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We are constantly looking for inspiration. In the 5Rhythms, as a technique of dance improvisation and meditation in movement, we use music, the energy of the group, our own breathing, the space that support and surround us…to practice remaining fascinated, attentive and present. The body becomes the pen, the vehicle that writes. The Dance, ephemeral writing on the air that surrounds us. Every step on the dance floor, the deep expression of the soul and heart, to which the judgment does not give time to arrive to sanction its weight and cloister our free expression. What if we added the inspiration of the written word to the dance practice? This idea has been taking shape in my own practice and also in my classes. and courses over the last few years. I love to dance. I love reading. I love writing. What if these two artistic and spiritual forms touch and enhance each other? Come to discover it with me and the Santa Cruz tribe in May! We will share dance, rhythm, sweat, inspiration, words, poems, stories, ritual theater, expression…In a safe space that we will co-create with respect and from the love.


In the workshop we will explore the the physicality of the 5R Waves Level (FLUID, STACCATO, CHAOS, LYRICAL AND STILLNESS). We will also use selected texts to inspire our practice and will warm up the pen by writing for ourselves and the group..,


*No previous experience needed in dance nor writing!! All bodies and pens are welcome*

All are welcome to join. No prior dance or 5Rhythms experience is necessary.


Irene H. Sánchez is an international 5Rythms®️ Waves & Heartbeat teacher.

Irene is Spanish, and passionate about groups, dance and rituals.  She is Co-Director of the Redes Murcia Center (psycho-therapy, body and training) and Systemic Psycho-Body Therapist (with accredited training in Systemic Family Therapy and Grief Process). She has been practicing 5Rhythms since 2009, organizing and translating workshops, classes and retreats since 2011 and teaching in Murcia (Spain) and various corners of the world since 2014. In addition, she is a Sociologist and Master in Human Resources and a curious and restless explorer of the world of the arts, the body, music, human groups and organizations and therapy. Currently in Enneagram of Personality training.


It is understood that we are all participating at our own risks. Some people will be fully vaccinated and some will not. You will be asked to take a rapid Antigen or PCR test the day of arrival. You are welcome to wear a mask, and regulate your own safety needs.  If you feel sick before coming, we ask that you not come for everyone's sake. And please let us know if you become sick after the event, so we can do our due diligence.


Cost: $95, $120 After April 15, 2024

Support offered for LGBTQ+, BIPOC and those in need.

Please inquire with an email to Majica Alba


14 Days in advance: $75 cancellation fee.

No refunds less than 14 days from the start of the workshop.

Any paid fees, minus $75 can be applied to a future workshop. 



Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday, May 11, 2024


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