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Ottawa Newsletter — Fall 2016

Guidelines for Authentic Movement

Hello AMers!

I hope you are loving summer as much as I have been!

Looking into the Fall 2016, here are the dates for Authentic Movement to put in your calendar

September  10   17   24

October  8   22   29

November  5   19   26

December  3   10   17

All at 9:30 to 11:00am at the ODD Studio, 2nd Floor, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

Also of interest:

5 Rhythms Monday night classes have started at #10 Blackburn at Laurier in Sandy Hill (big church)

Lynn Adams is our guide, and she is building a momentum with us each class.

Come and find your rhythm and let it lead you through

Flow, Staccato Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness

Next classes are August 8 and 22 at 7:00pm.

And Adele is passing on an invitation from Wendy Morrell to participate in a Moving Meditation event:


Just as update to everyone re our upcoming offering on August 22nd. 

I've scheduled a rehearsal for Thursday August 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Bells Corners United Church (corner of Old Richmond Road and Moodie Drive).  If the weather cooperates we'll practice on the outside labyrinth – if not – we'll move indoors!  

Because the Moving Mandala piece does have some specific movement requirements and how we put it together will depend on the number of dancers it would be great if as many people as possible can come on the 18th.  Please let me know – if you cannot come on the 18th I will send info and/or a video so that you can have an idea as how it works before the 22nd so you could still participate!   I will also have handouts for the audience so they can join in to the 8 gestures for the Moving Mandalas.  Any dancer who might not be comfortable moving in the circles that will be part of the movement itself can then help by leading the audience in the 8 gestures while the dancers do those while moving the mandala.

The actual performance will be Monday, August 22 – at dusk.  This will be the 3rd year we have offered a moving meditation at the wonderful rock sculptures of John Ceprano on the Ottawa River with Debbie Danbrook (www.healingmusic.com ) and other musical guests.     The more dancers the better – so if you know others who might like to join us do invite them on the 18th!  The movements are easy to learn and do not require any previous dance experience – just an open heart and a soul ready to be filled with peace and beauty!   Call 613-726-1375 or send me an email at wendy.morrell@sympatico.ca

Continuing to dance on waves of grace....

Wendy Morrell

And Looking ahead, Evangelos returns October 21-23 for a weekend of 5 Rhythms with a theme of Inspiration:

When we soften into rhythm and movement, the veils of our awareness melt. Inspired truth births into our dancing bodies as we release emotional stories that have held us back. Emotion with nowhere to go can be destructive. However when we dance, channeled emotion turns into inspired creativity. Opening to this authenticity reveals truth that can guide our lives and re-inform our cells with the resonance of empowered inspiration.

Your inner muse will move you throughout this weekend movement meditation workshop.

“Your only limit is you” – Evangelos

This life-transforming practice is suitable for all ages and all levels of physical fitness. It supports whatever practice you are exploring now, or offers an excellent start to self-exploration.

No previous experience is necessary.

Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 Valley Drive, La Pêche (Exit 28), J0X 3G0 (25 minutes north of Ottawa. Ride Sharing Available)

FRI NIGHT 7 – 9:30 pm, SAT 11 – 6 pm, SUN 12 – 6 pm

COST: $225 early registration, with payment on or before October 2nd, 2016

$250 registration after October 2nd, 2016

75% refundable until October 14th

Register and pay

Thanks to Alana and Christine for inviting me back to teach this incredible community in an incredibly picturesque venue – Wakefield.

See you this fall


Evangelos Diavolitsis
Movement & Meditation Teacher

Please pass this on to anyone you think would like to know about these events....even just one more!

It's always good to spread the joy.



Wendy Philpott   August 6, 2016