'Many of us are looking for a beat, something solid and rooted where we can take refuge and begin to explore the fluidity of being alive.' Gabrielle Roth
In this one day workshop we will explore the 5Rhythms as a resource to help us navigate the increasing demands of modern day living. It is an invitation to dive deep into our own dance to nourish, empty out, re-align and centre ourselves into the present moment. Resourced by the dance we re-engage with life from a place of fluidity in body, heart and mind.
Who's it for?
Every body~whether you are new to 5Rhythms or have been dancing the practice for some time
Saturday 1st April 2023, 11am - 5pm
Theatre, Chestnut Grove Academy, Balham, London, SW12
£60 full /£50 concs IN ADVANCE
or £65/55 ON THE DAY (if not sold out)
*if this workshop is full please consider joining the waiting list in case anyone with a ticket can't make it, these will be released back into the system *
Our bodies are full of the wisdom and creativity needed to move through these changing and often challenging times. The 5Rhythms is a simple yet profound moving meditation practice that helps us move from one state of being to another with no dance experience needed - all that is required is a willingness and a curiosity to set your body in motion. The rest will be revealed.
5Rhythms can be experienced by anyone regardless of their physical limitations. There are no specific moves to learn and dancers can participate at their own pace, within their own capacity to move.
Newcomers are always welcome!
This is a space to practice 5Rhythms only. While the essence and spirit of other practices are welcome their form is not. The invitation is to bring that form into movement.
This is a drug and alcohol free space
No phones, shazam, photography or video during the dance. Please turn off notifications and ringer for the duration of the class.
Let's keep conversation off the dancefloor – please communicate with movement
Take responsibility for your own body and move within your capacity to move
No spectators, only participators.
Please listen out for others' boundaries and respect everyone's choice for connection in the dance. We are free to choose with who, when and how we'd like to connect, changing our minds if necessary. No touch without consent.
This practice is about learning to connect with yourself, the other and the group. With that in mind particularly the last of these three please stay for the closing circle. If you have to leave before please check in with the facilitator before you go.
We look forward to welcoming you in the dance.
If you would like to know more about 5Rhythms visit www.5rhythms.com
If you would like to know more about Nikki visit www.nikkiashley.com
Chestnut Grove School
Boundaries Road entrance
2mins walk from tube / 3 mins overground
please note entrance to the school is via Boundaries Road through the main green gates and then the side gate to your right - that will be open - follow the path round to your left (around the side of the building) and enter the building through the south building open double doors , turn first right and walk down towards the canteen - the theatre is first set of double doors on the left - (before the canteen ) we will have someone on the door to welcome you
10.50am Doors open / arrive and stretch
11am - 5pm Workshop
A note on Timings
Doors open at 10.50 and arrival music is on for you to begin to stretch and prepare - Please arrive then in order to be ready to start promptly at 11am. Doors close 15mins after the start of workshop in order to create a safe held container. There will be no entry after this time.
What to wear
Dress ready to move, loose comfortable clothes and layers are recommended
Please wear a soft soled shoe or barefoot - no socks or outdoor shoes on the dance floor
Please refrain from wearing perfumes or using other fragrances.
What to bring
Do bring some water in a reusable container to keep yourself hydrated
A journal and pen - optional
please stay at home if you're holding any question mark around possibly being a carrier of Covid.
Full details will arrive in the booking confirmation email. If you haven’t received the confirmation email after paying please contact Nikki at: email@example.com
a word about tickets
Numbers are limited to give us space to dance comfortably together. Please be generous if you can, a full price ticket helps us offer reduced and concession places. thank you. 10% of ticket sales are contributed to our community interest company which supports our reach out work.
Refunds are offered up to 48hrs before the workshop (with a £2.50 admin fee per ticket) Dancers are also permitted to gift/sell on their ticket or contact Nikki to activate the waiting list (if there is one) If ticket sells on the waiting list you will be refunded minus an £2.50 admin fee - waiting list is offered up to 9am on the day of the workshop.
for those earning / or other sources of income
For those not in work / on benefits