This month-long workshop will take us into a journey of self-exploration through seated and moving meditation. These dynamic practices bring us to the edge where we meet what is, in both movement and stillness. Using Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms dance practice and Buddhist Insight Meditation, we will embark upon a personal investigation into how our physical bodies inform us, hold us and release us over the edge into the marvelous and creative nature of our own being. We will use these methods as a practical way to develop and track the patterns and cycles of our physical and emotional reality. These skills help us to better understand and navigate our inner and outer territories. This is an opportunity to embody practical tools of awareness that will assist you in your everyday life.
“The Rhythms are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes, inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild, passionate, instinctive self,” said Gabrielle Roth. "Flowing holds the feminine mysteries. Staccato explores the masculine mysteries. In Chaos, we are challenged to integrate these principles into the stream of personal energy. Lyrical is the rhythm of trance and self-realization. In Stillness we seek the emptiness within us and take refuge in it.”
Show up as you are and practice with what you have. This is about presence, not performance. All shapes and ages are welcome.