Alixir Ecstatic Dance // DJ Cornflower


Wed Jun 14 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:45 pm


200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-4534, United States | Oakland, CA

Wednesday night, Cornflower DJs and Alixir Dance founder Donna Carroll teaches the embodiment class!
Alixir dance invites you to embody the power and freedom of movement—when bodies, minds and spirits gather in a fun, community-minded dance experience.
From 7:00-7:30 pm, join the (optional) pre-dance embodiment class. This is a chance to warm-up, drop in, and learn new ways to navigate the dance floor while deepening your connection with others. There will be connection exercises with the group and with others, but this is not a contact improv class.
From 7:30-9:30 pm, challenge your body and recharge your spirit with a live DJ'd ecstatic dance. We complete the evening with a guided meditation.
There are no steps to learn, and no way to do it wrong. No rhythm? No problem! Our culture is inclusive of everyone.
Cornflower’s sound emerges from the moment connecting you to your Soul. His voice calls us deeper into Presence utilizing modern mantra-like lyrics upon a landscape of vocal loops, he builds layers and dimensions of harmony and groove like a sonic tapestry into an anthemic chant to set your body ablaze in movement and prayer. With influences ranging from Phish to Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau to Björk, Cornflower’s music is a mix of experimental vocal soul, world-funk, jam & electronica layered over a delicate balance of structure and improvisation.
Donna Carroll is founder and CEO of ALIXIR DANCE, formerly Ecstatic Dance International, which she cofounded in 2008. Donna has a B.A. in Fashion Design from Kent State University and spent seven years designing apparel for Target, Talbots, Lane Bryant and May Company. She’s also a certified Kundalini Yoga and AcroYoga teacher, as well as a Trauma Sensitive HeartMath Practitioner. She has designed and produced thousands of dance events across the USA, Mexico, Central America and Europe. She has also produced conscious concerts for stars including Porangui and Ayla Nereo.
"This dance community has been so important and central in my life ever since we got back in action this year. Amazing DJs, super welcoming safe and sweet community and just all around awesome vibes. This is a weekly highlight for me and many friends. The venue is beautiful and safe parking with security on site. Dance is always sobriety and consent focused; with silence as a main principle so no one is trying to distract from your groove. Always great medicine!"
-Brian McDaniels
"FIND FREEDOM HERE!!! Alixir (ecstatic dance) is a no shoes, no booze, you don't talk on the dance floor environment. You can move and be HOWEVER YOU WANT. Whether dancing with yourself in your own world, engaging with others and/or partner dancing, ALIXIR DANCE IS A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE THAT ENCAPSULATES MIND, BODY AND SOUL, if you let it."
-Flannery Mars
"Such a fantastic community and space that is created every Wednesday night. I was very concerned when our previous gatherings were closed due to COVID. Donna brought it right back by the lake - beautiful space, wonderful music and extraordinary people…. Sink into your being and let your soul fly."
-Naveen Koneru

Where is it happening?

200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-4534, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Ecstatic Dance International

Host or Publisher Ecstatic Dance International

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