Shiva Rea visits Washington regularly, but the renowned instructor has never led one of her signature trance dance sessions here before. The Trance Dance is part of the Summer Solstice Regeneration Weekend Shiva will offer June 23-24. Sign up today!
Over the “Summer Solstice Regeneration Weekend” she’ll offer a series of workshops and a two-hour session explaining the history of ecstatic movement and giving participants a chance to feel the release that comes from this very different kind of yoga. More info
“It’s all music-driven. There is no trance dance without music,” says Jessica Lazar, a local senior prana flow teacher. The experience begins with Rea cueing collective movements, such as lifting arms, crawling and jumping. “There’s something about doing the same thing that takes away pressure to bust out the best steps,” Lazar says.
When students get comfortable in the rhythm of the dance, there are short spurts of free movement, giving them the chance to connect with their creative sides. June 23 at 7:30 p.m.; $50; All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW, Flowyogacenter.com