We want to meet you on the dance floor – no matter your shape, size, age or experience.
Medicine Circle Series............San Rafael - March 11, April 8, May 13
Women, Money, Spirit.............San Francisco - April 29
Medicine Circle Weekend.......Flagstaff, AZ - June 2-4
CIIS Workshop........................San Francisco - June 9-11
5Rhythms Journey Beyond – Ongoing Class
The 5Rhythms is a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in everybody regardless of shape, size, age or experience. While the practice itself is simple, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression. The primary teaching of this work is: If you put your psyche in motion, it will heal itself.
The five rhythms are Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. They come together to create a wave. There are no steps to follow. Each rhythm has a different energy and tempo in which we tap into the wisdom of our bodies, bring awareness to the patterns in ourselves and our lives, and find our own individual expression.
In Sylvie’s weekly Wednesday class, you will be led on a journey of self discovery as we come together in community. The class is made up of two waves. The first wave is your time to arrive, let go of your day and settle in to your body. During the second wave we dance more deeply and explore a specific theme. The last class of each month is Sweat Your Prayers™ with minimal guidance.
Get to know us by watching this introductory video!
Leadership in Motion
Leadership in Motion is a novel approach to professional development that focuses on nonverbal embodiment of leadership. Over 90% of how we communicate with other people is nonverbal and the key to our leadership effectiveness is intricately tied to our gestures, postures, and movements. Our classes integrate mindfulness, creative movement exercises, and music to help you discover your own unique expression of leadership. We will also offer you tools to help you expand your nonverbal embodiment vocabulary in order to more fully realize your leadership potential.
We work closely with each company or organization to tailor classes that best support your unique vision, needs, and goals. Each program typically consists of a series of 90-minute classes with up to 35 participants. No previous dance experience is required.
Recent sites: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and UCSF Palliative Care Program
Individual and small group (2 – 4 people) sessions are available for those interested in exploring movement medicine in a smaller and more personalized setting. These sessions complement our group classes and give a more individualized experience. Private sessions can help deepen your study of the 5Rhythms and may include focusing on a specific rhythm. It can also support the development of your own unique movement vocabulary and bring awareness to patterns that manifest themselves in the body and show up in various aspects of everyday life. In addition, private sessions can facilitate the exploration of imagery, dreams, or a specific theme.
Open Floor Dances
Two continuous dance waves with minimal instruction. For more information, visit the Open Floor website.
Sylvie's Upcoming Teaching Dates:
MLK Gym (View Map)
610 Coloma St
Sausalito, CA 94965
Sundays, 8:30-10:30am and 11:00am-1:00pm
Extending Our Reach
If you’ve danced with Sylvie, you know her power for leading people through transformation. She is bringing dance to people who are living under the most constraining circumstances – veterans, inmates, recovering addicts, the elderly and at-risk youth. Please read more about our OUTREACH projects and support us if you can.
“I have a found a kindred community on Sylvie’s dance floor.”
“I discovered the 5Rhythms movement practice in 2010. In the short years since, it has helped me to completely transform my life.”
“The body holds stories and old wounds, and medicine as well. It has the antidote to heal itself. Through moving, we release our stories and allow healing to come through.”