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Deep Focus
20 Feb 18 - 25 Feb 18
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Belgium, Orval Bois-le-Comte
Orval, Belgium

Now in it’s 5th year: if you’ve been practicing the 5Rhythms for a while, then this may be for you: a workshop format designed to radically open up your ability to work creatively and personally with the 5Rhythms maps.

We’re aiming for a group of dancers who have both the will and the experience to focus their work in a more specific way than is usually possible in a workshop setting. Being residential, we can work long hours whilst still having time to rest and integrate: as well as moving together, each of you will work individually with the support of myself and the group, taking your practice to a whole new level, open out your perception of what’s possible, and free up your potential in motion.

We’ll be working in the wonderful Ost-West Centrum: fully catered, great dance space with a heated floor, woods to walk in around us.

“This is the most advanced work I offer, and only available on this workshop: if you already have some experience at Waves and Heartbeat level of the Rhythms maps, and you’re seeking to create a more personal and particular relationship between your own unique path and practice then you are welcome to jump in. Write to me if you have any questions.” Adam

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Us
09 Mar 18 - 11 Mar 18
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United Kingdom, Oxford Cricket Rd
Oxford, OX4 3DR United Kingdom

Co-led with Jessica Howie

The inspiration for this workshop arises from our shared belief that it’s vital that we give our loving attention to the dance between men and women. That exploring the complex dynamics between Us is essential to our own personal healing, that of our communities, and that of our planet and all life on it. We have lived for thousands of years with the masculine and feminine being out of balance, which is being expressed in the deeply catastrophic and dysfunctional world we have created and are now living in.

This weekend is time together for Us to recognise some of our own projections and hurts, fears and longings towards one another, and bravely express ourselves in a safe and held space. We will dance together with the intention of taking conscious steps towards healing our wounds, taking responsibility for our part in the divide between Us, and discovering healthier ways of moving with one another.

This is not a workshop about relationships, though couples are welcome. It is an open space for dancers who are willing to take responsibility for their own place and and their own steps, to move through this wild and tender landscape between men and women.

We will be together on the Friday night, the Saturday we dance separately, and we will come back together on the Sunday.

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Moving
22 Mar 18
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
United Arab Emirates, Dubai Al Quoz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

You never know what will happen when you step onto a dance floor. The body has its own mysterious wisdom, and the 5Rhythms practice has a way of taking you right in there. One night it might get you deeply grounded and physical, the next you’re having a big emotional release, and then another time you’re having a profound mystical experience that you don’t understand, full of wonder. So be it.

Whether you’re a highly experienced dancer or completely new, you just take a step, breathe deeply, and let go into the timeless way of humans being, moving together as a way of tuning in and getting real with each other, surrendering to this extraordinary life we are all living on earth.

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Open The Box!
23 Mar 18 - 24 Mar 18
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United Arab Emirates, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We can get lost in the day to day shuffle of papers, keyboards, day-jobs, traffic jams, push-buttons and news flashes, with the needs of our loved ones and colleagues all pressing for our time and attention, not to mention the subtle demands of acceptable ways of being that we’ve taken on. Playing to other people’s rules without even knowing it, we can get lost somewhere deep inside ourselves and wander through our days with anything between bottled up fury to a vague sense of missing something vital. 

“There must be more than this!”

We all need to take time out from our busy lives to cut loose, express our feelings, and let go of all those rules, in a place that’s safe enough to trust our own flow, with no judgement about who we are or seem to be.

This is that space. Whatever shape you’re in, you’re welcome to come dive in, let go of your headtrips, and open your box. 

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Open The Box!
07 Apr 18 - 08 Apr 18
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Belgium, Brussels Brussels, Belgium

We can get lost in the day to day shuffle of papers, keyboards, day-jobs, traffic jams, push-buttons and news flashes, with the needs of our loved ones and colleagues all pressing for our time and attention, not to mention the subtle demands of acceptable ways of being that we’ve taken on. Playing to other people’s rules without even knowing it, we can get lost somewhere deep inside ourselves and wander through our days with anything between bottled up fury to a vague sense of missing something vital. 

“There must be more than this!”

We all need to take time out from our busy lives to cut loose, express our feelings, and let go of all those rules, in a place that’s safe enough to trust our own flow, with no judgement about who we are or seem to be.

This is that space. Whatever shape you’re in, you’re welcome to come dive in, let go of your headtrips, and open your box. 

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Moving For Freedom
20 Apr 18 - 22 Apr 18
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Poland, Warsaw Warsaw, Poland

Free your body,

open your heart, 

empty your mind. 

