RHYTHM SANCTUARY TEMPLE

ECSTATIC DANCE CHURCH

Originally founded in 2005, in Boulder, Shannon felt the need to bring people together to dance and began by inviting people to dance in her living room. She created regular post-dance ritual practice and soon adopted ‘the wave’ format from the emerging ecstatic dance movement, becoming the first ecstatic dance in Colorado. RHYTHM SANCTUARY-Ecstatic Dance Church” was born. She and her team soon took on the 5000 square foot AVALON dance hall every week. Word began to spread and those coming in from Denver wanted to have closer dance, so in 2007 the DENVER RYTHYM SANCTUARY was formed, which is still going on 250+ strong every Sunday. 

Since relinquishing the reigns in 2014, and moving back to Austin, Texas (one of the founding cities of the early national Ecstatic Dance movement), Shannon re-created an ornate temple space for sacred dance in 2017 and spawned the Rhythm Sanctuary Illumination Dances for workshops and conferences. 

As of 2022, we are establishing a regular Ecstatic Dance ‘church-temple’ in Wimberley, Texas… COME JOIN US!

CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO SEE WHAT MAKES ECSTATIC DANCE DIFFERENT!

So TRY IT! An ecstatic dance set is usually around 60 – 75 mins consisting of a of the ‘life cycle’ of birth-emergence-life-divergence-return, called the ‘wave’. There are NO SHOES & NO TALKING. There are many variations of this format but essentially you are activating your ‘inner church’. 

SO CLEAR A SPOT IN THE LIVING ROOM. PUT ON THIS ‘WAVE’. DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING!

 

Come join us in person as we start 2022 0ff by creating Wimberley’s Dance CHURCH!

 

“This is exactly what we need! To feel ALIVE AGAIN in a united faith of what is to come!” ~Another Dancer

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