On the road again with Aeriosa

First off, I’ve been nominated to be part of an ongoing Calotype photographic portfolio project titled “Vancouver Creatives”.  A  Calotype is a photographic process that uses eco-friendly photochemistry with a massive 1920s 8×10 camera system purposed to deliver authentic and vibrant historical portraits. I am a candidate in the Healthy Living/Yoga category and could be one of the 20  Vancouverites to represent Vancouver talent in this community portfolio:

http://vnbphoto.com/vancouver-creatives/

The voting system is online and will be open until January 31. Here is a link to my nomination page. If you’d like to vote, click the heart symbol by my name.
You can cast one vote per day.

And… Aeriosa is off to work on a residency at The Banff Arts Centre and then to Revelstoke…winter, here I come. We are offering Aeriosa workshops, discussions and a performance.

Aeriosa Dance Residency

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Talkback Event – Saturday, Feb 1st, 7:30pm

Performance – Saturday, Feb 8th, 7:30pm

During Spirit Fest, the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre will play host to Aeriosa Dance Society. This aerial dance company has a reputation for creating unexpected experiences of dance.  While in Revelstoke, the group will develop an original aerial dance performance based on the space and contours of our performing arts centre. By dancing in non-traditional environments such as hallways and on skyscrapers while incorporating unusual performance scenarios, audiences are literally swept up in the beauty of acrobatic dance.

A week before the performance, you will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and explore the ‘making of’ a site-specific dance show during their talk-back session. In addition, they will offer workshops and other educational activities in dance to the community.

Tickets $15 for both events available from the Chamber of Commerce and ArtFirst! in downtown Revelstoke and online. Workshops details TBA.

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News for dance fans

Happy holidays friends.

I’m feeling very grateful this year for the opportunities I have had to explore dance in so many unique settings. From working with the Vancouver Opera on The Magic Flute and Tea: A Mirror of Soul to dangling from the roof of the Shadbolt and Woodwards Atrium with Aeriosa.

This year I collaborated with fellow dance artist Julia Carr and musician extraordinaire CR Avery in an intimate performance for the In the House Festival, and had my first experience dancing in the beautiful treetop canopy in Tofino’s botanical garden.

The Body Narratives Collective’s produced  Dark Room, our first full length production working with a team of nearly 20 artists. Here is a link to a recently published article on the performance.

http://vandocument.com/2013/12/flashes-and-memories/

And I feel very fortunate to have participated in the epic adventure of preparing for and dancing 600 feet up on the Chief in Squamish this past August with Aeriosa.

Here is a sample of some of the footage captured on the Chief:

Aeriosa Dance Society – Being – GoPro Edit from Marc Dubé on Vimeo.

Thank you all for your support, it has been an amazing year!

Free Yoga Classes

Over the next few weeks I am offering some opportunities to practice yoga for free. I know this time of year can be stressful, and I wanted to offer something to my students and friends to support them.

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This first one is for those who have some experience with yoga. I will be opening up cozy East Side Yoga (1707 Grant St, just off of Commercial) from 12-2pm on boxing day, December 26th. This is a time for students to come in and do their own independent practice. I will be there if you have some questions about your practice, but mostly l’d just like to offer space for you to do your own thing. This will not be a led class. If you are coming, please arrive a few minutes before noon, so we can all settle in together before beginning.

In the new year, I will be offering 4 “free to the public” Iyengar classes at The Yoga Space, a beautiful studio just off of Fraser and 27th. The studio is customized for Iyengar Yoga; yoga ropes and an expansive collection of props enable learning for those new to yoga and new to Iyengar yoga.

These classes are being generously supported by The Yoga Space, and held on:

Tuesday January 7th: 12-1:30pm
Wednesday January 8th: 5:30-7:30pm
Friday January 10th: 10-11:30am
Saturday January 11th: 1-3pm

Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out the waiver and settle in.

Regular classes will resume in the new year:

I will be out of town Jan 23-Feb 7, so there will be subs in during those dates

Monday evenings at Green Room Yoga:

The next session runs January 6th to March 2nd.
2645 East Hastings Street
5:45-7:15pm Yoga Fundamentals
7:30-9:00pm Iyengar Yoga

At Green Room Yoga the small class size and progressive nature of a pre-registered class allows for a safe and supportive environment for deepening ones practice. This class in geared towards yoga students with some experience who would like to work on their strength, flexibility, inversions and alignment.

