Summer Long Dance 2023

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We learned a lot in 2022. A LOT! We are super grateful to everyone who was there last year – we know that many of you had a hard time having to leave in difficult circumstances and we will be taking steps in 2023 to make better provisions for any emergencies. WE’RE GOING AGAIN IN 2023 AND WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US!

The Long Dance ceremony is a way to join in deep community to dance, sing and pray together for all our relations. After last year’s difficult choice to end early, we have learned a lot and we are ready to go full steam ahead for our 13th year in a large marquee in a magical valley in South Devon in the South West of the UK. The ceremony provides a profoundly healing, catalytic and magical space where each individual is encouraged to find their own unique way of expressing their dreams and love for life through the dance. The Movement Medicine teachings are all represented in the Movement Medicine mandala and the ceremony is grounded in these teachings.

We are delighted that once again this year, we will be joined by Manari Ushigua, Leader and Shaman of the Sapara Peoples of Ecuadorian Amazon.

It’s an opportunity to spend some time remembering that our own personal wellbeing is connected to the wellbeing of the biosphere and all of life, and to dedicate our dance to all our relations, past, present and future. The deeper we dance, the more we directly experience the reality of the interconnected nature of all life. This recognition is not just a blissful experience. It’s a remembering of our responsibility to honour and protect the sanctity of life, each in our own way. This is a give-away ceremony and therefore, participants are required to raise a minimum of £400 for any charity project or projects they wish to dance for. There is no tuition fee and any monies left over at the end of the event will go entirely towards supporting charitable projects. The Long Dance has so far raised more than £600,000 ($710,000) for a whole host of magnificent projects. Our central project is to support the Pachamama Alliance, an organisation called into being by the indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to protect the forest and to change the ‘dream of the North.’

In order to participate in the Long Dance, you must have either worked with Ya’Acov and Susannah before or be recommended by someone who is known to them. In all cases, participation is by application only.

Camping or live in vehicles only.

COST: £699 per person or £599 early bird if booked and paid for by March 1st.

Included in the price is camping on site in your own tent, meals (expect during the 72 hours of the ceremony) and hot drinks.

Tent accommodation is available at extra cost. Details to follow.


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