Ecstatic Dance in Ubud, Bali

Ecstatic Dance is an internal experience.
Dance yourself free & let go,
this experience is all for YOU.

Ecstatic Dance is a global movement that has been active around the world since the mid 90’s, originally inspired by Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms.

The Bali edition of Ecstatic Dance was first launched in 2009, at the Yoga Barn, facilitated by our Co-founder Charley Patton. Being the only venue offering Ecstatic Dance in Bali for several years, as of 2022 there are several other places on the island where one can experience Ecstatic Dance, at the beach or in the hills.

More about Ecstatic Dance

At the Yoga Barn, Ecstatic Dance is a weekly community gathering that takes place on Friday nights and Sunday mornings.

Ecstatic Dance is NOT a night club experience, on the contrary, it is more like a Monestary of movement meditation.

Each Ecstatic Dance at the Yoga Barn is facilitated by a professional DJ who will hold a safe and sacred container for you, as s/he guides you on a journey through the music to where all can connect to a common source of ecstatic energy on the dance floor.

There are two studios to dance in: the upper level, Studio Nyoman, which is has limited capacity, and the lower Studio, Ketut, which can handle another 75 people or so.

As a freeform journey into movement, the Ecstatic Dance floor at the Yoga Barn is a place where you can simply be yourself, go within, and experience bodily freedom through the mosaic of rhythm.

Each Ecstatic Dance at the Yoga Barn ends with a very special closing; either a delicate closing set or with sound healing or singing and chanting.

Each week is filled with joy and happiness, it’s a beautiful experience for all on the floor.

Help us to maintain the sanctity of this incredible weekly gathering by learning more about Ecstatic Dance and by following the Rules and Etiquette mentioned below, to keep the dance floor a sacred space for all.

IMPORTANT ECSTATIC DANCE RULES & ETIQUETTE!
Please respect these rules

  • Note STUDIO CAPACITY/LIMITATIONS:

    • Upstairs (capacity 170) - 150K 

    • Downstairs (capacity 100) - 100K.

  • Those dancing downstairs will NOT BE ABLE TO COME UPSTAIRS.

  • RESPECT the staff & each other.

  • NO TALKING in the studios, or on the upper deck (Talking is allowed outside only).

  • NO PHONES, NO PHOTOGRAPHY & NO VIDEOGRAPHY. Leave your phones turned off & in your bags (Exceptions are made only with permission from the management).

  • NO alcohol or altering substances permitted.

  • NO SHOES on the dance floor.

  • WEAR CLOTHES, this is not a Shibari party.

  • RESPECT PERSONAL BOUNDARIES, yours and others.

  • SWEATY? Bring a towel with you.

  • BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS, it takes two to Tango.

 

IMPORTANT:

Aggressive behaviour will NOT BE TOLERATED, and you will be asked to leave if you violate any of the above Rules & Etiquette.

The Yoga Barn security & management team is looking out for your safety. Appreciate them & listen to them, they are doing their job.

Please do your part to keep the dance floor a safe space for all members of our community

Enjoy!

Join Our Dance Community!

Friday Ecstatic Dance | 7:15 - 9:00 pm | IDR 150,000

Friday Ecstatic Dance | 7:15 - 9:00 pm | IDR 150,000

Please note that effective Friday Feb 3, 2023, the prices for Ecstatic Dance will be changing as follows:

Pre-Purchase Online (Megatix): IDR 150,000 (upstairs - Nyoman)
Walk-in: IDR 150,000 (upstairs - Nyoman)
Walk-in: IDR 100,000 (downstairs - Ketut)
(Walk-in guests -- PLEASE ARRIVE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO DANCE)

Book and Pay for your spot online, check-in, and pick-up your wristband on-site the day of the event from 8:00 am-7:15 pm.

Online tickets are available to purchase on the Monday before the event.

Please note:
No Refunds are permitted, but you can transfer your ticket for up to 30 days

CHECK-IN:

We have a simple and smooth check-in process! 
Show your e-ticket at the Main Reception to pick up your wristband!
The earlier you come, the faster check-in gets

Our Garden Kafe has a freshly prepared Buffet Lunch on Sundays and is open until 10:00 pm every Friday for you to enjoy a pre-dance or post-dance meal.


Sunday Ecstatic Dance | 11:30am - 1:30pm | IDR 150,000

Sunday Ecstatic Dance | 11:30am - 1:30pm | IDR 150,000

Book and Pay for your spot online, check-in, and pick-up your wristband on-site the day of the event from 8:00 am-11.30 am.

Please note that effective Friday Feb 3, 2023, the prices for Ecstatic Dance will be changing as follows:

Pre-Purchase Online (Megatix): IDR 150,000 (upstairs - Nyoman)
Walk-in: IDR 150,000 (upstairs - Nyoman)
Walk-in: IDR 100,000 (downstairs - Ketut)

(Walk-in guests -- PLEASE ARRIVE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO DANCE)

Online tickets are available to purchase on the Monday before the event.

Please note:
No Refunds are permitted, but you can transfer your ticket for up to 30 days

CHECK-IN:

We have a simple and smooth check-in process! 
Show your e-ticket at the Main Reception to pick up your wristband!
The earlier you come, the faster check-in gets

Our Garden Kafe has a freshly prepared Buffet Lunch on Sundays and is open until 10:00 pm every Friday for you to enjoy a pre-dance or post-dance meal.


OTHER INFO: 

WHAT TO WEAR:

YOU WILL SWEAT, ALLOT.

Bring a towel, or rent one for IDR 40,000 at reception.

Its best to wear loose, comfortable clothing or the same outfit you wear to a yoga class.  When choosing your outfit, please be conscious that you are on an ecstatic dance floor in Ubud, Bali and not in night club or Shibari Party.

CHILDREN:

Friday Nights are NOT suitable for children, its dark and very crowded and not safe.

Sunday mornings are all about community! Children over the age 10 are welcome to dance, any younger that it becomes unsafe due to overcrowding. However, the lower studio is wide open and safe for kids.

Kids are free and do not need to pay.

FOOD & DRINK:

STAY HIYDRATED.

There is bottled coconut water for sale at Reception for each dance, please purchase as needed.

Our Garden Kafe has a freshly prepared Buffet Lunch on Sundays and is open until 10:00 pm every Friday for you to enjoy a pre-dance or post-dance meal.

CAPACITY:

There are TWO STUDIOS to dance in: UPSTAIRS / STUDIO NYOMAN & DOWNSTAIR / STUDIO KETUT.  The upstairs studio has a maximum capacity. Once that capacity is reached, dancers will be relegated to the downstairs studio, where another 100 people can dance.

THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOU. TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT UPSTAIRS, RE-PURCHASING ON MEGATIX, IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

But, if you miss the pre-sales, just walk-in and pay at the Main Reception.

Each Friday & Sunday, in addition to Ecstatic Dance there is an amazing array of classes to choose from. Please check our online schedule for the current schedule to see if Ecstatic Dance has been removed/cancelled.

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