A Sunday Ritual at Awake

Ecstatic Dance Costa Rica

With Travel Agency Travelin the Now, we believe in creating unforgettable, personalized retreats that promote inner balance and well-being. Beside personilized travel we also  organize a 12-day group trip in Costa Rica, We can make a mix of the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and personal growth, designed to help you live fully in the moment. From yoga and meditation sessions, ayahuasca ceremonies, and other mindfulness activities.

One of the highlights of this trip is the Ecstatic Dance session at Awake. Ecstatic Dance is a free-form dance experience that invites you to move your body as it wants, without restrictions or judgments. It's a unique way to connect deeply with yourself and the group while following the energy and rhythms of the music.

During this session, you can: Move Freely, Feel Connected and Be Present: Release your thoughts and enjoy the here and now. Ecstatic Dance helps you to be fully present and surrender to the moment.

What is Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic dance is a liberating and expressive form of movement that transcends structured dance styles. It's a spontaneous and individualized experience where participants let the music guide their bodies, surrendering to the rhythm, expressing authentic emotions, and connecting with the joy of movement. The dance floor becomes a sacred space where people tap into their inner rhythms, let go of inhibitions, and experience a profound connection between body, mind, and spirit.


The Ecstatic Dance "Rules"

Music as the Guide: Dance freely and experience the freedom within!
No Verbal Communication: Connect with others through nonverbal communication on the dance floor. If you prefer dancing solo, that's absolutely fine too.
No Alcohol or Drugs: With Ecstatic Dance, you don't need anything else. Experience natural happiness and a natural high.


Funny Fact about Ecstatic Dance

The term "Ecstatic Dance" originates from the fusion of "ecstasy." Beyond its association with drugs, the word comes from the Greek "ekstasis," signifying standing or being outside oneself. Through ecstatic dance, there's no need for ecstasy drugs; you naturally reach a heightened state of euphoria.

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Is Practice Required for Ecstatic Dance?

No! There's no need to practice for ecstatic dance, and there's no need to be afraid. Move the way you feel; ecstatic dance is about free, uninhibited movement to music. It's a safe and welcoming environment, a form of self-expression that requires no specific steps or techniques. Everyone is doing their own thing, and if you prefer not to dance, you can even choose to sit and meditate. It’s a place for freedom!


Benefits of Ecstatic Dance for Spiritual Growth

Ecstatic dance enhances spiritual growth by promoting self-awareness, releasing energy blockages, and fostering a deeper connection with oneself and others. It offers a meditative experience, helping individuals tap into their inner wisdom and express their authentic selves. It's a moving meditation that allows individuals to quiet the mind, be present in the moment, and connect with their spiritual essence.

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Personal growth

Contributions to Mental Well-being

Ecstatic dance has various mental health benefits, including stress reduction, increased self-esteem, and improved mood. The combination of music and movement releases endorphins, promoting a positive mental state. It provides a cathartic release and can be therapeutic for those dealing with anxiety or depression.

Why is Costa Rica Known for Ecstatic Dance?

Costa Rica's lush rainforests and beautiful beaches create an enchanting setting for ecstatic dance. The local dance community has crafted a space where people can experience the joy of movement amidst the breathtaking backdrop of nature. It's a unique blend of traditional and modern dance, offering a transformative experience in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Ecstatic Dance Community in Costa Rica

The Ecstatic Dance community in Costa Rica is a vibrant tapestry woven with threads of joy, acceptance, and pure freedom. It feels like a close-knit family where everyone is embraced for who they are. Stepping onto the dance floor is stepping into a space of unity, where diversity is celebrated, and the energy of each dancer contributes to a collective, uplifting vibe.

Which music genres are popular in Costa Rican Ecstatic Dance sessions?

In the heart of Costa Rican Ecstatic Dance, the music beats to the rhythm of a global symphony. World music, electronic beats, and the soulful echoes of ambient sounds create a magical atmosphere. It's not just about the tunes; it's about the journey they take you on. The music becomes a companion, guiding you through different emotions and rhythms, connecting you to the universal language of dance.

What should I wear to an Ecstatic Dance event in Costa Rica?

Dressing for an Ecstatic Dance event in Costa Rica is like adorning yourself in the colors of freedom. Comfort is key, allowing your body to move effortlessly. People wear everything from flowing fabrics to vibrant hues, expressing their inner selves. It's a canvas for individuality. Layers might be handy – shedding them or adding as you dance through varied tempos. The most important attire is something that mirrors the dance within your heart.

Where are we going to Ecstatic Dance?

We are going to ecstatic dance with a local spiritual community: Awake, situated in the heart of Costa Rica, has become a hub for those seeking the euphoria of ecstatic dance. Every Sunday, Awake hosts a special dance session that goes beyond the typical club experience. Participants come together in this sacred space to surrender to the beats, connect with themselves, and form a community bonded by the love of movement and music. You will love it!


Why Choose Travelin the Now for This Ecstatic Dance Experience?

It’s the second day of our trip, and with ecstatic dance, I can assure you that you will come in the present moment!To connect with yourself, others in the group and the Pura Vida of Costa RicaStep out of your comfort zone
To feel the “Costa Rica” and “Travelin the Now” spirit!
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About Elise

About Tour Guide Elise

Hello, I'm Elise, your spirited tour guide at Travelin the Now. My mission? To ensure you not only feel safe, but have an absolute blast along the way! With an open-minded and warm-hearted character, I'm here to create an environment where every traveler feels like they're part of something special.

Adventure and fun are woven into every step of our journey. Whether we're exploring hidden gems or diving into thrilling activities, I guarantee you'll have experiences that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. After all, life is meant to be enjoyed, and I'm here to make sure you savor every moment.

But it's not just about adrenaline rushes and laughter. It's also about connecting deeply with the places we visit. I'm passionate about immersing ourselves in local culture, learning from the people we meet, and appreciating the beauty of our surroundings.

And of course, in the midst of all the excitement, there are moments of quiet reflection. These pauses allow us to truly absorb the depth of our experiences, turning them into cherished memories.

So, if you're ready for an adventure that's as much about fun as it is about self-discovery, join me at Travelin the Now. Let's create memories that will last a lifetime!"

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