Ecstatic Dance by The Movement Journey

How blessed we are to dance on these grounds


Sunday, 18/02/2024
Sunday 17/03/2024


Bluebirds Haarlem, Rozenstraat 5, 2011 LS Haarlem


EUR 29,95 for Early Movers (purchase your ticket online)
EUR 34,95 for Late Movers (you can buy your ticket in the studio on the Day of the event)
EUR 50,- for 2 tickets if you want to bring a friend (purchase your ticket online)

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No cancellations possible for this event. If you’re not able to attend, then you can email us and we will make sure that you can use your ticket for the next time: haarlem@blue-birds.nl

On Sunday

we transform the Bluebirds studio in Haarlem into a magical and loving Ecstatic Dance temple.

Together we create a place where all is welcome. A place where you will feel at home. A place where you feel free to move like you have never moved before. In this place there’s no right or wrong, no choreography and no judgement.

Together we create a safe space by following the guidelines of Ecstatic Dance:

  • we are silent on the dancefloor
  • we take off our shoes
  • we move with an open and positive mindset
  • we are free from alcohol, drugs and phones

These guidelines allow us to connect with ourselves, the music and each other. Be inspired by the magic of free movement. If you allow yourself to move freely, the world around you will move as well. Be amazed, be open and be vulnerable.

We are looking forward to taking you on this magical journey of movement. Together we will discover a whole new world of moving. We will explore our own body in multiple ways. And we will connect to our inner world.

What to expect

The Movement Journey is a day full of beautiful live music, delicious food, lovely people and free movement. Here’s a little sneak peak of the program:

14:00 – 14:30 Doors open

14:30 – 15:00 Opening ceremony

15:00 – 17:00 Ecstatic Dance set by DJ Yellow Rose

17:00 – 17:30 Closing concert (live music by Véra Capou)

17:30 – 17:45 Sharing circle

17:45 – 18:00 Time to say goodbye

How to prepare?

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Eat light before the workshop: fresh tea & fruit included, extra snacks and drinks are available for purchase during the event.
  • You can bring a notebook and pen.

Lois Veldheer

Why The Movement Journey – about your facilitator Lois Veldheer

Movement has always been a big theme in my life. Whether it’s moving around the world by travelling, moving my body in different types of sports or moving my inner world by developing myself on a spiritual level. All comes down to moving forwards in a conscious and loving way.

Ecstatic Dance for me is a way to move freely, without judgement, and with full focus on myself. What I have discovered is that by moving my body freely, I am moving my inner world as well. It’s really like therapy to me. And to be very honest: often I’m crying on the dancefloor. In most occasions because I feel so loved and blessed. But in some occasions also because of emotions that were stuck in my body. Every single time I feel so released.

I am looking forward to taking you on this journey with me. Please bear in mind: every single one of us is able to move. If you feel unsure or insecure about dancing or moving, please reach out to me and I will provide some support. My first introduction to Ecstatic Dance was during my backpack-trip in Central America in 2022. Ik felt so much love and gratefulness on the dancefloor. I had never felt like this before on (dance) parties. From that moment onwards I knew: I want more of this and I want to share it with the world!