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Weekly Classes

Periodic Classes

BIPOC Sweat Your Prayers with Sylvie Minot Next Class 20 Jul 2024 Oakland Sylvie Minot
5Rhythms at SF Botanical Garden Next Class 20 Jul 2024 San Francisco Vehllia Tranne
Shimmer Waves ~ In Person 3rd Sunday Next Class 21 Jul 2024 Orange Jenelle Smith
5Rhythms by the River Next Class 24 Jul 2024 Petaluma Meaghan Williams
5Rhythms Portola Valley Next Class 3 Aug 2024 Portola Valley Vehllia Tranne
Harmony Waves ~ In Person Next Class 4 Aug 2024 San Diego Christina Graham-Smith

Upcoming Workshops

ONLINE Rooting in Self Compassion

San Francisco - 9 Jul 2024 to 6 Aug 2024
Vehllia Tranne


Cultivate self-compassion through 5Rhythms® and Compassionate Mind Training.

This online workshop is designed for caregivers of all kinds - parents, teachers, therapists, healthcare professionals, community leaders, and more. Learn to nurture a compassionate relationship with yourself through 5Rhythms® dance and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) techniques. This foundation sets the stage for exploring sustainable and compassionate ways to navigate caregiving dynamics.

5Rhythms®: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness will guide you in discovering and expressing your authentic self.
Compassionate Mind Training: Understand the evolutionary basis of emotions and learn practices to cultivate self-compassion.
Connect with other caregivers: Build a supportive community and share your experiences.

Vehllia Tranne: Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher, Founder of The City Waves™ San Francisco, dedicated to bringing diversity and inclusion to movement practices.

Chia-Ying Chou, PhD: Founder of the San Francisco Center for Compassion Focused Therapies, psychotherapist specializing in trauma and compassion.

This online series counts toward: 5 hours of Waves and 5 hours of Elective for 5Rhythms Teacher Training

Prerequisites: None



San Francisco - 4 Aug 2024 to 4 Aug 2024
Vehllia Tranne - Alessandro Moruzzi

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and emotional liberation? Join us for a series of one-day 5Rhythms Heartbeat workshops designed to reconnect and harmonize your body, mind, and heart.

Mark your calendars for August 4, September 8, and October 6, and prepare to recharge, reset, and release in a supportive, safe and brave space of the The City Waves community

In these challenging times, many of us have been experiencing profound loss, heartache, and disconnection. Life often feels overwhelming, and it's easy to feel isolated in our struggles. With courage and curiosity, let's name these feelings and address them together in a space where healing and transformation are possible.

BODY: In the first workshop, we will dive deep into the wisdom of the body. By softening our thoughts and suspending judgment, we create a sacred space where emotions can be freely expressed. This day is dedicated to unlocking the power of your physical being, allowing you to move with authenticity and grace.

MIND: Our second workshop focuses on achieving a balance between rationality and instinct. Through guided movement and mindful practices, we explore the interplay between thought and intuition. This day encourages you to embrace spontaneity and let emotions naturally arise, transforming them into a dynamic dance of the present moment.

HEART: In the final workshop, we open fully to the realm of emotions, inviting the body, mind, and heart to dance in harmony. This is a journey towards a unified, ecstatic expression of your true self. Through meditation and movement, we cultivate a space where profound emotional release and healing can occur, paving the way for deeper connections and self-awareness.

In today's fast-paced world, it's crucial to find time to recharge, reset, and release. Our trilogy of workshops offers you the opportunity to:
    Reconnect with Your Body: Rediscover the joy of movement and the wisdom of your physical being.
    Balance Your Mind: Learn to navigate between rational thought and instinctual knowing, creating a harmonious mental state.
    Heal Your Heart: Experience the power of emotional expression and healing, fostering a deeper connection with yourself and others.

Prepare for SOUL REVIVAL
Following these powerful one-day workshops, we invite you to join us for the Soul Revival weekend retreat from November 1-3. This gathering of souls is designed for deep spiritual connection, offering a profound exploration of the invisible threads that unite us all, deep in the exploration of 5Rhythms Ritual Theater with Lorca Simons and Alessandro Moruzzi.

These creative expressions are not only fun but also therapeutic, helping you to integrate the insights and transformations from the workshops into your daily life.

Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery and emotional liberation. Join us for the BODY ≈ MIND ≈ HEART trilogy and experience the profound benefits of recharging, resetting, and releasing in a supportive community.

The 5Rhythms Heartbeat Map created by Gabrielle Roth is a priceless tool of support for finding our way in exploring and navigating through fundamental emotions all the way to undiscovered shores.

**Your registration includes free admission at our Sunday Sweat Your Prayers on the day of the workshop.


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: 2007

“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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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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Jenelle Smith Orange, California   Dancing Since: 1997

“This is the truly creative dancer, natural but not imitative, speaking in movement out of (themselves) and out of something greater than all selves. ~Joseph Campbell”

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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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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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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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Majica Alba 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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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

“After all this time I have no doubt: embodied physical practice in the context of a shamanic 5Rhythms wave delivers. Must be present to win. ”

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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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Kiaora Fox Santa Barbara, California Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 1983

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Jay and Amber Kaplan California Teaching Since: 1994  

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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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Tim Doody (Teacher In Training) Asbury Park, New Jersey   Dancing Since: 2012

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Jake Smith (Teacher In Training) San Diego, California   Dancing Since: 2015

“If you are not making mistakes, you are not trying hard enough”

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Bettina Neumann (Teacher In Training) San Francisco, California   Dancing Since: 2012

““It is a gift having the courage to move your wounds and find your freedom.” Deep wounds once held me, hostage, believing that I am not good enough, I don’t deserve this, and others are better than me. The transformation happened slowly with”

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Albo Mussmann (Teacher In Training) Arcata, California   Dancing Since: 2017

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Qibei Shen Steiner (Teacher In Training) Berkeley, California   Dancing Since: 2013

“In movements, everything is possible. ”

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