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

  • Presidio Performing Arts Center 386 Moraga Ave (at Arguello Blvd) Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129 USA (map)


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)

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

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.