Dance Divine, Conscious Freestyle Dance, Vancouver

Dance Divine, Conscious Freestyle Dance, Vancouver

Conscious Free-Style Dance Event

Dance Divine is free-style dance event that helps people reconnect with their feelings, intuition, community and Source.

It does this by drawing on the therapeutic powers of conscious movement, music and connection and by providing a safe container in which we graduate from structure and facilitation to practice listening and responding to the Authentic Self - our own wise authority.

Jelena Marda
www.dancedivine.ca

"Dance Divine", the Dance Divine Logo and all related Dance Divine Trademarks and Licensed Works and Services are based on the works of, and are owned by, Jelena Marda of Dance Divine.

nytimes.com

I Was Skeptical About Ecstatic Dance

In the New York Times...

nytimes.com Maybe it was something about the phrase “free-form movement in a judgment-free space.”

Upcoming workshops... stay tuned.

http://dancedivine.ca/

On Sunday April 15th at 4PM I will be hosting a 90 minute free information sessions for people who are interested in learning more about conscious dance.

I will introduce Dance Divine and give a description of: the event and it’s format, the music, the guidelines, some of the therapeutic benefits of conscious dance and authentic movement, conscious dance as a genre of dance, relevant shifts in psychology and the therapeutic process, and of course lots of opportunities to ask questions.

For those who are new to Dance Divine, you will receive one free class voucher so that you can try it out for yourself!

These sessions are held at my home (cat present) in the Olympic Village. Please PM me to RSVP

#consciousdance #vancouver
www.dancedivine.ca

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Sexuality on the dance floor

"For as ten thousand years of patriarchy crumbles around us, embodying the masculine desire to enter the feminine (whether you be woman or man or other) has become deeply taboo in many circles. This is not an easy time to be a man. A big chunk of men’s natural medicine has become culturally unacceptable, particularly in the personal development world. Dance floors have a lot of men afraid to be masculine and afraid to show their desire, often resulting in a kind of subverted shame-filled leakage that feels oily or slimy to receive instead of a straight out and clear revelation that is easier to take or leave as you choose."

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this article...

adambarley.com In the lunchtime of a workshop recently, a woman came to me distressed. She was feeling harassed by a man on the dance floor that morning, and she was asking for guidance on how to deal with it. I am well aware that this happens a lot. It happens the other way around too of course, and between same-

On Sunday April 15th at 4PM I will be hosting a 90 minute free information sessions for people who are interested in learning more about conscious dance.

I will introduce Dance Divine and give a description of: the event and it’s format, the music, the guidelines, some of the therapeutic benefits of conscious dance and authentic movement, conscious dance as a genre of dance, relevant shifts in psychology and the therapeutic process, and of course lots of opportunities to ask questions.

As a ‘thank you’ for coming, you will receive a free class voucher so that you can try it out for yourself!

These sessions are held at my home in the Olympic Village. Please message me privately to RSVP.

Please note the location change for this coming Sunday!!

Easter Altar

The Need For Authenticity - Gabor Mate

The need for authenticity from a medical perspective...

Original Video Published on scienceandnonduality Youtube Channel. Gabor Maté, When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress- Disease Connection Non P...

[04/01/18]   A river of very beautiful music on the decks for tomorrow, come drink from it, come dance...

[03/29/18]   I've got a ticket to the Emancipator Ensemble tonight at the Venue, and a big fat head cold :-(
Anybody want my ticket?

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Dance Divine & Easter Weekend

mailchi.mp I always reflect on resurrection around Easter time and I'd like to share a little with you... I have seen 2 'uprisings' of the feminine; the first in the late 80's where women started donning shoulder pads and brief cases and vying for the spotlight, which had long since been fixated on mascul...

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Conscious Dance Introductory Pass

You can buy your passes online now :-)

brownpapertickets.com 5 classes + info session

Arms Full by Rebecca del Rio

Gratitude means showing up on life’s doorstep, love’s threshold,
dressed in a clown suit, rubber-nosed, gunboat shoes flapping.
Gratitude shows up with arms full of wildflowers,
reciting McKuen or the worst of Neruda.

To talk of gratitude is to be the fool in a cynic’s world.
Gratitude is pride’s nightmare,
the admission of humility before something,
given without expectation or attachment.

Gratitude tears open the shirt of self importance,
scatters buttons across the polished floors of feigned indifference,
ignores the obvious and laughs out loud.

Even more, gratitude bears her breasts,
rips open her ribs to show the naked heart,
the holy heart.

What if that sacred heart is not, after all, about sacrifice?
Imagine it is about joy, barefoot and foolhardy,
something unasked for, something unearned.

What if the beat we hear,
when we are finally quiet is simply this:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

In addition to our regular schedule, this coming Friday March 16, 8PM, you are invited to Meghan’s Birthday Party at the Cambrian Hall.

From Meghan (the Principal of Windsor House School)...
"I am having a birthday/fundraising party to celebrate turning 55 and to raise money for Windsor House. I have rented the Cambrian Hall for a dance party, DJ'd by Jelena. Invite your friends. All ages welcome!

