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Primordial Movement EarthDance

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Movement is as essential to Life as breathing. Dynamic expressions for healing, energizing, releasing and taking us into deeper spiritual connection with Self and Nature.  

The Primordial Movement EarthDance blends the spontaneity of nature-connected Dance with the original movement of creation – the Wave Motion.

Liquid, organic wave movements, breath and sound nurture a deep sense of aliveness and connection to the larger Earth systems that we are so intimately part of. Wave-motion is the movement of the Wind, Sea, Water and Land – and - the essential movement of our organism. The biological flow of these rippling movements govern the health of every system in our bodies. They direct the rhythms of our digestive systems, organs, circulation; affect the flow of thought, creativity, emotion and sexuality.  This intrinsic movement evokes the wisdom that swims in our cells, connecting us with the underlying creative matrix of Earth and animating force of Life.  When this movement is stuck, so are we.

 “The night sky, wind, sea and the land, each of these reveals cosmic powers that we are to have and become.” ~ Brian Swimme

Through organic, spontaneous movement and dance processes we enter the fluidity of being alive, shattering the borders between body, heart, mind, Self, Earth and Universe.  In dance we fall in love with the spirit in all things, and remember our oneness with all Life. Connecting with the elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether, releases their primal forces. What has been asleep, wakes up. We feel freer, able to greet each situation with fresh assurance and a sense of adventure. Through ritual dance processes we learn to direct these energies for healing and positive change.

Held within ritual space, self-paced and intuitively centered, this experience encourages authentic, spontaneous and imaginative exploration. Primordial Movement EarthDance invites you to shed the skin of cultural hypnosis and fear, and reconnect with your magnificent authentic Self.  

"The Primordial Movement EarthDance was a game changer for allowed me to actually experience the Elements within my body and deepen my connection to their power.  Lorena facilitates with grace and wisdom, she creates a safe container for all to be fully authentic and to re-discover your essence." ~ Sherri

"Thank you for showing me the way to connect with Nature's powerful healing energy." Katie

The Benefits

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  • • Restores vitality & an extraordinary sense of well-being
  • • Cultivates self love & compassion
  • • Develops 'Felt Awareness', 
  • • Integrates the Body-Mind connection
  • • Rebuilds trust in ones interconnected wisdom
  • • Supports the release of stress & tension  
  • • Improves circulation & the immune response
  • • Awakens bio-intelligence, creativity & intuition  
    "Your example is the ultimate inspiration for me. You walk your talk! I now understanding Who I Am through the Elements. It is a gift to myself & hopefully my environment." Lynn

Who Will Benefit?

Primordial Movement EarthDance offers long-term benefits for anyone who want to:

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• Create a more flexible, open & fluid organism 
• Rejuvenate, regenerate & re-connect
• Reclaim your ecological roots & the power this holds for you
• Develop mindfulness & inner peace
• Cultivate eco-spiritual awareness 
• Renew in a supportive, safe and loving environment

This process can be incorporated as one's primary practice or incorporated in what you already do to take your existing practice to another level.

"These practices and philosophies helped me strengthen trust in myself and surrender to my inner wisdom." -Jenna  

What happens in Primordial Movement EarthDance  


An Experience To Renew and Reconnect with Self & Nature

The workshop offers you time and space to be in an atmosphere where tension can melt; where you become more resonant, open and receptive to what is life sustaining; a space where your capacity to replenish and renew is ignited.

Primordial Movement EarthDance is an organic process that requires deep listening to what is needed in the moment. For this reason every workshop is unique, depending upon the experience and needs of the participants. We encourage authentic, spontaneous and expressive explorations.  Incorporating feelings, memories, and creative impulses are welcomed elements in creating the matrix for your practice.

A General flow:  

Each workshop will include instruction, a diverse spectrum of subtle and dynamic movement processes. interactive dialogue  and integration time.

Workshops and trainings are taken outdoors as much as possible to re-attune to the animating forces of Life, or done in our cozy, wood-stove heated teaching Lodge. 

Primordial Movement is part of the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings.  

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"Movement and dance are, for me, the language of the soul. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience. In it the creator and the thing created are one." Lorenna

Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera, founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, and co-director with her husband Shantree of The Living Centre (est.1983), has followed her own wild heart to grow Earth centered training pathways that support the shift in consciousness needed to heal our alienation from the natural world. For over 25 years Lorenna has mentored ‘change makers’ from all walks of life. Her teachings support the reclaiming of our birthright as ecological beings, and with it an Earth-honouring vision that is centered in a practical spirituality.

