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I love life and everything in it. It's fun, and really, it's all about the love.

Hoop Dreaming: 3 Days of Hoop DANCE!

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We are thrilled to announce our upcoming event: Hoop Dreaming!

This will be our first three day hoop intensive, March 29th- 31st, 2019 hosted in Edmonton by Kacie Beluse Knight.

We will be diving deep into the DANCE of creation, blending hoop technique and flow with conscious dance.  The elemental forces of creation; Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit will be our guides. These elements of our outer world mirror our inner world, representing the physical, mental, emotional, action and expressive realms within us.

There will be badass hooping along with a leveling up of the connection between your body, mind and soul as we dance our dreams into being.

Early Bird tickets on sale now: http://site-1561053-758-3639.strikingly.com/

More details about the event can be found here.

 

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New Movement Arts & Healing Fall Series

We are beyond excited to be partnering up with Stephanie (Aurora Flowrealis) for a new Fall series on Thursdays, from 7-8 pm Oct 4- Nov 22, 2018 at West Meadowlark Hall.

From Hip Hop and Hula hooping to Conscious Dance, Prop Manipulation and Movement Meditation, each class will have a different focus allowing us to explore new pathways of movement in fun and unique ways. Moving in new ways builds confidence, reduces stress, increases neuro-plasticity, improves mood, increases fitness, allows for creative self-expression and is a whole lot of fun.

$10 per class for WMCL Members, $15 per class for non-members

Register online

No experience necessary, just come with comfortable clothes and an open mind. Each class can stand alone as a one-time drop-in experience, but themes and skills from each class will build on the preceding class, culminating in a celebratory disco party on our last night.

Summer Dance Programs

Hip Hop, Hoop Dance, Disco Parties & More

Kacie is available to bring the fun (and the funk!) to your location for hour long, half or full day workshops, full of music and entertainment for people of all ages. We  provide everything you need including lights, music and sound.

Now Booking for Summer 2017!

Contact us at 780.863.5178 or dancingintobeing@gmail.com

Hoop Dance

Waist Hooping| Off-Body | Freestyle

Learn to put different moves into magical combos! This class includes a demo, warm up, and tricks for every level of ability. Guaranteed to get everybody dancing with a hoop.  Ages 5 +

Hip Hop

Choreography| Freestyle| Games

Funky, easy to learn dance routines to songs that will get the kids moving and grooving. Class includes a warm up, learning a combo, and dance games. Ages 3 +

Disco Party

Lights| Music| Games

Celebrate the summer with a dance party filled with disco lights, great tunes, fun games and an out of this world LED hoop performance.  Ages 3 +

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My Magical Creation

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Photo by Stephanie T.Photography

 

I have been lost in the most blissful, amazing and challenging time of my life, completely captivated by this magical being from the stars that I am so honored to call my daughter. She’s almost 4 months old, and things are finally settled enough into the new normal that I even thought of my blog. I figured it was time to introduce you to Charlie Starfire!

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Photo by Stephanie T.Photography

If you want more beautiful, captivating shots of her freshly evicted from my womb (two weeks after our guess date), you can see the amazing set at Stephanie T. Photography’s blog,  If you are in the Edmonton Area, I can’t recommend Steph enough. She’s a joy to work with. It’s tougher than you think to get these adorable shots!  In the first one, my husband is actually laying under that blanket.

The experience of becoming a mother is all encompassing. It’s the most potent transformation I can think of, and it has been incredible, exceeding all of my expectations. I tried to prepare myself for how hard it would be, and since I was 15 and a half when my triplet siblings were born I had a very real idea of just how crazy it could get. Since there is only one of Charlie, I have been pleasantly surprised by the whole thing. Sure, there are times that have been tough, but I guess I wasn’t factoring how much the love overwhelms the rest of it. I also didn’t realize just how tough and isolating it can be with how spread my family is. It is the craziest, most wonderful roller coaster ride I could have imagined.

I could write and rhapsodize about motherhood endlessly, but her nap will only be so long, and momma needs to eat too.

 

 

 

Dancing In Stillness, Welcoming Spring!

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I haven’t posted since the winter solstice. How interesting the first time I’ve been inspired to write again is the first day of spring! I’ve been spending all my time and energy gestating what will be my most beautiful creation, the little love warrior I’ve been dancing into being.

