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Refuge
15 Dec 17 - 17 Dec 17
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Finland, Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

Midwinter is naturally a time of stillness, quiet, and rest. All too often it is precisely the opposite, and we stress ourselves way beyond what is healthy. So this is a weekend to unplug, switch off, and take Refuge in the arms of movement as prayer. To be within the quiet intimacy of the breath with the body, and know ourselves to be bigger, deeper, and so much more mysterious than the corporate media machine would have us believe. Waves can arise, pass through, and be resolved, falling back into a profound peace that is already here, when we choose.

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The Power of Intention
04 Jan 18 - 07 Jan 18
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Austria, Yspertal Yspertal, Austria

Dance deep and true, to open up your five essential powers: of being, feeling, knowing, seeing and healing. Out of these five powers comes the ability to truly choose, with everything you have.

What’s going well?

What’s hurting?

Where’s the growth?

What do you……fear?……desire?…..intend?

Dance deep and true, to give all these questions to the wild moment of power – NOW – get free of your own head-trips and align your will with your intention to make some things happen. This will be a highly focused workshop designed to bring your dreams to earth and empower your choices for the year ahead; for yourself, your tribe and our world.

Note from Adam: “You will get much more out of this event if you book well in advance. From the moment you book your place, your psyche begins it’s journey in a way that does not happen if you’re just telling yourself ‘I will do it soon…’ Because we’re working with dreams and intention here this will make a difference. Action has power. Pick up the phone or send an email and start your journey now!”

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Evolution
13 Jan 18 - 14 Jan 18
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Switzerland, Geneva Geneva, Switzerland

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.

Right here in the first few weeks of the year, 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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Heartbeat
09 Feb 18 - 11 Feb 18
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United Kingdom, Hebden Bridge Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

We all have strong feelings – about ourselves, each other, and life – even if they’re buried deep. We are meant to get scared enough to wake up and move, to get pissed off enough to change things, to cry deeply enough to truly let go of what we’ve lost. Then joy and compassion have deep roots and bold possibilities. The real problem is we’re scared of our own feelings, and we’ve learnt to avoid our own fear rather than go through it.

Heartbeat is wild strong medicine for numb, broken, frozen hearts, as well as for our hard-hearted culture that’s going crazy trying to escape itself and find itself at the same time. It maps out the ways your feelings and your wounded shadows move so you can use their energy for creative action, and become a stillpoint in the storm of your own heart. It is a deep meditation and a celebration of loving; embodied, expressed, released, your feelings become a source of creative power and presence both on and off the dance floor, to find the courage to love and be loved.

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Into The Light
16 Feb 18 - 19 Feb 18
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Germany, Munich Herrnstr. 21
Munich, 80539 Germany

I had been practicing the rhythms every day for a year before Lyrical swept me away in its arms. It’s subtle. It continues to delight, mystify, enchant, surprise, and take hold of me, bringing my feet, heart and hands to places I’ve never been before, so it’s with great pleasure that I’m offering this experience, to explore this profoundly unpredictable energy field.

You will not be required to be happy! Lyrical is much more enigmatic and complex than that, and we’ll be exploring its qualities through all of the rhythms. We will be able to discover our own unique styles and ways of moving through this expansive landscape, including ways we didn’t even know we had; ways to open up and be honest with what we have, to breathe new life into old hats, to shapeshift into zones unknown, and to see the world afresh.

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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 in our work, 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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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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NOW
25 Aug 18 - 01 Sep 18
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Poland, Lake Naria Lake Naria, Poland

2018’s summer intensive in Poland – we’re back on the Island!

Details to follow soon.

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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.
Expressing our anger all the way brings us to forgiveness.
Truly releasing into sadness we find the ability to surrender totally to life.
Being full of joy we become naturally generous.
And compassion simply is service.

This is our way of loving: love is 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 pull heavy. Not always steady; sometimes the tides pull 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 man, whether broken or glorious, boyish or wise beyond our years.

We’re standing amid the rubble of forefathers’ fallen idols, with manhood 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.