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RAW (HB)
24 Feb 17 - 26 Feb 17
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Hungary, Budapest Liliom utca 43-45
Budapest, 1094 Hungary

This practice reaches right down to the roots, creating movement and change in the foundation of us – the body. And once the roots are in motion, the heart follows naturally, opening up to the heat of the beat.

Any veneer of polite control falls off fast once we’re dancing, and unleashes the real thing – the untamed heart. We are meant to be scared enough to avoid danger, to get pissed off enough to change what’s not OK, to cry deeply enough to let go of what we’ve lost. Then joy and compassion have deep roots and bold possibilities.

Step by step we learn to trust the vital instincts we were born with, knowing when to give and when to receive, when to reveal and when to shield, when to let go and when to wait.

Timing is sharp. Raw is real.

“You have to admit emotional truth to yourself and be willing to stand up and share it with other people, leave the old behind, strike out into new territory, naked and raw and unprotected.”

~ Gabrielle Roth

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Renewal (W)
04 Mar 17 - 05 Mar 17
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Switzerland, Geneva Geneva, Switzerland

Life is bursting forth!

It’s Springtime.

We’re dancing.

The 5Rhythms become a deep and abiding tracer through the cycles of death and rebirth, where we can naturally align ourselves with the seasons, shedding skins and entering into the spirit of renewal of all that is whole and holy within us, between us, around us.

“God is the dance and the dance is the way to freedom and freedom is our holy work.” Gabrielle Roth

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Fierce Loving (HB)
01 Apr 17 - 02 Apr 17
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Austria, Graz Prohaskagasse 21
Graz, Austria

“You cannot truly make love if your anger is blocked” Ida Kelarova – School for Human Voice

Loving is fierce! At least sometimes. To truly love we have to be willing and able to be passionate, to allow the animal in us breathing space, to be able to say “Yes!” or “No!” with everything we have – body heart and mind.
The emotional energy necessary for this kind of loving is the creative side of the energy we call anger. Anger that is a big wide field of experience: not just the blame and rage that can be so destructive in relationship, but the hot-blooded, whole-hearted feeling states that range from a highly disciplined integrity to a wild fire-storm strong enough to protect our children. It’s what gives us the ability to stand for something, defend innocence, to say no to bullshit whether our own or somebody else’s.
Most of us didn’t learn to move with this energy in creative ways, to channel it in service to love and life, staying emotionally healthy with it. Instead we have socially dysfunctional withhold/erupt patterns, with long-term suppressed anger lurking under the surface that bursts out at inappropriate moments, with an intensity and violence that’s way out of proportion to the situation.
The rhythms help us regain our power with anger so we’re not victims to it – either our own or other people’s. To give space for our vulnerability and fears. To embody all these feelings thoroughly, without judgement. To unearth the old buried stuff and let it go. To take responsibility for our feelings and use them creatively. To rediscover anger as the magnificent natural expression of life-force that it can be. And ultimately to go through anger so deeply that it becomes a meditation, a profound dive into the mysterious heart of all things that gives us the inner authority to love even when the going gets tough, so that tenderness is sweeter and more real than it’s ever been.

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Embodied Facilitator Course
07 Apr 17 - 10 Dec 17
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United Kingdom, London London, United Kingdom

DO YOU TRAIN, TEACH OR COACH OTHERS?

“This course will give you tools to bring body-centred practices into a corporate environment. I’ve been involved in it for a couple of years now, and can totally recommend it. It’s probably one of the best courses of its kind in the world. I’m doing some 5R on the first module.” Adam

What they say:

As embodiment specialists, we can help you work pragmatically with the body, including in corporate and other ‘mainstream’ environments. 

On this course, you deepen your own embodied wisdom and learn how to guide others on that journey. You’ll also connect to a supportive, diverse community of change-makers, community-builders and arse-kickers. 

EFC is a personal growth and professional skills training course.

The course lasts for nine months, and is deep, intense and also a lot of fun. It does require a serious commitment, which includes attending all five modules in London and Kent, UK, and coursework.

We work with posture, breathing, movement, and patterns of attention and intention. There’s a balance between exploring your own embodiment for deep insight into your patterns, and practical tools you can use with others.

Embodied work comes from several roots, including martial arts, body therapy, dance, mindfulness, spirituality, therapy and the arts. Our team come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Alongside embodiment leaders Mark Walsh and Francis Briers, we’ve handpicked some top international guest trainers. Our facilitators have over 100,000 hours of experience between them. We’re confident EFC will put you at the forefront of this field.

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The Line of Fire (men only)
08 Apr 17 - 09 Apr 17
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United Kingdom, Oxford Cricket Rd
Oxford, OX4 3DR United Kingdom

At the deepest level, I am a mystery. But just above that I’m a man, and speaking personally I need men’s company from time to time. To open up, be honest, be challenged, be accepted, be amongst equals. Without this, something gets lost, and I have a hunch it’s like that for most of us.

