What we're about
This is a group for people who want to come together to take part in conscious dance in spectacular settings in and around Brighton.
We have regular events in a studio on Brighton seashore, sometimes we dance out in the woods around a fire on the South Downs using silent disco headsets.
For many millennia people have gathered together to dance; often out of doors. Science has since proven that those who dance regularly have brighter minds, greater emotional intelligence and a calmer presence.
The 5Rhythms dance is one type of movement-based mindfulness practice.
It’s a great way to enjoy ourselves, to exercise and to meditate- all in the same moment!
It’s a free form practice, so all you need is the willingness to follow your own feet. There are no steps to learn, nothing to get right. No previous experience is necessary- you are welcome exactly as you are.
The dance sessions are gently guided through the headsets, letting us find the freedom of moving together in areas of outstanding beauty- with no nasty noise pollution to the surrounding environment.
Events are facilitated by fully accredited 5 Rhythms teacher and accomplished dance producer Tess Howell.
Dancing not only increase our physical agility and fitness; it also increases our authenticity, our emotional awareness, and our effectiveness in the wider world as we become more embodied. There is potency in being present; our dance practice supports us to keep coming back to being here, now.
When we dance outdoors we feel connected: to ourselves, to those that come together to dance; and to the wider world around us. Compassion and community grows. When we are outdoors our vision get wider, we relax and receive more, becoming open to greater intuition and increased insight.
There is no doubt that nature nurtures us.
The Japanese government recommends regular “forest bathing” the practice of moving outside in nature. They have found it scientifically proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress, boost the immune system, and improve overall wellbeing.
We’d heartily recommend dancing outdoors too!
It’s a wonderful way to relax and recharge, to literally “come to our senses” as we move to the music; getting out into the great outdoors.
All events are open to anyone over the age of 16. All our events are drink and drug free. No dance experience is necessary. Be warmly welcomed to join us.....
Curious about how outdoor 5 Rhythms Dance works? Here’s a video explaining a little more about the technology that we use.
More info at http://www.wildmoves.org .