαίες παραδόσεις, τις οποίες και στηρίζει μέσα από δράσεις πνευματικού, περιβαλλοντικού και ανθρωπιστικού ακτιβισμού. Είναι συνδημιουργός της ΑΜΚΕ ALBA – The Alchemy of Life και δημιουργός του RHEA Temple – Ritual Healing Arts, μέσα από τα οποία εξελίσσει το όραμά της για έναν πιο συνειδητό και αφυπνισμένο κόσμο.
Marina TsapekouProfessional Dancer
Marina Tsapekou is a graduate of the professional school Aktina as well as the Department of Philology of the University of Athens (EKPA). The main interest of her practice lately is improvisation and contact improvisation.
She has collaborated with Agni Papadeli-Rossetou, Tzeni Argyriou, Teti Nikolopoulou, Romeo Castelucci, Marina Mascarell, Thanos Papakonstantinou, Penelope Flouri, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Amalia Kosmas, Persa Stamatopoulou, Erifuli Dafermou, Androniki Marathaki, Niko Kalyva and others. She has participated as an artist in residency at the festival in Ai Stratis, through Tandem Europa.
Marina has taken part in international festivals (Arlequi, Danseu, ConnectLab) and in numerous seminars in Greece and abroad. He teaches contemporary, improvisation and contact improvisation. He is a member of the collective M54 _ Underscore and the music and dance group Dirty Granny Tales.
MriduFounder of Ecstatic Radiance
Mridu is the founder of Ecstatic Radiance – a Community Healing Movement. At Ecstatic Radiance, together with friends, he co-creates & shares the gift of healing and self-development. Meditation & awareness is the base of Ecstatic Radiance with an opening to all directions and healing modalities, always with deep respect and love towards any form of life.
He is a Mentor & Trainer of (FSTU) From Separation To Unity – Heart Consciousness Evolution. FSTU is a healing system that arose intuitively and aligns with the latest scientific research into Heart Consciousness.
He was born in Greece; In 2007, he visited the Osho Afroz Meditation Center, where he met a new way of life through Meditation & healing. He fell in love with the conscious way of living and working with people.
All his work effort comes down to a single line of using different modalities as a vehicle to open the body/mind and access deeper spaces of consciousness, joy, presence & healing: a vision & a way to transform the individual conditioned human into a holistic, conscious being.
He has trained in Osho Meditative Therapies ( Mystic Rose, No Mind, Born Again ), Biodynamic Breathwork BBTRS, Tantra, Osho Active Meditations, and Sound Healing, and he is a Reiki Master.