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O R I G I N ~ Victoria, BC

A Waves-level workshop at the intersections of ancestry and mystery, linear time and timeless time, embodiment and awareness.

"Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars." ~ Serbian proverb

A Waves-level workshop encountering, exploring, and inhabiting the intersections of ancestry and mystery, linear and timeless time, cycles of life/death/life. With trance as our portal and the 5Rhythms maps as our guide, we will move with these realms and invite their wisdom-gifts to inform and inhabit our present-moment embodiment and awareness.

with Joanne Winstanley in Victoria, BC

November 1 to 3, 2024

Friday 6:30 to 9:30pm, Saturday 11:30am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

WHERE: Polish White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock Street (at Niagara), Victoria BC

$295 Early bird by September 15 / $305 Early bird+ scholarship donation*

$315 Regular / $345 Regular+ scholarship donation*

To Register: send your e-transfer to Joanne@danceherenow.ca, or purchase your ticket online. For any other arrangements or enquiries, please contact me.

Please ensure I have your best email address so you can receive information related to the workshop.

PREREQUISITES: a minimum of 15 hours of Waves (5Rhythms classes) is recommended.

REFUNDS and CANCELLATIONS:

  • A full refund, less $50, will be issued for cancellations before October 1.
  • A full refund, less $100, will be issued for cancellations before October 18.
  • No refunds after October 18, 2024.

(For cancellations due to testing positive or for a known exposure to Covid, we will offer you a refund less a $100 admin fee. If you fall ill or test positive for Covid during the workshop, any refunds will be on a case by case basis.)

COMMUNITY CARE: we expect any dancers experiencing cold/flu symptoms to stay home, to care for themselves and the rest of the group. We will review our communicable disease mitigation policies one month prior to the workshop and will communicate any changes to all registered participants. At this point, we expect all participants to rapid test prior to attending.

ACCESSIBILITY: the hall has one flight of stairs (please email in advance if you need to access a lift), and one gender-neutral washroom.

*Tiered pricing is available so that folks with plenty can share, and folks who need support can receive it. When you include a Scholarship donation, a portion of your fee is applied toward another dancer's reduced-rate spot. If you are called to participate in this workshop and these prices are a barrier for you, please email joanne@danceherenow.ca for a possible partial scholarship or work trade.

recent workshops

Form and Freedom ~ Salt Spring Island, BC

5Rhythms Movement Workshop with Bettina Rothe, Joanne Winstanley, Anne Marie Hogya, Chantell Foss and Shauna Devlin

5Rhythms Movement Workshop with Teachers: 
Bettina RotheJoanne WinstanleyAnne Marie HogyaChantell Foss and Shauna Devlin

Dive into the form of the practice to experience and explore freedoms.

This is a unique opportunity to encounter 5 different expressions of this cathartic and healing movement practice. Coming from decades of dancing together and tending dance communities side by side, these friends and colleagues will weave a weekend of movement informed by their long love and learning of 5Rhythms. They intend to offer you a communal container of strength, variety, and openness.

"Each rhythm is a great teacher and each has different things to teach us." -Gabrielle Roth
 
DATES:
​May 17 to 19, 2024

TIMES:
• Friday 6:30-9:00pm
• Saturday 11:30-5:30 / *6:30-9:30pm
*Catered Dinner & Evening Session
• 
Sunday 11:00-4:00pm

LOCATION:
Beaver Point Hall, Salt Spring Island BC Canada
About 25 minutes from Ganges and 15 from Fulford Harbour.

COST: 
$350 cdn Early Bird - $380 After March 15th 
(Includes: t
ea, coffee & light snacks, plus a catered dinner on Saturday night. For Saturday & Sunday please bring a lunch.)

