5Rhythms: Dancing in the Streets
In 1979, I arrived in the US full of hope for freedom, a dream, a vision, and a life where it was all possible.
Until last Saturday, I wasn't sure this remained true about America I've grown to love.
It was liberating to feel the collective exhale from around the world as crowds spontaneously gathered in joy to dance in the streets in mutual celebration and hope.
The United States is still a country with much close-mindedness, bigotry, and prejudice, but I am once again hopeful for my dreams. I strived to get to where I am in life, and I will continue to move forward in compassion and support of justice and fairness for all.
Just as last week's 5Rhythms class honored the ancestors, I want to come together this week to pay homage to justice warriors past and present. I want to celebrate those in the past who stood for the rights of marginalized populations and those who are still pushing for justice today.
There is a new opportunity to envision a better world.
Come dance in celebration.
Sylvie and the SDP Team
P.S. NO dance experience is needed! All beginners are welcome to join us!
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ABOUT SYLVIE MINOT'S 5RHYTHMS CLASS
5Rhythms is a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body regardless of shape, size, age, or experience. While the 5Rhythms dance 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 dance steps to follow. Each rhythm has a different energy and tempo in which you tap into the wisdom of your body, bring awareness to the patterns in yourself and your life, and find your individual expression.
In Sylvie Minot’s weekly 5Rhythms class on Zoom, 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 into your body. During the second wave, we dance more deeply and explore a specific theme.
Any level of fitness, agility and ages are invited to participate. All are welcome and no prior dance training or ability is required.
About Sylvie Minot
Sylvie Minot received her BA in Dance from San Jose State University and is a certified 5Rhythms® Teacher who was also trained in the Heartbeat (emotional) map by Gabrielle Roth.
Sylvie has studied psychology, indigenous healing rituals, energy medicine, and sound healing. She finds inspiration from the teachings of cultural anthropologist and award-winning author, Angeles Arrien, New York Times best-selling author and speaker, Carolyn Myss, and Peruvian sound master, Tito La Rosa.
Since 2000, Sylvie has taught weekly dance classes and workshops for a variety of populations. Sylvie is often described as a catalytic shape-shifter because of her ability to meet people right where they are and move with them into new possibilities
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Syzygy Dance Project (SDP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that transforms lives through dance movement. We offer regular dance classes to the public and outreach dance classes for inmates, veterans, recovering addicts, chronically ill patients, and the elderly.
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