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Little Warrior ~ 5Rhythms® Toronto Waves/Heartbeat Workshop with Lucia Horan

  • Artscape Sandbox 301 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON, M5V Canada (map)

Our vulnerability is one of our greatest strengths. In this workshop we will explore where we are strong and where we are vulnerable. We will exercise parts of ourselves that need strengthening, coming into balance. We will search to bring light to the Warrior inside that has kept us alive until now.

Before passing, Gabrielle Roth left a legacy of maps in which to understand the human experience of life. In the both Waves and Heartbeat, one learns a system which if applied to life, can become a way to communicate and more deeply understand yourself and others. As we expand our *own* capacity to hold all that is, we can learn to also be present with what appears in those we love. This Little Warrior is about finding every treasure and bringing it to the surface.

The 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice. We train the body and let the heart/mind follow. The Rhythms; Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness represent different states of being that appear most often in life. In the Waves map we explore these states. In the Heartbeat map we take a deeper dive into the emotional territory of the heart. We will use the dance as the vessel to transform the pieces of the past into the art and healing of the present.

Prerequisites: Please note, this is a 5Rhythms® Waves/Heartbeat workshop and we recommend 10 hours of basic 5Rhythms Waves practice (1 weekend Waves workshop, or multiple Waves classes). Please ask if you’re not sure if you’re experience meets these prerequisites. The Fri-only registration option is open to all – there are no prerequisites needed to attend just this session.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Workshop is the opening of our emotional world and focuses on how each Rhythm corresponds to the essential emotions: Flowing/Fear, Staccato/ Anger, Chaos/Sadness, Lyrical/Joy, and Stillness/Compassion.

All workshop hours count towards future 5Rhythms Teacher Trainings.

Fri Apr 8: 7-9:30pm
Sat Apr 9: 11am-5pm
Sun Apr 10: 11am-5pm

VENUE: Artscape Sandbox (301 Adelaide St West, Toronto)

COST: $265* / $35 Fri only
(Friday session is open to all, no prerequisities required to attend just Friday)


Contact: Layah at layah (at) layahjane (dot) com

*Students/seniors rates, and some partial scholarship places are available. Please ask if you feel the need!

Lucia Horan was born into the family of the 5Rhythms®, and has been dancing with Gabrielle Roth and her brother Jonathan Horan throughout her life. Lucia was certified to teach the 5Rhythms in 1998, is a 5Rhythms Teacher Training staff member, and teaches internationally. Lucia brings to her teaching practice a lifetime of experience with  the 5Rhythms as a way to move through the fabric of life experiences. She comes to the dance floor to share her love for the dance and faith in the practice.

*This workshop is taught by an accredited 5RTA teacher and credit for this workshop will count toward future 5Rhythms® trainings.