Schedule

Jun
24
Sat
2017
San Rafael | Open Floor Community Dance w/Davida – Conscious Dance Practice @ Pickleweed Community Center
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Open Floor Community Dance – Sundays

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years. For hundreds of people it’s become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction (attending Moving Meditation is a helpful orientation to our practice) — but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved.

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

$20 at the door; $5 for students under 18; Book of 5 tickets for $90
Link to 5-pack of tickets above.

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Sausalito | Open Floor Community Dance w/Davida – Conscious Dance Practice @ Martin Luther King Gym
Jul 9 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Open Floor Community Dance – Sundays

8:30am – 10:30am

and

11am – 1pm

The first session starts at 8:30, there is no entry after 9 am
The second session starts at 11:00, there is no entry after 11:30 am

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years. For hundreds of people it’s become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction (attending Moving Meditation is a helpful orientation to our practice) — but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved.

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Martin Luther King Gym, 610 Coloma Street near the corner of Olima Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. The gym is on Coloma Street west of Bridgeway. Some GPS systems have you turn east, towards the bay, but this is incorrect.

$20 at the door; $5 for students under 18; Book of 5 tickets for $90
Link to 5-pack of tickets above.

Jul
16
Sun
2017
Sweat your Prayers: 5Rhythms Movement Meditation in Sacramento @ Clara
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

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“Between the head and the feet of any given person lies a billion miles of unexplored wilderness”
~ Gabrielle Roth

Sweat Your Prayers is minimally guided deep dive, a musical journey into the wisdom of your unique body, tender heart and intuitive mind. Free form dance traverses the territory of our searching soul, our wild and untamed spirit. And, in the same moments, connects us with other spirits, indeed, unites us with all life. 5Rhythms is a moving meditation, profound medicine and a map into this “unexplored wilderness”. Each rhythm – flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness – is a gateway map to deep healing.

Maps are only maps; it’s up to you to take the journey”
~ Gabrielle Roth

So come! Every one is welcome, this is a come-as-you-are party, a safe place to express whatever truth emerges.…all ages, all fitness levels, all shapes and sizes. There are no steps to learn, no possible way to get it wrong. Just bring your beautiful body and willingness to move. Every journey starts with the first step. Why not dance it?

Each session held in meditative silence.

We have a gift for you if you have never been to 5Rhythms:
You can purchase an Intro Card for $30 for 3 admits (good for entry on Wednesday or Sunday), expires in three months.

Parking: This is mid-town. Easy on Wednesday night but lots of church happening Sunday morning. Leave extra time for parking, plentiful within 1-2 blocks. Please do not use Clara parking lot.

Late Arrivals: Door on 24th Street will be locked 7:00pm Wednesday & 10:40am Sunday. Entrance to back door is through parking lot.

Jul
29
Sat
2017
San Rafael | Open Floor Community Dance w/Davida – Conscious Dance Practice @ Pickleweed Community Center
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Open Floor Community Dance – Sundays

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years. For hundreds of people it’s become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction (attending Moving Meditation is a helpful orientation to our practice) — but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved.

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

$20 at the door; $5 for students under 18; Book of 5 tickets for $90
Link to 5-pack of tickets above.

Jul
30
Sun
2017
Sausalito | Open Floor Community Dance w/Davida – Conscious Dance Practice @ Martin Luther King Gym
Jul 30 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Open Floor Community Dance – Sundays

8:30am – 10:30am

and

11am – 1pm

The first session starts at 8:30, there is no entry after 9 am
The second session starts at 11:00, there is no entry after 11:30 am

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years. For hundreds of people it’s become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction (attending Moving Meditation is a helpful orientation to our practice) — but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved.

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Martin Luther King Gym, 610 Coloma Street near the corner of Olima Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. The gym is on Coloma Street west of Bridgeway. Some GPS systems have you turn east, towards the bay, but this is incorrect.

$20 at the door; $5 for students under 18; Book of 5 tickets for $90
Link to 5-pack of tickets above.

Aug
7
Mon
2017
AZ | The Rhythms & Stories of our Lives: 5Rhythms & Motion Theater w/Davida @ Prescott College - Crossroads Center
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day

Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute

The Prescott College Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute brings masters in the fields of Expressive Art, Music, Dance Movement, and Art Therapy together with students and professionals for an unparalleled, intensive learning experience. Participants gain experiential knowledge of theories, applications, techniques, and methods.

The internationally attended Institute is the core foundation for students in the Expressive Art Therapy program at Prescott College. The Institute also provides opportunities for those who want to learn more about the field of Expressive Art Therapy to gain first-hand knowledge and experience. Participants gain knowledge and skills in applying Expressive Arts in work, educational, and community settings. All practitioners and interested community members are welcome.

“The Prescott College Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute provides a remarkable opportunity to become immersed in the expressive arts, among participants from around the world, guided by renowned leaders in the field. Over my two weeks there, I was most struck, however, by the way that this all took place in such a lovely, thoughtfully created, and supportive environment. I left feeling inspired, deeply nourished, and grateful to have had this experience.”

