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After our first Movement Rites series for emerging adults was SOLD OUT, we are excited to be offering...


A four week movement-based Rites of Passage series, resourcing people to embrace and integrate periods of transition in their lives.

What is a Rites of Passage?

Traditionally a Rite of Passage is a ceremony that marks important transition periods in a persons life, such as: birth, puberty, marriage, having children and death. In our ever-changing modern society we are constantly presented with matters of change in our relationships, career, identity and environment, just to name a few. In our culture we have largely lost the ceremonies and rituals marking these important moments in our lives. 


Through dance, ritual and the creative-arts, we learn to use the ever-evolving nature of life as creative fuel, for our individual, and collective expression. We use Open Floor Movement Practice - a lively, sweaty, full-on dance inquiry - to support us to find our ground, release unwanted baggage and awaken the artist within. 

* How can we move and include it all – feelings, other people, thoughts, wild passions, limitations?
* How can we embrace change and use it as creative fuel for transformation?
* What do we need to let go of to step more fully into our lives?
* What is my unique creative genius?

“I entered with a lot of hesitation, and left with so much satisfaction. It was an excellent opportunity to explore and challenge my boundaries in a safe and nurturing environment. A completely unpredictable and exciting journey where I could enjoy the company of myself and some new friends.” - Emma, The Movement Rites


A sweat lodge is an ancient cleansing and healing ritual practiced by many cultures throughout the world. Similar but more intense than a sauna, heated rocks are placed in an enclosed tent and water is then poured over the rocks to produce intense waves of heat. The intention of the ritual is on cleansing of the body, stilling of mind and connection to ones own spirit.
For more info, visit: http://www.sotems.com.au/sweat_lodge.htm


Common Roots is a Melbourne-based social enterprise co-founded by Henry Fowkes and Jake Potter; empowering people through movement-based Rites of Passage & Embodied Leadership Programs.


Jake & Henry are certified teachers of Open Floor Movement Practice, combining their shared passion to empower people through dance and the creative arts. 

“The kindness, gentleness, acceptance, joy and intention with which Jake and Henry guided the group is an inspiration to me as a person, facilitator and burgeoning dancer” - Anonymous, The Movement Rites


Tuesday 7th Nov 7-10pm
Tuesday 14th Nov 7-10pm
Thursday 16th or Friday 17th Nov - 6 - 9pm Sweat lodge @ Ceres (Optional)
Saturday 18th Nov 10am-5pm
Tuesday 21st Nov 7-10pm
Tuesday 28th Nov Oct 7-10pm

Full Series: $360
Concession: $330
Early Bird: $320 (closes 20th Oct)

Prerequisites: 12 hours of conscious dance experience i.e. Open Floor, 5Rhythms, Soul Motion, Movement Medicine etc.

Note: This series counts towards 3 days of prerequisites for the Open Floor Teacher Training

All sessions except for the Sweat Lodge will be held at:
Ashtanga Yoga Centre
110-112 Argyle Street Fitzroy, 3067

Apply Here: https://goo.gl/forms/eEIqyxGZE5p20nF12
or email us at info@commonroots.com.au for enquiries