In this movement class we will learn to move through changing feelings, soundscapes, intuitions and instructions. The result is a balanced/integrated mind, body and emotions. This is an exploration of internal body sensations and impulses and a proven practice of tuning into nature’s dance. We use eclectic music and various movement exercises to release tension and unlock physical creativity. This is not a practice of learning dance steps. It is a practice of freeing ourselves and letting go. We break through our usual physical patterns, examine human interaction and find stillness within our own unique movement.
This life-transforming practice is suitable for all ages and all levels of physical fitness. It will also support whatever practice you are exploring now, or offer a strong start to self-exploration. Drops in Welcome. No previous experience is necessary. Please bring plenty of water and loose clothing or clothes you would wear to a yoga class. Layers are recommended to feel more comfortable during warm-up and cool down parts of the class.
Dates & Time
** Please note that classes are currently running every other week unless otherwise noted
Monthly Classes run Sept 18 – Dec 11th 2018
- Sept 18 – Maya Lewandowsky
- Oct 2 – Ruth Levin
- Oct 16 – Kyra Newton
- Oct 30 – Mike Yaunish
- Nov 13 – Ruth Levin
- Nov 20 – Evangelos Diavolitsis
- Nov 27 – Kyra Newton
- Dec 4 – Maya Lewandowsky
- Dec 11 – Mike Yaunish
Classes resume Jan 8 2019 – We will have a class every week for the month of January and then every other week starting in February
- Jan 8 2019 – Evangelos Diavolitsis
- Jan 15 – Evangelos Diavolitsis
- Jan 22 – Maya Lewandowsky
- Jan 29 – Maya Lewandowsky
Classes always run from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Location – The Central United Church Gym downtown (131 7th Ave SW). Please go through the alley-way entrance, not the main church doors. Please make a sincere effort to arrive on time as there will be someone waiting at the door until 7:15pm. The door will be locked after this.
Parking your bike or car downtown in the evenings and weekends is plentiful, if not free.
$2 flat fee from 4pm
PARKING BIKES & CARS – THE JAMES SHORT PARKADE
112 – 5th Ave SW (5 Ave entrance)
115 – 4th Ave SW (4 Ave entrance)
Open 24 hours/day // 7 days/week
Enter after 4pm weekdays – $2 flat rate
Secure bicycle lock-up
About the Teacher
Evangelos Diavolitsis is a certified 5Rhythms facilitator & meditation teacher who trained directly with 5Rhythms founder Gabrielle Roth. Evangelos creates an atmosphere that is adventurous and safe, weaving a delicate chemistry of humour & analytical self-exploration. The healing modalities he is trained in create a space where individuals acknowledge, move through and release conditioned patterns from the past.
Evangelos’ compassionate and investigative nature encourages participants to dance through each of the five rhythms (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) by cultivating pristine awareness through body-based investigation. He has taught across Canada, Japan, Europe and the U.S. See Full Bio.
Maya Lewandowsky manifests as a Dharma dancing dakini. She grew up in Israel where she studied contemporary dance, ballet, ritual theatre, voice technique and Dharma. She has been exploring the nature of consciousness since her teens and has been a professional performer since the early age of seven.
Maya is the founder of La Caravan Dance Theatre, producing and choreographing innovative and cutting edge dance performance in Canada. La Caravan Dance Theatre aims to inspire ordinary people to experience dance and dancers to create extraordinary theatrical dance and physical art works through provocative, multidisciplinary, co-creative processes. Read more about La Caravan Dance Theatre.
Maya is also a talented voice teacher. She teaches people to explore and transform their voice through her Free Your Natural Voice private and group trainings. Read more about Free your Natural Voice vocal training.
Fees & Buy Passes Online
The Calgary Wave classes have a $20 drop-in fee, or $70 for a 4 class pass card. Payment can be made with cash at the door, e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or electronically via our Payment Page:
Weekend Intensive 5Rhythms Workshops in Calgary. Meditation Moves also offers intensive weekend workshops throughout Canada and internationally. Visit our workshop schedule for opportunities to take your practice deeper.
Evangelos also teaches meditation at the Dharma Hub Calgary. The Dharma Hub is an urban sanctuary offering weekly meditation classes, retreats and an awakening community in Calgary for greater wellbeing, awareness, compassion and wisdom. Visit the Dharma Hub Website to find out more.