Elemental Rhythms is a series of four workshops, each devoted to the teachings of one of the elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.
The workshops can be done individually, but they will also build on each other in a progressive sequence – each element being a gateway to a deeper connection with our world, our-selves, and our potential.
In Workshop 3 - WATER:
Within the fluid, translucent, medium of water the marriage of earth and fire gives birth to life in its vast variety. A transmutable teacher: as gentle as dew, as force-full as rapids, as relentless as ocean tides - water teaches us how to ride the waves of change with grace and poise - and how to seep past hindrances to find the pathways of least resistance towards our aspirations.
Within the domain of water, we encounter the energy fields of the mind and face the exquisite thrill of dancing with forces greater than ourselves. Through the practice of confronting and learning to undermine the trickster patterns of the ego, we can expand our capacity to embrace the deep intelligence of our intuitive mind - the subtle voice that knows: when to forge our direction and when to yield to the current, when to shape our world and when to be shaped by it - growing and nurturing the power of knowing that resides at the heart of chaos.
In our chosen residential setting – with its rolling moorland, secluded beaches and windswept cliffs – the elements are so powerfully present that opening to their potency, and letting them guide and inspire our work is both easy and obvious.
Add to the stunning location: a supportive community of dedicated dancers, nourishing whole earth food by the celebrated Café Momo, an exceptionally experienced and committed teacher, and we have all the ingredients needed to facilitate deep healing and nourishing work
The greatest gift of the 5 Rhythms is that, when engaged with deeply and fully, it takes us on a journey of progressive expansion towards our full potential as creative, loving beings. Catalytic in nature, it works to free the body, open the heart, still the mind and awaken consciousness. Ultimately, this entirely physical practice is a spiritual experience.
( See website for details of the full series, and for participant feedback from The Deepening, our 2018 workshop in this location.)
Summary (SEE WEBSITE for fuller details):
Thursday 19th September, 6pm through Sunday 22nd, 4pm
Timings during the workshop will vary, and will include evening sessions.
Venue, Accommodation, Food:
The dance hall is light and spacious, with a natural wood floor.
This is a residential workshop - we strongly encourage participants to stay ‘onsite’, ideally in the bunkhouse (rooms with 2-4 bunks), otherwise within easy walking distance in the village.
We are absolutely delighted to be working with the celebrated Cafe Momo, who have many years’ experience providing healthy, nutritious and sustaining vegetarian/vegan food at conscious dance and other workshops.
Full Remaining Series (2 workshops):
- £600 (please contact Jon)
- Early Bird: £325 (until July 17th)
- Full Price: £375 (thereafter)
- 5R Teacher discount approx 12% off tuition
All meals and refreshments: £125
Shared accommodation: £48 (3 nights)
Single supplement: £48
£90 deposit (per workshop) reserves your place - see website.
There is a maximum of 25 places on each workshop.
Any questions, please call Jon +44 (0)7970 069 256 or contact Jon or Bernadette via website (then scroll to foot of page).
There are no formal prerequisites for this workshop, but it is recommended that you attend at least a few drop-in classes with an accredited 5 Rhythms Teacher beforehand.