There is no way out but through the body, no way up unless we all go together, no way down unless we follow the beat, no way in unless we embrace the dark.
5Rhythms Movement Practice has transformed my life and I am thrilled and honored to share it with diverse communities, including patients in hospitals, caregivers, people with Alzheimer’s, artists’ collectives and musicians.
Practicing 5Rhythms, often described as a conscious dance meditation practice, catalyzes deeply personal explorations, moving us beyond what we already know into new realms of possibility of creativity and connection, where nothing is chronicled, tabulated or pinned down. The body-spirit-soul is a process, not only a structure and we are capable of deep healing and growth. 5Rhythms has taught me about getting out of my own way, so true creativity can flow.
Anyone of any physical ability can participate and there are no steps or choreography to follow, no technique to learn, other than listening to the guidance of our bodies. 5Rhyhms, both a practice and a philosophy, was developed by Gabrielle Roth, born from her observation and mapping of how energy moves around us and through us: in life cycles, nature, seasons and our relationships with others and ourselves.
Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is all of those: energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. We are the dance.
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