5Rhythms & Mindfulness with Layah Jane & David Denis
Dancing the 5Rhythms, we have the opportunity to witness ourselves in relationship. We can practice being with ourselves and each other, in all our fumbling, and fabulousness. What are the ways that we abandon ourselves, and how do we bring loving care? What is it like to reach out to each other, while still being connected to our authenticity? Are we able to share our selves in community - offering our unique gifts to the greater good?..
“The body says what words cannot.” ~ Martha Graham
What if our bodies could talk? What if we listened?
What embodied wisdom is waiting to be awakened?
5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement meditation practice - a map to reconnect with an innate spectrum of body expression. There are no steps to follow in this improvisational movement methodology. Instead, we show up, tune in and move what is alive in us. This dance is the dance of remembering. Of returning. Of allowing something deeper to move us...
Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?"~ Gabrielle Roth
Together we will let the medicine of the 5Rhythms guide us to a deeper experience of our own dancing freedom, supported by diverse musical maps of funky grooves, soulful melodies, big thumping tribal beats, and meditative soundscapes. Come as you are, come curious, come ready to sweat, release, and reSource.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
How do we move with the waves of change that life brings? Are we thrown off? Do we cling to rickety rafts of habits of resistance?
In this 1 day workshop co-facilitated by Layah Jane and David Denis, we will integrate the stillness of mindfulness meditation with the movement practice of the 5Rhythms. Mindfulness is a state of being where we are in contact with the present moment; just as it is. Through both 5Rhythms dance and meditation we learn ways of opening to the full experience of each moment, cutting through our habits of limiting, judging, or disconnecting.
How do we move with the waves of change that life brings?
Are we thrown off? Do we cling to rickety rafts of habits of resistance?
5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement meditation practice – a map for awakening and embodying our creative capacity to meet all that moves through us...
Dancing the 5Rhythms (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness), we move through a Wave that mirrors the way energy moves and changes in the world. We begin slow and gentle, let our movements become more vigorous as we build to a peak of release, then we follow the ripples of our dance until it settles into a still and meditative place. In this Big Heart Dance Camp workshop, we will practice the art of being fully alive in the present moment, to all that moves through us, awakening and expressing the full spectrum of our creative, vibrant, unique selves.
More info: http://www.ayrlie.ca/big-heart-dance-camp.php
5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement meditation practice ~ a simple and catalytic map for freeing our bodies, and opening our hearts. Practiced by tens of thousand worldwide, there are no steps to follow in this improvisational movement methodology - all we need to do is show up, tune in and move what is alive in us.
In this Big Heart Dance Camp workshop we will immerse ourselves in the 5Rhythms - exploring the physical gateways of the practice that free the body, give us a broader palette of movement expression, and awaken us to the vibrant, dynamic pulse of life moving through us.
More info & registration: http://www.ayrlie.ca/big-heart-dance-camp.php
YOGA. MOVEMENT. MUSIC. COMMUNITY. Good clean outdoor fun, country-style. WithFantuzzi Music, Liz Huntly, Roland Jensch, Dallas Delahunt, David Good, Layah Jane, & many more. More details TBA!
More info: http://www.thegroovefestival.com/ontario.htm
We are excited to bring you CCNM's first 5Rhythms ecstatic dance class of 2015! This is a conscious dance/moving meditation event where we collectively create a safe space for intuitive and body-centred self expression. This is a chance for CCNM students to drop out of your heads and be present in your bodies. To shake it all out before finals!
5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement meditation practice ~ a workout for the body and soul. Practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms is a simple and catalytic map for freeing our bodies, opening our hearts and emptying our minds. During this 1.5 day workshop, we will dance Wave upon Wave of the 5Rhythms, practicing the art of being fully alive in the present moment, to all that moves through us. This workshop is open to all levels of movement experience, and all physical abilities.
We are excited to bring you CCNM's first 5Rhythms ecstatic dance class of 2015! This is a conscious dance/moving meditation event where we collectively create a safe space for intuitive and body-centred self expression. This is a chance for CCNM students to drop out of your heads and be present in your bodies. To shake it all out before midterms!
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/859080980827186
This is a special 5Rhythms Intro event presented by the Faculty of Health at York University, as part of FROSH week! Are you an incoming York University student, looking for an enriching, meaningful, and healthy FROSH experience? Interested in meditation, dance, or the expressive healing arts? Come join us for this special Introduction to the 5Rhythms movement practice. No previous experience required; all movement experience welcome.
Join Layah for a 5Rhythms mini-workshop at Big Heart Dance Camp 2015! Big Heart is a blast of creative conscious community; a fun & sacred space for all ages to play & grow in. With an extensive line up of facilitators, you are welcome to participate in as many workshops as you like, or relax at the beach. Enjoy 5Rhythms, Nia, Contact Improv, Journey Dance, Kirtan, Singing, Drumming, Body Work, swimming, and delicious food!
A celebration of movement, music, and community ~ With a day or weekend pass, join any of the meditations, yoga classes, guest lectures, or the special 5Rhythms dance with Layah Jane, on Sat June 20!