The rhythms form a simple effective movement practice for developing your personal power, sensitivity and creativity.  Moving through the rhythms brings you in touch with yourself as a whole, gives expression to whatever you need to release, and opens up a world of communication and connection with others. Many deep friendships have been made on the dancefloor, many lives transformed and given new vision and purpose.

This is not always easy – it takes discipline and courage to be oneself – but it is worth it! Somewhere inside you is a consciousness that knows what you are here for, how to love deeply, and how to be a vital part of the world around you. The 5 rhythms are a practical way to find this place; to heal what is hurt, to let go of old burdens, to become the wild free spirit that is you.

Freedom is what you do with what you’ve been given – J.P. Satre

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Waves
04 May 18 - 06 May 18
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Cyprus Cyprus

The 5Rhythms: a vibrant movement meditation that gets you out of your head and into your body, heart and deep mind; a spiritual practice that’s rooted in dance.

Whether you’re into hip-hop or Beethoven, Buddha or beatbox, the rhythms are a map to your own self and the way your energy naturally moves and expresses itself.

This workshop will be suitable for beginners and beyond, moving at many different levels at once. Whatever shape you’re in or experience you have: as long as you can breathe, and can move in some way, you’ll be welcome.

Drop your mind into your feet and access an inner freedom that’s beyond what we know.

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The Way of the Pilgrim
08 May 18 - 13 May 18
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Czech Republic, Broumov Broumov, Czech Republic

“There is no way to happiness – happiness is the Way” Buddha

Investigate and explore how to use the 5Rhythms as a practice to serve the call of the wild — the quiet voice that whispers our name until we learn to listen, put one foot in front of other, and take a true step.

Within the incredibly rich diversity of experience in life, there’s really only one thing going on. That one core thing is so simple it cannot be named. It just is.

Around that we move, breathe, and pay attention.

We are dancers, lovers, pilgrims on the way of life. We travel deeper and see further when we travel together. So let’s go.

Let’s go

Nowhere

Just here

Already

We are

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Riding the Wild Fire
18 May 18 - 20 May 18
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Slovenia, Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia

There is an edge within us. It’s elemental, raw, a force of nature and deeply human, an instinctive intelligence that knows how to live, breathe and move in total connection with all things. Riding this fiery edge we dare to be wild and true, desire passionately and act spontaneously, speak the truth, risk mistakes and grow through all of it.

We will use the 5 rhythms to find our ground, balance, and power: walking right on the edge where we are both gentle and fierce, disciplined and free. We take that edge into relationship with others, to give and receive generously, to stand our ground whilst being open to changing, practicing the art of transformation through communication, confrontation and communion so we can live: wild and true.

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You, Me & Us
23 Jun 18 - 24 Jun 18
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United Kingdom, Cardiff Cardiff, United Kingdom

Here we use the rhythms to investigate the fundamentals of relationship – how to be with yourself, someone else, and a group.

Can you be at peace in your own company, or are you on edge, needing someone else’s attention? When you’re with someone else do you usually lead, follow or improvise? Can you be yourself or do you act nice and stay in control at all costs? Can you trust yourself enough to open up and be vulnerable with others? When you’re in a group of people do you hide out or barge in? How do you find your place and fill your role? Do you know how to change things when you want to?

The 5 Rhythms are in the end a pathway to love, from love, with love. The body tells the truth, so we get to see what we’re up to, but being physical is also a highly effective way to let go, move on and explore new pathways. And the wonderful thing about it is, you don’t have to think too much about it.

Move, breathe, pay attention, and be open to learn. Things can change.

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One Dance Tribe
28 Jun 18 - 04 Jul 18
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Germany, Kisslegg Kisslegg, Germany

Enjoy a week of conscious movement with teachers, dancers and visionaries from all over the world, everyone weaving their offerings together into one fabric works magic: 5Rhythms, Soul Motion, Movement Medicine, Open Floor, Azul, and more.

This will be the third year I’ve participated at ODT, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. I have deeply appreciated the way we shed our differences and fall in love with the dance as the root of all our practices, with the common thread between all these practices becomes more apparent by moving through them all. 

Adam

 

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Evolution
06 Jul 18 - 08 Jul 18
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Canada, Toronto Artscape Sandox
Toronto, Canada

We can all feel it can’t we? There’s something going on. We need to change, radically, and it’s happening.

There’s a shift in consciousness taking place that is profound, far reaching, beyond any one of us, and involving all of us.

We are being called, cajoled and catapulted into new ways of being that require us to let go of our fixed ideas and patterns, to expand beyond what we thought possible and allow more energy through us than we ever dreamt of. There’s a mighty river bursting it’s banks everywhere, and it’s flowing through each one of us.

Let’s open up to our potential both individually and collectively; to allow growth to happen, find healing where it’s needed, and move on! So we’ll drop into the beat and dance our socks off, letting go of our little self, giving our feet and breath to the big dream that we’re seeking, as ONE.

