Among the few things that are constant in our lives in a time of chaos is our breath and the moon: the breath's supportive presence and the moon's elliptical orbit around us.
Just as the moon regularly expands to its fullest every 28 days, our chest swells to its fullest each time we inhale a precious breath.
I am reminded of these two constants with Wednesday's full moon in Northern America--a brilliant supermoon combined with a total lunar eclipse that intensifies our emotions.
During times of living in too much doing and not enough being, I come back to the Breath and play with the addition of Breadth.
I move to expand the breath into the ever-widening 'Breadth’ as in the ‘Breadth of mind,’ heightening our mental vision, free from narrowness and restraint, as wide as the full moon above.
Can we use our breath to expand beyond our minds to move beyond the bounds of our self-imposed limitations?
Breath brings awareness back to ourselves. You can follow its path as it expands your lungs, your belly, and your body. When you slow your breath down, it will usher in a sense of peace. When you speed up your breath, you can find the energy you don't realize you possess.
Let’s use our breath to expand our consciousness and move beyond the bounds of our earthly chaos and self-imposed limitations.
I invite you to join us in our Wednesday 5Rhythms class to let the breath dance you away from any chaos into the space of energetic, mindful expansion under a full moon.
Sylvie and the SDP Team
PS. No dance experience needed. Beginners are always welcome. Come join us! You don't have to attend via video--you can choose to listen to the class on your Smartphone. It's another beautiful way to experience our Wednesday classes!
The Wednesday evening class begins at 7:30 PM PST and ends at 9:00 PM PST. The Zoom Class Waiting Room will open at 7:20 PM PST. Registration closes promptly at 7:30 PM PST the day of class.
The class offers the following *schedule:
*You can choose to attend just the first 30 minutes or just the last hour, or stay for the entire hour and a half class.
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ABOUT SYLVIE MINOT'S 5RHYTHMS CLASS
In Sylvie Minot’s weekly online 5Rhythms class, you will be led on a journey of self-discovery as you join others 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.
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.
Classes feature DJ music that is facilitated by the teacher, Sylvie Minot. There are no dance steps to follow, but you are guided in breath and movement through the different musical choices. Each rhythm has its own 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. No two classes are the same.
Any level of fitness, agility and ages are invited to participate. All are welcome and no prior dance training or ability is required.
Please note -- for the virtual 5Rhythms class, you don't have to connect via video--you can choose to call in or join by audio only and listen to the class through a headset. Some dancers enjoy going for a walk outdoors while they move to the music.
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, Caroline 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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