Yoga Health Townsville is open all public holidays except Christmas and New Year. New class Wednesday 6am General Level.
Would you like to have time and space to dance?
Dance with your body and your soul?
There is opportunity to do this now!
Every 1st Friday of the month at Yoga Health Townsville
$ 10 per person
Take the time to indulge and tune into music and into free movement. No prerequisites, everybody is welcome. Dance through the different rhythms of your emotions. And the different rhythms of your life.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul
This dance form is for anyone who loves dancing. You don’t need to know how to dance or you may think that you are a terrible dancer or you may be very experienced. The only thing you need to have is a body that breathes!
Based on elements of the 5 rhythms developed by Gabrielle Roth in the 1960s this form of dance is a movement meditation that draws from many indigenous and world traditions in using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy. It also draws from Gestalt therapy and the human potential movement and transpersonal psychology. Fundamental to the practice is the idea that everything is energy and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms.
The Rhythms are
When danced together they create a “Wave”. Each rhythm relates to different moods, elements, cycles in life, emotions and they are expressed on the dance floor through different ways of moving to five distinctive styles of music.
Earth. Coming home to the self in the body. Tuning in. Simply being. A state of being grounded and fluid, surrendering to the flow of life by moving continuously and unpredictably. We soften any rigidity of the body and mind and practice being receptive to what is. It is the rhythm of birth and the feminine. Round and sensual. We let our feet guide us through the earth and the rest of the body follows.
Fire. Definition. The expression and manifestation of who we are, through our actions. The rhythm of the heart and passion. It teaches us how we relate to the world. That place where we are clear, focused, know our “yes and no’s” and set our boundaries. It is the rhythm of the masculine and it is driven by the pulsing beat that shapes us a thousand of different ways.
Water. 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. We celebrate the no mind state. Chaos is the marriage of the feminine and the masculine. Here we practice being awake, centred in the midst of world that is falling apart. Things don’t all go as predicted and the more freedom and surrender, the easier it becomes. We give ourselves to the wilderness of a dance that can never be
planned and repeated.
Air. When you really let go, you empty yourself and create space for the new. Lyrical is the rhythm of transformation. The weight of self-consciousness dissolves. A state of lightness, detachment, newness, where many possibilities are available, doors are open and our imagination is set free. Nothing is fixed and there is a joy that comes with it. We are reborn and the soul begins to play.
Ether. The rhythm of emptiness, where gentle movements rise and fall, start and end, in a field of silence. We are full but empty. Awake, wise and rejuvenated. The dance becomes more of a prayer, a meditation. Spirit is moving us. These rhythms provide us the opportunity to deepen different aspects of ourselves. We all have our ways of being. You may feel more comfortable with one rhythm than with another. You will have the wonderful chance to expand and stretch into your edges and awake all the parts of yourself that have been less expressed. You can heal yourself of old stories lodged in the body and remember the joyfulness of being you.
There is no particular music that is used in these classes. These rhythms can be found in many different genres. In the same wave class you may hear dance music, new age, rock, pop, classical, percussion, ‘world music” – there are no limits.
Welcome And Enjoy!