Hi there, I’m Eden and its lovely you’re here.
I am a dance/movement therapist and a PhD student. I grew up dancing from a young age and was classically trained in many dance styles (jazz, tap, ballet, modern, contemporary). I have always enjoyed expressing myself through movement.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology: Child, Youth and Family Studies from the University of Guelph. I brought together my passions for dance and psychology in my MA in Psychology: Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science at York University where my MA thesis investigated how dance therapy could benefit caregivers: couples living with Parkinson’s disease, and how dance therapy could alleviate burden for parents with a child on the autism spectrum. I have also completed the alternate route Master’s in dance therapy from the National Center for Dance Therapy in Montreal and am currently pursuing my doctorate at the University of Waterloo in Aging, Health, and Well-being.
My main areas of specialization and research are mental health: stress and anxiety, relationship satisfaction, aging populations, and neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. dementia, Parkinson’s disease).
For links to my most recently-published work see here: https://www.edenrosechampagne.com/eden-s-research
In my experiences in the community, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of Dancing with Parkinson’s programs, dance therapy for older adults, dance for dementia groups, and be trained in Dance for PD and DanceAbiliy techniques, making movement accessible and enjoyable for all.
My approach to dance therapy is relational, holistic, and research-driven. I care deeply about integrating aspects of personhood which are important to you into dance therapy sessions. I believe that our bodies are deeply important to who we are as human beings, and that through moving with others, healing can emerge and new opportunities for creativity, growth, joy, laughter are possible.
I would love to meet and move with you soon!