Jane Ellison

Meditating since 1984, Jane Ellison has had a lifelong passion for movement and body-mind practices. For Jane, teaching is an expression and each of her classes is dedicated to uncovering ease, well-being, joy, and freedom. Due to her passion for the Theravedan tradition, underlying all of her work is an applied philosophy rooted in Buddhadarma, which manifests as clear and helpful instructions based on mindfulness and compassion for body and mind. Jane Ellison has danced and practiced yoga since childhood, however, it was in the 1970's that she truly began to explore the world. During this time she began her long relationship with an artists' community, made the first of many trips to India, and began her research into embodied anatomy and somatic practices. In 1975, Jane Ellison became actively involved in Vancouver's Western Front, one of Canada's first artist-run centers. In 1978, it was there that she founded her dance class, affectionately known as "Boing Boing," which have become legendary and still run today. As she moved into the 1980s, Jane trained in Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge, which remains foundational to her current practice. Between 1991 and 2008, she was on faculty at Studio 58, Langara College?s acclaimed theatre school. There she developed applications of her work to train young actors.

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