Wooooooo hooooooo!!! Nothing beats a JOY-us, openhearted, bust-out boogie, being silly, having fun, substance-free, high on life, appreciating nature, the magic of creation, LOVE, and connecting with each other. I love the music, I love the dance, I love the people, I love spreading joy, and I LOVE this family.

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Secret Sunrise had me at the name, to be honest - I was not one for early mornings ;) but I do LOVE music & dancing, & being outdoors! So, to find such a SUPERB early morning ritual that gets you into nature & the elements, celebrating the sun, whilst listening to a beautiful variety of emotive music & moving your body…? Well, it was love at first dance!

There are two things that makes my life worth living and I mean really living. The first is music, as a performing artist I live and breathe it, the second is dancing. So it was a no brainer when asked to join this funky tribe of dancing warriors. My life has really shifted as a secret sunrise facilitator. Dance dance dance is what we really should all be doing !!! 

Beautiful, meaningful connection. A warm and heart filled boogie with a stranger. A fun and zaney escape. The sharing of open smiles and salty tears. Exercise without pain. Feeling sexy and alive.  Spreading the love.  Bursting with energy. Just so yummy in every way! Would I get out of bed this early for anything else…definitely not!

secret sunrise

How do you explain magic, how do you describe the feeling of joy and light flowing through your body in a way people will believe and understand? Secret Sunrise to me is this powerful ball of light, love, curiosity and joy much like that sparkle in the eye of a child.  Secret Sunrise is the key to unlocking that child within that understands the joy of life, so come and lets have a ball of a time!

I joined the Secret Sunrise family in 2019. I had left a Secret Sunrise dance feeling SO infused with an aliveness and energy that I immediately wanted to help spread it to others by becoming a facilitator. The Secret Sunrise movement encourages just that and allows me the space to not only explore it within myself but also with others.

Sharing joy for me is aligning my energy with my heart (LOVE) and not my head (FEAR) and living from there for as long as am able to! I find dancing takes me there more easily and quickly that anything else I have experienced and the benefits of Secret Sunrise'sintentional playfulness with this opening is some of the most powerful joy work I have experienced.

Since joining in 2017, Devon has been bringing the energy AND style to the SS Family. With his fist punches, squat pulses and knee-highs, Devon isn’t afraid of turning the energy dial all the way up and unleashing his wild side on the dance floor. Turning the world into a playground is exactly how he loves to share joy!

Secret Sunrise is a powerful and incredibly spiritual journey that comes across in an accessible and extremely fun way. Being a facilitator is such an honour as strangers trust us facilitators to guide them though something which can not be explained. Excuse the very spiritual message here, but it’s too powerful not to share this way!

I joined the Cape Town team in 2016 and it was one of the most transformative experiences of my life! For me, Secret Sunrise is about steeping ourself in community, and through joy and dance harnessing the power of people to create something that leaves people feeling inspired, empowered, and a part of something greater than themselves. I believe tools like this are essential for large scale societal change.