was born and raised in the Esalen community. She has been teaching since 1998. Lucia received life-long direct training with Gabrielle Roth in the 5Rhythms® method. She is formally empowered to teach Buddha dharma in all capacities. Her unique perspectives on insight have been published in the book “Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement And Dance in Western Buddhism”.
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 of expressing 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 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.
Join us as we journey into the Moon Lodge, a weekend of tribal and ritual healing for women. How empowered are you as a woman navigating this world? What is your relationship to the feminine and her wisdom? Even today, many women do not feel the freedom to be fully empowered. The 5Rhythms is a direct path to embodiment and empowerment. By showing up in a practice of presence, one can begin to clear the past and live fully in the present.
Energy moves in waves. Waves move in rhythms. Rhythms move in patterns. Patterns move in cycles. A human being is just this. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.
The 5Rhythms are a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness.
Through the map of the 5Rhythms, we investigate the art of graceful transitions. How are you at beginning, following through and ending?
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.
In order to truly understand the dance, one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness, one must dance. – Rumi