The fastest way to still the mind is to move the body.

Weekly Classes


The Hebden Wave Hebden Bridge Francis Michael Eliot
Oxford 5Rhythms with Dean Kayum Oxford Dean Kayum
Liverpool class Liverpool Clare Backwell
Monday Evening Waves Bradford Rose Karen Ramsay
5Rhythms Sweat Oxford Irem Luqman
Monday Evening Waves, Canterbury Canterbury Bradley Starkey
Simply Being - a 5Rhythms class (Brixton) London Richard Wiltshire
Monday 5Rhythms Glastonbury Jean Rankin


Tuesday Morning Wave London Emma Leech
5Rhythms Birmingham - Dance Alive Birmingham Neil Pinnock
Pure Rhythm - A 5Rhythms Class with Ajay Rajani London Ajay Rajani


York Class Yorkshire Chris Boylan
Steyning 5 Rhythms Wave Brighton Neda Nenadic
Home London Chris Connors
Milton Keynes 5Rhythms Milton Keynes Dean Kayum
Guildford Wave Guildford Stuart Phillips


Thursday Waves London Jason Rowe
Feet First: Thursday 5Rhythms with Chris Leeds Chris Boylan
Morning Waves Cardigan Alex Mackay
5Rhythms Waves with Mary Norfolk Mary Hedger
Thursday Wave Brighton Brighton Neda Nenadic
SWEATY THURSDAYS London Christian de Sousa
Back to Basics - Summer Lab London Stuart Phillips
Movement Lab East Sussex Emma Leech


BareSouls 5Rhythms ® class London Katarzyna Kat Pugowska
5Rhythms Malvern Malvern Neil Pinnock
5Rhythms Sweat West Sussex Catherine Stagg-Macey
Manchester Friday 5Rhythms: The New Wave *** No classes 9th, 16th, 23rd August Manchester Mark Austin
5Rhythms Sweat West Sussex James Hogan
Friday 5 Rhythms Drop-in Bristol Bernadette Ryder
Embody Your Beat, 5Rhythms Sweat in Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Lucy Howgego


Cardiff Evening Drop-in Cardiff Alan Withers
Deep Dive Waves London Ewelina Jendrzejczak
Cardiff Evening Drop-in Cardiff Alan Withers


Sunday night Waves Manchester Manchester Clare Backwell
Sunday "Sweat Your Prayers" Brighton Neda Nenadic
Drop in Edinburgh Edinburgh Sarena Wolfaard
Body Prayer London Ruth Hirst

Periodic Classes

Sunday Morning Waves Next Class 1 Sep 2019 Leeds Rose Karen Ramsay
5Rhythms Full Moon Dances For Women Next Class 11 Dec 2019 London Nikki Ashley
5Rhythms Dance Southampton Next Class 19 Oct 2019 Southampton Ruth Hirst
Sweaty Thursdays Next Class 5 Sep 2019 London Nikki Ashley
Men's Full Moon Dance London Next Class 14 Oct 2019 London Ajay Rajani
Full Moon 5Rhythms Next Class 12 Oct 2019 Liverpool Alex Mackay
Waves Next Class 6 Sep 2019 Cambridge Angela Griffiths
Ecstatic Rhythms Next Class 7 Sep 2019 Birmingham Neil Pinnock
Friday Waves Next Class 13 Sep 2019 Cambridge Jason Rowe
The Lancashire Wave Next Class 7 Sep 2019 Lancaster Mark Austin
Making Waves - Closed Group Next Class 1 Oct 2019 Birmingham Neil Pinnock
5Rhythms Sweat Next Class 24 Sep 2019 Aberdeen Miranda White
Friday Waves Next Class 30 Aug 2019 Cambridge Ruth Hirst
Friday night wave Next Class 27 Dec 2019 Cumbria Jean Rankin
Liverpool Saturday: Sweat Your Prayers Next Class 31 Aug 2019 Liverpool Mark Austin

Upcoming Workshops

A Deeper Acceptance: a 5Rhythms workshop with Richard Wiltshire

London - 24 Aug 2019 to 24 Aug 2019
Richard Wiltshire

 A Deeper Acceptance: a 5Rhythms movement meditation workshop with Richard Wiltshire

This workshop is for those dancers who regularly move or have moved with pain or illness. 