-Jessica Irving, participant

General Information:
• For more information contact Camille Smith at (602) 373-3881 or csmith@prescott.edu.
• A light breakfast is provided each morning from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Your cooperation in being ready to start promptly as scheduled is appreciated. In addition to breakfast, lunches are provided on site each day of the Institute. Lunch will generally be from noon to 1 p.m.
• Vegetarian and omnivore options are available each day – vegan, gluten-free, and light-allergy options require an additional fee of $5 per day. State special dietary needs on registration form and pay extra fee if requests require it.
• There will be a $25 charge for those participants who desire clock hour certificates for their learning at the Institute, payable with registration.
• Scholarships may be available for continuing students in good academic standing enrolled in Prescott College Master of Science Program. The deadline to apply is June 1st, 2016. The scholarship application is available by contacting the Director of The Expressive Art Therapy institute @ 602 373-3881 or csmith@prescott.edu.

Aug
19
Sat
2017
San Rafael | Open Floor Community Dance w/Davida – Conscious Dance Practice @ Pickleweed Community Center
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Open Floor Community Dance – Sundays

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years. For hundreds of people it’s become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction (attending Moving Meditation is a helpful orientation to our practice) — but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved.

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

$20 at the door; $5 for students under 18; Book of 5 tickets for $90
Link to 5-pack of tickets above.

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Sweat your Prayers: 5Rhythms Movement Meditation in Sacramento @ Clara
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

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“Between the head and the feet of any given person lies a billion miles of unexplored wilderness”
~ Gabrielle Roth

Sweat Your Prayers is minimally guided deep dive, a musical journey into the wisdom of your unique body, tender heart and intuitive mind. Free form dance traverses the territory of our searching soul, our wild and untamed spirit. And, in the same moments, connects us with other spirits, indeed, unites us with all life. 5Rhythms is a moving meditation, profound medicine and a map into this “unexplored wilderness”. Each rhythm – flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness – is a gateway map to deep healing.

Maps are only maps; it’s up to you to take the journey”
~ Gabrielle Roth

So come! Every one is welcome, this is a come-as-you-are party, a safe place to express whatever truth emerges.…all ages, all fitness levels, all shapes and sizes. There are no steps to learn, no possible way to get it wrong. Just bring your beautiful body and willingness to move. Every journey starts with the first step. Why not dance it?

Each session held in meditative silence.

We have a gift for you if you have never been to 5Rhythms:
You can purchase an Intro Card for $30 for 3 admits (good for entry on Wednesday or Sunday), expires in three months.

Parking: This is mid-town. Easy on Wednesday night but lots of church happening Sunday morning. Leave extra time for parking, plentiful within 1-2 blocks. Please do not use Clara parking lot.

Late Arrivals: Door on 24th Street will be locked 7:00pm Wednesday & 10:40am Sunday. Entrance to back door is through parking lot.

Oct
22
Sun
2017
Medicine in Motion: 5Rhythms Movement Meditation @ Esalen Institute
Oct 22 – Nov 19 all-day

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Put the psyche into motion and it will heal itself. – Gabrielle Roth

Movement is medicine for the soul. The 5Rhythms® include flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. These rhythms lay the foundation of a simple yet profound movement practice in which we become aware of the patterns, rhythms, and cycles of energy that live within and around us. The 5Rhythms is a powerful catalyst that dances us awake, while uncovering the wild, graceful, unique, tender, and exquisite beings we truly are. This mindfulness practice shines light into the shadows, unearths our stories, and unravels the bonds that keep us stuck in old patterns and predictable behaviors. It ignites our potential for living an authentic, spontaneous, and freer life.

During our time together we will begin with the Waves level teachings of the 5Rhythms. Building on that foundation, with gentle humor and a safe container, we will dive into our shadows and give expression to the dark sides of our lives. Our work together will culminate in a daylong Heartbeat level of this work where we explore and befriend the territory of our emotions.

This will be an intimate journey into self, other, and the collective. We will dedicate time to reflect and integrate our experiences through counsel, ritual, and experiential exercises specifically orchestrated to cultivate genuine kindness, compassion, empathy, respect, and acceptance of self and others. No previous experience required.

All workshop hours contribute to Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® teachers training prerequisites.

Recommended reading: Roth, Sweat Your Prayers.

Nov
17
Fri
2017
The Rhythms & Stories of our Lives @ Esalen Institute
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

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The Rhythms and Stories of Our Lives:  5Rhythms® and Motion Theater®   With Lucia Horan and Davida Taurek               A weekend playshop at the magical Esalen Institute!

      “Movement is medicine”. Gabrielle Roth

Experience the freedom and transformative power of self-expression through the catalytic practices of the 5Rhythms and Motion Theater. Motion Theater, a form of improvised autobiographical storytelling grounded in a lively physicality, simultaneously functions as performance art, healing method and spiritual practice. The 5Rhythms is a dynamic moving meditation practice that invites us to embody our psyche and awaken our soul.

Together we will dance, vocalize, share our stories, and play simple theater games that ignite the creative collective spirit. The skills and tools you will learn will inform your daily life, bringing acceptance, grace and play wherever you need it.

This workshop will provide techniques to translate your inner life stories into art, while offering the opportunity to express ourselves freely in a safe and supportive environment.  Expect to surprise yourself and perhaps even leave with a greater sense of vitality, ease and joy.