What is Ecstatic Dance ?


In the year 2000, Bodhitara (inspired by Vin Marti’s Soul Motion) was dancing religiously on Sunday Mornings, making fresh mix tapes each and every week…  As music technology advanced, and new sounds continued to evolve, it was Max Fathom, who brought dance to the next level at Kalani on the Big Island of Hawaii.  He was already familiar with Gabrielle Roth’s wonderfully complete 5 Rhythms.


At Ecstatic Dance, we join together to create a safe and sacred space for dancing. No talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and souls. We leave behind the words and worries of the day and connect with spirit and one another in new ways, it has been created as a safe container, whether we’re dancing alone or with others.

ED Principles

@ There is no right or wrong way to move

@ We’re dancing to feel good, not to look good

@ Non-judgement, we’re all on our own personal journeys, sharing the space

@ We enter the dancefloor without shoes

@ We leave our phones and cameras at the entrance to greet the present moment

@ We agree not to talk on the dance floor to discover other ways to communicate

@ We dance without the use of alcohol or intoxicants to experience ourselves without masks

@ We come clean and without wearing perfume to respect the space we share with everyone

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