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5Rhythms® Classes 5Rhythms Logo with Marcia Wakarchuk Jones

Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, member of the 5RTA


Restore & Revive: Fusion Classes

In this weekly class series, we infuse the 5Rhythms® practice with the somatic teachings from Body Mind Centering™, Laban movement, the Bartenieff Fundamentals and Integrative Body Psychotherapy.  As a Certified Movement Analyst, Marcia will support and guide you to resource deep within your body. The classes will focus on using mindfulness techniques, developmental movement patterning and conscious dance to connect and integrate our body-mind. The first part of the class is focused on a embodiment theme which we explore. The second part takes our exploration into a 5Rhythms Wave where we can experience the theme throughout our moving meditation practice.

2018 Dates and Location to be announced

5Rhythms® Family Dance Jam
All Ages 1 -90  with adult participation

Parents, grandparents and kids will have fun, connect, laugh and play together through movement and dance. A variety of music, in many styles, will set the mood and give everyone a chance to move. Some structured movement activities as well as some free dance will be incorporated. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be walking. Drop-ins welcome.
All ages with adult participation


5Rhythms® Workshops

Here are what some participants shared about previous workshops:

“Marcia knows the work, the work of resting into humanness.  The space she creates is for that.  There’s no ego, no pushing, no willfulness. We come as we are and leave even more so.” ~Mia~

“My first 5 Rhythm dance was an amazing experience. Being a teacher myself, it is not hard for me to spot a real and authentic teacher. You provided us with space, safety and love. You guided us to be our real selves through dancing and movement. I felt no fear in your presence and could move with authenticity and truth.” ~N~

The feeling of being blessed began with the first welcoming smile, and continued as the fragrant cedar bow  glistened me with water–a beautiful ritual each dancer received to activate the sacred waters within.  My body breaks into joyous applause, released to dip and fly through Marcia’s invocation of the spirits, gorgeous sound, and guidance in thinning the veils. Marcia’s intention and presence made room for all emotions, realms, expressions and transmissions and shepherded us through a delicious evening of connection–within ourselves, among those on the floor, held by those who came before us. ” ~Sara~

From the moment I walked into the beautiful space Marcia and her crew created at the Labyrinth, I felt I had come home to a safe place where I was free to explore my body, heart and soul through the joyous, healing power of dance.  It was a magical night of community and connection, all thanks to Marcia’s wondrous gift as a facilitator.” ~Roz~

it provided me with an opportunity for healing of something I have been moving with for some time. Nourishing on many levels.” ~Bettina~

The safety of the space and the group – it allowed me to go really deep into myself and to stay present in my body, without forcing it or making the judgement. The authenticity that came through was very healing and empowering.” ~K~


Dance of Embodiment
Fusion Workshop with Marcia

Do you yearn for more connection and vitality in your movement practices?

What if you awaken your underlying body patterning and shift the habitual, stuck places? Could you embrace a fuller, more expressive way to move?

Exploring early developmental patterns that backdrop your personal movement palette can open up fresh possibilities when dancing, doing yoga, walking and a variety of other daily activities. When we integrate our body parts through experiential embodiment and the 5Rhythms® moving meditation & conscious dance practice, we become better aligned in our body-mind. We can travel deeper into our dance and personal movement rituals.

In this workshop, Marcia will guide participants through gentle somatic exercises and the 5Rhythms® dance. No previous experience is necessary. All body sizes, shapes and ages 16+ are welcome.

Please dress in comfortable layers of clothing suitable for moving.

Instructor: Marcia Wakarchuk Jones, Certified Movement Analyst, 5Rhythms® Teacher

Saturday February 23rd, 2019     1pm – 4 pm

Open Door Yoga
200-2940 Main Street @ 14th Ave., Vancouver

Investment: $45.00; Early Bird if paid by February 9th: $40.00


5Rhythms® Fundamentals Workshop with Marcia


Gabrielle Roth was an ecstatic dance pioneer and a visionary. Her discovery and creation of the 5Rhythms moving meditation practice decades ago at Esalen was one of the first awakenings of conscious dance practice. Since then, many other ecstatic dance practices have been spun off of her web. In this one day workshop, we return to the pure essence of Gabrielle’s teachings and reap the rewards of her transformative moving meditation practice.

In this workshop beginners and seasoned dancers will have the opportunity to learn and embody each of the 5Rhythms: Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness™. The 5Rhythms can be described as ecstatic dance but it is much more than that. The practice gives us specific tools to unlock our creative soul-spirit and find freedom in our body, heart and mind!

Using the body as our tool and gateway, we will discover our personal expression of each Rhythm and how they influence all aspects of our lives. This workshop is an invitation to witness and support each other to explore deeply into the 5R practice – a journey of curiosity, personal revelation and self-healing.

“Dance is my gateway to a deeper sense of unity and…it’s my gateway to more deeply live and occupy my body, my heart and my mind.” Gabrielle Roth

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:30 – 3:30 pm

ScotiaBank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street, Vancouver V6B 2G6

Investment: $55.00 Student: $48.00

Early bird, paid in full by March 15: $48.00

email to register


Dancing Home with Spirit
Ecstatic Body Postures and 5Rhythms®

With Marcia Jones and Tannis Hugill

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 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

TBA – Spring 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Russian Hall @ 600 Campbell Avenue

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.

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.


Please note that workshop fees are non-refundable. Credit for future workshops may be extended by mutual agreement.

About 5Rhythms®

5RG logo with text

Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action.

Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free.
Creativity. Connection. Community.

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