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Key to the heart

The Workshop Series

­­­I invite you to join a committed group of dancers in a journey of finding our emotional soul. 

In this 5-part series, we will invite our emotions to be felt as sensation and bring their truths and teachings into our very being.  We will lovingly search and transform the inner structures we have created and undergo a metamorphosis of seeing and feeling our old scars as they become symbols of wisdom and healing. 

We will move closer to our fear, how it freezes us or makes us run, closer to our anger, how it calls us and burns within us, closer to our sadness, the grief and confusion, into our joy and delight in life, and finally into true, embodied compassion for ourselves, for others, and for this world.

Prerequisite: This workshop series explores the 5Rhythms Heartbeat map — the 2nd level of the 5Rhythms practice. To begin this series the student should be familiar with the 5Rhythms Waves map (1st level). At least 10-hours of 5Rhythms Waves level work is required to begin the series. Each module of this series builds upon the previous module. Therefore, each module is prerequisite to all subsequent modules.

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Carderock Springs Swim and Tennis Club
8200 Hamilton Spring Ct, Bethesda, MD 20817

(Just outside Washington, DC)



Module 1 - Fear: February 1 - 2 

Module 2 - Anger: March 14 - 15

Module 3 - Sadness: April 11 - 12

Module 4 - Joy: October 10 - 11

Module 5 - Compassion: November 7 - 8

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Each module takes place on Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sunday from 11am - 5pm.



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There are numerous hotels and B&B's in the DC area, but we also offer dancers the opportunity to stay with members of the Greater-DC Tribe. For home stays, each guest pays $15 per night.  This fee goes to Ann and is deducted from your host's tuition for this workshop.  The energy exchange is taken care of, so no need to bring a gift or take them out for dinner!

If you would like housing please request in the EventBrite Registration Form.



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For a full refund minus a $75 processing fee, you must cancel at least 4 weeks in advance of this workshop. For a full refund minus a 50% processing fee you must cancel at least 2 weeks in advance of this workshop. Within 2 weeks of this workshop all refunds will be subject to participant replacement. If the workshop is either not full or we are unable to fill your spot, your money will not be refunded.

In the event that the organizers cancel this workshop, for any reason:

  • A full refund of the payment received from each participant will be made.

  • The organizers will hold no financial responsibility for the participants’ travel expenses.

  • Every attempt will be made to give as much prior warning of cancellation as possible.

To request a refund send email to