5Rhythms Workshop

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Shadow, Dark, and Light

1 Dec 2023 - 3 Dec 2023
Location: TBD, TBD
Rome, Lazio, Italy Show map
Organizer: Jyoti de Gregorio

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We all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that shine bright: parts that are welcome and rewarded during daylight hours. And we all contain aspects, expressions, and energies that are deeper and more mysterious: parts which are equally intelligent, vibrant, and necessary to our wholeness. We also have aspects and behaviours that we disown. Places we don't like to go. Parts that we feel we can't afford to acknowledge, within ourselves or in the world around us. These, we push into the shadows. In this weekend workshop, we will follow the maps of the 5Rhythms to explore and embody all of these realms, walking well-lit trails, exploring deeper parts of the forest, breathing life into forgotten places, and braiding the threads that make us whole.

Joanne teaches 5Rhythms with a deep respect for the transformational nature of this practice, for the insight that these maps can bring to our daily lives, and for the unique discovery process of each participant. Her teaching is rooted in a lifelong engagement with her own study and personal work. Since 2001, she has held a steady space for the growth and evolution of a robust dance community in Victoria BC, has supported students and colleagues with their own teaching path, and has shared her love of this practice with communities across North America.

"Shadow, Dark, and Light with Joanne was a journey unlike any other 5Rhythms Shadow/Light exploration I have been a part of. She held the workshop with such sensitivity, depth, humour, and spaciousness of invitation. Joanne led us through what is alive with mystery and possibility in the fertile dark, what shadows we turn away from in ourselves, and what inner gold is illuminated in the light. Her feet-on-ground strength of presence, rich soundscapes, and clear deep love of this work, provided us with such a solid and welcoming container for vulnerability and discovery. Joanne is a wise witness, a weaver of magic between the worlds, and a true artist of the deep."  ~ Layah Singer-Wilson, 5Rhythms Teacher


WHEN: December 1 to 3, 2023

Friday 8pm to 10,30 pm | Saturday noon to 7pm | Sunday 11am to 5 pm


€ 150 before October 1

€ 180 before November 10

€ 200 Standard price, after November 10

€ 30 optional to support dancers that may need

€ 25 Friday class only 

Association Membership Card € 15 valid until August 31, 2024

Crew, 5Rhythms teachers, 5Rhythms spaceholders and unemployed discounted rates are available on request.

PREREQUISITES: a minimum of 10 hours of Waves (5Rhythms classes) is recommended.

COVID POLICIES: We expect any dancers experiencing cold/flu symptoms to stay home to care for themselves and for the rest of the group.  At this point, we expect all participants to rapid test prior to arriving for the workshop.

Registration Policy

Pre-Registration Required


A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

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