Pascal de Lacaze
DJ and multi-instrumentalist Pascal de Lacaze from Berlin plays music at events around the globe. His focus on rhythm and dance has made him friends in many communities: Ecstatic Dancers dig how his innovative DJ style connects with his energetic, modern drumming. Musicians & audiences appreciate his steady, rocking world percussion and transcendental grooves. Since 2010 Pascal organizes Ecstatic Dances in Berlin, where he is also the resident DJ. He accompanies his DJ sets with live instrumentes like dynamic live percussion and bamboo saxophone, and he plays drum-set for live music ecstatic dance journeys. In 2015 Pascal started touring extensively as a DJ and played at festivals and dances in more than 20 countries. He is the co-director of several international Ecstatic Dance Festivals (Germany, India, Portugal, Guatemala) and has supported many Ecstatic Dance organizers & communities with his knowledge and insights of 12 plus years as an Ecstatic Dance DJ and organizer.
Maya is a nomadic Ecstatic Dance DJ & facilitator based in Sinai, Egypt
Water Flow guide, body therapist. She performs as Ecstatic Dance DJ & facilitator on international stage. She produces concious dance events, retreats, workshops, concerts. By nature, it’s written in our genetic memory that we know how to dance, sing and swim. We may forget or lose touch of this idea but it’s Maya’s work to help people reconnect with themselves in awakening the curiosity of our natural movements. Most importantly, finding the inner source of joy and pleasures of the human experience. MaYa believes that all Humans have evolved to live in community…tribes, if you will… And that’s something that she attempts to bring into and work on at all her events. She aims to foster and cultivate a genuine community of like minded souls and wonderful genuine connections. Ecstatic Dance is the way to recreate primal tradition of humanity to dance together as one tribe sharing experience and all kind of emotions with each other.
Co-founder of Ecstatic Circle (regular Ecstatic Dance events in Dahab)
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Jakub Cerulík is a Slovak choreographer, dance performer, ICF accredited somatic coach (Prague, Somatický koučing s.r.o.), certified facilitator of intuitive and therapeutic dance (Brno, Move Art s.r.o.) and DJ for self-development events and Ecstatic Dance (DJ Native Mind). During his studies of Art History at Charles University in Prague, he devoted himself to the philosophy and psychology of art with a focus on the therapeutic overlaps of art and rituals in different periods and cultures. While studying Dance Theater and Performance Art at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and while studying Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, he researched usecases of expressive therapies, psychodrama and coaching in the creation of a work of art and the reverse usecases of artistic procedures and practices when working on personal development. Later, during training in Somatic Coaching in Prague and Facilitation of Intuitive and Therapeutic Dance in Brno, he adopted a non-judgemental approach and consistent work on the client’s resources. He is currently studying Interactive Media Design at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, where he explores the possible usecases of artificial intelligence, bio-electronics, virtual reality and digital media in the process of self-development, personal work and work with the body. Jakub works integratively with techniques that incorporate body, breath, voice, word, imagination and object, while the long-term basis of his practice is creative work with the principles of somatics and embodiment in the coaching process. The main purpose of his work is to bring people into contact with their body and its natural intelligence.”
am Guy or Dj Colibri. I’ve been involved in Conscious Dance Practice for 30 years, beginning with ‘Biodanza’ and then creating ‘Colibri Heart Tribal Trance Dance’, ‘Bliss Conscious Clubbing’ and ‘Dancing Heart Path Journeys’. I have been Djaying as Dj Colibri for 5 years and have incorporated Ecstatic Dance Journeys as one of my forms of Conscious Dance Practice. I bring a Wealth of Experience and Wisdom to this Masterclass for You. I have also Trained in Meditation, Mediation, Shamanism, Tantra, Qi Gong, Healing and Energy Work, Conscious Creativity, Conscious Communication, Conscious Relating and Conscious Parenting and also work as a Heart Fire Life Coach, Public Speaker, Content Creator and Inspiration Course Designer. I Love to Work with People, with Transformation and Awakening, activating our Energy and Consciousness and opening ourselves to Be Heart Inspired, so we live the lives we Love on Purpose.
