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WHAT YOU COULD EXPERIENCE

' A great way to end the week! Beautiful space, beautiful teaching, beautiful people. I'll definitely be back. ‘

' Powerful.' ' Last night was beautiful - I felt at ease - the music was mesmorising '

' Anyone can do the rhythms. They are in us and are part of our essential makeup: they just need to be evoked, to find expression in our own unique beings’ Gabrielle Roth

‘If you don't dance your dance, who will? ‘Gabrielle Roth
Come and dance for fun, wellbeing, interaction, to let go, free your mind, explore your creativity, self-awareness, acceptance, personal growth or healing. 5Rhythms is a simple and flexible practice which can be experienced by anyone regardless of culture, gender, age, shape, experience, fitness and physical limitations. There are no steps or routines so dancers can move at their own pace, within their own capacity without judgment from the other dancers.
‘You are how you move’ Gabrielle Roth

WHAT IS THE 5RHYTHMS PRACTICE?
A continuous cycle through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical & Stillness. Each rhythm is an opening to explore self-expression and movement and connect with body, heart, mind, soul and spirit. The music will guide you through the 5Rhythms which will help you to connect, listen to and allow your body to move freely, in its unique rhythm at its own pace. You can move individually or with others if and when you want to.
‘We dance...to shed the past, forget the future and fall into the moment feet first..’ Gabrielle Roth

5RHYTHMS IN MILTON KEYNES WAVES CLASSES
There will be warm-up music half an hour before we start and we will dance two consecutive cycles (waves) of the 5Rthythms.

TIMING
If you are coming for the first time, please come at 7pm if you can so we can show you the facilities, you can meet some of the other dancers.
7pm doors open and you are welcome to get together over a hot drink
7pm warm-up music starts - please take responsibility for giving yourself time to arrive, transition from your day, settle into the space and start to warm-up
7.10pm NEW TO 5RHYTHMS - DEMONSTRATION AND GUIDANCE
7.20pm bodyparts warm-up guided by Gabrielle Roth (RECOMMENDED)
7.30pm prompt class starts, we may briefly gather together
9.30pm sweat ends with koshi chimes
9.30pm optional closing and sharing gathering

PRACTICALITIES
Free parking in the School Car Park.
Keep hydrated : bring a water bottle with you
Wear loose layered clothing that you feel comfortable in
Bare feet are preferable, alternatively soft shoes or trainers

PAYMENT
Drop in, pay at the door, cash only. Sliding scale, please give with integrity & honesty.
o £15 full-time employed
o £10 part-time employed
o £5 unwaged, pensioners, single parents, students

MORE INFO
https://www.5rhythms.com/teachers/Lucy+Howgego
Facebook : 5RhythmswithLucyHowgegoinMiltonKeynes
Instagram : 5RthythmswithlucyhowgegoinMK

This class is offered as part of the requirements for completing the 5Rhythms Teacher training Program. Lucy is currently participating in the training path the become a certified 5Rhythms teacher. This class supports the trainee’s growth and development as a 5Rhythms teacher.

ABOUT LUCY HOWGEGO, EMBODY YOUR BEAT, 5RHYTHMS WAVES CLASSES IN MILTON KEYNES

I believe that the 5Rhythms philosophy and practice can provide empowering opportunities for individuals to heal, grow, transform and/or enjoy the movement and connection, empty, replenish and move forwards in new directions.

My personal mission is to nurture a safe, peaceful and creative world full of possibilities. I feel most alive and connected to my creative, gentle, vulnerable, spontaneous, playful, intuitive, open-hearted self when I am dancing. I am in awe of the body's ability to hold memories and how the 5Rhythms practice facilitates remembering, feeling, healing, transformation and celebration if you trust and follow the maps.

The 5Rhythms practice is an essential part of my personal growth, healing and spiritual journey. My vision as a teacher-in-training and spaceholder is to share the knowledge and gifts i have received from this practice and support its growth into new communities, diversity and disability. Teaching and spaceholding fill me with joy, satisfaction, pride, awareness, gratitude, humbleness and a love of supporting and empowering others to shine.

I introduced the 5Rhythms practice to Milton Keynes in 2018 and I hold 5Rhythms waves classes on Friday evenings and also produce workshops. My intention is to serve and support the growth of a multi-racial and socio-economically diverse 5Rhythms community in Milton Keynes. I create a new theme each week to invite a different perspective on the 5Rhythms and curate the music to reflect this and guide the group. One of the things I love about the 5Rhythms is the diversity that we bring and I look foward to sharing this illuminating, transformational journey with you. warmest Lucy

Upcoming events (5)

