Workshops

Urban Zouk – Lambada – with Jean-Claude JC

Along with a small handful of his peers, JC has been Instrumental in raising awareness of the Zouk-lambada style of dance in the Melbourne Latin dance scene. JC is a qualified trainer and one of the most successful Zouk instructors coming out of Melbourne over the last 5 years. Renowned for his exceptional teaching skills and communicating his passion for the dance in his instruction, JC shares his knowledge and expertise like no other.

JC has choreographed and performed in a multitude of routines for student teams and professional duos alike, both locally and nationally. He is an established Zouk professional who is meticulous on musicality, timing and footwork while ensuring his classes are energetic, informative, slightly challenging and most of all, a whole lot of fun and a place to relax in an inclusive, community spirit!

Class Description

Urban Zouk-lambada is a form of latin dance. It has elements of salsa/meringue blended with a mixture of contemporary, lyrical and hip hop dance moves. It is a sexy partner dance where sensuality and grace are combined in dynamic and flowing movements.
Urban Zouk style is danced to different styles of music ranging from Pop and Flowy Chillout to RnB and street Hip Hop. Urban Zouk has structured steps and a series of lead and follow moves. Our workshops will be about understand timing and foundations, musicality, partner work, lead and follow, Zouk Rueda fun (around a circle partner.changing) and inter/adv partner connection moves

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West African Dance – with Sackey

Julius Bright Sackey is a professional dancer, visual artist and musician specialising in African and Contemporary techniques from both Australian and African cultures. In Australia Julius is known for his work with various ensembles and artists.

Julius is a popular face in community and cultural settings teaching and choreographing with outreach programs including working at the Maribyrnong Detention Centre, local schools and community groups and several major festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Federation Square New Year’s Eve, Light In Winter Festival and many more. He is a familiar face at Dancing Ground as he has been a facilitator with us before and engaged enthusiastically with our Flash Mobs and other events.
Julius’ precision and technique as a multi-disciplinary artist and performer are testimony to his dedication and years of training. Julius enjoys his work as a freelance artist and independent producer of his own original works.

Class Description:

West African dance with Sackey is fun, high energy class and a great workout. It does not matter whether you have experience or not, beginners and advance dancers will enjoy learning the rhythms and techniques of traditional and modern West African dance. Sackey will get you to shake your booty to the grooves of West Africa, grinning all the way!

Breakdancing – with Raven

Raven has been Breakdancing in Circles since 2002 – playing, teaching and performing The Art of Breakin’. He has extensive experience and has taught in professional dance schools, yoga studios, PCYCs and in nice parks all around Australia. The wealth of knowledge Raven has gained through his practice and dedication to Breakin’, he enjoys sharing with students and fellow breakers. This helps them to discover they are much more capable than they think. Raven is passionate about balancing full body expression and continuing to grow his practice of Breakin in sustainable ways. Yoga, Feldenkrais and Qi gong have become a few of his favourite things. Raven is also trained as a Shiatsu Practitioner and you amy see him pushing around the freshest Organic food cart in Melbourne Town – The Nourishing Nomad.

Class Descriptions

BREAKIN’ – Together we will be dancing in circles using Top rocks, Footwork, Power moves and Freezes as the foundation to create and express ourselves through The Art of Breakin commonly known as ‘Breakdance’ . Please bring shoes along for this one Beanies and a jumper that can get dirty are also good ideas.
BAREFOOT BREAKIN’ – An upside down experience with a Breaking Flavour. Handstands, headstands, cartwheels, freezing, rolling and movement transitions!
Discover freedom in yourself, learning to fly in the air, crash,roll & move in a safe, supported enjoyable environment on a nice patch of grass with good beats playing
Bring along your upside down questions and appropriate clothing we will be upside down for most of this workshop!

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The Nourishing Nomad

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Wild Woman Dance and Wild Burlesque – with Bindikat

Bindikat is a Somatic Facilitator & Performance Art Teacher. She incorporates her work as an Ecstatic Dance Therapist & Interpretative Dance Movement Specialist. Specialising in erotic sacred sexual stage craft,she utilises archetypes through performance art. As facilitator of Wild Women and Wild Burlesque, she is known for her deep passion of edge pushing erotica. She is an all round stage siren who creates the art-form of Burlesque, Cabaret, Theatre, Japanese Rope Work and erotic live visual art performances. Bindikat facilitates and manages the Goddess roving troupe; Ferly Feminine – encouraging and supporting women in their journey towards performance art. She is a visionary artist of costumes; both costume designer and maker.

