5Rhythms® Sweat Your Prayers
7 – 9 pm
Starting Jan 12, 2018
$18 at the door
Sweat Your Prayers is a non-denominational moving meditation session open to all levels of experience and ability. By embodying the universal rhythms, Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical & Stillness, we explore the nature of who we are and how our energy moves. Bringing awareness through our body’s intelligence generates transformation and healing. This is a minimally guided dance inviting space to simple move in each rhythm and to the beat of one’s own drummer. Wonderfully eclectic music from all genres guides this soulful journey.
What is 5Rhythms®? It is a dynamic, moving meditation practice—a practice of being in your body—that ignites creativity, connection, and community. While a seemingly simple process, the 5Rhythms® practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection. Each rhythm is a teacher and you can expect to meet different and sometimes unknown aspects of yourself as your dance unfolds and your practice deepens over time. The 5Rhythms practice is rooted in the principle that if you put the body in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness and awareness into action.
Heeraa is a life-long dancer and meditator with a BA in Theater Arts UCLA. A 5RTA certified teacher of the 5Rhythms based in Utah, she travels and teaches globally. Heeraa has danced the 5Rhythms since 1997, participating in many workshops with the source of the practice, Gabrielle Roth and her son Jonathan Horan. She studied classical Japanese dance and theater in Kyoto, Japan for six years, spent seven years in India practicing meditation and emotional release therapies and has built conscious dance communities on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and in Sun Valley, Idaho for over 12 years before becoming a 5Rhythms teacher. Heeraa combines her knowledge of 5Rhythms, theater, meditation and emotional release to create a safe and creative space for participants to let go and utterly embrace their whole selves through movement