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.
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New Year's Day Dance
Letting Go and Calling In.... A New Year's Day Ritual
When: January 1st, 2021 1-4pm
Where: Guma's Garden in Natomas (North Sacramento)
Cost: $30 Payment in full due to hold your spot.
2020: a year to commemorate and celebrate as it passes. Day after day we absorbed, we hesitated, we integrated, we resisted, we incorporated, we compromised, we endured. Alone together we moved through the most trying of times. On January 1, let’s do what we know best. Use the power of communal intention to release the unneeded baggage of 2020. In the space this creates, with a lightened load, let’s call in what we long to create, what we yearn for, what we desire in 2021.
A 3-hour journey of dance and ritual, outdoors in a luscious garden, ample room to spread out, take space and be safe. Of course, weather permitting. Alternate rain date is Sunday January 3rd. Full refund if we are unable to dance due to rain or some other unforeseeable occurrence.
We are beyond excited to extend this invitation to you.
Love, Majica & Bella
We are dancing at home, online & live! Join us!
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.