5Rhythms Workshop

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this healing heart

Led by: Chris Boylan
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Location: York, York Priory Street Centre YO1 6ET
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Organizer: Ann James

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Heartbeat . . .

. . . the movement of emotion. Bodies move. Hearts move. In 5Rhythms waves practice, we move with whatever is moving us and moving through us. We are emotional beings and emotions naturally arise; we move with them and we move through them.

In Heartbeat we directly explore the movement of the emotions, how they shape us, how we can transform the movements of the heart into living art and healing. In allowing our emotions to return to their physical dancing roots we can untangle our hearts from the shadowy influence of our head-trips. We can become emotionally fluid and free ourselves from old hurts and old patterns.

All of our emotions have purpose. All of them have form. All of them are fundamentally about love.

It is ecstatic, transformative and profoundly healing work.

This weekend is open to all who have danced at least one weekend 5Rhythms workshop or 30 hours of waves at classes or day workshops**. The emphasis will be on our hearts’ innate capacity to heal when we dance. It draws in part on Chris’s work with people who have experienced long-term wounds as children or adults. Of course, those with idyllic childhoods and easy adulthoods are just as welcome; we are all wounded and we are all our own healers.

Chris Boylan has been studying 5Rhythms since 1999 and teaching since 2008. Originally a toolmaker by trade he has a deeply practical and fun approach to the practice. In the words of a Heartbeat participant, dancing with Chris “feels like we are going to work together at the coal face of enquiry, no bullshit, just getting on with it - I really like this”. He will be assisted by the huge-hearted alchemical artist and 5Rhythms teacher Liz Collier.

Cost is £100 before November 14th, £120 after if there are any places left. Some concessionary places available on application. £35 deposit secures your place. Bookings are via the ticketing link: http://buytickets.at/rootsandwings/302539 or contact Ann James annjames.email@gmail.com 07986 654356. If you have enquiries about the content of the workshop, contact Chris on 07988820039 chris@northernrootsandwings.com

Times Fri. 22/11 7.00-9.30pm, Sat. 23/11 11.30-6.30pm, Sun. 24/11 11.30-6.30pmYork Priory Street Centre is a beautiful venue very close to the train station.

**If you have danced with Chris, there may be some wiggle room on the prerequisites. Artwork: Ann James.



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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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