The Kokopelli is an ancient symbol within some Native cultures that signifies fertility and the transition from winter to spring.
The Kokopelli is depicted holding a flute as he travels from village to village, delivering the change of season through music-making and dancing.
It is said that Kokopelli's breath powers his flute, thus creating the spring breeze--a vital life force from which rain, grain, and human life are brought forth.
The Butterfly is a symbol of resurrection, transforming from a cocoon into a dancing flower. Both the Kokopelli and the Butterfly serve as a reminder to shed the winter's darkness to embrace more light and welcome joy into your life.
I invite you to dance with us this week and let your spirit soar with the metamorphosis of movement. We'll step beyond fear into the luminous renewal of dance. We'll welcome change as divine evolution.
"Don't be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing", said the Butterfly." ― Sabrina Newby
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 7:00 PM PST and ends at 8:30 PM PST. The Zoom waiting room will open at 6:50 PM PST. The class offers the following *schedule:
*You can attend only the 1st half hour, only the 2nd hour, or the full hour and a half.
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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, 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.
The watercolor painting featured in the banner above is "Kokopelli and Butterflies Dance and Lounge on Pueblo Pottery" by Navajo artist, Douglas Yazzie. He is of the Dine' Nation (Navajo Nation) and resides in Canyon del Muerto, a part of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Yazzie has been painting and drawing since he was six years old and used brown paper bags from the trading post as his sketch pads. You can purchase his painting on Etsy by clicking here.
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
Sausalito CA 94966