Sabine teaches tantra as well as dance, is clinical sexologist (sexualtherapeutic method Sexocorporel); she loves, lives and teaches a fusion of a tantric perspective on the world and dance as a practice of life. She supports people to get aware of themselves, to sense their bodies and themselves and to have a healthy and blissful (sexual) life. She has been teaching at numerous tantra and dance festivals, like ImPulsTanz Festival, Contact Festival Freiburg, Tantra Festival Ibiza, Open Heart Tantra Festival (at ZEGG, Germany), Baltic Tantra Festival, Touch & Play. She is freelance choreographer and dancer. Her artistic work – 39 performance pieces – has been shown in Europe and NYC. She studied Kashmiri tantrism and Kashmiri massage with Daniel Odier. Deepening in “Vijnana Bhairava Tantra” with Dr. Bettina Bäumer. She studied tantric full body massage (Michaela Riedl/Cologne), lomi lomi nui, yin yang massage by Andro, the physiotherapeutic training BM Balance (prevention and therapy of problems in the pelvis, bladder, prostate). www.tantrischekoerperarbeit.at facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sabine.sonne/instagram: @sama_vesaYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@sabinesonnenschein
Rasto Michalik has studied creativity in Slovakia, France and Canada and has made a successful career in it in his life. His ideas have helped his global and local clients earn hundreds of millions of euros, are part of the Slovak National Gallery’s collection, and have enabled two Slovak start-ups (Made by Vaculik and MUW Saatchi & Saatchi) to grow to the top of their field and succeed globally. Under his leadership, they have won more than 180 prestigious awards from New York to Tokyo. In 2021, he decided to sell his stake in the successful agency and created the TVORSI project, under the umbrella of which he organizes unique expeditions of conscious creativity for anyone who desires to discover how easily solutions are created from problems, ideas are made real and the impossible is made possible. “Why should I continue to catch fish for others when I can teach anyone who desires to make wishes come true how to catch those miraculous fish?”
Simon Mayer is performer, choreographer and musician. He was born in Austria in 1984 and studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School, at the Performing Arts and Research Studios in Brussels (P.A.R.T.S.) and was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. As a dancer, choreographer and musician he worked amongst others for Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker / Rosas (The Song), Wim Vandekeybus (Frisking) and Zita Swoon. He choreographed several solos, duos and group performances which are internationally presented (O feather of lead, Dancing with the soundhobbyist/ zita swoon, Kopf hoch, Monkeymind, SunBengSitting, Sons of Sissy, Oh Magic etc.). Simon Mayer teaches contemporary dance, community dance, traditional dance and voicetechniques (ImPulsTanz Vienna, steirischer herbst, and other international festivals, …) and is a guest teacher at Music and Arts University of Vienna.
Alma brings over a healing breeze from the rainforest, messages from ancient tribes. Thanks to her guides and teachers from Latin America, she gradually started to remember and reconnect back to the sacred work with the ceremonial chants of the Ícaros. Her intention is to bring the gifts and forgotten wisdom of ancient natural cultures to the people so we they can renew our strong connection to our ancestors, roots and the nature spirits around us.
Ícaros are ancient, indigenous ceremonial chants through which healers weave the energetic web of the human body. With their high vibrations and healing frequencies, they take us into a deep meditative state of our visions. They bring to the surface blocks that prevent us from living in connection and clear deeply stored and unprocessed emotions. In a very magical way, they support and enhance the healing effect of the plant masters of the rainforest, helping us to connect to the wisdom and message they are ready to impart to us. Working with Icaros is a very ancient technique of energy work that involves a complete cleansing and healing process in a very clear and conscious way.
Wilqit is a musician, DJ and music producer who presents sound landscapes through different musical styles. With his perceptive choice of music, captivating rhythm and atmosphere, he tunes and moves the audience. Wilqit or World In Lost Quite Intelligent Truth. He also works with ambient surfaces into which he pours synthetic sounds, accompanied by the sounds of live instruments such as classical or electric guitar or kalimba. He takes inspiration from the sounds of nature but also from the surrounding fast-paced world.
