Journey to the Heart – Residential 5 Rhythms Workshop Series – Rhossili 2020

5 Rhythms Dance is a dynamic movement meditation, a process of surrender to the flow of your own energy through dance. The effect of regular practice is an awakening of self-awareness and a redressing of the imbalances of modern life.

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Since the government expects the latest restrictions to last for at least 6 months, and they are likely to get tighter before they get looser again, we have taken the sad decision to cancel Journey to the Heart for 2020/2021.
It will be back!

For this reason, and because we plan to run some standalone workshops at the same venue later in 2021, we have left this page in place, so that you can see how wonderful it is – please see Workshops (on Home page) for updates and how to receive details of future workshops as soon as they are published.

Journey to the Heart

Awakening the dance between Body, Heart and Mind

This 4 part programme, held in the stunning landscape of the Gower, will take us on an exploration of the subtle, yet hugely potent dance between body, heart and mind. For most, the dance plays out beneath the radar of our awareness – running patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour so entrenched we suppose them to be innate:

  • Loving the Body
  • Moving the Emotions
  • Bridging Mind & Heart
  • Your Heart in the World

Through focusing our dance practice in the landscape of the heart – exploring its shades, shadows, moods and emotions – the patterns begin to reveal themselves. Such enquiry expands emotional intelligence, and bestows the language and tools needed to fathom the mind/heart dynamic – where habits of thought and belief shape our attitude and therefore our moods.

Such awareness exposes the potential of choice. Cultivating the capacity to choose our felt responses to life is a key to emotional freedom – where the exercise of choice in our moment to moment attitude, is a practice in itself – and happiness can become our norm.

“The Quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight.”

Julia Cameron

The workshops can now be done individually, but they will also build on each other – progressively unveiling the subtle dance between body, heart and mind, its impact on our quality of life, and our capacity for choice in how we experience life’s waves.

We’ll again be no more than 25 dancers – read some feedback from previous workshops.

Residential 5 Rhythms Workshop Series –
Rhossili 2020/21

“The 5 Rhythms are a path from love, to love, with love.”

Gabrielle Roth


  • Wed Nov 4 – Sun Nov 8
  • Wed Feb 3 – Sun Feb 7
  • Wed Apr 21 – Sun Apr 25
  • Wed June 16 – Sun June 20

By popular demand, you can now attend individual modules:
Prices per module from:
Tuition: £ 380 (details below)
(discounts for multiple bookings)
All meals & refreshments: £ 175
Onsite accommodation: £ 62.50

To secure your place:
Deposit per module £ 100
(full series deposit: £ 300)

More details below


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Prerequisite: 30 hours minimum Waves (classes/workshops) with an accredited 5 Rhythms teacher.

 5 Rhythms Teachers’ discount 20% off tuition.

(Other offers available to teachers and those on the TT path – call us!)

Bernadette Ryder


Prices, Booking & Payment

Full Programme (tuition)

‘Supporter’ price – first 7 places:

(Note: ‘Supporter’ is not a ‘team’ place – you’re simply helping the Group’s momentum (and our cash-flow) by committing early – there are no additional roles/responsibilities associated with this price.)

£1100 (= just £275 per workshop)
plus accommodation & food
(deposit £300 secures your place)

‘Early Bird’ price – until ‘sold out’:

£380 single module
plus accommodation & food
progressive discounts for multiple bookings 🙂
(deposit £100 secures your place)

£1495 (for all 4 modules)
plus accommodation & food
(deposit £300 secures your place)

Note: While this was originally a Year Group, the workshops can now be done individually, but they will still also build on each other.

Accommodation & Food

All meals & refreshments: £175 per module
Healthy sustaining vegetarian food from Cafe Momo

Shared accommodation: £62.50
(per module, 4 nights each)

Single supplement: £62.50
Other accommodation options may be available – contact Jon to discuss.

Booking and Payment

Tuition Prices:

‘Early Bird’: £380 per module
(£1,345 for series)
(‘Full Price’: £410 /module.)

