Conscious Dance Space : a body of work rooted in conscious dance / movement practice, and depth enquiry into personal and collective stories in the spheres of self, relationship and community. The work is informed by the principles of conscious evolution and an understanding of personal and collective trauma. 


We are facing global challenges at so many levels, my workshops, classes, community dances rituals and group processes attempt to nourish personal and collective creativity, deepen the ability to awaken beyond the stories we can get so bogged down in, and explore questions such as :-


How can we co-vision and co-create a culture that supports harmonious relations with all beings?

How can we ‘be the change’ we wish to see, opening to a deeper and richer participation?

What is required of us personally and collectively to embrace this challenge?

How can dance / movement practice and enquiry support us in this collective shift?

What is the role of community and coming together in circles of support?

 

CLASSES

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DEEP RHYTHM

Thursday December 2, 9, 16 

with Jo Hardy

7.30 - 9.45 pm, door closes 7.45 pm

Booking Online + On door


Thursday December 23

Special with Jo and Christian

7.00 - 10.30 pm, door closes 7.15 pm

Booking Online only


The Civic Hall, High St, Totnes TQ9 5SF

Deep Rhythm, a space for expansive dance journeys, bringing together the focus of conscious dance & movement meditation practice with the magical freedom of DJ-led journeying.
Music will be our container, guide and medicine.

TOTNES DANCE COLLECTIVE

Monday Evening Dance

The Civic Hall, Totnes, TQ9 5SF


7.30 - 9.30pm

Monday Evening Dance, The Civic Hall,

Totnes, TQ9 5SF


7.30 - 9.30pm

EXETER BAREFOOT DANCE

Tuesday Evening Dance, 

St Matthews Church Hall, Exeter, EX1 2LJ


7.30 - 9.45pm

This class is a favourite among many of our students. Everyone loves the opportunity to explore the new dance moves taught in this class, while also mastering the classic moves. Our amazing instructors make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class collaborative. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today.

 

ONLINE COURSES

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GATHERING

A 10-week MOVEMENT MEDICINE Journey​

Tuesdays for 2 hours

November 23, 2021 - February 1, 2022​

BODY WISDOM CORE SKILLS 2

Coming soon in 2022
In Russian and English

BODY WISDOM SUPERVISION GROUP

Coming soon in 2022
In Russian and English

 

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

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TOTNES WEEKEND OF CONSCIOUS DANCE

February 25 - 27, 2022
Harberton Village Hall, nr. Totnes, Devon,. UK

Details to follow soon. Info. email Jo johardy@freeuk.com

CHINA WORKSHOPS

ONLINE Intensives 2021

Body Wisdom Dance Nov. 6 - 7

1:1 Session Intensive Nov 12 - 14

1:1 Session Intensive Nov 19 - 21

1:1 Session Intensive Nov 26 - 28

MOVE ... CONSCIOUS DANCE FESTIVAL

Relax ..... Relate .... Move to Heal!
July 16 - 23 2022
, Frankrijk, Centre, France.

With
Adam Barley, Willemijn de Dreu, Jo Hardy, Arun Reyes, Angelike Valster, Leilani Weis, Naf Tali, Arun Ji

5Rhythms, Movement Medicine, ZeroOne, Ecstatic Dance, Contact Improv, OpenFloor, Yoga, Voice & Breath work, pieces of live music and more …

 
 
 

“We have known Jo for many years and recognise in her a truly beautiful blend born of her many years of dedicated practice and enquiry. She is wise, funny and a truly unique dancer with a heart of gold and the uncompromising intelligence to match. She’s a force of nature who will stay with you wherever your journey leads.”

  

Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan – Directors School of Movement Medicine

  

“Whether it’s 5 rhythms, ecstatic dance or just a bop!  Jo creates a space and invites you to dance and move from the core of their being.  Her wide selection of music is brilliant, from wild world beats to the sublime and angelic.”

Joyya Whelan – Seeds & Quest Festival Producer

  

“Jo is an outstanding 5 Rhythms teacher. Her work is rapturously received wherever she goes. She has 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and group facilitator.    She is passionate about creating a space where the unique dance of each person can blossom and is known for her inspired and wide choice of music.”

Malcolm Stern – Psychotherapist, Writer

 
 

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ….. Jo certainly knows how to tiller a boat in the midst of a storm. …. I want to acknowledge your wisdom, guts, humanity, experience and normality that brings so much wealth to these explorations – you are a true mistress in the marrying of every day experience and deep spiritual diving. I love your fierce commitment, presented again in such a simple way, to the collective and community."

Rosie Perks, Movement Medicine teacher

  

“Jo holds such a deep safe space. It is rare that I come across anyone willing to do that; holding a nurturing space for thirty people to dive in together and yet each have their own journey, and still feel enough spaciousness in which they can support one another is phenomenal. What a gift you bring to the world. It was magical watching the transformation of some of those I was with unfold and blossom before my eyes."

Steph Bradley - Writer, Poet, Story Teller

  

“Over the past six years I’ve been dancing every week and I’ve come to realise that nothing else comes close to Conscious Dance Space Totnes on a Monday night. My life has been so enriched by this space. I love the realness, humility, humour and honesty that Jo brings to the space. This gives such permission to bring all of me. Its rare to experience such a deep sense of being welcomed over and over for who I am with complete acceptance and no judgement”

Clíona O Conaill – Open Floor Teacher, Gestalt Counsellor