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Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance is a free-form transformative movement practice that encourages you to fully and authentically express yourself in the present moment while being safe to yourself and others. This is a non-verbal practice led by music that takes you on a "wave" of a journey. We often begin with an opening circle and end with sound healing and a closing circle.

I am currently offering the following Ecstatic Dance Journeys in Santa Cruz

(view the events calendar for upcoming dates):

Weekly Monday Night Ecstatic Dance - Starts July 11th!

Outdoor Ecstatic Dance – Silent Disco

Dance Church at the 418 Project

Special & Private Events (Contact for more info)

Want to join but a little intimidated?

Connect with me here and I am happy to offer you more information.

"Deanna's women's ecstatic dance is one of the most nourishing and rejuvenating ecstatic dances I have ever been too! She creates a magical, safe container for women to truly drop in. their body and express themselves however they want. Her leadership style is so warm and inviting that you can immediately feel at east and held in her circle of women. Her DJ skills are absolutely incredible and she truly makes the music a very intentional journey."

-Katie, 32, Voice Coach, Santa Cruz, CA


My DJ Bio

Well, first and foremost, I am a dancer. A very passionate dancer.

You can listen to my Ecstatic Dance DJ sets on SoundCloud here.

A bit about me as a DJ:

As an Ecstatic Dance DJ & Facilitator, Nature-based Life Coach and Wilderness Rites of Passage Guide, Deanna Renee's passion for movement and earth-based spirituality permeate throughout her organic and sensual DJ style. Her sets have been described as tribal, medicinal, feminine, playful, inspirational, international, soulful and heart-centered. She loves to mix Latin and African beats, earth sounds, and inspiring lyrics. Deanna Renee channels her visceral passion for dance, music, and the Earth through her music journeys.


Ceremonial Performance

Performance that heals and transforms.


Each customized performance is an expression of deep intention and ritual rooted in ancestral wisdom and Earth-based spirituality.

I offer group and solo performance, using dance, song, sound healing, hula hoops, LED, and fire props.

I perform for special events, conferences, festivals, ceremonies, and retreats.

Contact me here to discuss your event and performance vision.

A peak into our Ancestral Honoring Performance at Santa Cruz Yoga for the Annual Halloween Ecstatic Dance: