Trance Dance Explorations

Trance Dance Explorations

Practitioners Involved: Leo Rutherford

Venues Used: Millbrook Village Hall, Bedfordhsire

Date / Time: Oct 13th/14th, Nov 10th/11th, Dec 15th-16th

Price: £485 (deposit £185)

Trance-Dance brings together body movement, dynamic rhythms, healing sounds, transformative breathing and the use of a blindfold or bandana – stimulating a trance state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity and emotional well-being.

Trance-Dance is a magical catalyst for emergence to happen and patterns to shift.

With Leo Rutherford, multi-instrumentalist Paul Cerigo and sound therapist Ruth Ford

To book your place please contact :- Richard Diss Tel: 01525 862278 You can also email

The Dance: Trance-Dance brings together body movement, dynamic rhythms, healing sounds, transformational breathing techniques and the use of a blindfold / bandana – together stimulating a trance state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity and emotional well-being. Cultures from every continent on this planet embraced unique dance forms based on the animals and elements of nature present within their domain. Their purpose in dancing was to enter elemental or animal consciousness, to become the spirit of the sun, moon, or shape-shift into an animal and or plant life. To ‘dance like nature’ was to vibrate at the same rate as Creator, much the same as any newborn child will mimic its environment out of love and appreciation for its existence. Dance was synonymous with prayer, a demonstration of reverence.

The Medicine: The Medicine Wheel teaches how the Universe works, how the many forces act on us in our lives and how to live connected to the greater powers. It shows us how to maintain balance and harmony, how to dance our way through, peacefully and lovingly, in the midst of life's numerous challenges.

Through Trance-Dance we disappear into spirit, detaching from life’s ordinary challenges, able to let go and see through and past everyday issues to deeper patterns. Shamans know that all dis-ease originates in the energy matrix of our being and “travel” to the source to effect healing. For many of us these patterns can lie deeply hidden yet affecting us on every level. Through these methods participants enter parallel realities where hidden patterns can be experienced and solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems may be accessed.

Structure: The first part of the course will focus on the experience of trance dance and the second part will include practitioner training in how to hold a group going through these experiences and how to gain the maximum benefit for everyone.

Live music: Most sessions will include live drumming and other music.

The course will take place at Millbrook Village Hall in Bedfordshire. The address is Sandhill Close, Millbrook MK45 2JD

The Practitioner Training aspect of the course will focus on taking the lead for short periods and experiencing holding the group intention and focus. There will be practical teaching sessions on holding group energy, liberating the magical child, taking people into altered states and holding that space. Also teaching this method of safely taking blindfolded dancers into deep states where they can experience aspects of themselves that are usually submerged in the daily stuff of living.

Here is a list of Leo's upcoming events on Eagle's Wing website

Recommendation from previous attendee:

Another amazing, heart, mind, body and spirit expanding weekend of Shamanic Trance Dance...feel plugged in, turned up and tuned in! So connected and full of gratitude, didn't think I'd be able to walk let alone dance thanks to my agony knees and foot, but just goes to show the power of spirit and positive energy!! Thank you, thank you Leo Rutherford, Ruth, Paul, the magical circle of dancers, all our guides, helpers and Spirit - Ali

What a beauty and honour to share that weekend with you!! Still smiling and brimming with energetic shifts, can we believe the power of this work? Thank the stars for Leo and the magician that he is. - Ruth