Pay & Register via:
 

Eyes of the Heart ~ Bainbridge Island, WA

a 5Rhythms® Heartbeat workshop with Joanne Winstanley

​"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What do we see, when we see through the eyes of the heart? Who, or what, becomes visible? What becomes possible when we notice, meet, and move with emotional energy – our own, and one another’s – without recoil, or fixing, or judgement?  In this weekend workshop, through the embodied intelligence of the 5Rhythms movement maps, we’ll invite kindness, compassion, and clarity into our field of vision; we’ll dance to wipe the smudge from our eyes; we’ll make space for discomfort and tenderness; we will welcome whatever is present. We will gather and move together, affirming and developing our capacity to relate with ourselves, with one another, and with our wider circles, with the presence of a grounded, honest, perceptive, generous, and healthy heart.

  • Standard: $255US until January 31 | $295US after
  • Supporter (contributes to a 'supported' spot): $325US
  • Supported (by request): $225US

To Register: contact kellie5rhythms(at)gmail.com.

In the Heartbeat™ map, each of the 5Rhythms becomes a gateway to the essential emotions: Flowing / Fear, Staccato / Anger, Chaos / Sadness, Lyrical / Joy, and Stillness / Compassion.

Joanne teaches 5Rhythms with a deep respect for the transformational nature of this practice, for the insight that these maps can bring to our daily lives, and for the unique discovery process of each participant. Her teaching is rooted in a lifelong engagement with her own study and personal work. Since 2001, she has held a steady space for the growth and evolution of a robust dance community in Victoria BC, has supported students and colleagues with their own teaching path, and has shared her love of this practice with communities in Canada, the US, and Europe.

"Joanne is a wise witness, a weaver of magic between the worlds, and a true artist of the deep." ~ Layah Singer-Wilson, 5Rhythms Teacher

Pre-requisite: 15 hours of 5Rhythms “Waves” instruction.

n e w ~ a one-day workshop in Victoria, BC

a day of movement, reflection, and creative ritual to guide us well into the coming year

This workshop is an invitation to gather at the stillpoint of the year; to witness, acknowledge, give thanks (or shake a fist), and release what has been; to explore, honour, and engage with our present experience; to wonder and welcome what may be ready to emerge; to affirm our commitment to that which we want to keep close.
 
With the 5Rhythms® maps as our compass and our ground, we will move, reflect, and engage in creative ritual. Moving with what is past, what is present, and what may be yet to come, we'll invite body-knowing, clarity of heart, inner vision, and the dreams of deep winter to guide us well into the coming year.
 
Hours: 11am to 5pm on Saturday, January 6
 
Location: Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street (James Bay), Victoria BC
 
$125 | $145 supports another dancer to attend
 
To Register: send your e-transfer to joanne(at)danceherenow(dot)ca, or purchase your ticket here.
 
If you are called to attend, and the full price is a barrier for you, please be in touch. Reduced-cost spaces are available.
 
Joanne teaches 5Rhythms with a deep respect for the transformational nature of this practice, for the insight that these maps can bring to our daily lives, and for the unique discovery process of each participant. Her teaching is rooted in a lifelong engagement with her own study and personal work. Since 2001, she has held a steady space for the growth and evolution of a robust dance community in Victoria BC, has supported students and colleagues with their own teaching path, and has shared her love of this practice with communities in Canada, the US, and Europe.
 
"Joanne is a wise witness, a weaver of magic between the worlds, and a true artist of the deep." ~ Layah Singer-Wilson, 5Rhythms teacher and organizer, Toronto
 
Refunds, cancellations, and collective care: if you are unwell with a communicable illness, please do not attend. Participants will be asked to take a rapid test, with negative resukts, within 24 hours before the workshop; a full refund minus a $30 admin fee will be issued for cancellations due to illness. Any other cancellations will receive a 50% refund.

SANCTUM ~ Budapest

Connecting and tending to our own inner space, aligning with the wisdom of Winter, and engaging with the medicine of 5Rhythms practice to rest, renew, and re-center. December 8 to 10 in Budapest, Hungary.

Hosted by Julia Mercurio. For event description and registration, click here.

Shadow, Dark and Light ~ Rome

A Waves-level workshop encountering, exploring, and embodying qualities of Shadow, Dark, and Light through the 5Rhythms movement practice. December 1 to 3, 2023 in Rome, Italy.

