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Weekly Classes



Saturday

Waves - West LA Los Angeles Kate Shela

Sunday

5Rhythms Sweat Irvine Jenelle Smith
Father's Day Dance 16 Jun 2019 Nevada City 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 24 Apr 2019 Laguna Beach Jenelle Smith

Upcoming Workshops



Grief, Loss, The Body in Motion

Big Sur - 19 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019
Lucia Horan

Have you experienced loss and the natural emotions of sadness, anger, fear, and love? How do you process your losses and move through your life? Unfortunately, many of us have not found safe and effective ways of expressing these emotions, and we can feel stuck, both emotionally and at times physically, with the cumulative burden of our unfinished business. Using the tools of the 5Rhythms movement practice combined with a process of grief-work that is grounded in emotional presence, non-judgment, and supportive witnessing, participants will join together in a safe space to help heal mind, body, and spirit.


Lucia will facilitate the 5Rhythms as a method to experientially access a wide spectrum of feelings. Peter, a physician with more than thirty years of experience in HIV/AIDS and palliative care, will facilitate story-sharing as part of releasing and working through losses. Other elements of the workshop include both didactic and experiential content, focusing on natural and distorted emotional responses to grief, caregiving vs. caretaking, and other topics. 


Please bring photos or other mementos of anyone whose memory you would like to bring into the workshop.

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Heart To Heart, 5Rhythms & Buddhist Heart Practice

Big Sur - 21 Apr 2019 to 26 Apr 2019
Lucia Horan

 Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. - Gabrielle Roth


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

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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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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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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Kiaora Fox Santa Barbara, California Teaching Since: 2016  

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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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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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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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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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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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