Workshops are opportunities to delve deeper into personal explorations of dynamic movement meditation. Greater commitments, and greater rewards!


An on-going closed group with Alex Svoboda of FreedomDANCE

Tuesday evenings:

  • 29 May
  • 26 June
  • 17 July
  • 28 August
  • 18 September
  • 23 September
  • 16 October

So much to look forward to this spring.  Just a reminder that the early bird price of £80 applies if paid in full before 1 April, or £95 otherwise. A closed group is a wonderful chance to explore different aspects of being alive to the space, the dance, to each other! Contact Di ( to register. There’s a lovely group of people signing up for this series of dances. Look forward to seeing you again on the dance floor soon!


29 May–16 October · St Paul’s CE Primary School Cambridge

Anna Halprin’s Planetary Dance

Cambridge, 23 September 2018, 15:00 –17:30

Join us for this dance of peace and healing!

A free event — everyone is welcome

Contact Di ( to register.

A Calling: Dance Meditation and Shamanic Journeying Workshop

With Pavel Timashkov and Alex Svoboda

Cambridge, 28 – 29 July 2018

“A shamanic technique may be anything that disrupts and confuses the normal stream of thoughts, the habitual experience of emotions and ordinary physiological processes, and then produces a new rhythmic pattern… Dancing is one way of restructuring our consciousness and thereby entering another world.” (Holger Kalweit 1988, Dreamtime & Inner Space: The World of the Shaman)

In our workshop we bring together freedomDANCE, a method of dance meditation and conscious movement, and shamanic practice. Through our dance we will arrive into presence and enter non-ordinary reality, or the world of the shaman. We will climb the World Tree to reach the Upper World and we will decent to the roots to enter the Lower World. We will dance in the Middle World.

A calling.

From the place of presence one sends a call and the veil between ordinary and non-ordinary disappears. The invisible comes in sight.

A calling…

The journey begins, and we find our way to the Lower World – the place of vitality and beauty and a home for Animal Spirit Helpers.

As we swirl in the dance, winds come to join and one becomes the dance itself. The one might hear the whisper.

A calling…

The journey begins and we find our way the Upper World – the place of guidance and wisdom and a home for Spirit Guides and Teachers.

A calling…

Does it come from within?
Does it come from without?
Void starts to whisper its magic…

Further afield

Alex Nikiforov has regular freedomDANCE workshops in Russia, and also sometimes in Turkey and Greece.

Cathy Ryan has regular Open Floor, 5 Rhythms, and Northern Drum workshops across Europe, in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Scandinavia, and further.

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