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Igniting the Body and Soul through Dance! A Weekend of Dancing the 5Rhythms with Tim Broughton in Jersey
I am still very much in the warm afterglow of a gorgeous weekend of 5Rhythms here in Jersey.
We began on Friday, with around 30 of us. It was a strong and exciting start to the weekend which gave us a foundation in how to move to the 5Rhythms (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness). Most of the dancers had never danced this practice before, created by Gabrielle Roth around 30 years ago. It was amazing how quickly we found these rhythms and over the weekend, dived deep into each one to experience the mystery that is at the core of each one. Together these rhythms make up life! Think of a storm, a lifetime, an eruption and you will find each of these rhythms inside these and countless other mysteries of nature. Gabrielle called the 5Rhythms, ‘The Wave’. When we become attuned to this Wave, we can begin to know ourselves on a very profound level. A level much deeper than the thinking mind can fathom.
Whilst discovering the Wave, we also experienced what it is to be out of our heads and grounded in our bodies. Each and every dancer was able to experience the peacefulness that comes through this practice of dance; this inner peace which many of us find so hard to feel in this day and age. Each dance journey is different, but there is something so special for me in dancing a deep journey with my fellow jersey dancing family on this lovely island we live on. I never fail to be blown away but how beautiful each person becomes when the have lost their heads and found their inner dancer. Also when we stir and shake the body, we really hear the wisdom, the communication that the body is telling us moment by moment. Sometimes this involves old unprocessed experiences which need to be felt fully to be healed. Feeling it and moving any old stuff through the dance really sets us free from the blocks we had perhaps been living with for years or a lifetime. By the end of the weekend a bunch of random strangers turned into a family of open hearts totally connected and supportive of each others own inner healing processes and journeys.
Are we humans or are we dancers? My wish is that everyone can experience the freedom and potential of fully connecting with their bodies and losing their heads for a while. I have not yet found a better way for doing this and for experiencing joy and inner truth than through the magic of dancing the body alongside a community of other amazing body’s on their quest to become more open and alive.
If you want to move your body and open more to life then come to a Soul Movement Dance Class in Jersey!
What an amazing dance community in our little isle. Thank you all for a fabulous week end xxx
Love, gratitude and blessings to you all, I had an amazing weekend! Thank you all for sharing and expressing your love and light x Very beautiful! Thank you Maria Barnicoat X x Tim is amazing, very inspiring!
Fabulous weekend – another journey of depth so worthwhile, thank you to the community of fellow travellers/dancers and to Maria for organising, her helpers, and Tim’s unique presence in facilitation.
A great weekend celebrating life and re-kindeling PASSION .. and to share this with a family of Dancers; to see and be seen was the best bit! Thank you all
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“Once upon a time, in the sacred societies and temples of the ancient world, women were respected and revered as the living embodiment of their divine role model, the Great Goddess. Their bodies were seen as sacred alchemical vessels of creation and transformation, as radiant temples of Divinity filled with the vital healing and transformative current of light and energy that ceaselessly pours outward from the Primordial Source of all life. Deeply in tune with the inner world of spirit and the outer forces of nature, women were known as the Keepers of the Sacred Mysteries.” Sharron Rose
At this magical time of the month, at the full moon, we will join together to dance our truth and dare to reconnect fully with our divine feminine which is so often squashed down in our modern times. This essence of us is when we are at our most intuitive, at our most creative, at our most loving, nurturing and accepting of all we are.
No experience with this kind of dance is necessary. Come in whatever physical condition you are in. It is facilitated in a beautiful candlelit hall. Your body and soul will be inspired by music, suggestions, deep states of induced relaxation and a moving connection to your home, your centre.
• Bring your intentions/prayers/wishes for this full moon • Please bring a water bottle, blanket for times of lying stillness and relaxation. • Dress in easy to move in layers. • Please arrive through the top entrance in tower road where there is a carpark. • Cost £10 or £8 for concessions. • Doors open and music will begin playing at 6:15 for any early arrivals.
Facilitation begins from 6:30pm by Maria.
