An opportunity to drop into the body and open up to spirit; a communal space to move and heal together. All on a professional sprung dance floor under a high grade sound system in a beautiful sunlit professional dance studio under the facilitation of experienced facilitator Simply Being’s Rich Wiltshire.
All tickets need to be booked on our ticketing system at: https://bookwhen.com/unboundmovingarts
What are the 5Rhythms?
5Rhythms is a healing movement meditation and dynamic movement practice—a practice of being in the body—that ignites creativity, connection, and community.
5Rhythms can be experienced by anyone regardless of their physical limitations. There are no specific moves to learn and dancers can participate at their own pace, within their own capacity to move. Chairs are provided in the space for those that need them.
No experience is needed - beginners are welcome!
A session lasts just under 2 hours accompanied by facilitation and music of different rhythms and tempos.
Tickets are available on bookwhen only and need to be booked by 5pm on the day of the dance. No one is turned away for lack of financial resource - pls get in touch if you need additional support to attend and we will find a creative solution.
Mental Health Bursaries - we can offer 5 week consecutive weeks of free places for anyone who identifies as having mild or moderate mental health issues AND who lives or works in Lambeth AND is new to the dance or is coming back from a long break. Pls get in touch with Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info if that's you or someone you know.
Check out the Simply Being online community at:
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381872505789062
Telegram channel: https://t.me/simplybeing5R
Recent testimonials about the practice:
"...The effect it had on my mental wellbeing was profound. I learned to be present with my emotions in a way that was truly healing, as I was able to physically move them, dance with them and express them in a way that wasn't possible through talking therapy..."
"....a powerful contribution to my joy and healing over the last months and years..."
"I appreciated the warmth of your acceptance and welcome, and the space you gave everyone to be ok with low energy - encouraging us to be gentle with ourselves. While still facilitating highly energetic opportunities for those of us who love that."
On the new dance space:
"I loved the new venue...It's spacious and has a dance studio floor for rolling around on. Easy to get to on train via Blackfriars, Southwark or Waterloo...There's even a shower if you arrive in need. Can't wait to go again!"
"Dancing on a sprung dance floor meant no aches or pains the next day!!!"
"The studio is spacious and a comfortable space where I can easily focus on my dance."
"Comfortable dancefloor...great sound system, and lots of space to move in."
We aim to hold a safe and strong container at Simply Being in order to facilitate a deep dance and healing experience for all. With that in mind pls note the following before booking.
6.30pm - doors open.
6.45pm - session begins
8.45pm - session ends.
What to wear
-Dress in something comfortable, ready to move, in layers and according to the temperature. Please keep your body clothed throughout the dance. There is a changing area and extensive facilities
-We suggest dancers dance barefoot as we dance on a professional vinyl sprung dancefloor. Indoor shoes or feet dancewear are fine - however no outdoor shoes on the dancefloor under any circumstance
-Please refrain from wearing perfumes or using other fragrances.
What to bring
*Do bring some water to keep yourself hydrated.
*You may wish to bring a yoga mat or blanket
The 5Rhythms practice and container
*This is a space to practice 5Rhythms only. While the essence and spirit of other practices are welcome their form is not. The invitation is to bring those different forms into movement.
*This is a drug and alcohol free space;
*No phones, shazam, photography or video during the dance.
*Let's keep conversation off the dancefloor – please communicate with movement
*Take responsibility for your own body and move within your capacity to move;
*No spectators, only participants
*This is a space for adults. All participants need to be over 18.
*Please listen out for others' boundaries and respect everyone's choice for connection in the dance. We are free to choose with who, when and how we'd like to connect, changing our minds if necessary. No touch without consent.
*This practice is about learning to connect with yourself, the other and the group. With that in mind particularly please stay for the closing circle. If you have to leave before please check in with the facilitator before you go.
-Tickets need to be booked by 5pm on the day of the dance
-Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another week if notified at least 24 hours before the dance and if that week is available;
-10% of all ticket money goes to our community interest company, Unbound Moving Arts, which supports our reach out work as well as core costs. More info about our social enterprise here: www.unboundmovingarts.com
Our venue is located near major transport hubs. The address is:
Central School of Ballet
The Countess of Wessex Studios
21 – 22 Hatfields, Paris Garden
London, SE1 8DJ
If you haven’t received the confirmation email after paying please email Rich on email@example.com or whatsapp on 07939 128282.