Sat, 21 Aug | West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

Dance Rhythms & Soundscape Journey

Join us on the ancient heritage land of West Stow in ceremony with dance and meditative soundscapes. Moving beyond the mind and into the liminal place of meditation and trance, Hannah and Jo offer a space to explore, connect, journey and release. See extended event details for more info.
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Dance Rhythms & Soundscape Journey

Time & Location

21 Aug, 17:30
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Icklingham Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6HG, UK

About the Event

Dance Rhythms & Soundscape Journey

We are thrilled to be able to offer one more dance event this summer in the arms of West Stow’s ancestral land.

Following incredible feedback to June’s dance and cacao ceremony we are delighted to be coming back in ceremony, this time offering live relaxation soundscapes before and after the dance journeys.

The event will be held by Hannah Alexander and Jo Gregor; two “sisters of the Stow” who have worked together for many years holding sacred space.

Once again, we are blessed to be in the stunning setting of West Stow Anglo Saxon Village; the venue has a marquee over the dance space this time so we shall be under cover for the main dance journey.  If it is good weather we shall consider holding the final soundscape outside under the full moon and / or lift the sides of the marquee.

Full event details below and booking can be found at

www.hannahalexander.earth

~ Dance to find home once again; home of the soul, home of the heart ~

~ The universe is built upon sounds and vibrations. We are all but a series of these seeking resonance and transcendence ~

During the evening we will work in ceremony with movement and sound.  The ceremony will open with a frame drum meditation; people are welcome to bring their own drums to participate or simply sit, lay or move around.

Following this Hannah will lead us into a dance journey including fun guided warm ups, a dyad process of speaking and listening in pairs (it’s not necessary to come with someone as we get paired up randomly for this) and then the main dance journey. (This is using amplified recorded music.)

We work in pairs, one person as witness and protector to the dancer keeping them safe as the dancers are encouraged to be blindfold throughout.

The blindfold enables us to reach the place of trance (moving meditation) with greater speed and depth.  Some people describe it as feeling like they are the only ones in the space.  It is not a necessity to wear one for those who are concerned about this but is encouraged to deepen the state of meditative journeying.

Each dance journey lasts approximately 40 minutes and then the partnership (dancer / witness) is swapped over.

The music is specifically and sensitively chosen to encourage a heightened sense of transcendence, often with a tribal edge and an earthy or ethereal vibe.

We honour and give thanks to all artists, traditions and nations from which the music originates.

After both dance journeys Jo will invite our bodies into deep rest and meditation through a soundscape co-created with a stunning array of live instruments including Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes, drums and more.

There is an option to stay overnight for this event which will also include full moon prayers - an auspicious time for illumination and manifestation - and a dawn meditation / moving soundscape.  We are offering this option as an opportunity to take a deeper journey into this medicine. Please see below for more info regarding this.

If this event calls to you and you would like to know more about any of the details please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Hannah or Jo.

These events have proved to be profound beyond words for so many. It is our deepest wish to continue to spread the healing ripples wider into the community; to offer people a safe space to explore movement, dance and the freedom of expression just the way their bodies really need.

Absolutely no dance ‘experience’ necessary.  The beating of a heart is the essence of a body that can dance.

General information:

Tickets:

Please book tickets at www.hannahalexander.earth

Advance booking for this event is essential due to limited numbers.

Two ticket bands:

£60 evening only - leaving the site by 10.30pm

£110 overnight stay - your standard evening ticket plus full moon prayer intentions, basic shared overnight shelter, organic vegan breakfast and a dawn moving meditation / sound bath. *Please see below for what to bring.

Refunds are not available for this event however if you cannot make it you are welcome to give your place to a friend.

In the event of having to cancel we will offer either a full refund or a ticket for the rescheduled event.

Times:

We wish to ask all who attends to be prompt for the start.  You are welcome to park anytime from 5pm and the entrance to the event will be open from 5.20pm.  If there are delays it can put strain on the event to run smoothly as timings are carefully planned.  We will do our best to stick to the finish time of approx 10pm for those staying for just the evening.

The whole event will finish at 9.30am Sunday morning for those staying overnight.  We will be required to clear the site by this time.

What to wear:

You are welcome to dance barefoot and be in true connection with the earth but please be aware that there may be uneven ground and some natural debris so if you wish to dance in soft shoes or socks please bring what you feel comfortable in.

Evenings can be chilly so bring blankets, warm clothes and extra layers to put on or take off depending on dance heat!

Overnight stays:

We are thrilled to be able to offer an option to stay overnight enabling us to extend the ceremony over a longer period and give more time to this journey.  

Overnight stays will be under a large communal covered area or, if the weather is kind, this can be under the stars!  Please note that this is not a 'glamping' option but one of a more earthly, raw experience akin to our ancestors less convenient way of living.

Please bring the following if you are staying overnight:

  • all bedding including something to lay on - bring plenty to keep you warm, especially underneath. We advise bringing a tarp / camping mat, futon or blow up bed, blankets, duvets, skins and / or sleeping bags and pillows.
  • any snacks and nibbles for the evening.
  • a mug, bowl and spoon for breakfast.

Venue:

The event will be private and in the enclosed grounds of the Anglo Saxon Village.  No access for the general public will be granted into the village after 5pm however the park will remain open to walkers until 8pm.

There is drinking water available on site and portaloos for our convenience.

The site is a non-smoking area.  No naked flames are permitted for this event due to thatch and marquee cover.

Parking:

Parking will be via the main car park at West Stow but then through another gate into a specified area near the village.  As you drive into the main car park drive up towards the mobility car parking spaces (straight ahead / to the right as you drive in) and through the gate onto the grassy bank.  Someone will be there to guide you. Your car will be locked in once the event starts.  We shall unlock both sets of gates to allow the evening dancers out at 10.30pm and then lock the rest of the cars in again until the morning exit at 9.30am.

The organisers and the venue / park cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft on site.  Please make sure you do not leave valuables in your car.  Please refrain from parking in the main car park for staff to distinguish between event attendees and general public.

Daylight:

We will be relying mainly on natural light for this event and the venue does not have any outdoor lighting.  It will be dark by the time the evening ticket holders leave; please bear this in mind to take responsibility and bring a torch with you.

Photography:

We will not be having any official photography at this event.

Self responsibility:

We will put every effort into making this event safe and enjoyable for all who attend. Please help us by taking sensible responsibility for yourself and your needs. If anything arises that you are uncomfortable with please speak directly to Hannah or Jo about this.

We are here for you but we ask that you listen to and act on your needs.

Your hosts:

Hannah Alexander is a healer, dancer and musician.  Her work explores the integration of our whole selves through the lens of the body - understanding the body as the holding vessel for all that we experience in life.

She has over 15 years of private practice work as well as a strong commitment to personal Shamanic practices and ceremony.  She is deeply passionate about transformational and empowered healing for all.  More info can be found at www.hannahalexander.earth

Jo Gregor is a musician, reflexologist, sound, crystal & soul healing practitioner.

Alongside this she owns the beautiful shop ‘Sunrise’ in Bury St Edmunds which complements her healing work selling crystals, sacred instruments, fair trade clothing, festival boutique wear, incense and much more!

Jo is a vibrant member of the local community who brings so much love and joy into all she offers. More info can be found at: www.facebook.com/jogregorsoulcentred

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    £62
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  • Overnight Stay
    £95
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