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Upcoming Workshops



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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From the Ground Up: A 5Rhythms Waves Workshop

Taos - 3 May 2019 to 5 May 2019
Melanie Cooley

Join us in beautiful Taos, New Mexico for a three-day 5Rhythms Waves intensive with Melanie Cooley, focused on exploring and embodying the fundamental energies of the rhythms.


In 5Rhythms, the dance floor is your laboratory, your body is medium, marvel, and muse. You are the investigator and the mystery, the explorer and the quest, the scientist and the subject, the seeker and the sought. 


And the rhythms are our map, inviting us to explore territories we have forgotten and to open possibilities we may never have considered. To cultivate our most complete selves–on and off the dance floor–grounded in our physical experience. To build a strong foundation from which to engage with each other and our wider communities.


Together we will explore our embodied territory through the maps of the 5Rhythms, building our practice from the ground up, from flowing, from our feet, through the wave and through our bodies.


Investment

Early Bird before January 30: $190

January 30 - April 19: $205

After April 19: $225


Note: Specifics of daily schedule may shift, though the Friday start and Sunday end times will not. The Taos 5Rhythms tribe has a weekly Sweat Your Prayers on Sunday evening from 5:30 to 7:00. Workshop attendees are invited to join in! (Admission to the Sunday Sweat is not included in the workshop price.)

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Local Teachers

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

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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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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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