As far as I can tell, living one life involves dying and resurfacing many times.
Body-based practices are my support to encounter life on its own terms. Voluntary breathing, movement to music, stretching and shaping my core and limbs with care, or walking, running or outdoor sitting meditation offer anchoring and permission to be with things as they are. They help me to feel and take responsibility for my own body, emotions, mental energy, and mysteries. They help me become more aware of what's happening in the moment, and more likely to invite it to become responsive, instead of defensive, reactive, or shut down. They help me pay attention and adjust my relating to the world. They're accessible tools we can put in our own hands in service of self knowledge, well being, and helpful engagement. That's what I seek to share when I create movement spaces.
You don't need to feel strong or energetic to join my movement spaces. You don't need to be able to stand up to move, stretch and decompress. I hold practices with justice and equity intent. 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: unless noted otherwise, practice spaces include anyone over 13.
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 live on stolen, occupied Quw'utsun' territory. The Hul'q'uminum'-speaking nations (Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Stz'uminus First Nation, Ts'uubaa-asatx First Nation, Lyackson First Nation, and Penelakut Tribe), together in the Hul'qumi'num' Treaty Group, are in protracted treaty talks with non-Indigenous governments, working to repatriate and protect some of the lands forcefully taken by my society. I witness the inalienable rights of Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis). I advocate return of territory, governance, and compensation to Indigenous Nations, and reparations for the genocidal assaults of the colonial occupation of Canada. My classes and workshop spaces include the intent to take real steps in community toward both decolonization and dismantling of white racisms.