"When we dance, we go beyond thought and beyond our individuality to become one in the divine ecstasy. This is the essence of the trance dance experience." - Goa Gil
“Feelings are the language of the heart, but we have silenced them. We talk about feelings, we think about feelings, but when we actually feel them, we get so scared we immediately shove them back into the deepest chambers of our hearts. Yet none of us wants to be numb. We long to connect. We long to be real. We long to be intimate.” ~ Gabrielle Roth from “Connections”
These are wild times. We’re not just on the edge, we’re off the edge and falling. We need to change, radically, and it’s happening. There’s a shift in consciousness taking place that is profound, far reaching, beyond any one of us, and involving all of us. There’s a mighty river bursting it’s banks everywhere, and it’s rushing through each one of us. We are being called, cajoled and catapulted into new ways of being that require us to let go of our fixed ideas and patterns, to expand beyond what we thought possible and allow more energy to flow through us than ever before.
In the same way that the 5Rhythms are a part of us and live everywhere around us, we are made of the 5 Elements and they are present in our everyday lives. In this workshop, we will use the images, symbolism and vocabulary of the Elements to enter into the landscape of the 5Rhythms. We will find Earth for our Flowing, learn about our Staccato through Fire, dive into our Chaos through Water, lighten up our Lyrical through Air, and empty our Stillness through Ether. We will invite the Elements into our space and our dance, one by one, expanding our perspective of the Rhythms, and offering our bodies new creative ways to move and deepen our practice.
Our vulnerability is one of our greatest strengths. In this workshop we will explore where we are strong and where we are vulnerable; exercising parts of ourselves that need strengthening, and coming into balance. As we expand our capacity to hold all that we experience, we learn how to also be more present with what appears in those we love.
We all have strong feelings - about ourselves, each other, and life even if they’re buried deep. We are meant to get scared enough to avoid danger, to get pissed off enough to change things, to cry deeply enough to truly let go of what we've lost. Then joy and compassion have deep roots and bold possibilities. Heartbeat is wild strong medicine; a deep meditation, and a celebration of loving. Embodied, expressed, and released, your feelings become a source of creative power and presence both on and off the dance floor, to find the courage to love and be loved. Join us for this 5Rhythms Heartbeat workshop with UK's Adam Barley!
5Rhythms brings us home into our earthy bodies, enabling us to express and open our hearts and to empty the mind, so that we can tap into our intuition and creativity. When body, heart and mind are in alignment, we move through life from a deeper place within us- from SOUL. Join us for this transformational 1.5 day 5Rhythms workshop on "Lyrical", with Vancouver's Bettina Rothe!