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


Sun 19 November, 10:30 2023

In this workshop we move / dance with how essential compassion or the pure energetic of compassion  can help us to embrace all the different colours and shades of our feelings and emotions.  That energy of compassion, when it’s moving, can allow this to unfold without effort, even with a sense of “goodness”. We will move through the 5Rhythms® time and again, dancing with this. Compassion is underneath and embracing all of our range of emotions, just as dynamic stillness holds and carries all of the other rhythms, is the source of them.  Compassion - it is all as it is, it doesn’t have to be any different. There are so many facets and colours of compassion, which includes all of the emotions in all their tones and energies, woven together, sometimes delicately and sometimes more densely or robustly. Underneath, we are alright, whatever feelings we're feeling or holding back; we're OK, we're human beings, just like everyone else. Beloved, beloved unconditionally, whatever our flaws or qualities. By the end of the day, the sense of having these experiences woven into our beings, can nourish us and be something to fall back on, as we go back into our everyday lives. I feel a lot of gratitude to take this journey with you and how it distinctively unfolds for each person.

In this series of ten workshops we explore in movement, alternately the Waves map rhythms: Attention (Flowing), Clarity (Staccato), Adventure (Chaos), Freedom (Lyrical), and Connection (Stillness), and the Heartbeat map emotions: Awake (Fear), Upright (Anger), Release (Sadness), Relief (Joy), and Embracing (Compassion). In each workshop we go deeper with one rhythm or emotion, whilst also moving through full waves. Nancy will teach the Heartbeat workshops, Edo the Waves workshops.

This is a series of linked workshops, a connected whole, but at the same time each workshop can stand independently on its own, so you can feel free to take part in one or several, or the whole series.