“Both Light and Shadow are the dance of love.” – Rumi
The 5Rhythms® (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) form the map that gives us the possibility to dance our own life. Each rhythm has a physical gateway into our own energy, into our own dance.
We are in the midst of this tragic, unexpected and still unknown worldwide crises and still the earth spins around the Sun. It is summer and its bright light warms us in longer days but also creates cold dark shadows.
In these long days of physical distancing and isolation many shadows might have appeared around our transformed and way of life. Somehow we learned to cope with this tsunami of difficult change and uncertainty most of the time but waves of disconcert are often sneaking unexpectedly to challenge the balance of our daily life.
Things we like about ourselves we tend to bring them to light. Things we dislike we keep in the shadow, not to be faced, not to be seen. They are there, they exist. Inevitably.
Exploring the shadow side of the Rhythms, moving through them within our bodies in our own home, give us new tools for a better understanding of ourselves and a chance for transformation. From being frozen to being fluid, from being tense to being determined, from being lost to being clear, from being spaced out to being present, from being numb to being connected to Spirit.
“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafiz
Live Musicians: Tim Costa, Jessica Rose Strong & Nick Ayers
Artist: Martha Peabody & Tracy Powell
“Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It is the language of the soul.” Gabrielle Roth
The universal nature of stillness and movement cross the boundaries that normally divide us and bring us into realms that can unify language, culture, race, gender and religion. It is through the spirit of interconnection that we may dissolve our conflicts and find peace. Through sweat and stillness we will ride the rhythms of the mother tongue and return to the truth of self-realization.
You are invited to join us for a week of property wide celebration through the lineage of the 5Rhythms & Insight meditation.
Silent introspection and movement awareness offer us the possibility to unlock the gateways of healing, celebration and joy. Together we will build an environment that cultivates the skillfulness to create peace, balance and well-being.
The 5Rhythms teaches how energy moves and where it gets stuck. The rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness, help us to better understand our inner and outer landscapes. Insight meditation brings the stillness required to quiet the nervous system and still the mind.
The Buddha instructed that meditation should be practiced standing, sitting and laying down. It is not enough to practice only in stillness, on the cushion, mat or dance floor. We need the full spectrum of stillness and movement to direct the heart mind towards waking up in all aspects of life.
This workshop will include:
5Rhythms Dance (expect both gentle & vigorous movement)
Gentle Stretching and deep relaxation