7Directions® Dance


7Directions helped me find my soul after being in a soulless marriage for 11 yrs. It created a safe and magical space for me to discover myself on the dance floor. Thank you Staci and 7Directions!
— Marie, J.

 
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What is 7Directions®?

Born in 2002, 7Directions® is a dance ceremony and healing practice that combines freestyle dance, earth-based ceremony, eclectic world/pop/devotional music, subtle energy work, and creative art to facilitate awareness, power and freedom.

As we invoke seven essential places--east, south, west, north, below, above and within--we create a loving yet potent sacred container for our highest good and deepest healing.

As we voice our intentions aloud, we start a conversation with the mystery and daily life.

7Directions is a spiritual practice that connects you with yourself and community. Whether it's in a class, evening, workshop, retreat or ongoing group, 7Directions ceremonial ways teach us how to move through life.


7Directions is an area of my life where I feel safe enough to let go of control and be free.
— Hillary L.

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7Directions' opportunities include:

  • Private workshops for individuals, couples, groups and organizations.

  • Public events and ongoing women’s groups.

  • Dances with focused intentions such as self-love, surrender, power and more.

  • Learning how to follow subtle energy inside oneself and within daily life.

  • Ceremonial training to develop leadership through assisting earth-based dance ceremony.


7Directions nourishes and empowers me to open and grow. I treasure the intermingling of dance, sound and expression in a sacred space within such a beautiful, supportive community. Every time, I receive insight, grace, release.
— Zoe K.

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Public 7Directions Dance Ceremony

Release, regenerate and restore with an individual or group sacred dance ceremony. Created and held by Staci Boden since 2002, 7Directions integrates freestyle conscious dance with earth-based ceremony so that art, music and movement become medicine for navigating life.

After gathering briefly we create sacred space and invoke personal intentions. Next, we embark on a journey of tribal, world, electronic, devotional and pop music to explore energy and cultivate body wisdom.

As we move consciously, stress transforms into healthy and vibrant energy, and we learn what we need to feel more aware, intuitive and empowered. Ending gently with stretching and art, we connect individual healing with global blessings.

Dance ceremony becomes a spiritual connection and healing path that teaches us how to move through life.

No experience necessary, women, men and non-gendered people welcome!


7Directions carried me with grace through an extremely difficult year. Every time I receive an opportunity to drop in, connect with spirit, move energy and express myself fully. Whatever emotions or situations I am working on in life, I can dance with them in a sacred context, and I find I always return to reverence and joy.
— Rebecca E.
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Women's 7Directions Ongoing Group

If you already recognize dance, music and earth-based ceremony as essential, this spiritual practice will feel like coming home.

If a busy life means scheduling your self-care, this monthly three hour experience will nourish you in a timely way.

If you’re a woman yearning to find your voice and dance your truth, this confidential women’s space will hold you with gentle loving strength.

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Join Staci Boden and Jane Sanguinetti for an ongoing women’s circle where the healing potency of free-form dance, eclectic music and creative art meets the nourishing power of a women’s group.

Held within an earth-based ceremony, 7Directions creates a loving space for women to connect and transform their lives. Women share, laugh, dance, listen, grieve, learn, celebrate, make art and eat yummy food alongside each other.

After circling up for personal check-ins, we move into dance ceremony. Accompanied by a blend of tribal, world, electronic and pop music, women are free to explore intentions, follow energy, and discover their own sense of rhythm. We complete with drawing and journaling by candlelight before offering blessings.

Through each session, 7Directions becomes a nourishing women’s gathering, and also a way to learn how to dance through any life circumstance.

Two sessions each year: Sept-January and February-June
Time: 7:00-10:15 pm (9:45pm optional snack)
Location: Joy of Being, Moss Beach
Commitment: 1 dance per month for 5 months
Tuition: $325 by the 2nd meeting unless otherwise arranged
Extras: Snack included, 10% discount on healing sessions with Staci or Jane

Fall ‘19 Dates (Saturday): Sept 28, Nov 2, Nov 23, Dec 14, Jan 18

Fall Session is Currently Full. Contact Staci to be on the waitlist for Spring.

7Directions is a warm and open-minded space to let loose, process through my emotions physically, and miraculously bring my intentions to reality. Dancing with and bearing witness to the stories of the other amazing women each month has become a safe harbor on my journey.
— Diana D.

 

7Directions Assistant Training

The role of assistant is an opportunity to learn how to hold a point for a group container and ceremony through physical, emotional and energetic tending. It includes set up and break down as well as learning about altars, candles, and herbs to support dance ceremony.

But beyond tangible tasks, learning to embody the archetypal role of assistant for a dance ceremony not only teaches you about holding a conscious container, but becomes a way to practice holding and following energy in daily life. Through practicing 7Directions, you start to learn about your unique relationship with individual and collective energy.

Container training is life training.

Becoming a 7Directions assistant has helped me deepen my relationship with the dance ceremony, my relationship with spirit, and my relationship with my own intuition. It also helped me understand the concept of ‘container’ more tangibly and gave me the tools to call on the power of container in all aspects of my life.
— Jenna M.
 

The assistant door is opening.

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Starting in the fall of 2019, Staci Boden and Jane Sanguinetti will offer assistant training to past and current Women’s 7Directions dancers. In early 2020, there will be an assistant training which includes a public 7Directions open to all.

Time: 2:00-10:45 pm
Location: Joy of Being, Moss Beach
Tuition: $150 (includes training and assisting 7Directions for an ongoing women’s circle or public dance)
Extras: Monthly fireside chat, 10% discount on healing sessions with Staci or Jane

After completing the training, there will be opportunities to assist 7Directions dances.

This can be for life learning as well as credit to meet certification requirements in a forthcoming 7Directions Facilitator Training in fall of 2020.

Assisting a dance ceremony includes ongoing learning with Staci and Jane. As such, assistants pay the same amount as a participant per dance. After 10 dances, assistants exchange time only with no additional fees.

 
Assisting Women’s 7Directions has deepened my relationship with the ceremony itself, while showing me more and more about how to hold space for others. Assisting has also expanded my capacity to show up in service to others and in service to something bigger than myself, which has gotten me past some of my behaviors that hold me back in life.
— Greta V.