The Practice

$5 for the first time

This is a Practice of Mindfulness

You are cultivating and refining your attention and awareness. There are no memorized steps to learn as you are discovering your own style and movement within these 5Rhythms or patterns of energy. No 5Rhythms, or any other dance, exercises, or movement experience is required. All that is required is a sense of curiosity, openness, and willingness to move.

The 5Rhythms® are comprised of simple (yet vast and dynamic) movements designed to return the body to its natural state of aliveness, no matter what its shape, size, age, limitations or experience. To find your own dance is to find yourself, at your most fluid and creative level.

Rather than having steps to follow, each rhythm is a different energy field in which you find your own expression and choreography, stretching your imagination as well as your body. Each rhythm is a teacher and you can expect to meet different and sometimes unknown aspects of yourself as your dance unfolds and your practice of the rhythms deepens over time.

A course or class might be your weekly meditation or workout or simply your way to tune into the collective joy of being part of a group of people letting go and dancing. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group, and so is the teacher, therefore each class holds completely unique possibilities.

The 5Rhythms® practice allows us to move as we are and watch change happen. You don’t need to do anything or know anything, just show up as you are, be willing to put your feet in motion and let the rest follow.

Classes are Spontaneous, Meaningful, and Fun

You will generally dance to music. The music is wide ranging (e.g. world, jazz, rock, classical, new age, pop) and could be from any genre.

The purpose of the class is to encourage movement. Drop-ins are always very welcome, and every class is unique.

You do not need to have been to any previous class to benefit from the teachings. Each weekly session is self-contained and you can learn from any class you are in.

Adults of All Ages are Very Welcome

All of the classes and workshops are open to anyone and any body; any size, shape, fitness level, age. The classes are held in an accessible dance space (level entrance with no stairs) and are adaptable for all injury and disability.

The motto really is: Be yourself … everyone else is taken. Please come as you are, in any stage of health or recovery.

What to Bring and Wear

Please wear layers. When the class starts you may be cold and then when you start to warm up you may take off layers. Your base layer (the one against your skin) should be cool enough to be used if you sweat and made for movement. Many people move in bare feet but you can also wear clean running or dance shoes.

It would also be useful to bring a one litre re-useable water bottle filled with water.

Show Up As You Are

5Rhythms is an exciting and fantastic opportunity to have fun, get exercise, socialize and make new friends, reduce stress, feel inspired, be refreshed and relaxed, and experience more and more about your own potential on a weekly basis.

Please come as you are, and enjoy the new energy and creativity you’ll discover every week.