This is a pre-register classes with some room for drop-ins, it is $14 to drop in your first time.

www.greenroomyoga.ca

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East Side Yoga:

1707 Grant Street just off Commercial Drive

Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

Sunday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

For a price list and full schedule see. www.eastsideyoga.ca

 

Dance Dance Dance

Come out and support some dance this fall

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I’ll be performing with Aeriosa  in the SFU Woodwards Atrium.

If you haven’t seen what we’ve been working on with bungee-lines, come check it out.

AERIOSA REFUGIA is an impressionable new site work that establishes zones of creative refuge in public. Bungee-lines provide elastic tension as the dancers explore horizontal and vertical airspace finding unexpected ways to inhabit common ground. This second installment of REFUGIA takes place in the Woodwards Atrium, an indoor plaza that houses two large-scale works of public art: a  massive photo mural of the 1971 Gastown Riots  by Vancouver photographer Stan Douglas, and a symbolic umbilical staircase by architect Gregory Henriquez.

DATES:
NOVEMBER 21, 22, 2013 at 5.30pm and 7pm;
NOVEMBER 23, 2013  at 12.30pm and 2pm.

LOCATION: 111 West Hastings, SFU Woodwards Atrium, Vancouver

FREE ADMISSION, suggested donation $5

Please call 604-803-2967 if you require special seating arrangements.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Choreographer: Julia Taffe

Dancers: Julia Carr, Meghan Goodman, Keely Sills and Cara Siu

Composer: Jordan Nobles

Set Designer: Peter Boulanger

Costume Designer: Kate Burrows

Lighting Designer: Mark Eugster

Riggers: Colin Zacharias and Will Stanhope

 Funders: Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver

AND…….

The Body Narratives Collective (co-directed by Julia Carr and myself) will be premiering Dark Room: the realm of symbols, science and memories December 4th and 5th at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. Dark Room, is a unique theatrical experience which weaves together music, dance, science, technology and photography. We are really excited to share this work.

Tickets for the production are available now through Brown Paper Tickets.

$20 General/$15 Students, Seniors and CADA members.

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Summer Adventures and Fall Classes

Dancing on the Stawamus Chief in Squamish was a huge highlight for the summer. Aeriosa and an amazing team of riggers, photographers and even a computerized flying drone made it’s way 600 feet up to capture some footage of us dancing on the famous Grand Wall.

If you are curious about this project you can read more about it in these articles: http://aeriosa.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/aeriosa-on-the-stawamus-chief/

http://m.squamishchief.com/article/20130808/SQUAMISH0604/308089995/0/squamish/dancing-on-air&template=JQMArticle

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After a few days of rest, Aeriosa headed over to Vancouver Island to create a performance for the opening ceremony of the IFSC World Youth Championships, held at Boulders Climbing Gym in Saanich. You can view the 6 minute performance, 46 minutes into this clip:

Next, we were off to Tofino. Ocean, beach, and forest at its very best.

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Aeriosa spent 9 days rehearsing in preparation for a performance both on the ground and in the trees at the Botanical Garden for their annual Lantern Festival. It was wonderful to participate in this magical event, and was our first time dancing in the trees and collaborating with the lovely and talented Kim Tuson. Needless to say, I loved being up in the canopy, getting sprinkled in moss, breathing in the freshest air, and observing the creatures that live in the unique aerial habitat.

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It has been a very exciting summer, and now that I’m home, I wanted to share my teaching schedule for the fall. I’ve got some new classes and workshops coming up, and am still available for private sessions if you prefer to work one-on-one.

Monday evenings at Green Room Yoga:

The next session runs September 2nd to October 27th.
2645 East Hastings Street
5:45-7:15pm Yoga Fundamentals
7:30-9:00pm Iyengar Yoga

At Green Room Yoga the small class size and progressive nature of a pre-registered class allows for a safe and supportive environment for deepening ones practice. This class in geared towards yoga students with some experience who would like to work on their strength, flexibility, inversions and alignment.

This is a pre-register classes with some room for drop-ins, it is $14 to drop in your first time.

