Sep
16
to Sep 17

THE RADIANT HEART: 5Rhythms Heartbeat with Davida Taurek

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Heartbeat is an active, embodied investigation of our emotional map. Using the physical map of the 5Rhythms, we will explore the territory of our emotions, discovering how our fear, anger, sadness, joy, and compassion move. Befriending and somatically moving emotions set us free to be present and available for life's mysterious unfolding to happen.

The 5Rhythms dance gives us a fun, creative, and physical way to practice expressing ourselves so that we may live authentically and spontaneously in the moment.
Join us for an embodied heart exploration!

Davida Taurek, MS, has a diverse background in counseling psychology, dance, creative arts, and body-centered therapies. She is an Associate Faculty at Prescott College, and coordinates the Somatic Psychology Emphasis in the Masters of Science Counseling Program. Davida has a private practice in counseling, teaches annually at Esalen Institute, and is a Certified Instructor of 5Rhythms®, Motion Theater®, Watsu®, and WaterDance®. She worked closely with Gabrielle Roth and has been teaching 5Rhythms for over 20 years. Davida is full-heartedly committed to this embodied path, and widely known for her delightful sense of humor, passion, and evocative devotional teaching style.

PREREQUISITES: 5Rhythms Waves (minimum 5 hours)
This workshop counts for 5Rhythms Teacher Training prerequisites

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Tuition: $210 ($218.40 with credit card service fee)
Early bird: $170 ($176.80 with credit card service fee) by August 31

10% off for Student with valid ID and Senior (65+). 20% off for 5Rhythms Certified Teacher. Limited Work Study options are available. Please contact us to register for this special rate.

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Workshop Schedule:
Saturday, September 16 (4:00-8:00pm)
Sunday, September 17 (1:00-7:00pm)
Sunday Sweat Your Prayers 10am-12pm $5 if you register for this workshop

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.

Parking:
Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Credit card and coins are accepted. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

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Sep
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Route to the Root: High Vibes Trance Waves Immersion with Jonathan Horan

This is a ONE TIME EVENT ONLY in 2017. An opportunity not to be missed, to dance with Jonathan Horan in San Francisco.

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In this class we dance hard, we dance bold, we dance deep. Jonathan takes us to the place where the soul of hip hop, the catharsis of rock and roll, the trance of techno and the heart of house collide into the world beat. And in this beat, we get together to reinvent ourselves, to discard last week’s fears and move into this week’s dreams. This is our practice.

It doesn’t matter where we come from or how we grew up or whether we can or can’t dance. Movement is medicine, and whether we feel clumsy or graceful, it heals us. Real learning happens when we show up and move because the body can’t lie. It lets us know right away if we’re feeling closed or open, fixed or fluid, tight or loose, off or on.

It’s so easy to lose our balance, to become lopsided, to be too in our heads, too emotional, too easy-going, too controlled. We carry so many things, and not just in our backpacks. What do we do with all this repressed stuff, the headtrips that are holding us back, holding us down, and turning us into something we’re not? We dance. We dance with whatever’s going on inside of us and connect with others who are doing the same.

Join us!

Jonathan A Horan is Gabrielle Roth's son and closest collaborator. He is the Executive Director of her international institute, 5Rhythms® Global as well as the Director of The Moving Center School NYC. Jonathan has been immersed in the 5Rhythms practice throughout his life and continues to be a key catalyst in its evolution. He is a member of the core teaching faculty of both training and advanced work and teaches workshops of all levels around the world.

He has taught at Vassar College and currently teaches for a variety of institutes such as Esalen, Omega, Kripalu and Naropa Institute and an annual residency in Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. His weekly NYC High Vibrations class has been featured in New York Magazine, Breathe, and the Daily News, and was chosen as the hottest movement class in New York by the Village Voice.

Cost:
Prepay $35 ($36.40 with credit card service fee)
Drop In at the Door $45 ($46.80 with credit card service fee) 
10% off for students (with valid ID) and seniors (65+). 15% off for 5RTA Teachers. Limited work study positions are available. Please contact us to register for this special rate.
Please register early. Space is limited.

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Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, September 3:  2:00-5:00pm (Open Class - No Prerequisite Required)

Sunday Sweat Your Prayers 10am - 12pm led by Vehllia Tranne $15 Drop In

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

All class hours count as prerequisites for 5Rhythms Teacher Training.

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Aug
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

MEDICINE CIRCLE San Francisco with Sylvie Minot and Wendy Heffner

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Come for a day of dance, ritual and prayer in a beautiful urban park surrounded by greenery and wildlife. This is the second year for a daylong Medicine Circle being offered in Presidio SF, and the only one scheduled in 2017. The number of participants are limited to create potency and sacredness of the circle.

Circles have been used by many indigenous cultures throughout time as a place for ceremony and transformation. Medicine Circle weaves ritual, community, movement, sounds and prayer allowing us to reconnect with Spirit. We dance, and the circle holds the big, small, quiet, loud, joyful, still, cathartic, and everything-in-between dances. We use sound – drums, rattles, bells, rain sticks, and song – to call Spirit back in. We pray, for ourselves, for others and for the greater whole. Dance and presence are our offerings. Being together in this sacred way is our medicine.

No prerequisite required. This workshop counts as Waves for the 5Rhythms Teacher Training.

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Sylvie Minot is the executive director and founder of Syzygy Dance Project, a 5Rhythms Certified Teacher, and the creator of Medicine Circle.

Wendy Heffner trained as a 5Rhythms Movement Therapist, and has used dance as a transformational practice for over 15 years. Together, they lead Medicine Circle groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, and around the world.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, August 6, 2017 (1:00-6:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers 10am-12pm $5 if you register for this workshop

Tuition: $125 ($130 with credit card service fee)
20% off for 5Rhythms Certified Teachers (5RTA Accredited). Limited Work Study (Crew) options are available. Please contact us to register for this special rate

Please register early. Space is limited.