She is co-founder and director with her husband Shantree of The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute. Lorenna is a Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator and Sevenfold Path of Peace coach with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels.

Her work is inspired by the teachings of indigenous cultures, Joanna Macy - The Work that Reconnects, Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper of Continuum, Gabrielle Roth, the new science of Living Systems and the cosmological work of Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry.

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Register for the Primordial Movement EarthDance Series


July 22 & 23, 2017
November 25 & 26

Saturday: $175
Saturday & Sunday: $250

Saturday: 9:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:30 am to 5pm.

Includes: Organic vegan lunches provided. Sunday dinner will be a potluck.
Does not include: taxes, accommodations or transportation. 

This workshop can be taken on its own or as a part of the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings 4-Part Eco-Spiritual Pathway

Payment can be made through 'PayPal' below, or by certified cheque. Please make cheque payable, adding the 13% hst tax, to The Living Centre and send to: 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3


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Primordial Movement – What People are Saying

Dancer"My time doing the Shamanu - Primordial Movement EarthDance processes with Lorenna gave me so much more than I had expected - not only physical but emotional & spiritual aspects of my life have been altered & enhanced, I think permanently. Lorenna's deeply caring & patient guidance make me want to learn more from her & return again to such a healthy & beautiful place." ~Sarah

"Thank you so much for sharing your nurturing and healing practice. I have learned soooo much and feel way more connected to myself and life." - Kathleen

"Lorenna is an amazing  teacher...she shares great wisdom on a spiritual level, while guiding us through movement processes in a very practical & gentle way." Jayme

"The practices that Lorenna teaches such as movement, sounding & breath techniques are so amazing in that they really support me when I go through tough emotions…..they also have the practical side effect of keeping my body, mind and spirit fit & flexible in all ways too." ~ Kim

"The moment I saw the movement, I strongly resisted. I have always been detached from my body but even though it scared me, I knew this was something I needed. Through movement, sound & breath techniques, Lorenna’s loving guidance created a safe environment that allowed me to knock down my walls and face the unknown with trust.  Physically I feel stronger, my body is opening up and telling me things that I’ve never noticed. Emotionally, I’m connecting deep within myself and starting to heal deep-rooted issues. Spiritually, I’m connecting with our world and the elements on a higher level knowing this wave is a part of everything and therefore so am I. I am still in wonder of what this movement can do and I’m so thankful to have this amazing present" ~ Andrea

"I woke up this morning at 4:30, and had an amazing feeling during my Primordial Movements practice. I felt like I was speaking to my heart for the first time." Angie


"Primordial Movement EarthDance have re-created a language and communication with my emotional and spiritual self through my physical being. Through the movement I have experienced a greater balance and a connection with myself that allows me to feel and understand the more universal truths within me. And all done in pleasure. Thank you." Tara

"Thank you for the amazing classes. I was in heaven with the 'work' we did!  I am grateful that this is your life's work.  It is powerful and makes a great difference in the world."  Joanna

"The Shamanu practices are incredible...I'm so glad that I have stuck with it. I was resistant at first. This 'secret' that I had buried in my body was still as fresh as it had been the day I locked it there. I thought I had thrown away the key, but this time as it came to light, I embraced it, moved into it and let myself be earthdancewitness to it...and the release that it brought was nothing short of a miracle."  Jaime 

¨Primordial Movement and sound have been the key to physical and emotional well being for me. I embrace it fully and am totally thankful to you as I know in my heart I am on the right journey now and am loving the total process.¨~Beth  

"I had a rough night, my emotions were all over. Ny mind was racing. I finally got up and did the program you gave me. WOW! Two hours passed before I knew it, and I felt so centered/connected. It was unbelievable!!!! I feel soooo good!!" A.M.

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"My experience with Shamanu & Primordial Movement has been very beautiful. It has re-created a language and communication with my emotional and spiritual self through my physical being. Through the movement I have experienced a greater balance and a connection with myself that allows me to feel and understand the more universal truths within me. It has been the reclaiming of a very powerful tool for understanding and expressing my true nature, as I strive to live to my fullest potential."~Tara Peters

"This was a very empowering and awakening experience. These processes helped me strengthen trust in myself and surrender to my inner wisdom. Lorenna's great guidance helped me go into the unknown, meet what blocks me and hold sacred space for myself. Lorenna is a gifted teacher and facilitator and The Living Centre environment is transformative." Dawn