“It begins with a heartbeat, a breath, a quickening. Out of the still, silent waters of the mystic ocean of eternity, a tiny droplet of light slowly emerges, like the full moon reflected on the water. The doors of your perception swing open and your senses reach out like shining beams of moonlight to embrace the infinite rhythms and expressions of creation. As you relax into the expansive beauty of this universal dance, soothing waves of celestial grace surround and caress you in a never-ending stream of warmth and tenderness. Your heart opens as you feel the gentle touch of the Divine Mother, the supreme light and energy of Divinity, nurturing and enlivening the clear luminous flame of your own immortal spirit.” Sharron Rose, Awakening the Divine Feminine.
Looking forward very much to seeing you all on the dance floor in our lovely hall in First Tower School.
No experience necessary – everyone welcome!!
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Movement encourages transformation, relaxes the body, frees up stuck energy and stuck energetic patterns and energises the body. Friday’s dance session was filled with authentic movement and was a fusion of amazing beings finding their feet, kicking out old energy and peeling back the layers of the daily armour to reach the soft rich potential of human nature in its truest and most childlike form. We had a small childlike being with us with her mother which was a new experience for our group. I sensed a curiosity in myself in what this would bring to us and after a gentle and seemingly comfortable experience for her and the group, I was left with a calm excitement at the prospect of having more little beings in our space, gifting us with their innocence and openness. I do ask that if anyone would like to bring a little being that they stay really conscious of our soul movement dance etiquette in respecting the space with no distracting verbal communication and awareness of the other dancers at all time. Its so good to be back! We’ll be dancing again Friday 11th October. I hope you can join us!
TO SECURE BOOKING
- If before 1st October 2013 (to get early bird price) for all weekend or just Saturday and Sunday please write cheque to ‘Earth Beauty’ for £30 deposit- with name/details, with terms of outstanding amount to be paid in full by 30th October 2013. Please send cheque to Earth Beauty, 12 Conway Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3NT.
- Or instant BACS transfer to: lloydstsb 30-94-61 04832169. Please let me know when you have done this so that I can trace it.
- After 1st October, I will require £30 deposit to secure booking at normal price, with outstanding amount to be paid by 30th October 2013.
Any cancellations made from 1st October will be subject to a 50% charge. Any cancellations made within 1 week of the workshop will be subject to 100% charge. Deposits are non-refundable.
Dancing is healing, free-ing, releasing, fun, opening and softening. Its a great practice for returning back to our bodies and for putting our modern day overactive mind back in its proper perspective. When we dance we give ourselves permission to express our hearts desires, our longings, our loves, our frustrations, our needs, our heartaches, our expansiveness … and, with practice, we can bring that metaphor into our daily lives to serve us on our path to more freedom and more openness in all of our lives. It opens up the closed petals of tension to reveal our truer natures.
Dancing makes us kinder – because it makes us more aware of our own emotions. You cannot fool the body because the body knows, and is already holding everything which we have not processed; the suffering we did not fully realise, the hurt we did not allow ourselves to truly feel, the anger that we internalised … and so on …. and so once we move ourselves and begin to feel the whirl of experience that we carry, we naturally begin to cultivate a sense of empathy and compassion for ourselves which we can consciously (or unconsciously – it will naturally evolve that way) extend out to others.
This leads to dancing being a great connector of people – even those of us who have always felt we didn’t fit in (well, my hand is up!) there is always a place on the dance floor for us. When we move our bodies instinctively, our hearts begin to express their truth with ease. No-one’s dance is the same – amongst the beauty in the individuality of movement, there is a pulsating union, and we cannot fail to see that we are all from the same family! There is a communication that happens to easily and readily without words – it is truly a relief to simplify the language of the moment into movement and have our hearts more readily accessible to us.
Once we honour our hearts with our expression, we have moved a bit further down the path of freedom.
Last nights return to our bare feet dance classes was a lovely evening!! It was such a great turn out! Fantastic to see so many people in the hall, and so good to be back in a community of movers and groovers again!
Soul Movement Classes are fun, nurturing, connecting and liberating. They are a fusion of meditations and relaxations on a dance and movement journey back to our centres. Next Class is on Friday 6th September and held by Maria Barnicoat at First Tower School. Times: 6:30pm (doors open and music starts at 6:15) til 8:15pm. Bring water, a blanket and wear comfy layers.