DANCING WITH ANCESTORS
Waves & Wakes: Dancing with Ancestors
A 5Rhythms weekend led by Sylvie Minot and produced by Layah Jane Singer-Wilson
and heARTSpace productions
WHEN: April 19 - 21, 2024
WHERE: Toronto, Canada
PRODUCED BY: Layah's heARTSpace Productions
Join us for dances with our Ancestors!
Sylvie Minot's Ancestors classes explore your often unconscious family/ancestral patterns and offers a way to shift and release them.
Through dance, movement, voice/sound, and guided group exercises, Sylvie uses each of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms—flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness—to honor your past and create new pathways for healing.
5Rhythms is a simple meditative movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body regardless of shape, size, age, or experience. While the dance itself is simple, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression.
In this ancestor work, we will dance with our ancestry which lives in our heart, soul, collective memory, and DNA. We will call on the wisdom and medicine of our lineage, the power of ancestral lands, and the spirit of the animal clans to guide our dance on this journey. We beckon our bloodlines, spirit animals, and sacred guides to help navigate a magical ancestral journey.
Any level of fitness, agility and ages are invited to participate. All are welcome and no prior dance training or ability is required.
You must be available for all three days of the workshop.
ABOUT SYLVIE MINOT
Sylvie Minot is a versatile facilitator and practitioner with a diverse background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from San Jose State University and a Master's Degree in Theology specializing in Spirituality and Holistic Health. Sylvie is a certified 5Rhythms® Teacher, having received training from the founder, Gabrielle Roth, and she is also a Heartbeat teacher.
With roots in Laotian, Vietnamese, and French heritage, Sylvie's journey of learning and growth extends far beyond the realm of dance. Her extensive studies include psychology, indigenous healing rituals, energy medicine, and sound healing. Her inspirations are drawn from the teachings of cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, celebrated author Caroline Myss, and Peruvian sound healer Tito La Rosa.
Since the turn of the millennium, Sylvie has been sharing her passion through dance classes and workshops tailored for various communities. Sylvie is often described as a catalytic shape-shifter because of her ability to meet people right where they are and move with them into new possibilities.
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“Breathing in, I see all my ancestors in me: my mineral ancestors, plant ancestors, mammal ancestors, and human ancestors. My ancestors are always present, alive in every cell of my body, and I play a part in their immortality.”
“The body holds stories and old wounds, and medicine as well. It has the antidote to heal itself. Through moving, we release our stories and allow healing to come through.”
"An experience that transcends dance and delves into our connection to the past. I wholeheartedly recommend this Sylvie's workshop. It has left an indelible impression on my life, and I am excited to continue my journey of self-discovery and moving through my grief journey"