New Year update <br>& Gabrielle on ‘Stillness’

New Year update
& Gabrielle on ‘Stillness’

Dear Dancers

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The energy and presence in recent Friday classes has been rich and beautiful – the Thursday Rhythm Circle sessions have been deep and powerful: thank you all.

This year’s Re-Visioning 2023 New Year workshop is booking up, and promises to be phenomenal. So if you’d like to join us and haven’t yet signed up, you might want to do it soon rather than risk disappointment – read more and book online.

And don’t forget our New Year’s night 5 Rhythms Party – join us at St Michael’s for either the workshop, the party, or both (see below). 

Meantime, four more Friday night classes until Christmas week – plus that last Solstice Dance session on Thursday 22nd December – again, a lovely group is already coming together (book online).

This week…

Friday 5 Rhythms

with Bernadette Ryder
Fri 25th November
Horfield Parish Church Hall

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(as usual, booking open
for the next 4 classes… and…)

every Friday until…

Christmas/Solstice 5 Rhythms Dance
Thursday 22nd December 8-10:30pm
Horfield Parish Church Hall
now booking online*
(pre-booking recommended)

No Friday class:

  • Dec 23rd … but see above
  • Dec 30th

See you on the dance floors

All Love,
Jon, for Bernadette, & team xxx

Options at New Year:

Re-Visioning 20233 Day New Year Workshop with Bernadette Ryder
30th Dec – 1st Jan
St Michael’s Parish Hall

We will use the deep intelligence within the dance and its power of creative expression to re-form our energy patterns. Crafted to help you step into 2023 psychologically and emotionally resourced: strong, positive, clear.


New Year 5 Rhythms Party
Saturday 31 Dec 8:30pm-late
St Michael’s Parish Hall
now booking online*

You can do either or both – and…
workshop bookings include half-price for the Party.

(And don’t forget, we now have dates for your diary for our
2023 Residential Workshops in Rhossili, South Wales 🙂


The fifth of the 5 Rhythms…

“Finally comes stillness. The movement becomes inner, a feeling of empty fullness, of concentration, of vibrant presence. You move in slow motion, or you move and stop, move and stop, feeling your feet, your face, your hands, your total body. No longer is the movement the meditation, but the stillness between. It can look like mime or like break-dancing. Move and stop. Hold. Move and stop. The breath is strong, the vitality intense. The time is now, the place here. Every gesture total, measured, your body full of breath, your look direct.”
—Gabrielle Roth, “Maps to Ecstasy”

Find out about the 5 Rhythms
… and more at our classes
and much more at our workshops.

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