As we look towards 2019, we invite you on a journey guided by our local and visiting teachers and the 5Rhythms practice. The Moving Center New York presents a unique opportunity to seek and source through four maps in one year — Waves | Heartbeat | Cycles | Mirrors — finding your movement, expression, individuality and truth as we dance deeper together into body, heart, mind and soul. Whether you step in with us in the pulse of New York City or in another 5Rhythms tribe around the world, we wish you many dances for 2019 and beyond…Love, TMCNYTAGS: 5Rhythms, Amber Ryan, ariel karass, body, Cycles, dance therapy, Hannah lowenthal, heart, Heartbeat, jonathan horan, journey, meditation, mind, MIrrors, movement, movement medicine, Open floor, peter fodera, Silvija Tomcik, soul, Tammy Burstein, The Moving Center, Waves
Pain did not disappear so much as fade from the front of my experience. I still felt a bit of tenderness in the back, but as I released into the wave it was a far-off echo. I marveled at this. Once, I was barely able to walk I was so gimped from dancing ferociously on the first day of a three-day workshop. Somehow I hobbled into the studio on day two, unable to imagine how I could possibly move. Miraculously, as soon as the music started,TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, Amber Ryan, Chaos, Conscious Dance, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, Flowing, gabrielle roth, jonathan horan, Lyrical, Maps to Ecstasy, Medicine Dance, Meghan LeBorious, Notes On Practice
Recently, one of my old stomping grounds, Orlando, Florida became the backdrop to the deadliest mass shooting in America. As shock, anger and grief spilled through many of our hearts, …TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, 5Rhythms Teachers Association, 5RTA, Amber Ryan, black rock city, burning man, Chaos, Conscious Dance, dance movement therapy, dance-a-thon, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, Flowing, gabrielle roth, Gestalt Therapy, Lyrical, mackenzie amara, mass shooting, meditation, Movement Teacher Training, moving meditation, orlando, rhythmwave, shamanic dance, Staccato, Stillness, sweat your prayers, Teacher Training, The Moving Center, the moving center school, Waves
The days leading up to the 2016 Word Dance workshop were exceptionally delightful. I went on something of a walkabout with my now-six-year-old son, Simon. He is in a lovely phase at the moment—cooperative, funny, insightful and affectionate—and I thoroughly enjoyed our time together, making a big loop to visit friends from Brooklyn to Tarrytown to Newburgh to Kingston, north to Burlington, Vermont, and then to my parents’ in Northern Connecticut. My parents had agreed to look after Simon Friday afternoon and Saturday while I was at the Word Dance workshop, then bring him back to Brooklyn Saturday night. While I was waiting for my mother to arrive to care for Simon so I could leave, I looked online to see if I had any outstanding parking tickets. I found several, including a “Bus Lane Violation”—something I had never heard of—for 115 dollars. My humor darkened. Simon said lightly, “Well, that’s how it is, Mommy. If you break the rules you have to take the consequences.” I had to admit that he was right, though I continued to feel disempowered and irresponsible.
Because I did not plan properly, there was a mix up about times. I did not set out until 4pm for a journey that typically takes over three hours. In this case, it took four hours. As it was, I did not arrive until 8pm at Paul Taylor Studio on Grand Street in Lower Manhattan, though Friday’s initial session of the Word Dance workshop had begun at 6pm.
In the car, I turned on myself, becoming extreme in my thinkingTAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, 5RTA, Amber Ryan, Chaos, Flowing, Jewel Mathieson, Lyrical, maeghan leborious, Notes On Practice, Open floor, Staccato, Stillness, The Moving Center, the moving center school, word dance
The city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Dear …TAGS: 5Rhythms, Amber Ryan, Chaos, Conscious Dance, Conscious Dancer Magazine, ecstatic dance, Flowing, gabrielle roth, jewel matheison, jonathan horan, kierra foster-ba, Lyrical, New York City, Open floor, sanga of the valley, Staccato, Stillness, Tammy Burstein, The Moving Center, the moving center school