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SECRET Sunrise Event In London

Next event is the 9th of June at 06:30AM.

The secret venue will be held at:

Ugly Duck 

47-49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL London, United Kingdom

Facebook event page: Secret Sunrise London Vol. 3

Once every fortnight a group of intrepid people gather to surrender themselves to connectedness, fun and interaction during a magical hour of dance before the work day begins.

A secret venue, a crazy dress-up theme and wireless headphones creates the perfect setting for a little bit of ridiculousness and a whole lot of fun.

Individuals come to Secret Sunrise to be guided in a free spirited dance class that promotes connection, interaction and self-expression. The ‘suggestive’ instructions allow you to express yourself and interpret the session in whatever way possible.

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As the music fills your headphones, your safe place is created. The session begins in a slow but uplifting way and you are encouraged to look inwards and set your intention. You become aware of yourself in this space surrounded by others but essentially you are encouraged to focus on being present before you can start interacting. The beat begins and you start to notice others around you smiling as they dance by, genuinely excited to make a connection through a look, a touch or a shared dance move. The Session elevates to a point of euphoria as we find connectedness with ourselves and one and one another. By the end of the hour you are content in the realization that you can still be filled with this level of uninhibited childlike fun. You have claimed your little piece of the joy to take with you into your day. 

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Secret Sunrise is a community that encourages dreamers, adventurers, non-dancers and dancers alike, young and old to come and immerse themselves in this early morning journey. Sharing the joy through a blend of yoga, meditation, make believe and free dance.

Next event is the 9th of May at 06:30AM. 

The secret venue will be held at:

Ugly Duck

47-49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL London, United Kingdom

Facebook event page: Secret Sunrise London Vol. 3

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Limited pre-entry tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door.

** Early Bird tickets £10 (limited)

** Normal Bird tickets £12

Tickets available at: http://qkt.io/hwfA0Z

Wireless headphones will be provided.

All ticket holders will recieve an email within 24hrs of the event revealing the location details and everything you need to know.

The session will begin at 6.30am. Please arrive at 6.00am to get your headphones.

Come #ShareTheJoy with us.

Contact us on secretsunriselondon@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading and see you there!

Love and Light,

The Power Within Us

The HUG experiment

So let’s Hug it Out!

“Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.”

– Jacques Prévert

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Did you know hugging is good for you?

Someone told me “Who doesn’t love a hug?” – Sadly not everyone knows how important the power of hugging is.

In a world where society is so “evolved”, and information is available at a fingertip, it’s easy to forget some very basic things like the warmth of a hug. People are isolating themselves and missing out on a simple gesture that can make a big impact.

Our PW team has gone to the streets of London to prove hugging is a very simple act, but not everyone is willing to give it a try.

 

Little do they know about how such an act can be so full of goodness.

So, let’s get scientific! Here follows a bunch of reasons why you should never waste the opportunity to hug someone and why it’s so damn good for you.

  • The Oxytocindeal – Hugging immediately increases the oxytocin levels in your body. That’s an important chemical component associated with social interaction, trust ,relaxation and love – to name but a few. It has a variety of effects into your body’s well-being, so let’s take a look at a quick list of goodness it can bring you.
  1. Strengthen Immune System – When hugging, the gentle pressure acts directly on the thymus gland, which balances and regulates the production of leucocytes (white cells). So yep, hugging makes you stronger!
  2. Combats Stress and reduces anxiety – the censorial response our skin gives after a hug is directly linked to our nervous system. It also reduces cortisol levels (stress hormone) if they are longer than 20 seconds.
  3. Lower Heart disease– lowering stress and high blood pressure, hugging is all around good to keep your heart healthy and working better.
  4. It makes you Happier- Hugging stimulates the production and release of endorphins, so open your arms and get to it.

There are many other benefits of hugging but I guess touching and connecting, strengthening trust and interdependency are my favourite ones.

Hugging reminds us that we are humans and are here for a reason, connection to one another is certainly part of the human experience, so open your arms and join forces with us.

Hug it out!

We will be hosting free hugging events soon, so stay tuned for more news on it. In the meantime, check our Hug feast in the streets of London

“There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” Eight or more might seem quite high, but while researching and writing this article I asked my child, “How many hugs a day do you like?” She said, “I’m not going to tell you how many I like, but it’s way more than eight.” That really made me smile and touched my heart. And, I realized how organic and deep the need for hugs is.” – resourced at mind Body Green

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,