It is not important for this workshop how, when, or why the pain or illness manifests. All are welcome who would like to connect more deeply with these challenging parts of themselves and so create the possibility for transformation and healing by taking them through a 5Rhythms wave. We will also search out new ways to move our bodies without expectation or comparison of moving like 'regular' dancers. 

Dancers will be invited to move with all that pain and illness can bring such as inertia, frustration and powerlessness. By exploring the 5Rhythms together in this way we will have the opportunity to alchemise these challenges into new creative ways of being and healing. 


Chairs will be provided for the group and we will have a tea break around the midpoint of the session. Support and care workers are also welcome to join the workshop.


Some experience of the 5Rhythms would be helpful though is not essential. If you are not sure whether the workshop is for you please get in touch either by phone or email and we will be happy to have a chat.


Practical details:

24th August

Time: 1-5pm


St. Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall SW11 5HY   


£38 / £23 / £28 in advance 

prices are in a sliding scale - please pay what you can afford 

A limited number of bursary places are also available - please get in touch for details 

Contact details: 

Amy contact@dancingtao.net tel: 07745 595361



“Deeper Acceptance was a powerful experience for me as it opened up the possibility of including different types of discomfort in my dance.

Pain can manifest in so many different forms from the subtle to the chronic, the visible to the invisible. No matter what it looks or feels like, it all deserves the space to be fully experienced and explored. I was reluctant at first to move with my emotional pain, I wondered if it wasn’t ‘enough’ for this kind of workshop and that there must be others with far more serious and ‘worthy’ conditions than mine. I soon realised that whether our discomfort is physical, mental or emotional there’s a place for all of it - it all has an energy, a movement and a shape. And it all needs to be accepted and held without expectation or judgment. With Rich’s compassionate facilitation and being with other dancers who were experiencing and expressing their own discomforts, I was able to surrender to a deeper place than ever before. I was able to be more honest about how I felt. The space gave me full permission to embody my emotions, my tiredness, my heaviness, my sadness past and present without judgment, and this was very healing for me. Eventually a path of transformation emerged towards a more joyful, lyrical and lighter state of being.

Rich teaches from a place of authenticity, firsthand experience and deep understanding which allows others to open up.”

- Anonymous

“Rich combines the core 5Rhythm practice with a heavy dose of the reality and acceptance for those of us with pain or illness. He recognises that we are also dancers, that we want to participate, to belong and have limitations. By working with those limitations, a new freedom in movement is achieved, and this is a gift for everyone, whether they are compromised or not. It was a breakthrough for me at his workshop and I saw the impact it had on the other dancers. Relevant and essential. Highly recommended.”

- Sue Sutherland 

“deeper acceptance workshop was healing, gentle and deep. I have a chronic condition and often have fatigue. The workshop really helped me to trust and care more for my body, be aware and accept my resistances, see my internal fights and frustrations, giving me tools to manage my fatigue in the dance and also in my day to day life. Richard was very respectful, caring and corageous. The workshop has been an important step in my healing journey. I really recommend this workshop to connect with different parts of yourself and to be more friend and caring of your body and mind.”

- Pilar Lorenzo



Yorkshire - 6 Sep 2019 to 8 Sep 2019
Emma Leech

 When Lyrical is grounded, when we have the body, heart, mind working as a unit, we are not spaced out. We can improvise movement faster than a jazz musician. In Lyrical we discover that we have the ability to shift energy with freedom, to never get stuck in one possibility and to know that all possibilities are available to us as any time. Lyrical is the rhythm of the soul and the soul is a shapeshifter by nature. ‘( GR)

In this movement lab we will dance until our feet have wings, allowing our uniqueness and originality through the landscape of our dance, our Soul on fire. We dance until we get out of our own way into the trance -like, dream state of being falling into your true self.