Hosted by Spazio Interiore

Shadow, Dark and Light

A Waves-level workshop encountering, exploring, and embodying qualities of Shadow, Dark, and Light through the 5Rhythms movement practice. With Joanne Winstanley in Victoria, BC ~ November 3 to 5, 2023

A Waves-level workshop encountering, exploring, and embodying qualities of Shadow, Dark, and Light through the 5Rhythms movement practice.with Joanne Winstanley in Victoria, BC
November 3 to 5, 2023
 
We all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that shine bright: parts that are welcome and rewarded during daylight hours. And we all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that are deeper and more mysterious: parts which are equally intelligent, vibrant, and necessary to our wholeness. Also, we have aspects and behaviours that we disown. Places we don't like to go. Parts that we feel we can't afford to acknowledge, within ourselves or in the world around us. These, we push into the shadows. In this weekend workshop, we will follow the maps of the 5Rhythms to explore and embody all of these realms: walking well-lit trails, exploring deeper parts of the forest, breathing life into forgotten places, and braiding the threads that make us whole.
 
WHEN: November 3 to 5, 2023
Friday 6:30 to 9:30pm, Saturday 11:30am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm
 
WHERE: Polish White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock Street (at Niagara), Victoria BC
 
TUITION: $275 Early bird by October  / $305 Early bird+ scholarship donation
$315 Regular / $345 Regular+ scholarship donation
 
To Register: purchase your ticket here, or send your e-transfer to Joanne@danceherenow.ca. Please ensure I have your best email address so you can receive information related to the workshop.
 
*Tiered pricing is available so that those of us with more can share, and those of us who could use some support can receive it. When you register at the rate that includes a Scholarship donation, a portion of your registration fee is applied toward another dancer's reduced-rate spot. If you are called to participate in this workshop and these prices are a barrier for you, please email joanne@danceherenow.ca for a possible partial scholarship or work trade.

PREREQUISITES: a minimum of 15 hours of Waves (5Rhythms classes) is recommended.

REFUNDS and CANCELLATIONS:

A full refund, less $50, will be issued for cancellations before October 1, 2023.

A full refund, less $100, will be issued for cancellations before October 22, 2023.

No refunds after October 22, 2023.

(For cancellations due to testing positive or for a known exposure to COVID, we will offer you a refund less a $100 admin fee. If you test positive for COVID during the workshop, any refunds will be on a case by case basis.)

COVID POLICIES:

We expect any dancers experiencing cold/flu symptoms to stay home to care for themselves, and the rest of the group. We will review our COVID risk mitigation policies one month prior to the workshop. At this point, we expect all participants to rapid test prior to arriving for the workshop.

WINGSPAN ~ a 5Rhythms Live Wire exploration, June 23 to 25 in Seattle

a weekend excursion through the Live Wire landscape, rooted in 5Rhythms, cultivating curiosity, ritual, commitment, and soul

 
An eruption of soul straight from the heart,
Fueling the spirit & tearing edges wide
The magic of theatre begins here….
Come spread your wings, free your mind, expand your imagination, magnify your curiosity, and illuminate your breath in the beat.
Awaken and sharpen those places in yourself that need a rewire, recharge, a realigning back to what is most original and true.
We will meet you there.
 
Friday June 23 ~ 7 to 9:30pm
Saturday June 24 ~ noon to 5pm
Sunday June 25 ~ noon to 5pm
 
The culmination of Gabrielle Roth’s investigation into what it means to be an authentic human being, Live Wire 5Rhythms Theater is dedicated to the creation of physical theatre that is both interactive and transformative. Offering labs rooted in a visionary and rigorous technique for people to become true “athletes of the heart."
 
With live, interactive, in-the-moment explorations in a grounded container, and concentrated in 5Rhythms Ritual Theater perspectives, we will invoke this dynamic practice’s principle: If you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor. Setting your compass for the unpredictable come and be prepared for individual and collective fascination, radical unity and edgy grace.
 
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All are welcome to join. No prior dance or 5Rhythms experience is necessary. We will dance.
 
