The end of life is as unavoidable as the sun rising in the east, still, many of us live our lives ignoring this certainty until an event like the corona-virus outbreak, or the passing of a loved one, reminds us of our own mortality.
Be that as it may, we do have the ability to look beyond the illusion of death and understand that we are more than just our bodies. When we dance, we experience this knowing at the very moment we surrender to the dance. Many have "danced" and "been danced" as they began their journey beyond this life.
I've been reflecting upon surrendering, transitions, and knowing this week because recently, Jewel Mathieson, a dear 5Rhythms colleague passed away. She was a fantastic poet, artist, and amazing 5Rhythms teacher.
Jewel wrote many incredible poems that rock you to your core--much as she rocked this world while she was in it.
I would like to share with you one of her poems that is personal and a result of a Sweat Your Prayers® dance in Sausalito with me.
Why dance? Why here?
This Wednesday, August 12th, let’s 'be danced."
Sylvie and the SDP Team
PS. No dance experience needed! Beginners are always welcome.
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ABOUT SYLVIE MINOT'S 5RHYTHMS CLASS
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 dance 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 Minot’s weekly online 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
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.
Syzygy Dance Project
P.O. Box 2532
Sausalito CA 94966