Anna Oracul Vašinová
I show the way to live a more conscious and loving life. “I AM A GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEMSELVES, RELATIONSHIPS AND LIFE.” To stop the rollercoaster of chasing after something and instead to regain a deep peace and sense of being okay within ourselves.
To take responsibility for our lives and learn to see, love, heal and support ourselves. For the last 12 years I have been consistently dedicated to self-healing. Both on a physical and psychological level. I started to learn meditation from my INDIAN MASTER and working with emotions, life and constellations from an amazing true SHAMAN from Austria. With severe psychological issues such as social phobia, aggression issues, emotional eating, bulimia, addictions from smoking to harder drugs, I was forced to focus my life path deeply on how to heal myself. Through it, I have found or created techniques to help get out of difficult states. I have created a system of education and knowledge, THE WAY OF LIFE, that stabilizes and transforms the fundamental pillars of our lives, and which I am now sharing on the herohero platform. I am active on networks – instagram, youtube. I create transformational retreats in the Czech Republic, Greece and Sardinia. I create meditations, online courses and programs. In Prague I facilitate meditations, yoga, dance, healing circles.
Blue Lotus Ceremony Native to Ancient Egypt, the Blue Lotus Flower was considered Sacred and to represent spiritual rebirth and life force energy. This majestic Flower was used in Temple Ceremonies for blessing, anointing, healing and meditation. Served as a ceremonial Tea, (a slightly sweet & golden liquid that reminds one of melted amber) the Blue Lotus flower warms your body with a light euphoric glow and allows you to access deeper parts of your subconscious. A gentle Dream Herb and Aphrodisiac, the Blue Lotus Flower has Balancing Healing properties, particularly in the areas of circulation, immune system & reproductive organs. It nourishes, restores & rejuvenates our Chi (vital flowing energy), soothes the nervous system, and opens the pathways to inner vision.
Ecstatic Dance Budapest co-founder, Dance and Expression Therapist in training
Ecstatic Awakening – Dynamic Movement Meditation
In this 90/120 minutes workshop I offer easy and fun ways to explore, expand and dive deeper into your authentic self-expression through spontanious, improvised movement. We are going to enhance your free form, free flow movement experience and enrich the unique sign-language of your body-heart-mind-spirit.
Markéta Faustová has been teaching yoga for more than twelve years. She considers her main teacher to be Shiva Rea, the founder of Prana Flow Yoga. In addition to her Prana Flow Yoga training, she has done many other trainings – power yoga, tantra yoga, fascial yoga, touch, movement, voice, ritual workshops and trainings. In her classes she focuses on stretching and releasing the body from tension, finding flexibility, fluidity, softness and strength. She connects movement with breath and in whatever way is offered, opening a pathway to self, to stillness and understanding.
Teacher of quantum consciousness transformation, motivator. Conducts individual consultations, workshops, speaks at conferences, festivals and congresses. She says about herself: I guide people to be fully conscious. To have the experience that we are Beings of Source. Our possibilities are immeasurable. In order to realize our own potential, we need to allow ourselves to be free and authentic. And then to create for our own prosperity, in alignment with the Whole. “
“The Prosperity Dance of Consciousness” In a world of widespread global crisis sown into the collective consciousness, there comes an opportunity, also through the Ecstatica Festival, to release our thoughts, our grip on our bodies, our energy, our emotions, to shift our state of consciousness and allow ourselves to TO OPEN UP TO THE SPECTRUM OF POSSIBILITIES IN OUR LIVES AND TO CREATE OUR OWN UNIVERSE. Come for the abundance wave!
*Guide and healer on the path of spiritual evolution and knowledge, multi-instrumentalist. Provides a comprehensive system for personal and spiritual growth in a pure and clear form.
He *combines holistic depth psychotherapy, light energy healing, purification and the application of expanded states of consciousness to human growth and development. He explores the potential for evolution in many areas such as music and energy healing, breath and body work, shamanism, tantra, alchemy, working with masculine-feminine principles and meditation practices.
