I love the hum of a room full of movers, dropping into a deep vibration and riding it all the way home.
I love when our bodies find patterns of motion belonging to no-one, moving through everyone, just borrowing our hands and our heads and our feet for awhile.
I love catching a glimpse of someone’s soul I hadn’t seen before – when I find myself suddenly dancing with a warrior, a healer, a tree spirit, a bird on the wing.
I love when presence descends like grace, finding me perfectly, here, in this healthy, tender, temporary miracle, this loyal friend, this body.TAGS: 5Rhythms, 5rhythms teachers associaiton, 5RTA, Bettine Rothe, Chaos, Flowing, gabrielle roth, Joanne Winstanley, Lyrical, Maps to Ecstasy, Open floor, Silvija Tomcik, Staccato, Stillness, The Moving Center
One day the shapes I was making in Chaos took me to a very dark place. I did not have a clear memory of why (even while it was happening), …TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythm Teacher Association, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, 5Rhythms Teachers Association, 5RTA, Conscious Dance, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, gabrielle roth, kierra foster-ba, light and shadow, Maps to Ecstasy, New York City, Open floor, shamanic dance, The Moving Center, the moving center school, visudha de los santos, Waves
“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” — D.T. Suzuki Dear Dancing Maniacs, I’ve spent the last days …TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythm Teacher Association, 5Rhythms, 5Rhythms OneTribe, 5Rhythms Teacher Association, 5Rhythms Teachers Association, 5RTA, Andrea Juhan, Chaos, Conscious Dance, Cycles, dagmar cee, dance movement therapy, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, Flowing, gabriell, gabrielle roth, Jason Rowe, jonathan horan, Lyrical, Maps to Ecstasy, meditation, MIrrors, movement medicine, Movement Teacher Training, moving meditation, Open floor, ritual theater, shamanic dance, soul motion, Staccato, Stillness, sweat your prayers, Teacher Training, The Moving Center, the moving center school, together, unity, 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
Otherworldly fog took over the landscape on Monday. After dropping my six-year-old son, Simon, off at camp in Dunhill, I went to the unmarked beach again. Suffering from heavy anxiety, I paused to look out over the vast beach from the top of the steep cement stairs, and the line of vision was severely blocked by the heavy white cloud.
Exploring and seeking an inspiring place to dance, I walked west, passing several beaches…TAGS: 5 rhythms, 5Rhythms, Chaos, Conscious Dance, ecstatic dance, five rhythms, gabrielle roth, Maps to Ecstasy, Medicine Dance, Meghan LeBorious, Notes On Practice, shamanic dance, sweat your prayers