What is 7Directions?
7Directions is a dance ceremony and healing practice that combines conscious dance, earth-based ceremony, world/pop music, subtle energy work, and creative art to facilitate personal awareness and spiritual growth.
Throughout, we invoke a relationship with seven essential places–east, south, west, north, below, above and within–to create a loving yet powerful sacred container for our highest good and deepest healing.
Whether it’s in a class, evening, workshop, retreat or ongoing group, 7Directions ceremonial ways teach us how to move through life.
7Directions’ opportunities include:
- Private workshops for individuals, groups and organizations.
- Public events and ongoing women’s groups.
- Dances with focused intentions such as self-love, surrender, power and more.
- Teaching people how to follow subtle energy inside oneself and within daily life.
- Leadership training through learning to facilitate earth-based dance ceremony.
Public 7Directions 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.
“7Directions is an area of my life where I feel safe enough to let go of control and be free.” Hillary L.
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!
To schedule a private session for yourself, a group or organization, Contact Staci
For general information:
Women’s 7Directions Ongoing Group
“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 has carried me with grace through an extremely intense and 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 circle in a sacred context, and I find I always return to reverence and joy.” Rebecca E.
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.
Join Staci Boden and emerging 7Directions Facilitators 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: September-January and February-June
Time: 7-10:15 pm (9:45pm snack is optional)
Location: Choose your group–Berkeley or Moss Beach
Commitment: 1 dance per month for about 4 months
Tuition: $260 by the 2nd meeting unless otherwise arranged
Extras: a 30 minute monthly phone call ($50 value)
For more info or to register: Contact Staci
If you miss an evening in your group (for example, Berkeley), we allow one cross over visit (for example, Moss Beach).
Fall 2018 Dates
Saturdays: Sept 29, Oct 27, Dec 1, Jan 12
Thursdays: Oct 4, Nov 1, Nov 29, Jan 10
For more info or to register Contact Staci
“7Directions has allowed me to explore movement and a way to interact with my own energy. The music has been let’s me transport and reflect. It feels freeing. There are no other spaces in my life where I move solely with women’s energy and it has been a gift to be held in such a nurturing container.” Bonnie R.
7Directions Women’s Weekend
“7Directions has been a space to experience the true embodiment of transformation. Through dancing in this ceremony, I have been able to take all the transformational wisdom existing as thoughts in my head, and dance it down into my body.” Rebecca E.
Join Staci Boden and Ruby Monsen for a healing 7Directions Women’s Dance Ceremony Weekend in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Give yourself some space to experience a joyful yet transformative weekend with wise fun-loving powerhouse women as we nourish, play, release, connect, revitalize, contemplate and more.
This weekend includes three 7Directions dance ceremonies, art making, eating chocolate, belly laughing, hot tubbing, and being together. We stay in cozy yurts (futon beds available) with electricity, showers and wood burning stoves surrounded by redwood trees.
Date: TBA, 3pm Fri-3pm Sunday
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
Preregistration required: Contact Staci