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Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free.

Creativity. Connection. Community.

The 5Rhythms® of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness form ‘The Wave’, a simple movement meditation practice that encourages us to find our own dance of embodied feeling and to discover ourselves at our most fluid and creative level, bringing more of ourselves –body, heart, mind & soul- into movement, on the dance floor & out in the world. There are no steps to learn and it can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age, fitness, ability, or experience.

Classes in Charles Village, Baltimore, will resume at some point after the end of lockdown. Until then Richard Jerram will continue to teach online via Zoom on the 2nd & 4th Sundays 3.00 - 4.30 pm. Richard's website Dance Into Life has more details of classes as well as more about the practice.

Check this site & look out for email notifications about extra classes & any schedule changes (they happen!).

Many come to these classes by word-of-mouth and they are also advertised on Facebook etc, so not all attenders have joined the MeetUp. RSVPs can be helpful, but are not necessary!

You may find feedback from dancers under 'Past' and 'Recent Meetups' (we never rate classes ourselves).