2022 Event Archives

In May

Saturday May 7,  8-10pm
BLOSSOMS & BLISS: Spring Dance with Dancing Wolf & Mary Lloyd

Come Burst into Spring, indoors w speakers, outdoors w headsets.

We are happy to announce that there will be a Blossoms and Bliss Dance Sat. May 7th in THE SANCTUARY at the Church of Truth, 111 Superior St. in the James Bay neighbourhood. Mary Lloyd, from Silent DJ Victoria, and Dancing Wolf, from the One Heart Dances are teaming up to offer up ‘Blossoms and Bliss’, a high energy mixed tempo World Fusion smorgasboard of sonic delights. We will be Spinning the Sparkle from 8-10pm. Wolfy will be bringing his great new sound system and we will provide the option of silent disco headsets & outdoor dance for those who wish. We are blessed to have a bellydance offering from TAIYA and we’ll end in a closing Gratitude circle. Hope you can join us.

Mary and Wolf compliment each other’s style with their love of World Fusion and community-building— she, alway finding great tunes for her weekly Beach Bliss! Dances and monthly Full Moon Dances & more and he always researching gems for his Cortes radio shows, Gaia Grooves & The Muse’s Garden on cortesradio.ca and drawing from his vast collection of sonic jewels gleaned from over 20 years of hosting the One Heart Dances in Victoria. Come early, at 8pm, and join us to celebrate Spring and each other, ’til 10pm.

Sliding Scale $15-$30. Reserve on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/321163888837 or by etransfer to info@silentdjvictoria.com, or Drop-In, space permitting (Regular $20, Supported $15-$19, Supporting Another Dancer $21-30)

Saturday May 9 – Experiential, Online prep and integration May 6, May 12
Holotropic Breathwork™ and Soul Collage® Workshop

Dive beneath the everyday surface of consciousness to access the power within through a combination of holotropic breathwork and soul collage. The Grof approach using sustained, deep breathing and a musical soundscape to generate extraordinary states of consciousness that is drug free yet comparable to the use of sacred and psychedelic medicines. The SoulCollage process is used to prepare for the inner journey and after, to continue to express and explore the experience. Together they make visible what is invisible. This one-day experiential workshop will be extended through 2 evening online prep and integration meetings May 6 and May 12.

Additional info
Location: Church of Truth near Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria.
The cost of $267.50 includes GST, a light meal and snacks throughout the day.
More information will be provided on registration. If you have any questions contact Carolyn at carolyngreen@shaw.ca or 2505074557.
Preregister Here (https://thesecretofbreath.com/workshops)
More info is available at these links on
Holotropic Breathwork: https://thesecretofbreath.com/what-holotropic-breathwork
SoulCollage: https://soulcollage.com/

May 13 – 15, 2022 Write Your Way In Weekend Retreat With Deepam (Susan) Wadds
Times: Friday, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sunday, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Come, dive in for three days of writing in community with generative writing, sharing, deep listening, and supportive feedback. Various tactile, visual, and poetic prompts fuel the imagination and drive the pen.

All levels of confidence are welcome. This non-residential retreat is delivered in a safe and inclusive environment using the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method of workshop facilitation.


susan@writeyourwayin.ca  705-323-4903

Sat. May 14, 8-10pm
“SANCTUARY”: a Live Instrument ECSTATIC DANCE & concert with PROSAD

$20-$25-$30 by etransfer to info@silentdjvictoria.com or on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/328382439717

Step in to this unique opportunity to dance to the musical artistry of internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, PROSAD!

After many years of sitar study and festival performances around the world, Prosad created a one-man show featuring guitar, sitar, Indian flute, didgeridoo and lead vocals with layered harmonies. From lush soundscapes, to contagious reggae grooves and inspiring lyrics, Prosad loops everything live and takes you on a journey of the soul. Come dance to this musical journey of the spirit!

Prosad lives an inspired life filled with spirit and good vibrations. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music.

On stage, Prosad is far outnumbered by his musical instruments but he brings them all together with live looping; recording guitar, layered vocals, flute, didgeridoo and more while soloing and singing over his spontaneous creations. He has performed all over the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, India and Europe.