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:

From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at spacious parking lot at entrance to the studio.

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Aug
1
to Aug 29

5Rhythms Tuesday Waves: Animals in Rhythms

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Animals in Rhythms: 5Rhythms Series: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Every Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30pm

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Join us to dance the rhythms of the animals as it relates to the 5 rhythms. An inspiration from nature and the long days of summer. And big gratitude to our colleague Meaghan Williams who inspired us.

We will start the first Tuesday with Flowing and the rhythms of Feline and Serpentine.

Tuesday, August 1: Feline/Serpentine
Tuesday, August 8: Canine/Equine
Tuesday, August 15: Simian/Amphibian
Tuesday, August 22: Avian/Apian
Tuesday, August 29: Human/Blooming

5Rhythms transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Everybody is welcomed. There is no need to have any particular physical background or to consider ourselves dancers or not. We keep moving with the music and the dance will come to us. We dance until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains.

Single Class / Drop In Fee: $20 cash/check Or $21 credit card ; Senior 65+ / Student with valid ID: $15 cash/check Or $16 credit card
The City Waves™ Class Card is valid for this class

We invite you to experience the full series at a special rate of $80 ($83.20 for credit card payment), payable fully on the first day.

Latest entry 8:15pm

This is an open class, and is taught alternately by Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne. Our classes are open to everyone of any shape or physical ability. No experience necessary.

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.

Parking: Free parking after 6pm at entrance to the studio.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.

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Jul
1
to Jul 2

SUMMER SHADOWS: 5Rhythms Workshop with Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne

  • Presidio Performing Arts Center (map)
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“Both Light and Shadow are the dance of love.” – Rumi

The 5Rhythms® (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) forms a map which gives us the possibility to dance the rhythms in our own life. Each rhythm has a physical gateway into our own energy, into our own dance, and its light and shadow.
The summer sun warms us with its bright light, that also generates dark shadows. Things we like about ourselves, we tend to show and bring to light. Things we dislike, we keep in the shadow not to be seen.

When there is light, shadow is naturally generated. This is when we could make a choice to have integrity within ourselves, acknowledging both so that we could dance with both. These aspects can and should be explored as their discovery will bring us into full appreciation of who we are as a whole, mind body and soul. Exploring the lights and shadows of ourselves and moving through them on the dance floor, give us a chance for transformation. From being frozen to being fluid, from tense to being determined, from lost to being clear, from spaced out to being present, from numbed to being connected with spirit.

“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” Hafiz

Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne are Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), and Founders of The City Waves™, which offers weekly 5Rhythms classes in San Francisco. All of their classes and workshop hours count as Waves on the 5Rhythms Dancing Path towards Teacher Training.

Together, Alessandro and Vehllia offer many years experience in 5Rhythms dancing, music, meditation, theater and performance background, healing and spiritual practices, and shamanism; offering heartfelt and intuitively crafted experience and support for each dancer, holding a safe and transformational space for all.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

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Tuition: $180 ($187.20 with credit card service fee)
Early bird by June 4: $150 ($156 with credit card service fee)
10% off for Student with valid ID and Senior (65+). Work Study and Scholarship options are available. Please contact us to register for this special rate.
Please register early. Space is limited.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday, July 1 (4:00-8:00pm)
Sunday, July 2 (1:00-7:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers® (10:00am-12:00pm) - Optional. It's $5 if you register for this workshop

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions & Parking:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

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Jun
25
10:00am10:00am

Sweat Your Prayers San Francisco - Summer of Love 2017

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On this day, come dance with Alessandro Moruzzi + Vehllia Tranne and The City Waves 5Rhythms San Francisco tribe, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love. Be sure to wear your flowers :)
The Summer of Love that began in 1967 in SF has always been about the gathering of the tribe.

We will also gather after the Sweat and have a picnic together at the main lawn Presidio. Look for the red/white stripe umbrella, positioned near The Walt Disney Museum side. Please bring food, either for your own lunch and/or to share with community. There are also food trucks available to purchase your meals (Presidio Picnic)

Location of Sweat Your Prayers:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Location of Picnic:
Main lawn Presidio

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.

To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy.
~ Gabrielle Roth, Sweat Your Prayers

It is a moving meditation practice with music and very minimal instruction. There's no step to learn. We dance our own dance. Everybody's welcomed!

Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle and your friends.

Cost: $15
Latest entry 10:30am

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Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.
Parking:
Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Credit card and coins are accepted. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio.

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Jun
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Summer Solstice 2017: 5Rhythms Dance

5Rhythms Summer Solstice Celebration in San Francisco with Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne. Come dance on the longest day of the year. Celebrate light and dark, beginning and ending at The City Waves!

The Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to awaken. - Belsebuub

5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement practice - a practice of being in your body - that ignites creativity, connection, and community. It is a moving meditation practice, where dance and music are the basic elements.

Alessandro and Vehllia are Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association).

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$20 Drop In
Latest entry 8:00pm

THIS IS THE LAST CLASS BEFORE WE BREAK FOR THE NEXT 5 WEEKS. NEXT TUESDAY WAVES CLASS WILL BE AUGUST 1, 2017 AT 8PM!

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Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.

Parking:
Plenty of FREE parking AFTER 6pm

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Apr
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bay Area Dance Week: FREE 5Rhythms Workshop

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On Earth Day and during Bay Area Dance Week, The City Waves present FREE 5Rhythms Community Dance Workshop.

Come celebrate Earth Day by dancing barefoot with community. Join us in the dance with Alessandro and Vehllia in celebration of joy and freedom. Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. They teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas. We dance to an eclectic blend of world music, soul, classics, rock, electronica and other music until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains.

The 5Rhythms – Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.

