" Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit " - Gabrielle Roth
Come be moved through Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms Waves map - a dynamic movement practice in Southampton. The 5Rhythms- flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. This is where ecstatic dance and meditation meets the dance floor. There are no steps to learn, no right our wrong moves to master. No experience is needed. The class is guided.
It is a great way to let ourselves move, with whatever is needing to move. We hold a lot in our bodies, whether we realise it or not: stress, anxiety, different emotions. When we move our bodies, we release, what needs to move, letting some of those layers dissolve go, that no longer serve us.
We are fortunate to be guided and taught by two wonderful teachers throughout the year - Ruth Hirst and James Hogan. Both are experienced teachers and travel from London and Surrey to be with us. Ruth and James, are teaching alternate months.
About Ruth Hirst:
Ruth has been dancing the 5 Rhythms® for 17 years and became an accredited teacher of the practice, trained by Gabrielle Roth in 2010. She is also an accredited Soul Motion® teacher, actor and artist. She is passionate of the healing and transformation that happens through the dance. She teaches in the moment, encouraging to follow how the body calls us back into moment. Moving, Expressing, Being! She teaches a regular class in London, and workshops in the UK and internationally.
About Jame Hogan: (bio coming through)
Every body is welcome
This is a family and child-friendly class. Bring loose comfortable clothes and a reusable water bottle.
Most people dance bare footed however if you want to wear socks and shoes, that's totally fine. You do you!
This is a form of moving meditation practice and once started the attendees are in a process/journey and words are not spoken. Doors will close at 4:30pm. Life happens and if you find yourself needing to be late, please communicate this with us so we make sure you can still join us.
December 9th, is the last 5Rhythms Southampton dance of 2023.
NB: CHANGE OF VENUE and TIME for December, for our last class of 2023.
(This is due to the heating not working at our usual home @ St Barnabas Hall)
We will also have time afterwards, to hang out @ St Deny's. Please bring some food and nibbles to share.
TEMPORARY VENUE FOR DEC, 2023:
St Deny's Church, Dundee Road, SO17 2ND
Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm. Doors open @ 4.15pm. Doors close @ 4.45pm.
(Won't be turned away if after this time! And makes a difference when we all start off together!)
£14 - Standard Rate
£12 - Students/People in Receipt of Benefits/State Pension
Tickets by advanced booking:
Organisers: Angharad and Damian
(There will be some spaces on the doors available. However, it is encouraged to get your ticket before)
Message on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231006017107636
Parking and transport:
Free parking in St Deny's church grounds, or on the side roads.
Closest train station: St Denys
Look forward to dancing with you soon..❤️👣🎶 Ruth and the 5Rhythms Southampton team, Angharad and Damian.