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Dancing Journey through the Chakra’s

~ 8 week series 6:30-8:00pm @ The House of Now

Sunday’s March 18- May 6th

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

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 J

This Sunday March 25th we dance the Sacral Chakra (second Chakra)

or Svadhishthana chakra.

This is the sensual and creative, orange colored chakra just below the belly button.



low back


flowing, round and playful are how we may move.

Come join in; where orange color!

We dance all the chakras but we play

a lot

with the sacral chakra in this class. 🙂  Bring a friend and connect in pleasure and delight…

WHAT THIS CLASS on Sunday’s is about:

Fun~ Creative~ joyful~playful~ gentle~ soft~ crooked~ rough waters~ slow-fast-slow ~dancing!

Each class we will dance journey through all the chakras; but we will focus more in depth on one chakra per class.

First class is the root chakra… and so on all the way up to the seventh chakra.

I am including the “high heart” chakra, which, to me, is a special chakra. This will be the fifth class.

If you are attending – you could choose to wear the color of the chakra (first class is red – and each class moves through the color of the rainbow – so second class is sacral chakra ( orange ), third class is solar plexus ( yellow )… etc.

It’s going to be a special class. It will be based on really simple tuning into one’s own body to explore the chakra we focus on… AND also simply moving and grooving with our selves and one another. I always add in creative partner games/explorations.

You may do drop in’s – and/but it will be EVEN better (for you and the group energy) if you attend many.

Rate is $105 for 8 classes (prefered).

$15 drop in.

**I enjoy the energy of full classes – so – if you are low income or no income but would like to attend please be in touch with me. I would rather have you attend and add your energy to the class than not due to insufficient funds. NO dance experience is required.

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 !

Jade de Trey is a dancer, artist, Diverse-abilities support worker and bodyworker.

Her training is in modern and creative dance and contact improvisation. She has teacher certification in Dance kinetics and Brain Compatible Dance education. Info and to register go to or

 Tuesday’s May and June: FREE CLasses!
Diverse abilities dance (1)

*************************************************************************************************WORKSHOP:  in June:

Experiential Anatomy and Contact Improvisation Dance workshop June 6,7th
June 6, 7th: 2015 Cumberland BC
Approximate Schedule: 

Saturday: 3-5 pm experiential anatomy

                  5-6 contact improvisation Dance

                  6-7 potluck dinner

                  7-9 Contact Improvisation Dance jam and/or round robin dancing (beginners will learn what this is !)

Sunday:  10-12 Experiential Anatomy

                 12-1 lunch

                 1-3:30 Contact improvisation dance and dance jam/round robin


Experiential Anatomy with Jennifer Mascall


In the work I do we begin solo then we work with our hands on another person.  Then we often get up and explore with our eyes closed. The participants will learn brand new things and go deeper into physical system they have already explored.  Each workshop is different as the group becomes its own research pod ensemble and each person brings their understanding and observations to the whole group.

Contact Improvisation dance with Anne Cooper
Anne Cooper teaches Contact Improvisation in a clear, fun and fluid way accessible to both the beginner and advanced student.
Her love of the form, its possibilities for improvisation of the physics and the meeting of the minds/bodies of the practitioners has kept her engaged and curious for many years. In the class we’ll work with physical principles, explore technique alone and together and we’ll improvise; alone as a group and in contact with a partner. 
Anne’s teaching is infused with her study with teachers Nancy Stark Smith, Peter Bingham, Ray Chung and Steve Paxton (who instigated the form in 1972) during 20  years.
Anne is also a performer of both improvised and choreographed works-her own, and others, and an avid CI ‘jammer’.
COST:   ONLY $70 for the entire weekend or  $50 for one day.
Please pre-register and pre-pay Jade de Trey at 250-703-0842 
Mail a cheque made out to Jennifer Mascall  to me Jade at
Jade de Trey
1899 Tull avenue
Courtenay BC
V9N 3J8
or email transfer to
or paypal via my website
Dance For Health  for age 55 +
Friday’s 2:30-3:30 pm  April 17-June 12th and we may continue outside in the Summer.
Lower Native Sons Hall
$70/8 classes  or drop -in for $12 or $10 if you are an Evergreen senior
Register at the Courtenay Rec center or Filberg Center. Or call 250-338-1000
*** Become an Evergreen Senior and attend for cheaper *** (drop in becomes $10)
Movement class for balance and joy!   Chi-gong, stretching, breathing and a series of
isolated movements called the “Brain Dance” which balance the mind and spirits.  Guided creative dance with silk scarves and joyful partnered activities.  Come with an open mind; no experience needed. Can be done seated if required.  Men and women welcome.

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