Summer Long Dance
The Long Dance ceremony is a way to join in deep community to dance, sing and pray together for all our relations. It will happen for the 11th year in a large marquee at the edge of the ancient Somerset levels, close to the Earth Spirit Centre in Glastonbury. The ceremony provides a profoundly healing, catalytic and magical space where each individual is encouraged to find their own unique way of expressing their dreams and love for life through the dance. The Movement Medicine teachings are all represented in the Movement Medicine mandala and the ceremony is grounded in these teachings.
It’s an opportunity to spend some time remembering that our own personal wellbeing is connected to the wellbeing of the planet, and to dedicate our dance to all our relations, past, present and future. The deeper we dance, the more we directly experience the reality of the interconnected nature of all life. This recognition is not just a blissful experience. It’s a remembering of our responsibility to honour and protect the sanctity of life, each in our own way. This is a give-away ceremony and therefore, participants are required to raise a minimum of £400 for any project or projects they wish to dance for. There is no tuition fee and any monies left over at the end of the event will go entirely towards supporting charitable projects. The Long Dance has so far raised more than £500,000 ($688,000) for a whole host of magnificent projects. Our central project is to support the Pachamama Alliance, an organisation called into being by the indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to protect the forest and to change the ‘dream of the North.’ Our ceremony in 2020 will once again be honoured by the visit of Manari Ushigua, the leader of the Sapara Nation of the Amazon.
In order to participate in the Long Dance, you must have either worked with Ya’Acov and Susannah before or be recommended by someone who is known to them. In all cases, participation is by application.
£450. This includes camping, food and participation the Long Dance. (There are some beds in rooms available at Earth Spirit for the three nights not spent in ceremony for an additional fee.)
There is a £40 discount for the first 50 people who book, which makes the total cost £410.
You can download the application form here: LongDanceApplication Form 2020 updated
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