5Rhythms Teacher since 2007
Tribe Member since 1998
My home rhythm has shifted a few times over 15 years. Right now my home Rhythm is Staccato. I love the clarity, the exactitude of it, the purposeful movement. I like to get things done and say to the world "I'm on a mission and nothing is going to stop me!" I use that fire to burn through the weight that might hold me down. The Rhythm of Staccato prepares me for the inevitable chaos which always makes it's way into my life. I have a sword in one hand and a book with secret maps in the other to move me forward without losing my focus or intention.
I was introduced to the 5Rhythms in 1999. I was the most ungrounded, wild, super charged, self centered human you could imagine. I knew after the first class that this practice was going to be a massive part of my life. I felt like I was being kissed and caressed by "the light" that I had heard people speak of growing up. Now the light is a normal part of everyday life.
Thanks to an interesting discussion after a 5Rhythms workshop in Germany 5 years ago, I decided to explore my peculiar relationship to money. I noticed that I rarely felt anxiety or stress in my life except when dealing with or making money. I have always had a tendency to explore the things that no one wants to talk about. I knew I was on to something when I said I was going to do a 5rhythms workshop about money and my fellow teachers looked at me with a raised eyebrow. Money had always been so confusing to me. I had this attraction and repulsion dance with it most of my life.
We all possess a money shadow that represents hidden, secret, or disowned parts of ourselves. A 5R student in BC sent me a book about the 8 money archetypes: The Victim, The Innocent, The Warrior, The Martyr, The Fool, The Artist, The Tyrant, and The Magician. I had an AHA! moment and knew that people could learn these archetypes through the body. The writer of that book and myself are now the closest of friends and she has given me permission to teach her groundbreaking work. Any exploration done through the lens of the body is faster in revealing the truth. We know the body is the instrument and the container of our stories. We all have money stories that are locked inside us. I have come to realize that we have unconsciously attached our self worth to our net worth.
Money is about survival, about keeping the body alive, keeping us well fed, well clothed and well maintained. The backbone of our money exploration starts with the body and moves through the 5Rhythms. How do we flow with money? How do we attract it in a conscious way? How do we give it away? What is our staccato clear focused relationship with it? When does Chaos around money arise? In Lyrical we shift into our effortless dance with money and in stillness we simply let money be what it is: a neutral energy that was created to make life a fluid dance. When we unravel the inner 5Rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness, a treasure-filled Kingdom is revealed.
In this movement workshop we will cultivate an open mind, grounded body and a heart of generosity that will serve us, our families, and our communities.
with Evangelos Diavolitsis
21 February 2014 - 23 February 2014
Dragon Arts Collective, Winnipeg
Amala Petra Storm
5Rhythms Teacher since 2004
Tribe Member since 1997
I appreciate very much a flowing and grounded energy, flexible and stable at the same time. It’s easy for me and gives me a basic in my daily living, staying in the reality with what is. Dealing and holding myself but not stuck, moving, breathing. And there are still all other rhythms floating around and inspiring me. If I am too much my earthy flow I need to take and embody the juice of staccato, chaos and lyrical. I love them all.
My first workshop was in Italy with Andrea Juhan 1997. Since that time I am dancing on and on.
The Heartbeat journey helps you to connect with your inner world and feelings, let them in and out and through and strengthen our capacity for being with what is and moving forward. All our relations are influenced by our feelings or avoiding feelings, if we feel this consciously or not. Heartbeat gives you a great vehicle to learn trust and risk, tolerance and love, living the truth with your friends and companions.
Emotions are the guides that lead you to the essence.
In this series we dance through the landscapes of our emotional cosmos (world) and we learn how we can bring back our feelings into the body and put them into motion. (we learn to feel again with our body and put these feelings into motion)
How do you deal with your emotions?
What is your heart telling you?
Is there something that likes to be released? Was will erlöst werden
Which issues need to be looked at and be accepted/approved?
With each module we immerse deeper in(to) the qualities of the 5Rhythms. We use the Heartbeat map to reach the basic feelings of fear, anger, sadness, joy and compassion. We strengthen the relationship with ourselves and the ability to be with what is, instead of pushing away, avoid or refuse the feelings we have. This journey guides you to open your heart and meet yourself with love and awareness (consciousness) – a practice for every day.
Heartbeat 5Rhythms - Moving with Feelings / Embodiment
with Amala Petra Storm
21 February 2014 - 23 February 2014
Germany , Ulm