Esta Polyesta from Amsterdam is one of the most prominent DJs in Global Beats and World Music and one of the most international Ecstatic Dance DJ and Ceremony Leaders from the Netherlands.
Polyesta discovered the magic of music at an early age, but when she discovered the magic of dance, the desire of becoming a DJ was born. In 2005 she started organising dance meditations and DJ-ing at parties from a desire to let other people experience the beauty of music and the power of movement. Esta, a dancer, a traveller and seeker loves to combine ethnic and ritualistic music with electronic beats.
Dance is her passion. She took many advanced workshops in 5 Rhythms and other conscious dance practises and completed a training to be a Trance Dance facilitator. From early in the development of Ecstatic Dance in The Netherlands she has been DJ-ing at sessions and facilitating ceremonies. Dance has taken her around the world. Esta gave Ecstatic Dances, workshops and Dance Liberation trainings in Sweden, India, Romania, Israel, Germany and Russia.
Esta discovered that music can enhance everything you do. Sometimes it has to be gentle and supportive, like in meditation or rituals. Sometimes it needs to challenge and awaken the dancer, the mover in us. Polyesta’s intention is to provide the best music suited for any occasion.
She played at many big clubs and festivals in Europe and India, tiny studio’s and workshop spaces around the world and everything in between. “Everyone deserves great music”
“Music, dance, meditation, trance and yoga are all ways to get closer to the self. Music supports the flow and helps you to empower what is needed and helps you flow through what is difficult or painful in the exercise or ritual. “
“Music is healing. The search for great music has taken me on a path of discovering ancient music from around the world and closer to home in Europe. Studying about and training in ancient rituals like dervish whirling and trance dancing, taught me about the healing power of movement to music. At home, in the studio, at a party, it’s all really a celebration of the soul. We go out of our heads, into our bodies and we can experience oneness. “