High on Life - Ecstatic Dance Gathering, Spain 2020

Órgiva, Spain

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Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2020
Group size: 50 - 60
High on Life - Ecstatic Dance Gathering, Spain 2020
Órgiva, Spain


Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2020
Group size: 50 - 60

About this trip

We're beyond excited to host our 3rd Annual High on Life - Ecstatic Dance Gathering - Spain (Tue, 30 June - Sun, 5 July 2020) Join 60 fellow conscious dance enthusiasts at Hidden Paradise, a beautiful family-run retreat centre nestled in the foothills of the Alpujarra mountain range, located nearby Orgiva, a beautiful town in the South of Spain!
*FOOD & ACCOMODATION BOOKING ONLY*

TO BOOK HIGH ON LIFE - ECSTATIC DANCE GATHERING TICKET, PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE

♥ ABOUT THE HIGH ON LIFE RETREAT/ ECSTATIC DANCE FESTIVAL:


Please check out our video from last years High on Life gathering in Portugal!
Please also see our ecstatic dance video on to give you a taste of the journey!


- An experiential playground for co-creating transformational existence.
- Life-affirming retreat beyond the old Drug and Alcohol paradigm.
- Awaken the dancer within! Dance to feel alive, find your creativity and freedom through conscious dance!
- A weekend of wild dancing, fun and heartful meetings with other lovers of dance, music and healthy living.
- Connection with ourself and our bodies explored through a cross-section of approaches.
- Explore as individuals and a group, a wide variety of ecstatic dance and active meditation processes.
- Using music, movement, ritual, and connection to achieve a unified field of being.
- Attune to Nature, living energy present in each moment and create a space for that energy to evolve through dancing outdoors!
- We welcome beginners and experienced dance explorers.

- Retreat centre is powered completely off grid! A gift from the abundant southern Spanish sunshine! Substantial solar systems supplying all retreat centre's electricity & hot water.
An abundance of sun & spring water enables to offer you a luxuriously comfortable stay with little effect on our glorious planet.


Pioneering conscious communities built around music, dance and healthy living, the High on Life Retreat -Ecstatic Dance Gathering opens new doorways of possibilities beyond what we dare to dream.  URUBU School of Transformational Arts is creating a global health-conscious community, a movement that celebrates life through music and dance. 


Ecstatic Dance -  Tribal Trance Dance - Breathwork Initiation - Authentic Movement - Bioenergetics - Osho Active Meditations - Sacred Cacao Ceremony - Heart Circles... and much, much more with amazing people who love music and dance! 

EXAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:

• 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Good Morning Meditation 

• 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Yummy Breakfast 

• 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Morning Session 

• 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Magnificent Lunch 

• 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Evening Session 

• 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Delicious Dinner 

• 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM – Late Night Gathering/Activity

WHAT WORKSHOPS TO EXPECT:

As well as a selection of Ecstatic Dance Djs, the following workshops are included:
• ECSTATIC DANCE - of course!!
• BIOENERGETICS - Work with our bodies to transform and to heal
• OSHO ACTIVE MEDITATIONS - Get present with a selection of powerful meditation practices
• AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT - Dance of awareness
• GROUP SHARINGS / HEART CIRCLES - Speak your truth & let yourself be heard in Community
• SACRED CACAO CEREMONY & SINGING  - Expansion of the Heart and Spirit through Cacao Medicine - Elixir of the Gods and heartful, uplifting singing
• BREATHWORK INITIATION - Transformational Healing - Release Energetic, Emotional & Physical layers of negative imprints & conditioning
• TRIBAL TRANCE DANCE - Dive deep into your wild Nature featuring Live musicians!

• YOGA - To wake up your body and ease your way into the day

♥ PRACTICAL INFORMATION: 

1) WHERE:

The High on Life Gathering takes place on the beautiful property of HIDDEN PARADISE. A family-run retreat centre nestled in the foothills of the Alpujarra mountain range, located nearby Orgiva, a beautiful town in the South of Spain. We are located nearby Orgiva, a beautiful town in the South of Spain. The address of Hidden Paradise is kept secret and only available for retreat participants. If you have booked a retreat at Hidden Paradise, you will receive the "how to get here" if you need it. PLEASE SEE PHOTO GALLERY to give you an idea of this beautiful centre or WATCH VIDEO about the Hidden Paradise.

2) FEATURES OF THE RETREAT CENTRE:

- Retreat centre is powered completely off grid! A gift from the abundant southern Spanish sunshine! Substantial solar systems supplying all retreat centre's electricity & hot water.
An abundance of sun & spring water enables to offer you a luxuriously comfortable stay with little effect on our glorious planet.
- Earth Temple: traditional earth floor with wooden build and stunning views from the temple - our main dancing space during the retreat!
- Spaceship Temple: a beautifully crafted wooden yurt with wooden floor and stunning views from the temple - workshop space during the retreat!
(Both temples are closed off with windows, heated & air-conditioned, fully equipped with yoga mats, blocks & blankets)
- Wood fired Sauna
- Botanical Indoor Pool
- Open Air Pool
- Hammock Area
- Stunning views down the valley to The Mediterranean Sea

3) CLOSEST AIRPORTS:

Hidden Paradise retreat centre is one hour forty-five minutes from Malaga, and one hour from Granada airports in Spain. For best flight deals please visit www.skyscanner.net

4) ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:

