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Weekly Classes

Periodic Classes

Tuesday Waves Next Class 30 Jan 2018 San Francisco Vehllia Tranne

Intermittent Classes (check links for specific dates)

Sweat for Intuitive Movement Jam Los Angeles Heeraa Sazevich
Dance Wave Sanctuary Chico Jacia Kornwise
Winter Solstice Sweat 20 Dec 2017 Santa Rosa Heeraa Sazevich
Sunday Sweat Your Prayers Chico Jacia Kornwise
Sweat for Dance Tribe 4 Feb 2018 Santa Barbara Heeraa Sazevich

Upcoming Workshops

Release & Revel: Yoga & 5Rhythms® Dance Mini Retreat

Los Angeles - 16 Dec 2017 to 16 Dec 2017
Daniela Peltekova

Daniela Peltekova & Michelle Chua invite you to

Let go of the old and welcome the new with an afternoon of liberating movement, sourcing the infinite wisdom of our body-minds.

In this 4-hour mini-retreat we begin with guided yoga postures and breath work to awaken the body awareness of our habitual stuck-ness and fear. We then dive in facilitated freeform dance through the 5Rhythms® map to instigate full release and transform tensions into clarity and inspiration. We end with cool-down and restorative yoga for deeper integration, closing with community circle and journaling for reflective discussion.
Combining the benefits of yoga and 5Rhythms® dynamic dance meditation offers a unique blend for deeper witnessing and releasing of thought and emotional patterns, which no longer serve us.

All levels are welcome. Come ready to move, sweat away tension and clear the path—mentally, physically and spiritually-- for the New Year. Please bring a yoga mat - all other props are provided.

Rate: $65/$55 Members

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About Michelle

Live from the heart and share your creativity and love with the world inspire Michelle Chua’s life path as yoga teacher and meditation facilitator. Practicing yoga since 2001, Michelle began teaching yoga in 2010, after seeing her body, mind and spirit thrive using it to recover from a yearlong debilitating dance injury and challenging times living abroad in Africa and Central America as a volunteer school teacher. She integrates her lifelong love of dancing and playing in nature to facilitate breath-centered alignment-based yoga as a vehicle for connecting with universal wisdom and pure joy. Learn about Michelle’s offerings through retreats, community events and classes at:

About Daniela 

Daniela Peltekova is a certified 5Rhythms® dance meditation teacher, currently based in LA. She studied directly with Gabrielle Roth, the creator of the 5Rhythms® practice, and is an accredited 5RTA® member. Daniela is also a certified Focusing body-oriented therapy practitioner and has extensive experience in change communications and consulting. With poetic artistry and infinite compassion she facilitates powerful space for fun, funky, healing, wild and transformative exploration of bodies and connections in motion. Daniela comes originally from Bulgaria where the land holds ancient traditions of wisdom and spirituality.

About The 5Rhythms®

Dancing the 5Rhythms® brings stress release and re-connection with a calmer, more integrated way of being. It helps break the cycle of obsessive thoughts and aligns body, mind, emotions, soul and spirit. The physical movement frees the body from toxins and stimulates the brain. Moving through the trajectory of the 5Rhythms® in a free-form dance style creates openings for emotional release and allows new perspectives and creativity to emerge. There are no right or wrong moves, no choreography to follow. Curiosity and willingness to move are all that is required. The rest is up to the dance.


5Rhythms®: Connections

Big Sur - 14 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018
Davida Taurek

Invisible threads are the strongest ties. —FriedrichNietzsche


"What are the invisible threads that connect you inthis life?" Davida Taurek asks. "In this workshop, we will use themap of the 5Rhythms to explore the connections we want most. By fostering theintimate union of breath and movement, we follow a path that leads us out ofisolation and into connection. Connections is an invitation to cultivaterelationships in all forms: self, partner, tribe, and community. At times thesemysterious threads need to be tended to, cut, or reinforced. The practicebrings us the skills we need to navigate the terrain of life.


"The 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice. Therhythms, Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness, allow us to explorethe true nature of who we are and how our energy moves in this world."


Local Teachers

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

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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

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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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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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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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Lourdes (Lulu) Vazquez (Teacher In Training) Copenhagen   Dancing Since: 2007

“Movement is my medicine, my meditation, my metaphor and my method, a living language we can rely upon to tell us the truth about who we are, who we are with, and where we are going. There is no dogma in the dance. Gabrielle Roth ”

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Alessandro Moruzzi (Heartbeat In Training) 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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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) Fullerton, California   Dancing Since: 1997

“This must be the place.”

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Majica Phillips (Sweat SpaceHolder) Sacramento, California    

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