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Due to government guidelines we are holding our weekly sessions online. Check out the next event for details.

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

Upcoming events (1)

Midhurst Waves Online with James

Online event

Midhurst Waves Online This is a 5Rhythms online conscious dance session with James Hogan via Zoom. This offering is part of Jame's teaching path on his 5R teacher training journey. Classes will run from 7:30 to 9:00 with an optional closing circle from from 9:00 to 9:15. The Zoom room will be open from 7:15 onwards with music and a warm welcome. Cost: £10 / Donation / No cost The standard price for the online class is £10. However due to the financial challenges that many are experiencing at this time, please either choose the standard price or a donation (amount of your choosing) or a no-cost option, so that the opportunity to dance remains open to you regardless of how your financial circumstances may have been impacted. Registration Please register in advance for the zoom session by clicking: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlde2tpjkrGdKknAZUE-01X_dZ3M4vV3AP?fbclid=IwAR0tkhroGsK12cmQPPlQzdjFSYhq3Og9tSRxW8Os0-w0WWdp0slYyJYTSss The link above will take you to the registration form. Full details of how to join using zoom will be provided once you register.

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