ONLINE-Weekly 5RHYTHMS in Milton Keynes-Dancing in the Winds of Change-Fridays

DANCING IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE, 5Rthythms, weekly, online, waves class, Fridays 7-830pm "In chaos we are rearranged,...chaos teaches us how to let go, how to move in the unknown." Gabrielle Roth An invitation to pause….allow your fluidity (flowing) and focus (staccato) to fuse into chaos, let go and empty the mind. ‘In CHAOS we learn how to dive below the surface, logical mind to the intuitive mind: how to get in touch with our whims, our impulses, our spontaneous, poetic intelligence, and free them to move through our bodies and hearts.' Gabrielle Roth Giving the body permission & space to move freely with whatever is present in the moment through each of the 5Rthythms connecting and moving with the intuition and spontaneity held in our feet, knees, hips, spine & shoulders, elbows, arms & hands, neck & head and breath. There are no steps to follow and everyone is welcome as they are, YOU ARE THE CHOREOGRAPHY WHAT ARE THE 5RHYTHMS • 5Rhythms is an inclusive practice with many layers of depth and the beauty is that people come and dance together for many different reasons – for fun, wellbeing, connection, letting go, freeing the mind, exploring creativity, self-awareness, acceptance, personal growth or healing. • 5Rhythms can be experienced by anyone regardless of culture, gender, age, shape, experience, fitness and physical limitations. • You will be guided by the music which follows a structure of changing rhythm and supported by my teaching which will help you to connect, listen to and allow your body to move freely, in its unique rhythm at its own pace • All you need is a willingness to move and bring your presence and dance as everyone contributes their unique energy and expression to the group. The most important thing is to take your time, find your way into your dance, don’t push yourself and rest if and when you need to whilst remaining in the group space. • It takes courage to try something new or dance with a new teacher and we all began once. MUSIC • I have no restrictions on the music I play as I hold a valid PRS Online Music Licence. • My sound output is studio quality as I DJ live through Traktor. The quality of your sound will depend on what system you are using. PRACTICALITIES • If you are INTERESTED or have any QUESTIONS, email me at [masked] and I can send you more information. • Register in advance for this meeting in YOUR NAME on ZOOM ONLY https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upYuc-qoqjstHNUMM6yeAzNDkfiDwbyuNS5S • Pay in advance via paypal https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/5RhythmsLucyHowgego or FTP (email me for details) - £5 per class or £20/calendar month for unlimited classes per person/family/household. • Once you have registered & paid, you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link & password for the class as well as all the technical and practical information you will need. • You will need access to the internet. TIMING • 6.30pm warm-up music starts and doors open • 7.00pm class starts & registration closes • 7.10pm doors close • 8.30pm music ends & we will briefly gather together to close ‘If you don't dance your dance, who will? ‘Gabrielle Roth I look forward to dancing with you. warmest Lucy MORE INFO • Facebook : 5RhythmswithLucyHowgegoinMiltonKeynes • Instagram : 5RthythmswithlucyhowgegoinMK

EQUILIBRIUM, Online, Weekly, Meditation & 5Rthythms in Milton Keynes, Sundays

EQUILIBRIUM, 5Rthythms, weekly Sunday morning waves class blending meditation with 5Rhythms dance and a smattering of macrobiotics,[masked]am "In chaos we are rearranged,...chaos teaches us how to let go, how to move in the unknown." Gabrielle Roth An invitation to pause….allow your fluidity (flowing) and focus (staccato) to fuse into chaos, let go and empty the mind. ‘In CHAOS we learn how to dive below the surface, logical mind to the intuitive mind: how to get in touch with our whims, our impulses, our spontaneous, poetic intelligence, and free them to move through our bodies and hearts.' Gabrielle Roth Part of a 6 week embodiment series exploring each of the 5Rhythms in depth. It will be beneficial to attend all sessions but it is not necessary. However you will be drawn to some rhythms more than others and it may be insightful to notice if tension or resistance to one or more rhythms appears…accept it…and bring it with you. 10 January – FEET FIRST – fluidity, following, grounding and receiving (flowing) 17 January – THE MOOD IN YOUR HIPS – extending and meeting from your center with clarity and direction (staccato) 24 January – THE SPINE IS THE LIFELINE - the gateway to the intuitive mind and creativity (chaos) 31 January – EXTENDING YOUR ARM DOESN'T STOP AT THE END OF YOUR FINGERS - let go of being the mover and allow yourself to be moved (lyrical) 7 February – BREATHING IS YOUR ANCHOR – embracing the mystery that is you (stillness) 14 February - ‘Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries’. Carl Jung (wholeness) An invitation to roll out of bed on Sunday morning nourishing & supporting equilibrium of the body, mind and soul connecting and moving with the intuition and spontaneity held in our feet, knees, hips, spine & shoulders, elbows, arms & hands, neck & head and breath. There are no steps to follow and everyone is welcome as they are, YOU ARE THE CHOREOGRAPHY WHAT ARE THE 5RHYTHMS • 5Rhythms is an inclusive practice with many layers of depth and people dance together for many different reasons – for fun, wellbeing, connection, letting go, freeing the mind, exploring creativity, self-awareness, acceptance, personal growth or healing. • 5Rhythms is a simple and flexible movement practice which can be experienced by anyone regardless of culture, gender, age, shape, experience, fitness and physical limitations. • You will be guided by the music which follows a structure of changing rhythm and supported by my teaching which will help you to connect, listen to and allow your body to move freely, in its unique rhythm at its own pace DANCE THE 5RYTHMS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME • The zoom platform transmits from my home to yours. You can create a comfortable, safe space inside or in the garden to dance by yourself or as a family together with the rest of the group. PRACTICALITIES • Register in advance for this meeting in YOUR NAME on ZOOM ONLY https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upclduGupzovGNf7szi2A4TJld1Jtjncx4ez • Pay in advance via paypal https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/5RhythmsLucyHowgego or FTP (email me for details) - £5 per class or £20/calendar month for unlimited classes per person/family/household. • Once you have registered & paid, you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link & password for the class as well as all the technical and practical information you will need. I look forward to dancing with you. warmest Lucy email - [masked]

