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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 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.

This is a heartbeat level workshop: you must have some foundation of experience in the 5 Rhythms or a similar body-based practice to take part. Please ask if you’re unsure.

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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 Théâtre Aux Écuries
Montreal, Qc H2E 2K7 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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Fierce Loving
11 Jan 19 - 13 Jan 19
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg Luxembourg, Luxembourg

“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.

This is a heartbeat level workshop: you must have some foundation of experience in the 5 Rhythms or a similar body-based practice to take part. Please ask if you’re unsure.

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The God Pattern
25 Jan 19 - 27 Jan 19
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Germany, Munich Herrnstr. 21
Munich, 80539 Germany

The 5Rhythms are not just rhythms; they are the physical manifestation of a pattern that describes the way consciousness and matter interface with each other. This pattern shows up everywhere within the human psyche from sex to meditation, as well as through breaking waves, where there’s the same kind of interface going on between the ocean and the shoreline.

What’s new news is that it also shows up in pure maths, in the relationship between the number π which describes circles, and the number 0 which describes emptiness.

There’s a simple equation called “Euler’s Identity” that is a stand-out jewel of mathematical beauty. It links together the five most important and fundamental numbers in existence (the first and fifth of which are π and 0) with an elegance and simplicity that is astonishing.

This equation is the same pattern as the 5Rhythms. Not only does each number have the same quality as one of the rhythms, but the numbers are related to one another in precisely the same way that the rhythms are, in a configuration that is profoundly sexual. That these two patterns are in fact one and the same… that’s wild and holy magic.

The numbers teach us some new things about the rhythms and how to practice them, and this workshop is the first one of its kind, where you get to explore that.

Mathematicians: this will probably give you a radically new experience of your field, with tangible insights into the connections between numbers, spirituality, and human nature.

Dancers: you don’t need any ability with maths to take part! You will get to experience the rhythms in new ways, learning how to use your intelligence as well as your sweat to weave together the deepest instincts of your body with the invisible silence that is carried on the wings of the breath.

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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

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Gratitude
09 Feb 19 - 10 Feb 19
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Switzerland, Geneva Geneva, Switzerland

It’s easy to be grateful when everything in the garden is rosy, but what about when it’s not? These are turbulent times for most of us right now, and being grateful for ‘what is’ might seem impossible. Gratitude is light, and like all things lyrical it has a subtlety about it that makes it easy to miss, but when you find it, the whole picture changes like magic, and it can become a buoyant boat in stormy waters. 

The 5Rhythms offers us a way to give space for everything – the pain and the pleasure – as simply different dances, so we’re not looking for light by denying the shadow. On the contrary, light has a way of bringing up all that is not light, and we’ll make space to face that and move through it. We will find ways into the reality of whatever your personal experience is in the moment, to include all light and shade, and practice the subtle art of gratitude and appreciation for all of it. Just like Lyrical, its true nature is effortless, but until you’re there, it seems a world way. Then when you least expect it, you pop through the gateway and everything is different. Being rooted in a body that’s free to move, a heart that’s open to feeling, and a mind that’s willing to let the truth keep changing – then we have the possibility for gratitude that can light up our days and nights, bringing colour and transformation to unlikely places.

This is a ‘Heartbeat’ workshop: you need at least 15 hours 5Rhythms study to take part.

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The Tao of Loving
21 Feb 19 - 23 Feb 19
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United Arab Emirates, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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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The Tao of Loving
08 Mar 19 - 10 Mar 19
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Italy, Milano Danza e Movimento Milano
Milano, Italy

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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Us
13 Mar 19 - 17 Mar 19
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Hungary, Budapest Jurányi u. 1
Budapest, 1027 Hungary

Co-led with Visudha de los Santos

Five days to immerse ourselves in the dance between men and women. We will be all together for the first night, then separate groups for two days, then back together for the weekend. Time without the opposite sex is profoundly fruitful, empowering us to meet each other with the open-hearted and well grounded honesty that we all need so deeply.

Things are hotting up between us! In this re-defining period, it’s easy to be consumed by the chaos, not knowing what the other wants, how to communicate. We are riddled with pains and injustices. Some of it righteously so, and a lot of it – simply stories. It’s all too easy to get attached to being right and point fingers across the divide. 

Instead, we will dance deep into the bones, blood and breath of our experience. To willingly and vulnerably embody all we are, speak from the heart. To see and hear each other’s differences. To celebrate our common humanity. We are alive, and sexual, and everything is opening and changing! Wow! 

Can we meet, move, discover, and make the passage together across the divide?  

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InZero
22 Mar 19 - 24 Mar 19
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Germany, Berlin Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Deep inside the heart of all movement is a total stillness, and we are both: movement and emptiness. Woven through the fecund fullness of the body is a silent space of awareness carried on the wings of the breath. Everything is nothing: Infinity and Zero are One.

This silent presence and stillness is Zero, and it pervades every moment, every footstep, every heartbeat we live through from birth to death.

So it is with our practice: we move freely, allowing life to have its wild and natural expression through the body whilst staying silently aware of awareness itself. The body and the breath are constantly making love with each other, co-creating experience from moment to moment, and all we need do is say yes with everything we have.

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This Is Rhythm
02 Apr 19 - 07 Apr 19
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Belgium, Septon (Durbuy) Septon (Durbuy), Belgium

This Is Rhythm: TaKeTiNa meets Zero.One, co-led by Tania Bosak

A ground-breaking world-first, blending these two profound techniques to form a deep immersion into embodied trance and meditation.

Zero.One: a movement practice which weaves together the wild fullness and love of life through the body with the utterly empty freedom of awareness itself, bringing up all that is not fully alive or free in the process and integrating that back into the whole experience of self.

TaKeTiNa: an active rhythm meditation, where the body becomes the instrument, and guided rhythm journeys invite states of timelessness and deep rhythmic flow, creating an exhilarating inner silence as well as a wellspring of musical creativity.

These two practices are deeply complimentary, one based in clear rhythmic form, the other based on improvisation. Together, they forge a powerful catalyst for you to learn how you learn, unpack the ways you block your growth, and open a pathway ahead to wake up more and participate in your life with a renewed level of creativity and inspiration.

Tania and Adam are both leaders in their field, and are delighted to be co-creating something new together.