Please note that the lovely Alix Rodrigues will teach on September 2nd, and there will be only one class that evening from 7-8:30pm. There will also be only one class October 14th at 7pm.

www.greenroomyoga.ca

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East Side Yoga:

1707 Grant Street just off Commercial Drive

Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

Sunday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

For a price list and full schedule see. www.eastsideyoga.ca

*****NEW WORKSHOP******

From the Ground Up: Iyengar Yoga Progressive at East Side in October

From the Ground Up is a progressive practice to deepen your understanding of the yoga postures and how they work in your body. All levels are welcome.

Saturdays in October, 2-4pm. $90 for all four sessions, or $25 drop in pending space availability.

This course is beginning to fill upl, if you want to per-register and guarantee a spot, you can follow the link below:

http://eastsideyoga.ca/node/792

Week 1
Focus on the feet, ankles, knees and legs: Learn how correct actions and alignment in the standing poses can build energy, stamina, strength and confidence.

Week 2
Focus on the hips, abdomen, and lower back: Learn how to safely open the hips and strengthen the abdomen, to keep your lower back healthy in practice and in life.

Week 3
Focus on the upper back and shoulders: Learn how to use the arms and legs to open your chest, and how to strengthen and open the shoulders to prepare the body for inversions.

Week 4
Focus on the neck: Learn safe inversion practices for your own level of experience. After preparing the body for inversions and practicing the appropriate variations, the progressive will finish with some restorative postures and study of the breath, offering students a chance to deepen their experience on a more subtle level.

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Wednesday’s at The Yoga Space:

The session runs September 18th-December 15th, 2013

677 East 27th (in a new building on the north west corner of Fraser and 27th).

2:00-3:30pm  Iyengar Level 1

Suitable for those new to yoga, and/or new to Iyengar Yoga. Even practiced yogis will find a Level 1 class will help them discover fundamental principles that will refine their practice, and improve their other practices.  The cost is $215 per-register for 13 weeks of classes. The class size is small so you get lots of attention, plus this studio is well stocked with all of the props that make an Iyengar practice so unique, safe and rich in learning.

www.theyogaspace.ca

Summer Yoga Classes

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Summer has finally arrived.

I’ll be continuing with most of my teaching over the next two months.

If you’d like to come practice in a studio with me over the summer, check out the schedule below. If you are interested in participating in some yoga classes in trout lake park, or private yoga sessions, contact me at: meghangoodman@hotmail.com

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Monday evenings at Green Room Yoga:

The next session runs June 23rd to August 18th.
2645 East Hastings Street
7:00-8:30pm Hatha

At Green Room Yoga the small class size and progressive nature of a pre-registered class allows for a safe and supportive environment for deepening ones practice. This class in geared towards yoga students with some experience who would like to work on their strength, flexibility, inversions and alignment.

This is a pre-register classes with some room for drop-ins, it is $14 to drop in your first time.

Please note that I am sharing this class with the lovely Alix Rodrigues over the summer, I’ll be teaching: July 8, July 22, and August 5

www.greenroomyoga.ca

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East Side Yoga:

1707 Grant Street just off Commercial Drive

Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

Sunday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

For a price list and full schedule see. www.eastsideyoga.ca

I’ll be subbing lots of classes for other teachers at East Side, and also some of my classes will have subs. For and up to date schedule of who is teaching see http://eastsideyoga.ca/events2

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Wednesday’s 2pm class at The Yoga Space will begin again in the fall on September 18th. If you are interested in this class please see the schedule.

 

In the House Festival Performance “The Originals” and In the Air Again with Aeriosa

Having just wrapped up a two week residency at SFU Woodwards for research on Dark Room with the Body Narratives Collective, I am excited to announce that I’ll be performing next on Sunday June 9th at 7pm at the In the House Festival, in a new collaboration between The Body Narratives Collective and CR Avery.

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Having danced in the very first festival 10 years ago, I was invited back to perform in a showcase called “The Originals” along side some very talented artists who were also featured in that first year (namely, Naomi Steinberg, CR Avery, and Push3). The In the House Festival is an amazing East Vancouver event, featuring music, dance, magic, comedy, burlesque and circus. Over 3 days, 13 houses open up their doors and yards to host these unique and intimate performances.

