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Shadow, Dark, and Light

3 Nov 2023 - 5 Nov 2023
Lokacija: Polish White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock Street
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Prikaži mapu
Organizer: Joanne Winstanley

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We all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that shine bright: parts that are welcome and rewarded during daylight hours. And we all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that are deeper and more mysterious: parts which are equally intelligent, vibrant, and necessary to our wholeness. We also have aspects and behaviours that we disown. Places we don't like to go. Parts that we feel we can't afford to acknowledge, within ourselves or in the world around us. These, we push into the shadows. In this weekend workshop, we will follow the maps of the 5Rhythms to explore and embody all of these realms, walking well-lit trails, exploring deeper parts of the forest, breathing life into forgotten places, and braiding the threads that make us whole.

Joanne teaches 5Rhythms with a deep respect for the transformational nature of this practice, for the insight that these maps can bring to our daily lives, and for the unique discovery process of each participant. Her teaching is rooted in a lifelong engagement with her own study and personal work. Since 2001, she has held a steady space for the growth and evolution of a robust dance community in Victoria BC, has supported students and colleagues with their own teaching path, and has shared her love of this practice with communities across North America.

"Shadow, Dark, and Light with Joanne was a journey unlike any other 5Rhythms Shadow/Light exploration I have been a part of. She held the workshop with such sensitivity, depth, humour, and spaciousness of invitation. Joanne led us through what is alive with mystery and possibility in the fertile dark, what shadows we turn away from in ourselves, and what inner gold is illuminated in the light. Her feet-on-ground strength of presence, rich soundscapes, and clear deep love of this work, provided us with such a solid and welcoming container for vulnerability and discovery. Joanne is a wise witness, a weaver of magic between the worlds, and a true artist of the deep."  ~ Layah Singer-Wilson, 5Rhythms Teacher


WHEN: November 3 to 5, 2023

Friday 6:30 to 9:30pm | Saturday 11:30am to 6pm | Sunday 11am to 5pm

WHERE: Polish White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock Street (at Niagara), Victoria BC

TUITION: $275 Early bird by October 1 / $305 Early bird+ scholarship donation

$315 Regular / $345 Regular+ scholarship donation

*Tiered pricing is available so that those of us with more can share, and those of us who could use some support can receive it. When you register at the rate that includes a Scholarship donation, a portion of your registration fee is applied toward another dancer's reduced-rate spot. If you are called to participate in this workshop and these prices are a barrier for you, please email joanne@danceherenow.ca for a possible partial scholarship or work trade.

PREREQUISITES: a minimum of 10 hours of Waves (5Rhythms classes) is recommended.


  • click the registration link (above),
  • send your payment by e-transfer to joanne@danceherenow.ca, or
  • contact Joanne to make alternate arrangements.


We expect any dancers experiencing cold/flu symptoms to stay home to care for themselves, and the rest of the group. We will review our COVID risk mitigation policies one month prior to the workshop. At this point, we expect all participants to rapid test prior to arriving for the workshop.

Refund Policy

  • A full refund, less $50, will be issued for cancellations before October 1, 2023.
  • A full refund, less $100, will be issued for cancellations before October 22, 2023.
  • No refunds after October 22, 2023.
  • (for cancellations due to testing positive or for a known exposure to COVID, we will offer you a refund less a $100 admin fee. If you test positive for COVID during the workshop, any refunds will be on a case by case basis.)

Registration Policy

Pre-Registration Required


A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREDUVJETI: No prerequisites required.

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