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More Details on the Workshops

  1. Please dress in loose comfortable clothing.  In cooler months, layers are best as body temperature will vary depending on the pace of the dance.  You are welcome to dance in socks or bare feet.

  2. Please bring water.

  3. The word “sacred” in the context of this form of dance describes the space we create.  There is no particular religion affiliated with these dances.

  4. In case of inclement weather, please check this website on the day of the workshop for cancelation confirmation. 


“When we dance, we are at once ancient and universal.”

“...these [dance] patterns serve as a symbolic language, expressing reverence for the cycle of life. Emphasizing connectedness and continuity, homecoming and support, women’s ritual dances can rekindle ancient values of sustainability, empathy, and equality, and provide an antidote to the alienation of self which is epidemic in the Western world”

“In my view, ritual dances can facilitate an experience of both transcendence and immanence: the dancers become aware of the divine feminine embodied within them, as a force vastly larger than themselves but of which they are inextricably a part.”

~ Laura Shannon

A Brief History of Sacred Circle Dance

The Sacred Circle Dance movement began with Bernhard Wosien, a prominent dancer and choreographer with the Berlin Ballet for 50 years.  Wosien had a great love for the traditional folklore and dances of Europe and the Balkans and studied these dances for many years.  In 1976, seeking a repository for his vast knowledge of traditional dances and the sacred wisdom they carried, he came to the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.  It is from the people who have  traveled to Findhorn to learn Sacred Circle Dance that circles have formed all over the world to keep these dances alive.

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