a 5Rhyhms® Workshop
with Lucia Horan
March 11-13, 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia

The 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice, an improvisational form of dance. This is a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life. Flowing connects us to our feminine nature. Staccato connects us to our masculine nature. Chaos dissolves and integrates these two energies. As a result we find transformation in Lyrical. From this transformative space we are then connected to Stillness. The nature of the stillness dance invites compassion and connection to self, partners and community. Each of these rhythms is present within us at all times.

We have discovered that every person has a dominant rhythm. This is the primary energy that moves and inspires the unique expression of who are. We investigate these qualities in order to understand ourselves more. In learning about our “home” rhythm, we can look at both the light and shadow aspects to see what moves us and what stops us from moving.

How comfortable are you in your body? Some say, “Home is where the heart is”. If so, then the body we are given is our one true home. Through this method we can learn to love the home we have been given, and appreciate the gift of this body and this life.

Find your home rhythm. Learn to know yourself better. Become fascinated with yourself. In doing so you will better serve the world and all those you love.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

Venue: Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
Schedule: Friday: 6:30 – 9:00pm.  Saturday: 11:00 – 6:00pm.  Sunday: 11:00 – 5:00pm (Complimentary Sweat Your Prayers from 10am to 12pm).
Registration: Register Online
Contact: Ann Kite – 434-989-4841 – Ann@DanceCville.com
Discounts: Available for students, seniors (over 65), and 5Rhythms Certified Teachers.  See registration page for details.

Lucia HoranLucia Horan was born into the family of the 5Rhythms®. She has been dancing with Gabrielle Roth from the time of her birth. Lucia was born and raised in the community of Esalen® Institute, in Big Sur, CA. She was certified to teach the 5Rhythms in 1998. She is recognized as an international teacher of the 5Rhythms® practice and a faculty member of 5Rhythms Global®. Lucia currently resides in Maui, Hawaii. Lucia is Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association). All class/workshop hours with a 5RTA member teacher count towards the training path prerequisites for 5Rhythms certification.

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Mirrors w/ Jonathan Horan

Mirrors ~ Jonathan Horan 
May 4-8, 2016
Charlottesville, VA

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Mirrors is an initiation beyond the world of self-importance — into the art of seeing.  To enter the world of Mirrors is to take off our blinders and begin to see through the delusions and difficulties that trap us in unhappiness and destructiveness.  We start to step back and get some insight into the predictable patterns that sabotage the grace and dignity of our truest and most soulful self.

In the 5Rhythms practice, we are constantly moving into the most spontaneous, energetic, expansive qualities of our being.  In the Mirrors level of the practice, we are given the tools to identify the relentless loop of our own favorite head-trips and the inevitable situation they create.  We tear off masks, shed skins, reinventing ourselves effortlessly, learning to witness our own drama, its roots and rituals.  We enter the crowd of characters that dominate our stage whether servant or star, doormat or dreamer, realist or rebel, systic or manipulatore — all divas, and begin to watch them sabotage our funky, fiery, free-spirit.  Sometimes we have to stop the world and wonder: which part of me is using my hands, my feet, my eyes, my ears, and most importantly my mouth today?

We all know what it feels like to get stuck, to lose our groove, to get trapped in our heads and cut off from our hearts seeking the answer within awakens the witness and learning to witness our own melodrama is our saving grace.

Venue: Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
Prerequisites: Waves, Heartbeat, & Cycles
Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm.  Plus, 2 additional evenings from 7 – 10pm.  Evening sessions will be scheduled after workshop begins.
Registration: Register Online
Contact: Ann Kite – 434-989-4841 – Ann@DanceCville.com

jonathan2Jonathan Horan is Gabrielle Roth’s son and closest collaborator.  He is the Executive Director of her international institute,  5Rhythms Global, as well as the Director of The Moving Center School NYC.  Jonathan has been immersed in the 5Rhythms practice throughout his life and continues to be a key catalyst in its evolution.  He is a member of the core teaching faculty of both training and advanced work and teaches workshops of all levels around the world.  He has taught at Vassar College and currently teaches for a variety of institutes such as Esalen, Omega, Kripalu and Naropa Institute and an annual residency in Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.  His weekly NYC High Vibrations class has been featured in New York Magazine, Breathe, and the Daily News, and was chosen as the hottest movement class in New York by the Village Voice.

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