Retreat will start with dinner at 19:00 on Tuesday 30th June
(you are welcome to arrive between 15:00 - 18:30 to allow time to check-in, explore the grounds and settle in before we start)
Retreat will finish after lunch at 12:00 on Sunday 5th July 2020
(you are welcome to depart between 12:00 - 13:00)
Please arrange to arrive for start time at 19:00 and leave after the 12:00 

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot stay at the retreat centre outside the retreat dates, however retreat centre have friends who have lovely places nearby where you can stay before and after. If you would like to stay before or after the retreat, please CONTACT RETREAT CENTRE to help you arrange your stay nearby: http://hiddenparadise.org/contact-retreat-centre-in-spain/

5) COST:

Gathering program - all workshops and events: (Prices are excluding food & accommodation, additional cost of 300 Euros for 5 nights and all meals)
- £150 Super-Duper Earlybird (Limited availability until end of February!)
- £200 Earlybird
- £300 Regular price

To book gathering ticket, please see link to Eventbrite at the top of the page. 

6) FOOD & ACCOMODATION:

€300 per person for a shared accomodation for 5 nights including food. 

6.1) ACCOMODATION:
- Each participantwill be allocated a shared bedroom (single bed) in one of the various dwellings built using locally sourced materials (stone buildings built in traditional Alpujjaran style, tree houses, furnished tipis and canvas bell tents)
- Please note there are some double beds available and any single beds can be made into double beds if required.
- Each dwelling has various bathrooms (shower, basin & flush loo) and there are additional composting loos.
- If you would like to share with your friends who are also attending the High on Life gathering, please let us know their names when booking your accomodation and we will try to ensure you are staying in the same dwelling.
- Linen, bedding and towels are provided however please do bring an additional towel for swimming/sauna use. 


6.2) FOOD:
– All meals are included: (breakfast, lunch, dinner). First meal will be dinner on 30 June and last meal will be lunch on 5 July.
– 3 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals a day, including gluten free
– including variety of fruits throughout the day, teas, filtered spring water and lemon water
Experienced chefs take pride in creating delicious, healthy meals using home-grown and where possible organic and always locally-sourced ingredients, to prepare nutritious raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Chefs are happy to accommodate the needs of participants with allergies to particular foods and often prepare gluten and dairy free meals - all served with love!
If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know when booking.

7) TRAVEL TO AND FROM RETREAT CENTRE:

Please arrange to arrive for start time at 19:00 on 30 June and leave after the 12:00 on 5 July.  
Shuttle to/from Malaga and Granada airports is available to book for additional 35 Eur per person each way.
Please add shuttle if required as and add on option at the checkout whilst booking your food & accomodation.

8) WHAT TO BRING:

-Reusable water bottle
-Torch (head torches are really useful)
-Clothing in layers suitable for dancing
-Swimsuit & flip-flops (there's an indoor and outdoor swimming pool on site as well as sauna!)
-Towel for swimming/ sauna
-Warm jacket or jumper for evenings as temperature will drop during the night
-Ear-plugs (if you're a light sleeper)
-Toiletries (natural & biodegradable products please)
-Notebook and pen: optional (to keep a personal diary during the retreat instead of getting on the mobile phone)

***THE SMALL PRINT, ALWAYS READ THE SMAL

– Dancers enter at their own risk. Urubu School of Transformational Arts accepts no responsibility for spontaneous joy, open-heartedness or sore cheeks from too much smiling.

– We do not refund tickets. Any questions, please contact us directly: info@urubu.com

– Waste is not cool – please remember to BYO reusable water bottle!

– Smile! Urubu School of Transformational Arts will be recording this event. We want to capture the magic of our 3rd gathering and, as we live in the age of Facebook & Instagram, we need to archive footage from these events. Thank you. (Please be aware that by entering the event, you irrevocably consent to and authorise without compensation USTA, its successors, assigns and licensees to use your voice and likeness and to photograph you and/or make sound, audio and/or audio-visual recordings (“recordings”) of you and to use the same worldwide for exploitation in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity. All such photographs and recordings to be the sole property of USTA, and you release USTA its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability on account of such usage.)


JOIN US!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING 6 MAGICAL DAYS IN SPAIN WIH YOU!

What’s included

  • Vegetarian/ Vegan Food
    3 x meals a day
  • Shared accomodation
    5x nights in a shared accomodation (one of various dwellings: stone houses, tree houses - with shared facilities and additional compost loos)
  • Gathering ticket
    Please book High on Life - Ecstatic Dance Gathering ticket on Eventbrite (link provided in description)
  • Flights
    Nearest airports: Malaga or Granada (Spain). For best flights please visit www.skyscanner.net
  • Airport transfer
    If you require airport shuttle to/from the retreat centre, please book this as add on option.

Available options

Shuttle: Malaga airport to retreat c.
€35
Shuttle: Granada airport to retreat c.
€35
Shuttle: retreat c. to Malaga airport
€35
Shuttle retreat c. to Granada airport
€35

Your Organizer


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URUBU - School of Transformational Arts
Holistic Wellness Event Organiser Facilitating Events, Workshops, Festivals & Trainings for Living a Healthy and Embodied Life! We love to dance. We love music! We love to inspire, to connect, to heal and transform! Pioneering Ecstatic Dance Events in the UK (DJ & Live Music) since 2009! Cacao Ceremonies - Gong Baths & Sound Journeys - Deep Dating & Conscious Connections - Aerial Relaxation Pods - Active Meditations and much more! WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU! URUBU - You are you, be you!