Core Connexion

What is Core Connexion? | Method | The Eight Keys | The 5 Levels of Intelligence | What to expect | Who participates?

At the core of each of us…

… there lives a dancer…. strong, alive, fluid, luminous and totally in synch with the rhythm of life. This energy lives at our core – no matter who we are, how we are or where we are. The 8 Core Connexion keys connect us to this life force, generating new awareness and vitality.

Through playful connection with ourselves, others, space or nature, we can find our own expression and authentic aliveness, which lies beyond gender, social roles, age, race, culture or religion… Let’s experience the magic of co-creativity that happens when a community practices together. Every BODY is part of this healing community.

Our bodies remember the Dance …

… for thousands of years humans have danced for healing, aliveness, orientation or transformation. Dance is a universal language, which takes us far beyond the spoken word.
I invite you to explore the organic movement in your body and discover your own dance and expression. You can dissolve unhealthy tension and movement patterns in the body. Core Connexion supports you to find and practice a movement repertoire that fits YOU.

Resilience from the center… The art of moving presence.

Regular practice connecting body and mind through the 8 keys, creates presence, mindfulness and resilience. Through strengthening your connection to your inner compass and GPS at your core, you create a sense of clarity, of center and well-being for yourself.

You can “dance” your life from your core.

Core Connexion is a holistic and multidisciplinary approach and offers in-depth practices to work effectively and playfully with body, awareness, movement, energy and creativity to foster well-being for yourself and your community.

“If it is not playful… it is not serious enough.” Caroline Casey

The Method

Movement – Presence – Creativity

Core Connexion is the essence of my 30 years of experience in movement, dance, psychology, brain science, biology, the martial arts, wisdom traditions and meditation.

In gratitude for my own healing path I have collected and combined those techniques which have proven to be the most useful, important and fun to make them available for others: the map of the 8 Core Connexion Keys…
This interdisciplinary approach invites your creative and playful spirit and develops inner resources and tools to benefit your whole being – on and off the dance floor.

The 8 Core Connexion keys…

… open the gates to presence to prepare body and mind to move together. They guide you on your creative movement journey and into dancing your life.

Each key is like a window into the energy system of the body, connecting us with our aliveness in the present moment and our physical, energetic, intellectual and spiritual resources at the core. They can be applied to work on the dance floor and every day life!

“Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” Pina Bausch

Core Connexion on the 5 Levels of Intelligence

Bodily intelligence: CC builds body awareness and movement repertoire through somatic techniques and CC key movement sequences, movement studies and improvisation

Emotional intelligence: CC explores the emotional landscape through gesture, intensity and quality of movement, color, sound and word. Movement and emotion have an organic feed back loop.

Mental intelligence: CC presents theoretical concepts, offers intelligent ways to process, share and integrate the movement experience.

Spiritual intelligence: We build a regular practice, where each person finds his/her individual expression between the mundane and the universal. We develop our inner witness.

Community intelligenceUbuntu (Zulu: I am because we are): Each persons individual growth and awareness has an effect on the bigger community. Through playful interaction in a group or in nature we can learn about our belonging to humanity, the principles of conscious communication, co-creativity and co-operation.

When the 5 levels of our intelligence – body, emotions, mind, spirit and community – are unified and in harmony we can experience a deep sense of connection, presence and timelessness. These are the wonderful “core experiences” that we all long for.

At the Core of every Body is the Dance

What to expect from a Core Connexion Session


Core Connexion basic and weekly practice
In a Core Connexion session we start by connecting with body, breath and sensation, inviting presence and creative expression from within. Through the choice of theme and music, each session is carefully sequenced for playful individual and group connection, co-creation, exploration and aliveness.
To integrate the dance journey, depending on the event, we use drawing, writing or sharing as tools.

Who participates?

This practice is for every BODY – no matter what size, age or level of fitness. It is also appropriate for the seeing impaired or people with certain physical limitations. Please consult us before coming.

The size of our groups varies from 5 to 100 people, depending on the event. The age of our participants ranges between twenties into the eighties. Groups for children can be organized as well.

Just bring yourself, a willingness to move and an openness to what happens in the moment.

Come as you are …

CoreConnexion can relate to anyone at any stage on their journey... the teachings do not judge, instead they are timeless and offer an opportunity to create space within for continual growth as deep as the individual chooses to go.

Rakka Henderson, Calgary