After 10 years on the road as a touring dancer, I left the commercial dance industry to follow a calling from within to explore my personal relationship with dance as a spiritual practice and vehicle for individual and collective healing.

 

I am a certified teacher of the 5Rhythms®movement meditation practice, continuing in the lineage of Gabrielle Roth, my beloved mentor and mother of the western conscious dance movement, whom I served as creative assistant and artistic ally for the last decade of her life. I'm grateful to be able to offer classes in Gabrielle's transformative body of work globally, wherever my travels take me. 

“I believe in the power of motion, the wisdom of gravity, the emptiness of true love, the fact that there is no way out but through the body, no way up unless we all go together, no way down unless we follow the beat, no way in unless we embrace the dark.”

- Gabrielle Roth

PHOTO BY BEN COLE

UPCOMING OFFERINGS:

5Rhythms Waves Class

at Hamsa Studio in Ojai, CA

Sundays 3-5pm

Feb 23, March 8, March 22, 2020
 

at Yoga Desa, Topanga, CA

subbing for Masayo Benoist

Feb 18, 2020 8-9:30pm

PHOTO COURTESY LEKHA SINGH
ABOUT THE 5RHYTHMS

Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action.

 

Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free. Creativity. Connection. Community.

 

Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance till we disappear… Only to rediscover ourselves through it all.


This is a drug and alcohol free practice.

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