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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
17 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
21 Sep 18 - 22 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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You, Me & Us
05 Oct 18 - 07 Oct 18
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Germany, Freiburg Bewegungs-Art Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany

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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Evolution
12 Oct 18 - 14 Oct 18
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Austria, Graz Jugendzentrum Andritz
Graz, Austria

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. 

Through our movement practice we will access the power source and creative energy of our feelings, to unleash the wild-hearted warrior who can make a difference in the world having struggled for integrity within. We’ll open up to our potential both individually and collectively, allow growth to happen, find healing where it’s needed, and move on! Let’s drop into the beat and dance for life, 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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Into the Dark
27 Oct 18 - 28 Oct 18
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United Kingdom, Cambridge Cambridge, CB1 3DR United Kingdom

The Celts understood that all things begin in the dark, and when the nights grow long at Samhain (what we call Halloween), this was their new year. In sync with the land and sky, we’ll take these days to step into our inner darkness: an act of great courage, with no telling what we may find or what may become of us. We choose to trust the flow of life to take us exactly where we need to go, whether that be blissful refuge from all the ‘doing’ of the light world, or confrontation with aspects of ourselves that have been long buried because we couldn’t handle experiencing them at some point in the past.

In we go, on the dance floor, through the 5Rhythms: alive with curiosity, willing to feel, sense, and be present with what arises. In this way we can pick up pieces of our denied power and emerge with them, ready to plant new seeds and step into new ways for the year ahead. 

This is a heartbeat-level workshop, practicing the ability to embody, express, and release our emotional world through movement. You need to have a good grounding in the physical level of 5Rhythms practice — a minimum of 15 hours is recommended. Please ask if you’re unsure.

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Fierce Loving
09 Nov 18 - 11 Nov 18
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United Kingdom, Glasgow Hutchesons' Grammar Junior School
Glasgow, United Kingdom

“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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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.

Note: this workshop will include some work at Heartbeat level. It would serve you well to have some experience under your belt before attending.

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One Heart
23 Nov 18 - 25 Nov 18
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Canada, Montreal Circuit-Est, Studio 3
Montreal, Québec H2L 3T9 Canada

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.

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Waves
30 Nov 18 - 02 Dec 18
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United States, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI United States

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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Sacred Light
20 Dec 18 - 22 Dec 18
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Israel, Tel Aviv Kelim Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

Nine flames

Five rhythms

One centre, one Stillpoint, the fifth element — we are always breathing the One.

Four pairs, four dual corners of the world — we are always moving through light and shadow.

Let’s awaken these flames!

Dancing, complications disappear and each step becomes a prayer.

Let’s move through the shadows, reclaiming our forgotten powers through the magical labyrinth of the 5Rhythms, bringing our deepest selves over and over again to light, unearthing forgotten dreams and returning all to the One.

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Deep Focus
29 Jan 19 - 03 Feb 19
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Belgium, Orval Bois-le-Comte
Orval, Belgium

Now in it’s 6th 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