The Movement Rites (SOLD OUT for 2018)


A six week Movement-Based transformative series, supporting people to embrace change and transformation in their lives.

Through dance, ritual, art and a sweat lodge, we learn to use the ever-evolving nature of life as creative fuel for our individual and collective expression. We use Open Floor Movement Practice - a lively, sweaty, full-on dance inquiry - to come home to our bodies, release unwanted baggage and awaken the artist within. Through the Movement Rites, we will access the wisdom of the body to explore...


* What do I need to let go of to step more fully into my life?

* How can I embrace change and use it as creative fuel for transformation?

* What are the longings of my soul?



Traditionally a Rite of Passage is a community lead ceremony marking important transition periods, in a person's life, such as: birth, adulthood, marriage, having children and death. In our ever-changing modern society we are constantly presented with matters of change; in our relationships, career, identity and environment, just to name a few. In our culture we have largely lost the ceremonies and rituals marking these important moments in our lives. This series serves as a modern day rites of passage; harnessing the wisdom of our moving bodies to cross the threshold to the new undiscovered territory, that beckons us to blossom.



A sweat lodge is an ancient cleansing and healing ritual practiced by many cultures throughout the world. The intention of the ritual is on cleansing of the body, stilling of mind and connection to one’s own spirit. The Sweat Lodge will be lead by our friends at Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society.



Tuesday 31st July 7pm-9:30pm

Tuesday 7th Aug 7pm-9:30pm

Tuesday 14th Aug 7pm-9:30pm

Monday 20th Aug or Tuesday 21st Aug 6pm-9:30pm (Sweat Lodge & CERES)

Tuesday 28th Aug 7pm-9:30pm

Tuesday 4th Sept 7pm-9:30pm


Note: This is a committed series, we ask that all sessions are attended.



All sessions (except for sweat lodge) at the Abbotsford Convent

1 St. Heliers Street, Abbotsford, 3067, VIC


Sweat Lodge at CERES Community Environment Park

Cnr Roberts & Stewart Sts, Brunswick East, VIC, 3057



Full: $450

Concession: $395

Early Bird: $375 (ENDS SUNDAY 24th JUNE)

Returning Movers: $295 (35% Discount)




Note: This series counts towards 2 days of prerequisites for the Open Floor Teacher Training.