5Rhythms: Equinox Prepare Like the Bear
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it became fall today,
It's the Fall Equinox. a time when the morning sun rises later over the hills, and nightfall sneaks up before we're ready to say goodbye to another day.
It’s a time transition from one type of weather, events, and play to the next. Rain boots come out. Gloves sit by the door. Or in the Southern hemisphere, the bathing suit now calls you from the bottom left drawer.
Whatever the case, each season brings change, something old, something new.
The equinox signals a time of preparation. The bear is the totem animal for this season in the direction of the west--the setting sun. In fall, bears prepare for the winter.
Can you take the time to prepare?
Preparation sets the stage for change. We gather sustenance to weather the storms. And it’s more than the physical. This coming season calls us to stockpile our courage, garner our resiliency, and strengthen your determination, hope, and compassion.
Excerpt from Power Animal Song - Author Unknown
Dance with us
Bear, trampling along earthen Paths,
Share with us mighty strength
And sense of smell.
Teach us lessons we need
Dance with us
The Power dances.
Dance the cycles of life and death,
Hope and fear,
Good and evil.
Dance the cycles,
Now and again.
Lower world, Upper world,
Journeying now and forever more,
Of time and space.
All is once,
There is none.
Dance the dances
Again and again.
Sylvie and the SDP Team
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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 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 online 5Rhythms 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 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 and is inspired by the teachings of Angeles Arrien, Carolyn Myss, and 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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P.O. Box 2532
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