Dancing Freedom/Ecstatic Dance explanation

Dancing Freedom is a facilitated movement meditation dance practice accompanied by sumptuous and inspiring music. It’s a place to feel who you are rather think who you are. To feel your true heart’s expression by simply moving your body.

.To dance freely, waking up the energy in our body is to remember that we are intrinsically part of and connected to the natural world.
Dancing freedom works with the five elements, (earth, water, fire, air and ether) as symbols for the tangible relationship between the natural world and the body. The sessions are a safe space to let go and dance in, releasing physical, mental and emotional blocks for transformation.
DJ’ed from stunning artists across from the board, the practice is open to all.

Sophie’s dance biog

I love to hold dance spaces where people are open to waking up! I am a Dancing Freedom facilitator, Conscious Dance DJ and DJ for parties and events.

I have danced, free of self consciousness, all my life and that’s because I started as a little one. Dance has always made sense of life, breaking free from the ‘norm’ is my calling.

I am passionate about music and how it moves the body to release physical, mental and emotional tension in turn opening the senses to the moment; to NOW. I believe well-being stems from here.

I currently hold a weekly Dancing Freedom community in Frome, Somerset, DJ for Dance Medicine in Glastonbury monthly, Ecstatic Dance UK/London, summer UK festivals and retreats.

Giulio Sica

Whilst dancing at one of Sophie's sessions, I explained to a friend that it felt like being enveloped in silk and carried up. I felt my spirit lift and I was able to immerse myself in my dance and my intention. All in all, I felt deep joy, a natural ecstasy, that comes to me through well-thought out sequences of music, with intuitive sense of rhythm, dynamics, subtle lyrics and a deep, deep sense of heart, light-heartedness, not of the frivolous kind, but of the floating, soaring, mystical kind, and a real sense at the end of grounded-ness, of having journeyed well and come to a natural conclusion.

Sorcha O'Reilly Event producer

Sophie Bolton worked for us in the capacity of children's guide, and leprachaun!, at a birthday party organised for an individual of high net worth. This event ran across a four day duration and it was the client's request that we have a character actor befriend and entertain the children for the duration.  It was a very difficult role and of the utmost importance to the success of our event.  Sophie was exceptional. She created a truly believable and lovable character. Her rapport with the children was instantaneous. The parents were immediately comfortable that their children were is good hands. Sophie was in demand from the moment the clients arrived to the moment that they left.  So successful was her performance that we had to turn down the clients requests, on a number of occasions, or she would have been working from 8am to 9pm without a break! The children simply loved her.  Sophie was a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate in recommending her to any event organiser, casting director or other employer; she is creative, talented, reliable and just lovely to have around. I look forward very much to working with her again in the near future. 

Ants Bollingbroke-Kent - Journalist/Author

Despite a surfeit of yoga teachers, finding one that fires up your desire to do yoga, and who's classes you really love and look forward to, is harder than finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. But Sophie is that elusive needle - a really excellent teacher who makes you never want to miss one of her classes. I can't recommend her enough.

Jenny Ransom - Massage Therapist

Sophie has a lovely warm and nurturing teaching style. I really love how she brings in snippets of etheric info into the classes; I find it really helps to bring a bit of magic into the work that we do. Classes are well thought out and with each week Sophie gently builds on the complexity of the poses. After her classes I always feel more grounded and centred. I think most of all though, I enjoy the sense of connection I have with my body after a class with Sophie.

Stephen Curtain

I had an incredible Hatha session yesterday with Sophie. Sophie has a lovely ability to guide you through any particular sequence. Her simple trigger-words and -phrases instantly and sensitively created a easy-to-understand visualisation within my mind's eye. With my eyes closed and focussed on breathing, this makes all the difference without having to glance up. I can honestly say in roughly five years of on-again, off-again yoga practice, I learnt some new, simple but very effective pointers that helped me to achieve lovely 'unforced' movements, serenity and overall beautiful vibe! It's clear that Sophie creates a beautiful, supportive and fun environment for this to occur. Thanks so much Sophie. See you again!

Tori Lewis

Being in a dance session with Sophie is a great privilege. She exudes fun, presence, joy and huge amounts of charisma. Her skills as a DJ really make the session as well as her joyful personality. Sophie really has a gift! I would really recommend Sophie and Dancing Freedom for anyone who loves to move.

Nura Aabe - Mum

Before Zak started Yoga, he used to be very anxious, not able to focus and found it difficult to control his behaviour. I feel because of yoga Zak is much more relaxed, happier and more focused. Seeing him in Yoga, was a dream come through. I have never seen Zak so much and relax. I don't think I will ever stop his sessions, he is a completely different child now. Zak comes home after his session so relaxed and he so looks forward to Mondays because of Yoga.