FRI 4th September – Guest teacher: Sue Kuhn
“Dancing with Sue has been a journey into freedom, to explore, cherish and feel. Because she doesn’t fill up the space I feel the right to claim my own. I dance my boredom and my fear; my grief and my joy and I always come home to myself. To hold the space and not fill it up is the art of a mature teacher. She brings lightness and wisdom, humility and insight.” (A participant)
This Friday (the 14th) you have another chance to dance with a wonderful guest teacher – Jean Rankin from Glastonbury.
Jean invites us to ‘Dance Our Dream Awake’… as she says on her website:
There must be more to life!
All it takes is a little bit of willingness to let the body start to move and breathe freely and start to DANCE!
Keep moving, keep breathing, keep dancing – see you Friday.
Our regular Friday class… with an emphasis on the harvest theme of Lammas which this years falls on a Blue Moon! Drop-in class, all welcome – see Where and when.
LAMMAS – HARVEST
A Time of Gathering & Gratitude
Life, growth, abundance… it all needs sunshine and rain.
This Friday, July 31st, is Lammas (Lughnasadh in the Celtic tradition) the
Harvest Festival in the whirling wheel of our year – time to celebrate
whatever the summer is bringing us… the fun and productive, the
challenging and learning… all the places where we get to grow.
And this year, it’s also Full Moon, indeed a ‘Blue Moon‘*.
So let’s gather ourselves, gather together, and DANCE into our
gratitude for the sunshine and the rain, the breezes and the storms, in
our world and in our lives… and whatever we’d like to manifest, even
‘once in a blue moon’.
Bernadette & team
* by the modern definition: the second full moon of the month.
SEE: Where and when
A celebration of light, life and the mystery of our times.
Find the natural high of dance in a drug-free zone –
with wicked world beats and soulful party people.
Around Midsummer, we can dance through twilight from full daylight through into the dark. It’s a beautiful opportunity, especially at the Solstice itself, to play with balance, to dance the manifest and visible, and the hidden and dreamed.
Usual time and place (and after-cafe!)
See you on the dance floor,
Bernadette, Jon & team xxx
* By ‘drop-in class‘ we mean of course that you don’t need to book in advance – as always, the class will be a complete process, so please arrive by 8pm… and stay to the end, to complete the process for yourself and for the group as a whole (and enjoy the after-cafe!)
May Day dance – a wild start to your weekend
Beltane week is all about fertility in every sense – releasing the seeds of everything we’re going to be feeding and growing through the summer. Fertility arises from coming together – feminine-masculine… earth-air-fire-water… sunshine-rain… even in politics, May Day celebrates the co-creative power of community and solidarity.
Join us to dance with the elemental energies and the instinctive wild forces within and without our being. These are a manifestation of the potency of the life force. As the natural world bursts into life, growing flowering and procreating, we will celebrate the forces of union, sexuality and co-creation.
All welcome – see you on the dance floor!
(usual place, time, prices)
5 Rhythms Dance Adventure
with Bernadette Ryder & Dawn Morgan.
We warmly invite you to join us on a
dancing adventure – Sept 3rd-7th
Guided by the mythology and symbolism of the labyrinth as well as this spectacular land of olive groves, caves, warm sea and sunshine, we will dance to awaken our life force and creativity. Our intention is to bring forth and celebrate the gifts we are ready to offer to the world.
Our time together may include any or all of:
* 5 Rhythms® Dance * Creativity * Rest * Ritual *
* Traditional food * Somatic body awareness *
* Massage * Shadows & Light * Fun & Laughter *
The group will be small, so early booking is advised!
* Super-Early-Bird discount price £550 ends April 14th *
Full price £695. Deposit £100 secures place & discount.
Price includes tuition, full board & accommodation for a 5 Day programme with a small and intimate group in a stunning location. Flights & transfers not included – for further info, web links and full T&Cs see Medicine Dance website.
Dawn & Bernadette are both long time 5 Rhythms teachers with varied interests and experience, please click on the pictures for more information.
For more info & and online booking: