Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms®
and hatha yoga
As far as I can tell, living one human life involves dying and reanimating many times. My collisions with hatha yoga (1999) and 5Rhythms movement (dance) meditation (2007) were re-birthing gateways in my life. The teachings never left my system.
Embodied exploration has become my way to encounter life on its own terms. Supported by the structure, wisdom, and permission to be just as I am in yoga and 5Rhythms, I keep learning to feel and know my own body, breath, emotions, and mental energy for myself. Both practices help me become aware of what's coming up at any moment, and invite it to breathe, move through, and become creative and soulful. Both practices liberate me to pay attention and adjust my relating to the world. They're powerful tools we can put in our own hands in service of self-regulation and well-being. That's what I seek to share in my classes and workshops.
You don't need to feel strong or energetic to join. You don't need to be able to stand up to dance or do yoga. People of all cultures, colours, creeds, all genders and sexualities, all sizes, all abilities and life stages, and any health status are lovingly welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds: contact me here for information. If you're breathing, you've got all you need. *On children: weekly practice spaces include anyone 15 or older. I offer occasional all-ages dances and a weekly parent-and-baby yoga class. If you're looking for family-friendly class, let's talk.
I am privileged to live and share 5Rhythms and yoga in the unceded territory of the Quw'utsun Mutiimuhw (Cowichan Peoples), whose lands have been wrongfully removed and colonized by Canada, in a host of actions which have never been rectified. Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Stz’uminus First Nation, Lake Cowichan First Nation, Lyackson First Nation, and Penelakut Tribe continue to negotiate in protracted nation-to-nation talks with British Columbia and Canada as part of the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group. All classes and workshops I hold acknowledge the rights of Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) and the deep, ongoing wound and injustice our communities must mend, and are spaces supporting decolonization of our society.
It's my honour to offer embodiment space to others. My purpose is to support and witness others’ movement adventures and spirit revolutions, in my home community and on the road. I invite you to join me. To inquire about a class or workshop, or just to connect, use this contact form.
I'd be delighted to hear from you.
Next Nanaimo 5Rhythms mini-workshops, at OmTown Yoga:
Dec 27 2019, Mar 27 and May 29 2020
5Rhythms Class Winter Break: no classes Dec 26, 27 & Jan 2, 3
January class cancellations:
no class Thurs. Jan 23
no class Fri Jan 24 & Fri Jan 31