If the thought of a night out – and a consequential hangover the next morning – fills you with dread, chances are you haven’t wanted to go out and ‘party’ in a while. But for those who still love a good boogie, ‘conscious clubbing’ at a daytime rave might be the answer.
“On my travels DJing, I meet loads of great people often late night at parties or festivals,” says Sophie.
“We were united in our love of music and dancing but in conversation, many said they wished they could get together with like-minded people to dance, without the late night and without the booze.
“I realised I had all that was needed to provide a solution for this – the sound, the time, and the desire to create a community of like-minded party people who want to feel good during daytime hours as well as late night!
“I’ve spent many happy times dancing with others during daylight hours at festivals. I also meditate regularly to keep on top of my wellbeing in the face of a very busy DJ schedule. So pulling these elements together to create an hour-long session – almost like a fitness class but crossed with the freedom of a rave, and finishing with a meditation to further boost wellbeing – made perfect sense.”
The idea for a daytime rave, which Sophie has called ‘One’, was then born. Why has Sophie called her new venture ‘One’ though you ask?
“When you’re dancing or meditating, when you’re in the present moment, you’re the most you you can be. You are at ‘one’ with yourself and the universe.”
There’s plenty of research to back up the benefits of dance, music and meditation, and ‘One’ has the potential to boost both physical and mental health, only with more freedom than a choreographed class.
The concept of daytime raving itself isn’t new, but putting it together into an hour-long class, with health-boosting shots and meditation is.
“Every class will begin with a shakedown to release tension – a bit like an invigorating shower for the body and mind,” continues Sophie. “Then there’ll be a partygasmic mix of music curated by my DJ alter-ego, Tallulah Goodtimes. We’ll be mixing up and mashing genres, and you can be sure of invigorating tunes which you can’t help but dance to.
“Each session will close with a short, powerful meditation to soothe the soul and spirit and to place your head into a real can-do creative god or goddess zone!
“We’re switching tequila for immune-boosting ginger shots, which are being provided by Ipswich’s Juiceworks, and as great sound is a must, we’re using our Bose sound system!
“We have big plans afoot to grow this into something amazing so we’d love as many people as possible to join together to help create something that’ll inspire and help everyone be the best they can be from the inside out.”
The hour-long sessions will be held on a Friday morning from 9.30am to 10.30am, and if you love music, adventure, and feel good energy, this will be the place for you!
The first ‘One’, held on Friday, June 8 at Woodbridge Rugby Club, is free and all you need to do is register online. After the first session, classes will cost £5 per person and run on June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13 and July 20.