Workshops and Events

Following our passion, awakening to our potential and taking responsibility for nurturing ourselves into becoming present to what is, in our bodies, our hearts and our dreams.

Jan Jeans will be offering the following in 2024.

Dance with the Seasons- a monthly Art Dance workshop on Sunday mornings 10-12pm Cost $20

Sundays : 10am-12pm Union Chapel, 40 Winchester St Lyttelton ( opp Rec Centre) Cost $20

Winter sessions 2024 : 23 June; 21 July; 18 Aug; 15 Sept

Friday Flow Venue : Union Chapel, 40 Winchester St 7-8.30

Next sessions: 7 June, 5 July, 9 & 30 Aug, 27 Sept 2024 Cost $15

Open Floor Dance 2024

What is Open Floor? What is this dance practice?

When we begin a class we say ‘the floor is open’.

But open for what?

Of course, any form of dance is fun, can be uplifting and releasing of tension, encourage connection with others and make us feel good.

However Open Floor is an opportunity, and not for the feint hearted, to take this further.

In this practice of embodiment, we harness the magic of the myriad ways that the heart, mind and body communicate, often without us realising.

There is a growing acknowledgement that these 3 realms are all connected, are in constant communication and therefore if we pay attention to each, we can gain useful insight and understanding which can enable growth.

If we step onto the Open Floor with intention to include all our being, we can begin to access the wisdom of the body- which stores experiences in the somatic realm. Through this mindful noticing we can release tension and stored trauma. We can understand, process and heal through the connection to our animal instinctual physicality by the engagement of movement, allowing the curiosity of the mind to ponder without judgement and be held in the loving embrace of the heart.

If we dance with an intention and an openness to whatever arises we can learn so much about ourselves, our needs and how to heal past hurts.

The Open Floor is more than a good dance…it is a place of growth.

Dance with the Seasons- a monthly Art in Motion workshop on Sunday mornings 10-12pm Cost $20

Sundays : 10am-12pm Lyttelton Community Church 40 Winchester St Lyttelton ( opp Rec Centre) Cost $20

Winter sessions 2024 : 23 June; 21 July; 18 Aug; 15 Sept

Giving birth to our creative power
Trust in the wisdom of your body and the power of your creativity.

Art In Motion is an Open Floor Dance practice of melding  conscious dance with creative art to express and explore mind body and soul.

Dance with the Seasons encourages us to connect with Nature through noticing the seasonal shifts and the impact this has on our bodies. We dance and trust the body’s unique wisdom of knowing what we need and what we want to express. Then we create- sometimes using pastels or paints, sometimes with words, sometimes with natural objects and we discover what amazing creative humans we are!

To book please email Jan. or book June workshop via https://events.humanitix.com/dance-with-the-seasons-art-in-motion

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Friday Evenings Open Floor Dance

Open Floor is a lively meditation dance practice that builds muscular and emotional intelligence.

Friday Flow Venue : Union Chapel 40 Winchester St 7-8.30

Next sessions: 7 June, 5 July, 9 & 30 Aug, 27 Sept 2024 Cost $15

Open Floor Dance uses the body as a resource to support the expression of heart/mind/spirit through dance. Allow yourself to become fully present to what is. Human beings are born to move. With dance we thrive – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Friday Flow is a place to practice conscious dance in the form of Open Floor. There are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. Jan will mix stirring music with clear guidance to inspire wild dances and tender ones, connections between dancers and solo time.Come join the conscious dance community in a safe, held space with other Heart Dancers. You are welcome to stay for tea and bliss balls afterwards.