California

Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?


Weekly Classes



Friday

Mission Friday San Francisco Vehllia Tranne
5Rhythms Sweat Sacramento Majica Phillips

Saturday

Waves - West LA Los Angeles Kate Shela

Sunday

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

Laguna Waves Next Class 24 Jul 2019 Laguna Beach Christina Graham-Smith
Tuesday Waves Next Class 24 Sep 2019 San Francisco Vehllia Tranne
Laguna Waves Next Class 14 Aug 2019 Laguna Beach Heeraa Sazevich

Upcoming Workshops



Adventurous Heart

San Diego - 21 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019
Kierra Foster-Ba

In Adventurous Hearts we begin with recognizing how fear moves and shapes each of us in relationship to ourselves, others and in a group dynamic. Belonging is a basic need that when unmet can turn inward and lead to a deep sense of loneliness even when we are with others. Meeting our fear, expressing it and letting it go creates a shift from “fitting in” to “belonging” and being accepted just as we are moment to moment. Fear leads to performance, giving ourselves away to feel accepted. Tapping into the courage in our body and hearts we practice the art of vulnerability and showing up just as we are. Moving fear into courageous connection.


“Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.” Brené Brown


Adventurous Moving Hearts we welcome you to explore, dance and connect. This is an advanced level workshop and requires attendance at a weekend, day workshop or 5 previous classes of 5Rhythms. Workshop counts as one day of Heartbeat level work towards teacher 

training. 


July 21, 2019 

11:30 - 6:00 pm

Dancing Unlimited: 

4569 30th St. San Diego, CA

Exchange: $110 Drop-in, 

$85 Pre-register by July 7th. 


Kierra Foster Ba, New York

Kierra brings 20+ years of dancing 5Rhythms® into her teaching. Her movements and words remind us that dance is meant for all people, all bodies, all shapes, all ages, and all sizes. She leads workshops worldwide from the UK, Jordan and Brazil. She currently teaches weekly classes in NYC. Advanced level Heartbeat 5Rhythms® Training and Spaceholder Mentor. Shakingspiritwaves.com 

REGISTER TODAY!

Moon Lodge, Honoring the Sacred Feminine Women Only Retreat

Big Sur - 26 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019
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.



REGISTER TODAY!

Local Teachers

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!”

More Information and Schedule
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?”

More Information and Schedule
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.”

More Information and Schedule
Sayrah Garrison Oakland, California Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2001

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu”

More Information and Schedule
Kiaora Fox Santa Barbara, California Teaching Since: 2016  

More Information and Schedule
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.”

More Information and Schedule
Masayo Benoist Los Angeles, California Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2009

More Information and Schedule
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 ”

More Information and Schedule
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...”

More Information and Schedule
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”

More Information and Schedule
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.”

More Information and Schedule
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.”

More Information and Schedule
Kate Shela Los Angeles, California Teaching Since: 1997 Dancing Since: 1992

More Information and Schedule
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”

More Information and Schedule
Margaret Price San Rafael, California Teaching Since: 2004  

More Information and Schedule
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.”

More Information and Schedule
Jay and Amber Kaplan California Teaching Since: 1994  

More Information and Schedule
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 ”

More Information and Schedule
Majica Phillips (Sweat SpaceHolder) Sacramento, California   Dancing Since: 2008

More Information and Schedule
Jenelle Smith (Sweat SpaceHolder) Laguna Beach, California   Dancing Since: 1997

“This must be the place.”

More Information and Schedule
Close it

Newsletter & Email List Sign-up


To receive our newsletter and be on our e-mail list, please fill out and submit this form:
* Required Fields

Form Heading

Send me Teacher Training program updates*

Join The Moving Center New York Tribe*

Join North America Tribe*

Join Europe Tribe*

Join Australia Tribe*

Join Central America Tribe*

Join South America Tribe*

Join Asia Tribe*

Join Africa Tribe*