Sylvie Minot: Dancing with Our Ancestors at 1440 Multiversity

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Dancing with Our Ancestors

A 5Rhythms® Workshop

September 9 - 14, 2018

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

Program Description

In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, “If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment.  Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”

Join movement teacher Sylvie Minot for five days of dancing with your ancestry. Grounded in Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms, amoving meditation practice to inspire new awareness and release blockages, this workshop will be a time to connect with the wisdom and medicine of the lineage that lives on in your heart, soul, collective memory, and DNA.

Through moving exercises, dancing, and guided group exercises, you will use each of the 5Rhythms—flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness—to explore how you can:

  • Reconnect to your roots and come into an improved and deepened relationship with your own history
  • Connect with intention to your guardian spirits and the land
  • Honor, give thanks, and embody forgiveness and healing for yourself, your ancestors, and the earth
  • Use movement as a tool for discovery and transformation.

We call on the wisdom and medicine of our lineage, the power of ancestral lands and nature, and the spirit of animal clans to guide us on this journey. Accessible for anyone interested in movement, this workshop will awaken you to the generations of wisdom that live deep within the palm of your hand.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Sylvie Minot

    5Rhythms® and movement teacher

    Sylvie Minot is the executive director and founder of the nonprofit Syzygy Dance Project, which brings dance to underserved communities in the Bay Area. 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 and is certified to teach Heartbeat.

    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.


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  • Why Attend
    • Your body holds the key to your lineage: your bones, blood, and skin are a direct and palpable gift from your ancestors. Moving your body is a powerful way to celebrate life-yours and theirs.

    • If you seek healing, purpose, or inspiration, or if there is an ancestor you want to connect with, now is the time.

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

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Below is your daily schedule for your stay during your program. You will always be able to attend the meals and activities shown between your program sessions. You will also have opportunities to experience Healing Arts, walking trails, and many other campus amenities throughout your stay. To schedule a treatment at Healing Arts call 844-544-1440, ext. 304or email [email protected] here to view our current menu:

    Opening Day
    2:15 pm
    Check-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm
    Luggage storage is available

    4:45 – 5:45 pm Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30pm-7pm Dinner at Kitchen Table

    6:45 – 7:15 pm 1440 Guest Welcome Session (optional)

    7:30 – 9:00 pm
    Program Session
    Daily Schedule

    6:45 – 7:45 am
    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00 – 9 am
    Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    8:30am – 11:00 am
    Morning Program Session

    11:30 – 1:30 pm
    Lunch at Kitchen Table

    1:30 – 3:30 pm
    Afternoon Program Session

    4:45 – 5:45 pm
    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    5:30 – 7:00 pm
    Dinner at Kitchen Table

    7:30 – 9:00 pm
    Evening Program Session or Events
    Closing Day
    6:45 – 7:45 am
    Supplementary Classes: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, or Meditation

    7:00 – 9 am
    Breakfast at Kitchen Table

    8:30am – 11:00 am
    Morning Program Session

    12:00pm NOON
    Checkout Time

    11:30am – 1:30 pm
    Lunch at Kitchen Table-Departure day lunch is included in your stay.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    None required.

    What to Wear

    Comfortable clothing for movement

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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