5Rhythms® Movement as Meditation
with Kate Shela
10:00am - 11:30am Santa Monica
You are invited to a morning of movement meditation. An opportunity to ride the Wave.
The 5Rhythms are a moving medicine wheel that guide you deeply into the inner landscapes of your body, mind and heart and invite you to physicalize the stories held in these places. You allow yourself the opportunity through movement to arrive at a place of equanimity.
Gabrielle Roth, the creator of the practice says that "if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself" and she saw that most western minds found it challenging to simply sit and find peace and just as yoga was created to loosen the body in preparation for sitting meditation, Gabrielle saw that we were governed by beat and bang and the 4 by 4 beat of rock and pop. She believes that if we engage our minds and drop into the beat we will find the still point we are all longing for.
This practice is not just for "Dancers", this work is for all bodies, backgrounds, shapes and sizes. All ages and physical abilities.
Truly, it simply requires some curiosity and some willingness to explore what is just beneath our skin. To allow many musical landscapes to guide you through the map of the Rhythms which are: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness.
This is a laboratory of seeing oneself with fascination. To meet oneself and others in all our humanity.
Movement is our mother tongue, it is our first language and 80% of our communication is physical.
So come and unwrap the stories that are tattooed into your blood and allow your creativity to rise up into physical form.
No registration necessary, just show up.
PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME - DOORS WILL BE LOCKED AT 10:25am.
Cost: $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Please wear loose comfortable clothes, a soft shoe or barefoot. Bring a bottle of water. Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or jewelry.
This class will be held at 1001 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, 90401
Class will be held on the follwing dates:
Mar 8, 15
Apr 5, 19
May 3, 17
Jun 14, 21
Jul 5, 12
Aug 2, 9
INNER SECTION: A special daylong of movement and meditation on March 30. With Kate Shela and Pablo Das. CLICK HERE for more info.
Kate Shela knows something. I'm not certain what it is, but I know it's important. In her words and her movement, she shows us what it is to be alive in the body and how this embodiment is an essential part of being free.
Matthew Brensilver, PhD, ATS Teacher
In the 5 Rhythms, I gain insight into what and who conditions my movement in the same way that in meditation I might see who's voices conditioned my critical mind...and Kate displays the fruit of her practice in her very being. She's for real. Dance here now!
Pablo Das. Teacher, ATS Teacher
Kate Shela and the 5Rthymns created a seamless experience in my practice of Vipassana and movement. This class holds so many of the elements of a seated practice but in moving form, enabling me to see more clearly how I operate in the world of living color. Kate is a gracious, insightful, fun, living expression of dance.
JoAnna Harper ATS teacher
Kate is a wizard weaving a tapestry of sound that allows the body to move naturally and calls the body to move in ways we would never 'think' of moving. EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS!
Mary Stancavage, ATS Teacher