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Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?


Weekly Classes



Periodic Classes

Harmony Waves ~ In Person Next Class 2 Oct 2022 San Diego Christina Graham-Smith
FEMINAE ONLINE: 5Rhythms Full Moon Women Dance Next Class 7 Oct 2022 San Francisco Vehllia Tranne
Sweat Your Prayers With Sylvie Minot Next Class 8 Oct 2022 Oakland Sylvie Minot
5Rhythms at SF Botanical Garden Next Class 23 Oct 2022 San Francisco Vehllia Tranne
Sweat Your Prayers With Sylvie Minot Next Class 12 Nov 2022 Oakland Sylvie Minot

Upcoming Workshops



Deep

Sacramento - 30 Sep 2022 to 1 Oct 2022
Majica Alba

 Ready to venture into the land of dancing with others in-person?

Are you wanting an opportunity to dance longer and go deeper?

What will you find if you trust yourself to go toward the depths?


We have been hovering in the land of mundane and cancelled plans. We have suffered and struggled through the last two years trying to feel safe in the present moment. Perhaps you have been longing to do something that walks you toward the depths


Join us on the oak-floor of Clara Auditorium for two days.

Go deeper with 5Rhythms® dance. 

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Grief Dancer

Big Sur - 21 Oct 2022 to 23 Oct 2022
Lucia Horan - Peter Selwyn

 This is an era of chaos, change, and grief for the world. As we continue moving through these unprecedented times, we are required to face many difficulties that may seem insurmountable. We invite you to a weekend retreat to hold together what should not be held alone.


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? Many of us have not yet found safe and effective ways of expressing these emotions and we can feel burdened, both emotionally and physically, with the cumulative weight of our unfinished business.


Using the tools of the 5Rhythms movement practice combined with a process of grief work grounded in emotional presence, non-judgment, and supportive witnessing, participants will come together in a safe space to help heal mind, body, and spirit:


Lucia is a dancer and meditation teacher with more than 25 years of global teaching experience. She will facilitate the 5Rhythms® movement practice as a way of experientially accessing and transforming the emotional states that come with grief.

Peter is a physician with more than thirty years of experience in HIV/AIDS, palliative care, and grief work for caregivers, working in a community now heavily affected by Covid-19, and will facilitate an exploration of stages of grief, using story-sharing as part of releasing and working through losses.

The weekend also includes didactic and experiential sessions focused on natural and distorted emotional responses to grief, caregiving vs. caretaking, and more.


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


Recommended Reading: Sweat Your Prayers, Maps to Ecstasy, Connections By Gabrielle Roth Dancing With Dharma: Essays on Movement And Dance In Western Buddhism edited by Harrison Blum, Published by McFarland & Company. Surviving the Fall (Peter Selwyn: Yale University Press‍

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Local Teachers

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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Jenelle Smith Orange, California   Dancing Since: 1997

“"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." Joseph Campbell”

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

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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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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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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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Jay and Amber Kaplan California Teaching Since: 1994  

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