I’m 39 weeks pregnant today, and I’ve been feeling heavy. Mostly physically, but occasionally mentally and spiritually as well. Growing a person is energetically demanding and incredibly grounding. It feels a little too grounding for me at times. Having to slow down (way, way down) and surrender to stillness is a challenge for my fiery nature. I find myself occasionally getting frustrated with my bodies need for so much rest. I usually use activity, especially dance, to move through my emotions and balance my mood.  I was able to dance, move and work with more grace and ease than I expected to, right up until I finished teaching mid February but now seems like the distant past. This last month has been a process of accepting that in order to honor my body and take care of myself and the baby, I need to let go of the need I normally have to sweat it out.  I’m trying to remember I can get my dance on it other ways.

This morning, when I awoke and thought about the day ahead, time stretched out in a seemingly endless fashion before me. I’ve finished my to-do list, and the empty time seemed daunting. Then I found in my email inbox the first day of a new 21 day meditation experience with Deepak and Oprah called Shedding The Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit that I had signed up for a few weeks ago. Today’s meditation was called ‘Finding The Lightness In Your Life.’ It was amazing, beautiful and perfect timing as the The sun just moved into Aries and the wheel of the year has just turned to Spring. Personally, I really, really needed the reminder.

I don’t have a daily sitting meditation practice, but I’ve been meditating in some form for about 17 years and it never ceases to amaze me how beautiful it can be. I so often choose movement meditation over one sitting in stillness and I forget how good stillness can be. In today’s meditation, the mantra quickly fell away and I saw myself shedding the heavy, dense energy that had hardened around me over the last while. It cracked off in bits and pieces, revealing the brilliant light body underneath. I was reminded we are all the embodiment of conscious light, radiant stars that come to play and learn in this dense physical realm. I felt connected to all light everywhere in the universe and could feel myself as the rays of the sun shining down on the earth. As this light, I was pure love and compassion, and as I touched the faces of the beings on the planet, my heart overflowed with love for them all. I felt myself as every star in the multiverse, and the unending light of love flowing through every dimension. Back in my body, I could see the light of my daughter glowing within me, a soft golden glow, different in quality from my light, and I was once again reminded she’s coming here to teach me how to love in an even bigger way. I can’t wait to have my heart cracked open to experience these new dimensions of love and to dance with her in my arms.

I’ll be taking a hiatus from teaching until January 2017, but when I return, I will have so much more light and  love to share with you all. I can’t wait to dance with you again! Until then, if you want to get your hoop on, there are still classes happening with Infinity Hoopdance.

Wishing you all a Happy Spring!

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Photo by Stephanie T. Photography

 

 

 

Solstice Self Care Special

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As the nights grow longer and the solstice approaches, our natural inclination is to slow down,  spend time relaxing, hibernating and turning inwards. Unfortunately for our natural rhythm, this time of year seems to get busier than ever with all kinds of holiday extras, parties and obligations. We race around  and have less time for ourselves and less time to listen to our inner voices. We typically eat and drink to excess, get less sleep, spend less time outside, and often spend less time on self care, just when we need it most. It’s so easy to fall of out balance.

This December, I want to offer you a way to take some time for yourself, honoring and nurturing your body, mind and soul with a two hour soul reading and energy healing session devoted to re-balancing your essence by tuning into to where you’re at right now, and where your soul wants to head. We’ll use the elemental forces of creation to tap into messages from the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and action realms to find out where you need more focus, or support, and we will align, re-balance and upgrade your energetic field.  Through this process, you will be able to clarify what you want to create  in your life over the next year. This could be anything from greater physical health, better relationships, more abundance, or  perhaps a deeper spiritual practice.

You can then use this clarity to plant the seeds for whatever creation you desire during the upcoming solstice, December 21st. The darkest time of the year is actually the most potent and ripe with creative potential. The intentions you set at this time will germinate, grow and ripen over the course of the year.

This powerful creation magic works best when we are in balance, body, mind and soul. Working with the archetypal forces of Creation: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit allows us to find that balance, and I would be honored to guide you through the process!

This Two-Hour Elemental Solstice Soul Care  Session with me is normally $222, but as my holiday gift to you, and the world, I’m booking a limited number of sessions for $88 (incl. GST).   If you’d like a one of my other sessions, such a soul ceremony, they are 25% off right now!

To book call Kacie at 780-863-5178 or email dancingintobeing@gmail.com

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Sweat Your Prayers, Dance For Peace

 

Last week, I attended a beautiful meditation for world peace on November 11th, 2015. Two days later the Western world was rocked when the terrorists attacked Paris (I only heard about the earlier Beirut attacks after that).

