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SUMMER SHADOWS ONLINE SERIES

San Francisco - 30 Jun 2020 to 28 Jul 2020
Vehllia Tranne - Alessandro Moruzzi

“Both Light and Shadow are the dance of love.” – Rumi

The 5Rhythms® (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) form the map that gives us the possibility to dance our own life. Each rhythm has a physical gateway into our own energy, into our own dance.

We are in the midst of this tragic, unexpected and still unknown worldwide crises and still the earth  spins around the Sun. It is summer and its bright light warms us in longer days but also creates cold dark shadows.

In these long days of physical distancing and isolation many shadows might have appeared around our transformed and way of life. Somehow we learned to cope with this tsunami of difficult change and uncertainty most of the time but waves of disconcert are often sneaking unexpectedly to challenge the balance of our daily life.

Things we like about ourselves we tend to bring them to light. Things we dislike we keep in the shadow, not to be faced, not to be seen. They are there, they exist. Inevitably.

Exploring the shadow side of the Rhythms, moving through them within our bodies in our own home,  give us new tools for a better understanding of ourselves and a chance for transformation. From being frozen to being fluid, from being tense to being determined, from being lost to being clear, from being spaced out to being present, from being numb to being connected to Spirit.

“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafiz 

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Mother Tongue: Medicine Mandala A Property Wide Celebration

Big Sur - 26 Jul 2020 to 31 Jul 2020
Lucia Horan

 Live Musicians: Tim Costa, Jessica Rose Strong & Nick Ayers

Artist: Martha Peabody & Tracy Powell 


“Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It is the language of the soul.” Gabrielle Roth


The universal nature of stillness and movement cross the boundaries that normally divide us and bring us into realms that can unify language, culture, race, gender and religion. It is through the spirit of interconnection that we may dissolve our conflicts and find peace. Through sweat and stillness we will ride the rhythms of the mother tongue and return to the truth of self-realization.


 You are invited to join us for a week of property wide celebration through the lineage of the 5Rhythms & Insight meditation. 


Silent introspection and movement awareness offer us the possibility to unlock the gateways of healing, celebration and joy. Together we will build an environment that cultivates the skillfulness to create peace, balance and well-being. 


The 5Rhythms teaches how energy moves and where it gets stuck. The rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness, help us to better understand our inner and outer landscapes. Insight meditation brings the stillness required to quiet the nervous system and still the mind. 


The Buddha instructed that meditation should be practiced standing, sitting and laying down. It is not enough to practice only in stillness, on the cushion, mat or dance floor. We need the full spectrum of stillness and movement to direct the heart mind towards waking up in all aspects of life. 


This workshop will include:


5Rhythms Dance (expect both gentle & vigorous movement) 

Seated Meditation

Walking Meditation

Sound Healing 

Gentle Stretching and deep relaxation



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Local Teachers

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

“I dance to rediscover, remember, recreate, 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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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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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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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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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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Kiaora Fox Santa Barbara, California Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 1983

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Mackenzie Amara Zürich Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2009

“A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having. ”

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Christina Graham-Smith 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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Margaret Wagner San Francisco, California 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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Davida Taurek San Rafael, 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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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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Tom Truman Santa Cruz, California Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 2006

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the heartbeat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.. Joseph Campbell”

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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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Jay and Amber Kaplan California Teaching Since: 1994  

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Margaret Price San Rafael, California Teaching Since: 2004  

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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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Jenelle Smith (Teacher In Training) Laguna Beach, California   Dancing Since: 1997

“"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." Joseph Campbell”

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Eleanor Shannon (Teacher In Training) Ojai, California   Dancing Since: 2008

“On the other side of fear lies freedom. ”

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Majica Alba (Teacher In Training) Sacramento, California   Dancing Since: 2008

“My job is to hold a sacred space where people can see what is already there.”

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