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
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
I started in a squat, deep in the hips, stretching the inner thighs, feet and calves, rotating and staying low. I soon found my way to the ground, where I continued to stretch and coil, rolling over the fronts of my shoulders, the back of my head, and through the hips, moving from my stomach to my back over and over in a wide circle. Staccato arrived more quickly than I expected, and…TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, Chaos, Conscious Dance, five rhythms, gabrielle roth, meditation, Meghan LeBorious, moving meditation, sweat your prayers
I hated the music, especially the warm up, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was totally in my head, get on with it says I. The session was far too long (I kept looking at the clock), & I didn’t like the teacher… Plus I was to come back another 4 timesTAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teachers Association, 5RTA, Bettine Leukert, Chaos, Conscious Dance, dagmar cee, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, Flowing, gabrielle roth, germany, Heera Andreas Mueller, Heike Fuhsy, ireland, Lyrical, movement medicine, Movement Teacher Training, moving meditation, Open floor, Ron Hagendoorn, shamanic dance, Sherron St Clair, soul motion, Staccato, sweat your prayers, The Moving Center, Waves