The 5Rhythms Movement and dance meditation is my life's work
The 5Rhythms Movement and dance meditation is my life's work, I feel privileged to have been able to bring it to diverse communities. It has given me witness to the most profound depth and beauty in the artistic movement enquiry of human experience, both dark and light, It is a discipline that opens us to soul retrieval, returning us back to our most authentic self with transformation of suffering into moving art.
I have been dancing the 5Rhythms movement meditation practice for over 30 years and after diving into the practice for my own self healing from trauma of grief for 10 years, I took the path as a teacher of the practice and trained with Gabrielle Roth the founder, to teach in 2001. Since then, I have travelled to different parts of the Globe and London’s suburbs taking the dance to a wide audience of disadvantaged communities, prison, addiction recovery and youth at risk and children living in the slums in Kolkata India. This disparate range of communities has become invaluable in expanding my teaching skills and insight into all walks of life, keeping me plugged into a reality of human survival where this dance can be of real service.
My background is in the Arts, theatre and visual, my approach to the work of the 5Rhythms is inspired by my passion for the artistic and Soulful threads. I have the privilege of working and collaborating with Lorca Simons with her LiveWire theatre labs. I have been developing with professional actors an embodied approach to developing characters, theatre. I work one to one with artists using the movement practice as a lens to research and explore stories that as actors deliver as much as you can an authenticity.
An Actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer “ Marlon Brando
As Actors we are always seeking perfection, to portray the character as “real living energy, with emotional intelligence, mind and body. The art of which is always expanding and developing, an exploration of different human experiences, in relationship to self, and others to tell the story that will resonate with the audience, or help change perspective.
I am held continuously with the grip of inspiration as the practice evolves through me, the years of personal enquiry and transformation are the foundation of my own teaching.
testimonial from Alessandro Preziosi Actor /Italy - features in short film with me /silent wave
I was trained on Gabrielle Roth's first heartbeat training which was a two year apprenticeship, qualifying in 2005 which explores the emotional language of the body as a dance.
“In the Heartbeat map of the 5Rhythms we discover our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked away in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings. We learn to Love and see how badly we want it and need it.”