Stepping In, Stepping Through: A 5Rhythms® Workshop in India
So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds.- Mark Twain
5Rhythms® is a catalytic and creative practice that is accessible to us all. It pays no heed to the boundaries of age, culture, gender or physical ability. It simply requires willingness and curiosity, for us to show up and move.
In 5Rhythms® we use movement as medicine for the body, the psyche and the soul.
5Rhythms® is a practice, a practice of letting go, of moving, out of the head and into the body. They assist us to drop our judgements and our goals. When that happens there is nowhere to go but into the feet. Following the body.
Within 5Rhythms® there is nothing to get right and nothing to get wrong so we create possibility for ourselves. The possibility to be curious and creative and compassionate, and it is within those conditions that we become expansive and resourceful.
Using each of the Rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness we will explore the relationship to our own bodies, to one another, to the group and therefore ultimately to our world.
Using music, dance and movement, with no set moves, our own spontaneity is encouraged to blossom.
This workshop is open to all levels of experience, whether you are new to the 5Rhythms® or old acquaintances.
Within the supportive conditions that we create together as a group we will explore the energy of beginnings. Although, as a theme, this is traditional for this time of year, we will look for the impulses and responses to beginnings through our body, building a picture of our intentions through the 5Rhythms® Relaxation Yoga and Movement Meditation.
If you value your own creativity, doubt it, or crave it, you are not alone. Step in, step out, and step through with your feet first and your body following. Be prepared to be surprised and inspired by yourself.
The only requirement is your commitment and compassion to yourself, to keep moving, whatever happens, whatever shows up. Moving through and into the next cycle of beginnings.
We look forward to being with you, each of us bringing our own unique ingredient. The finished product unknown, but undoubtedly beautiful.
See you on the dance floor
Gabrielle Roth:Grande Dame Shaman of 5Rhythms®
10:30 am - 12:30 am - 5 Rhythms® Session
1:00 pm - Lunch Buffet for those on the Bhakti Kutir full package. Others will be welcome to purchase the buffet, or to order seperately from the menu.
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - 5 Rhythms® and Movement Meditation on certain days. The session will conclude with sitting meditation until 6 -6:15pm.
There will be occasional evening sessions from 8:00 - 9:30 pm.
Dinner - paid for individually, and there are countless places within easy walking, cab or tuk-tuk distance. We have lots of tried, tested and much loved recommendations.
** Some afternoons will be free after lunch for organized group activities, massages, or whatever individuals choose to do. Nothing is mandatory, except for listening to yourself and acting accordingly, but we do ask that you attend all sessions, for the integrity of the group. A large part of this journey to India will be simply the experience of this amazing and exotic land itself.
Excursions are included in the Bhakti Kutir "package" prices, and available to tuition only students for a per activity price. More details will be posted and sent to all attendees closer to the workshop dates.
Additional Yoga Classes are available at Bhakti Kutir - paid for individually.
Please stay somewhat flexible around scheduling, much will depend on the group dynamic, while at the same time respecting individual needs.
Jan 10, Saturday - Arrival and settling in, no lunch at Bhakti Kutir.
Jan 11, Sunday - Full day schedule of 5Rhythms® and Movement Meditation.
Jan 13, Tuesday - Full day schedule of 5Rhythms® and Movement Meditation.
Jan 15, Thursday - Free Day. Relaxation and optional day trip to Gokharna, a traditional pigrimage village about 60km away. No inclusive lunch at Bhakti Kutir today.
Jan 16, Friday - Full day schedule of 5Rhythms® and Movement Meditation.
Jan 18, Sunday - Full day schedule of 5Rhythms® and Movement Meditation. Evening session will be our closing.
Jan 19, Monday - Departure. There is another workshop group arriving that day so we will require everyone to check-out. If you wish to spend more time in the area then we will be happy to suggest alternative accommodations.
A more detailed outline of the workshop structure will be available closer to our time together.
**All inclusive activities are optional and non-transferable, and there will be no substitutions or refunds for non-participation. Thank you for understanding.**
$1,825 USD - We have 16 shared occupancy places at Bhakti Kutir for this special price. We will try our best to place everyone in doubles, if however we don't have even numbers we may have to put 3 in a room. If you are coming with a friend we will place you together for as long as we have availability.
A Shared Occupancy rate is not guaranteed unless you actually sign-up with a room-mate, we will however do our very best to provide you with one. However, please be prepared to pay the full single price if we for any reason cannot find you a room-mate.
$2,345 USD - Single Occupancy Package at Bhakti Kutir with all the same inclusive additional activities.
$1,500 USD- Tuition only price: includes attendance at the workshop only. These participants may independently choose to have meals at Bhakti Kutir and join in all additional activities at a per activity additional cost.
Payment in full by October 15th, 2014
The size of this workshop is limited to 25 participants, and we fully expect it to fill. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
TIM STEPHENSON IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY LOGISTICAL, ORGANISATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAMME, AND THEREFORE ONLY AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE WORKSHOP CONTENT ITSELF.
The following penalties will apply to all cancellations: