“Rare is it to find a movement innovator and guide that so eloquently and powerfully resources from a wealth of personal experience of time spent amongst peoples for whom dance is still a primary ceremonial and soulfully initiatory practice. Malaika’s skill lies in interpreting – through her body, her voice and her very fresh, yet timeless sequencing, the meeting place of the seen and unseen. Because of this, her offerings are not only captivating and entertaining, they are leading the human movement in a modern world toward healing and harmony in a way that is lighthearted, creative and oh-so-much FUN.”
“The 5 Elements Activation strengthened my connection to the Earth, my ancestors and my Spirit. It allowed me to experience the beauty of my body and has helped me express myself creatively with confidence. This work is profoundly healing and I recommend it to anyone committed to his or her spiritual growth. Malaika is amazing!”
“For me this journey was renewal and nurture…a part of me was replenished and filled, a part I didn’t realize was empty. The love present from Malaika was all pervadingly perfect”
“It seems the final workshop we did on the 5 Elements activation has had a lasting effect. It’s a bit hard to explain briefly, but I have found myself a bit more empathetic and understanding towards some people than I otherwise wouldn’t have been before. It’s also helping me understand what my girl is going through a little better and I certainly feel better for having done your workshop.
Thanks for that.”
“The 5 Element activation was one of the most incredible workshop i had an opportunity to attend in Delhi under Malaika, a woman with many hats, from being a Shaman to a movement artist to a talented musician, i personally got a taste of many different things from her during the workshop.. Malaika brings something magical to the gathering with her Heart oriented approach to the personal touch that united & formed a bond with other members during the workshop. Cacao sipping session was the highlight of the day! Can’t wait to have you back Malaika:) India awaits you!”
“Malaika teaches a wonderful dance of the Five Elements, which helps you loosen up, ground and connect to others in a beautiful flow. It starts slow and works up from the earth into a fiery frenzy, letting you release blocked emotions and tensions. She will often use five element props – encouraging you to touch the earth (if done outdoors) and dance around candle or real bonfires… Such fun! Afterwards, I felt energized and cleansed as if I had literally let it all go! For many of the guest here for yoga the dance was the highlight of their week and we have now included it in our program”
Incredibly, I experienced –ANOTHER– profound healing in my right ankle last night at 5 Elements dance with the amazing Malaika Cheze Darville. I was running as fast as I used to as a child around and around the center altar. Just as I recognized the presence of my grandfather–whom I had called into the circle along with my father and all fathers and grandfathers– running with me, lifting my feet (he too had been a great sprinter in his youth), I felt the outer edge of my right foot (which had been habitually pulling away from the floor, despite all kinds of stretching and healing) shift out and solidly down, hitting the earth with the rest of my foot for the first time in over a year. Salaam, Waha, Amen, Aho! Sacred Circularities, y’all!
Gratitude for you Malaika for all the ways you have awakened me. You were an integral part of my experience. I hope to continue learning from your wisdom. Until the next time our paths cross, I carry your love, your spirit, your beat, and hopefully drops of your knowledge. You have a true gift.
Thank you for being fully you for in you I see more of myself. We are so magical! I am so grateful for the reflections within us
Such a profound day with the Shiva Shakti Cacoa Ceremony beautifully facilitated and held by soul sister Malaika Cheze Darville. Curiously ended up being a group of woman (where were the Shivas?) but this was perfect as we dove deeply into our journeys, dance, celebration and healing. I feel filled up and nourished on so many levels. Gratitude and blessings
Those in Delhi, can give a try. Events like this, bring out ones natural self..clean of any nurturing, or societal biases that have undergone deep into our psyche, over the years. The guru, Malaika, is a living pagan goddess. Who knows, at the end of the weekend, you may find yourself onto a entire new path in life?
“Malaika and her 5 elements dance activation was a ceremonial experience of a lifetime. She weaves the ancient rituals of the ancestors in a modern day format. This opened the doorway for people of all cultures to receive a huge gift of connection to the earth and her medicine. I felt free to express myself through dance with so much love and connection to my body and the earth. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves to express themselves through sacred dance.”