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.
Movement is medicine. — Gabrielle Roth
Experience the freedom and transformative power of self-expression through the catalytic practices of the 5Rhythms and Motion Theater. Motion Theater, a form of improvised autobiographical storytelling grounded in a lively physicality, simultaneously functions as performance art, healing method, and spiritual practice. The 5Rhythms is a dynamic moving meditation practice that invites us to embody our psyche and awaken our soul.
Come to dance and be danced! Move until you are moved. Dance until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. - Gabrielle Roth
The gateway of the body is a powerful vessel that allows us to move and be moved. In a wild world of distraction, do you know how to find your way into focus and connection? The 5Rhythms teaches us skills and tools to use in our everyday life that help us facilitate this union. If we have the courage to move the body, the heart and mind can follow. Come open the gateway to your potential and see what is waiting for you on the other side.
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.
What are the invisible threads that connect you in this life? How can we use the path of the 5Rhythms to explore the connections we most want? By fostering the intimate union of breath and movement, we follow a path that leads us out of isolation and into connection. Here one learns to create the conditions for healthy connections between self, partner, and community.
In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance. – Rumi
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.