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Stepping In, Stepping Through: A 5Rhythms® Workshop in India

Tim Stephenson
Palolem, Goa, India

January 10-18, 2015

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.


Our marvellous dance and meditation space in Bhakti Kutir

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®



Dates: January 10th - 18th, 2015

Everyone is required to arrive on January 10th so there will be time for acclimatising and recovering from jet-lag (this night's accommodation is part of the Bhakti Kutir package).

Daily Schedule

7:30 am - 8:00 am - Morning Meditation

9:00 am - Breakfast Buffet, included for Bhakti Kutir residents (can be purchased by non-residential participants)

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.

Because many participants are restricted as to their time in Goa, we will have a full day off midway through the programme.

Evenings Free

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 12, Monday - Half day of 5Rhythms®, Galgibaga Beach Boat Trip and buffet picnic at Surya's wonderful Beach Cafe. When we return early evening, there will be another 5 Rhythms Session.

Jan 13, Tuesday - Full day schedule of 5Rhythms® and Movement Meditation.

Jan 14, Wednesday - Half day of 5Rhythms®, and then we will take an excursion to the legendary Anjuna Flea Market,(about an hour and a half drive) possibly arriving home rather late! Anjuna Photos

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 17, Saturday - Half day of 5Rhythms®, Spice Farm trip Spice Farm Photos

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.

Registration & Payment

Travel Plans


**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.

This package includes full accommodation, 2 meals a day (no lunch on day one or the day off, lunch beverages not included), Turtle Beach boat trip and picnic, Spice Farm tour, and Anjuna Flea Market trip.

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.


*Full Accommodation Package will include*

  • Full Tuition with Tim Stephenson, supported by Giles Zallmann

  • Ground transfers in India, from or to Dabolim Airport (GOI) or Margao train station - if within 3 days before or after the actual workshop dates. Pick-ups or drop offs to any other location in Goa are not included. If people arrive/depart within a 2 hour time frame we will consolidate those journeys. We ask for your patience with this, otherwise you have the option to pay for your own transportation, which we will happily arrange for you.

  • 9 nights accommodation at Bhakti Kutir

  • Buffet Breakfast for 9 days, Lunch for 7 days

  • Coffee, tea and chai at breaks

  • Boat Trip to Galgibaga, Buffet Lunch Included

  • Transportation to the Anjuna Flea Market, no meals included

  • Transportation to Gokharna on the day off, no meals included

  • Visit to the Spice Farm, Buffet Lunch Included


Contact Evelyn

Contact Tim

The following penalties will apply to all cancellations:
Minimum fee $500 per person
31-75 days prior to workshop - 50% of package price
0-30 days prior to workshop - 100% of package price


Evelyn Roberts, D.F.Astrol.S.