5Rhythms Workshop

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Essential Heart - a Heartbeat® level 5Rhythms workshop with Meredith Davies

Led by: Meredith Davies
6 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
Location: Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 98 The Parade Paekakariki
Wellington, New Zealand Show map
Organizer: Alex Rodriguez

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Essential Heart

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


Ask yourself, what is essential in life? Often the answers come from our heart. What makes us feel most alive? Moving fluidly through the 5Rhythms Heartbeat® map is to claim the deep emotional intelligence within us.

When growing up, were you taught to suppress and deny emotions? You would not be alone – it’s a common experience. Often we come to believe that strong feelings are inappropriate, overwhelming, scary and wrong. Living like this, we are blocking our life force, creating a sense of things never being quite right, tainted with quiet desperation, falsity, ambivalence and even despair.

This workshop uses the 5Rhythms map to anchor our bigger intense feelings and to catalyse some of our dormant, unacknowledged emotions. We will learn to lean into and move with our fear, experience the clarity and vitality of unattached anger, the natural release of our sadness, the uplift of our joy and the connectedness of our compassion.

Because of our history, moving with emotion can feel like a big thing. So we practice the art of allowing, not pushing, not resisting and certainly not getting stuck in the head with what all these feelings mean. In a safe, supported container, we dance the Heartbeat map, learning healthy ways to reclaim our essential heart and reinvigorate ourselves using the vital life force of our emotional world.


Meredith Davies

My first Heartbeat in 1997 was a profound experience. The vitality of dancing pure emotion quickly catalyzed what I needed to address, affirmed what was true and quieted my drama. I have danced Heartbeat again and again and I am grateful to many teachers for deepening my relationship with this amazing map. 18 years later, having completed my 5Rhythms Heartbeat Teacher Training with Jonathon Horan, I am delighted to be able to share this deep teaching with you.” Meredith

Meredith Davies worked as a therapist and creative dance facilitator in the mental health and disability arts field before training with Gabrielle Roth 2001. She taught 5Rhythms in Europe and America and has now been teaching weekly classes, workshops, committed groups and ‘live music waves’ in Melbourne for more than a decade. With her husband David, together as Moving Essence they have helped make Melbourne an international mecca for the 5Rhythms practice. Meredith’s dedication, passion and welcoming, enticing style is quite simply, an invitation into the healing power of movement.

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In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.

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