*Guide through music, singing, instruments, movement, yoga, rituals and ceremonies.
*She feels at home in vocal improvisation. In the pure presence and connection to the memory of her Soul, she spontaneously flows in shamanic, Indian, Disha and angelic postures, both rhythmic, dance-first and in gentle tones from the landscape of the heart.
Excerpts from her music:
I am a co-founder of Movement LAB and OZ 4Arts Therapy, dance-movement therapist, coach, contact improvisation trainer, facilitator of authentic movement and embodiment meditations. My years of experience in facilitating movement, dance and dance-music sessions led me to study dance-movement therapy, from which I completed my 4-year training in the Czech Republic in 2017. For 10 years I danced in the integrated dance group LEN TAK TAK, where also people with and without disabilities dance. In 2019 I completed my coaching training (according to ICF standards). In 2020 I completed my Teacher’s Training at the Holistic Dance Institute in Vienna. I have attended many international training workshops focusing on contemporary dance, applied anatomy in movement, bodywork, contact improvisation and somatic movement. In 2021 I joined TRE (trauma and tension release exercises) training, in 2022 I completed contact improvisation training in Poland and since 11/2022 I have been working with craniosacral manual techniques in individual client work.
Teacher of meditation and transformatin of the subconscious mind. She teaches people to live in the present moment and live a conscious and contented life.
She is the author of books on self-development, meditation, dreams and mandalas, lecturer of seminars and online courses and the founder of the first online meditation club in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
In personal consultations, mentoring, retreats and workshops she focuses on techniques of transformational art therapy, meditation, soundhealing and energy work. She can be found at www.cestaksebeonline.sk
At Ecstatica will be playing on healing Crystal Bowls and guiding a meditation.
Romi Aya Weah
Romi Aya Weah is a light language channeler and transmits activating source vibrations to the Earth into the collective consciousness and individually. Light language is a unique vibration that operates in our DNA and assists in the process of remembering the origin of the soul. She acts as a Quantum Healer and Space Holder, among other things. She is primarily concerned with rewriting behavioral patterns in the subconscious mind down to the cellular level. She is an akashic portal and will bring a dose of activation energy to you at the Ecstatica Festival.
“I come from Merida Yucatan and I am a bearer of the Medicine Eagle. My therapeutic process is mainly focused on healing the roots. I have learned from the Mayan culture from which I come. For the Maya, the tree of life symbolizes a sacred connection to our lineage and healing our relationship between the feminine and masculine. It opens us to unconditional love of life and awakens our full potential to become a divine creator. Like the Maya, I work with various animal spirits to let them guide me in the healing process like the jaguar and guacamayo. I am a musician and use shamanic chanting, I am a facilitator of sacred medicine, and I lovingly create a safe space for those who wish to experience a profound process of transformation with me. I practice Mayan rituals for self-love and self-forgiveness. I believe we are all divine artists and divine creators and have the potential to co-create a life of nourishment and abundance.”
A versatile dancer, choreographer, and certified holistic health and wellness coach. Leader of the Himalayan Contemporary Dance Project – the deep and personal research of Northern and Eastern Himalayan Folk and spiritual dances led me to the journey of creating a vast platform for movements in the contemporary world. As a contemporary dancer myself it was important to take into account the material that I have collected during my research to provide it in an open space for people to explore but at the same time respect the belief associated with the spiritual dances.
Kikon & Alapastel
Kikon dedicates her work to uncovering the different layers that exist in both sound and consciousness. Shee experiments with a sensitivity for different worlds that can be connected through the voice.
She uses her voice as a tool for self-exploration and the most sincere instrument of self-expression. She searches for a hidden language in music that we can all understand on an intuitive level and that transcends the limits of the spoken words. She is active in the vocal group Neha! and the ambient electronic project Alapastel.
Alapastel is a Slovak electronic composer. His musical worlds are the kind you can dive into and travel in a sea of emotions. Deep and contemplative surfaces accompany us to spaces within us that we might not otherwise visit. His latest album Ceremony explores the theme of transformational ceremonies – and their role in humanity’s rebirth. Together with our friends from the project Vesmír a technická obsluha, we got excited about the concept of sleepover concerts a few years ago. We are fascinated to explore the conjunction of music with sleep and will bring this concept to the festival from Sat to Sun night.
