"The fastest, cleanest, most joyful way to break out of your own box is by dancing. I'm not talking about doing the stand-and-sway. I'm talking about dancing so deep, so hard, so full of the beat that you are nothing but the dance + the beat + the sweat + the heat." G.Roth
UPCOMING WORKSHOP MOVING WITH CHANGE September 11th COMOX VALLEY
Moving with Change ~ A 5Rhythms Movement Workshop The one constant in our lives is change. As the world continues to shift and change beneath our feet, we are required to adapt, re-align, and surrender ourselves to the ever-changing new reality. How do these changes effect our movement, our bodies, our ways of being in the world? How can we learn to flow through the changes without getting stuck, to shake off the chaos around us without becoming overwhelmed or confused? Using the maps of the 5Rhythms, we will move with these questions, and ask our bodies for the answer. The dance provides a gateway through which we may step, inviting the transformational and healing medicine of this practice to help us find ease and grace to move with these changes. In this outdoor workshop, we will:
Dance, using “Silent Disco” headphones
Meditate in nature – both sitting and walking
Connect and share with others in the group
All COVID protocols will be followed. Headphones are properly sanitized. Masks are optional. DATE: Saturday, September 11th, 2021 TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm LOCATION: The Gardens on Anderton, 2012 Anderton Rd, Comox, BC COST: $75 - $125 sliding scale. No one turned away – please inquire if financial assistance is needed. REGISTER: email@example.com REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED ONCE PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED. PLEASE SEND PAYMENT VIA E-TRANSFER TO THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS. MAKE SECURITY PASSWORD ‘DANCE’.
A workshop is an invitation to deepen your practice. Workshops are rich, inspiring, often transformative experiences. They provide an opportunity to experience the 5Rhythms in a more in-depth way, using a variety of tools. While movement and dance remain the dominant activity, a workshop usually taps into other modalities as well. These may include: meditation, writing/journalling, witnessing exercises, sharing (talking) exercises, drawing/colouring, other crafts, ritual theatre, and being outside in nature, to name a few! A workshop creates a safe container for participants to become intimate and vulnerable with each other, which lays the groundwork for the richest, most meaningful experiences. Workshops are not for the faint of heart - they are designed for those who have a willingness to peel back layers of themselves, to explore authentic movement in a committed way, to show up exactly how they are and be honest with themselves and the group. A workshop can take many forms - it may be a full weekend, a single day, a 3-4 hour afternoon, or a 5- or 6-week series. Workshops may be fully catered, or self-catered, they can be held at residential retreat centres, or be non-residential. The possibilities for a workshop are endless! If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area, you can! Feel free to contact me to plan a workshop in your community. I love travelling, and I look forward to hearing from you. Below are some examples of past workshops I have taught, as well as some testimonials from past workshop participants.