"If you put the psyche in motion, it will heal itself." Gabrielle Roth

Welcome to the web site of Unfolding Movement, the non-profit organisation that we, Nancy en Edo, set up to communicate our love of the 5Rhythms®. We can't imagine life without this practice, and we gladly bring you into movement, so that you can experience yourself what it can offer to your life. Take a (regular) look at this web site, and don't hesitate to let your body taste one of our classes, and to let us know your experience or discoveries.

The 5Rhythms® are an international movement, started by Gabrielle Roth, an American woman with a passion for dance and how it can be used to free ourselves. We have some twenty colleagues in Belgium, and hundreds world-wide. Therefore we chose to not only publish our own activities on this web site, but also a selection of activities of our (inter)national colleagues, as an example of what is available. You'll also find references to the Belgian and international agendas.

Body Intelligence

Sometimes my mind has all these great plans, or even small plans of what to do, what I can create in the (near) future. And after a certain amount of time it can happen that I realise that I’m going around like a hamster on a wheel in my mind and not actually going towards making it happen at all.

When this happens, there’s a possibility of using the tools of the 5Rhythms® wave to support my lovely ingenious mind to actually turn some of those ideas into a reality; of course the manifestation can end up being different to what I first thought... I can use the wider intelligence of my body, so:-

In flowing, getting in touch with my body and its presence in the here and now on the earth so that that intelligence of my flowing embodied self can give real grounded energy to help my plan, and I connect with my instincts, my trust in my body’s messages.

In staccato, I can build on this, begin to shape the plan and sense some clear steps to be taken and give the power of intention to support the plan.

In chaos, I add the intelligence of every cell in my body from my toes to my fingertips. Surrendering more to this, flashes of intuition might come, and I gradually let them work through me, incorporating them into to manifesting the plan - Yes, something is starting to be created, something is coming of the “plans”.

In lyrical, what’s carried over from the first 3 rhythms can start to bear fruit and start to come into an exquisite balance. My mind has a spaciousness and ease - the intelligence throughout my body and also something from the essential me, coming through through my imagination to give my own colour, extra touches, to the creation.

In stillness there can come a sense of completion, inspiration and humbleness, as I start to see that it’s not just my “little” mind that has achieved this work; in fact it is by following the other parts of me and not hanging on to being “in charge” that this plan has truly come through into being.


In November, our colleague Thea Spanjers teaches the joint Fitopia class, and in December you'll meet Anne-Mieke Haazen.