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Between the head and feet of every person is a billion miles of unexplored territory.


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Upcoming Workshops



Howl - 5 Day Waves Retreat

Taos - 28 Dec 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Visudha de los Santos

 “I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.” – Leslie Fiedler

Have you ever known a restlessness that cannot be contained? Something stirs in you, and yet you do not know its source, or where it may take you. Do you remember and sense a deep-throated, primal longing that knocks inside your bones and blood, the same desire that appears in the shimmers of the moon, the quiet of the night, and in the mystery of your own beating heart? The moon-shadows call your spirit to awaken, to arise from your slumber, to once again dare to be outrageously alive and give full-throated voice to the passions that inspire and move you.

Celebrate the raw wildness of life by reconnecting with and reclaiming your true, limitless self. With the 5Rhythms® as our guide, we will venture off the beaten path, dancing back into being all that has been lost or stolen, boldly accessing the profound edges of our own instinct and intuition in order to bring to life our deepest yearnings.

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Nourish: A 5Rhythms Deep Dive

Scottsdale - 2 Mar 2019 to 27 Apr 2019
Melanie Cooley

"Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest, but the
seeds of all things are blest.
The blessing is in the seed.
This moment, this seed, this wave of the sea, this look, this instant of love."

~ Muriel Rukeyser from “Elegy in Joy”

Too much in our world, in our lives, in our culture uproots us from our embodied selves, turns us into talking heads, out of touch with the physicality of our experience.

But we are embodied beings. We experience all things in our bodies. And it is through our bodies–through movement, exploration, expression, attention, and awareness–that we we can cultivate the sensitivity and resilience to be fully human in this moment.

This five-session 5Rhythms Waves intensive series with Melanie Cooley will take us deep into the fundamentals of 5Rhythms as an embodiment practice. Inviting us to ground ourselves in the roots of the rhythms, to plant the seeds of a practice that will bring us home to our bodies, nourish our humanness, and set our feet toward new possibilities.

SESSION DATES

March 2, 16, 30 and April 13 & 27, 11AM to 2 PM

INVESTMENT

$185 early registration through February 1.

Full price registration will be $225.

My classes are open to and affirming of people of all genders, gender expressions, sexualities, races, ethnicities, ages, sizes, religions, and abilities. This is a drug and alchohol-free space.

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Local Teachers

Melanie Cooley Tucson, Arizona   Dancing Since: 1991

“At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, a complex form...which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything in the universe. ~George Leonard”

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Mati Vargas-Gibson Dallas, Texas Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1998

“"If it moves, it moves"”

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Linda Susanne (Susie) Haces Dallas, Texas Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 1974

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Chloe Goodwin Santa Fe, New Mexico Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 1999

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Lisa DeLand Austin, Texas Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1994

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Visudha de los Santos Taos, New Mexico Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1995

“The deeper we go into, and be with the mystery, the more mysterious life becomes, and in that, life becomes both more meaningful and enchanting. Through moving ritual, oneness arises, and we discover a depth of presence lacking in ordinary moments.”

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Melissa McLamb (Sweat SpaceHolder) Albuquerque, New Mexico   Dancing Since: 1987

“You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. Martha Graham ”

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Raven Tompkins (Sweat SpaceHolder) Taos, New Mexico   Dancing Since: 2014

“Creation, destruction, I am dancing for them both. - Rumi”

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