- Ubud • The Yoga Barn
Join us for an incredible movement meditation experience at Ecstatic Dance, a global movement that has been inspiring people around the world since the mid-90s. The Bali edition of Ecstatic Dance was first introduced in 2009 at the Yoga Barn by our Co-founder Charley Patton. Over the years, it has expanded, and now you can also experience Ecstatic Dance at various other venues on the island.
At the Yoga Barn, we host weekly Ecstatic Dance gatherings on Friday nights and Sunday mornings, creating a vibrant community space for expression and connection. Unlike a typical night club experience, Ecstatic Dance at the Yoga Barn is more akin to a monastery of movement meditation.
Guided by professional DJs, each Ecstatic Dance session holds a safe and sacred container for participants to embark on a journey through music. It's an opportunity to connect with a common source of ecstatic energy on the dance floor. The Yoga Barn offers two dance studios: Studio Nyoman on the upper level, with limited capacity, and Studio Ketut on the lower level, accommodating a larger crowd.
The Ecstatic Dance floor at the Yoga Barn provides a space for freeform movement and self-expression, allowing you to go within and experience the freedom of your body through a diverse mosaic of rhythms. Each session concludes with a special closing, which may feature a delicate closing set, sound healing, or singing and chanting.
Every week, Ecstatic Dance at the Yoga Barn is filled with joy and happiness, creating a beautiful experience for all participants. We kindly request your support in maintaining the sanctity of this gathering by familiarizing yourself with the rules and etiquette, ensuring that the dance floor remains a sacred space for everyone.
Come and be a part of this transformative movement meditation experience at Ecstatic Dance, where you can embrace your authentic self, connect with others, and immerse yourself in the joy of movement and music.