Everybody's welcomed! No experience necessary. We dance barefoot or dance shoes only. Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle (there is a water fountain in the studio) and your friends. Wheelchair accessible. Please plan to arrive a little earlier to register and get settled. Door opens at 4:50pm. We will start promptly at 5pm.

There will be photo and video recording during this workshop by the talented Babette Hogan which will be done with respect and good intention.

A few reminders:
    * All 5Rhythms events are drug and alcohol free events
    * Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes as some dancers are allergic
    * Please, No talking on the dance floor

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.

Parking: Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Credit card and coins are accepted. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.

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Apr
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

MOON WAVES for WOMEN: 5Rhythms Workshop with Vehllia Tranne in Malaysia

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"Put your body in motion and your psyche will heal itself.”
— Gabrielle Roth, Founder of 5Rhythms®

5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement meditation practice using dance to get in touch with ourselves, our bodies and our feelings, and to express this through our movements. The 5Rhythms® (Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness) are states of being and they teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas.

Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective and practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Each rhythm offers a different energy field in which you find your own expression. Everyone is a dancer. There are no steps to follow.

WHY MOON WAVES FOR WOMEN?
This workshop is an invitation for all who identify as a woman to come together to dance the 5Rhythms® and experience this in relation to the full moon. It's an opportunity to dance in a women only space whether you are a daughter, sister, friend, grandmother or woman who simply wants to dance — this class is for you. April’s full moon — also known as the Pink Moon — falls on Tues, 11th April 2017 (moon waves will begin a few days prior).

Vehllia Tranne is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), and Founder of The City Waves™. Vehllia has been celestially dancing before even learning to walk. She is a passionate healer, courageous shape-shifter, and natural teacher. Vehllia’s teaching style reflects her spontaneity and sincere love for life, expressed beautifully in her inspirational dance offering to anyone interested in a deep transformational exploration of self through moving meditation.

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No experience and prerequisite required. Just your curiosity, commitment to be present, and open heart. This is a unique opportunity to discover a sense of freedom and inner peace as we go through all the rhythms. Please wear something comfortable to move with and bring a bottle of water.

All workshop hours count as Waves towards Teacher Training for 5Rhythms Dancing Path. 

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday, 8th April 2017 (8pm-10pm Malaysia Timezone)
[Early bird: Friday, 31st March 2017]

Cost:
RM75 (fully employed); RM50 (early bird & concessions)
[Early bird: Friday, 31st March 2017]
 

Location:
Indicine, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Sentul Park, Jalan Stranchan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Accessibility:
Parking for disabled patrons is provided at the entrance. Wheelchairs have ground floor access and wheelchair friendly restrooms. A lift provides access to the second floor where the Academy and Indicine are located. If you have specific accommodations needed to participate fully in this event, please let us know.

For more Information / To Register:
Please send your full name, number and email address to Mooza Mohd
WhatsApp: +601 11 111 44 328
Email: moozamohd@gmail.com

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Mar
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

CENTERING: 5Rhythms Workshop with Alessandro Moruzzi

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Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that - energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance. All these energies [the five rhythms] come together in you. In your deepest center, You are the still-point. You are the rhythm beyond stillness, the feeling beyond compassion, the sexual energy beyond celibacy, the life force beyond death, the vibration beyond inspiration.

"The moving center is within you." ~Gabrielle Roth~

The 5Rhythms practice is a powerful moving meditation practice that explores, supports, and introduces gateways to find new space to free our potentials for personal growth and development.

In this workshop we will move with the simplicity and power of the body through the gateways related to each rhythm, to experience and absorb the intensity and depth of our own dance as we connect with our moving center within.

Alessandro Moruzzi is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), and Founder of The City Waves™.  He crossed path with 5Rhythms after many years of traveling, exploring, searching and seeking; inside and out. Now embracing this practice fully that is finally revealing and supporting his purpose in life, balancing mind, body and spirit; and sharing this powerful medicine for everyone he crosses path with.

Enriched by his music, theater, performance and shamanism background, Alessandro intuitively crafted heartfelt, grounded and healing journey through the Waves offering a safe and transformational space for all.

All workshop hours count as Waves towards Teacher Training for 5Rhythms Dancing Path.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

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Tuition: $95
First 5 (Five) to Register: $75
10% off for Student with valid ID and Senior (65+). Please contact us to register for this special rate. Scholarship and work study option are available. Please contact us to apply.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, March 19, 2017 (1:00-6:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers® (10:00am-12:00pm) - Optional. It's $5 if you register for this workshop

Location:
Presidio Dance Theater
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.

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Mar
3
to Mar 31

Mission Friday: 5Rhythms Fundamentals

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Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. So many of us are not in our bodies, really at home and vibrantly present there. Nor are we in touch with the basic rhythms that constitute our bodily life. We live outside ourselves - in our heads, our memories, our longings. -Gabrielle Roth-

5Rhythms Fundamentals Series: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Join us every Friday morning 10:00 - 11:30am!

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We will explore each rhythm in depth as we go through the journey of the fundamentals of the 5Rhythms practice, to dance our own dance from the inside out.

The 5Rhythms® – Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.

When we practice 5Rhythms, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things. Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life – every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.

Latest entry 10:15am

This is an open class, and is taught alternately by Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne. Our classes are open to everyone of any shape or physical ability. No experience necessary.

Alessandro and Vehllia are Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association). All class hours count towards the training path prerequisites for 5Rhythms certification.

Cost: $15 Drop In (Cash Only at the Door)
The City Waves™ Class Card is valid for this class

Location:
Dance Mission Theater (Studio 2)
3316 24th St (at Mission St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

If front door is locked, please ring the bell, we will buzz you in, then go upstairs. We're in Studio 2.

