Celebrate International Women’s day March 8th

On Thursday March 8th…

Celebration of International Women’s Day 

@ The Yurt: 1957 Arden Road, Courtenay. 
 Thursday March 8th

Beautiful women!
A woman brings us on this earth,
She nurtures us day and night
She makes us what we are today,
We must together take an oath,
To help her nurture herself! ” (anon).

To honor ourselves as women a few of us have created a day of women’s workshops for all women to attend. No experience needed… come enjoy yourself!

Interested: girls, teens and babies in arms are welcome to attend if they can hold attention :0) Come to as many or as little as you wish. \
10-11 am
Energy medicine and Energy Dance with Anicca and Jade de Trey: Enjoy a morning learning some nourishing, energy-balancing techniques for yourself and then shake and shimmie your body and spirit with joyous, energy dance. Anicca and Jade are Mother and daughter who enjoy sharing together 🙂 dancewithjade.ca     aniccadetrey.com

Women’s Circle with Kendra Faye. Join us for a sharing circle where we listen and speak from our hearts / wombspace, where we honor what is moving through us at this time, and where we come together to celebrate being a woman today! With singing bowl and guided meditation. rhythmicnotions.ca

potluck lunch, or bagged lunch for yourself, simply relax in yurt or go for a walk in the woods next door

Astrology workshop with Angela Van Den Hooven. Come for an exploration of Astrology and learn how it can be used in a practical beneficial way. We will also explore the present energies as well as a forecast for the upcoming months. There will be room for questions as well as audience driven ” direction” of topic and focus.  https://www.facebook.com/SoulCompassAstrologer/

Donations graciously accepted and will go towards renting the yurt and to the Comox Valley Women’s Transition Society.

Come to one workshop or several…

“I want to sing a song today; I want to ring the bell today,
I want to dedicate it all to your today,
The entire warm light of the sun is yours today,
Happy woman’s day” (Anon)

Journey Dance through the Chakra’s ~

Journey Dance through the Chakra’s ~ Dance series

Sunday’s March 18- May 6th

$105 / 8 classes.        Drop in and/or lower income rate by request.

At The House of Now, 536 B Fifth Street, Courtenay, BC

Joyful and creative movement!  Dance and be guided on a journey through your body via your chakra’s! Chakra’s are energetic centers located throughout the body. We will dance with awareness and movement inspired by each chakra. There will be creative dance, group moving meditations, free-form dance, dancing with scarves, perhaps an exercise with a blindfold…all accompanied by varied and inspiring music.  No previous dance experience is required. Class is for everybody – no choreography- no problem

Creative movement is a non-linear form of exercise. We can play and explore through dance and shift our state of mind and emotion naturally, creatively. Maybe we access lighter feelings and even Joy!  Moving with others can create surprise reactions and can be a vehicle for healing, recovery and joy.  All are welcome !

Info and to register call me @ 250-703-0842  Or send an email transfer to jadedetrey@gmail.com

Dance rehab for the Soul


I am starting a blog about my dance healing recovery journey. My commitment is to dance every day for 15 minutes or more. My website is dusty from me not being on it and/or teaching and performing for a couple of years. in 2015-16 I went to college at age 40 to get a certificate in Human Service Work so that I could work in the school system as an educational assistant with children who needed extra assistance. It was a challenging training as is the work. I let my dance and acupressure practice drop off while in school and it hasn’t come back yet and it’s been now a year and half after I finished school. I spiraled into a depression and anxiety this last Summer – perhaps due to burn out; perhaps due to being 42 and not fulfilling a life dream to become a Mother and Partner (create a family in the traditional sense); perhaps due to an underlying emotional habit of not listening to my heart.

So: today is day 2 of getting back on the wagon of dance for personal healing. As well as dance I have been adding art work and singing back into my days.

I shall write about the process. 🙂dance img

Winter Dance Performance (Hafla)

Here is a note from Cathy Stoyko who is a dance instructor / performer /artist in Cumberland. 

A Halfa is an Arabic word meaning party or social gathering; in the dance world it is where professionals and amateurs come together to perform informally and dance together.

The Abbey Studio Winter Hafla is set for Sat. December 16th, 2017. Plan to join us for an inspiring evening of dance.
2687 Penrith Street, Cumberland BC

Feel free to bring finger food or deserts to share and instruments for jamming after the show.
Finger food/desert potluck and costume bazaar 7PM
Dance performances 8-10PM
Dancing and jamming after the show
FYI, I am in need of a few volunteers to help at the door and with set up/clean up. Let me know if you are able to help out.
Feel free to call or message me if you have any questions.
I hope to see you there!
Cathy Stoyko