Do you sometimes feel emotions or energy that are stuck in your body or have the same annoying, frustrating thoughts running around and around in your mind? Are you a perfectionist, sometimes to the detriment of your work-life balance and wellbeing? Would you love to really, really dance but don’t feel comfortable in clubs and parties – whether from self-consciousness or being worried about looking out of place?
5Rhythms Dance is an amazing way to dance, baby dance, to really, truly surrender to the rhythms and naturally and healthily – and without a drop of alcohol! A dancing meditation created by Gabrielle Roth in the 1960s, it is taught by many different practitioners in workshops around the world as a way to explore the energy of your emotions in a freeing, opening and enabling release.
It draws on many indigenous cultures and traditions from around the world, and involves shamanistic elements plus mystical and eastern philosophies, from tribal histories to transpersonal psychology, Gestalt therapy (which promotes personal growth through self-awareness) and the human potential movement. It incorporates many different forms of physical expression from traditional ballet to pop, Latin, aerobics, yoga and tai chi among others.
5Rhythms embraces the idea that everything is energy and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms. Gabrielle explains: ‘Energy moves in waves, Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythm. A human being is just that; energy, waves, patterns. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.’
Rather than blocking our heartfelt feelings, protecting ourselves and our creative potential from external criticism and hurtful opinions, 5Rhythms opens us up to experience life as a whole – a marriage of healing and art. Moving the body (Actions), releasing the heart (Emotions) and freeing the mind (Thoughts) as a physical practice that helps us to free ourselves from constraints and conditioning, to come together with rhythms, our creativity and ourselves.
The 5 key rhythms are flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, which, when danced in a sequence of a ‘wave’ led by the teacher offers a safe space to dance out your frustrations and dance with your hopes, aspirations and dreams.
Offered in workshops, classes and on retreats here in Ibiza – most specifically led by the talented, formerly professional dancer, Sandra Morrel, 5Rhythms is a grounding reconnection to our bodies and souls – feeling who we are at our very core.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for workshops and retreats being held here on the island.