Join us as we gather to connect with the sacred Cacao spirit and Dance your prayers for the freedom from child sex slavery in this dance fundraiser for Art to Healing & Yoga in Action!
Fusing global music of all genres, we celebrate the sacredness of our bodies and cultural diversity in a communal dance space towards a bigger, planetary intention for healing and hope.
With acclaimed DJ and music producer Ben Temple Step to move our bodies to his sacred temple bass beats, and Madhu Honey and Liarna Conder as our facilitators, we will stomp shake and sweat our prayers and finish with a sound bath and meditation to integrate the experience.
This is our chance to embody and weave a collective prayer to send out to humanity and healing so that we can spread HOPE to the darkest places and issues in the world.
Our Amazing DJ and Facilitators
Ben Temple Step is a DJ, Music Producer, Facilitator, Live Sonic Ceremonialist and Sound Healer. Offering his unique combination of DJing, Original Music, Live Performance, Sound Healing and Ceremonial Sound Design, Temple Step guides the dancer through a global dance journey of planetary ethnic cultures and beyond. He has been a resident Dj at some of the globes biggest Ecstatic Dance venues, Yoga Barn, New Earth Haven and Akasha and over the past 20 years he has performed and presented workshops at Festivals all around the world including Beloved Festival (USA), Sonic Bloom (USA), Rainbow Serpent (AUS), Earth Frequency (AUS), Woodford(AUS), Earthdance (AUS) and many more.
Check out Ben Temple Step here
Madhu is a Performance artist, Workshop facilitator, Artistic Director and Creative InBodied Therapist. With over 15 years of experience in the movement field, studying, facilitating and performing in the practices of Dance Therapy, Physical Theatre, Butoh, Body Weather, BMC, Yoga and Counselling. Her experience includes Theatre Productions, Corporate gigs, Arts Festivals, Ceremonies & Dance /Theatre companies. Madhu brings a colourful dance of the sacred through passion, play and purpose to her performance and delivery through all these modalities, weaving an alchemy of inspired collective & liberated experience.
Check out Madhu Honey here
Liarna is passionate about creating sacred space for people to drop into their bodies and explore their authentic expression through dance, movement and sound. She has been working with these tools for embodiment and awakening for 5 years, whilst holding conscious dance spaces across Melbourne for both men and women of all ages and diverse backgrounds. She believes that dance and expression through the body can communicate what words cannot. It is a powerful tool to support trauma resolution and to integrate past experiences, creating a greater sense of personal empowerment and liberation. Her intention is to bring the community together to celebrate diversity and to weave the individual prayers out into the collective for liberation and freedom!
Liarna is also part of Art to Healing and will be joining the team in Nepal in November to work with the women and girls there who have experienced sexual exploitation and slavery.
Check out Liarna Conder here
Wendy is a holder of sacred space. She passionately embodies her calling of service to the empowerment of women SHe is a facilitator of women’s circles, with over a decade of experience, and is a menstrual artist, an intuitive energy healing, a yoni massage healing practitioner, and a passionate cacao witch.
Her life is alchemy in action. Creating safe, nurturing and sacred experiences for women, individually and in groups, she supports women to relight their own fame of empowerment and authenticity. All her offerings, from circles, art and healings to chai and cacao, are created with reverence and gratitude, all in sacred ceremony.
Check out Wendy Bennett here
DANCING FOR FREEDOM
9th September 2018 Melbourne
7 pm – 9 pm (Doors open at 6.30 pm)
A Dance Fundraiser to end the vicious cycle of Child Sex Slavery.
“The best way to overcome apathy is to actually take action, to throw yourself into making a difference.”
– Jane Goodall.
We need your support!
Together, let’s stand up for Freedom and get set to change lives.
Interested in learning more about Trauma-Informed Yoga?
Join Yoga for Freedom Founder, Atira Tan, and Gemini Adams in Yoga for Freedom’s 100 Hr Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training in November 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal!