The Art of Alchemy
Dance of the Mystic
Holistic Dance Language Retreat in Asheville, NC August 2-4th 2019 at Prama Institute
‘ A call for women to remember the holiness of their bodies, the sacredness of their dance and the power of their voice.’
A dance journey fusing contemporary body science, movement energetics, breath, ritual, and mystical eastern dance practices drawn across time and worlds. This healing experience opens the heart, releases the pelvis, strengthens the core, roots the feet and moves the soul. We dance the trance of release, letting go of what we don’t want to hold in the body; we build inner softness & strength; we listen to our inner voice; we take a journey together to build inner power & release the body toward deeper freedom. We learn a powerful vocabulary of movement, based on the unique “holistic dance language” developed by Zola Dubnikova. Between ethereal melodies and deep trance-y beats, the mystic ancient and the present moment merge across time & worlds in a powerful experience for body & spirit.
Holistic Dance Language
Although Zola’s work is deeply informed by years of immersion into cultural traditional dance forms, all of my offerings contain a language beyond culture and time ~ Pleasurable embodiment, diverse physicality, subtle body language, ritual movement and inner alchemy are the main elements of the holistic dance language curriculum. Informed by ancient tradition, seeped in contemporary somatic/body science, infused with movement medicine and immersed in sacred dance inspired across time and worlds, the practices revive our hidden (forgotten) abilities, creating pathways of remembrance in the body.
Through the practices, we have the power of complete metamorphosis and enhanced communication at our fingertips. The earth-based foundational work guides us to trust the ground beneath us more, deepen our roots and “fly” from a supported place. Connecting to our pelvis, to the earth and to our voice gives us deeper roots. Connecting to the heart, we open the sky. Through the work we access deep softness, grace and potent strength. We release blocked energy, and build inner power.
We learn a unique vocabulary of movement, mudra and subtle energetic principles. Though a combination of slowed inner listening, breath/sound work, focused practice, and liberating trance-inducing movement, we bring our prayers to the physical world, planting the seeds of our dreams, our deepest missions, within every cell of our bodies.
After seeing the ways in which women can be disenfranchised from their personal power and divinity in so many ways in many parts of the world, Zola is particularly devoted to using healing forms of dance to uplift women, heal their wounds, and reconnect them to their divine source. Bridging sacred dance, movement medicine, contemporary body science, masterful form, somatic awareness, feminine arts and ritual, her unique approach known as the “Holistic Dance Language” was born. Her extensive background fused with absolute devotion to the pursuit of dance as an ecstatic, spiritual experience, has birthed a unique style of both teaching & performing – which truly embodies the marriage between form and spirit. Trained extensively in contemporary dance forms and healing arts as well as Odissi Temple Dance Tradition, Sufi tradition, Mevlana whirling practices, Dances of the Silk Road , the gypsy trails and beyond, her approach brings forth the wisdom of ancient dance ritual through a holistic lense intended to guide more people in accessing their divine capabilities. With invitations to teach across the world, Zola tours extensively to give seminars, offer retreats, perform and guide collective experiences, as well as running her yearly School of Mystery, Sacred Dance & Feminine Arts in India. For more information: www.zoladubnikova.com
Cost for workshop: $325 (Lodging cost not included)
Must be paid in full by July 1, 2019
Friday Check in 2pm
Sunday Check out 4pm
This powerful journey is being held at the beautiful Prama Institute and Wellness Center located just 20 minutes outside of Asheville North Carolina and about 45 minutes from Asheville airport. It is located on 150 acres in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains with hiking tails of varying difficulty available.
They offer a couple different options for lodging:
Dorm Room (priced per person per night) $110
Camping with personal supplies (price per night) $85
Linens cost additional $15 to rent. (please let us know when booking if you will be renting linens.)
Bottom sheets, pillow and pillow case provided at no cost for all beds.
Meals included for those lodging at retreat center.
Includes coffee, tea, and light refreshments.
Dinner on Friday, Three meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
If you are not staying at Prama there is still a $30 Day guest charge, this does not include meals. If you would like to add meals with Day pass its $15 for breakfast and $25 for lunch or dinner, pricing is per meal.
Prama is a sattvic vegetarian retreat center that is drug, alcohol and smoke free. No alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic or onions are allowed on premises. Special diets such as vegan, gluten free and food allergies can be accommodated, please inform organizers in advance when registering if you have special request.
A refrigerator, microwave and electric kettle is available in the common area for the use of all guests.
For any questions or inquiries please contact Amy @ Singyourheartsong@yahoo.com or 843-251-6875.
Accommodations and Registration for retreat should be booked with Angelic Elrod, HerBohemianWay@yahoo.com or 910-358-4027.
