Shauna is a warm & inclusive spirit. As a Group & Movement Facilitator, DJ, Activist and Catalyst for connection and joy, she uses her love of music and movement to create spaces where all can experience the many benefits of Conscious Dance & free style movement.
She began facilitating when she was 17 years old, as a ski instructor. On the ski hill, she aimed for her students to know success and experience delight in their bodies as they careened down the snow, this remains true today, less the snow. As a 5Rhythms Facilitator, Dance Temple DJ and the founder of Dance Your Ability Therapeutic Foundation Shauna provides opportunities for a large variety of people to feel welcome to dance their own unique dance on any dance floor, be it indoors, outside or online.
She creates and holds spaces that foster connection & joy.
Based in British Columbia, Canada, Shauna offers weekly public & outreach classes, workshops, retreats and Outreach Movement Facilitator Trainings. These days she is very passionate about dancing in nature, offering a variety of outdoor events.
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS INCLUDE:
• kinSHIFT Elements of Truth: BEFORE RECONCILIATION (2021)
• Music Care: Care Through Music Level I (2020)
• Kim Barthel: Trauma Informed Practice (2019)
•Yoga Outreach CoreTraining™ (2014)
• 5Rhythms® Certified Teacher (2010/11)
• Zumba Instructor (2008)
• Level I & II Ski Instructor CSIA (1989 & 1991)
• BA in Latin American Studies & Spanish (1996)
-with a Direct Studies on the Merengue Dance
• and over 23 years as a Parent.
What people have to say about Shauna...
Shauna has a true gift: in her work she is part shaman, coach, space holder, movement therapist, activist, and guide. For a special part of a therapeutic retreat, I asked Shauna to lead a group of 30 women in an evening of 5Rhythms. Her attention to the group energy, her ability to hold the space while also skillfully leading was masterful. Working with her was a highlight of the retreat for all who attended.
Shauna is a bright and sparkling dance facilitator and DJ. She brings soul and beat to a space in a graceful and engaging way. Her sharp mind, loving heart and creative humour support a wide range of experiences on the dance floors where she hosts. I highly recommend dancing with Shauna.
Shauna Devlin is a great gift to both the conscious dance community and to this world. She is generous, passionate and kind as well as being fun and very sassy. She has one of the biggest hearts I know, she cares deeply for others and is committed to making a difference. Her grounded and gentle presence encourages and inspires healing, growth readiness for change in those around her.
Shauna has a rare talent to spark the joy of movement in everyone she encounters on the dance floor. With her huge heart, she can ignite a life long passion for freedom in motion. She encourages people of all abilities to stretch and grow into the authentic dancers they truly are.
Shauna has a way of guiding the dance floor with a mix of humour, authenticity, care, and focus that my body and mind can trust and sink into. Her experience in life and on the dance floor comes through in her facilitation, and she has the ability to take people, and a group as a whole, really deep into their dance. I whole-heartedly recommend dancing with Shauna!
Dance Temple Facilitator & DJ