For more information see:

http://www.inthehousefestival.com/index.php?article=thefestival

Tickets: http://www.inthehousefestival.com/index.php?article=purchase%20tickets

Also just announced is the first Aeriosa performance of the season, save the dates

June 21st and 22nd at 8pm at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Please come out and support these exciting events!!!

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All sorts of adventures

Lots of exciting updates to share:office

I have just arrived home from the Red Rocks where I did my first multi-pitch climbs last week.

Big blue skies, cactus gardens and beautiful sandstone formations, truly nature’s playground. It was exhilarating to be working on my climbing skills in such a beautiful setting with a great group of friends and colleagues.

I’ve also begun dance rehearsals for Vancouver Opera’s next production Tea: A Mirror of Soul.

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“An extraordinary fusion of Western opera and Eastern myth from the academy-award winning composer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon… Combining sounds of water, paper, ceramic and stone with a traditional western orchestra, Tan Dun’s haunting score is trance-like and beautiful.”

Performances run May 4, 7, 9 and 11 at 7: 30pm. For more info and tickets visit:

http://www.vancouveropera.ca/Tea-2012-13.html

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I am offering a yoga workshop at East Side Yoga in May

Yoga for Seasonal Allergies

Sunday May 12th from 2-4pm.

Do you suffer from spring time allergies?

Do bouts of sneezing and coughing, itchy eyes or a runny nose affect your sleep, concentration and productivity?

Come and learn how yoga can help you manage your allergies, assist you in better breathing and provide relief of these symptoms while strengthening your overall immune system.

As someone who is affected by allergies myself, I’ve learned to incorporate knowledge from yoga, Ayurveda and natural medicine to manage my allergies, and I am excited to pass on this information in an experiential workshop including a short discussion and practice of key poses

Cost: $25+Tax

http://eastsideyoga.ca/node/599 for more information and registration. If you have friends who might benefit from this workshop, please send the information along to them.

Here are a few tips for those who can’t make it to the workshop.

http://shophalfmoon.ca/blog/2013/05/07/yoga-tips-for-managing-seasonal-allergies/

And finally, below is my regular teaching schedule, hope to see you in classes soon.

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Monday evenings at Green Room Yoga:
The next session runs April 29th to June 23rd.
2645 East Hastings Street
7:30-9:00pm Hatha

At Green Room Yoga the small class size and progressive nature of a pre-registered class allows for a safe and supportive environment for deepening ones practice. This class in geared towards yoga students with some experience who would like to work on their strength, flexibility, inversions and alignment.

This is a pre-register classes with some room for drop-ins, $100/8 classes if you pre register, $112 after.

If you are interested in attending contact alix@greenroomyoga.ca
Phone: 604-318-4066

www.greenroomyoga.ca

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East Side Yoga:

1707 Grant Street just off Commercial Drive

Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

Sunday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

For drop-in and membership prices and full schedule see.

www.eastsideyoga.ca

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Wednesday’s at The Yoga Space:

The session runs Monday, April 15 to Sunday, July 14, 2013 — 13 weeks

NEW LOCATION: 677 East 27th (in a new building on the north west corner of Fraser and 27th).

2:00-3:30pm  Iyengar Level 1

Suitable for those new to yoga, and/or new to Iyengar Yoga. Even practiced yogis will find a Level 1 class will help them discover fundamental principles that will refine their practice, and improve their other practices.  The cost is $200 pre-register for 13 weeks of classes

www.theyogaspace.ca

 

The Magic Flute Performances and Yoga Offerings

Hello friends, I have two exciting announcements to share:

First, I will be performing with the Vancouver Opera in a west coast version of The Magic Flute from March 9-17th. I feel incredibly honored to be a part of this production.

Flute_poster_web“Set on the rocky shores and in the ancient rainforests of the Pacific Coast, VO’s highly praised 2007 production, with new design elements, artfully blends Mozart’s beguiling music with indigenous mythology and visually stunning design. The eternal story of humankind’s search for spiritual harmony will move you; the human characters, spirit-animals and supernatural creatures will delight you. Original production conceived with the guidance of First Peoples’ Cultural Council and an advisory group of First Nations artists.”

This show is not to be missed.

