TRIBE: A 5Rhythms Reunion

TRIBE is a 5Rhythms dance camp and tribal gathering taking place at Camp Ramblewood, Maryland in September 2019. Click here to learn more or register for the event.

I always felt moved by the concept of a Reunion.  I grew up in the South, where families would come together once a year.  They would gather at some campground -- distant cousins, aunts, uncles. They would connect through banana pudding and volleyball, eat at picnic tables and on blankets.  I didn’t come from a big family though, and we didn’t have reunions. Of the family I did have, I wasn't sure I wanted to spend time with them. I didn’t feel connected to them.  Most encounters left me wondering, “where did I come from?” These people spoke a different language. 

I created TRIBE to
celebrate our connection,
strengthen our bonds,
and deepen our practice.

When I landed on my first 5Rhythms dance floor I found a community where I could relate - the connection to myself and to these others was palpable.  I found other people dealing with the same challenges I faced in my own life and they had this willingness to feel and move with them. I found a family -- a Tribe -- who spoke my language.  Over the years, I have grown to appreciate this Tribe more and more, and have found that it can hold me both on and off the dance floor.

In the spirit of reunion, I created TRIBE to celebrate our connection, strengthen our bonds, and deepen our practice.  TRIBE is a place where teachers get to practice alongside other teachers and students. Here we all come together as peers and move together.  We share our dance, make new connections, celebrate old friends and connect in real ways.

Here we all come together
as peers and move together. 

Join us -- Jonathan, Shanti, Emmanuelle, Peter, Ray, and me -- at Camp Ramblewood, Maryland this September.  Ramblewood is a rural camp and retreat center in northeast Maryland, less than a 3-hour drive from New York City and less than 2 hours from Washington DC.  Ramblewood features a large indoor dance hall with sprung floor, swimming pool, pond with canoes, and miles of hiking trails. There are both private and dormitory style cabins -- all with Tempur-Pedic mattresses.  The Ramblewood dining hall and kitchen serve healthy, balanced meals and can accommodate any dietary restrictions.  

I hope to see you for this MOVING reunion.

Ann