Class Description:

WILD WOMEN DANCE is a semi facilitated workshop offering specific techniques designed to get you into your body, connect you to your being and encourage you to find deep connection between internal and external worlds. Discover the wild dancer within you. Be guided to tap into the freedom which allows improvisation to flow and explore your authentic self expression. Unearth more techniques in dance movement and develop your skills in this passionate expression of the human form. A blend of ecstatic dance, somatic practices, deep archetype work, sacred ritual, connection to the earth, image therapy, Tantra dance & embodied movement play.

WILD BURLESQUE – YOU ARE ‘ENOUGH’! You are beautiful. You are born to be wild, to play in freedom. Come and have fun in the cheeky, and exploitive Burlesque and stage craft class. Body image is something so many of us struggle with, and Burlesque can be a powerful transformation tool to unlock our ability to feel sexy. Together we move forward to release shame and guilt around our own bodies and our expressions of it. A blend of somatic practices, archetype work, image therapy & embodied movement play.

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Wild Women Bindikat

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Reggaeton and Cuban Salsa – with Tania and Gene

Leading the way as Australia’s professional Reggaeton couple, Gene and Tania showcase Reggaeton that is partnered, sexually powerful and true to the way it is danced on the streets, embracing both masculine and feminine energies. This dynamic duo also embraces Cuban Dance and culture in Melbourne, leading Cuban Salsa classes and performing regularly.
Gene and Tania have taught partnered Reggaeton and Cuban Salsa workshops and performed at the Melbourne Latin Festival, Johnston Street Hispanic Festival, Portsea Summer Latin Festival, Adelaide Salsa Festival, New Zealand Cuban Festival, New Zealand Pacific Salsa Congress, Caribe Festival Adelaide and Sydney Cuban Salsa Congress.
RakaTa provides weekly Latin Dance classes for the community of Melbourne, in the styles of Cuban Salsa and Reggaeton. In addition to running their own dance school, they are also actively involved in teaching dance in local Secondary Schools and continue to bring Cuban dance to a wider audience.

Class Description

REGGAETON – An introduction to Reggaeton Music & Dance with a focus on understanding the music and intention of the dance. We will center on isolations and body movements that make up the foundation moves of Reggaeton dancing. Build on the basic body isolations in Reggaeton, adding changes in speed, directions, levels, orientation and energy to enhance the range of dance moves. It will center on putting moves together so that you have the confidence to dance Reggaeton.

CUBAN SALSA – Embrace Cuban dance and culture and come on a fun and colourful journey to the roots of salsa – Cuba! This class is open to all levels of dancers and will cover foundational moves and techniques to give you the confidence to dance the night away at any Latin Party!

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RakaTa

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Acro Yoga Dance – with Sally Meredith

Sally is a wandering yoga teacher from Melbourne Australia. She has spent her life studying and teaching various physical creative movement practices; including dance, yoga, acroyoga and circus arts. Both dance and yoga have taken her on worldly adventures, following teachers, choreographers and communities that inspire her. Sally’s approach to acroyoga stems from her background in performance and contact dance improvisation. Her classes are full of curiosity and creative flare, and her teachings are rooted deeply in her own practical and philosophical investigations into Yoga. Sally is touched by the beautiful human connections and communities that continue to develop out of this practice. She is a trained and accredited level 2 Acroyoga teachers from Acroyoga Montreal.

Class Description

AcroYoga Dance is acrobatics with a yogic consciousness and flow. It’s a fun, exciting and inspiring practice that is essentially about trust, communication and balance between two or more people. These workshops will be taught to all levels of experience and abilities. One does not need to be a professional acrobat to partake in this fusion of movement modalities.

Come and learn more about this playful practice! I will cover the fundamentals of safe practice and then focus on “creative process” as a tool to foster individual self expression and creativity! Bring a willingness to fly, intention to explore your borders, and an openness to connect and play with others.

