April 2014 5RTA Teacher Spotlight


In memory of Jewel Mathieson

United States


5Rhythms Teacher since 1994

Tribe Member since 1984


Home Rhythm?
I'm staccato
chaos rising
and a lyrical moon
I have 5 planets in flowing
with stillness retrograde
that's what you get when you cross a rock
with a self centered cyclone
born a butterfly, but raised a cocoon
between beauty queens
a '57 model Sybil
Gabrielle was my 27th birthday present
a Westerbeke wake up
I her eternal, internal cutter
bleeding poems at her feet
Humpty Dumpty with her red shoes on
She invited me to the first teacher training
I was to pay
the priestess of permission in poetry
scribe to the bride of the mystery
to take poetic dictation for the greatest mystic of this century
mistress of the moon, zen raven, sister coyote
to close your sacred containers with a verse
high holy communion, beloved muse
three decades dancing through the heart of Hell's holy gate
with the queen of chaos at the reins
to fall into the creative vortex of the G force
writing the remains
to read those words, "Your biggest fan, G."
my Messiah, I owe you one
forever will I pray at your altar of light
the promised poem zone
my 5Rhythms home
lifeline to the divine
my sangha
my tribe
my precious life


5Rhythms: WordDance

with In memory of Jewel Mathieson


25 April 2014 - 27 April 2014

White Waves Studio, New York




Dilma Morais



5Rhythms Teacher since 2004

Tribe Member since 1995


I'm most at home with the transition from Lyrical to Stillness. I just love that delicate space of fullness, lightness and awakening to the vastity of what is in the present moment. It's delicious, peaceful, enlightening. As a 43 year old, I have traveled and achieved a lot. I have been very Staccato to get to where I am at and now, I guess, I am in a "mature state" of enjoying living in a 5 acre propriety in the country, near beautiful water wholes (Australia), with my cat and horse. In 1995 while living in London, UK, I friend took me to John Kelly's Friday night class and I have never stopped since.

The 5R practice is a meditation, not like the sitting meditation that Buddha taught us, but the kind of meditation that calls for our full awareness while being in movement. In Zorba the Buddha retreat, we will dance outdoors, looking at a beautiful mountain, a dam, birds & wild life. At times we will be at the creek, becoming still like a rock while water is moving thought us or we move like water noticing what is still around us. It is a very empowering experience that reconnects us to our truth nature as part of a natural environment. When we dance the Rhythms and arrive to Stillness, we have the potential to re-connect with the Buddha in us. The Buddha is the witness; he/she is at peace and unity with its environment. There is no more fight or struggle. There is acceptance, compassion and gratitude. This is our truth nature.



with Dilma Morais
19 April 2014 - 21 April 2014
White Sage retreat, Cedar Creek, Brisbane




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