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5Rhythms® Classes 5Rhythms Logo with Marcia Wakarchuk Jones

Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, member of the 5RTA

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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.

2019 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

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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~

 


Spirit Rhythms

Ancestral Honouring Ceremony

(with David Yates and featuring Terrasoul Herbs and GLOW Chocolates)

In many cultures and traditions, ceremonies and rituals are held to honour the ancestors during Hallowe’en, Samhain and The Day of the Dead. Marked as a time when the veil thins between the worlds of the living and that of the dead, our ability to communicate and sense the Unseen becomes easier. Marcia’s annual event is a sacred ritual for community to come together in recognition and celebration of the ancestors.

The ceremony allows us to acknowledge those that have laid the path before us. We seek and listen to the wisdom of the ancient ones, no matter what physical form they had during their lifespan. We can also ask for support and guidance while setting intentions for healing our personal ancestral lineages.

Marcia welcomes you to a movement-based ceremony that entices all your senses!

She will create safe space and guide dancers through the 5Rhythms® conscious movement practice in order to expand the body as a vessel for Spirit. David Yates will bathe participants in a luscious soundscape as we meditate and move our bodies. Terrasoul Herbs will offer delicious herbal tea elixirs to open our heart connection to the ancestors.

The evening ritual is a rich alchemy of intention, contemplation, movement & ecstatic trance dance, journeying to alternate realities, and sharing our joy & gratitude with each other.

Marcia’s event is open to all to participate, regardless of experience or spiritual beliefs. (ceremony may not be suitable for ages younger than 16)

You are warmly invited to come dance to celebrate, honour, heal and connect to Spirits and ancestors.

Here are what some participants shared about Marcia’s previous Ancestral Ceremonies:

“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~

“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~

Saturday November 2, 2019
The Cambrian Hall
215 East 17th Avenue
Vancouver V5V 1A6

5:00-9:00 pm (latecomers cannot be accommodated)
WHITE dance clothing is requested
Pre-registration required

Early bird $48 if paid in full by October 19th.

$55 Regular $48 Students/ Seniors
Partial Scholarships may be available, please inquire
E-mail: marcia@innerdancer.ca

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

About Marcia F. W. Jones;
Marcia is an initiated member of the Wolfen Path Lineage of the Sagh’ic and offers traditional animist, spirit-based and somatic-based healing practices. She is a therapeutic movement practitioner, 5Rhthyms® dance facilitator, movement educator and dance teacher. She has a passion for movement to help soothe the heart, connect to the soul and awaken the physical body.
She felt the calling through her Spirit guides to create sacred space to all who want an embodied personal gateway into alternate realities. Her compassionate and skilled facilitation offers participants a way back to spirituality in the body through movement.

 

About David Yates:

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David Yates is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, facilitator, and performing artist with unquenchable curiosity and a strong desire to share his passions with audiences of all ages. After learning to play the didgeridoo with Shine Edgar in 2009, he soon branched into a wide range of sound healing instruments ranging from the handpan to the native flute and beyond, and has been offering music for sound journeys, yoga classes, meditation, and dance events ever since. He shares his love of didgeridoo online as Breathwood (http://facebook.com/breathwood) and also performs with the world fusion collective Naad (http://naad.bandcamp.com).

About Terra Mentz:

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Terra is an initiated traditional animist healer, as well as a folk herbalist and ceremonialist. She practices spirit healing and creates self-care rituals, rites of passage ceremonies & organic holistic herbal products for her business, Terrasoul herbs, from her home in Deep Cove, BC. Her dream is to help restore an appreciation of herbal medicine, magic and wholeness through self-care to the daily conscious; one herbal creation, ceremony and healing ritual at a time. Terra is humbled to learn and sing the forgotten songs of her Ancestors, and to partake in the Great Song of the world. https://www.terrasoulherbs.com/


5Rhythms® Fundamentals Workshop with Marcia

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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

No experience needed. All bodies welcome aged 16+

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

Saturday September 14, 2019 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

Investment: $45.00; Early Bird if paid by August 30: $40.00

Registration: https://opendooryoga.bc.ca/workshops/the-5rhythms-dance-fundamentals/

 





About 5Rhythms®

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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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