The latest regulations from the Welsh Government once again mean that, sadly, our venue is unable to open so we have had to cancel.
Why not book instead on our 5 day workshop ‘The Deepening’ in September?
Dates: Wed June 30 – Sun July 4, 2021
* CANCELLED *
Times: 6pm Wed – Noon Sun (T.B.C.)
Venue: Rhossili, Gower Coast, S. Wales (see below)
Prices: £350 +food/accomm (below)
Booking: £100 deposit, online
Format: 4 day Residential
Tuition: £350 (flat rate)
All meals & refreshments: £155 per module
Healthy sustaining vegetarian food from Cafe Momo.
(Note: price includes use of shared facilities at the venue)
Bunkhouse accommodation: £125.00 per room (4 nights)
Rooms accommodate 2 or 3 people, and participants will be assisted to form ‘bubbles’ in advance of the workshop, for room sharing.
Booking deposit: £100 (via PayPal or bank transfer)
secures your place.
The balance of tuition, food and accommodation is payable, by bank transfer or cash, immediately on confirmation that we are able to go ahead (likely 2-3 weeks before).
In line with our usual Terms & Conditions:
– if we are forced to cancel (e.g. due to covid regulations), moneys paid will be refunded in full, or rolled forward to a future booking (at your option);
– if you cancel, we regret that your deposit is non-refundable, due to the the level of financial commitment involved in setting up residential workshops.
– non-payment of balance may result in your place being offered to someone on the waiting list, as our numbers are very limited, and the timescales short.
There are no formal prerequisites for this workshop, but it is recommended that you have attended 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.
COVID-19: All participants will be required to either:
– show evidence of vaccination; or
– have a ‘non-positive rapid test result’, ideally 3 days beforehand, and on arrival.
Middleton, Rhossili, Swansea SA3 1PL
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.
* 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 (subject to discussion re covid-safety).
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.
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IF POSSIBLE PLEASE CAR-SHARE, IDEALLY WITH YOUR ACCOMMODATION ‘BUBBLE’ 🙂
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).
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 [this bus route may have been suspended] 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 🙂
National Rail website
[Bus route Swansea-Rhossili]
* IN CURRENT REALITY, CALL TO DISCUSS BEFORE BOOKING FLIGHTS FROM ANYWHERE! *
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!)
This workshop fulfils the requirements for the Waves hours prerequisites 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.
General information applicable to all our classes and workshops:
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5 Rhythms is both a very ‘free’ individual practice which offers significant permission – while simultaneously being a group/community practice which calls for consideration and respect for the group process.
“Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?” – Gabrielle Roth
This is a meditation/embodiment practice which has clear boundaries which need to be honoured if the full potential of this work is to be achieved:
You are responsible for setting up your own safe dancing space, and for holding your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing!
Make sure the space is safe and give yourself as much room to move as possible.
Have drinking water on hand, and anything you might need to make yourself comfortable, both during your dance and immediately afterwards.
Tidy your space in advance, and set up anything else that would help make the vibe nice – lighting, an altar, etc.
Move at your own pace and in ways that suit your own body.
Look after yourself, anyone else (including pets!) in the room, and the environment you are in.
In-Rhythm and the teacher/facilitator cannot take responsibility for any injuries sustained as a result of participating in these sessions.
And finally… please let’s keep our online spaces completely safe and respectful – you agree when you sign up to make no recording of any kind, whether audio, video or screenshots etc. Thank you.
(Thanks to Dancing Tao in London, on whose guidelines this is based.)
And finally… here are a few ‘process’ tips to help you drop deeper:
‘In person’ classes may occasionally also be livestreamed via Zoom, for wider accessibility, especially for those who cannot attend in person.
As indicated above, online participants agree on booking not to record the session in any way (audio or visual). There is also an area of the dance floor not visible on Zoom.
This would usually be made clear on booking but, if added later, anyone attending ‘in person’ will be advised well in advance of the class, and offered a transfer or refund if not happy with this.
To ensure that we all get the best out of our opportunity to dance together again for your peace of mind, and out of respect for other dancers:
(This is based on the criteria for obtaining an NHS Covid Pass).
Please do not come to the class if you or a member of your household has symptoms that could be covid
(test kits available from gov.uk here);
(NHS Covid Pass available here, not required by us, but useful to have).
Weekly Class Terms & Conditions (on our bookings website).
Our guidelines and venue risk assessments have been prepared with reference to national regulations and current scientific understanding of covid-19 transmission, specifically as interpreted by UK Active, the national organisation representing operators of fitness venues, and similar bodies worldwide. Statistical evidence to date suggests that these precautions result in remarkably little transmission.
We are required to ask for your contact details, in case requested by NHS Test & Trace. It is not currently compulsory to provide this information, but is strongly recommended. While infection rates remain low, the likelihood of contact information given to us subsequently being requested by and passed on to NHS Test and Trace during the following 21 days is extremely small.
If we are requested to share our class records, you would then be contacted by NHS Test and Trace. Depending on the circumstances and the length of time that has elapsed, this could include arranging for you to be tested, asking you to take extra care with social distancing and/or – in some circumstances – asking you to self-isolate.
The above information is intended to be helpful for our class and workshop attendees, and supplements other general advice regarding symptoms, self-isolation etc., including any local regulations currently in force.
‘Terms & Conditions – class bookings‘ on our bookings website (opens in new tab/window).
‘Workshops, Courses & other events – Booking Terms and Conditions‘ [PDF]