Please note: participants will be required to self-test for Covid-19 before attending.
 
This workshop counts as one weekend (2.5 days) of Electives towards the 5Rhythms teacher training path.
 
Scholarship (and Canadian dancers): $275US
General Admission: $325US
General Admission + Sponsorship: $375US
 
Online registration through Eventbrite
 
Information and registration: please contact kellie5rhythms@gmail.com
 
Refund/cancellation policy: please contact the organizer to request a refund. Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Shadow, Dark and Light ~ May 5 to 7 in Toronto

A weekend Waves-level workshop encountering, exploring, and embodying qualities of Shadow, Dark, and Light through the 5Rhythms movement practice.

We all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that shine bright: parts that are welcome and rewarded during daylight hours. And we all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that are deeper and more mysterious: parts which are equally intelligent, vibrant, and necessary to our wholeness. We also have aspects and behaviours that we disown. Places we don't like to go. Parts that we feel we can't afford to acknowledge, within ourselves or in the world around us. These, we push into the shadows. In this weekend workshop, we will follow the maps of the 5Rhythms to explore and embody all of these realms, walking well-lit trails, exploring deeper parts of the forest, breathing life into forgotten places, and braiding the threads that make us whole.
 
WHEN: May 5-7, 2023
Fri 6:30-9:30pm, Sat 1-7pm, Sun 2-6pm
 
WHERE: Saints Cyril and Methody Cathedral, 237 Sackville St, Toronto, ON
 
TUITION*: $275 Early bird by Apr 7 / $305 Early bird+ scholarship donation
$315 Regular / $345 Regular+ scholarship donation
 
CONTACT: Layah Jane ~ layah@layahjane.com
 
*Tiered pricing is available so that those of us with more can share, and those of us who could use some support can receive it. When you register at the rate that includes a Scholarship donation, a portion of your registration fee is applied toward another dancer's reduced-rate spot. If you are called to participate in this workshop and these prices are a barrier for you, please email me at layahjane@hotmail.com for a possible partial scholarship or work trade possibilities.
 
CANCELLATIONS
A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be issued if notice is received by Apr 7, 2023.
A full refund, less a $150 processing fee, will be issued if notice is received by Apr 21, 2023.
No refund will be issued for cancellations after Apr 21, 2023.*
(a 75% refund MAY be issued if the workshop is at capacity, and a replacement is registered)
 
*For cancellations up to 48 hrs prior to the workshop, due to testing positive or for a known exposure to COVID, we will offer you a refund less a $50 admin fee.
 
COVID POLICIES
We expect any dancers experiencing cold/flu symptoms to stay home to care for themselves, and the rest of the group.
We will review our COVID risk mitigation policies one month prior to our workshop. At this point, we expect participants to rapid test prior to the workshop’s start.

CYCLES

an advanced-level 5Rhythms® workshop
with Peter Fodera in Victoria, BC
March 15 to 19, 2023

Nothing truly dies… all energy simply transforms. We may like to think of our life’s path as being linear but in reality life moves in cycles. So it is with the cycles of our own life.

In the Cycles map, we give ourselves permission to embody this journey with new eyes and understanding. We explore the patterns, waves and vibrations that move us from birth to death – and we attend to sacred tasks and teachings that we may not have marked along the way.

Our journey will be a deep investigation into our personal relationship to the rhythms and rituals, teaching and traditions, the people and places that have formed and informed who we are. From birth into infancy, childhood, adolescence, maturity, elderhood and death, this workshop is an opportunity to update our understandings, to prepare for what's next, and to move with the parts of ourselves and our journey that we wish to honour and explore, as well as those parts we are ready to let go.

"I have always loved the Cycles work… maybe it’s the idea of seeing and embodying things anew. Recently, my 100-year-old mother shared a story with me about an incident that had happened to me 70 years ago, and I realized that for all that time I had labored under a misconception. Similarly, talking with my children about their life experiences often results in a deeper understanding of events and perceptions. Nothing is fixed. This was especially true when I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest during class on Valentine’s Day 2020. My death was unexpected and as I was recovering, it was an incredible invitation to ask myself… what’s next?" Peter F

Coming together to explore the cycles of life gives us the opportunity to see ourselves in each other, to understand and honour our own journey, and to celebrate the thread that connects us all.