Directions:
Dance Mission is located in the heart of the Mission at the corner of 24th and Mission. It's directly across from the 24th Street BART station and are accessible by MUNI lines 14, 49, 48, 12 and 67.

Parking: There is a parking lot a few blocks away on 21st Street and Bartlett Street.

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Feb
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

INTENTION: 5Rhythms Workshop with Vehllia Tranne

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Dance your truth to fully experience freeing the body, expressing the heart, emptying the mind, awakening the soul, and embodying the spirit. Set your intention. Be bold.

In this workshop we will dance our way through the power of intention as individual, with community, and the world, supporting each other to be true to ourselves, sharing the energy that we all have, to build moments of sincere connections between the inside and the outside, with respect, trust and love for each other.

5Rhythms is a map, a process, a sequence of sounds and movements that starts with Flowing, the discovery and deepening of ourselves, the embodiment of what is truly inside our system. The determination and outward expression of Staccato changes the focus of our dance to the center of our hips and the building up of fire and passion. Chaos breaks all patterns. The intention revealed in the first rhythm mixed with the strength built on the second rhythm will be wildly mixed in an un-controlled release of what is getting in the way of our journey. Lyrical is a celebration of a re-newed clarity and the expressive realization of our lightness of being. To arrive at Stillness where the breath and silence are the perfect completion to destination for our unique intentions.

Vehllia Tranne is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), and Founder of The City Waves™. Vehllia has been celestially dancing before even learning to walk. She is a passionate healer, courageous shape-shifter, and natural teacher. Vehllia’s teaching style reflects her spontaneity and sincere love for life, expressed beautifully in her inspirational dance offering to anyone interested in a deep transformational exploration of self through moving meditation.

All workshop hours count as Waves towards Teacher Training for 5Rhythms Dancing Path.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

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Tuition: $95
First 5 (Five) to Register: $75
10% off for Student with valid ID and Senior (65+). Please contact us to register for this special rate. Scholarship and work study option are available. Please contact us to apply.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, February 26, 2017 (1:00-6:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers® (10:00am-12:00pm) - Optional. It's $5 if you register for this workshop

Location:
Presidio Dance Theater
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.

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Feb
21
to Mar 21

5Rhythms Tuesday Waves: Fundamentals

Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. So many of us are not in our bodies, really at home and vibrantly present there. Nor are we in touch with the basic rhythms that constitute our bodily life. We live outside ourselves - in our heads, our memories, our longings. -Gabrielle Roth

5Rhythms Fundamentals Series: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
Every Tuesday Evening 8pm

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We will explore each rhythm in depth as we go through the journey of the fundamentals of the 5Rhythms practice, to dance our own dance from the inside out. Join us!

The 5Rhythms® – Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.

When we practice 5Rhythms, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things. Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life – every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.

Latest entry 8:15pm

This is an open class, and is taught alternately by Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne. Our classes are open to everyone of any shape or physical ability. No experience necessary.

Cost: $20 ; $15 Senior 65+ / Student with valid ID
The City Waves™ Class Card is valid for this class

Location:
Presidio Dance Theater
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.

Parking: Free parking after 6pm at entrance to the studio.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.

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Feb
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

ONE LOVE: 5Rhythms Dance in Community

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Let's celebrate love, diversity and freedom this Valentine’s Day by dancing together with The City Waves tribe.

Parts proceed from this event will be donated to the ACLU.

5Rhythms movement meditation has been a practice for many of us to experience freedom within. We are here for each other, and together, we create a safe and inclusive community. Join us!
Big love, Alessandro and Vehllia

Cost: $20

Location:
Presidio Dance Theater
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

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Feb
3
to Feb 24

Mission Friday: Rhythms of Love

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The Dance is love, it is only love, and that is enough. It is always in my heart; it blooms at each of my steps. I would no longer dance to anything but the rhythm of my soul. -Isadora Duncan-

Rhythms of Love: February 3, 10, 17, 24
Every Friday morning 10:00 - 11:30am

February is the month of Love at The City Waves.
We will begin the first Friday with self love, followed by love to each other, then love for community, and to be fully in love with the world and the spirits in all things. Love heals. Let's keep shining and move with love. Join us!

Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. They teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas.

The 5Rhythms® – Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They reconnect us to the wisdom of our bodies and unleash movement’s dynamic healing power. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.

Cost: $15 Drop In (Cash Only)
The City Waves™ Class Card is valid for this class



Latest entry 10:15 am
If front door is locked, please ring the bell, we will buzz you in, then go upstairs. We're in Studio 2.

Location:
Dance Mission Theater, Studio 2
3316 24th Street (at Mission St), San Francisco, CA 94110

How to get there:
Dance Mission is located in the heart of the Mission at the corner of 24th and Mission. It's directly across from the 24th Street BART station and are accessible by MUNI lines 14, 49, 48, 12 and 67.

Parking: There is a parking lot a few blocks away on 21st Street and Barlett Street.

This is an open class, and is taught alternately by Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne. Our classes are open to everyone of any shape or physical ability.

Alessandro and Vehllia are Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association). All class hours with a 5RTA member teacher count towards the training path prerequisites for 5Rhythms certification.

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Jan
1
10:00am10:00am

Sweat Your Prayers San Francisco | New Year's Day 2017

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First day of the new year and we're dancing! Let us move together with intention for a new beginning. Let your intention bloom from your heart and grow into your mind. Dance it out feet first. Join us! Love, Alessandro + Vehllia

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.

This is a moving meditation practice with music and very minimal instruction. There's no step to learn. We dance our own dance. Everybody's welcomed.

Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle and your friends.

