5 Rhythms® is the original ecstatic dance practice – freeing and easy, it’s a workout and an energy bath. Created by Gabrielle Roth, this practice brings the wisdom of ancient spiritual dance practices into a 21st century context, infusing them with progressive rhythms and adapting them to the modern psyche.
Participants are guided into an exploration of five distinct but natural rhythmic patterns – Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness® – finding then expanding their own style and capacity for expression within each. The practice is grounding and energising, increasing fitness, fluidity and enhanced emotional intelligence.
The drop-in class runs every week throughout the year (except Xmas), and includes the following variations:
5 Rhythms Fundamentals - First Friday of every month
In these classes the teaching will include more detail about the basic form of the rhythms, their innate nature and character, plus their origin and evolution. This is particularly useful for beginners... and a great reminder for the rest of us!
Sweat Your Prayers® - Last Friday of every month
A guided warm-up then a wave with no words – simply moving through the 5 Rhythms with music as our guide.
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