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, and 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. https://bookwhen.com/unboundmovingarts
Our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381872505789062
Our Telegram channel: https://t.me/simplybeing5R
"...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..."
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.
7.20pm - doors open
7.35pm - class starts
7.40pm - doors close
9.30pm - session ends
What to wear
Dress ready to move, in layers and according to the temperature. Please keep your body clothed throughout the dance. Pls keep tops on as we dance in a working church.
We usually suggest dancers dance barefoot, however the floor is a mixture of wood and stone so you may wish to consider indoor shoes or feet dancewear - pls no socks or outdoor shoes on the dancefloor though.
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
A note on Timings
Doors close at 7.40pm to create a safe and strong container. There will be no entry after this time.
A note about 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 that form into movement.
This is a drug and alcohol free space;
No phones, shazam, photography or video during the dance. (Photos before and after the dance are fine.)
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 participators.
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 the last of these three please stay for the closing circle. If you have to leave before please check in with the facilitator before you go.
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
We dance at Stephen's Church in Westminster, SW1P 1LE. Nearest tube Victoria /Pimlico/St James's Park. Buses 2, 36, 185.
it is a very beautiful space with a mixture of stone and wood floor
there is a toilet available.