Cost: $15 Drop In

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Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

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Dec
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

RELEASE - a 5Rhythms Waves Workshop with Vehllia Tranne in Singapore

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"When I am dancing, it feels like my prayer. It's like an offering. I offer my head back to the dance, I offer my shoulders back to the dance, my elbows, my hands, my spine, my knees, my feet, my whole self, my bones, my blood, my experience, my suffering. I offer it all back to the dance and I say: take it, do whatever you want with me. Release me." ~Gabrielle Roth~

Release all that is accumulating in our system that creates clutter and useless weight. In our mind, in our body and in our soul. So many ways to do it. We dance it. We find our soft feminine side in Flowing, explore our strength and determination in Staccato, as we let go, surrender and release all that needs to be released in Chaos; to get lighter and celebrate our renewal in Lyrical, when we finally rest and find peaceful breathing in Stillness.

During our time together, in a safe and sacredly held space we will build up our confidence and strength to step into a journey that will surprise and excite all of us to dance and be danced.

No experience and prerequisite required. Just your curiosity, commitment to be present and open heart. This is an unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the 5Rhythms and to experience how this practice can be powerful, enriching and transformational.

Vehllia Tranne is a Certified 5Rhythms Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), Founder of The City Waves, which offers weekly 5Rhythms classes, Sweat Your Prayers and produces numerous 5Rhythms workshops in San Francisco. She is also a Yoga Teacher Certified by Yoga Tree San Francisco. All workshop hours count as Waves towards Teacher Training for 5Rhythms Dancing Path.

Tuition: SGD $45 at the door OR SGD $40 advance payment (full prepay)
Please contact Jada Jane (jadajane04@gmail.com) for payment details

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, December 11, 2016 (6:30-9:30pm) Singapore Timezone

Location:
Civil Service Club (Dance Studio - Level 1)
60 Tessensohn Rd
Singapore 217664

How to get there:
The Club is about 20km from Singapore Changi Airport. Taxi and Uber are affordable and reliable transportation option. Public transport: MRT. Take the NE line and stop at Farrer Park MRT Station. Use Exit B. Tessensohn Clubhouse is just 5 minutes walk down the road.

Parking:
The Club has 188 covered parking lots which operates on the Electronic Parking System

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Dec
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

WAVES - 5Rhythms Workshop with Vehllia Tranne in Malaysia

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Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. So many of us are not in our bodies, really at home and vibrantly present there.
~Gabrielle Roth~

Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. They teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas.
The 5Rhythms – Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.

Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free. Everyone is a dancer, there are no steps to follow. Each rhythm offers a different energy field in which you find your own expression.

This is a 3 hours 5Rhythms Waves workshop at Mindvalley, Malaysia

No experience and prerequisite required. Just your curiosity, commitment to be present and open heart. This is an unique opportunity to discover how dancing the 5Rhythms can give you a sense of freedom and inner peace as we go through all the rhythms. 

Vehllia Tranne is a Certified 5Rhythms Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), Founder of The City Waves, which offers weekly 5Rhythms classes, Sweat Your Prayers and produces numerous 5Rhythms workshops in San Francisco. She is also a Yoga Teacher Certified by Yoga Tree San Francisco. All workshop hours count as Waves towards Teacher Training for 5Rhythms Dancing Path.

Tuition: MYR 50
Please contact Zetta Koutsokera (zetta@mindvalley.com) to register

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, December 7, 2016 (7:00-10:00pm) UTC +08 Malaysia Timezone

This is a one time event. Please register early. Space is limited.

Location:
Hall of Awesomeness, Mindvalley
Menara UOA Bangsar
Jalan Bangsar Utama 1
59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Nov
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Giving Tuesday 5Rhythms Reach Out

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This year on Giving Tuesday, The City Waves will donate all proceeds from this class to 5Rhythms Reach Out (5RRO), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers 5Rhythms to diverse communities as a way to transform confusion and crisis into connection and creativity. Founded in 2007 by Gabrielle Roth. The organization has reached out to children, seniors, Alzheimer's, prison inmates, cancer patients, veterans. This is movement as medicine and performance art as social activism-the grassroots power of tribal spirit.
Join our global dance of empowerment!

Suggested donation: $20



This is the last Tuesday class of 2016 at The City Waves. No Tuesday classes in December 2016. Class resumes Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

For more info about 5RRO and to make donation online:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/125629

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Sep
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

EQUILIBRIUM - 5Rhythms Waves Workshop with Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne

In proximity of the moment when day and night are of equal length we will explore our own equilibrium in our dance.

The 5Rhythms practice has many ways to support and open gateways to find new space for personal growth and development. Through this moving meditation practice we will explore how much our body and soul are in a dynamic search for equilibrium. Yin and Yang, masculine and feminine, light and darkness are dancing constantly together. They give shape to the full existence of everything. For an instant, the equinox has a perfect balance of the two. Let's dance this ephemeral moment together.

Alessandro and Vehllia playfully bring the unique side of themselves together, facing each other, standing side by side, from far away, close in and out, back to back, giving and receiving. Different and yet complimentary and united. Stimulating and inspiring each other and everyone else. In search of equilibrium.

Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne are Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), and Founders of The City Waves™, which offers weekly 5Rhythms classes in San Francisco. All of their classes and workshop hours count as Waves on the 5Rhythms Dancing Path towards Teacher Training.

Together, they offer many years experience in 5Rhythms dancing, music, meditation, theater and performance background, healing and spiritual practices, and shamanism; offering heartfelt and intuitively crafted experience and support for each dancer, holding a safe and transformational space for all.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

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Tuition: $95
Early bird: $75 by September 11
10% off for Student with valid ID and Senior (65+). Please contact us to register for this special rate.

Please register early. Space is limited.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, September 25, 2016 (1:00-6:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers® (10:00am-12:00pm) - Optional. It's $5 if you register for this workshop

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.

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Aug
26
to Aug 28

Heartbeat with Jonathan Horan

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“The Way is not in the sky. The Way is in the heart.” - Buddha

Let’s take the time to stop the world and pay attention to our hearts. Our attention is like a spotlight. "Freeing the body ultimately leads to freeing the heart." -Gabrielle Roth. Join us in this journey into the heart!

