Body Voice Centre

ACRO-YOGA BEGINNERS WORKSHOP 14 October 1pm to 4pm with Claire and Ronan from Spark Movement.
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts; AcroYoga is a wornderful way to connect, stretch and play. This workshop will cover fundamental flying, basing and spotting techniques so you can play with confidence. No experience necessary. Bookings and more info

CREATIVE VOICE 2-DAY WORKSHOP: LIFE THROUGH IMPROVISED SINGING October 21 & 22, 10am to 4:30pm with Hilde Knottenbelt.
Express your aliveness through voice! Explore connections between voice, body, breath and the imagination. Bring together vocalising, creativity, story telling and music making. Bring the uniqueness of your own musicality and voice to a co-created community of sound.
A two day Creative Voice offering for shower soloists, singers, improvisers, music therapists, choir leaders, voice teachers and people who love the immediacy and vitality that co-creating in the moment brings.
Fee: $295. Contact with all enquiries.

VOICE AND BODY EXPLORATION Oct - Nov series with Susan Bamford-Caleo:
designed for people wanting to develop their voice and body awareness and to play with the expressive potential of their voice. The classes will include explorations through improvisation and gestural work with a particular focus on the work of Zygmunt Molik (Grotowski Theatre Laboratory) and the extended voice work developed by Alfred Wolfson and Roy Hart.
The series begins with a weekend workshop 28-29 October, 10am to 4pm, and then you may continue over 4 Thursday evenings 7.00 to 9.30pm, November 2 to 23.
Bookings and inquiries 0428 641 515 or More here.


SATURDAY MORNING YOGA with Lisa Sommerlad from 7 October, 8:30 to 9:45am
Suitable for beginners and intermediate 15yrs+. A traditional yoga practice with an emphasis on self care. Strengthening, revitalising and relaxing.
$15/class or $50/4 class pass.
Lisa 0431 590 109


Every Wednesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Still $7

No Lights No Lycra is a casual free-form dance class in the dark for the pure joy of dancing.
There is no need to book a place,  just show up when youíre in the mood for a dance!
Bring: water bottle and comfortable clothes to dance in.

No Lights No Lycra:

  • is a place for people to come and dance freely in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol free atmosphere.
  • is an event that occurs in a dimly lit room: with the lights low people can truly dance without worrying about what they look like.
  • is a time to dance independently in the company of others - in order for people to truly lose themselves in the music it is important to keep talking to a minimum.
  • is not about technique and being a Ďgoodí dancer, itís about the experience of dancing with no one watching and the joy that this brings.
  • is a place to exercise at your own pace while having fun.
  • promotes a healthy mind and a healthy body.
  • is about making dance accessible for everyone.
  • It is an inclusive event - open to all ages, genders, backgrounds and demographics.
  • is a place to shake out the stresses of the week, let go of your inhibitions and completely be yourself.

This is a peer support group open to all new and experienced creative arts therapists and students. The group runs at 7-8.30pm on the last Sunday of each month at the Body Voice Centre 50 Wolverhampton Street, Footscray. You are welcome to attend all or any, please RSVP by filling in the 
doodle poll.

Expressive and imaginative creative dance and yoga for all boys and girls- Parent/child (18mth-2yrs), Preschooler (3-5 yrs), Preppie/Grade 1 & Primary/Grade 2+. Creative Dance and Yoga provides opportunities for childrenís confidence and self-awareness to expand through the joy of  individual creativity.
Creative dance is joyful, strengthening the mind, spirit and physical body. Each class is a balance of dynamic movement, stillness, relaxation & play. Self-expression & transformation are intrinsic. Creative Dance has its foundations in yoga. A culturally diverse & rich variation in music genres & styles inspires our artistic response & imagination. Friendly, non-competitive and non-gender specific. Gentle guidance from Lisa in the ways of physically moving & dancing are explored, by inspiring our imaginations with a different theme each class. Innovative room set-ups, evocative music & engaging props make for an exciting & fresh creative experience every time!
With certification in teaching Hatha, Ashtanga & Karma yoga, Lisa is excited to introduce a Saturday morning yoga class for 15yrs+ beginning Spring 2017.
See Lisaís
website for more details. 0431 590 109

Monthly class to grow the Westside 5Rhythms community! This class will have a SPECIAL offer attached to it - Bring a Newbie (a person who has never danced the 5Rhythms) and get a Freebie (dance this class on me!). Otherwise cost is $20 or $15 concession.
Saturdays 10.30am to 12.30pm. Next dates are 14 October, 11 November, 16 December.
Contact Lucine or 0487 697 483.

GREAT WESTERN YOGA with Fiona Garlick
You donít need to be fit, flexible or female to take our classes. Our classes are suitable for beginners and can be modified for more experience yoga practitioners. The 60 minute sessions include a series of postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayamas) and relaxation (savasana) and will improve your mental and physical health.
$15 casual, $110 for a 10-week term (unlimited classes), $95 early bird.
Sunday 8.30am, Tuesday 6.30am, Wednesday 5.30pm. See
Fionaís website for bookings.

SUN YOGA with Claire Heywood.
General Hatha yoga classes for adults taught by experienced teacher (20+ years). They are gentle and slow paced, developing a deep meditative focus that nourishes your body, heart & mind. You will strengthen & stretch, relax & focus, slow down & breathe...
Casual attendance welcome. First class FREE :-). Join anytime.
Tuesdays 6.30 to 8pm. See
Claireís website for more details or call her on 0448 074 204.

A YOGA SEED with Tess Healy
Fridays 9.30am to 10.45am in the small studio.
Restorative and slow flow yoga classes for beginners and beyond. By learning how to attune to our breath, quiet our mind and rest our body deeply, we can begin to move more mindfully and gracefully through life; both on and off the mat.
$15 casual. $12 concession/senior.
Contact Tess on 0488 774 088 or see her
website for more information

professional tuition in guitar, bass, singing, keyboards, violin, drums harmonica, sax, clarinet and even yodelling. Jenís Music School has recently become a collective rather than a formal school as Jen has relocated to Newport and Myrniong. You can still contact Jen to be matched with the best teacher for your needs, then Jen will refer you to the teacher directly to arrange your lessons. or 0413 128 052.

EDV support groups give people affected by an eating disorder the opportunity to come together with others facing similar issues. Recovery support groups are for people 18 years and older, with any type of eating disorder who have taken the first steps to recovery and want to meet others with a similar experience. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month 7pm to 9pm. See
EDV website for details.



The Body Voice Centre has two studios, a music room, and associated facilities - kitchen and toilets - which are available for hire. See here for details.

The Body Voice Centre is at 50 Wolverhampton Street, Footscray. It is close to bus routes 216, 219 and 220 that run along Queen Street in the city. It is a 10 minute walk from th Middle Footscray and West Footscray train stations, and about 15 minutes from the central Footscray station.
Parking is 2-hour in Wolverhampton Street. There is some all-day parking in Creswick Street, one street to the west.

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