I know that for some of us it’s scary, or even weird, to spend time without women – I know guys who think they only want to dance when there’s women around – but if you’ve never done so with this kind of intention and consciousness: try it.

Seriously, you’ll get a whole different take on yourself, men, and the 5 Rhythms too. There’s nothing like it, creating a unique combination of empowerment and disarmament.

It’s transformative, satisfying, enjoyable and maybe even essential if we’re to walk our talk, love our families, be true friends, and do stuff out there in the world that genuinely has soul.

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Renewal (W)
14 Apr 17 - 16 Apr 17
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United Kingdom, Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom

Life is bursting forth!

It’s Springtime.

We’re dancing.

 

The 5Rhythms become a deep and abiding tracer through the cycles of death and rebirth, where we naturally align ourselves with the ancient rituals of Easter, shedding skins and entering into the spirit of renewal of all that is whole and holy within us, between us, around us.

Shake off old habits and create new pathways for your life, starting on the dance floor, where the embodiment of fluidity and presence can become deeply empowered practice for life.

“God is the dance and the dance is the way to freedom and freedom is our holy work.” Gabrielle Roth

 

Times: Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-5

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Riding the Wild Fire (W)
25 May 17 - 28 May 17
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Austria, Linz Linz, Austria

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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One Dance Tribe
15 Jun 17 - 21 Jun 17
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Germany, Kisslegg Kisslegg, Germany
Enjoy a full week of conscious movement with teachers, dancers and visionaries from all over the world. 5Rhythms, Soul Motion, Movement Medicine, Open Floor, Azul, and more.
I was involved with this for the first time last year, and can totally recommend it. I loved the way we shed our differences and fell in love with the dance as the root of all our practices. For me, the 5Rhythms is it, but it didn’t matter. The common thread between all these practices became somehow more apparent by moving through them all.
Adam
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The Way of the Pilgrim (W)
24 Jun 17 - 25 Jun 17
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Belgium, Brussels Brussels, Belgium

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

We put one foot in front of other and take a step.

Within the incredibly rich diversity of experience on a 5Rhythms dance floor, 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. Then also we have company on the path, soul-mirrors of fellow travellers who can help us feel deeper and see further.

We are dancers, lovers, pilgrims on the way of life.

Let’s go

Nowhere

Just here

Already

We are

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Evolution (W)
30 Jun 17 - 02 Jul 17
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Germany, Köln Tanzfaktur, Siegburger Str. 235w
Köln, Germany

These are wild times. We’re not just on the edge, we’re off the edge and falling. 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.

There’s a mighty river bursting it’s banks everywhere, and it’s rushing through each one 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 to flow through us than ever before.

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! We 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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The Way of the Pilgrim (W)
04 Aug 17 - 06 Aug 17
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Switzerland, Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland

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

We put one foot in front of other and take a step.

Within the incredibly rich diversity of experience on a 5Rhythms dance floor, 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. Then also we have company on the path, soul-mirrors of fellow travellers who can help us feel deeper and see further.

We are dancers, lovers, pilgrims on the way of life.

Let’s go

Nowhere

Just here

Already

We are

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To be confirmed
31 Aug 17 - 02 Sep 17
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United Arab Emirates, Dubai Al Quoz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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To be confirmed
08 Sep 17 - 10 Sep 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Australia, Melbourne Melbourne, Australia

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To be confirmed
15 Sep 17 - 17 Sep 17
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Australia, Sydney Sydney, Sydney Australia

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To be confirmed
22 Sep 17 - 24 Sep 17
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Australia, Mullumbimby Mullumbimby, Australia

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One Heart (HB)
03 Nov 17 - 05 Nov 17
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Germany, Berlin Breite Str 43
Berlin, 13187 Germany

There’s really only one problem – how we respond to fear. And there’s really only one solution – to love. Yet how?

When we’re lost in our own shadows with a heavy body, murky heart and a mind doing overtime, how do we find the way out? How do we find the courage to move through our fears, stand in the integrity of our anger, let sadness wash us totally clean? How to bring joy to a world that’s so often heartless? Where can we find the compassion in which all our wild and crazy feelings find their resting place? How do we fall in love with love, over and over again?

Moving through the 5 rhythms we constantly explore these questions, making the journey from frozen fear to love in motion, where the experience of feeling becomes a wild and passionate meditation. We make these steps on the dance floor, so that the pathways are there for us in day to day life. The rhythms are deep and vital medicine for our personal and cultural hang-ups, unleashing the part of us that is truly a warrior, healer, friend and lover.

As the structures of our world are breaking down in so many ways, we need each other more than ever – to break down the walls within and between us. Yes, we need to befriend our own hearts, but let’s not stop there, let’s go on to reach out and touch the world. Time to sweat our stuff, let the spirit of all things take us through and beyond whatever is holding us back in life, to the place where we are one dance, one voice, one heart.