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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

Sweat for Intuitive Movement Jam Next Class 16 Jul 2018 Los Angeles Heeraa Sazevich
Sweat for Dance Tribe Next Class 29 Jul 2018 Santa Barbara Heeraa Sazevich
5Rhythms & Elements Class Next Class 27 Jul 2018 Santa Barbara Heeraa Sazevich
5Rhythms Sweat Next Class 2 Sep 2018 Irvine Jenelle Smith

Upcoming Workshops



5Rhythms A Graceful Journey

Big Sur - 29 Jul 2018 to 3 Aug 2018
Lucia Horan

 The 5Rhythms are a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness®. 

Through the map of the 5Rhythms, we investigate the art of graceful transitions. How are you at beginning, following through, and ending?

This practice gives us a clear method of understanding these stages. In doing so, we learn where we are moving and where we get stuck. With this knowledge we can bring balance and ease into each stage of the creative process. From birth, through life, into death and to all endings.  

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. 

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 two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well being and balance. 

No experience is required. All workshop hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training prerequisites.

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5Rhythms Moon Lodge, Honoring he Sacred Feminine

Big Sur - 3 Aug 2018 to 5 Aug 2018
Lucia Horan

 Join us as we journey into the Moon Lodge, an exploration of tribal and ritual healing for women. How empowered do you feel as a woman navigating this world? What is your relationship to the feminine and her wisdom? 

In a time of patriarchy many do not feel the freedom to be fully empowered. The 5Rhythms is a direct path to embodiment and empowerment. By showing up in a practice of presence one can begin to clear the past and live fully in the present. 

This workshop will be about celebrating the body of Woman and the sacred feminine within. Through self-care, dance, meditation, ritual baths, and sharing circles, we will explore in the Sisterhood of our humanity. We will poultice the wounds and celebrate the great gifts of our ancestors. 

The 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice, a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life, Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness®. 

Lucia will also 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. 

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 is a map that teaches us how 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. 

No experience is required. All workshop hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training prerequisites.

REGISTER TODAY!

Local Teachers

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

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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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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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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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Chelsea Kaplan Los Angeles, California   Dancing Since: 1990

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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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Mackenzie Amara New York, New York Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2009

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

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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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