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Wave Upon Waves - Victoria: A day of 5Rhythms Dance and Stand Up Paddleboarding

Victoria - 18 Aug 2018 to 18 Aug 2018
Anne Marie Hogya

Join Anne Marie Hogya and Gina Lemieux for a day of movement with their unique offering of 5Rhythms dance and Stand Up Paddleboarding!


Gabrielle Roth, the founder of the 5Rhythms Practice, said "Once you awaken your intuition and get in the habit of listening to and acting on it, every decision in your life will become reflective of your inner truth. The trick is not to try to work out all the answers in your head. Rather take whatever information you need into your body, trust your gut, then dance or meditate or walk or do whatever you need to enter a relaxed state of being and you'll know what to do. You always have and you always will."

Gina will guide us on paddleboards on the ocean where we can explore and experience Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness® on the water. As we learn to respond to the energy of the water, it will inform us and create a sense of oneness. The ocean is a great source of healing and inspiration. During our time on the water whisper your desires to the ocean, and see what inspirational guidance it has to offer.

After experiencing the rhythms of the ocean, we will come back to land and spend the afternoon guided by Anne Marie immersing ourselves in the Waves of the 5Rhythms practice on the dance floor. The element of water will be our through line and our medicine as we seek healing, inspiration and the possibility for gentle transformation.

Gina Lemieux is a professional life coach and marine biologist, a Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard instructor, and has been dancing the 5Rhythms since 2014. Through her deep love of the ocean and appreciation of the benefits from movement, she offers a unique fusion of coaching and paddleboarding where additional clarity and solutions for igniting your goals into creative action are revealed while enjoying movement in nature and the exploration of rich, diverse marine life.

Anne Marie Hogya is an accredited 5Rhythms teacher who has a fierce commitment to truth seeking and is passionate about helping people push their edges, increase their awareness and create the possibility for change. She is known for her no-nonsense speaking combined with a relentless sense of humour, compassion and courage. Anne Marie studied under Gabrielle Roth and has been practicing the 5Rhythms since 1999; she is accredited to teach Waves and Heartbeat. In addition, she has a Masters degree in leadership. She lives in Canada and teaches at home and internationally.

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THRESHOLD - Stowel Lake Farm Retreat

Salt Spring Island - 30 Aug 2018 to 2 Sep 2018
Bettina Rothe - Joanne Winstanley

A threshold is a place of potential; a delineation between one set of conditions and another. A place to gather resources. A cusp or an edge we may not have approached, or crossed over, until now.


As we move through time, we may find that each moment or new season requires something different from us. Even in times of relative stability, the world is poised to offer surprises. As citizens of a changing world, we may find ourselves being called to ‘step up,’ change course, learn new skills and perspectives, or take creative action that we haven’t taken before.


In this year’s retreat we’ll engage with the 5Rhythms® movement practice, ritual, and meditation to investigate this place of potential. We’ll explore where we may be ready to step beyond our own edges and we’ll practice moving, with purpose and presence, from awareness into action.


Supported by the land, guided by the 5Rhythms maps (Waves and Heartbeat) and accompanied by a committed group of dancers, we’ll gather and embody the resources we need to step into the fall.


The 5Rhythms® are an exhilarating and liberating approach to the exploration of improvised movement that is authentic, inspired and catalytic. It is a workout for body and soul, a moving meditation, a spiritual practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body, regardless of age, experience or condition.


We invite you to join us for this exploration and time to rejuvenate.


Previous 5Rhythms® experience is recommended, but not required.

If you are collecting hours for the 5Rhythms® teacher path, this retreat counts for

1 day of Heartbeat and 2.5 days of Waves practice.



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Local Teachers

Julie Plotkin Roberts Creek, British Columbia Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2001

“I dance to remember who I am, and to fall in love with myself over and over and over again.”

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Chantell Foss Duncan, British Columbia Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2007

“The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot. - Audre Lorde”

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Anne Marie Hogya Victoria, British Columbia Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1998

“Just show up as you are.”

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Joanne Winstanley Victoria, British Columbia Teaching Since: 2004 Dancing Since: 1996

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Shauna Devlin Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 2005

“Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. Martha Graham”

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Marcia Wakarchuk Jones Vancouver, British Columbia Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 1996

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Bettina Rothe Vancouver, British Columbia Teaching Since: 2004 Dancing Since: 1994

“I invite you to put your whole self in motion and to follow your bliss...”

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Evangelos Diavolitsis (Heartbeat In Training) Calgary, Alberta Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1998

“When we make the effortless effort to dance through unfamiliar waves and vibrations, we begin to embrace the sounds and rhythms we believe are not us. The 5Rhythms encourage us to view fear and confusion as an opportunity for transformation.”

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