Ecstatic Dance in the Grass: Silent Disco for Rooted Farm Collective
Time & Location
About the Event
Rooted Farm Collective (@rootedfarmcollective) is a coalition of independent farms, working together to create a network of market gardens in urban spaces - for the people who live in those urban spaces. It is a group that will use it’s collective power and knowledge to grow as much food as they can and keep it in those spaces that historically have been kept from access. They share tools, machinery, infrastructure, cost and risk to scale up and grow their farms. On June 14, they received notice that all commercial garden leases in Central Place and Garden Valley will be terminated in 2022. This cancellation of leases would essentially shut down Sweet Tooth Farm and Radiate DSM Urban Farm, two female-owned and operated small businesses growing food and feeding the community. In order to keep feeding the community, they need our help. So - let’s spend an evening in community and connection through ecstatic dance!
Ecstatic dance and free movement are perfect ways to release stuck energy. It is a practice to explore moving your body freely, in space free of judgement or expectation. You’ll be invited to move your body however you’re feeling called, barefoot in the grass! Silent disco headphones block out any external distractions and create a deeply intimate audio experience, where YOU get to control the volume!
When you practice ecstatic dance, you might:
- Experience an rush of positive energy
- Feel alive and full of vitality
- Release tension + stress
- Smile hard and often
- Induce inner peace and relaxation
Session will open with an introduction + sharing circle. We will connect our heart fields and create a sacred space for healing through movement. Ecstatic dance is an opportunity for you to connect with other like-minded individuals who want to have fun in a substance-free way. If you are finding yourself becoming more spiritual, you'll need a community of souls who are going through similar experiences - and you will find them HERE.
You are invited to:
- Wear loose fitting clothes you can easily move and sweat in
- Bring water and a blanket to sit on if you choose!
- Take off your shoes to dance and really connect with the earth!
20% of proceeds will be given directly to Rooted Farm Collective - and all 3 souls will be present at the event - available for connection and donations.
Haley (@haley.niichel, www.breath-of-rebellion.com) is a 500hr meditation and yoga teacher who is passionate about teaching breathwork, meditation, kriya and ecstatic dance!
**Event centrally located at a park in Des Moines - details will be sent upon registration.
**Event is all-ages, every attendee must have a ticket in order to use headphones/have access to music
**Alcohol + substance free.
**Ticket is non-refundable but can be transferred by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
**In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. Decision will be made by 5pm day-of.