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5Rhythms Dance in Sacramento

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

Dance Class

Wednesday

6:30-8:30pm

Indoors

CLARA Auditorium

1425 24th Street

$20

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Sunday

10:00-12:00pm

Outdoors

Private Garden

1036 Azusa Street

$20

 
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$95 for 6 session or $20 per drop-in.

TAKING more PLEASURE

Ready to commit to pleasure?  Dare step on to the dance floor and luxuriate in the pleasure of being in motion?   There’s been some unrelenting stress lately. Paired that with age-old programming and we often default to struggle and fixing, hardening and numbing.  This is an invitation to move toward ease, an invitation to tenderness, to softening. Let's move together and take some pleasure. 

This 6-week mini-workshop is being offered in May 11-June 15

Cost: $95 for all six weeks, pre-paid. 

$20 per workshop at the door. Come for all six or come for one. 

Clara Auditorium 1425 24th Street

Facilitation with Bella Dreizler & Majica Alba, Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers

These classes are open to and affirming to people of all genders, gender expressions, sexualities, races, ethnicities, ages, sizes, religions and abilities. If you feel excluded on any of these dimensions, please let us know by speaking directly to Majica or Bella or emailing either of us: majica_phillips@yahoo.com or bella@bodyjoy.net. Thank you for joining us in the work of inclusivity.

 

COVID regulations: Because this is an activity where people are breathing heavy and moving around the room, we are asking that all participants show proof of vaccine. Masks will be optional. 

CURRENT IN-PERSON COVID GUIDELINES

Please be on time to receive the full benefits. The musical wave begins at 10am on Sunday, 6:30pm on Wednesday. Arrive as early as 9:45am/6:15pm to warm up, music will be playing. 

NEW COVID GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON

Infection rates are finally on the decline in our city. And so we pivot again... certainly not for the last time! We are in constant movement with this and we all know things will change again. 

At this time, to dance at indoors at CLARA (Wednesday nights), participants must submit a proof of vaccination upon registration. Your record must indicate you are two weeks post your final injection. Distance is up to you. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this pandemic. Continual decision-making and pivoting are required to sustain our practice AND keep us safe. The CDC currently offers the most reliable guidance. 

IN SUMMARY:

UNVACCINATED: You may dance with us again in the garden, OUTDOORS. We are pausing our online option. Masks are optional. 

VACCINATED...to dance INDOORS at CLARA, submit proof of vaccine record upon registration. Masks are optional. You may dance outdoors without proof of vaccine record. 

A reminder for us all: if you feel uncomfortable please move around the 2-acres of land. Plenty of distance is possible within range of music. 

We have navigated this territory for more than two years now. Let's keep moving through each change together. We love you.

WE ARE DANCING LIVE! JOIN US!

Bella & Majica are offering an in-person practice at this time. 

Find our page on Facebook and look at the events for details.

We dance every Wednesday and Sunday. 

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