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Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, member of the 5RTA


Online Classes for Fall 2020

A guided embodiment session on Zoom with Marcia. Classes are based on the 5Rhythms moving meditation practice and other healing somatic and spiritual practices.

Monday Morning Moving Meditation

You are warmly invited to a 5Rhythms-based online dance to gather together in an inclusive and supportive virtual community. Each week we will move, witness each other, and nourish our body-mind-soul for the week ahead.

The 5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement practice suitable for all abilities and ages. The Rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness all carry teachings for our emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

We will utilize our dance to resource ourselves and wake ourselves up to a greater consciousness for these challenging and changing times. Come join me. You are welcome here.

Important Class Details

All classes will be held on Zoom at 9:30 – 10:45 AM PDT/PST Vancouver, BC, Canada timezone.

LATE COMERS past 9:45 will not be admitted for security reasons.

A mobile phone, tablet, or computer with high speed internet connection is needed for smooth connection.

Links for the Zoom meeting will be sent to you after you register.

Gratitude for the Earth – Nov 9 – Class Registration

Gratitude for the Fire – Nov 16 – Class Registration

Gratitude for the Water – Nov 23 – Class Registration

Gratitude for the Air & Ether – Nov 30 – Class Registration

Ancestral Honouring Ceremony Online

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Sunday November 1st via Zoom
6:30 – 8:30 PM Pacific time

Online ritual facilitated by Marcia FW Jones
Accompanied by live-streaming soundscapes from David Yates
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 based on the 5Rhythms® conscious movement practice. David Yates will provide a luscious soundscape as we meditate and move our bodies.
The evening ritual is an alchemy of intention, contemplation, movement & journeying to alternate realities and sharing our joy & gratitude with each other.
Ceremony is suitable for ages 16+
About David Yates:
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 ( and also performs with the world fusion collective Naad (

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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


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~

Sacred Dance of the Dao

Awaken your Inner Dance

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Treat yourself to an afternoon workshop to nurture yourself in a safe and sacred container of women.

We will use the Alchemy of 5Rhythms® moving meditation with Tao Feminine Arts practice.

➢ Discover your potent energy and let it dance your body
➢ Harmonize the mind, breath and body
➢ Connect with heaven and earth consciously
➢ Ground and center the energy
➢ Tap into the abundance
➢ Gather reserves of yin energy
➢ Circulate life-force and let it nourish you
➢ Tune into your body and reveal your true essence as women

No previous experience is needed. Women of all ages and abilities are welcome.


Scotiabank Dance Centre, Kraul Studio
677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6

Early-bird : $50
Regular $65


Please bring: a cushion, blanket, water bottle, and a journal.
We will be moving both on the floor and standing up for our workshop. Please dress in comfortable layers of clothing suitable for both.

Minke de Vos, Senior Universal Healing Tao Instructor and Medical Qigong Master Therapist has devoted over 35 years to practicing and teaching meditative, healing and movement arts. As Co-Founder of Tao Tantric Artic Arts teacher training and author of Tao Tantric Arts for Women, she is passionate about evolving her soulful, creative-based work.

Marcia FW Jones has been on the holistic dancing path since 1998, is a Certified 5Rhythms® Waves® teacher and a Certified Movement Analyst in Laban, Bartenieff and Body-Mind Centering® Studies. She is a shamanic-based healer who weaves sacred practices into the dance of mind-body-soul in order to transform our scars into stars.

Refund policy: Workshop registration fees are not refundable.


Mind, Body, Spirit

A 5Rhythms Dance and Movement Workshop with Marcia FW Jones

100 Mile House, BC

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We come together to be NOURISHED. Our bodies seek loving care and attention. Our hearts long for expression and healing. Our souls cry out for re-connection with something deeper and more meaningful in our lives.
The 5Rhythms® dance practice provides a map of inquiry for all of these aspects of ourselves. When we put our bodies in motion, many things can be revealed, released and re-balanced.

NOURISH is an invitation for a weekend of self-nurturing in community. We turn towards our authentic self and tap into our inner realms.

What does your body temple desire? How can you tend to your
heart space? What physical practices support your connection to Spirit?

NO Experience necessary. All abilities and ages 16+ welcome.

Location Creekside Seniors Centre, 501 Cedar Ave, in 100 Mile House.

2 Days – Full Weekend $165 Regular / $120 Unwaged
Earlybird Registration if paid in full: $135 Regular/ $100 Unwaged

Saturday only: $125 Regular / $100 Unwaged
Earlybird Saturday only: $100 Regular / $90 Unwaged

Sunday only: Drop–in or Pre-register $45 Reg / $35 Unwaged

Registration: Eve Socha 250-945-5607

Cancellation policy: Participants who cancel their registration 2 weeks before the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee. If a participant cancels 1 week before the workshop, they receive a full refund minus a 25% processing fee. Less than a week, their refund is subject to another participant replacing them in the workshop: when a replacement is registered, the original participant will receive a full refund minus a 25% processing fee. If a participant does not show up for the workshop without communicating, their payment will not be refunded.

Expansive Heart

A 5Rhythms® Intensive with Tammy Burstein

Dates: May 20-24, 2020

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm  Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Venue: The Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver

Prerequisite: Waves workshop

Early bird $596 CDN if paid in full by April 15th
$658 CDN Regular
$559.30 CDN Students/ Seniors
15 % discount for members of the 5RTA
Partial Scholarships may be available, please inquire

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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

No experience needed. All bodies welcome aged 16+

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

2020 Dates TBA

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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