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5Rhythms®

Transformation Through Movement

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Movement can be a tool for discovery and transformation. Join movement teacher Sylvie Minot and (re)discover joy through Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms, a moving meditation practice that brings greater awareness of the body and new insight into how emotions are held in the body—and how blockages are released through movement.

You will delve into each of the five rhythms each day, which represent energy patterns in our body: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. Through moving exercises, dancing, and guided group exercises, you will use each rhythm as a tool for transformation as you explore how to:

  • Move with and through the emotions that arise when you move your body
  • Discover your home rhythm while learning from the other four
  • Increase awareness of your body and see how you move through old patterns and obstacles—and learn how to release them through movement.

You will move and dance with many different genres of music as you experience guided exercises to generate a sense of heightened well-being and connection to your body.

This workshop is accessible for anyone interested in exploring the body through movement. No previous dance experience is necessary—you can go as deep as you are willing and comfortable to go.

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Sylvie Minot

December 10 - 15, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Movement can be a tool for discovery and transformation. Join movement teacher Sylvie Minot and (re)discover joy through Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms, a moving meditation practice that brings greater awareness of the body and new insight into how emotions are held in the body—and how blockages are released through movement.

You will delve into each of the five rhythms each day, which represent energy patterns in our body: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. Through moving exercises, dancing, and guided group exercises, you will use each rhythm as a tool for transformation as you explore how to:

  • Move with and through the emotions that arise when you move your body
  • Discover your home rhythm while learning from the other four
  • Increase awareness of your body and see how you move through old patterns and obstacles—and learn how to release them through movement.

You will move and dance with many different genres of music as you experience guided exercises to generate a sense of heightened well-being and connection to your body.

This workshop is accessible for anyone interested in exploring the body through movement. No previous dance experience is necessary—you can go as deep as you are willing and comfortable to go.

Faculty Bio

Sylvie Minot

Sylvie Minot is the executive director and founder of the nonprofit Syzygy Dance Project. A movement teacher since 2000, Sylvie has taught weekly 5Rhythms dance classes and workshops in the Bay Area, New York, throughout the US, and in Mexico. She is a certified 5Rhythms teacher trained by Gabrielle Roth.

Sylvie is often described as a catalytic shape-shifter because of her ability to meet people right where they are and move with them into new possibilities. Her strength is helping people move through the blockages in their bodies and (re)discover joy.

Through the Syzygy Dance Project, Sylvie helps transform people’s lives by bringing dance to a variety of underserved populations, including inmates, veterans, at-risk youth, the elderly, recovering addicts, and hospital patients.

In addition to earning a degree in dance, Sylvie has also studied psychology, indigenous healing rituals, energy medicine, and sound healing, and is inspired by the teachings of Angeles Arrien, Carolyn Myss, and Tito La Rosa.

 

Why Attend

  • The body holds not only wounds and trauma but also the medicine to heal, which you can access through movement.

  • Step into community, find freedom in movement, and align your heart to awaken your spirit.

  • Study with a teacher who trained directly with the late Gabrielle Roth, creator of 5Rhythms.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    No prior dance experience is required.

  • Things to Bring

    A journal

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable layers of clothes

  • Recommended Reading

    Sweat Your Prayers, Gabrielle Roth

  • Special Details

    People with injuries and/or physical limitations can participate and move from a chair.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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