Stiff, inflexible limbs can keep you from beloved activities, such as pretending that a baby is an airplane or chores. Free your limbs and the rest will follow with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for 10 drop-in ritual and yogic-dance classes (up to a $100 value)
- $39 for 20 drop-in ritual and yogic-dance classes (up to a $200 value)
A professional DJ and musician, Reed “MystaReed” Richard provides the tunes for TO Dance, a ritual space for Torontonians to dance. Adults can stop by on Fridays from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., and all ages are welcome on Sundays from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
In 2009, Christine Ottery of the Guardian used her column space to defend the art of ecstatic dancing, likening the activity to “discovering that you’ve got second, third, fourth, and fifth gears of perception when you’ve been ambling along in first.” In other words, ecstatic or ritual dancing allows the mind to escape from its cognitive processes and into its less tapped—and more focused, creative, and transcendent—resources.
The ecstatic dance teachers at TO Dance would be hard-pressed to disagree, encouraging people from all walks of life to let loose and try ritual-dance sessions. Teachers Kai and Serah offer Shamanic Sound, which allows participants to unite through healing, cleansing sounds. Ken leads Danskinetics classes, a fusion of yoga and dance, while Alexandra teaches Neuromuscular Integrative Action, a movement technique that blends dance, healing, and martial arts.