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Bollywood Dance – with Hithanjanee Yatawara

Bindaas Dance Company has been performing & teaching throughout Melbourne, Sydney & Perth for 8 years now. The team consists of experienced performers, teachers, musicians & choreographers of varying multicultural backgrounds. Due to this diversity, their dance style is very much influenced by the traditions of each individual’s culture – making their Bollywood performances & classes very unique.

Class Description
This colourful & vibrant workshop will teach us the art of modern Indian dance. We will learn a brief history of Bollywood dance some basic techniques & hand gestures. We will then learn a vibrant and fun short choreography, using Bollywood props and dress ups! Bright, colourful and energetic, this workshop is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
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Werqit 80’s Dance – with Jane Fondle and Punky Hoopster

Choreographic Enthusiastic Officer of Hoops, Thighs & Buttocks, Jane Fondle is all about getting physical. Starting out as a star in her parent’s lounge room, she then took it to the streets at age 7, surprising her neighbours by busking at their doorstep, singing and dancing “We built this city on rock and roll”. The outer suburbs of Melbourne just weren’t ready for this singing/dancing entrepreneur. A National Aerobics champion, the world Twister champion (true story!) and a hula hoop performer and teacher, Fondle has developed her own hooping style, combining 80′s dance, aerobics, comedy and hula hooping…. and not once in her 15 years of teaching has she turned her back on her g-tard.

Punky is the new kid on the block who’s got hoops of street cred. Yo! From sequinned synchronised swimming, to brutal water polo, from being a classical flautist, to playing the tuba in a gypsy death-core band; Punky Hoopster likes to play in the extremes! After her hit sitcom finished airing, Punky found herself (and her dog Brandon) ready for a new identity. Fleeing from the paparazzi in Hollywood, she decided to move far away to Australia to start a new life. After being able to trick the locals with her accent, she was welcomed into a hula-hooping tribe where she learned her moves and was given the new name of Punky Hoopster. So with her interest in experimental hula hoop, dance improvisation and serious clowning ….she finds herself here…doing choreography to Madonna? —-Extreme!!! Punky gets funky with timeless dance-moves, to stretch and flex her way to – Punky Power!

Class Description

Before hash-tagging, lol and selfies existed, there was Cyndi Lauper, Prince and WHAM! Take the passion and make it happen; step back in time to when all things glittered in this 80’s dance workshop led by Jane Fondle and Punky Hoopster of Hoops, Thighs & Buttocks. Pull up your legwarmers, tease your hair and don’t forget your glitter. Prior dancing in your lounge room to your favourite 80’s songs is recommended though not a pre-requisite. So pop on your best g-tard and successories and let’s push it real good.

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Hoops, Thighs and Buttocks

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Embodied Alchemy – with Richard and Lydia

Lydia and Richard met on the dance floor. They have devoted their lives to exploring what it means to use dance, embodiment practices and ritual for healing & empowering the Self. They share their Love and their passion for the power and connection that is Sourced through embracing the body’s natural intelligence.

They are both certified Dancing Freedom facilitators who have shared this practice across the globe. They have thousands of hours of dance floor experience. Richard has trained in Dance Movement Therapy and Lydia is a lead teacher trainer who co-facilitates alongside the founder of the Dancing Freedom practice.

Class Description

You are invited to delve into this somatic, ecstatic and shamanic moving meditation of Dancing Freedom through Embodied Alchemy. You will be guided to dance yourself into wholeness and harmony through the exploration of the 5 elements-the way they inform you in each moment and enhance your experience of being in a body.

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Dancing Seeds

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Tarrantella of South Italy – with Rosa Voto

Rosa founded the Melbourne school of Tarantella, the first dance group dedicated to the divulgation and the reinterpretation of traditional and ritualistic southern Italian dances in Australia, in 2011.  She studied academic dances in Florence, Italy, but she keeps a strong and important connection with the traditional dances of her birth place, Puglia, thanks to her great grand mother and other elderly family members.
She teaches regular classes to adult, children and works in primary school and nursing homes with dance and chanting.

Class Descriptions

Tarantella is one of the most ancient ritualistic dances of the South of Italy connected to the rites in honour of the Greek god Dionysus, celebrating ecstasy, chaos and encouraging trance as a tool to self healing.