PREREGISTRATION FOR 'FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY' OPTION IS CLOSED. REGISTRATION FOR FULL WEEKEND WORKSHOP IS STILL OPEN.

Our attention is like a spotlight. Feelings live in our body parts, and when we shine the light of our attention on specific body parts, memories crack open and move, dissolving the hard hold they have on us. Shape-shifting through feelings as they come up will open us up to their messages, their symbols and their signals.

One of the single-most powerful acts we can do is to share our vulnerability. The more we open up and dance through our feelings, the safer the environment becomes to explore our edges. These dances will be our offering to the bigger world. They will be our prayers for peace.

My intention as a teacher, and in my own emotional evolution, is to practice staying present with feelings. So it is with great tenderness that I approach this journey into the heart, the part of us that beats and pumps and gives and receives and takes the old and transforms it into the new, purifying us, every minute of every day.

The wilderness of our hearts scares us. We haven’t been taught to track our feelings, much less respect them. In fact, we often feel ashamed of them when they do pop up. Even in our own families we hold back, dismiss and deny true responses. Even in the dark of the movie theater we swallow our tears. This is very sad. We’ve lost our spontaneity. Why do we give fear so much power?

To befriend our emotions, to not be frozen by fear, is our destiny on this dancing path. Fear is the clearest meter of our edge, the edge where we feel comfortable and grounded. When we start to feel uncomfortable, it’s a challenge. A challenge is an invitation to move from who we are into who we are becoming. The bigger the fear, the more important it is for us to face it. It’s not just a stoplight, it’s a huge road sign: COME DANCE WITH ME!

JONATHAN HORAN is Gabrielle Roth's son and closest collaborator. He is the Executive Director of her international institute, 5Rhythms® Global as well as the Director of The Moving Center School NYC. Jonathan has been immersed in the 5Rhythms practice throughout his life and continues to be a key catalyst in its evolution. He is a member of the core teaching faculty of both training and advanced work and teaches workshops of all levels around the world.

He has taught at Vassar College and currently teaches for a variety of institutes such as Esalen, Omega, Kripalu and Naropa Institute and an annual residency in Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. His weekly NYC High Vibrations class has been featured in New York Magazine, Breathe, and the Daily News, and was chosen as the hottest movement class in New York by the Village Voice.

Tuition: $350*
Friday Night Only: $30 (Preregister-Nonrefundable) ; $35 (Drop In at the Door)

*10% off ($315) for students (with valid ID) and seniors (65+). 15% off ($297) for 5Rhythms Certified Teachers (5RTA Accredited). Please contact us to register for this special rate.

Please register early. Space is limited.

Workshop Schedule**
Friday, Aug 26     |  7:00-10:00PM (Open Class - No Prerequisite Required)
Saturday, Aug 27 |  12:00-6:00PM
Sunday, Aug 28   |  12:30-5:00PM

Sunday, Aug 28   |  10:00AM-12:00PM Sweat Your Prayers® led by Alessandro Moruzzi (Optional & Complimentary for Full Weekend Workshop Participants)

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Directions:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.

Parking: Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Credit card and coins are accepted. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.

Prerequisite for Heartbeat Weekend: one Waves Workshop

**All workshop hours count as Heartbeat on the 5Rhythms Dancing Path towards Teacher Training.

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Jul
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

MEDICINE CIRCLE with Sylvie Minot & Wendy Heffner

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THIS EVENT IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL US TO BE LISTED ON WAITING LIST!

MEDICINE CIRCLE - Weaving ritual, community, movement, sound and prayer, we connect with Spirit. Dancing together in this sacred way is our medicine.

Come for a day of dance, ritual and prayer in a beautiful urban park surrounded by greenery and wildlife. This is the only Medicine Circle daylong scheduled in 2016. The number of participants are limited to create potency and sacredness of the circle.

Sylvie Minot is the executive director and founder of Syzygy Dance Project, a 5Rhythms Certified Teacher, and the creator of Medicine Circle.

Wendy Heffner trained as a 5Rhythms Movement Therapist, and has used dance as a transformational practice for over 15 years. Together, they lead Medicine Circle groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, and around the world.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, July 17, 2016 (1:00-6:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers 10am-12pm $5 if you register for this workshop

Tuition: $125
20% off for 5Rhythms Certified Teachers (5RTA Accredited)
Please contact us to register for this special rate

Please register early. Space is limited.

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:

From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at spacious parking lot at entrance to the studio.

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Jun
12
10:00am10:00am

SURRENDER - a 5Rhythms® Waves Workshop with Silvija Tomcik

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Chaos. The rhythm of absolute surrender and a deep letting go. We disappear in the dance but first our ego needs to get out of the way. The dance happens without us controlling it. We release and shake everything that we hold on to, everything that burdens us and celebrate the no mind state. We will dance each of the 5 Rhythms from the Chaos’s side, practising to soften at the point when we are ready to let go, to surrender, to blossom. Moving through all the layers of who we think we are, and what we think is important – being called by the centre of all and everything where our power grows when we surrender another layer and we become again.

Chaos is the marriage of the masculine and feminine. The surrendering of the lovers. Here we practice being awake, centered in the midst of a storm and things falling apart.. We give ourselves to the wildness of a dance that can never be planned or repeated.

"We dance to reclaim our brilliant ability to disappear in something bigger, something safe, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. The beat is a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100% surrender. It has the power to seduce moves we couldn’t dream. It grabs us by the belly, turns us inside out and leaves us abruptly begging for more." ~ Gabrielle Roth

Silvija Tomčik is a certified and accredited 5Rhythms® Teacher (Waves and Heartbeat level) and Member of the Teaching Staff of 5Rhythms® Global. She has been organizing 5Rhythms for 20 years and teaching regularly both nationally and internationally for the last 15 years. She brings her passion in a grounded way, teaching in a clear and imaginative way, blending humor with wisdom.

