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5Rhythms® Workshop Pt. 3 – 5Rhythms® as Spiritual Practice
August 25, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
with Melinda Caroll
Sunday, August 25
2:00 – 5:00 pm
$40 for 1 session
$100 for all 3Sign Up Now!
“I went to church, but God wasn’t there; I said everybody’s prayers till something deep inside me cried, “I need the beat to be satisfied.” I got off my knees and on my feet, took my rock & roll prayers back on the street. I gotta dance, Gotta dance!” – Gabrielle Roth The 5Rhythms® comprise a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body, no matter what its shape, size age, limitations and experience. To find your dance is to find yourself, at your most fluid and creative level. While the practice itself is the essence of simplicity, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression. The primary teaching of this work is: If you put the psyche in motion, it will heal itself. The 5Rhythms® are: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. They come together to create The Wave, a movement meditation practice. Rather than having steps to follow, each rhythm is a different energy field in which you find your own expression and choreography, thereby 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 your self as your dance unfolds and your practice of the rhythms deepens over time. 5R’s Part 3, will introduce the “witness” into your dance. We’ll watch as each rhythm responds to a story in your own body that has the power to restore, refresh and renew. We’ll create poems and a vision board to honor our power of transformation. Please bring your sense of play and curiosity, a journal and a snack.
Melinda Caroll is one of the handful of original teachers first certified in 1995 by 5Rhythms ® dance founder, the visionary Gabrielle Roth. Melinda was also the first teacher to introduce 5 Rhythms dancing to Oahu, and is just now returning to Oahu after spending many years on Maui. 5 Rhythms ® dancing is the foundational practice behind Ecstatic Dance and Sweat Your Prayers. Melinda is a singer, song-writer and musician with decades of inspired teaching experience.
“The 5Rhythms ® are states of Being, they are a map to everywhere you want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to the real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.” – Gabrielle Roth