In this workshop we will explore the traditional steps of a few different styles of tarantella, a group of dances that is strongly connected to the earth, its cycles and that develops inside a circle of people. The workshop fuses together traditional elements of tarantella, including chanting and the use of percussive instruments, together with theatrical and contemporary dance elements to encourage the journey of the individual inside our own culture and community.

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Melbourne School of Tarrantella

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Friday Night 5 Rhythms – with David Juriansz

David is back again for his friday night immersion session. It is a truly wonderful way to dive into the energy of union as a community as we kick off the weekend at Dancing Ground! Before David Juriansz started teaching the 5Rhythms in 2011 he was a committed dancer for 14 years while juggling roles as a songwriter, therapist and facilitator in the arts and welfare field.  He now teaches a weekly class in Melbourne for over 150 people, mixing his engaging style with a passionate desire to help people integrate this profound moving meditation practice into their lives.

Class Description

We’ll dance. We’ll dance the 5Rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness.  We’ll dance on the earth to honour our ancestors. We’ll dance to arrive in our bodies and break the habits of our chattering minds. We’ll dance to celebrate and welcome each other to the Dancing Ground festival.

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Moving Essence 

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Sunday Session 5Rhythms – with Meredith Davies

Meredith Davies worked as a therapist and creative dance facilitator before training with Gabrielle Roth in 2001. She has taught 5Rhythms in Europe and America and now, as a mother of two, she teaches in her home of  Melbourne. Her enticing style has grown weekly classes of 100+ dancers, weekly committed groups and her passion for the 5Rhythms has been instrumental in catalyzing a vibrant dance community.

Class Description

Taking time to give our bodies the attention they need; we’ll dance the 5Rhythms, feeling into each element of the Rhythms: earth, fire, water, air, and ether… finding its unique movement through us, awakening us to each moment as prayer, celebration, and possibility.

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Moving Essence

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Soul Jam – with River and Faith

River is the director and founder of Dancing Ground festival. He has been a keen student and lover of dance for almost 20 years. He discovered Slow Jam in Mullumbimby in the Byron Shire, where it is practised by a small but devoted group of regulars. Of all of the multitude of different dance modalities he’s practised, he’s found Slow Jam to be one of the most beautiful, healing, and heart-opening.

Faiths dance practice includes ballet, 5R contemporary, jazz. She developed the concept of Slow Jam in the Byron shire, and ran workshops in India and New Zealand. she is passionate about self empowerment through, movement, contact and intimacy.

Faith and River have collaborated to create Soul Jam, an extension of Slow Jam.

Class Description:
Soul Jam is a practice dedicated to dancing closely with all aspects of ourself. In this safe and sacred space we drop into our body wisdom, slow down and become present with each partner we dance with, changing partner every song, dropping the story and staying with what is in that moment.

Contemporary Dance – with Luke Hickmott

Luke has studied Contemporary Dance at Deakin University and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and works as both a maker and teacher. He enjoys working with diverse dancing abilities, and celebrates the individual embodiment of his movement pathways when teaching classes. When teaching Luke hopes to shine awareness on new movement pathways and qualities that participants can take into their own dancing worlds. Luke has an eclectic and delightful collection of music that enhances the discovery of new pathways of movement, as we wind and unwind the contemporary lines of our bodies.

Class Descriptions

This workshop will begin with a short improvisation to connect with your own movement patterns and pathways, before moving into a more structured class. We will learn short dancing patterns to warm and align the body, working with gravity and flow. We will then learn a delicious dance that plays between tension and release, and that allows space for your own individual expression to shine through.

Contact Improvisation – with Eamonn O’Flaherty

Eamonn has been dancing Contact Improvisation(CI) for five years, and teaching for two. His adoption of the form was a catalyst for huge life changes, making him a passionate advocate for it’s spread from the beginning, primarily in the hope that it’s adoption- and his teaching- will have a similar effect on other’s lives.
Having taught in and around Sydney in classes and workshops- including a parents-and-childrens series- Eamonn is a member of Sydney’s CI organising committee, and teaches in Sydney’s Inner West and Newcastle- where he has recently been instrumental in creating a CI community.