It was so difficult to wrap my mind around.  Violence in the Middle East always seems so far removed, but Paris…. I grew up learning all about France, in school, in countless movies and books, through the food I eat and the wine I drink. I have spent time there, and since I speak French, I feel a kinship with the place, in a way I don’t always feel with the far flung reaches of the globe where I’ve never been.

The news of the attacks hit me, and a whole lot of people I know hard. I cried, and wondered how it could happen, why and how could we stop it from happening again? What can we do? I became more educated about what has been happening in other areas of the world, the things our media doesn’t always report and my heart grew heavier still. Then people began reacting in fear,  with many condemning the people who need our compassion the most and my heart felt like it might break.

I refuse to let this harden my heart, or to change what I believe. I know that peace is possible, but we will never defeat darkness and hate with more of the same. Only light can drive out the darkness and only love can conquer fear and hate. This world needs more love, not less. More compassion, not less. More understanding of each others humanity, not alienation and xenephobia.

These terrorists use, well, terror because their hearts are hurting so badly that lashing out in anger is the only thing that might bring them some relief from the pain of their lives. How many of us can even comprehend suffering of that magnitude. Their pain is immense and must seem practically insurmountable.

I, and so many of the people around me are lucky enough to have lives filled with joy and love. Our basic needs are beyond met and we have the room in our lives for fun, and creative self expression. Heck, I get to dance for a living, and dancing is my living praying. It’s how I connect with all that is. It fills me up with so much love and joy that it just burst out of me.

I am lucky enough to be able to facilitate this joyful movement for others as well. In my Hoop Flow class last night, our theme was Dancing Your Essence. We were moving with the intention of expressing our unique light. We moved through several exercises, including Sway and some blindfolded hoopdance, and went into a 25 minute dance journey with a wide variety of music, allowing our bodies to move and interpret the tracks in whatever way authentically arose. We moved through melancholy, desperate, sad music into the hopeful, happy and joyful. You could feel the energy in the room shift, and the happier the music, the higher the vibration. People were grinning from ear to ear, myself included as I felt overwhelmed with gratitude for this kind of healing tool .

After a short rest, we concluded our dance journey with a song dedicated to world peace. With our intention, we filled up our hearts with so much love that it just couldn’t be contained, and then sent it out into the world around us. This was the track we danced to: https://soundcloud.com/revolvr/youve-got-the-love-remix

We can begin to change the world by starting with our own hearts. First emptying them out, through our movement, sweat and tears. Then filling them up with so much love and light that it just spills out of you. Then from that place of fullness, you can go out into the world to do your work. Obviously it isn’t enough to just pray and dance. There is work to do on the ground. This is how I start though. This is how I do my healing work for my own heart, filling it with love, music, movement, joy, compassion, community and gratitude. This is also part of my work out in the world. Helping others fill  up their hearts, filling up their cup so it’s overflowing with love, so they too can go out into the wider world and meet all those they meet with love as well, treating each person with dignity, respect and compassion.

It starts right here, and begins with you.  Paraphrasing the wise words of Gabrielle Roth, healing happens when you lovingly move through your pain, sweat your prayers and let go of the past. Once we have done this, our hearts are open, full of love and  we can work together to create peace on earth.

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11:11 Meditation For World Peace & Scorpio New Moon

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Today, November 11th, is Remembrance Day.  The day we honor all those who have served our country, and all those who have been affected by war.

Many of us have the day off, but regardless, I hope that we all take some time today to sit in stillness, even just for a minute, in meditation or prayer, thinking of world peace.

It’s not as far fetched as one might think. While our media showers us with images of violence and war constantly, the world is actually more peaceful now than it may have ever been. We are now so interdependent, and connected, growing more so every day that for many nations it would be unthinkable to go to war against each other. The European Union is a great example. We are slowly getting there, and the more loving, peaceful intention we send out into the world, the faster it will happen.

Today is also the Scorpio new moon.  A new moon is a powerful time to set an intention, but this Scorpio new moon is  “….creating an opening for us to shapeshift into a new form. Scorpio embodies the cycle of transformation and her magic medicine teaches us how to shed outmoded forms of being in order to rise to new heights.” – Mystic Mamma

As we meditate and pray for world peace,  we must recognize that change comes from within. Indeed, our inner worlds are all that we can control, and  inner peace and self mastery at the individual level is how we get to world peace on the global scale.

