Flowing - Staccato - Chaos - Lyrical - Stillness®
Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, “exercise for the right brain.”
When we practice 5Rhythms®, we learn to creatively express vulnerability and emotions, aggressiveness and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things.
Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life – every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.
5Rhythms® transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance till we disappear…Only to rediscover ourselves through it all.
– Gabrielle Roth –
Why We Dance Them
Dancing the 5Rhythms® is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. They teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas.
They say that a picture tells a thousand words. One deep dance tells millions. In dancing 5Rhythms® you can unearth a freestyle movement vocabulary rooted in unexpected, fresh ways of moving—visceral and highly personal.
In dancing 5Rhythms® you can track perceptions and memories; seek out gestures and shapes; tune into instincts and intuitions.
They initiate us back into the wisdom of our bodies and unleash movement’s dynamic healing power.
In dancing 5Rhythms® the body becomes our spiritual path.
“I have found a language of patterns I can trust to deliver us into universal truths, truths older than time. In the rhythm of the body, we can trace our holiness, roots that go all the way back to zero. States of being where all identities dissolve into an eternal flow of energy. Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that, energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.” ~G. Roth
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