Donations go to our non-profit TES (Transforming Education Society) https://transforming-education.org (send a note with the donation that says Meghan's Birthday)."

On Sunday March 11 at 4PM I will be hosting a 90 minute free information sessions for people who are interested in learning more about conscious dance.

I will introduce Dance Divine and give a description of: the event and it’s format, the music, the guidelines, some of the therapeutic benefits of conscious dance and authentic movement, conscious dance as a genre of dance, relevant shifts in psychology and the therapeutic process, and of course lots of opportunities to ask questions.

As a ‘thank you’ for coming, you will receive a free class voucher so that you can try it out for yourself!

These sessions are held at my home in the Olympic Village. Please message me privately to RSVP.

http://dancedivine.ca/

This coming Sunday March 11 we are at the Dance Centre, and, at 4PM I am offering a free info session for those wishing to find out more about Conscious Dance.

Contact me to RSVP for the info session and bring any questions you may have!

EMPOWERED welcomes Dance Divine Entrepreneur Jelena Marda

Interview for Empowered, with Jelena of Dance Divine and Unconventional Wisdom Counselling
https://youtu.be/uFZ4ceFBoFE
http://ow.ly/ps1R30iHFrK

EMPOWERED on SHAW TV, Producer & Host, Loren Spagnuolo welcomes guest, DJ, Producer & Owner of Dance Divine, Jelena Marda

[03/01/18]   Interview with Jelena of Dance Divine and Unconventional Wisdom Counselling

[02/24/18]   Hmmm, it's supposed to snow all night so I'm not sure how mobile Vancouver will be in the morning. I think I'd better cancel the Moving Meditation Class for tomorrow morning.

Sunday dance in ON though! :-p

dancedivine.ca

Free Information Session + Free 1st Dance - Discover Conscious Dance!

Are you on the fence, but kinda curious?

dancedivine.ca March 11, 4PM Jelena of Dance Divine will be hosting a 90 minute free information session for those interested in learning more about conscious dance.

Introduction to DJ-ing & iTunes
One-on-one Tutoring Sessions
2hr. @ $95| 4 hrs @ $175 | 8 hrs. @ $350

Covers*: Introduction to iTunes and Traktor software**, Music Library Management (download, organization, optimization), Introduction to Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ Controller, Portable PA Systems and Active/Passive Speakers, Playlist Creation, basic DJ Skills and transitions.

www.dancedivine.ca/creativeservices

Dance Divine's Conscious Dance Music Sets for Sale

A great way to build up your own music library, or for the event producers or movement facilitators that want a little help with the music end of things. Each pdf contains a list of 20 to 30 songs/artists arranged into a conscious dance music set. The sets are approximately 1hr. 45 min. long and each one has it's own unique focus and mix of genres.

Free samples and more info here: www.dancedivine.ca/music

Please note the location change for this Sunday!
Schedules, as well as exceptions to the rule, are also listed online: ww.dancedivine.ca/dance

I am offering a Moving Meditation this Saturday morning at 10AM. If you haven't tried it yet, this is a 'yin' class, with gentle, beautiful meditative music so that you can relax deeply into a body-based experience and connect inwardly, bringing your awareness to sensations, feelings, intuitions, and the quality of your overall state. Feel free to come do your yoga postures, tai chi, chi gong, journaling, movement and/or meditation.

Its also a great place to practice doing nothing; instead of automatically responding to impulse or anxiety, we can practice observing and releasing them. Simply rolling around on the floor may be more revolutionary than you think! ;-)

Intro rate of $13.

I'm super happy to announce that this will be a weekly class starting in September 2018, on Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 PM in our beloved Marcuse studio.

#consciousdance #vancouver #movingmeditation
www.dancedivine.ca

[02/12/18]   On Sunday DD is being filmed for the making of a Conscious Dance documentary. During last week's closing circle, the film crew requested feedback around consent to be filmed. Nobody present raised an objection. I am very sensitive to the imposition this may cause but I believe we have a good solution; less than half of the hall will be in frame, so it's your choice to be completely in or out of frame, or to move in and out of frame as it suits you.

Sunday morning conscious dance! http://ow.ly/79OU30ijH9b
#consciousdance #vancouver #ecstaticdance #authenticmovement #freestyledance

Dear Dance Divine Community,

Please note the time and location changes for this coming weekend!

We have our moving meditation on Saturday morning, a sweet, gentle "Yin" class for deep inward listening and movement. (I'm very excited to announce that this class will become a weekly class starting in September, on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30PM!!)

On Sunday we will have time for an extended closing circle if you guys would like that. Deeper check-ins, group discussions, etc. And, shall I book us a table at East is East for afterwards? It's been a little while since we've dined together!

Also, I wanted to get your feedback on an idea I had, based on something what was brought up in the closing circle last week around contact dance. So we use the namaste "bow -out" gesture for declining an invitation to contact, what if we also used a hand gesture for inviting contact? My suggestion is; one hand on your heart and the other hand outstretched.

My sense is this could be a powerful gesture; it might be a valuable growth/learning edge for us to ask for authentic connection and contact.

Food for thought :-)

Thank you so much for love and energy and support,

Jelena

It's that time again :-)

Need some?

Conscious Dance Music Sets for sale. Limited release of 20 Dance Divine playlists. Excellent starter kit for independent even producers, or people who want to build up their own music library. Click on link for sample sets and more info.

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Ragdoll physics reinterpreted as a dance. [VIDEO]

This is the most remarkable and original dance piece I have ever seen. wow. just wow.

wimp.com We can't take our eyes off this abstract dance routine.

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Dance Divine Conscious Dance Music Set - 12/24/17 Vancouver, BC

I'm finally up on Mixcloud... samples sets here :-)

mixcloud.com Dance Divine Conscious Dance Music Set, Christmas Eve 2017. Vancouver, BC.

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MUSIC - Conscious dance music samples and playlists

Conscious Dance Music Sets just went on sale. A limited release of 20 sets!

dancedivine.ca Explanation of how a conscious dance music set is made, along with descriptions and samples of music. Music Library starter kits for sale.

www.dancedivine.ca
#consciousdancevancouver

[01/21/18]   A sweet dose of yummy yummy yummy House coming up tomorrow morning

RTD Documentary Channel

yeessssss

Movement is life: Anna Halprin believes dance can heal anything, from cancer to racism. RTD met with the 97-year-old dance icon to find out how she’s been treating people for decades.

Music Library Starter Kits
10 artists/list | $10/list | 10 lists/$95

Choose by Genre or by rhythm, each PDF contains a list of 10 different artists. Each artist has been chosen for the quality and breath of their work. Their work is available on iTunes (I do not sell the actual music - please purchase your music and support the artists!)

http://dancedivine.ca/music/

Introduction to DJ-ing & iTunes - One-on-one Tutoring Sessions
2hr. @ $95| 4 hrs @ $175 | 8 hrs. @ $350

Covers*: Introduction to iTunes and Traktor software**, Music Library Management (download, organization, optimization), Introduction to Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ Controller, Portable PA Systems and Active/Passive Speakers, Playlist Creation, basic DJ Skills and transitions.

http://dancedivine.ca/creativeservices/

Unconventional Wisdom Counselling - The Power of Inconvenient Truth

Transpersonal psychotherapy and counselling designed to re-aligning you with your Authentic Self with Jelena Marda BA, RPC-C. Slidingscale fee: $70 to $90/hr

Have you ever been asked to adapt to a dysfunctional system? You know, a way of being or doing things that goes against your better judgment, your intuition and inner sense of justice…
Maybe that request came from your family, culture, government, religion, relationship or job? If so, what choices did/do you have when such big systems and such authoritative figures (teachers, priests, doctors, politicians, parents, etc.) require you to bend (or break) to meet their reality? Did you survive, adapt, and then get used to living in a dysfunctional system? Is it your ‘normal’ now? How does that feel?

What has that done to your inner knowing? You know, the part of you that knew all along that something was wrong. The part of you that “doesn’t buy it”, and never did. Do you silence it with rationalization and reason? Do you justify the discrepancy between your values and your choices, between your heart and your head, between your personal truth and someone else’s? How do you manage that inner conflict and it’s accompanying feelings, such as: anxiety, resentment, sadness, guilt, shame, powerlessness, doubt?

This inner conflict is often what brings us to therapy because we can no longer manage the anxiety; the cost of normalizing the abnormal. To arrive at this point –albeit painful – is good news. I firmly believe that becoming symptomatic in a dysfunctional system is a sign of health, not illness. What if your own system (your intuition, your feelings) is alerting you to the fact that you have been trained away from your senses and inner knowing, and the pain of being out of alignment (not living a life based on personal values) and being out of integrity (not living a life based on personal truth) is no longer an option for you?

Can you see it as a call to greater awareness, greater alignment, greater truth, so that you can serve a greater purpose (and yeah, feel better!)?

Unconventional Wisdom Counselling, as well as everything I produce through Dance Divine, is about helping you reconnect with your Authentic Self. It’s a body-based and transpersonal approach to ‘recalibrating your inner compass’ so that you can re-align with your core self and reconnect with your values, feelings, intuition and purpose.

This is my life’s work. I’ve lived it. I can help.

dancedivine.ca

Crew Member Position Now Open at Dance Divine

Message me for details :-)

dancedivine.ca A crew member is are reliable, committed people who volunteer their time in exchange for a combination of free or discounted dance and other benefits.

Sheesh! A 9 am start on Sunday morning... Well, how about we wear our pyjamas and I'll wake us up gently? And a nice brunch after!

www.dancedivine.ca

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This New Netflix Series Shows How People Everywhere Use Dance As A Tool Of Resistance

bustle.com Dance is one of humanity's unifying languages. Incorporating the visual, the audible, and the symbolic, dance can be both a work of art, and a means of communication. In Netflix's new series We Speak Dance, host Vandana Hart, an Alvin Ailey-trained d…

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