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BOHOdance - Embrace the Dance of Life

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Hantsport, NS:  Mondays -Hants Border Hall

Kentville, NS: Tuesdays - Rec Centre
Wolfville, NS: Thursdays - Yoga Life

BOHOdance - Class Fee's

Deanna offers a variety of class options, both in person and online. Prices will vary depending on the event. Below is a general guideline. Pricing per event will be accurate on the event calendar page.

INTRODUCTORY PRICING

BOHOdance In Person: $20.00 drop in - $15.00 pre-pay (Drop In spaces are NOT guaranteed. If the studio is full you will be unable to join. Pre- registration is recommended)
10 class card: $120.00 

What is BOHOdance?

BOHOdance is an immersive and transformative form of free-flow dance that marries the essence of bohemian philosophy with the therapeutic power of movement. This unique practice begins with deep breathwork, immediately establishing a profound connection to one's body and spirit. It is rooted in the principles of the Chakra system, aiming to facilitate the flow and release of energy from the root chakra at the base of the spine to the crown chakra at the top of the head. This energetic journey is meticulously supported by carefully selected music that embodies movement, power, release, and a deep connection with oneself and the surrounding community.

At the heart of BOHOdance is the integration of somatic movement, breathwork, yoga, and guided meditation, all of which draw upon the bohemian philosophy of living freely, embracing creativity, and valuing spiritual connection. Classes commence with a gentle warm-up, encouraging participants to tune into their bodies and present sensations. This grounding introduction paves the way for more dynamic movement sequences designed to boost cardiovascular health, facilitate the release of tension, and promote emotional catharsis.

As participants move through the session, they are guided to explore and express themselves freely, without judgment, embodying the bohemian spirit of individuality and non-conformity. The session culminates in a tranquil period of reconnection to the body in Savasana, allowing for integration of the experience and a return to stillness and peace.

BOHOdance is more than just a dance class; it is a holistic experience that nurtures the body, mind, and soul. It offers a sanctuary for those seeking to explore their inner world through the lens of bohemian philosophy, employing movement, breath, and meditation as tools for self-discovery and healing. Whether you're drawn to the physical benefits, emotional release, or spiritual awakening, BOHOdance invites you to embark on a journey of liberation and transformation.

Deanna Byrne - Founder of BOHOdance

Deanna Byrne is the visionary founder of BOHOdance, a transformative practice that merges the healing power of dance with the principles of holistic well-being. With over 25 years of experience in the healing arts, Deanna's journey is one of continuous exploration and dedication to personal growth and helping others find their path to wellness. She is certified in Belly Dance & Belly Core Fitness.

Her expertise is underpinned by a comprehensive 500-hour accreditation as a Meditation Facilitator, deepening her understanding and practice of mindfulness and inner peace. As a Yoga Practitioner, she integrates the physical with the spiritual, guiding individuals through movements that nourish both body and soul. Her skills as a Breathwork Practitioner further enhance her ability to facilitate profound healing and emotional release, drawing on the body's innate wisdom to transform and heal.

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Before venturing into the realms of meditation, yoga, and breathwork, Deanna honed her skills as a fitness trainer, where she developed a keen understanding of the body's dynamics and the critical importance of physical health as a foundation for overall well-being.

Her commitment to holistic health is further demonstrated by her completion of the program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, equipping her with the knowledge to incorporate nutritional wellness into her holistic practice. Deanna is also an accredited life coach, offering her clients personalized guidance to navigate life's challenges and achieve their personal and professional goals. Her specialization in Somatic Healing underscores her approach to wellness, emphasizing the integration of mind, body, and spirit in the healing process.

Deanna's creation of BOHOdance is a testament to her belief in the power of movement as a catalyst for healing and self-discovery. Her multifaceted expertise and compassionate approach make her a guiding light for those seeking to embark on their own journey of healing, transformation, and self-exploration.

Deanna is the visionary behind the internationally acclaimed app, Elevate With Deanna, previously known as Meditation With Deanna. This platform has resonated with audiences globally, streamed across all major platforms and reaching into 90 countries, with monthly listeners surpassing 100,000. Her ability to connect and inspire is further evidenced by her remarkable social media presence, amassing over 3 million video downloads, which showcases her as a leading voice in digital wellness content.

The Bohemian Philosophy

The bohemian philosophy is centered around a lifestyle that values freedom, creativity, and the pursuit of a non-conventional life. Rooted in the counterculture of the 19th century, it initially described artists, writers, and thinkers who lived outside the bourgeois mainstream, valuing artistic expression over material wealth and social conventions. Over time, the term "bohemian" has come to represent a broader spectrum of people who prioritize creativity, self-expression, and a deep connection with nature over societal norms and expectations.

Key elements of the bohemian philosophy include:

  • Freedom and Individuality: Bohemians highly value personal freedom and individuality. They often reject societal norms and expectations in favor of living in a way that feels true to their inner selves. This can manifest in various aspects of life, including career choices, living arrangements, and personal relationships.

  • Artistic Expression: Creativity and artistic expression are at the heart of the bohemian lifestyle. Whether through visual arts, music, writing, or other forms of creative outlets, bohemians see art as a fundamental part of life and a crucial means of self-expression and exploration.

  • Simplicity and Non-Materialism: While not necessarily eschewing all material possessions, bohemians often prioritize experiences and relationships over the accumulation of wealth and material goods. They tend to find beauty and value in simplicity and may adopt minimalist lifestyles.

  • Connection with Nature: Many bohemians have a profound appreciation for and connection to the natural world. They may seek out lifestyles that allow for a closer relationship with the environment, valuing sustainability, and often advocating for ecological and social causes.

  • Spirituality and Mindfulness: Bohemian philosophy often includes an openness to spirituality outside traditional religious structures. Practices such as meditation, yoga, and other forms of mindfulness are common, with a focus on inner peace, balance, and a deeper understanding of the self and the universe.

  • Community and Solidarity: Despite the emphasis on individuality, many bohemians also value community and the idea of living in harmony with others who share similar values. They may form or join collectives, communes, or other types of communal living arrangements that foster a sense of belonging and mutual support.

  • Adventurousness and Exploration: A love for adventure and exploration, whether through travel, trying new experiences, or challenging oneself creatively and intellectually, is a significant aspect of the bohemian lifestyle. Bohemians often seek to broaden their horizons and live a life filled with discovery.

     

In essence, the bohemian philosophy champions a life lived authentically and passionately, with an emphasis on creativity, freedom, and a deep connection with the intrinsic values that make life meaningful beyond conventional societal standards.

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