What is BlissDance™?

 
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BlissDance is aTantric Movement Practice of Awakening.

 

BlissDance awakens our desire for Love, Truth, Freedom, Beauty, Peace & Pleasure!

 

BlissDance is a relational, organic weave designed to facilitate:

~ the regeneration of our erotic and creative life force energies

~ the gentle release of 'body armouring;' our emotional protection against feeling it all

~ a profound connection with our passionate , intuitive, instinctual selves

~ a strengthening of that still , silent centre within us from which everything arises

~ a deepening capacity for intimate presencing with ourselves and with others, as well as with all of existence

~ the integration of split polarities into an integrated, balanced whole

~ direct embodied experiences of our multi-dimensional selves, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, and the mundane to the magical

Ultimately, BlissDance invites us into the oceanic experience of the liquid body melting into the larger body of life; and into eternal flowing bliss.

As beloved BlissDance founder, Shakti Malan said:

"Bliss is what happens

when we fully embrace

both our shadow & our light

And we come to rest as Love"

 

BlissDance™
Online Practitioner Training

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It's with great excitement we announce the launch of a 9-month online BLISSDANCE Practitioner Training Course, launching in collaboration with the Shakti Shiva Academy in early 2023.

Why BlissDance?

 

BlissDance is a TANTRIC DANCE OF TOTALITY.

 It invites us to feel , express and move to the pulsating EROS OF LIFE ~ the light, the dark, the shadow ~ leaving nothing out.

 In doing so, we dance ourselves back home into our hearts, into love, and into our authentic essence.

BlissDance seduces us into an intricate INTIMACY WITH REALITY.

Some say it is the art of dancing the sacred and the sensual as a

MOVEMENT OF AWAKENING.

Its burning question is, 'What do you really, really want?'

Can you allow yourself to EMBODY YOUR DESIRE?

"BlissDance is the Dakini's way of expressing embodied consciousness in harmony with cosmic reality."

 

Dakini means SkyDancer
 

She is movement, sound, energy in motion, constantly shapeshifting & changing like the weather.
When we move consciously to music, we align ourselves with the way of the Deep Inner Feminine within us all.

BlissDance is a relational, organic weave designed to facilitate:

~ the regeneration of our erotic and creative life force energies

~ the gentle release of 'body armouring;' our emotional protection against feeling it all

~ a profound connection with our passionate , intuitive, instinctual selves

~ a strengthening of that still , silent centre within us from which everything arises

~ a deepening capacity for intimate presencing with ourselves and with others, as well as with all of existence

~ the integration of split polarities into an integrated, balanced whole

~ direct embodied experiences of our multi-dimensional selves, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, and the mundane to the magical

Ultimately, BlissDance invites us into the oceanic experience of the liquid body melting into the larger body of life; and into eternal flowing bliss.

As beloved BlissDance founder, Shakti Malan said:

Bliss is what happens

when we fully embrace

both our shadow & our light

And we come to rest as Love

 

Syllabus Outline

  • 1 X 20-page PDF theoretical document per month (9 in total)

  • 2 x 2- hour online classes per month, mostly on a Tuesday (18 in total)

  • 3 x 2-hour informal study halls (3 in total)

  • 3 x 2-hour guest teacher classes (3 in total)

 

For those students wanting to

QUALIFY AS BLISSDANCE FACILITATORS 

a further 10-day in person retreat in South Africa is required, at an additional investment TBC

 

Who Would Benefit?

The course is aimed at

1) those desiring to deepen in their own dance practice

2) somatic, embodiment practitioners looking to significantly expand their embodiment toolkit

3) those feeling called to facilitate BlissDance, or evolve their own form of conscious dance

Some previous conscious dance experience would be useful, as well as a level of comfort with emotional intimacy and familiarity with mindfulness practices.

When?

Launching in February 2023, completing end November 2023

Where?

