The feeling of a split between one’s body and one’s mind is common for many of us. Movement, in its many forms, allows us to be more fully in the present moment, relieves tension in the body and supports creativity, health and healing. If you are looking for a deeper sense of connection with self and with the Earth, you will be interested in Moving with the Elements.
Moving with the Elements: Water, Air, Earth and Fire draws on Indigenous and faith teachings about earth, air, fire and water and explores these elements in our bodies. The course will use movement, dance, and sensory awareness to explore the relationship between our bodies and the intricate world in which we live.
Session Dates: Saturday, November 13th and Saturday, November 27th. Please call 250-285-3243 to preregister (by Nov 6), and for info on cost and sliding scale options.
Denise Nadeau combines extensive training in BodyMind Psychotherapy, dance/ movement therapies and popular theatre with more than twenty years experience working and teaching in interfaith contexts. She was one of the co-founders of the North Island Women’s Self-Help Network in the 80s and has taught movement therapy programs at the South Asian Women’s Community Centre in Montreal and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver. She teaches part-time in the Religious Studies Department at Concordia University in Montreal, and was the Director of the Interfaith Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements at SFU from 2006 to 2010.
Lorraine de la Morandiere is an Art Therapist, sole proprietor of Circle Art Therapy (www.circlearttherapy.ca)
in North Vancouver. She uses a variety of creative art-making exercises to engage individuals and groups in their healing process. The centrality of her work is influenced by her Ojibwa cultural heritage and her belief in the healing value embedded in the relationship between human and non-human worlds: between humans and elements of nature. While she conducts art therapy with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, recent contracts (2009/10) have been with the Tlicho people in Northwest Territories as the Mental Health Addictions Counselor. Lorraine holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UBC and an Art Therapy Degree from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, West Vancouver.