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5Rhythms Class with Nikki Ashley
Come warm-up at 7:20. Class starts at 7:30. Note that Meetup usually shows 4-6 people signed up. We consistently get over 10 dancers (not everyone finds us via Meetup). This is your invitation to dance the Five Rhythms® moving meditation through the landscape of our being. Creative and fun - no steps to learn. Instead we listen to our own body through movement and expand our physical vocabulary in relationship to both ourselves and others in the group. The Rhythms - flow, staccato, chaos, lyrical & stillness form a map to help us let go into the process and move our energy down from the mental chatter of the head and thus feel and move with spontaneous expression. Come and dance to a 5Rhythms wave. If you have never danced 5R before, just come and see how the music moves you. This is a teacher lead class and our teacher will be London Based Nikki Ashely. We generally dance barefoot, and bring plenty of water. Prices - £12 or £10 concession/student/low wage Please DO NOT rely just on the post code to find the Refectory! Click here for directions: On entering the Refectory, take the stairs to the first floor where we dance.

The Refectory

The Priory, Easebourne · Midhurst GU29 0AJ

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Come and dance with the 5Rhythms community. 5Rhythms is a structured movement meditation practice. There are no steps to learn. Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms wave takes us through the five rhythms of Flowing to Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and then to Stillness.

So this is a group for all those who love or are interested in dancing 5Rhythms. It is a chance to move, dance and connect with others. It is not about dancing to look cool, rather it is your dance, your interpretation.

In a typical session we start with slow gentle music to arrive, stretch and begin to move. The music will then progress through one or more "waves" generally from slow to fast music back to slow forming the basis of the wave. The wave starts with the first rhythm "flowing" and then as we get a stronger beat through "staccato", then getting faster until we go into "chaos", then out into the lighter "lyrical" and then slowing down into "stillness". However don't be concerned if you are dancing the "correct" rhythm as the music played will be your guide, just dance how the music moves you. The possible benefits will be individual to you, but many find dancing the wave allows them a chance to let go, away from the demands of day to day life. Certainly moving in this way can be healthy for the body and your mind too. We try to meet weekly on a Friday evening (but do check meetup dates) at the Refectory in the village of Easebourne near Midhurst. This is a wonderful listed building with a wooden floor.

The group is open to anyone (over the age of 18) and any ability. Just bring yourself and desire to move! The group has been running for a couple of years now and on average we get over 10 people dancing per session, sometime up to 20 people.

We generally dance barefoot, wear comfortable clothing, and bring plenty of water.

Prices - £12 or £10 concession/student/low wage

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