Local Teachers

Shoshana Diamond Stowe, Vermont Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1998

“It is a fascinating discovery, while practicing 5Rhythms movement, when the body acts as guide to ones own personal well-being.”

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Jean Rankin Glastonbury Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1997

“What a wonderful way to move through life! to dance, to pray, to sweat, to love, to savour every breath!”

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Bradley Starkey Canterbury Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2000

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman ”

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Gavin Lee Hebden Bridge   Dancing Since: 2008

“Helping you to find your roots and wings. Connecting Communities.”

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Neil Pinnock West Midlands Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 2001

““Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” ― Osho, ”

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Richard Wiltshire London Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 2005

“My prescription for my own healing and the healing of others is to dance...~ Gabrielle Roth”

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Stuart Phillips London   Dancing Since: 2007

“Each of the rhythms takes us on a journey, the body being the vehicle and the wave our map.....with these we can go anywhere”

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Francis Michael Eliot Hebden Bridge Teaching Since: 2004 Dancing Since: 1999

“I teach as I would like to be taught: with sensitivity, integrity, and a deep passion for the transformative power of the practice. ”

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Ewelina Jendrzejczak London Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2000

“By moving our bodies, by shaking off the emotional baggage accumulated in our bodies, by releasing the tension, we create space to access our deeper, wilder, more creative and fascinating self. ”

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Bernadette Ryder Bristol Teaching Since: 1997 Dancing Since: 1994

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Nikki Ashley London Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2005

“Dancing the 5Rhythms connects me to the ever-present yet invisible divine life force that moves us all. ”

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Neda Nenadic Brighton Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 1981

“The beat is a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100 percent surrender. We dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things. Gabrielle Roth”

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Jason Rowe London Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 2003

“Yes to Life!”

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Mary Hedger Norfolk   Dancing Since: 2010

“Plug into the bigger picture. Feel the transformation. - Jonathan Horan”

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Emma Leech London Teaching Since: 2001 Dancing Since: 1991

“Dance is my passion, My Love affair with life on the dance floor....”

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Andrew Holmes Stroud Teaching Since: 1997 Dancing Since: 1992

“How do we live?
How do we heal?
How do we better serve those around us?
How do we love?
How do we rest more often in the arms of Spirit?”

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Mark Austin Manchester   Dancing Since: 2008

“So much time we spend thinking as adults in the modern world! Let’s get back to the body, feel the music and reconnect with ourselves and eachother!”

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Liz Collier -   Dancing Since: 1996

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Ajay Rajani London Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2009

“Forget the dancer. Become the dance. That is the meditation. - Osho”

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Yiannis Thrasyvoulou Singapore Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2007

“Dance until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains OSHO”

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Katarzyna Kat Pugowska London Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 1998

“Dance when you're broken open. Dance when you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're”

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John Porter - Teaching Since: 2004  

“'Your soul is born out of the unity of your body, your heart, your mind, and it is moved by universal spirit' (Gabrielle Roth, Connections, Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, page 114)”

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Rose Karen Ramsay Bradford Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 2003

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Catherine Stagg-Macey (Sweat SpaceHolder) Hampshire   Dancing Since: 2012

“You are a ghost driving a meat coated skeleton made from stardust, riding a rock, hurtling through space. Fear nothing. ”

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Judit Juhasz (Sweat SpaceHolder) Southampton    

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Irem Luqman (Sweat SpaceHolder) Reading   Dancing Since: 2014

“Movement is my medicine, my meditation, my metaphor and my method, a living language we can rely upon to tell us the truth about who we are, who we are with, and where we are going. There is no dogma in the dance. - G.Roth.”

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James Hogan (Sweat SpaceHolder) West Sussex   Dancing Since: 2012

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