Well, after taking a break and focusing mainly on dance for the Winter I am happy to say that I am back at practicing acupressure and massage. (Not that I am not practicing dance).. but sometimes it’s challenging to focus on two “businesses”… so I focus more on one than the other. OK.. but, anyway folks, I just moved and have re-set up my healing room. I am open for energy work, acupressure and massage. Please give a call if you want some work done on you. 250-703-0842
I have decided to change up the Monday morning Mom/Dad and Baby Dance class to be an Everybody Dance Class suitable for mom/dad and baby’s as well as anyone over the age of 7, adults and up to seniors.
It will be a class in chakra dance and creative dance games including brain dance.
If you want to get a workout and also a sense of inner joy and connection to your spirit through dance then come out Monday mornings
10:30-11:30am at the House of Now: 536 Fifth Street, Courtenay beginning this Monday Jan 25th – March 31st.
8 class card $80, drop in $15 or make me an offer if this is too costly for you. The more the merrier.
Get your Brain in shape with Brain Dance ~ classes for the older adult 55+ !
Begins THURSDAY January 16th 11am-noon – March 6th, Native Sons Hall. $80/8 Sessions or drop in $12 if space
This below, is excerpted from a newspaper article:
Tune up your brain and emotions with Brain Dance! Jade de Trey has been offering dance classes in the Comox Valley for the last 7 years. She says, “For me, dance is a form of healing and joy. It is my passion and I love it!. ” de Trey also studies Jin-Shin-Do Acupressure and practices Qi-gong; both of which she incorporates into her movement classes. ” I learned Brain Dance in Seatle at The Creative Dance Center (creativedance.org.) from a woman named Anne Green Gilbert” “Brain Dance” says de Trey, “is based on the fundamental developmental movement patterns of a baby. For example the first thing a baby does after birth is take a breath, then it experiences touch and bonding with a mother or caregiver, then it moves it’s head and tail, then it reaches out its arms and legs and comes back to it’s center… and so on up to crawling and walking.” “In a brain dance class I guide movements that are based on these patterns of learning. The brain dance is actually movement with the body but they affect the brain in positive ways.” ”It can remedy learning disabilities, memory and balance issues, emotional ups and downs, depression and more. The class starting this Friday the 15th November for age 55+ is a feel good, easy class without exact choreography. Participants are guided to move from specific parts of the body in patterns that affect the brain in a positive way. It is a great way to raise ones heart rate while having some spirited fun. Brain dance is helpful for memory, better balance, increasing joy, connecting with other people through movement and generally as a tune up for the body, mind and soul.” ”In my last class, there was one woman who was 83; she suggested that I call the class “dance for joy”. She said that her balance had gotten better and she loved the feeling of joy and meaningful connections to other people that she felt.” de Trey teaches Brain Dance to children as well. ”It is suitable for any age and benefits all ages” she says. “The classes in this Friday series are is tailored for the older adult 55+, but they really are suitable for adults as well. Each person modifies it to suit his or her movement ability. I play all sorts of music and guide participants to move from all parts of their body. “I lead partner and group activities as well as stretch and awareness exercises It’s a great form of health care!”. ”It’s a natural antidepressant for sure.” says de Trey. The next series starts this Friday November 15th from 1-2pm at the Upper Native Sons Hall. It’s a four class series over five weeks with no class on November 22nd. Call or go to The Florence Filberg Center to pre-register: 250-338-1000.