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Weekly Classes



Sunday

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Los Angeles Heeraa Sazevich
Sweat Your Prayers Sacramento Bella Dreizler
fumbling towards ecstasy Los Angeles Jo Bainbridge Cobbett
Harmony Waves San Diego Christina Graham-Smith
Sweat Your Prayers San Francisco Vehllia Tranne

Periodic Classes

5Rhythms Sweat Next Class 2 Dec 2018 Irvine Jenelle Smith
5Rhythms Sweat Next Class 28 Nov 2018 Laguna Beach Jenelle Smith
Monthly 5Rhythms @ Samarasa Center Next Class 23 Nov 2018 Los Angeles Daniela Peltekova
Home Rhythms a 6 week series Next Class 14 Nov 2018 San Diego Christina Graham-Smith
Sunrise Sweat Your Prayers Next Class 7 Dec 2018 San Francisco Vehllia Tranne

Upcoming Workshops



Rhythms & Stories of our Lives. 5Rhythms & Motion Theater

Big Sur - 16 Nov 2018 to 18 Nov 2018
Lucia Horan - Davida Taurek

 Experience the freedom and transformative power of self-expression through the catalytic practices of the 5Rhythms and Motion Theater. Motion Theater, a form of improvised autobiographical storytelling grounded in a lively physicality, simultaneously functions as performance art, healing method, and spiritual practice. The 5Rhythms is a dynamic moving meditation practice that invites us to embody our psyche and awaken our soul.

Together we will dance, vocalize, share our stories, and play simple theater games that ignite the creative collective spirit. The skills and tools you will learn will inform your daily life, bringing acceptance, grace, and play wherever you need it.

This workshop will provide techniques to translate our inner life stories into art, while offering the opportunity to express ourselves freely in a safe and supportive environment.  Expect to surprise yourself and perhaps even leave with a greater sense of vitality, ease, and joy.

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Heart to Heart, 5Rhythms Heartbeat & Buddhist Heart Practice

Big Sur - 18 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018
Lucia Horan

 The spontaneous heart is one that knows how to love and be loved. The Heartbeat map is a guide to how our emotional energy moves and morphs. In this practice we embody the art of being a fluid emotional athlete. This map teaches us how to navigate the emotional terrain of life without getting stuck, holding on, or pushing away.

We will explore how the body has been shaped by our emotions, tracking when the heart is open and when it is closed. As feelings move us, we learn how to express emotion in a healthy and creative way. 

In this workshop we will integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. By incorporating the Brahmavihara (Heart Practices), one can develop the skills of living-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. These virtues are regarded as powerful antidotes to negative mental states.

In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms map teaches us how emotional energy moves. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well being and balance. 

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Local Teachers

Alessandro Moruzzi San Francisco, California Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2008

“Rain, oceans are my Flowing. Street traffic, crowds chatting are my Staccato. Waterfalls, pounding jack hammers are my Chaos. Winds, hummingbirds are my Lyrical. Echoes of drops in a cave, my breaths are my Stillness.”

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Vehllia Tranne San Francisco, California Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2010

“I dance to discover, remember, pray, and to return to love. It takes courage to live one's truth. Your courage breeds courage in me. Will you join me and dance our truth?”

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Masayo Benoist Los Angeles, California Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2009

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Jo Bainbridge Cobbett Los Angeles, California Teaching Since: 1997 Dancing Since: 1988

“this dance is my practice; my presence, playfulness and passion meet
and the truest sense of my self emerges
here i connect to source & know my depth ”

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Juliette Kunin Nevada City, California Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 2001

“Keep dancing with that spark of truth that resides in all of us. Allow it to lead. Have the courage to leap, even when it is scary...”

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Sylvie Minot Sausalito, California Teaching Since: 2001 Dancing Since: 1994

““The body holds stories and old wounds, and medicine as well. It has the antidote to heal itself. Through moving, we release our stories and allow healing to come through.” - Sylvie Minot”

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Daniela Peltekova Los Angeles, California Teaching Since: 2007  

“We are Gods and Goddesses with a global case of human amnesia. We dance to remember, we dance to forget, we dance to let go, to heal the cells of our body-mind and reignite the crystal imprints of our souls.”

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Margaret Wagner New York, New York Teaching Since: 2004 Dancing Since: 2000

“Discover your ground, define your passion and voice, dissolve what holds you back, delight in your originality, dance with whatever is in the moment.”

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Kate Shela Los Angeles, California Teaching Since: 1997 Dancing Since: 1992

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Davida Taurek Sebastopol, California Teaching Since: 1987 Dancing Since: 1987

“We reside in our body to express the unique and amazing being living inside. Telling the truth through the body liberates us from the confines of social structure and hardened beliefs of self. In other words, dancing ROCKS!”

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Sayrah Garrison Oakland, California Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2001

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu”

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Bella Dreizler Sacramento, California Teaching Since: 2008 Dancing Since: 2001

“Not complicated. Breath & gravity: fluidity, clarity, release. Repeat again. Teaching embodied physical practice in the context of a shamanic 5 rhythms wave. This is what delivers authentic insight. Must be present to win.”

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Jacia Kornwise Chico, California Teaching Since: 2004 Dancing Since: 1990

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

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Aaron Lifshin San Francisco, California Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 2010

“What a surprise it was to find all the answers in the body, not the mind.”

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Kiaora Fox Santa Barbara, California Teaching Since: 2016  

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Jay and Amber Kaplan California Teaching Since: 1994  

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Christina Graham-Smith (Heartbeat In Training) San Diego, California Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2007

“Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it.- Martha Graham ”

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Jenelle Smith (Sweat SpaceHolder) Irvine, California   Dancing Since: 1997

“This must be the place.”

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Majica Phillips (Sweat SpaceHolder) Sacramento, California   Dancing Since: 2008

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Tomoko Ono (Sweat SpaceHolder) San Diego, California   Dancing Since: 2014

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