Ecstatic Dance in its most basic definition is free-form movement /dance inspired by music, allowing our bodies to move freely without judgment or concern for the “grace” or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance when nobody is watching!
This dance develops a direct body-spirit connection, letting your body and inner guide be your teachers. It’s about being present with your own energy and discovering your own dance within using this movement and energetic experience to release stuck patterns in your body, emotions, mind and spirit.
Dance and move the way your body wants to, without choreography or judgment! Get out of your head and into your body, discovering the innate body wisdom you possess. It’s a authentic, spontaneous, expressive, meditative movement practice.
As a percussionist, Craig has performed with Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, C.C. White, David Starfire, FreQ Nasty, Dub Kirtan Allstars, Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Donna De Lory, Suzanne Sterling, Tina Malia, Jaya Lakshmi, Michael Kang, Chris Berry and many others. Presently, Craig is performing for festivals and yoga/ ecstatic dance communities all over the world. Some events include– Earthdance, Wanderlust, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Country Fair, Beloved, Harmony, Hanuman, Tadasana, Mystic, Gaia, Hawaii Spirit Festival, Bhaktifest, Big Bounce, Water Woman, Wakeup Festival, Yoga Journal Conference, Midwest Yoga Conference and Texas Yoga Conferences.
Prana Pulse – music for yoga, love and ecstatic dance is the latest Shamans Dream project produced by Craig Kohland and Evan Marc (Bluetech). http://shamansdream1.bandcamp.com/album/prana-pulse