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Just Dance - Vancouver
2114 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N6
A new year and an ancient symbolic alliance with all of our relations!
Come prepared to dance out the guilt, fear, shame, doubt, ignorance, pride, arrogance of our ancestors… To move into and through an ANCIENT WHEEL of MEDICINES from out indigenous roots… To honour all of our relations: four leggeds, winged ones, amphibian ones, insectos, swimming ones great and small, standing ones, spirit of the medicine plant ones… To sit in Council Ways with eagle condor feather and share from HEART space of ONE LOVE, activated intentions for 2018… To surrender to conscious connected breathing and a realignment to this new STAR HEART way of being here NOW on Earth!
We shall dance the ELEMENTS. Each direction of the medicine wheel invites the arousal of an age and stage, an awakening of the gift of that age and stage, an awareness of how one stops the gift from being offered and finally a willingness to be courageous and to give it away.
This will be a RENEWAL of our commitments to stay true to the path of self healing, self care, self love because one has discovered ancestral self worth!
7:30 pm :: optional active meditation
9:00 pm :: Opening circle and Journeys
Grandmother Kaariina Saarinen M Ed Coun has served the greatness of spirit in many realms for five plus decades, touching thousands of lives, in a good way. Services in the fields of hospitality and tourism, education on 2 levels, natural medicines, environmentalism, parent education, and now, services through ceremonies and through Grandmothering the next generations!
Her passions on this coevolutionary path:
first is the FAMILY, an expression of Sacred Partnership;
second is the village of allies, collaborators, those who are willing to cocreate from a sense of ONENESS with all that is.
third are the Sacred Laws, the ancient wisdom and teachings from indigenous cultures and Mystery Schools that offer to two leggeds how to create a lived reality that arises from intentions to love all beings.
In this collaboration with LAURA AHAVA, Grandmother offers a modelling of intergenerational intercultural healing for the sake of all relations.
Kaariina Natalie Saarinen M.Ed. Coun
Founder CoCreavatars International
The Way of Family Council: NVC
Golden Reindeer Moon Lodge
Karuna Reiki Master Teacher
Om Vajra Rekhe Ah Hung
Laura's holistic approach attends to the spirit and energy of the body as well as the science of movement. Through her experience as a kinesiologist, yoga teacher, doula and breath facilitator, Laura holds a motherly loving presence with gentle and knowledgeable guidance to intuitively assess what the body needs. Laura empowers you to reach beyond self-limitations to activate the vast intelligence of our bodies self-healing.
Dj Medicine Fox
Medicine Fox is the muical project of producer Shanye Wilson. Hailing from the West Coast of Canada, his music draws inspiration from the ancient shamanic rhythms of Earth's ancient cultures.
As a DJ, Medicine Fox has performed and participated in a variety of wilderness festivals, city nights, ceremonial gatherings and guided dance journeys. Seasonal Gatherings of a cermonial nature, following the turn of the equinox and solstice and the observed movement of the moon and stars.
FESTIVAL AND OTHER APPEARANCES INCLUDE:
BURNINGSEED (AUSTRALIA) — ONELOVE (CANADA) -BLESSEDCOAST (CANADA) — JUST DANCE (VANCOUVER) — OPENSTUDIOS (VANCOUVER) — HELLOGOODBYEBAR (VANCOUVER) — DHARMALAB (VANCOUVER)
Raghunath Khe has been an intrinsic part of the evolving intentional dance culture for over 20 years. An innovative producer and dj, he is interested in the transformational properties of music and movement, connection and community. He has released three solo albums under various guises, and has contributed musically and otherwise to many festivals and events, both local and international. He is a student of many spiritual traditions, having trained in both North America and India, and an initiate in the line of bhakti, tantra, and shamanic practice. He regularly performs, teaches, and organizes events in the Vancouver area of Canada. He is the co-founder of the Full Moon Medicine gatherings held in the lower mainland of BC, and co-resident dj at Vancouver's long-running Just Dance. A long-time radio presence, he is currently the host and producer of Mantra Radio on CiTR 101.9fm in Vancouver.
Journeys are powerful transformational dance events held on the 3rd SATURDAY of the month, Everything from the unique evening theme, the music and the nonverbal environment provides an open space to take your dancing to a deeper place. Call it an opportunity to tribal dance, sweat your prayers, shamanic journeying, the focus is on the dancers' expression, growth and freedom.