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

Release your inner dancer. Drop in classes for all from first-timers to those who have been dancing for many years. no matter what shape, size, age, limitations and experience. No special skills are required. Have a look at our class schedule below to find the one that best fits your needs.

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TOTNES DANCE COLLECTIVE

Monday Evening Dance

The Civic Hall, Totnes, TQ9 5SF


7.30 - 9.30pm

DEEP RHYTHM

Friday November 15,

The Grove School, Totnes, TQ9 5ED

7.30 - 9.45pm

Saturday December 21,

The Civic Hall, Totnes. TQ9 5SF

7.00 - 11.00pm

EXETER BAREFOOT DANCE

Tuesday Evening Dance, 

St Matthews Church Hall, Exeter, EX1 2LJ


7.30 - 9.45pm

 

CONSCIOUS DANCE SPACE

A beautiful movie of Conscious Dance Space created during a class in July 2014, by Emma Goude of www.greenlanefilms.co.uk/

 

WORKSHOPS

SHIFTING POSITIONS

November 29 - December 1, 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6EH

A Conscious Dance weekend exploring the magic of dance, sharing and ritual, to support us in coming home to our bodies, to deepen our capacity to be more open to the movement moment, play with shifting positions, and meet others from greater openness.

EVOLUTIONARY PRESENCE

March 20 – 22, 2020

Chicago, USA

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An immersive Movement Medicine dance weekend where we will practice rooting deeply into our body and heart, and opening into Presence in each movement moment.  This evolutionary act supports us to step through and beyond our wounds, into a landscape of compassion, gratitude, forgiveness.

BLOSSOMING AND BECOMING

March 27 - 29, 2020
Philadelphia, USA

“We co-create with the universe, the more creative our participation the more creative the universe andThe Great Mystery become.To live in the universe of creative becoming, what honour and what responsibility” - Chris Cleave

CHINA WORKSHOPS

2019
Dec 7-8 Intro. 5 Rhythms
Dec 11-15 Women's 5 Rhythms

I teach in China 3 times a year. I offer 5 day intensives, a Body Wisdom Dance teacher training and 2 day introductions to the 5 Rhythms in various cities - over the years in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Xiamen, Zhengzou, Bang Bo, Hefei, Ching Dao. 

 
 

“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