Gabrielle Roth was an ecstatic dance pioneer and a visionary. Her discovery and creation of the 5Rhythms moving meditation practice decades ago at Esalen were one of the first awakenings of conscious dance practice. Since then, many other ecstatic dance practices have been spun off of her web. In this one-day workshop, we return to the pure essence of Gabrielle’s teachings and reap the rewards of her transformative moving meditation practice.
Beginners and seasoned dancers will have the opportunity to learn and embody each of the 5Rhythms: Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness™. The 5Rhythms can be described as conscious ecstatic dance but it is much more than that. The practice gives us specific tools to unlock our creative soul-spirit and find freedom in our body, heart and mind! Using the body as our tool and gateway, we will discover our personal expression of each Rhythm and how they influence all aspects of our lives.
This workshop is an invitation to witness and support each other to explore deeply into the 5R practice – a journey of curiosity, personal revelation and self-healing.
All folks aged 16+ are welcome, no prior dance experience needed.
“Dance is my gateway to a deeper sense of unity and…it’s my gateway to more deeply live and occupy my body, my heart and my mind.” Gabrielle Roth