Before I knew about the 5Rhythms, I simultaneously loved and loathed dancing. I loved the motion, the movement, the beauty, and sheer joy of spontaneous and honest expression. I loathed it because I criticized and judged myself for the way I looked when I moved. Upon meeting the 5Rhythms, I fell in love. I fell in love with them and with myself. I fell in love with my willingness to show up on the dance floor despite my feelings of vulnerability and awkwardness. I fell in love with others as I witnessed their willingness. I fell in love with our collective willingness, our collective courage to Put It…whatever It was…… into the Dance. Through the Maps, the dance, the Practice, and through my body, I experience grace, over and over again. I experience it with myself, with others, and in community on the dance floor. I am hooked. In essence, the 5Rhythms is a working template for my life. Teaching me, integrity, service, movement before words, and JOY! Shake! Rattle and Roll, Baby and See ya on the dance floor.