Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that "Nonviolence is an absolute commitment to the way of love.
Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one's whole being into the being of another."
I'm writing this on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and thinking about what we have just experienced and where we go from here.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s main message was that power must be grounded in love, and love is power. And while he may have been preaching love and forgiveness, he still expected justice and change.
During the week when we are honoring MLK Jr, we will welcome the first Wednesday virtual movement class of 2021 on the same evening as the inauguration of the new U.S. President. My heart has been touched by MLK Jr and President Biden, so I invite us to dance with active love, the love that is "the active outpouring of one's whole being into the being of another."
As we move forward in this new year, in a new era, let's do it with "active" love, with resilience, and let's empower each other with heart.
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
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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.
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
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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