October 22 class is full. I hope to see you next time.
As far as I can tell, living one life involves dying and resurfacing many times.
My collisions with hatha yoga (1999) and 5Rhythms movement (dance) meditation (2007) were re-birthing gateways in my life. The teachings never left my system.
Body-based practices have become my support to encounter life on its own terms. 5Rhythms, yoga, and simple walking and sitting meditation offer structure, wisdom, and permission to be as I am. They help me continue to feel, learn and take responsibility for my own breathing body, emotions, mental energy, and mysteries. They help me become aware of what's happening in the moment and invite it to breathe, move as needed, and become creative. They help me pay attention and adjust my relating to the world. They're powerful tools we can put in our own hands in service of self-knowledge, well-being, and engagement with reality. That's what I seek to share in my classes and workshops.
You don't need to feel strong or energetic to join. You don't need to be able to stand up to dance or do yoga. People of all cultures, colours, creeds, all genders and sexualities, all sizes, all abilities and life stages, and any health status are lovingly welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds: contact me here for information. If you're breathing, you've got all you need. *On children: weekly practice spaces include anyone 14 or older. I offer occasional all-ages dances and a weekly parent-and-baby yoga class. If you're looking for family-friendly class, let's talk.
It's my honour to offer embodiment space to others. My purpose is to support and witness others’ movement adventures and spirit revolutions in my home community and on the road. I invite you to join me.
I work in the territory of Quw'utsun Mutiimuhw - Cowichan Peoples - whose lands were taken and colonized by Canada in a host of actions which have not been rectified. The Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group - Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Stz’uminus First Nation, Ts'uubaa-asatx First Nation, Lyackson First Nation, and Penelakut Tribe - continues unresolved treaty talks with British Columbia and Canada. All events I hold acknowledge the rights of Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) and the ongoing wound and injustice our communities must mend. My work supports full decolonization of our society and reparations for harms done.
I'm offering dance soundscapes through Mixcloud during pandemic days, when it's hard to get together in the flesh. If you would like to hear movement scores that I use in classes and workshops, and others target-created for your home practice, please feel free to explore and support this work.