My wife Lale Freie and myself are the founders of Ecstatic Dance Utrecht. For me, Ecstatic Dance is a community place where we share our dance without knowing the other through words. In the dance we have a direct access to all aspects of life. I work as a Manager and a Ceremonial leader at Ecstatic Dance.
My background is Chinese Medicine and Shamanism. My specialities are Chinese Herbs, acupuncture and massage. I’ve been having a practice for 14 years in Utrecht. I am a musician, I write songs and I have the capacity to free groups of people who feel blocked by life. www.marcoleon.nl
I have been learning and working in the field of theatre, dance and personal development for the last 25 years. The accumulated life lessons enable me to lovingly peel away our layers of defense, through movement (dance), inquiry, sharp observation and trusting my strong spirit. Together with my husband Marcoleón Baas I’m on a devoted path of healing. This through organizing Festivals, creating and giving workshops on dance, masks, body release, partner training, inquiry (Almaas) and so much more.
Our Ecstatic Dance in Utrecht is one of those beautiful means that enhance the quality of life. We dance for joy, for physical and mental rehabilitation, for authentic communication and for celebrating being together. During the Ecstatic evenings in Utrecht you can see me everywhere and as a floormanager or Ceremony Leader. firstname.lastname@example.org
KIRSTEN MARIJE VAN DER NAT
Ecstatic Dance has become an indispensable part of my life. With the blessings and trust of Marcoléon and Lâle I created Ecstatic Dance Kids in 2015, a wonderful journey to take on and to let go again. It was a blast! As a team member you will find me at the cash desk, behind the bar, of course on the dance floor and occasionally as ceremony leader or floor manager.
I work in the broadcasting industry as a freelance graphics designer and editor. Besides that I love to give powerful and transforming healing sessions. I was trained in a.o. Usui Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Kundalini Healing (Full Body Orgasm) and Quantum Touch. Together with Ecstatic colleague and dear friend George I founded Soul Sounding: extensive and deeply healing shamanic journeys through breath, sound and movement. My true passion is singing and writing songs. I’m working on various projects to let my singing voice be heard.
www.metmarije.nl en www.soulsounding.nl
BART VAN MEETEREN
Dancing is delicious! That was my (re)discovery. Ecstatic Dance to me is a gift to myself and the people I meet on the dancefloor. A space to freely feel how my body wants to move and the invitation to make deep connection inward and outward. The absence of a dictated form is a wonderful complement to the very much controlled movement in T’ai Chi. If you meet me in a dance you will mostly find playfulness and happiness, but you might also find heavyness or fire.
I’ve been practicing T’ai Chi Ch’uan since 2003 and nowadays I teach classes with great joy at location Westerkade, Utrecht. This beautiful art is a firmly grounded form of embodied spirituality, a growing sensitivity and firmness over the years. Pushing hands is an essential exercise that I really enjoy and which teaches me where I can relax even more within my structure. www.slowmotions.nl