Date: February 21, 2016-
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
An open invitation to dance together for an hour on the third Sunday of each month with facilitator Megan Dillenbeck. We’ll begin with a short guided body meditation, leading in a 35 minute dancing opportunity with no instruction – just music, awareness and a time to move further into consciousness through your own dance. Movers will then have time to integrate their dance through stillness and/or various creative outlets (drawing, writing, meditating). In the final moments of the hour, the group will come together to honour themselves and others through a short circle dance.
Where: Lynwood Village Community Building, 7 Sycamore Drive, Bells Corners, Ottawa
Cost: Dancing is free to all. There will be a “donation” jar if you feel inclined to contribute – this will be used to covers costs for hosting and any extra will be donated to the Sacred Dance Guild.
What to Bring:
- Bring a yoga mat or cushion so you can be comfortable during the meditation.
- A journal or creative medium that you value. Paper and markers will be provided.
- Bring others who might like the opportunity to dance.
We’re Dancing is open to everyone – any age, and all physical capabilities. I simple ask that all participant’s take care to honour their own dance and that of others.
For more information contact Megan Dillenbeck, MA, CCC, R-DMT – firstname.lastname@example.org
About Megan! Megan obtained an honours BA in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 2002. Continuing her education at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, Megan completed her Master’s degree in Somatic Counselling Psychology with a concentration in Dance/Movement.
Since 2008, Megan has maintained a private practice and facilitated somatic dance/movement classes for Algonquin College, The Sacred Dance Guild as well as local yoga and fitness studios. She has consulted for various mental health agencies including the non-profit organization Arts for Health and Learning. Over the past couple years Megan has developed Peas & Carrots – a children’s expressive movement program and expanded her education in the Palliative Care field while continuing to work individually with clients.
In December 2009, Megan’s article Death and Dying: Implications for Dance Movement Therapy, published in the American Journal of Dance/Movement Therapy was awarded the Marian Chace Journalism Award. Megan is registered as a dance/movement therapist with the Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada and the American Dance Therapy Association. She is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor, registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Megan is a member of the Sacred Dance Guild.