"The biggest embrace of love you'll ever make is to embrace yourself completely. Then you'll realize you've just embraced the whole universe, and everything and everybody in it."
Let's embrace ourselves, completely. Surrendering.
Let's experience the ecstatic embrace of self love, deeper and deeper exploring and re-discovering every part of ourselves: our bodies, our minds and our souls.
This time focusing on our hearts. Stepping into the lights and shadows of our emotions, guided and supported by the power of the 5Rhythms Heartbeat map.
In this journey we'll find out that Fear can be our protection, Anger our defense and Sadness our release. And we can uplift ourselves into Joy, to reach Compassion and the connection with everything.
"Being passionately at home in our bodies and honest in our emotions makes us desirable and intriguing. People with rich, rooted emotional lives are magnetic." - Gabrielle Roth
"In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.
FEAR ANGER SADNESS JOY COMPASSION
The Focus: the spontaneous heart.
The Outcome: We can feel when our hearts are open, when they are closed, what all this has to do with love and how badly everybody needs and wants it." - 5Rhythms Global
PREREQUISITES: Waves classes and/or workshops
Alessandro is a certified and accredited 5Rhythms® teacher and all workshop hours count toward 5Rhythms® Teacher Training Heartbeat prerequisites.
Alessandro Moruzzi is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher, Accredited by 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association) to teach both Waves and Heartbeat. He is the Co-Founder of The City Waves™ in San Francisco. Alessandro is also a musician, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Esalen Massage Therapist from World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts SF. He was born, raised and spent the first half of his life in Italy, calling San Francisco home since 1983.
He crossed path with 5Rhythms after many years of living and traveling in many different parts of the world, 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 crafts heartfelt, playful, grounded and healing journey through the Waves and Heartbeat maps, offering a safe and transformational space for all. He currently resides in San Francisco, teaches in SF Bay Area and around the world.
Words of appreciation:
"Incredibly grateful to Alessandro for being the Guide & Space holder....many hearts were cracked open this weekend and are loving way beyond where we've loved before!" - Karen M.
"I journeyed to the Gorge to dance the 5Rhythms Heartbeat guided by Alessandro. From the very start, on my way, I was embraced by open-hearted dancers...welcoming, flowing, lyrical. Alessandro guided us in the dances together if we chose or independently if that felt right. Encouraged us. We explored our emotions through movement and breath and the sounds of the heart...Wings on our feet at times; or deeply grounded. Ancestors danced with us as we moved through light and shadow to step free. Thank you for your brilliance always." - H. Wieland
"I've been dancing with Alessandro for nearly 3 years. I met him during a dark time of my life, and with his help and the 5Rhythms, I've been able to lean into the work I've needed to do and really connect with my own emotions. I absolutely love his view on life and he way he brings a powerful yet gentle and playful masculine energy to the dance. If you get a chance to work with him - do it. I've done 3 Heartbeat workshops - two weekend and one five day. In all cases, I've been able to tap in deeply to my own sh*t and release blocks that have been holding me back. Within the safe container of the workshop, I can really let go to levels that I can't in everyday life." - Nick Temple
"In workshops, we're invited to dive deeper into the 5Rhythms practice. I often drop more completely into my dance when held in the safe container of a workshop, accompanied by other dancers keen on exploring another layer of themselves. In Heartbeat workshops specifically, we examine how freeing the body in turn frees the heart. Emotions often stir within us as we dance. In a Heartbeat workshop we investigate these emotions and their significance in our lives. Gabrielle Roth wrote in Maps to Ecstasy, "...fear protects, anger defends, sadness releases, joy uplifts, compassion unites." Dancing with these emotions–and acknowledging their function and value–I practice moving more fluidly through and between them as they arise in my day-to-day life. With Alessandro's grounded, steady support through this workshop, I'm looking forward to delving deeper into the Heartbeat map and coaxing my emotions into flowing more freely." - S. Paepcke
Early Bird (if paid in full by January 20): $235 (cash/check) ; $244.40 (credit card)
Full Price (after January 20): $285 (cash/check) ; $296.40 (credit card)
10% off for Student with valid ID, Senior (65+). 30% off for 5RTA Teacher. Limited Work Study option is available. Please contact us to register for this special rate.
Please register early. Space is limited.
Friday, February 15 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 16 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 17 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Zaccho Dance Theater
1777 Yosemite Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
Street parking on Mendell St and Yosemite Ave