5Rhythms Workshop


Led by: Chris Boylan
29 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Locatie: York, York Priory Street Centre YO1 6ET
York, United Kingdom Show map
Organizer: Ann James

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Our hearts have a billion landscapes. Tangled forests and deep caverns of fear. Smouldering peat fires and exploding volcanoes of anger. Churning oceans and steady streams of sadness. Blissful skyscapes and gentle breezes of joy. The list is as infinite as our own possibility. All are Heartscapes of love. 

The 5Rhythms Heartbeat maps are a profound and simple way to explore the emotions. We move with them and allow them to move through us. When we dance them, landscapes that once seemed daunting can become lifelong friends and teachers.

We can choose to stay on the tourist bus and passively pass through the scenery or we can get off the bus and dance it. There’s no right or wrong in this; it is a choice. But the emotions don’t go away when we decide to look out of the other window. They are an essential part of being human. Hiding from them, suppressing them, throwing them into the long grass, leaves us only part of ourselves. It can even harm us and those around us.

We don’t need pith helmets or a team of sherpas to go exploring. This body is already perfectly equipped. We will find treasures. A fluid heart, deeper connection with others and the world around us a deeper knowing of ourselves as part of the wider dance. It is a beautiful, ecstatic and profoundly healing journey . . . And you won’t find it at Thomas Cook!

Chris Boylan is a Waves and Heartbeat accredited 5Rhythms teacher based on the Yorkshire Coast. He has a passion for landscapes, human and non-human. He much prefers maps to GPS.

York Priory Street Centre is a beautiful venue very close to the station and easily accessible from any direction.

Times: Friday March 29th 7.30-9.30, Saturday March 30th 11.00-18.00 Sunday March 31st 11.30-6.00

Cost: £95 before March 16th, £110 after. Concessions on application. £35 deposit secures your place.

Ticketing link: http://buytickets.at/rootsandwings/232414 Info Ann: annjames.email@gmail.com +44 7986654356. 


Minimum prerequisites usually 30 hours of waves or at least one taught weekend with a certified teacher get in touch if unsure. If you have danced less than this but the classess/workshops were with Chris, you may still be eligible.

Refund Policy

Deposits are usually non-refundable but, at my discretion and depending on circumstances, can sometimes be carried over to a future event.

Registration Policy

Pre-Registration Required


In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.

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