DANCE INTO JOY: A New Year’s Celebration

DANCE INTO JOY: A New Year's Celebration

Dance into the new year among a sacred community of celebrants, following the lead of your body and breath. Dance is one of our most ancient, transformative rituals. From the whirling dervish to the Shakers, from the waltz to the rave, people have danced for joy, cleansing, and clarity. As the old year draws to a close, come sweat, let go of the past, and make space for a new beginning.

No dance or yoga experience is required, just a willingness to

  • Explore ecstatic movement and deep stillness
  • Get into your body fully
  • Cleanse from your core through your pores
  • Free and refresh the mind
  • Rely on your body’s wisdom to inform your new direction

Through an alchemical combination of movement, relaxation, meditation, reflection and journaling, you gain clarity about the past year’s journey and how to intuit your way forward. On New Year’s Eve, our afternoon session culminates in a ritual celebration anchoring your new intentions, and on New Year’s Day, a community blessing affirms your re-energized relationship with yourself, your work, and your dharma.

Note: Please bring comfortable clothing (layers are recommended), a journal, and two small objects from nature—one to represent what you are letting go of, and one to represent what you are calling in for the New Year.

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DANCE INTO JOY: A New Year's Celebration

Jovinna Chan and Jurian Hughes

Dec 29, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024
Location: Kripalu Center