Class Description

Contact Improvisation offers an excellent opportunity to know someone- especially yourself- through touch and sharing of personal space with another.
Rolling, sliding, flying, supporting, playful, acrobatic, mediative, confronting and fun- with no set steps or leader, it welcomes skills and movements learnt in any other dance or movement practice.

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Hoop Dance Groove – with Deanne Love

Back once again to share her sparkle with us, Deanne Love is hooper, teacher, performer, creator, learner and generally wonderful being! Deanne’s desire to connect people through dance, music and fun fuelled the creation of HoopLovers in 2007. Deanne’s mission is to inspire global beings to find their true potential through movement and self-expression via the all encompassing benefits of hoop dance. Based in Melbourne, Deanne teaches hoop dance classes to adults and children for fun, fitness and community development.

Class Description

Get into the groove with hoop dance fun and style. A combination of funky beats and colourful hoop dance moves to have you floating on hoop dance floor air. Something new and challenging for every level of hooper, whether you are a total beginner or amping your hooping to super stardom. Enjoy the package of tricks, transitions and technique wrapped in a big dance bow. Learn a little hoop dance choreography, some new transitions for your moves and some techniques to bring out your hoop creativity in style.

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Hooplovers

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Divine Feminine & Sacred Masculine – with Arion Light

Arion is founder of the Activation School, the Creative Mastery program and author of several books on living and creating from the heart. He is passionate about how we create powerfully while staying true to the stillness of our heart. He has been coaching, writing and facilitating on this for over a decade. He is a passionate father, partner, gardener, dancer and has a love for the Yarra river.

Class Description

SACRED MASCULINE – A dance ceremony for men and women. The masculine is the consciousness of focus and clarity that lives in all of us. Many of us have rejected this masculine because we have only known him in absent fathers and corrupt leaders. In this dance ceremony you will be journey through old patterns of the masculine and uncover your path to embody the true nature of the powerful masculine within you.

DIVINE FEMININE – A dance ceremony for men and women. The feminine is the raw earthly energy that lives in all of us. Our own connection to the feminine shapes our ability to experience the full pleasure and power of being in a body. In this dance ceremony you will be journey through old patterns of the feminine and uncover your path to deeply embody the true nature of the full feminine within you.

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Activation School

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Swing and Lindy Hop – with Chris and Anna

Anna van Dijk and Chris Sutton are Melbourne-based dancers specialising in Lindy Hop, Charleston, Authentic Jazz, Blues, Balboa and Shag. Anna and Chris are passionate about the dance, music and culture flourishing, and are always eager to share their love of the dance by teaching and working with others.
Having chased this dance around the globe, Anna and Chris are now regular teachers at Swing Patrol Thornbury. When they’re not teaching or competing they can be found performing with the Lindy Hop dance troupe Harlem Shout, or dancing anywhere there is swing music playing.

Class Description

Swing dance is a fun and energetic dance of the 1920s-1950s swing era. These workshops feature the partnered style of swing dance known as “Lindy Hop”, popularised in Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom and guaranteed to make you smile! No need to bring a partner as we change throughout the class.

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Swing Patrol

Soul Circles Drumming – with Djulz Chambers

Djulz Chambers (Director of Soul Circles Community Drumming) has been an international workshop facilitator and teacher of African Drumming and culture for the past six years. Initially discovering her own connection with African music while living in Burkina Faso, West Africa, she has since developed her training into teaching methods relevant to the context of the instrument’s application in the West. Djulz’s passion for the instrument as a vehicle for creative expression, healing and community building continues to enhance and enrich the experience much of the Global community have of lifestyle festivals and community events.

Class Description

You are invited to drop into your body’s rhythmic intelligence and discover the wealth of exquisite music inhabiting your soul! You will be guided through this process, using the acquisition of traditional African djembe music as a platform.

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Soul Circles Drumming

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Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage – with David Holtzner

Based in Melbourne, David Holtzner teaches Traditional Hawaiian Healing. He incorporates all aspects of Lomi Lomi Massage technique, Pa’a – (foundation/strength), as well as the importance of traditional protocols such as Pule (payer).

