The Deepening, Waves Intensive is a deep dive into the primary teaching of the 5 Rhythms – how to surrender to the flow of our own energy through dance, enabling us to recover that vital spontaneity. When intensively pursued, this simple exploration rapidly brings us face to face with our inhibitions, our masks and other defences we have taken on.
The deeper practice includes simple ways for these to begin sliding away – a meditation that redresses imbalances in modern lifestyles. So while the dance is exhilarating and physically liberating, it also brings quiet to the mind and a profound sense of internal stillness within movement.
The residential setting has been chosen to bring together all the ingredients needed to facilitate this deepening: Time and space in a beautiful, peaceful location on the stunning Gower coast. A supportive community of committed dancers. Nourishing whole earth food by the celebrated Café Momo. A highly experienced teacher. The perfect recipe.
The greatest gift of the 5 Rhythms is that, when engaged with deeply and fully, it takes us on a journey of progressive expansion towards our full potential as creative, loving beings. Catalytic in nature, it works to free the body, open the heart, still the mind and awaken consciousness. Ultimately, this entirely physical practice is a spiritual experience.
Venue, Accommodation, Travel
Where and When
Rhossili, Gower Coast, South Wales
26-30 September 2018
Wed evening – Sunday lunchtime
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Venue & Accommodation
The dance hall is light and spacious, with a natural wood floor.
This workshop is residential; we strongly encourage participants to stay ‘onsite’, ideally in the bunkhouse, otherwise within easy walking distance in the village:
- Shared accommodation: Comfortable and inexpensive accommodation is provided in the Bunkhouse (5* ‘Excellent’ on Google reviews). The bunkrooms are simply furnished, each room sleeping from 2 to 4 people, some single beds and some bunk beds. There are showers on each floor, and a lounge/dining room and kitchen on the ground floor.
- Single rooms: Depending on numbers, some rooms may be bookable for one, on payment of a single supplement.
- (Staying nearby: For those requiring greater comfort/privacy, there are several lovely cottages and a local B&B very close by – and if this is you, DO book early since, in this beautiful place, they will book up – links below)
For evening sessions and social time together, we also have use of a large cosy living room.
Rhossili Village Hall and Bunkhouse is run by Trustees for the benefit of the local community.
The ‘board and lodging’ cost includes three meals a day from Wednesday dinner through to Sunday breakfast, plus healthy snacks, fruit and teas in between. For most of this, we are absolutely delighted to be working with the celebrated Cafe Momo, who have many years’ experience providing healthy, nutritious and sustaining vegetarian/vegan food at conscious dance and other workshops. Specific dietary requirements can usually be catered for by prior arrangement. More information will be posted here nearer the time.
Rhossili about 2 hours drive from Bristol, along the M4 to Swansea, then along the south side of the Gower Peninsula. The postcode for SatNavs is SA3 1PL [Google map in new tab]
The Car Park has space for around 10 vehicles (a couple more if they are all parked considerately).
Car shares actively encouraged for all sorts of reasons 🙂
There are direct trains from Bristol and London to Swansea. There it’s a 15 minute walk (or short hop on a local bus) from rail station to bus station, then an hour’s bus ride right to the door of the venue.
There are flights direct to Cardiff and Bristol airports from many European cities and even farther afield. (If you have to fly to one of the London airports, you might want to arrive in the UK a day or two before, or you will have very long day travelling!)
For more see Gower Holidays website: How to get to the Gower Peninsula
Other local info/resources
There is wealth of other info on the Gower Holidays website, including:
Prices, Booking & Payment
Summary (full details below)
From: £275 until 30 June – see below for details
Meals & Refreshments: £125
On-site Accomodation: £70
Deposit: £100 secures your place.
(complete initial application form, and pay deposit)
Register my interest
Super Early Bird: £275 (until June 30th)
Early Bird: £325 (until Aug 5th)
Full price: £375 (after Aug 5th)
Accommodation & Food
All meals & refreshments: £125
Healthy sustaining vegetarian food from Cafe Momo
Onsite shared in bunkhouse: £70
Bunkhouse single supplement: £60
Rooms accommodate 2, 3 or 4 in single/double bunks – double bunks are one above the other, there are no double beds. Room allocations will be discussed, sharing preferences accommodated as far as possible.
- Single bunkhouse accommodation cannot be 100% guaranteed – if we are full or close to it, all beds may be needed.
- Offsite accommodation: This is a residential workshop – if you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, please ensure that it is within walking distance of the venue, and discuss with us first.
Booking and Payment
Your booking is secured by a deposit of £100 either online (card or PayPal) or by bank transfer/cash:
where will be guided through the process – contact Jon (below) if you’ve any questions.
Or, if you’re not quite ready to book yet…
Register my interest
Your balance is payable either:
- by bank transfer 2 weeks before (to allow time for clearance and/or follow-up with bank!)
- in cash on arrival.
Please see our full Terms and Conditions.
There are no formal prerequisites for this workshop, but it is recommended that you attend at least a few drop-in classes with an accredited 5 Rhythms Teacher beforehand. Related ecstatic dance practices such as Movement Medicine, Soul Motion and Open Floor are also helpful, as are other practices which bring focus to movement, attention and breath, such as yoga.
5 Rhythms Teacher Training
This workshop fulfils the requirements for the Waves Intensive prerequisite for those on the Teaching path – please let us know if this is your intention, so we can ensure that everything is correctly documented, and that you are aware of any specific detailed requirements.
Landscape images are either Open Government Licence, or by kind permission of Gower Holidays; others courtesy of Davies-Hughes & Sons Eco-Buildings & bespoke woodwork (hand-carved gate) and Rhossili Village Hall & Bunkhouse, public domain or ©In-Rhythm. Details available on request.