For info and tickets visit:

https://www.vancouveropera.ca/Magic-Flute-2012-13.html 

Second, I am offering a yoga workshop at East Side Yoga in May

Yoga for Seasonal Allergies

Sunday May 12th from 2-4pm.

Do you suffer from spring time allergies?

Do bouts of sneezing and coughing, itchy eyes or a runny nose affect your sleep, concentration and productivity?

Come and learn how yoga can help you manage your allergies, assist you in better breathing and provide relief of these symptoms while strengthening your overall immune system.

As someone who is affected by allergies myself, I’ve learned to incorporate knowledge from yoga, Ayurveda and natural medicine to manage my allergies, and I am excited to pass on this information in an experiential workshop including a short discussion and practice of key poses

Cost: $25+HST

http://eastsideyoga.ca/node/599 for more information and registration. If you have friends who might benefit from this workshop, please send the information along to them.

Finally, below is my regular teaching schedule, hope to see you in classes soon.

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Monday evenings at Green Room Yoga:
The next session runs Monday’s March 4th-April 28th.
2645 East Hastings Street
7:30-9:00pm Hatha Flow

At Green Room Yoga the small class size and progressive nature of a pre-registered class allows for a safe and supportive environment for deepening ones practice. This class in geared towards yoga students with some experience who would like to work on their strength, flexibility, inversions and alignment.

This is a pre-register classes with some room for drop-ins, $100/8 classes if you pre register by Feb 17th, $112 after.

Delia will be subbing March 4, 18, and 25th

If you are interested in attending contact alix@greenroomyoga.ca
Phone: 604-318-4066

www.greenroomyoga.ca

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East Side Yoga:

1707 Grant Street just off Commercial Drive

Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

Sunday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

For drop-in and membership prices and full schedule see.

Tara will be subbing for me Feb 28, March 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24 and 28th

www.eastsideyoga.ca

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Wednesday’s at The Yoga Space:

The session runs January 9-April 10th

Suite 202-1715 Cook St, Vancouver

2:00-3:30pm  Iyengar Level 1

Suitable for those new to yoga, and/or new to Iyengar Yoga. Even practiced yogis will find a Level 1 class will help them discover fundamental principles that will refine their practice, and improve their other practices.  The cost is $215 pre-register for 14 weeks of classes

Roberta will be subbing Feb 20, March 20 and 27

www.theyogaspace.ca

 

A Fresh Start

2013 is upon us….we made it, the light is coming back.

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I’m back from a lovely adventure in Bali (sunrise above) and winter retreat outside of Vancouver, feeling refreshed and excited about what’s ahead. I’ll be performing with the Vancouver Opera in the Magic Flute from March 9th-17th, finishing my Iyengar Yoga Intro 2 teacher training program in April, and was recently featured in the New York Times Magazine with Aeriosa, check it out:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/23/magazine/aeriosa-look.html?ref=magazine

My winter teaching schedule is below, I hope to see you at a class sometime soon.

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Monday evenings at Green Room Yoga:

The next session runs Monday’s January 7-February 25

2645 East Hastings Street

7:30-9:00pm Hatha Flow

At Green Room Yoga the small class size and progressive nature of a pre-registered class allows for a safe and supportive environment for deepening ones practice. This class in geared towards yoga students with some experience who would like to work on their strength, flexibility, inversions and alignment.

This is a pre-register classes with some room for drop-ins, $100/8 classes if you pre register early, $118 after.

If you are interested in attending contact alix@greenroomyoga.ca
Phone: 604-318-4066

www.greenroomyoga.ca

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East Side Yoga:

1707 Grant Street just off Commercial Drive

Thursday’s from 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

Sunday’s *****NEW TIME ***** 6-7:15pm: Slow Yoga

For drop-in and membership prices and full schedule see.

www.eastsideyoga.ca

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Wednesday’s at The Yoga Space:

The session runs January 9-April 10th

Suite 202-1715 Cook St, Vancouver

2:00-3:30pm  Iyengar Level 1

Suitable for those new to yoga, and/or new to Iyengar Yoga. Even practiced yogis will find a Level 1 class will help them discover fundamental principles that will refine their practice, and improve their other practices.  The cost is $215 pre-register for 14 weeks of classes

www.theyogaspace.ca