Description and beautiful video of Contact Improvisation Dance!

I am a really passionate contact dancer.  I will be teaching classes come late Fall 2015.   This is a beautiful video of Contact Improvisation Dance.  There are many more on youtube.  Contact Dance is a dance form that has no exact choreography but it has much much technique that can be learned.  It is an experimental dance and art form. There are falls and tumbles as well as gentle brushes of body contact.  It is not intended as a sexual dance; it can be sensual and move you to your core.  It can be bumpy and awkward as well as still and flowing. Here is a link to a funny demonstration of the dance form!


New Training in Body-mind Acupressure

I have recently returned from the lovely Lasqueti Island where I was studying body-mind counselling and five element counselling.  In a nutshell these are verbal counselling techniques that encourage the recipient to notice, be curious and become aware of sensations and feelings in the body.  Myself, I use acupressure (finger touch and pressure on the body) as well as the body-mind counselling when it seems appropriate.

Buddha mit Bambus, Massage Steinen und Schale mit Blüten

I have been studying acupressure for the past four years.  Each course I take seems to have a LOT of information packed into it.  For a while I became daunted by all of the different information that was taught; things such as Chinese Medicine, counselling, advanced treatment styles, and remembering where the many acupressure points are to name a few.  At this point in my practice of acupressure I am feeling less daunted and more trusting and curious.  I have a big tool kit to draw from and as I work on a client it is a pleasurable challenge to explore, experiment and then go with my intuition as to which acupressure points I will use.  I am grateful now for my practice :)

Jade de Trey August 21,2015.  Courtenay BC, Healing and Touch and Health and Wellness