ONLINE, 5Rhythms & Creativity for Families, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - Sundays

A fun & nourishing time for families to explore movement, play, art, music and storytelling together from the comfort of their homes. An inclusive, safe, facilitated class for the whole family to participate ; grandparents, parents, and children of all ages and abilities - under 16’s must be supervised by an adult in the home space. During this indefinite ‘PAUSE’ where being together and socialising between relatives is restricted by ‘physical distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’ this is an opportunity for families to explore new ways of connecting, communicating and being with each other, their relatives and other families so they do not get stuck in overwhelm, boredom, withdrawal, isolation and feel disconnected from each other. Every child is amazing in their own unique way and actively involving the family in supporting and developing their creativity and imagination is inclusive and empowering for everyone. The emphasis is on discovery, learning, empowerment and enjoyment. Parents play a vital role in their children’s development and through movement, play, art, music and storytelling we will be creative together in a mutually respectful and supportive way to support the development of enquiry, imagination, language and new skills.

ONLINE-Weekly 5RHYTHMS in Milton Keynes-Dancing in the Winds of Change-Fridays

DANCING IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE, 5Rthythms, weekly, online, waves class, Fridays 7-830pm Giving the body permission & space to move freely with whatever is present in the moment through each of the 5Rthythms connecting and moving with the intuition and spontaneity held in our feet, knees, hips, spine & shoulders, elbows, arms & hands, neck & head and breath. There are no steps to follow and everyone is welcome as they are, YOU ARE THE CHOREOGRAPHY WHAT YOU COULD EXPERIENCE ‘Just did my very first on-line 5 Rhythms Class with Lucy last night. If you have never danced before - this a great way in, particularly if you are self-conscious or someone that compares yourself. The online space really gives you that chance to come back home to yourself without getting hooked into what others are doing. Equally, it is not like dancing on your own and the sense of being part of a group holds space for your dance and brings you into community. Lucy is a fantastic teacher whose enthusiasm is infectious and her dedication to the practice creates a really nourishing, heart-centred space. Give it it a go - you really do have nothing to lose!’ 'Thank you so much for a beautiful dance experience yesterday. You are a fantastic guide, have a wonderful energy and I’m really pleased I came to the class' WHAT ARE THE 5RHYTHMS • 5Rhythms is an inclusive practice with many layers of depth and the beauty is that people come and dance together for many different reasons – for fun, wellbeing, connection, letting go, freeing the mind, exploring creativity, self-awareness, acceptance, personal growth or healing. • 5Rhythms can be experienced by anyone regardless of culture, gender, age, shape, experience, fitness and physical limitations. • You will be guided by the music which follows a structure of changing rhythm and supported by my teaching which will help you to connect, listen to and allow your body to move freely, in its unique rhythm at its own pace • All you need is a willingness to move and bring your presence and dance as everyone contributes their unique energy and expression to the group. The most important thing is to take your time, find your way into your dance, don’t push yourself and rest if and when you need to whilst remaining in the group space. • It takes courage to try something new or dance with a new teacher and we all began once. MUSIC • I have no restrictions on the music I play as I hold a valid PRS Online Music Licence. • My sound output is studio quality as I DJ live through Traktor. The quality of your sound will depend on what system you are using. PRACTICALITIES • If you are INTERESTED or have any QUESTIONS, email me at [masked] and I can send you more information. • Register in advance for this meeting in YOUR NAME on ZOOM ONLY https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upYuc-qoqjstHNUMM6yeAzNDkfiDwbyuNS5S • Pay in advance via paypal https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/5RhythmsLucyHowgego or FTP (email me for details) - £5 per class or £20/calendar month for unlimited classes per person/family/household. • Once you have registered & paid, you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link & password for the class as well as all the technical and practical information you will need. • You will need access to the internet. TIMING • 6.30pm warm-up music starts and doors open • 7.00pm class starts & registration closes • 7.10pm doors close • 8.30pm music ends & we will briefly gather together to close ‘If you don't dance your dance, who will? ‘Gabrielle Roth I look forward to dancing with you. warmest Lucy MORE INFO • Facebook : 5RhythmswithLucyHowgegoinMiltonKeynes • Instagram : 5RthythmswithlucyhowgegoinMK

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