Updated: Jun 27

In light that I am no longer offering evening online conscious dance classes, I have started offering the occasional Facebook Live mini practice. These practices will be 5-7 min long and easy to incorporate into your day. I’m sure you can find 5-10 min in your day to tune into your body and give it a little dance / movement break. You'll also be able to mix and match the mini practices so that you create your own longer practice if you choose.

Please LIKE my Ekstasis Dance and Bodywork Facebook page and turn your notifications on for my live videos so that you'll be notified when I offer my next one. I'll usually be offering them between 1:30-2:30pm MT here and there throughout the week.

Here is my first mini practice offering for you:

Please let me know your experience of it by commenting on my Facebook page. If you don't have Facebook you can also watch it on my YouTube channel here and leave your comments there.

Updated: Jun 26

Thank you to everyone who has been attending my free online Conscious Dance classes.

As many of you already know, I have taken a step back from offering evening classes and I am focusing on facilitating the last module of my current Dance as Medicine program. This will be my primary focus beyond taking care of my family and home until the end of May.

Starting in June, I will be offering online classes again. Most likely they will be on Saturdays in the morning or afternoon. If you are interested being notified please sign up for my email list by clicking on the "contact" link above and sending me a quick message.

The future is uncertain and I am taking it day by day. With that in mind I will be updating this site with new or confirmed dates of upcoming classes and trainings as I have more information to base these choices on. As it stands right now, private studios in Alberta are closed until future notice and it is not yet clear when they will be opening. I would love to think I can offer my next deeper Dance as Medicine training in October, however it is still unclear if that can happen. Please stay in touch if you are interested in joining that program. with love,

This class explores connecting with the archetype of the Rebel and it’s sub-archetype the revolutionary...calling in the medicine of the staccato rhythm and the element of fire. We explore our edginess, our power, and the power of love to create change in the world.

Here is a poem by Jack Kerouc:

Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits.

The rebels.

The troublemakers.

The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.

And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.

Because they change things.

They push the human race forward.

And while some may see them as the crazy ones,

We see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think

they can change the world,

Are the ones who do.

~ Jack Kerouac “On The Road”

And some information about the Rebel archetype by Caroline Myss:

"Our images of the Rebel may be too closely aligned with cliches of youth culture to let us see the deeper significance of this valuable archetype. Whether politically inclined like Martin Luther King, Jr., Betty Friedan, or Lech Walensa, or an artistic innovator such as Van Gogh, Joyce, or Coltrane, the Rebel is a key component of all human growth and development. The Rebel in a support group can be a powerful aid in helping the group break out of old tribal patterns. It can also help you see past tired preconceptions in your field of professional or creative endeavor. The Rebel can also lead you to reject spiritual systems that do not serve your inner need for direct union with the Divine and to seek out more appropriate paths. The shadow Rebel, conversely, may compel you to rebel out of peer pressure or for the sake of fashion, and so become mired in another manifestation of conformity. The shadow Rebel may also reject legitimate authority simply because it is asking you to do something you find difficult or unpleasant. Be especially careful in evaluating your rebellious impulses; even if the Rebel is not part of your intimate circle of archetypes, you probably have it to some extent and should pay attention to its urgings."

"Rebel archetype, for instance, can be a powerful force leading us to reject illegitimate authority and strike out on a bold new path of action. (Samuel Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., all had powerful Rebel archetypes.) But if we let our awareness lapse, the archetype’s shadow aspect can induce us to rebel against legitimate leaders, or to fall in love with the image and trappings of rebellion."

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