You as an individual have the power to create this shift on a global scale. What happens in our hearts sends ripples out into the world around us. As within, so without.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” -Mahatma Ghandi

Join us today, as we use the energy of the stars and our collective consciousness to wish, pray, hope and believe in peace, for all of humanity.

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November/December Hoopdance

 

Photo by Cadencia Photography
Photo by Cadencia Photography

We’re so excited to be teaching weekly hoopdance classes once again with Infinity Hoopdance! There are 4 classes to choose from, something for every hooper!

On Monday nights we will be at our beautiful new location, Meadowlark Community Hall, with gorgeous high ceilings and surround sound!

There will be a beginner class from 6:00-7:30 and our new multi level flow class from 7:45- 9:15!  Beginner classes will The multi level class will have less emphasis on tricks, with more exercises designed to help you dance your essence and find your flow.

We will still be running our Thursday night classes at King Edward Hall in Bonnie Doon, with the beginner class running from 6:00 pm to 7:30, and the Intermediate/Advanced class from 7:45 to 9:15. The intermediate/advanced class is suitable for anyone who has taken two beginner series, or is quite comfortable with off and on body tricks.

All classes have an emphasis on deepening your connection to your body, mind and soul, offering you opportunities to dance your essence, while partnering with your hoop. Every class will begin with a short centering meditation, guided movement exercises, instruction on new tricks and some jam time to simply dance and play!

http://www.infinityhoopdance.com/classes-2/

 

Upcoming Hoop Dance Workshops

Photo by Cadencia Photography
Photo by Cadencia Photography

We’ve been spending a glorious summer teaching hoop dance at YMCA out of school care programs all over Edmonton during the days, and we’re thrilled to be offering a few  exciting evening hoop dance classes this August. There are still a few spaces left for these classes, but our beginner hoop dance class is sold out, and we won’t be surprised if these fill up quickly!

– Multi Level Twins & Minis – August 20 @ 7:45-9:45pm

– Flips, Folds & Fancy Flails – August 27 @ 7-9pm

CHILDREN’S HOOPING WORKSHOP:

– Hooping for Kids! – August 20 @ 6-7:30pm

READ ON TO LEARN MORE!

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MULTI LEVEL TWINS & MINIS

REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
http://www.infinityhoopdance.com/classes-2/upcoming-workshops/multi-level-minis-twins/

Are you ready to take your off body twin hooping to the next level? This class will be full of drills, thrills and challenges for both the beginner and intermediate twin spinner. We will be exploring things like weaves, caps, flowers and more!

Prerequisites: Forward and Backward weaves with ONE hoop

– Thursday, August 20
– 7:45-9:45 pm
– King Edward Park Hall (7708-85 Street)
– $25 before August 10 using the coupon code “SUMMER2015″
– $30 after August 10 or without code

REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
http://www.infinityhoopdance.com/classes-2/upcoming-workshops/multi-level-minis-twins/
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FLIPS, FOLDS & FANCY FLAILS

REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
http://www.infinityhoopdance.com/classes-2/upcoming-workshops/flips-folds-fancy-flails/

This multilevel hoop workshop is all about adding a little more pizazz to your practice. Axis flips, twists, Z-spins and folds all add dynamic flair to your movements, and will seriously spice up your transitions between planes.

Prerequisite: Basic vertical and horizontal hand hooping

– Thursday, August 27
– 7-9 pm
– King Edward Park Hall (7708-85 Street)
– $25 before August 17 using the coupon code “SUMMER2015″
– $30 after August 17 or without code

REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
http://www.infinityhoopdance.com/classes-2/upcoming-workshops/flips-folds-fancy-flails/
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HOOPING FOR KIDS!

REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
http://www.infinityhoopdance.com/classes-2/upcoming-workshops/hooping-for-kids/

In this play shop, children aged 8-12 will be introduced to both on and off body hooping and will also be taken through a series of movement exercises and games that are designed to gain them proficiency in hoop dance while exploring creative movement and storytelling with their hoops! This workshop is suitable for all levels.

– Thursday, August 20
– 6-7:30 pm
– King Edward Park Hall (7708-85 Street)
– $17 before August 10 using the coupon code “HOOPKIDS2015″
– $20 after August 10 or without code

REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
http://www.infinityhoopdance.com/classes-2/upcoming-workshops/hooping-for-kids/