Payment as follows:

  1. Deposit £100 per module plus two lump sums:
    at least 50% of the balance 9 weeks before, and
    the remainder of the balance 3 weeks before each module.
  2. Series Deposit £300 plus monthly payments** :
    (Call to discuss)
  3. Series Deposit £300 plus lump sum(s)**:
    Tuition balance
    Accomm+Meals: £950

**Please call to discuss payment schedules.
  Further details below.

  Deposits may be paid by debit/credit card via PayPal, or bank transfer;
  To keep fees (and therefore prices) to a minimum, further payments must be made by standing order, bank transfer or cash;
  Example figures above show full payment of tuition +all meals/refreshments +shared bunkhouse accommodation; please contact Jon for a quote adjusted to include (e.g.) single supplement;
  5R Teachers’ discount: 20% off full price of tuition element (other offers also available to teachers and those on the TT path – call us for details!);
  IMPORTANT: If you cancel, your deposit is non-refundable; this is due to the level of financial commitment involved in setting up residential workshops.
  Please read our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Please contact Jon if you’ve any questions.



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There is a prerequisite for this Series of 30 hours Waves with an accredited 5 Rhythms teacher beforehand.
Some of those hours might be related ecstatic dance practices such as Movement Medicine, Soul Motion and Open Floor and other practices which bring focus to movement, attention and breath, such as yoga, but please call to discuss.

5 Rhythms Teacher Training

These workshops will fulfil requirements for prerequisites for those on the Teaching path:
Modules will each represent: 5 days Waves each, or 5 days Heartbeat each*.
Please call us to discuss if this is your intention, so we can ensure that everything is correctly documented, and that you are aware of any specific details.

*Once Bernadette has completed the formal Heartbeat accreditation (new date to be confirmed).

Venue, Accommodation, Travel

Where and When


Rhossili, Gower Coast, South Wales

Nov 4th – 8th, 2020
Feb 3rd – 7th, 2021
Apr 21st – 25th
June 16th – 20th

(each time: Wed 6pm – Sunday noon)


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Nearest postcode for SatNav is SA3 1PL, but on Google Maps it’s more precise if you search for ‘Rhossili Bunkhouse’.

Venue & Accommodation

The dance hall is light and spacious, with a natural wood floor.

This workshop is residential; we strongly encourage you to stay ‘onsite’, ideally in the bunkhouse.

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Rhossili bunkhouse bedroom
  • Shared accommodation: The Bunkhouse is comfortable and inexpensive (5* ‘Excellent’ on Google reviews). Bunkrooms are simply furnished, each sleeping 2 or 3 people (subject to current restrictions) in single beds and solid wood bunk beds, fixed to the wall for stability. There are showers on each floor, a lounge/dining room and kitchen.
  • Room allocations will be discussed and, if sharing is permitted, preferences accommodated as far as possible.
  • Single rooms: If sharing is permitted, some rooms may still be requested for one, on payment of a single supplement*.
  • Staying nearby: This is a residential workshop, but for those requiring greater comfort/privacy, there are other options, including lovely cottages and a local B&B very close by [links below]. Please note:
    (a) you will have to be within walking distance;
    (b) you will need to book early – in this beautiful place, they will book up;
    (c) you will still pay a contribution for daytime use of the facilities
    * Please speak with us first! *

* Note re single supplements: If we are full, or nearly so, you will be guaranteed a twin room (share with no more than one other) and the bulk of your supplement refunded.

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.

more about food
Malcolm Barradell, Cafe Momo

We are delighted to be working with the celebrated Café 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.

Getting there

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CAR – about 2 hours drive from Bristol:

Rhossili is 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, but on Google Maps it’s more precise if you search for ‘Rhossili Bunkhouse’.
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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 🙂

TRAIN/BUS – direct trains to Swansea:

There are direct trains from Bristol, Cardiff 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 (make sure you get off at the Village Hall, don’t go all the way to Worm’s Head!) Alternatively, you can probably arrange for someone who’s driving to pick you up at Swansea 🙂
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FLIGHTS – direct to Cardiff and Bristol:

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:

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Contact Us

Booking & practical queries:
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Tel: 07970 069 256 (Jon)
(from outside UK +44 7970 069 256)

Or chat with us after a Friday class.

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Rhossili Bay

Landscape images are either Open Government Licence, or by kind permission of Gower Holidays; others courtesy of Bryn Davies and Rhossili Village Hall & Bunkhouse, public domain or ©In-Rhythm. Details available on request.


See also:
Feedback from this and other workshops
Forthcoming Workshops & Contact
(on Home Page)

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