The 5Rhythms® of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness form ‘The Wave’, a simple movement meditation practice that encourages us to find our own dance of embodied feeling and to discover ourselves at our most fluid and creative level. The Rhythms are different ways of moving that are related to different ways of being in the world. As we practice them, we bring more of ourselves –body, heart, mind & soul- into movement, on the dance floor & out in the world. There are no steps to learn and it can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age, fitness, ability, or experience.
Price: $20 per person
What to bring & wear: These are movement events above all else, so do expect to move. You may be rolling around on the floor – dress accordingly. Yoga or exercise clothes work great. Bring an extra layer for when things quiet down. Most people dance in bare feet; soft-soled dance shoes or dance paws are recommended if you need foot protection. Dance sneakers are permitted. Other shoes are not allowed on the dance floor. Dance in stocking feet at your own risk! Socks tend to slip on the hardwood floor and for that reason are not considered safe.
About the teacher: Ann Kite is an accredited 5Rhythms teacher who teaches classes and workshops in Washington D.C., Maryland, and central Virginia. She discovered the 5Rhythms in 2008 and they have transformed her life. Ann believes in the intuitive wisdom of the body, and teaches 5Rhythms as a path to healing through deep communion with the incarnate self. Ann is passionate about life, about love of self and other, and about honoring the gifts that come through each one of us. She works to welcome these gifts to flow through freely and views the dance floor as a place of refuge, transformation, and release. Ann lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and 3 children. You can contact Ann by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Sue Green