He will share with us the knowledge and wisdom of the ancestors, passed down through a lineage of over 50 generations. For this, he has his teacher, Kumu Lawrence Kalainia Kamani Aki, to thank. These teachings provide us with the tools and processes to live an enriched life, filled with intent, purpose and connection to spirit, resulting in the freedom found in true love and happiness.

Aloha e ke kai, e ke kai.

Class Description

With it’s unique style of flowing and rhythmical movements, combined with underbody and full body strokes, Lomi Lomi is an experience not to be missed. Working in pairs or small groups, we will explore a variety of simple yet effective techniques that will take your Dancing Ground experience to the next level.

Bring a yoga mat, towel and/or sarong.

TaKeTiNa – with Meredith and Lila

Meredith completed the 3 year basic level TaKeTiNa teacher training in March 2014 and has been running workshops in this process around Victoria since. The TaKeTiNa process brings together Meredith’s sensibility for music with her experience in kinaesthetic learning and therapeutic work. She is a musician with 15 years experience performing, and has also committed many years to working therapeutically with adults and young people on life skills program’s, and as a counsellor. She currently balances her passion for creative and therapeutic life with work as a market gardener on her family’s Bio-Dynamic farm in the North East of Victoria.

Class Description

TaKeTiNa is a process that explores the archetypal rhythmic patterns that exist in all of nature. Participants are given the opportunity to layer different rhythmic elements in the body through stepping, clapping and the voice. TaKeTiNa is a deeply meditative and transformative process that can awaken our human potential.

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Breathwork – with Christabel Zamor

Christabel is the creator of Breath of Bliss and has trained instructors around the world the art of facilitating life-changing breathwork events. Breath of Bliss is a practice that helps people feel more aliveness, presence and love. Christabel is a life coach 12 years of experience empowering people to leadership. She is a graduate of the Clarity Breathwork Program, Hendricks Conscious Loving and Living, The Coaches Training Institute and more. She has been featured in Dr.Oz, Live with Regis and Kelly, Time, Prevention, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Shape and hundreds of other media outlets. Christabel was listed with the Dali Lama in “The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness of 2011″and she will be joining us all the way from Bali. We are blessed.

Class Description

An ecstatic breathing practice that stimulates altered states of consciousness, release, connection and deep love. Includes a warm up of dance, touching exercises, and deep sharing before an hour of circular connected breath done lying down. Participants often experience a deep sense of tingling aliveness as well as emotional surges, sensation, memories, visions and profound insights.

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Breath of Bliss

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Hatha Flow Yoga – with Peter Cohen

Peter Cohen is an internationally recognised senior Heart of Yoga teacher in the lineage of Krishnamacharya, formally trained in many yoga traditions. He is renowned for his depth of yogic knowledge and inspirational interweaving of yoga philosophy into guided practices. Peter encourages intimate breathing and deep poetic movement as an embrace of life. He is the only highly accredited yogi worldwide who is also a certified Feldenkrais movement specialist.

Class Description

Hatha Flow Yoga is a traditional slow moving breath-guided practice that integrates principles of emotional giving and receiving to create a nourishing journey of passion and authenticity. This breath-focus embrace of life and flowing movement cultivates a deeply surrendered vibrant feeling, suitable for meditation and surrendering into stillness.

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At Yoga

Anusara Inspired Yoga – with Atira Tan

A world traveler and seeker of truth, Atira’s 16 years of yoga immersion shines through in her distinct style of teaching. Through the practice of deep listening, alignment and healing in her Anusara Inspired classes, Atira inspires and empowers students through her infectious exuberance, courage and joy for life, to live an authentic life in peace, joy and love, on and off the yoga mat.

Atira is also the director/ founder of The Art2Healing Project, a non profit organization empowering and healing women rescued from sex trafficking in over 8 countries in Asia and the Pacific. She has set up yoga trauma programs, researching the benefits of yoga and healing trauma, from refugee camps in the jungles of Burma, war zones in Cambodia, slums and brothels in Katmandu to the wide open spaces of rural Aboriginal communities in the desert of Australia.

Atira teaches in East Brunswick at the Yoga Lab, and Fitzroy at the Melbourne Physical and Natural Studio.