Online through Shakti Shiva Academy

Investment in Yourself

There will be various payment options with slightly different prices, however the average investment is

$2,400.00 or ZAR 40,000.00

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Shakti's first group of BlissDance Facilitators

Conscious Dance Journeys

 
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Conscious Dance with DeeJay Kali

Each conscious dance journey - whether BlissDance or Shamanic Ecstatic Dance -  has an organising theme or weave.

There are as many weaves as there are aspects of existence.

The dance facilitator's task is to stitch a together an accessible,  coherent tapestry using words (sparsely) and evocative music as the vehicles for communicating each journey's invitation.

It's important to allow the dancers to discover their own authentic experience within the intention of the weave.  

Conscious Dance Agreements

~ Anybody in a body can dance

~ No previous dance experience is required

~ There are no steps to learn or remember

~ There's no right or wrong way to move, only your way

~ We dance to EXPRESS, not to IMPRESS.

~ This is not a spectator sport

~ Participation and immersion are vital threads.

~ We show up to the best of our capacity in the moment

~ We surf our own edges between comfort & discomfort, the known and unknown, pleasure & pain

~ No peer pressure, ever!

~ We move mostly with our eyes closed, recognising conscious dance is primarily an inner journey

~ When needing  to move through the space, or connect with other dancers, we keep the focus soft and wide

~ The dance floor is safe, sacred space

~ Noble Silence is observed throughout, unless speaking is invited by the facilitator

~ We communicate with one another through the language of the body

~ Healthy boundaries are encouraged and explored within undifferentiated eros.

~ Consent is sexy!

Conscious Dance Formats

 

BlissDance & Shamanic Ecstatic dance journeys can be in the form of:

~ a drop-in class 

~ a closed class or series of classes

~ a workshop

~ a weekend intensive

~ a retreat

Conscious Dance Occasions

As a conscious dance facilitator and DeeJay, I've been asked many times to facilitate memorable, ritualised dances of deep connection for special occasions such as at:

~ weddings

~birthdays

~ anniversaries

~ festivals

~ rites of passage

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Conscious Dance Journey facilitated by Kali

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Kali facilitates during Episode on Shamanic & Trance Dance

 

DeeJay Kali
~ The Dancing Dakini ~

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'I've been facilitating conscious dance journeys (BlissDance, Ecstatic Shamanic Trance Dance) since 2012, mostly throughout South Africa, but also in the UK & Holland.

My invitation is to drop deeply into unconditional, loving Intimacy with ourselves, with the other, the group, & ultimately, the beloved.

From the still, silent ground of our being, we can ripple & flow outwards to dance with all of existence, drinking and kissing the moment, allowing the precious nectar of life to permeate, breathe, dance & celebrate us!

There's a shamanic quality to many of my journeys, as I invite expanded consciousness through the breath and movement, whilst  subtly communicating to the nervous system in order to part the veils of illusion & unconscious constructs we've become encased in. Ultimately, embarking on a dance journey from beginning to end - surfing our own unique edge - leaves us on a natural high, vibrating with the Eros of Existence.'

DeeJay Kali

Spinning Sultry Tunes

Sexy Sundays @ Mez Country Kitchen

Barrydale, South Africa

From holding regular dance spaces, I've become known for my high calibre music curation, & out of this,

DJ Kali Satyagraha ~ Medicine Music from  the Dancing Dakini ~ was birthed.

Despite not having any technical DJ skills (yet), I've attuned my ear manually to mix music from the intuitive space of the deep feminine.

I trust you'll enjoy the playlists I post on SoundCloud from time to time.

I’m drawn to global medicine music, downtempo, organic world music and ambient house.

Please like, comment, share and donate to show your appreciation – which inspires me to spend time creating more amazing playlists.

 Should you support me financially, you assist me to continue to offer therapeutic movement classes to underprivileged communities, children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and anyone who wants to dance freely, at a very low cost. This is my passion, and I want to share it with the world!

I am available to put together conscious dance playlists for special occasions, and to DJ for conscious partygoers wanting to celebrate the Eros of Existence.