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Coevolution: 4 Teachers one 5Rhythms Weekend

San Diego - 6 Apr 2018 to 8 Apr 2018
Christina Graham-Smith - Kierra Foster-Ba

East and West Coast come together in San Diego offering a unique opportunity to dance with 4 5Rhythms® teachers in one weekend.  Coevolution occurs when two species influence one another in a mutually beneficial relationship. Bees are nourished from nectar while flowers benefit from pollination. We too are influenced by the multitude of interactions in our environment. These influencing interactions can help us evolve and strengthen or drain us of energy if we are not present and aware. Rather than give our power away, we have the opportunity to feed off a different flower when needed. 

In this workshop, 4 teachers from New York and California join together to take you on a 5Rhythms® exploration where we listen deeply to the messages received; unfolding, transforming, expanding and coevolving together. Join us as we dance into the natural process of evolution on a community level.

  • Location: The White Box, 2590 Truxtun Rd. Studio #205, San Diego, CA 92106
  • Time: Friday 6:30 - 9:30, Sat. 1 - 8, Sunday  10 - 4pm
  • Exchange: $250 ($190 before 3/6)
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***Dance studio is close to the airport, hotels, restaurants and beaches making this an easeful travel journey. 


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                                       Meet the Teachers

Jo Cobbett, California

Jo’s offerings touch hearts around the globe where she offers yearly retreats and teaches 3 classes a week in Los Angeles. She is a loved and respected teacher in the embodied movement community, bringing a wide array of experience into her teachings, creating a loving and compassionate space for each dancer to express his/her truth. Advanced level Heartbeat 5Rhythms® training. 

Christina Graham-Smith, California

Conscious awareness and authentic communication on all levels is a key aspect of Christina’s offerings. She navigates the dancer to the edge, dancing into the unknown to bring unconscious awareness to the surface in a loving, supported container. She teaches in California and Mexico, mentoring space holders and is currently in Heartbeat training.

Kierra Foster Ba, New York

Kierra brings 20+ years of dancing the 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 to Brazil and currently teaches weekly classes in NYC. She is a Spaceholder mentor and advanced Heartbeat level training.

Ray Diaz, New York

Bringing clarity and conscious awareness to his offerings, Ray encourages each dancer to fully step into his/her power. He inspires collective transformational process centered on enhancing the aliveness inherent in each body. Ray brings the fire of his Dominican roots to his teachings in New York, along the East Coast and Mexico. 


5Rhythms®: Grief, Loss and the Body in Motion

Big Sur - 20 Apr 2018 to 22 Apr 2018
Davida Taurek


Have you experienced loss and the natural emotions ofsadness, anger, fear, and love? How do you process your losses and move throughyour life? Unfortunately, many of us have not found safe and effective ways toexpress these emotions, and we can feel stuck, both emotionally and at timesphysically, with the cumulative burden of our unfinished business. Using thetools of the 5Rhythms movement practice combined with a process of grief-workgrounded in emotional presence, non-judgment, and supportive witnessing, participantswill join together in a safe space to help heal mind, body, and spirit.


Davida will facilitate the 5Rhythms as a method toexperientially access a wide spectrum of feelings. Peter, a physician with morethan thirty years of experience in HIV/AIDS and palliative care, willfacilitate story sharing as part of releasing and working through losses. Otherelements of the workshop include both didactic and experiential content,focusing on natural and distorted emotional responses to grief, caregiving vs.caretaking, and other topics. This workshop is especially useful for healingprofessionals in their work with clients and patients.


Local Teachers

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

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Sylvie Minot Sausalito, California Teaching Since: 2001 Dancing Since: 1994

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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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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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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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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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Kiaora Fox Santa Barbara, California Teaching Since: 2016  

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Jay and Amber Kaplan California Teaching Since: 1994  

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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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