has danced with Gabrielle Roth from the time of her birth, and was born and raised in the Esalen community. She has been teaching 5Rhythms® since 1998. She also teaches Buddhist dharma in the lineage of Noah Levine, Jack Kornfield, and the forest masters of Thailand.
Energy moves in waves. Waves move in rhythms. Rhythms move in patters. Patterns move in cycles. A human being is just this. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.
Have you experienced loss and the natural emotions of sadness, anger, fear, and love? How do you process your losses and move through your life? Unfortunately, many of us have not found safe and effective ways to express these emotions, and we can feel stuck, both emotionally and at times physically, with the cumulative burden of our unfinished business.
Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. – Gabrielle Roth
The spontaneous heart is one that knows how to love and be loved. The 5Rhythms Heartbeat map is a guide to how our emotional energy moves and morphs. In this practice we embody the art of being a fluid, emotional athlete. This map teaches us how to navigate the emotional terrain of life without getting stuck, holding on, or pushing away.
The mask is a powerful tool for transformation. From behind the mask, the shy find their voice, the boisterous find a sense of calm, and the scattered find focus.
The 5Rhythms dance practice is a source of creative inspiration that invites you into present time awareness. You will be presented with a system of maps that demonstrate the patterns, rhythms, and cycles of life. In the nonjudgmental 5Rhythms atmosphere, we will learn how to bypass our inner critic-director-ego in order to dance and play from a deeper more soulful place.