Goa Ecstatic Festival

Arambol Beach, Goa

The home of the Goa Contact Festival is our place Forgotten Land at Arambol Beach, north Goa, India. Here we will play, eat & workshop during the day, in the evenings and nights we will jam and celebrate on our big dancefloor directly on the beach.

Join us in Arambol, India for a transformative movement adventure by the ocean. Celebrate with your global ecstatic dance family and an exquisite line-up of artists & teachers. We are excited to be with you again.

Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Contact Improvisation, Yoga, Biodanza, Fluent Body, Wataflow, Tribal Shake, Chanting. With Florencia Lamarca, Willemijn de Dreu, Ben Pavlidis, Martyn Zij, Lia Pavlidis, Arun Ji, Pascal de Lacaze, Tikki Masala, Marielle Gerke, Oceano Salvatore Russo, Tyler Blank, Esta Polyesta, Nataraj, Martha Japinder, Matthieu Panassie and more

Connect with a tribe of HEARTs that share the love for dance, music and awareness. Be welcome, precious human being, to this adventure for BODY & SOUL.

For more details, please visit the Goa Ecstatic Website.

Early Bird Price: €250 - Deadline November 15, 2018

Cost of Event: €280

Indian Nationals Early Bird: INR 13.000

Indian Nationals Cost: 14.500 INR

What's Included:

The Forgotten Land kitchen prepares meals for us during both lunch and dinner. A nutritious breakfast is separately available from 7 am. Accommodations are not inclusive in the Ticket. Beach huts, rooms and apartments are easy to find during this time of the season in a price range from 5 –15 Euro a night for 1-2 persons.

Additional information can be found on the Goa Ecstatic Website.

Meet Your Facilitators


Willemijn De Dreu

Willemijn de Dreu is a cherished conscious dance teacher in many cultures around the world since 1998. She is known for her fiery yet grounded presence. In her teachings she has a great sensitivity to what is going on in the field. Through playful creativity she brings light into deep process, and a gentle way of healing through movement. She is skilled in her way of weaving shamanic threads into her work, alwayʼ s listening to the bigger wisdom thatʼs holding us.

5Rhythms is designed to release the dancer in each of us. Through 5 different rhythms we unlock energy in the body that has been stored there for decades. Itʼs a creative, energizing, joyful way to freedom for body, heart, mind and soul. Come as you are, with all that you bring. Welcome.

Arun Ji

Arun Ji has 10 years of experience as a conscious dance DJ, trained in emotional awareness and tantra with Astiko Lopez and is passionate for Gabrielle Roth’s teachings of the 5 Rhythms. Arun offers a wide spectrum of rhythms and melodies, with a range of sensations and emotions, creating a space of connection and exploration. In his musical journeys meditation and celebration melt together in the dance.

Marielle Gerke

Marielle is born in Berlin, living in Witzenhausen near Kassel (Germany) since 2010. There she discovered her passion for dancing – especially for Contact Improvisation in 2012. Since then she is continuously fascinated by this unique and exciting dance form. She loves the playfulness that lays in it and the diversity of movement options that become available when moving together with shared weight. For her is remarkable how clear nonverbal communication can become if both dance partners allow their bodies to truly fall into each other while listening to the proposed directions of movement under the skin. In her practice as a dancer and teacher the exploration of developmental movement patterns, principles of leading and following over the soft tissues of the body and water work are very useful and exciting. She is interested in exploring anatomical structures in hands on work and while dancing.

Ben Pavlidis
Esta Polyesta
Tyler Blank
Florencia Lamarca
Martyn Zij