“I have worked with Silvija for years. She is an excellent teacher, co-facilitator, friend, mother and human being. She embodies the five rhythms in a deep and profound way. She will take you all the way.”  Jonathan Horan

Tuition: $95
Early bird: $75 by May 22
20% off Full Price for 5Rhythms Certified Teachers (5RTA Accredited). 10% off Full Price for Student with valid ID and Senior (65+). Please contact us to register for this special rate.

Please register early. Space is limited.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, June 12, 2016 (1:00-6:00pm)
Sweat Your Prayers 10am-12pm $5 if you register for this workshop

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio. Free parking after 6pm.

  

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May
15
7:00am 7:00am

SPECIAL EVENT: Sweat Your Prayers® San Francisco with Margaret Price

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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.

This is a moving meditation practice with music and very minimal instruction. There's no step to learn. We dance our own dance. Everybody's welcomed!

Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle and your friends.

Cost: $15 Drop In

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Sunday, May 15, 2016 The City Waves is honored to have Margaret Price as guest teacher for the Sweat Your Prayers.

Margaret Price is dynamic and alive with passion and movement. She is pure energy and deeply intuitive. She brings a rich and colorful experience of life into her teaching with complete passion and dedication to this work and its power to transform.

Margaret is a seasoned 5Rhythms teacher with extensive leadership experience. She's taught 5Rhythms classes at the Omega Institute in New York and throughout the Bay area as well as workshops internationally.

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Apr
16
to Apr 17

EMBODYMENT - 5RHYTHMS AS DAILY PRACTICE with Alain Allard | San Francisco

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A rare opportunity to dance with Alain Allard (from UK) in San Francisco!

Once we begin to attend to the rhythms of the body then we begin to hear more clearly the rhythms of life. The voice of the heart and gut intelligence call as loudly to us as the trees in the wind, clouds in the sky and the passing of seasons. The habits of dulling our creative response to Life’s unfolding by numbing down and overthinking are a reversible product of our conditioning. We have learned to stop listening, replace being with doing and seeing with judging.

The 5Rhythms® practice is a simple, dynamically powerful moving meditation practice that can help us wake up to being, feeling and seeing the world and the preciousness of Life with the creative wonder that we were born with. In this workshop, we will work with many of Gabrielle Roth’s simple and powerful Maps to regain physical and emotional presence and greater fluidity. The more we can learn to simply move what we experience the more able are we to actually be present and so live fully and be creative.

*The workshop counts as Waves and Heartbeat hours towards the 5Rhythms® Teacher Training.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities. A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Workshop is the opening of our emotional world and focuses on how each Rhythm corresponds to the essential emotions: Flowing/Fear, Staccato/ Anger, Chaos/Sadness, Lyrical/Joy, and Stillness/Compassion.
PREREQUISITES: At least some experience of a class or workshop with an accredited 5Rhythms Teacher

ALAIN ALLARD has been dancing the 5Rhythms® for over 23 years, and for the last 15 has been regularly teaching them in different countries, continents and contexts. He is a fully licensed and registered UKCP therapist and a gifted humorous teacher accredited by Gabrielle Roth to teach the Waves, Heartbeat and Mirrors level maps of her work.

He is a Faculty Trainer for the 5Rhythms Teacher Training program. His workshops in the Perspectives series can be substituted towards additional Mirrors requirements for the Teacher Training (full details of this available in 5R Global).

Tuition: $280
Early bird: $250 by March 16

10% off full price for students and seniors (over 65); 20% off full price for 5Rhythms Certified Teachers (5RTA accredited). Please select Types of Tuition when you register below.

Please register early. Space is limited.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday 11-6pm
Sunday 11-5pm
Please note: SPECIAL TIME for Sweat Your Prayers this Sunday: 8:30-10:30am (Complimentary entrance if you registered for this workshop)

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at spacious parking lot at entrance to the studio.

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Mar
13
7:00am 7:00am

SPECIAL EVENT: Sweat Your Prayers® San Francisco with Meaghan Williams

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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.

This is a moving meditation practice with music and very minimal instruction. There's no step to learn. We dance our own dance. Everybody's welcomed!

Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle and your friends.

Cost: $15 Drop In

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
(Google name: Presidio Dance Theater)
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Sunday, March 13, 2016 The City Waves is honored to have Meaghan Williams as guest teacher for the Sweat Your Prayers.

Meaghan Williams is a lifelong student of the poetry of movement. She studied and performed with Gabrielle Roth in NYC for nine years and has taught workshops far and wide throughout the country and internationally. While she hails creatively from the urban and electronic music underground, she has a special interest in accessing dance and the 5Rhythms in relationship with the natural world. She created and shares, in a myriad of settings, the Elemental Wave, which was first offered as a week-long exploration in the jungles, river, and ocean of Costa Rica.

Meaghan draws from an immersive creative and experimental background. She was a founding member, producer and radical performer with the infamous Freek Factory artist collective, CHuRCH, Body Temple, Sub Swara, and the Rogue Scholars Poetry collective in NYC. She has collaborated with dance groups around the world, and instigated dance floors internationally. She was a core performer in Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms theater for the better part of the last decade.

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Feb
21
10:00am10:00am

RELEASE - Tending To Our Dancing Bodies with Bella Dreizler | San Francisco

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We dance for joy and well-being, yet the physicality of our movements can stress the body in harmful ways. Dancers often mention trouble with their hips, knees, feet, back, neck and shoulders.

