5RTA | March Teacher Spotlight


Evangelos Diavolitsis



5Rhythms Teacher since 2007

Tribe Member since 1998


The 5Rhythms have positively shaped my life in immeasurable ways. Through this practice, I have learned how to turn greed into generosity, hatred into love, confusion into clarity and boredom into opportunity.

When I started the practice 20 years ago, it stripped down my belief system and I questioned everything. I was living like an ascetic monk and did not realize that living a sensual, creative, and abundant life were a healthy part of the spiritual path. I believed that denying pleasure meant that I would be rewarded by some invisible god. Thank the uncountable spirits that it did not turn out to be true. I discovered how to live a life worth living by embracing all parts of my self; warrior, embodied leader, lover, magician, entrepreneur. I wanted to inspire artists to be leaders and leaders to be artists. The 5Rhythms brought out the hidden artist and activist in me. I sweated out a visionary entrepreneur from the inner depths of body wisdom. The ascetic monk was really just a guy who wanted to create a diverse international community of healing and transformation and contribute his small bit to the whole.

A thought arose one day. What would it be like to explore money through movement? What if I combined all the principals of movement and looked at money through the lens of the body? Was it possible to unravel the most taboo subject of all time through body-based investigation? The answer was YES!!! And what a journey it has been. To free oneself from the suffocating feeling of this primal energy is liberating beyond words.

Thanks to this journey, I have moved from survive to thrive and love living in this spaceship called “body”. I know that spirit will take care of me and this body always and all ways. I rarely get overwhelmed by money fear. What does it take to live in abundance? Having the courage and faith knowing that it is in the universe’s best interest to keep us alive, happy and flourishing. We live in a kind, mysterious and infinitely generous universe. It is the “I” that forgets constantly. Do you wish to live in the here and now? Free from fear? Free from all the stories? Every last one! Which unconscious story are you ready to release into the dance?



with Evangelos Diavolitsis


09 March 2018 - 11 March 2018

Melbourne, Melbourne




Olivia Palmer



5Rhythms Teacher since 2014

Tribe Member since 2006


My parents tell me I started dancing pretty much when I started to walk. I continued, took classes, was in some performances and then at 21, left London, my family, my birth country, my classes and went searching for peace and love in another country, culture, language and other past times. I had my lovely kids and a few partners along the way and tried innumerable types of dance practices.

Then at the age of 40’ish I ended up going to a 5Rhythms workshop, and that was it, it was like coming home, in me, in my dance, in the music, in the group. Since then it has been like falling in love. There were no classes at that time in Italy, only workshops in the main cities. But I found a way to organise my kids and work and leave for weekends. As all long distance love stories there were difficulties with the distance and cost of travel to be able to meet regularly, but it was worth it and this love affair is going strong still after 12 years!

Now, as a teacher, I am in (my) classes or workshops several times a week and so my beloved practice and I spend much more time together, on and off the dance floor.

We even live together, day and night a few times a year in residential workshops which deepens my love and commitment.

March is the month this year for our residential workshop, Easter Dance. There will be music, 5Rhythms dance and ritual and this year moments of Improvisational Theatre lead by Massimo Ceccovecchi. The idea is to make the most of this time of the year and celebrate Easter in a deeper way, to feel the reawakening of nature, to connect with this fertile energy and bring it’s essence into our lives. Sharing with others our re awakening and rebirth after the dark of winter in time for the arrival of Spring.



Residential Easter Dance 2018
with Olivia Palmer
30 March 2018 - 02 April 2018
Agriturismo La Selva, Siena




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