"Movement Meditation a “5Rhythms Taster Day” in Swindon
It took a while for me to feel the benefits, other than getting out and having my own space, which anyone who has or can remember having a 2 year old around will understand is of great value in itself. I was getting space by going to my pilates and yoga classes but 5 Rhythms was different, it was about being me, not following someone else.
The beauty of it is that you dance your own dance, within your own comfort zone so there is no need to do anything that strains your body. There are no steps to learn and you can never get it wrong. This brings so much freedom to the body that it frees the mind and the mind is so free to explore that it frees the body.
The classes and workshops have helped me be more in tune with what is going on in my life. I am more aware and respect the different rhythms that go on all around and inside me. Now it brings back the freedom and fun in my body that gets lost with the every day demands of bringing up a child and running my own business from home. It allows me to receive in the way I give to my clients.
Can this really help me?
Dancing benefits in the press!
Dancing benefits in the press!
Dancing out of depression with 5 Rhythm classes
Studies have started to emerge on the positive impacts community dance activity can have on different populations, across a range of issues.
You can come and find out for yourself during our taster session on the 29th October
DISCOVER HOW CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT CAN HELP YOU TO BE MORE AT PEACE AND COMFORTABLE WITH THE RHYTHMS THAT RULE YOUR LIFE…
Dancing the 5rhythms’ is a beautiful exploration of our ability to be conscious of how we are in any one moment and to express this through movement.
“For me the healing occurs when someone finds their own dance, whatever it feels like, and goes with it, finding something new for themselves; and giving themselves permission to be just as they are.”
During the morning session we will go through the rhythms so that you can begin to feel them in your own way; I will encourage you to "FLOW" for yourself then to allow the beat to take you into "STACCATO", to then move into "CHAOS" with curiosity; to drop into "LYRICAL" and find that part of yourself that wishes to sing and embrace everything and then lastly to find peace and quiet in "STILLNESS".
In the afternoon session, we will go through the 5 Rhythms again but with more focus on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment and how our movement is affected by our thoughts and our feelings. At the same time I will explore with you how each rhythm has its' own flavour and each session is an exploration into being mindful and in the present.
We will look for the "sweet spot", the place where we feel wholly together in body, feelings and mind; together with another, the group and the setting. Searching for this combination of the whole self, and repeating the dance as we feel it, can lead into that energetic space where there is only the beat, your breath, your heartbeat and the space to be you
The music is varied: electronica, jazz, classical, pop, rock and roll, alternative, some fast some slow.
|Gay Murphy 5 Rhythms teacher|
No previous experience of dance needed, and all are welcome. There are no steps to learn and no judgement from the teacher during a session.
Really look forward to meeting you on the dance floor
Venue: Liddington Village hall, near Swindon, SN4 0HB Free parking
When: 29th Oct 2017
Teacher: Gay Murphy
Investment: For the morning 10.30 to 12.30 donations to help us cover the cost of the hall and the teacher's travel from London.
For the afternoon 2pm to 5pm £15 - Book by 1st Oct: £2 off - Bring a friend: get £2 off
Booking for the morning can be done on Eventbrite and is essential to avoid disappointment as places are limited.Suitable for everyone! Whatever your level of fitness or unfitness, wellness or illness. No experience of any form of exercise required.Wear warm, loose, comfortable clothing. Bring some water and lunch if you stay for the afternoon.
Feel the joy of a less stressed life.
For more information contact:Julie Nicholls 01793 495551