What we're about

https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/0/3/7/600_458805111.jpeg

BODY PRAYER is a Sunday morning weekly 5Rhythms class. The music, slowly builds and then comes down again, and is called a 'wave', like on the ocean: flowing (continuous movement, where the body unravels and undulates), staccato (a beat comes into the rhythm and we can find more percussive ways of moving), chaos (where the music becomes more active and the body can release, shake and soften into letting go), lyrical (where we are able to lighten up and expand our movement into the space, a little or a lot) and finally we drop into stillness (a meditative state, where we are able to rest, move and be). There is a range of great music from around the world. As you move, follow how the music comes to you and you connect to the music.

It goes through Gabrielle Roth's practice: 5Rhythms®. It guides us through a landscape of many terrains, where we can navigate, finding news ways of connecting with ourselves, another and in community with others. When the teacher invites you to take a partner, you have a choice as to whether you want to do this. Always listen to what nourishes you in the moment. There is no right or wrong way of moving, just your way. So sometimes this might be with a partner, in little groups, or solo. It is a journey of discovering new possibilities.

Movement is the simplest way of getting out of our heads, so we can drop back into the moving wisdom of our bodies, so we can tap into our own creativity, expression and power of being YOU. Helping us to come home to the essence of who we are.

There are usually two waves in a class. The first through a warm up, slowly encouraging our bodies to move for around 30/40 minutes. There will be some guidance invitations from the teacher, or very little, and this is a time for you to warm up your body, listening to finding ways of arriving back into your body: stretching, yawning, finding gentle movements, luring your body back into movement.

There will then be a second wave, that might have more guidance/invitations or not, each class is different. On the 1st Sunday of every month, there will be a Sweat Your Prayers, when there will be NO instructions throughout the class.

You are encouraged to listen, and follow how your body guides you. Following your body wisdom and letting your body rise and fall. So always listen and follow how YOU need to move. Never push yourself, but NEVER hold yourself back. Follow! Follow! Follow!

Please bring loose clothing to change into, so you can move with ease, as it's always good to change back into your everyday clothes. Bring a water bottle. There is a water fountain to fill up. Bare feet, or dance shoes, but NO outdoor shoes.

Time: 11.30am -1.30pm Sunday at Acland Burghley School, Dance Studio One, Burghley Rd, London, NW5 1UJ. This is a family friendly class..Nearest tube is Tufnell Park (3/5 mins walk). Sometimes this goes out of sink, so please check.

The class has a 3 prices sliding scale. MeetUp doesn't show this, so shows a medium. Cost: sliding scale £16 waged/£13 low waged/£11 Benefits

Bring your curiosity, your feet and an openness to not knowing.. Each dance is different and a new voyage. Bring yourself as you are and LET'S DANCE! Look forward to meeting and moving with you on the dance floor soon..Love Ruth

Upcoming events (5)

ON ZOOM - Sunday Morning 5Rhythms® Movement Practice with Ruth Hirst

WELCOME TO SUNDAY MORNING BODY PRAYER. A weekly GABRIELLE ROTH'S 5RHYTHMS® class (that met in person, and now we dance together via zoom, on Your dance floor. (for the foreseeable future) MOVE! EXPRESS! RELEASE! Hope this finds you well. Thank you for being part of this growing global community. I am truly grateful for what we continue to create as a community, moving on-line, from week to week. Really appreciate all the new dancers coming in, through your recommendations. Many thanks. At the moment, we are still dancing on-line. Details of Registering below and what a 5Rhythms movement is. It doesn't matter whether you know this practice or not. You are a being that is moving all the time. This practice enables us to become more aware of how our body needs to move, giving breathe so we become more aware of conscious in the moment. It's where movement meets meditation. Often people talk about feeling like they have 'Come home!' A time to welcome yourself, in the moment of now. Welcome.. A time to MOVE! Register and Pay in advance for this meeting: New registration for class from 18th Oct, 2020. Please see the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuceGpqD8tGtIhBYyk5526EuTkVV8DMGas You'll need to download zoom. https://www.zoom.us. It's free and a simple application. You need to register for class before attending. Register through the link. You'll get a confirmation email. (Check spam box) There has moved into an investment sliding scale ticket class: £10 - £20. Things are changing constantly at the moment and with that, how you, as a dancer, will access this class. With all the best will in the world, we can aim to do things and still forget. I know I can! Therefore moving forward, this class will be a payment through investment on a sliding scale: £10 - £20. How the ticket system will work, at the moment, is you NEED to pay before the class. If you are not able to pay before, or the suggested amount, please email me. No-one will be turned away, but you DO need to communicate with me, before being admitted. Paste this link into your browser: http://www.paypal.me/RuthHirst. (Press for the friends & family link) Or via my bank details, if that is easier, please email me for details: [masked] Virtual dance floor opens at 11.15am. Please come early, so you can orientate yourself to zoom. Check you audio and video is working and settle onto your dance floor. Class starts at 11.30am. Please arrive early or on time and stay till the end, your presence matters. What are the 5Rhythms? What is this practice? This is a simple and yet profound movement practice where we move to find ourselves on a fluid and most creative level. Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® practice is where the music, slowly builds and then comes down again, and is called a 'wave', like on the ocean: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, which are different ways of moving that enables us to embody different ways of being in the world. You follow how you're body needs to move. There is no right, or wrong way, of moving, just your way. A time to strengthen our immune systems. is a time, to come back to our body, to let it move, so whatever feelings, thoughts, sensations need to move, they move. Move! Express! Release! Email me, if you'd like to pay by bank transfer. If you're on my mailing list, you'll have these details, already. If you need to reach out and ask me anything, please do: [masked] For more information, please follow link to FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SundayBodyPrayer/ Look forward to moving and being with you on your dance floor soon.. with loving dancing feet, Ruth

ON ZOOM - Sunday Morning 5Rhythms® Movement Practice with Ruth Hirst

WELCOME TO SUNDAY MORNING BODY PRAYER. A weekly GABRIELLE ROTH'S 5RHYTHMS® class (that met in person, and now we dance together via zoom, on Your dance floor. (for the foreseeable future) MOVE! EXPRESS! RELEASE! Hope this finds you well. Thank you for being part of this growing global community. I am truly grateful for what we continue to create as a community, moving on-line, from week to week. Really appreciate all the new dancers coming in, through your recommendations. Many thanks. At the moment, we are still dancing on-line. Details of Registering below and what a 5Rhythms movement is. It doesn't matter whether you know this practice or not. You are a being that is moving all the time. This practice enables us to become more aware of how our body needs to move, giving breathe so we become more aware of conscious in the moment. It's where movement meets meditation. Often people talk about feeling like they have 'Come home!' A time to welcome yourself, in the moment of now. Welcome.. A time to MOVE! Register and Pay in advance for this meeting: New registration for class from 18th Oct, 2020. Please see the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuceGpqD8tGtIhBYyk5526EuTkVV8DMGas You'll need to download zoom. https://www.zoom.us. It's free and a simple application. You need to register for class before attending. Register through the link. You'll get a confirmation email. (Check spam box) There has moved into an investment sliding scale ticket class: £10 - £20. Things are changing constantly at the moment and with that, how you, as a dancer, will access this class. With all the best will in the world, we can aim to do things and still forget. I know I can! Therefore moving forward, this class will be a payment through investment on a sliding scale: £10 - £20. How the ticket system will work, at the moment, is you NEED to pay before the class. If you are not able to pay before, or the suggested amount, please email me. No-one will be turned away, but you DO need to communicate with me, before being admitted. Paste this link into your browser: http://www.paypal.me/RuthHirst. (Press for the friends & family link) Or via my bank details, if that is easier, please email me for details: [masked] Virtual dance floor opens at 11.15am. Please come early, so you can orientate yourself to zoom. Check you audio and video is working and settle onto your dance floor. Class starts at 11.30am. Please arrive early or on time and stay till the end, your presence matters. What are the 5Rhythms? What is this practice? This is a simple and yet profound movement practice where we move to find ourselves on a fluid and most creative level. Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® practice is where the music, slowly builds and then comes down again, and is called a 'wave', like on the ocean: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, which are different ways of moving that enables us to embody different ways of being in the world. You follow how you're body needs to move. There is no right, or wrong way, of moving, just your way. A time to strengthen our immune systems. is a time, to come back to our body, to let it move, so whatever feelings, thoughts, sensations need to move, they move. Move! Express! Release! Email me, if you'd like to pay by bank transfer. If you're on my mailing list, you'll have these details, already. If you need to reach out and ask me anything, please do: [masked] For more information, please follow link to FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SundayBodyPrayer/ Look forward to moving and being with you on your dance floor soon.. with loving dancing feet, Ruth

ON ZOOM - Sunday Morning 5Rhythms® Movement Practice with Ruth Hirst

WELCOME TO SUNDAY MORNING BODY PRAYER. A weekly GABRIELLE ROTH'S 5RHYTHMS® class (that met in person, and now we dance together via zoom, on Your dance floor. (for the foreseeable future) MOVE! EXPRESS! RELEASE! Hope this finds you well. Thank you for being part of this growing global community. I am truly grateful for what we continue to create as a community, moving on-line, from week to week. Really appreciate all the new dancers coming in, through your recommendations. Many thanks. At the moment, we are still dancing on-line. Details of Registering below and what a 5Rhythms movement is. It doesn't matter whether you know this practice or not. You are a being that is moving all the time. This practice enables us to become more aware of how our body needs to move, giving breathe so we become more aware of conscious in the moment. It's where movement meets meditation. Often people talk about feeling like they have 'Come home!' A time to welcome yourself, in the moment of now. Welcome.. A time to MOVE! Register and Pay in advance for this meeting: New registration for class from 18th Oct, 2020. Please see the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuceGpqD8tGtIhBYyk5526EuTkVV8DMGas You'll need to download zoom. https://www.zoom.us. It's free and a simple application. You need to register for class before attending. Register through the link. You'll get a confirmation email. (Check spam box) There has moved into an investment sliding scale ticket class: £10 - £20. Things are changing constantly at the moment and with that, how you, as a dancer, will access this class. With all the best will in the world, we can aim to do things and still forget. I know I can! Therefore moving forward, this class will be a payment through investment on a sliding scale: £10 - £20. How the ticket system will work, at the moment, is you NEED to pay before the class. If you are not able to pay before, or the suggested amount, please email me. No-one will be turned away, but you DO need to communicate with me, before being admitted. Paste this link into your browser: http://www.paypal.me/RuthHirst. (Press for the friends & family link) Or via my bank details, if that is easier, please email me for details: [masked] Virtual dance floor opens at 11.15am. Please come early, so you can orientate yourself to zoom. Check you audio and video is working and settle onto your dance floor. Class starts at 11.30am. Please arrive early or on time and stay till the end, your presence matters. What are the 5Rhythms? What is this practice? This is a simple and yet profound movement practice where we move to find ourselves on a fluid and most creative level. Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® practice is where the music, slowly builds and then comes down again, and is called a 'wave', like on the ocean: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, which are different ways of moving that enables us to embody different ways of being in the world. You follow how you're body needs to move. There is no right, or wrong way, of moving, just your way. A time to strengthen our immune systems. is a time, to come back to our body, to let it move, so whatever feelings, thoughts, sensations need to move, they move. Move! Express! Release! Email me, if you'd like to pay by bank transfer. If you're on my mailing list, you'll have these details, already. If you need to reach out and ask me anything, please do: [masked] For more information, please follow link to FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SundayBodyPrayer/ Look forward to moving and being with you on your dance floor soon.. with loving dancing feet, Ruth

ON ZOOM - Sunday Morning 5Rhythms® Movement Practice with Ruth Hirst

WELCOME TO SUNDAY MORNING BODY PRAYER. A weekly GABRIELLE ROTH'S 5RHYTHMS® class (that met in person, and now we dance together via zoom, on Your dance floor. (for the foreseeable future) MOVE! EXPRESS! RELEASE! Hope this finds you well. Thank you for being part of this growing global community. I am truly grateful for what we continue to create as a community, moving on-line, from week to week. Really appreciate all the new dancers coming in, through your recommendations. Many thanks. At the moment, we are still dancing on-line. Details of Registering below and what a 5Rhythms movement is. It doesn't matter whether you know this practice or not. You are a being that is moving all the time. This practice enables us to become more aware of how our body needs to move, giving breathe so we become more aware of conscious in the moment. It's where movement meets meditation. Often people talk about feeling like they have 'Come home!' A time to welcome yourself, in the moment of now. Welcome.. A time to MOVE! Register and Pay in advance for this meeting: New registration for class from 18th Oct, 2020. Please see the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuceGpqD8tGtIhBYyk5526EuTkVV8DMGas You'll need to download zoom. https://www.zoom.us. It's free and a simple application. You need to register for class before attending. Register through the link. You'll get a confirmation email. (Check spam box) There has moved into an investment sliding scale ticket class: £10 - £20. Things are changing constantly at the moment and with that, how you, as a dancer, will access this class. With all the best will in the world, we can aim to do things and still forget. I know I can! Therefore moving forward, this class will be a payment through investment on a sliding scale: £10 - £20. How the ticket system will work, at the moment, is you NEED to pay before the class. If you are not able to pay before, or the suggested amount, please email me. No-one will be turned away, but you DO need to communicate with me, before being admitted. Paste this link into your browser: http://www.paypal.me/RuthHirst. (Press for the friends & family link) Or via my bank details, if that is easier, please email me for details: [masked] Virtual dance floor opens at 11.15am. Please come early, so you can orientate yourself to zoom. Check you audio and video is working and settle onto your dance floor. Class starts at 11.30am. Please arrive early or on time and stay till the end, your presence matters. What are the 5Rhythms? What is this practice? This is a simple and yet profound movement practice where we move to find ourselves on a fluid and most creative level. Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® practice is where the music, slowly builds and then comes down again, and is called a 'wave', like on the ocean: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, which are different ways of moving that enables us to embody different ways of being in the world. You follow how you're body needs to move. There is no right, or wrong way, of moving, just your way. A time to strengthen our immune systems. is a time, to come back to our body, to let it move, so whatever feelings, thoughts, sensations need to move, they move. Move! Express! Release! Email me, if you'd like to pay by bank transfer. If you're on my mailing list, you'll have these details, already. If you need to reach out and ask me anything, please do: [masked] For more information, please follow link to FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SundayBodyPrayer/ Look forward to moving and being with you on your dance floor soon.. with loving dancing feet, Ruth

Photos (81)

Find us also at