This afternoon is devoted to developing skillful ways to keep our bodies in motion with support and fluidity. We will use balls, rollers, power and stretch with our dancing practice to make real changes in muscle and fascia. Instead of pushing through pain, we will tend to our bodies both before and as we dance. These skills offer long-term health on and off the dance floor.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

Bella Dreizler is a physical therapist with 40+ years experience and a 5Rhythms® and Yoga instructor in Sacramento, California. Her specialty is connective tissue release and subtle core stability to keep the body supple and strong. At 65 she enjoys a wild and free dance. Bella is Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association). All class/workshop hours with a 5RTA member teacher count towards the training path prerequisites for 5Rhythms certification.

Tuition: $55 for Workshop only; Workshop + Sweat Your Prayers $60
Early bird: $40 for Workshop only; Workshop + Sweat Your Prayers $45 by January 31

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, February 21 (1-5pm). Optional Sweat Your Prayers with Bella 10am-12pm

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at spacious parking lot at entrance to the studio.

Please register early. Space is limited.

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Feb
7
7:00am 7:00am

SPECIAL EVENT: Sweat Your Prayers® San Francisco with Amber Ryan

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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.

This is a moving meditation practice with music and very minimal instruction. There's no step to learn. We dance our own dance. Everybody's welcomed!

Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle and your friends.

Cost: $15

On Sunday, February 7, 2016 The City Waves is honored to have Amber Ryan as guest teacher for the Sweat Your Prayers.

AMBER RYAN is a transformational movement facilitator with an embodiment and articulation of the 5Rhythms that inspires depth and expansion. She skillfully holds space for the spectrum of the human spirit to be experienced and expressed. Her musical journeys deliver us into the heart & soul of our own beat, her leadership invites us to share our uniqueness in community, and her guidance leads us onto a path of greater freedom.

She studied with 5Rhythms founder Gabrielle Roth in NYC for 10 years, served as faculty on Gabrielle's first 5Rhythms Reach Out for Kids, has taught at Wanderlust Festival, Envision Festival, California Spirit Festival and is on Omega Institute’s annual staff at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica. She is founder of Kids In Motion Nosara as well as The Sacred Arts Space, which creates events that elevate the human spirit. Amber leads workshops and retreats around the globe.

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at spacious parking lot at entrance to the studio.

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Jan
24
10:00am10:00am

FEET FIRST - a 5Rhythms Waves Workshop with Vehllia Tranne | San Francisco

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Between the head and feet of any given person is a billion miles of unexplored wilderness. –Gabrielle Roth

In this wild reality of life that can be overwhelming and distracting, where do we start to explore and find the thread to freedom. Through the practice of the 5Rhythms, we find ways to focus on each of the rhythms and continue the journey with greater awareness. Each body part is a gateway to the unexplored wilderness. By exploring our bodies on the physical realms, we identify our patterns in motion that will bring us to lift the veil of our consciousness and connection to our truth. So we begin the Gateways series feet first!

This exploration through the gateways is open to all, whether you’re new to the practice or seasoned dancer. Join us!

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

Vehllia Tranne is Founder of The City Waves™, Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association), and a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certified by Yoga Tree San Francisco. All class/workshop hours with a 5RTA member teacher count towards the training path prerequisites for 5Rhythms certification.

Vehllia has been celestially dancing before even learning to walk. She is a natural teacher and her dancing is her way of healing and inspiring in life as well as in the 5Rhythms practice. Her connection with her volcanic ancient ancestral land is evident in her grounded flowing and it's a sacred gift for all of us. Her spontaneity and sincere love for life is expressed beautifully in her inspirational dance offering to anyone interested in a deep transformational exploration of themselves through moving meditation.

Tuition: $55 for Workshop only; Workshop + Sweat Your Prayers $60
Early bird: $40 for Workshop only; Workshop + Sweat Your Prayers $45 by January 1, 2016

Please register early. Space is limited.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, January 24, 2016 (1-5pm). Optional Sweat Your Prayers with Vehllia 10am-12pm

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at spacious parking lot at entrance to the studio.

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Nov
28
to Nov 29

Homeland - a 5Rhythms Waves Workshop with Lucia Horan

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The 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice, an improvisational form of dance. This is a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life. Flowing connects us to our feminine nature. Staccato connects us to our masculine nature. Chaos dissolves and integrates these two energies. As a result we find transformation in Lyrical. From this transformative space we are then connected to Stillness. The nature of the stillness dance invites compassion and connection to self, partners and community. Each of these rhythms is present within us at all times.

We have discovered that every person has a dominant rhythm. This is the primary energy that moves and inspires the unique expression of who are. We investigate these qualities in order to understand ourselves more. In learning about our “home” rhythm, we can look at both the light and shadow aspects to see what moves us and what stops us from moving.

How comfortable are you in your body? Some say, “Home is where the heart is”. If so, then the body we are given is our one true home. Through this method we can learn to love the home we have been given, and appreciate the gift of this body and this life.

Find your home rhythm. Learn to know yourself better. Become fascinated with yourself. In doing so you will better serve the world and all those you love.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

Lucia Horan was born into the family of the 5Rhythms®. She has been dancing with Gabrielle Roth from the time of her birth. Lucia was born and raised in the community of Esalen® Institute, in Big Sur, CA. She was certified to teach the 5Rhythms in 1998. She is recognized as an international teacher of the 5Rhythms® practice and a faculty member of 5Rhythms Global®. Lucia currently resides in Maui, Hawaii. Lucia is Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association). All class/workshop hours with a 5RTA member teacher count towards the training path prerequisites for 5Rhythms certification.

Tuition: $250
Early bird: $200 by October 28

20% off full price for students and seniors (over 65); 50% off full price for 5Rhythms Certified Teachers (please contact us to register for this special rate)

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday 12-7pm
Sunday 1-6pm (Complimentary Sweat Your Prayers 10am-12pm)

Location:
Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd)
Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Direction:
From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post. Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio.

Please register early. Space is limited.

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