Class Description

Expanding into Freedom is an Anusara Yoga inspired class. It is a powerful method of hatha yoga which integrates principles of alignment with the celebration of the heart and spirit. Anusara yoga offers a dynamic synthesis of asana technique, yoga philosophy, and the celebration of good company. Through the blend of asanas, pranayama, meditation and mantra, you will leave feeling nourished, inspired and empowered in your body, mind and spirit.

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The Yoga Lab

 

KIDS WORKSHOPS

Kids Hip-Hop- with Miranda Rudegeair

Miranda has always had a love a dance and music and always knew that a desk job was not for her! For the last 13 years combined, Miranda has been a personal trainer and taught Jazz, Hip Hop, Body Jam, Zumba and THEGROOVE™ all over Melbourne, Mexico, Chicago, Miami and Hawaii to kids and adults. Miranda is now the Australian GROOVE Master Trainer. She has her own kids/teen hip hop school and teaches adult GROOVE classes and courses nationally and internationally.

Class Description

Get your kids on the dance floor with this Hip Hop workshop! Designed to get the kids dancing their OWN STYLE to their favourite music! It is great exercise for not only their bodies, but also their brains, creativity and social skills! See you on the dance floor!

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Mizz Fitness

Kids Creative Art and Dance – with Holly

Holly Brocklebank is an Art Therapist, acupuncturist and mother of 3. She loves exploring creative arts with Children and drawing on inspiration and intuition. She incorporates her knowledge of the 5 elements, movement, dance and music for fun and activating creative arts workshops.

Class Description

Together we will dance and explore our way on a magical journey through the five elements arriving at our inner kingdoms of the fire element and the sun! There will much creative fun through creating a mandala that expresses the treasures that we find.

The Dreaming Space – with Chris, Claire and Tomer

Wonder, Joy and Curiosity have been working on their skills in dance, theatre, music and circus for over 15 years. Chris grew up in the Warehouse Circus as a 12 year old in Canberra, Studied Acting and music theatre in Wollongong university and toured his play ‘Beyond Truth’ through India, Asia and Europe for over two years and has directed and performed in the Dreaming Space for over 5 years now. Claire performed in music theatre shows, Singing, Dancing and Acting throughout growing up and performed around Australia African Dancing and Drumming. This dynamic trio have come together to bring you Allakazam Magic and Giant bubble play!

Class Description

ALLA KAZAM MAGIC – Become mystified as coins disappear, ropes rejoin after being cut and cards are impossibly found in so many ways by ‘Alla Kazam’ the Magician. Not only will you view some of the most incredible feats but you will also take away and learn how to impress your friends and amaze your family with easy to make magic.

DANCING WITH BUBBLES – Tomer will take you on a magic carpet ride through the wonderland of Giant Bubbles! Blow giant bubbles and dance with their sparkey floaty rainbow light presence, until the POP! Then begin again!

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The Dreaming Space

Kids Hoop Dance – with Deanne Love

Back once again to share her sparkle with us, Deanne Love is hooper, teacher, performer, creator, learner and generally wonderful being! Deanne’s desire to connect people through dance, music and fun fuelled the creation of HoopLovers in 2007. Deanne’s mission is to inspire global beings to find their true potential through movement and self-expression via the all encompassing benefits of hoop dance. Based in Melbourne, Deanne teaches hoop dance classes to adults and children for fun, fitness and community development.

Class Description

Get into the groove with hoop dance fun and style. Hoop and play and dance your way with colourful hoops and wonderful new tricks!! Show us your moves and bring out your hoop creativity in style.

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Hooplovers

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Bollywood for Kids – with Hithanjanee Yatawara

Bindaas Dance Company has been performing & teaching throughout Melbourne, Sydney & Perth for 8 years now. The team consists of experienced performers, teachers, musicians & choreographers of varying multicultural backgrounds. Due to this diversity, their dance style is very much influenced by the traditions of each individual’s culture – making their Bollywood performances & classes very unique.

Class Description
This colourful & vibrant workshop will some fun moves from the art of modern Indian dance. We will then learn a vibrant and fun short choreography, using Bollywood props and dress ups! Bright, colourful and energetic, this workshop is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
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We are so excited about dancing with you ALL!