Joine the 5Rhythms NYC Tribe at the 13th annual Dance parade! We will be dancing our way down Broadway to the beats and guidance of Jonathan Horan and Peter Fodera on Saturday May 18thTAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, 5RTA, all this is bullshit if we don't take it to the streets, broadway, Conscious Dance, dance movement therapy, dance parade, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, jonathan horan, moving meditation, nyc, peter fodera, The Moving Center, the moving center school
This inquiry is infinitely vast; I’m excited to embody this exploration, layer by layer and then soak it off. What filter are we seeing or feeling through? How might it limit us? To be free of judgment of self and others, to truly accept WHAT IS without needing it to be different, I call this freedom.TAGS: #nofilter, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms Teachers Association, 5RTA, Chaos, Conscious Dance, Cycles, Esalen, Gabrielle, Heeraa Sazevich, hot springs, jonathan horan, Lava Hot Springs, meditation, meditation retreat, new york, nyc, Tammy Burstein
Original Skin is where we are most alive with the powerful innocence of instinct and the vulnerable action of putting our hearts out in the world. . This is the dance into the deep well of being human, the practice of trusting the feet and finding the dance that only you can do because that is the dance that is so needed, this is my next offering and my invitation.TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, 5RTA, alignment, Conscious Dance, creativity, croatia, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, fundamentals, gabrielle roth, Intelligence, jonathan horan, Lucija Ana Glagolic Hora, Lyrical, meditation, movement medicine, Open floor, Oregon, original skin, Sara Mains, The Moving Center, trizophrenia, Waves
On the dance floor my pain body has shown up like a cloak, or a sense that I am swimming in thick mud; it’s upset me for no good reason, had me hide and avoid contact. It separates me. It gives the illusion of hurting, but it’s not really pain, it is inertia. In emotional inertia, I’m not feeling.TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythm Teacher Association, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, 5RTA, Alessandro Moruzzi, Conscious Dance, dance movement therapy, death, ecstatic dance, essence, five rhythms, gabrielle roth, Heartbeat, inertia, innocence, Jean Rankin, love, meditation, moving meditation, Open floor, Pain, San Francisco, shamanic dance, The Moving Center, the moving center school, united kingdom
I was dancing ‘in the womb’ during a Cycles workshop when I first heard someone whisper to me, You have to teach this, you have something to offer, you can’t keep this all to yourself. Disrupted, I stopped my dance and looked around. Everyone seemed to be engrossed in their own womb dances. I pushed these impossible words away; I wasn’t interested in teaching. I went on withTAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythm Teacher Association, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, 5RTA, Conscious Dance, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, Francis Eliot, gabrielle roth, meditation, movement medicine, moving meditation, Natalie Poole, Open floor, shamanic dance, The Moving Center, Waves
Just keep practicing, I told myself. If I practice with devotion, if I am relentless in interrogating the stories that limit me, and if I stay connected to raw, unfiltered presence, things will shift radically and this foot pain won’t be such a big deal. Some days, I winced through every step, but still managed to find freedom and inspiration. I even saw the pain as helpful, in that it brought me right into my feet and into the body.
After the “Elemental” workshop in April, my feet got still worse. It would have been difficult to spot, as I still swooped and soared, but I knew I had to seek help, not just hope that enlightenment would eventually free me. A friend suggested I visit an orthopedic doctor who specializes in working with extreme athletes.TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, Conscious Dance, Flowing, gabrielle roth, heel spurs, moving meditation