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Right Here, Right Now
13 Jul 18 - 15 Jul 18
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United States, Lawrence Lawrence, KS United States

To be a dancing warrior, embodied: No matter whether pleasurable or painful, whether I’m alone or in company, whether I understand what’s happening or not, I will say yes to this experience and be as creative as I can with what I have. I will seek the growth and learning and healing here, I will let this moment dance me even deeper awake and alive, in love, in truth, with every breath I have.

This is not for the faint-hearted, but then none of us are faint-hearted. Not really. We all have a longing for life, love and freedom so profound that deep down we will tackle anything to reach for it. Maybe sometimes we lose hope, but even then we can help each other out, encourage, cheer on, take hands. We don’t have to do this alone.

We move through the 5Rhythms to free the body, listening to this endless source of wisdom and learning, to expand, empower, and enlighten our presence, so that whatever comes our way becomes our meditation. This is it: right here, right now.

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Deep Focus USA
16 Jul 18 - 22 Jul 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
United States, New Lebanon 5 Abode Road
New Lebanon, NY 12125 United States

This unique workshop has been running for years in Europe, and gets booked up months ahead. First time in the States…

If you’ve been practicing the 5Rhythms for a while, then this may be for you: a workshop format designed to radically open up your ability to work creatively and personally with the 5Rhythms maps.

We’re aiming for a group of dancers who have both the will and the experience to focus their work in a more specific way than is usually possible in a workshop setting. Being residential, we can work long hours whilst still having time to rest and integrate: as well as moving together, each of you will work individually with the support of myself and the group, taking your practice to a whole new level, open out your perception of what’s possible, and free up your potential in motion.

We’ll be staying in a wonderful centre in upstate NY for our work: fully catered, great dance space, nature all around us.

“This is the most advanced work I offer, only available on this workshop: if you already have some experience at Waves and Heartbeat level of the Rhythms maps, and you’re seeking to create a more personal and particular relationship between your own unique path and practice then you are welcome to jump in. Write to me if you have any questions.” Adam

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NOW
25 Aug 18 - 01 Sep 18
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Poland, Lake Naria Lake Naria, Poland

“Now is the moment of power” Kahuna teachings

Another island adventure, with a glorious week to immerse ourselves deep in movement practice and the beautiful waters of Lake Narie in Poland.

Simply being present with this moment, right now. This is it. Though it’s not always easy to be that simple, especially when we dance. Through the rhythms our experience with the moment becomes so vivid that it can be almost brutal at times, stripping our masks and demanding that we go to depths way beyond our comfort zones.

Then before we know it we’re caught up in an extraordinary bliss, turning the world into rainbows.

Another day everything is totally ordinary: just taking a step, taking a breath, no drama.

The dance is an ongoing birth-life-death-birth- process, each turn of the wheel completely unique, asking for our creative engagement and loving, in the spirit of wild and true freedom. In this way we are presented with gateway after gateway in motion, endlessly unfolding our potential. The rhythms cut through everything: into the present moment over and over again to be here, NOW.

 

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The Tao of Loving
22 Sep 18 - 23 Sep 18
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Belgium, Brussels Brussels, Belgium

Love is not just a feeling, it’s an action too. Emotional energies naturally become action if we follow them through.

Being willing to face our fear: gives us courage to move. Dynamic Loving
Expressing our anger all the way: brings us to forgiveness. Fierce Loving
Truly releasing into sadness: we can surrender to life. Total Loving
Being full of joy: we become naturally generous. Delightful Loving
And compassion: simply is service. Open Loving

This is the Tao of Loving: courageous, forgiving, surrendered, and generously in service.

So here is our practice — to move through our emotional world deeply enough to not only feel love but to be loving. To open up the pathways from fear to love in movement, so that our feelings become an offering to the world around us.

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Standing Up
16 Nov 18 - 18 Nov 18
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United States, Boulder Boulder, CO United States

A workshop for men.

We are standing. Not always tall; sometimes the wounding or the shame weighs heavy. Not always steady; sometimes the tides pull strong or the winds push hard. But we’re standing, alongside men of all creed, colour, shape and orientation, to embody our manhood as creatively and fully as we can find, today. Every day. We’re standing for the right to be fully men, whether broken or glorious, boyish or wise beyond our years.

We’re standing amid the rubble of forefathers’ fallen idols, with manhood often the butt of derision and ridicule. We feel the truth in that, but we also see the emergent reality of a manliness that our world is starving for, and we are willing to dance deep into the belly, upwell the heart and clear our heads to find it. We know how to move, and how to be still. We love fiercely, and we are standing: ready, willing and true.