5Rhythms Committed Series + Sweat Your Prayers Workshop with Tom Truman

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5Rhythms Committed Series:
Tuesday mornings, 10:45am-12:30pm
Sep. 26th – Oct 24th

$70 – $90 Sliding Scale

Investigation Into Discovery

A 5Rhythms dance movement series using the practice and map to explore and draw out the subtle qualities of our own experience, uncovering and discovering new places and perspectives. The committed group is a container that allows for a deeper practice to dive further in together over the 5 weeks.

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Sweat Your Prayers Workshop
Wednesday 9/20 8 – 9:30PM, $15

Sweat Your Prayers™ is a gathering where we bring our individual 5Rhythms practice and move through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness with intention and in community.  Led by select 5Rhythms teachers, the intention of this class is to have relatively little formal instruction, relying on the individual to create and support one’s own and therefore one another’s dance.  From exploring the endless boundaries of these 5Rhythms we develop, as Gabrielle often taught, the discipline needed to be a free spirit, and thus the freedom to wholly dance with the sacredness of oneself, another and community.

Core teaching methods/values:

“I believe The body holds innate wisdom for each of us, when we move we tap into that wisdom. My experience of dancing and the 5 Rhythms has been this (https://www.5rhythms.com/gabrielle-roths-5rhythms/).

As a facilitator my role, if any, is to help create and hold the space for that wisdom to come through. Using music of all different genres and styles a wave is created and holds the space for an journey through movement  with some facilitation and an invitation to explorations. Dancing this wave has been a way to tap into the body’s wisdom for many years and for many thousands of dancers all over the world. The body doesn’t lie, by moving it with awareness, there is so much to discover, I am fascinated about the discovery and my intention is to inspire others to their fascination and self discovery. I trust that by coming to dance you will find what you need whether it be to rock out to the music with others doing so or to dive deeply into the journey of self in a safe and supported space”

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Who and Why:
Born and raised in the U.K Tom Truman met Gabrielle Roth and 5 Rhythms over ten years ago in N.Y where he lived for over 16 years before moving to California in 2015. Completing his teacher training in 2016 he now offers classes here in Santa Cruz.  He has training in massage and many years experience in a variety of mindfulness and body based practices. As well as teaching the 5 Rhythms he is a designer, and furniture maker.
“I have found that moving the body, dancing my way through the energies that need to move, i have accessed more creativity and freedom in life. The body holds all my stories and when i move they move, and whether this brings release, a transformation or simply the experience of feeling more of myself, dancing has become my path.
I trust the dance to bring me through to whats needed. My desire is hold a space for any who come to dance that they may find whatever it is they need and believe that their dance can lead them home to themselves, their joy, creativity and the experience of wholeness.”

-Tom Truman