Payment option include cash, check, money order or paypal, If paying with paypal fees will apply if linked to credit card, paypal charges 2.9% plus 30 cent for every transaction, if linked to bank account they do not charge for US paypal account.
Deposit is $250 to register and must be paid in full by july 1, 2019 and no refunds after then as well.
The planet Venus is preparing to go retrograde soon, she influences areas in our life like love, abundance, finances, self worth, and beauty. When she goes retrograde it is a powerful time to reassess, review and reevaluate things related to those matters. This is happening in the sign of SCORPIO (lawd have mercy) so stay open to transforming aspects of your life that are limiting your own ability to experience pleasure. For those of you feeling the heat of this and are looking for some points of contemplation or guidance I am offering a personal report looking at your own birth chart and where Venus is stationing retrograde and where she is going direct in your own blue print. We also will look at what houses are ruled by Venus in your chart and what aspects Venus will be making for you to other planets. $44
I also am offering a generalized over view of the essence of Venus retrograde for those interested in simply learning more about her influences and cant make it to the workshop this Friday. $11
To order your report, prepay at the link below and send your birthday, time and location for personalized report. For generalized report send me your email or message on facebook so I can send link for video. Expect reports within 48 hours of purchase.
The week has come, the application process has begun for our next program in March 2019. I believe it is pivotal to align with others that resonate deeply with your soul song when looking to undergo a intensive training program like this. Below is a glimpse into my heart and inspiration behind becoming a school. This program runs much deeper then just becoming a yoga teacher, it is a deeply transforming process that requires dedication and openness. This program will run from March to October and classes are every other weekends on Saturdays and Sundays. If you would like to apply I ask you come in person to grab an application, it is incredibly important to me to know all students enrolling in the program so there is an interview process for all who apply. Providing a safe place conducive to healing for all in the group is on the forefront of my interview process. I want to ensure energetically as a teacher and guide our energy blends well so that you can receive the deepest experience possible, as well as the energy of the group in its entirety aligns. After watching the video below if you feel called to be a part please shoot me a message to arrange a time to come by and grab application. The program is limited to 12 individuals. So much love to you all. Sat Nam and Namaste
Aries Full Moon is on September 24th @ 10:54pm.
When any planets or luminaries (sun & moon) are in opposition balancing is required. A full moon is when the sun is opposing the moon, therefore shining light onto the moon. The number 2 is also about balance and alignment. As you see below we have numerous planets at 2 degrees on this full moon. The sign of Libra carries the same theme of learning how to cultivate balance. Aries is about the self, Libra is about relationships with others. See the theme here? Mars is squaring Venus causing a stand off as Venus prepares to go retrograde. Who are you in the world and how does that reflect in your relationships with others? Are you sacrificing your own needs and desires in the name of relationships? Are your relationships balanced, equally giving and taking in you partnerships? Mars is the male archetype, he is passion and aggression, Venus the female archetype of beauty and love. Aries moon says love yourself enough to open to receiving a reflection of that love from another. Try communicating (Mercury) with others clearly about your wounds (Chiron) that may be causing blocks to receive the love you desire. Venus is in the sign of Scorpio asking us all to transform our relationship dynamics so we can have deeper connections. Mars is in Aquarius the sign of the humanitarian, brilliance and cosmic consciousness. The female archetype is diving deep and reflecting on matters that effect her at the core (Scorpio), The male archetype is being shaken awake by the electric surge of consciousness (Aquarius). And to top it all off the sun and moon are creating a T-square to Saturn. He is the planet of time, boundaries, karmic lessons, self mastery! We are all entering the last phase of this years HUGE karmic lessons, Saturn is telling us now is the time, find the balance, dig deep and work hard know you will reap a great reward from that work. In numerology this year 2018 = 2+0+1+8= 11=2 is also a 2, balance is the theme, relationships are on the forefront. Self love is the key now, treat yourself kind and make space for others to reflect that kindness. Stand in your power and make room for others to stand with you creating even stronger foundations to build on for our future. Next year is the 3 year, which means it is the year of creating! The relationships you cultivate now will be pivotal in what will be created next year. Happy Full moon blessing to come! Love yourself and share that love with those open to receiving!
