Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. New to this moving meditation practice? Unsure about what happens when you show up? We hope this bit of information will answer some questions.
As soon as you enter the space the music is playing and people are moving, practicing in silence. From time to time the facilitator offers cues for focus: breath, body parts, weight, pulse, release. There are no steps to learn. There is no way to do this “wrong”. With instruction or without, just allow your body to respond to the music in its own way. Feet are a good place to bring your attention; simply move them and tend to your breathing. Connecting with others is sometimes challenging at first. But remember that each invitation is in service to encouraging movement and exploration, medicine that reaches across all languages, cultures and age groups.
The five rhythms are: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. Each rhythm is a teacher and as you practice moving, your relationship to body, heart, mind, soul and spirit deepens. Some people feel right at home from the get-go and others feel a bit (or a lot) self-conscious. People in the room have a wide range of experience. Your own dance will be unique. It can be subtle, powerful, revealing and, over time, it can be transformative.
Where the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe place for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free.
Creativity. Connection. Community.
Classes in Sacramento
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REGISTER for SUNDAY IN-PERSON
REGISTRATION for WEDNESDAY online is paused.
We are dancing at home, online & live! Join us!
We are FULL! If you want to be added to the waitlist or be notified for the next round we do, send me an email.
We have the opportunity to return 5Rhythms to Clara! It’s up to you….
The doors are open for a committed group of dancers to move together again on Wednesday nights.
When: Oct. 28-Dec 16 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $140 for 8 weeks. Payment in full due to hold your spot.
The Rules: Dancers must wear a mask in the lobby and the auditorium and maintain 6ft physical distance while dancing. All doors leading to lobby and parking lot will remain open during our time together. Wear layers. A fan will be blowing air toward the doors.
We need a MINIMUM of 8 committed dancers to move forward with this plan.
We can accommodate a MAXIMUM of 12.
We will assess returning to Clara January 2021 if we do not have eight committed dancers.
We want to create a safe container. Drop-in is NOT available.
We will NOT be simul-casting on ZOOM.
If you decide to join us in this commitment and we don’t enroll our minimum of 8, you will be issued a refund. If the county returns to shelter-in-place status during our committed series, we will complete the series on Zoom.
This opportunity to once again dance in community at Clara just lights us up. We are beyond excited to extend this invitation to you.
We are finding our way toward a continued movement practice. Bella & Majica are still offering a practice online during these times. We are moving toward dancing in-person. We hope you will do what feels good to you.
Find our page on Facebook and look at the events for details.
We dance every Wednesday and Sunday.