Sleepover concerts are a heart project for us. They include elements of intuitive and improvised playing, where the unknown is given space to emerge. The sleeping audience is receptive indeed. It listens, just in a different way. Just as in sleep some centers have the opportunity to relax, we too can tune into these waves and weave a soundscape out of our collective dream field. A kind of nocturnal soundhealing arises that seeps into our dreamworlds and massages our (sub)consciousness. Waves of gentle ambient electronica intertwine with organic instruments, loops and vocals by Kikon from the group Neha! [@nehavisions]
Founder of the organisation Kick Yourself, musician, percussionist and lecturer of music workshops called Discover the Rhythm in Yourself, focusing on the basics of group African drumming and the fundamentals of rhythm. In the past, he has collaborated with various musicians and artists such as Petra Humenanska, Boris Čellár and the Woodpack Brothers music project, Maok, the band Thierry and Friends, DJ Juju Planet DUB, singer Eniesa, Barbara Weiss, Sara Portier and others. Hundreds of workshop participants have passed through his hands and he has given numerous concerts and musical performances. Javor is a graduate of a 2-year certified music therapy training under the expert guidance of M.A., MgA. Zdenek Šimanovský, a member of the Music Therapy Association of the Czech Republic, the Association for Psychotherapy, the Association of Systemic Constellations and a member of the World Federation of Music Therapy. Javor has also completed certified training in therapeutic work with Tibetan singing bowls under the guidance of Marian Gliganic from the SOUND YOGA International school of singing bowls & gongs, as well as a number of different workshops on the African Djembe drum under the guidance of world renowned musicians. Currently he is focusing on organizing music workshops, experiential drumming for companies, working with special needs clients as a music therapist and organizing relaxing music soundhealing/sound therapy.
Javor will bring Body Percussions Workshop and live percussions with the Ecstatic dance sets to the festival.
Monika Airi Kyšková
Opera singer, holistic voice coach, intuitive singing, voice-healing
I am dedicated to consciously working with the voice through a holistic approach, working with sound, breath and its diverse possibilities for creating, healing and artistic creation. I base my work on 30 years of professional experience as an opera singer and voice teacher, as well as my personal experience of consciously re-establishing a relationship with my voice. I work with sound information, vibration and their direct influence on us and our Being – the law of resonance. I see great importance in consciously connecting with our voice in our body – liberating the sound of our whole being. Re-establishing a relationship with our voice opens the space for authentic self-expression and manifestation of whether we truly wish to live. I currently prioritize intuitive singing and healing voice-healing. I create Okamihu Music – ambient musical improvisation in various forms, also using healing instruments. The power of the voice opens the spaces of our inner temple, communicates with the soul, connects us to our essence and allows for cellular healing or conscious quantization at all levels of our bodies.
The voice workshop will be a comprehensive deep work through our body-movement, voice-sound that we will build on our conscious breath and inner rhythm. “Our voice relies on our inner rhythm and the breath is what brings our sound out.” By consciously working through the chakra system and the elements, we explore our deepest layers and our true needs. In doing so, we release into an authentic expression of the reality at hand. Through sonic expression and spontaneous movement we will vibrate our body and its sound, thus unifying them into harmonic unison/harmony. We will experience the law of resonance through our body, thus becoming one with the frequency of Mother Earth – the pulse of Life. This will include a guided sonic meditation whereby we activate our Soul’s unique Song, dissolving all that is unnecessary in a harmonic sound & voice-healing to create and live our full potential.
Katarína Lumina a Viliam Zmeták
Through Holistic Counseling I guide individuals and couples in working with their inner world, where they can release energetic and emotional blocks in the body also through Bodywork. Through this work one enters an integral level of consciousness where one can see harmony in situations that are labeled as conflicting or incompatible in lower levels. I practice integral philosophy in my daily life. At the same time, I am interested in the themes of Sexuality, Death and Wholeness.