Loves take notice moving into this month I streamed lined my “massage and energy work” menu, now only offering 90-minute and 2 hours sessions for deep divers seeking Integrative Work with me. I will still honor any gift certificates you have for 1-hour sessions of course. I am looking to focus my energy on those seeking deeper more committed work that encompasses all aspects of our being. When looking to book a session with me send me a message here on facebook or 910-358-4027 for an appointment request, due to the nature of my work this is the best way of reaching me as my phone is always silenced while I am working. Moving forward I also will require pre-payment before appointments so when you arrive our focus is solely on the work we are doing together. Once we have arranged a time and date I will send you a link to pre-pay and confirm your appointment. Note session will not be confirmed until this is done, thank you for understanding the value of my time and energy, cancellations are common and due to limited availability I desire to make the most of the time I offer. Refunds will be offered if cancellation is done within 24 hours of appointment. It is a honor and privilege to do this deep work with you all, thank you for allowing me to be the one you dive with. Sat Nam- Angelic
My loves a lot of you have inquired about our next 200-hour Mystic Teacher Training program, We will be opening registration Sept 24th for next years program which will begin in March of 2019. Stay tuned for more details to come xo.
Sagittarius Full Moon 2019
Sagittarius is the most positive of the Zodiac signs, ruled by the planet of Jupiter the father of luck, expansion and wisdom. Right now we are being given an opportunity to see big, to believe there is more for us awaiting on the other side of this magnificent moon. There are times for deep diving and times for high flying and my loves this is the time for high flying. You will have karmic cycles rising up as an opportunity to see them in a much more clearer view and with a chance to clear them for good. If you find a particular area of your life is falling apart, LET IT. Planet Uranus has made his huge transit to 0 degrees in Taurus bringing in earth shaking change for us all, he is ushering in new blue prints with new lessons and opportunities for us for the next seven years. So among the chaos, stay positive and know what is falling apart is meant too, you have graduated from your current life lessons and are moving on to a whole new area of uncharted waters. Embody the change, allow the optimistic essence of Sag to show you the way to the new outline of your new paradigms. Take your aim on new goals, radically release all resistance to change and ideas that haven’t manifested and make space for the new. Don’t lose hope now is what this moon is asking you. Join me tomorrow to look at how this moon may be affecting you in particular and in what area of your life. Awareness brings us a step closer to accepting verses resisting. Register here if you would like to join: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/ECO65K
Send me your birthday, time and location after registering. Sat Nam. xo.
Memoirs of Death and Rebirth
How obvious are the synchronicities in life that drive us into a deep spiritual abyss to seek the solace our hearts and minds desire? What is a love story without tragedy? What is truth without lies? What is fulfillment of destiny without great lessons? The parables of god are playing out in people right before your eyes. The great lessons of this life are documented around the world by thousands of holy men and women. They have documented their memoirs, passing on the great lessons sent through them to continue to serve us all. The stories of our own lives become the next guide of what is to come for future generations. Truths are often distorted in perceptions and what seems forever cloaked in divine timing. Truths cannot be told, truth is revealed. As we journey through life we come across an abundant amount of information we spend eons analyzing and intellectualizing. Not until we surrender deeper and ascend higher do we begin to have truth revealed. This is where the third eye activation is so vital. As we activate the third eye we begin to see truth in all things. In people, scriptures, visions and most importantly in ourselves. We begin to see our destiny, our past lives, our soul tribe, our future and past. When we connect intuitively, we begin to receive all the answers to the million questions we have ponder. Therefore, devotion is so vital, living a life dedicated to spiritual practice is so necessary. These tools we are given (meditation, yoga, chant, dance, scriptures…) have an incredible amount of side effects on our consciousness.
I realized early on I could not tell anyone anything without them asking. Divine order ensures knowledge is revealed to those who seek. The greatest teachers are in fact those who lead by example. As people reach certain levels of consciousness in their life they will begin to ask the important questions of teachers, and they will be open to receive that knowledge. If that wisdom is placed upon them before their consciousness is ready, it will be distorted by their perceptions, by their data programming. Becoming a master student of each moment was the best teacher I had the pleasure of knowing. Becoming an observer of others and myself, watching and studying the way egos react and respond. Becoming an observer of the flux of energy in people, spaces and things as life unfolds. Each moment is a lesson, each moment is a teacher. As the great healer, Jesus once said “Split a piece of wood and I am there, lift a stone and you will find me.” Divine Guidance, Divine Essence is among us always. We are given every opportunity to grow if we choose to see a lesson in every moment. God is everywhere and in everything, in perfect time that truth is revealed to those who seek with incredible devotion. Truth is the gift of God. To see truth is to live in great wonder, infinite is the universe, infinite is the journey of knowing. Anyone can read a book but only those who have built a great ark can travel the journey of truth. The ark is your vehicle that helps you journey the waters of great wisdom. Envision your ark as the shell holding the pure essence of your divine soul. See your devotions as exercise for your soul. As you devote time and energy to your practice you are building the very things you need to travel the journey of the soul self, the divine soul self. -Sat Nam