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5Rhythms® Classes 5Rhythms Logo with Marcia Wakarchuk Jones

Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, member of the 5RTA


 5Rhythms® Waves with Marcia and Bettina

Rasayana Studio
Suite 240 – 9220, Glover Road, Fort Langley

Monthly Classes, First Friday of the Month
January 5, February 16, March 2, April 6, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm  $20 drop-in

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~


Heart of Gold
A 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Workshop with Joanne Winstanley

With Special Guest Zach Sukuweh, Sound Healer

We can’t control the circumstances of our birth – or the challenges and gifts Life presents to us – but we can turn towards these gifts and challenges with the intention of doing our own work, meeting Life as it is, and strengthening and purifying our heart.

In this workshop we will engage with the wisdom, subtlety, and vitality of the heart through a process of transmutation: using the 5Rhythms® maps (Waves and Heartbeat) as a container and our instinct as our guide, we will shine light into dusty corners, turn over the rich muck of unexpressed emotion, tend to our tender places, and welcome the glint of buried treasures too.

Together, and with a gentle touch, we will apply ourselves to the work of refining our own raw materials – spinning the straw of apparent misfortune into art, embodiment, and maybe even gold.

March  16-18, 2018
Friday 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00-5:00 pm

Lochdale Community Hall
490 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 4H3
*Car pooling and easy transit options will be available

Investment $235 | $210 early bird | $265 with scholarship donation
Some partial scholarships are available – please contact Marcia.
Early bird if paid in full by February 23rd

This workshop fulfills  2 1/2 days credit as a Heartbeat prerequisite for Cycles.

The 5Rhythms® is a powerful movement practice which guides participants to re-connect with their own innate body-knowledge, wellness, and wisdom.  Each of the 5Rhythms – Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness – is a distinct field of energy-in-motion, and each one holds specific teachings. We know from experience that when we move our bodies, emotions naturally arise. In the Heartbeat ™ map we use our movement practice to enliven, articulate, embody and befriend the intelligence, fluidity, and fullness of our own hearts.

About Joanne:
Since 2001, Joanne Winstanley has held a steady space for the growth and evolution of Victoria’s robust 5Rhythms community, and has shared her love of this practice with students throughout the region. She approaches this work with a deep respect for its alchemical nature, and for the unique discovery process of each participant.

Cancellation Policy

Participants who cancel their registration 2 weeks before the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 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.

Earthdance ~Renewal from the Ground Up
A 5Rhythms® Dance Workshop in 100 Mile House
with Marcia Jones


What do we do when life comes at us with a ferocity that can disrupt, up-root, scorch and fracture our foundation? Can we begin again to find our grounding and nourishment from deep within the earth and our body? Heralding the arrival of Spring, can we invite the powerful regenerative energy of the season to catalyze new growth within ourselves and our community?

The moving meditation practice of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms can offer us a map to explore the vast territory of our body, heart and soul in motion. We can use the dance practice as a means to express our struggles and successes — releasing the past and welcoming the present as an opportunity to heal. The inherent wisdom of the body is our resource for transformation. We offer our stories to the dance in order for a new narrative to be written.

This workshop is an opportunity to bring your whole self into movement in order to align mind and body and embrace who we truly are. With compassion, acceptance, curiosity and connection, we will co-create a safe and sacred container in order to explore renewal and revitalization within each other and ourselves.

No experience is necessary. All bodies are welcome aged 16+.


April 21, 2018 10 am – 6 pm
Blissed Out Yoga and Fitness, 100 Mile House, BC

Investment $125 Regular / $100 Unwaged
Earlybird Registration if paid in full by March 24th: $100 Regular / $ 90 Unwaged
Partial scholarships may be available, please enquire.

Dance your Prayers

April 22, 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Open 5Rhythms® Wave class with minimal instruction, no experience is necessary. All bodies are welcome.

Drop–in or Pre-register $15 – $20 sliding scale ($10 for registered workshop participants)

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.

Registration: 250-791-6296

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Cycles Vancouver Registration Details

Early Bird (Until April 1st)
$475.00 USD / $596.00 CDN

Regular (After April 1st)
$525.00 USD / $658.00 CDN

5RTA members discount

To make payments

  • Canadian e-transfers send to
  • Canadian and USA cheques accepted for payment but must be received by April 1st deadline for early bird rate
  • Credit card payments will incur a service fee due to credit card payment charges

Cancellation Policy:

If a participant wants cancel their registration, they must do so 2 weeks before the workshop to receive a full refund minus a $50 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 participant replacement. If a replacement is registered, participant will receive a full refund minus a 25% processing fee. If a participant does not show up for the workshop without communicating, their registration payment will not be refunded.

Click link here to register and pay in USA FUNDS

Click link here to register and pay in CANADIAN FUNDS


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

Dates : TBA

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

November 2018 TBA
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.

Spirit Rhythms – Soul Visioning 2019

A 5Rhythms® Dance Journey into Transformative States of Consciousness

A moving meditation workshop offering an intentional gateway to the New Year.

Turning inward to listen to our inherent body wisdom, we open our hearts and minds through a moving meditation practice in order to receive guidance and support from the spirit realm. Placing our feet firmly on the earth and extending our gaze toward the sky, we inhabit the fullness of our body where our dreams and desires for the coming year can manifest in our day-to-day life.

We will walk the labyrinth at St. Paul’s to invite us deeper into meditation and to set our intention for our soul visioning dance journey.

Using the transformative map of the 5Rythms, we will have the opportunity to embody each of the 5 sacred Rhythms: Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness™ and use them as our guide into trance. We offer our bodies to the dance and invite ecstatic trance states to help us create our soul’s vision for 2018.

Marcia will create safe and sacred space to offer a personal gateway into alternate realities. She will guide those with little to no experience as well as longtime practitioners to return spirituality back to the body through ecstatic trance dance.

We will support each other to dive deep into somatic practice in order to open our bodies as vessels for Spirit. We will dance and have time to share our experiences with each other.

You are invited to come dance to journey, connect to spirits, heal, restore balance and transform and ignite your soul for 2019.

 January 2019
The Labyrinth, St. Paul’s Anglican Church
1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2C7

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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