"Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. in the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible." Gabrielle Roth
During this 5Rhythms event we shall explore proprioception, sensations and balance as we establish a new relationship to gravity - the feeling of having our feet under us. We will also experience the liberating energy of conscious breathing. Together and alone, while moving and dancing, we will discover our foundation for playful presence in the moment and create a new story about being creative and sat home in our bodies.
The body shapes your home from your first breath and your first encounters with gravity. From my observation many of us exist solely in the mind, obsessed with thoughts and figuring “it” out.
By giving our attention to the body we awaken and balance the intelligence in the heart and the “guts” to increase our movement language and our creativity as a whole being. By noticing and being aware of our body sensations to outer stress we can then liberate the holding and increase our energy.
“Trance is a tricky place, a place not many understand. It’s a mindful state that only happens when you get out of your way and fall into your true self so deeply that something inside clicks and you are simultaneously being and witnessing yourself.“ -- Gabrielle Roth
We all long for a place to call home, a place where we feel totally connected and at peace. But there is no home unless we find it in ourselves. The way home is a journey into trance. Trance is soul food, an injection of spirit that can carry us for days and weeks through subways and supermarkets, head-trips and heartaches.
In trance we move into the bigger picture. And from this vantage point we can see into the dark of our own hearts and let go of all the things that haunt us, relinquish them, turn them over to the Great Spirit. Sometimes, we are moved by the spirit of wolf, sometimes we are moved by the spirit of river or the spirit of fear or father. If we let go it takes us past our ordinary self into our luminous self. Any energy fully embodied can be a gateway.
Every time we hold our breath, we are holding back the Great Spirit and all its awesome power. But it is the very presence of that power we all deeply crave. We crave it because it is a catalyst; it shakes us up, keeps us real. It takes a lot of preparation to let go of being the mover and allow the self to be moved. In a million unspoken ways, we will be tested and rewarded.
Building on 15 years of refining and offering this specific 5Rhythms map to students around the world, this is the first time Jonathan is expanding the Journey Into Trance map into a longer format 6-day offering. This deep intensive immersion will offer soul seekers the path to drop into the deepest dances of our lives.
Journey Into Trance is devoted to unwinding the mind, moving through specific maps and meditations, teaching us how to more deeply traverse the world of trance.
Open to those who've been dancing a lifetime or as a first dive into 5Rhythms practice. The hours of this workshop qualify for the Waves requirement for the 5Rhythms teacher training.