Now its Autumn…
For me each year, autumn’s golden light reveals a more embodied understanding of generosity, community and gratitude.
These gifts are clearest at Thanksgiving when we celebrate the earth’s bounty with our dear ones.
This year, I am more aware of the inner light of shared love that holds us while the sun sinks low and the rains come to nourish the seeds from the dying fruit lying deep within the earth.
I see that we too create new life from what we have let go, what dies in us. We too yield to the mystery of our Mother’s cycles, always held by the light of love and the powers of generosity, community and gratitude.
This fall I am excited to offer two more workshops: “Hunger, Spirit and the Body” on November 5th and “Dancing Home with Spirit: Ecstatic Body Postures and 5 Rhythms” with Marcia Jones on December 2nd.
Please see details below…
With love and gratitude,
Dancing Home with Spirit
Ecstatic Body Postures and 5Rhythms®
With Marcia Jones and Tannis Hugill
Saturday, December 2
11:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Russian Hall @ 600 Campbell Avenue
$125/ 110 if paid in full before November 10th
$100 /$95 for Students and Underemployed
if paid in full before November 10th
For information and registration click link below:
Open to the wisdom of the body, the earth, our ancestors,and spirit.
Learn to journey to the realms of Non-ordinary Reality using ‘Ecstatic Body Postures’.
Dance the ecstatic into this world with the 5Rhythms®.
Ecstatic Body Postures are a sacred technology which may have been used by our elders thousands of years ago to commune with the world of spirit. Now, to regain access to these realms, practitioners hold a posture from and early indigenous culture. Accompanied by drum or rattle, they enter a visionary trance state. Integrating your trance experience with 5Rhythms® dance brings medicine that opens a doorway to the soul.
No Previous Experience Required
Register early as space is limited
Marcia Jones is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher, shamanic practitioner and somatic therapist. Her passion is facilitating movement to heal and transform the body-mind. She witnesses and honours the sacred wisdom of the body in classes and private practice. www.innerdancer.ca
Healing artist Tannis Hugill, is a certified teacher of Ecstatic Body Postures. Also a dance and drama therapist, spiritual director and creator of ritual theatre, her passion is witnessing the healing wisdom of spirit as it moves through our amazing bodies.
Contact Tannis for dates and locations.
In this introduction participants will learn the form of Authentic Movement. They will explore the roles of mover and witness to gain a deeper understanding and acceptance of their embodied experience in all areas of their lives.
Authentic Movement and Performance
Using Authentic Movement to access and manifest deeper levels of our selves, we may enrich our presence in performance, enhance creative exploration, and increase awareness and trust of the body. The form of Authentic Movement is especially useful for dancers and actors.
Our need to pray is as ancient and central to life as our breath. In this workshop, we listen to the prayers moving in and through our bodies using guided visualization and structured movement improvisation. By joining body, mind and spirit to dance our prayers, we celebrate ourselves and the earth as miracles of Creation.
Moving with Spirit: Ecstatic Body Postures and Authentic Movement
Learn to journey to the realms of Non-ordinary Reality using Ecstatic Body Postures and integrate the teachings of spirit into conscious awareness with Authentic Movement. Discovered by anthropologist Felicitas Goodman, Ecstatic Body Postures are a sacred technology used by our elders thousands of years ago to commune with the world of spirit for healing, divination, and ritual celebration. Now, to regain access to these realms, practitioners hold a posture from an early indigenous culture, accompanied by drum or rattle, and enter a visionary trance state. In this workshop, we will explore both practices to connect with our ancient roots and the guidance of spirit. Transformed by these gifts, we will feel our place in the web of life and a compassionate acceptance of all being.
Embodying the Roles We Play
This workshop begins by embodying our unconscious realms through Authentic Movement, inviting the emerging parts of ourselves to dance their roles. Then, using the playful tools of drama therapy, we will discover and enact the stories that wish to be revealed.
Hunger Spirit and the Body
A split between our bodies, minds, and spirits can leave us feeling profoundly starved. This workshop uses movement, art, and creative writing to investigate personal and cultural issues which prevent us from nourishing and loving ourselves. We will discover and enter the body’s wisdom, creating a path to heal.