"From the moment I stepped into the 5Rhythms, I knew I had been called home to my creative intelligence and embodied wisdom.  I came to the practice late in life and immediately fell in love with its accessibility, honesty and integrity.  I completed the teacher training with Gabrielle Roth in 2004, Heartbeat in 2010, and Cycles 2022.  I am a member of the 5Rhythms teacher training staff and, as a founding member of the 5Rhythms Reach Out (5RRO), I continue to work with elders and differently abled communities." Peter Fodera

March 15 to 19, 2023

White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock Street (at Niagara) in Victoria BC

11am to 5pm daily

  • $695 CAD before February 1, 2023
  • $750 CAD after
  • $795 CAD includes a scholarship donation

Pre-requisites: 15 hours of Waves level (ie weekly classes) and 15 hours of Heartbeat level 5Rhythms study.

To Register:

  1. Send your payment by e-transfer to joanne@danceherenow.ca, 
  2. Register online through Eventbrite, or
  3. contact joanne@danceherenow.ca to request a scholarship, or to arrange an alternate method of payment.

Please ensure I have your best email address, so your can receive workshop-related information and updates.

Cancellations and Refunds:
A full refund, less $75, will be issued for cancellations before February 11, 2023.
A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations before March 8, 2023.
No refunds for cancellations after March 8, 2023*.

*a 75% refund MAY be issued if the workshop is at capacity, and a replacement is registered.

*for cancellations up to 48 hrs prior to the workshop, due to testing positive or for a known exposure to COVID, we will offer you a refund less a $75 admin fee. If you test positive for COVID during the first 2 days of the workshop, we will offer you a 50% refund. If you test positive for COVID after the first 2 days of the workshop, any refunds will be on a case by case basis.

If we need to cancel or postpone this workshop due to a worsening of the pandemic, then we will refund participants 100% of their workshop fees. We are not able to cover any costs incurred by participants for transportation or accommodations, so please organize your travel and travel insurance with this in mind.

COVID POLICIES:
All participants will be required to complete a Rapid Antigen Test (also known as a "lateral flow test" in some countries) both 2-3 days before the workshop, and within the 2 hours prior to arriving at the workshop venue on Wednesday March 15. You will be asked to attest on arrival that you have tested negative.

GATHER – a Ritual in Motion

a one-day Live Wire workshop with Lorca Simons
Saturday February 11th in Victoria, BC

a one-day Live Wire workshop with Lorca Simons

Saturday February 11th 
11am to 5pm 
 
Church of Truth - 111 Superior Street
Victoria, BC
 
Live Wire is an embodied ritual theatre investigation, grounded in the movement maps of 5Rhythms, devoted to the shapeshifting nature of physical art, and guided by the vision of Lorca Simons and Gabrielle Roth. Designed to inspire, refresh, re-set and connect. Our time will include movement, creative excavations, collective truth-telling and beauty-making.
 
"When creating Live Wire I wanted to evoke a current of electric shape shifting unpredictability that is both spontaneous and mysterious. To create an experience fueled by many souls hungry for an intimate sliver of the poetic landscape that is at the root and heart of our practice." Lorca
 
Join us for this day of delivering ourselves back to the artistic nature of the body. Sculpting spirit into shape. Writing soul into story. Dancing mind into the wind, and tracing the heart home.
 
$115 before January 28th
$135 after  
$150 Supporter rate
 
To Register:
  1. Send your payment by e-transfer to joanne@danceherenow.ca, 
  2. Register online through Eventbrite, or
  3. contact joanne@danceherenow.ca to arrange an alternate method of payment.

Please ensure I have your best email address, so you can receive workshop-related information and updates.

If you'd like to attend and cost is a barrier for you, please email Joanne and we'll find a price that fits.

Proof of vaccination is required on registration, and the group will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants.