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.

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.

Dance Divine Conscious Dance Music Sets are now on Sale

Ragdoll physics reinterpreted as a dance. [VIDEO]

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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.

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

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

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

MUSIC - Conscious dance music samples and playlists

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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.

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#consciousdancevancouver

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

RTD Documentary Channel

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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.

Crew Member Position Now Open at Dance Divine

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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!

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

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Moving Meditation | Jan. 6 | 10AM | Dance Centre

A free-style conscious movement class where the music does not climb to the same peaks in tempo and intensity as the regular classes. It still fluctuates in tempo somewhat but the music does not ‘drive’ or push you. The focus is on inward listening, softening and permission to “do nothing”, if that’s what you need.

It is a space to do your own movement practice, like dance, stretching, yoga or chi-gong (and fusions thereof!). Some people find that it is helpful with creative writing as well, so feel free to bring you pen and paper. I also recommend it for working with injuries, through micro-movements and actively listening and responding to what the body needs.

Introductory drop-in rate of $13. Hope to see you there!
www.dancedivine.ca

Moving Meditation | Jan. 6 | 10AM | Dance Centre

A free-style conscious movement class where the music does not climb to the same peaks in tempo and intensity as the regular classes. It still fluctuates in tempo somewhat but the music does not ‘drive’ or push you. The focus is on inward listening, softening and permission to “do nothing”, if that’s what you need.

It is a space to do your own movement practice, like dance, stretching, yoga or chi-gong (and fusions thereof!). Some people find that it is helpful with creative writing as well, so feel free to bring you pen and paper. I also recommend it for working with injuries, through micro-movements and actively listening and responding to what the body needs.

Introductory drop-in rate of $13. Hope to see you there!
www.dancedivine.ca

This week...

MUSIC - Conscious dance music samples and playlists

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Did you know...?
http://dancedivine.ca/music/

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.

DANCE - Weekly, monthly & annual conscious dance classes and events

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For those of you who may be craving a softer, slower “Yin” movement class, there is a Moving Meditation this Saturday at 10AM at the Dance Centre.

It’s also a free-style conscious movement class however the music does not climb to the same peaks in tempo and intensity as the regular classes. It still fluctuates in tempo somewhat but the music does not ‘drive’ or push you. The focus is on inward listening, softening and opening the heart and body.

It is a space to do your own movement practice, like dance, stretching, yoga or chi-gong (and fusions thereof). I also recommend it for working with injuries, through micro-movements and actively listening and responding to what the body needs.

Introductory drop-in rate of $13 for the rest of January. Hope to see you there!

Class schedules, maps and guidelines here: http://dancedivine.ca/dance/

dancedivine.ca Schedules and locations for our weekly, unfacilitated free-style conscious dance events, monthly classes and annual special events in Vancouver, BC.

I wanted to thank you for attending Dance Divine’s New Years Eve party. Every year I am blown away by the sweetness, warmth and generosity of this community; it shows in how you show up, it shows in the goodies that bring to share with others, it shows in your dance, and it shows in the LOVE that you pour into the blessing ceremony.

Thank you…

And may 2018 be an exceptional year for you.

Love always,

Jelena

[12/31/17]   About 10 tickets left for tonight!

I've got about 15 - 20 tickets left if your looking for a sweet, soulful, conscious dance party for New Years Eve!

Tickets by e-transfer to jelenamarda@novuscom.net

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#consciousdance #newyearseve #vancouverbc #newyearsevedance

I don't know about you but I'm feeling like this year needs to close on a happy note! We've got joyous music and 2 DJ's lined up for you this New Years Eve!

1.) Each person is invited to make their own prayer flag (supplies provided). We will hang it at the dance throughout the year so we can reconnect with those intentions

2.) We will be doing our annual blessing ceremony, if you haven't experienced that yet, please consider coming for that alone! It'll stay with you for a long time...

3.) there will be tables set up for potluck goodies

4.) the stage will be converted into a chill lounge - please bring extra pillows/blankets! (we've been smiling at the idea of a big pillow fight breaking out, to cast off the last vestiges of 2017!)

5.) After the ceremony we are going to play some chill music; it will be a great time to just hang out and be with friends.

You can purchase tickets by email transfer to jelenamarda@novuscom.net (NOT jelena@dancedivine.ca)

Please note: there will be no tickets sold at the door and this event does tend to sell out.

www.dancedivine.ca
#consciousdance #newyearseve #vancouverbc #newyearsevedance

Wishing you coziness, comfort, togetherness, sweetness, warmth, peacefulness and many, many blessings!

Thank you for all that you bring to my life.

Love, Jelena

On December 24th, we have a dance at 10:30AM at the Cambrian Hall + a Stone Soup draw.

"Stone Soup" is a giving and community building event based on a folklore tale. The idea is that when everybody contributes something to the pot, the soup is made all the richer and becomes something that the whole community can enjoy.

For us it is an opportunity to give to each other, a little bit of our services, our time, our hearts, our gifts, so that we can enjoy the feelings of abundance and generosity that giving brings, as well as the new connections and friendships that are built.

If you would like to contribute please fill out 2 pieces of paper at the registration table when you arrive at the dance next Sunday. One piece of paper with your name on it, the other with your offering, name & contact. I will use these for the actual draw.

I will be adding some DD gift certificates to the pot and one or two NYE eve tickets!! :-)

Much love and holiday blessings,

Jelena

www.dancedivine.ca

I Love Being a Mom

Now your talking'!!

Who knew dancing could be so beneficial for giving birth? 💃 💃 💃

Dance Divine's New Years Eve Conscious Dance Party

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Tix are on sale now! :-)

dancedivine.ca Dance Divine's annual New Years Eve Conscious Dance Party, this year at the Cambrian Hall. Tickets $45 p/p. Lounge, potluck snacks, and blessing ceremony.

DANCE DIVINE - Weekly, free-style Conscious Dance in Vancouver, BC.

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Moving Meditation this Saturday at the Dance Centre. Introductory drop-in rate of $13.

People have been craving a softer, slower "Yin" conscious movement class. The music does not climb to the same peaks in tempo and intensity as the regular classes. It still fluctuates in tempo somewhat but there is virtually no percussion or beats; the music does not 'drive' or push you. The focus is on inward listening, softening and permission to "do nothing", if that's what you need.

It is a space to do your own movement practice, like dance, stretching, yoga or chi-gong (and fusions thereof!). I also recommend it for working with injuries, through micro-movements and actively listening and responding to what the body needs.

www.dancedivine.ca

dancedivine.ca Dance Divine offers weekly, unfacilitated free-style conscious dance events, workshops, transpersonal counselling and creative services in Vancouver, BC.

A sneak peek at things to come in December...

December 15 - playlists go on sale - excellent music library starter kits, stay tuned!

December 16 - Moving Meditation

December 24 - Sunday morning dance + "Stone Soup" gift exchange & prize draws + xmas brunch

December 31 - New Years Eve Conscious Dance party at the Cambrian Hall!!!

www.dancedivine.ca

[12/02/17]   Some very beautiful music coming up for tomorrow morning's moving meditation. I'm aiming to soothe your soul

Dear Peeps

DD became 8 years old yesterday

Demotivateur

kewl as f*ck!!

Une battle de danse jazz qui vaut vraiment le coup d’être vue 🙌

Kevin

Yup, you guessed it...

Guess what it is?

Return to the Wild Intelligence of the Body.

Will you hold another who has been touched by the darkness within? Will you love them enough to allow them to fall apart in your arms? To unravel, to become unglued, and to feel unbearably lost as the wisdom of their process unfolds? Will you be the space in which they can finally meet the feelings and emotions that have been kept at bay for a lifetime?

To love another in this way you must touch everything that is unresolved within you – all of your own unmet sadness, abandoned shame, discarded grief, and deserted aloneness. You are willing to no longer stay safe on the sidelines. You are willing to get messy. Even gooey and drippy.

Will you set aside your need for the other to change, to be different, to be “cured,” to be transformed, and to be healed? Will you resist the temptation to talk them out of their embodied experience, to tell them everything will be okay, and to dishonor the creativity hidden inside the unwanted? Will you allow your heart to break with them, and endure the urge inside you to put it all back together again? Will you fall into the unknown with them, holding them close, and provide a home for their brokenness?

To care about others, yourself, and the world in this way you must stay radically embodied. You are no longer interested in transcending suffering, confusion, and neurosis, for you see these as thundering expressions of the path itself. Please don’t turn away. As your attention moves out into the conceptual world, return to the wild intelligence of your body, for it is there that love is working behind the scenes, giving birth to its sweet activity in this dimension.

Matt Licata

www.dancedivine.ca

#consciuosdance #vancouver #freestyledance #sundaymorningdance #ecstaticdance #cleanclubbing #authenticmovement #movingmeditation #consciousmovement

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Just a quick reminder about the double time change today! Open House today, so free intro session at 6PM, dance at 7PM, (not 10:30AM) AND, the clocks go back one hour today!
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dancedivine.ca May we connect with our feelings, intuition and Source, leaving us aware of our own aliveness, freedom and power.;May we realize that what we crave is within and may we access that in a personal and dynamic way.;May we be free to define how we meditate, commune and how we feel in our own skin.;May w...

CONSCIOUS DANCE OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 5, 2017
6PM | 215 E. 17th Ave. | Cambrian Hall

As a little encouragement, if you are curious but a little unsure...

Newcomers, you get a FREE Info session + FREE dance!

The info session is FREE for everyone though, so even if you have been dancing for a while, please come and ask questions, take in a little theory and pick up a few tips & techniques that you can work with on the dance floor.

By attending you also get a 45% discount on a package of 3 private sessions as a way to follow-up or go deeper.

And, I will be doing a draw for some DD gift certificates!

Don't miss out!
It might just be your favourite new thing...

www.dancedivine.ca
#consciousdancevancouver #openhouse #freeconsciousdance #freeinfosession #freedance #freeworkshop

#consciousdancevancouver


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