I do women’s circles, guiding women on their journey of self-discovery. I invite them into living with an open heart. We work together to release old blocks, heal wounds and rewrite dysfunctional programs. Most of all, I dive into the topic of the sacred sexuality of women and the sacred union of man and woman and their return to oneness. Part of what I bring is also the creation of energetic paintings and power objects from clay.
The workshop will be about taking responsibility for what I bring energetically into the collective fieldThe sacred space of the heart and womb
- Sexual energy as a magical tool for attraction and creation and how to use it without manipulation
- Why healthy boundaries are important, how to perceive and set them.
You will be guided mainly by the being of our relationship itself. From the beginning we felt the power of our connection, the gift of sacred sexuality and ou rmission to share the imprint that this gift carries…bringing a seed of hope into relationhships and guiding of couples. WillKa core means Sacred Core in Quechuan and this is exactly the place where we want to take you and guide you to. To the sacred core of your relationship.
Workshop Leader – The Essentials of Ayurveda
I am a Wholistic Coach, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Ayurvedic practitioner based on Koh Phangan in Thailand.
My work is rooted in empowering and guiding people to live a passionate life with purpose aligned with their authentic self, embodying a balanced body, mind, and soul with the Nature.
Singer, teacher of dance and sound work. Her singing comes straight from the heart, enriched with passion and joy. Her intention is to heal through music that caresses your soul. She performs songs from all over the world, from Spain, South America, Native American tribal songs, shamanic songs and Slovakian compositions. Her mission is to support people on the path to authentic self-expression, self-confidence, and self-discovery – to awaken as many voices as possible so that we can authentically share our truth, freely and spontaneously
to express ouselves in all circumstances, because by opening our voice through singing, we also begin to open our ability to communicate. She is also the co-creator of a series of retreats called Ceremony of the Heart, where themes such as Self-love, Self-acceptance, Forgiveness are explored.
My name is Peter and I have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for over 10 years. I started learning Animal Flow because I believe it is a very playful and functional movement. Movement is the basis of life and we all have a playful child in us and it is up to us how long we will feel young in our body. I believe that we are all unique and each of us is suited to something different. Together we can create movement and exercise that will be ideal for us. Let’s keep our body flexible, our mind calm, our breath conscious and our heart loving. So that we can enjoy life playfully and fully. Sometimes even a small change can make a big difference. And so I suggest that you put doubt and mistrust aside and instead reach for curiosity, openness, and our natural playfulness.
Animal Flow is an innovative fitness program that combines quadrupedal and groundbased movement. Inspired by, and incorporating, elements from various bodyweighttraining disciplines, Animal Flow is a fun, challenging workout that emphasizes multiplanar, fluid movement. Animal Flow can be utilized as a stand-alone workout or as a group class format, and can be integrated into existing fitness routines by incorporating various components for dynamic warm-ups, interval training, circuit training, and skills development. At its very core, Animal Flow is a system that bridges the gap between all other physical practices, in pursuit of previously unknown levels of physical proficiency. From the strength athlete who needs more mobility to the yogi who wants more strength, the fitness enthusiast who wants to achieve their first hand balance, or the older adult who wants more freedom and longevity, Animal Flow provides the shoulders of giants for those goals to stand upon.
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We are updating the website with more amazing workshop leaders / musicians in the coming weeks…
FESTIVAL ORGANISER, DJ & Workshop Leader – SOMA Breathwork & Ecstatic Dance.
Niraj is a qualified pharmacist from the UK turned a holistic wellness expert. After healing himself from a chronic illness using yoga, pranayama and ayurvedic practices, he felt motivated to share his knowledge with suffering patients and started therenegadepharmacist.com blog where he now shares with thousands of people about natural ways to get healthy, get off medications, overcome auto-immune and digestive issues.
Niraj has now put his wisdom and knowledge into a brand new community based movement and school called SomaBreath.com, with his Awakening certification programs giving people the ability to use ancient healing and transformative protocols with a modern scientific understanding to help people to clear negative patterns, heal past traumas and reach the peak human experience