Prosad has composed music for two Hollywood films; his song “Byron Bay” was featured in the movie The Love Guru, with Mike Myers. He also also composed the complete score for the independent film, Nice2MeetU and he has performed and recorded with great artists such as Grammy Award winner Chris Berry and Australian legend Xavier Rudd (on his album Spirit Bird). He studied with the same sitar teacher as George Harrison.

Prosad’s intention is to create a spiritual vibration in his music by blending sitar and other ancient instruments with uplifting lyrics, world-reggae vibes and messages of hope and rising into our personal power.

You are warmly invited to come soak in the good vibes and dance. There will be a few spots to sit on cushions or a chair to watch the concert, as well our ecstatic dance space.

This is an indoor dance with a great sound system.

Brought to you by COLLECTIVE JOY DANCE http//:www.silentdjvictoria.com

Friday, May 20, 7 – 9:30 pm.
Memory & Imagination – Write Your Way In Evening Workshop 
~ facilitated by Deepam (Susan) Wadds

Join me for an evening of writing in a safe environment with others who love the written word. Various tactile, visual, and poetic prompts fuel the imagination and drive the pen. You will have the opportunity to read your freshly generated work and receive supportive feedback.

These workshops, led in the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method of workshop facilitation, are for writers at all levels of confidence and skill.

Each stand-alone workshop offers unique prompts and encouraging feedback in a safe environment.

https://writeyourwayin.ca/event-registration/   susan@writeyourwayin.ca   705-323-4903

In March

Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: noon to 1 pm
Meditative Piano Lunch Hour

By Donation

Bring your lunch and listen to piano music
provided by Michelle Ginting
Host: Andrew Ginting.
Tea will be provided





Sunday, 6 March 2022, 2 p.m.
The Funeral of Gwenneth Lucille Mackie, U.E, lead by Christopher Mackie of Carrickbraith, U.E.

Information/Registration: glmackie@representative.com

Wednesdays, March 16, 23, 30: 7 pm
Contact Improvisational Dance Practice Group

with Stuart Phillips


open to all

Friday, March 25,  4 – 6 pm

Mohanji is a well-known humanitarian who has dedicated his life to serving the world. In 2003 he founded Ammucare (www.ammucare.org) and ACT Foundation (www.actfoundation.org) with the purpose of empowering the helpless through food, shelter, education, clothing and healthcare.

Mohanji subsequently founded the Mohanji Foundation in 2012, which has its headquarters in Switzerland. It is active across five continents, officially registered in 16 countries and has a regular presence in over 90 countries. The foundation consolidates all the practices, meditations, kriyas and teachings that Mohanji has shared.

Mohanji is a spiritual inspiration for many around the world. He has always maintained that “My religion is Humanity and my path is Ahimsa (non-violence)”. His core teaching is simply “Be You.” Accept, understand, recognize and express your uniqueness into the world.
Eric Elbers

In February

Saturday Feb 5th 2022, 10am-5pm
Stepping Into Your Essence Retreat  Facilitators: Linda Mackie, Ame-Lia Tamburrini and Brett Macdonald

This is a one-day retreat where you can discover and celebrate your true essence. A day where you can ultimately let go of those nagging stories that hold you back so that you can fully accept and embrace all of who you are and the future version of yourself you want to become! If desired, this is a perfect prequel to a personal branding or portrait photoshoot with Linda Mackie Creative. Join us for a beautiful day of laughter, vulnerability and new connections.. both with yourself and with the group!

* 6-8 Participants * Catered Lunch + Snacks * Before + After Portrait including 2 Digital Images * A $50 Gift Voucher Towards a Branding or Lifestyle Shoot with Linda * Circle Introductions + Dialogue * Engaging Play + Laughter * Vision + Journaling Exercises * Empowerment Tools to Serve You After the Workshop

$549 + tax

BONUS: Book the retreat and a photoshoot with Linda and receive an additional image valued at $250!



In January

Saturday, January 15/22, 10 am to 4 pm
Air, Water, Earth and Fire with Indrus Piche

Couples are invited to participate in Air on Saturday, January 15th, where we’ll learn the art of conscious communication — speaking and listening from the heart.

For details, click on the poster to see it in full size.