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5Rhythms® Shadow Dancer

The 5Rhythms® moving meditation teaches mindful awareness of the body. Dancing the shadows invites us to open the gateway to the heart. It is here that we have an opportunity to explore what closes and opens our emotional states.

We will learn how to track energy, where it gets stuck and where it moves, expanding our capacity to sustain present time awareness with all that is.
Light and shadow work identifies how to transform the stuck energies. The study of polarities has the ability to bring great insight. In Flowing, we meet our inertia and transform it into the power of fluid momentum. In Staccato, we transform control and tension into release and action. In Chaos, we face confusion and uncertainty practicing our ability to let go and surrender. In Lyrical, we work with changing distraction into focus and in Stillness, we meet numbness and transform it into connection.
If we do not embrace these energies with full awareness, they often act to sabotage rather than empower us. By embracing the light and shadow of each rhythm, one can better navigate the inner and outer terrain of our emotional and energetic states. This is a practice that views all states of being as pure creative energy. We approach and investigate with an attitude of non-duality, non-judgment and kindness.

15 hours of 5Rhythms® Waves required to participate in this 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Series. All workshop hours contribute to 5Rhythms Teachers Training Prerequisites.
2 weeks access to recorded content for worldwide dancers in all time zones.

Class Donations:
All classes are being offered now by donation.
Generosity is more than a personal practice, it is a universal concept that every one of has benefitted from. Everybody alive today is alive because of the generosity of somebody else. Your donation is not payment for goods or services; it is given purely from the heart.
Please donate on a sliding scale between $65-125 depending on your comfort level. For partial and full scholarship, we simply ask that you send a one-paragraph email to lucia@luciahoran.com explaining your situation and we will be in contact with you.

Instructions for the optimal online experience:
We will send you a Zoom link to the workshop the two days before it begins. Please download Zoom prior to the start of the workshop.
When you link into our Zoom class, you will be in a “waiting room” until our host admits you. The waiting room screen indicates that you are in the right place.
This workshop starts at 9:30 am PT (Pacific Time) on Saturday. We will begin admitting people five minutes prior to the session. Please arrive promptly. It is important that you attend the full session. If you are more than twenty minutes late, we would prefer you to use the recorded session after.
Your microphone will be set to mute. Please do not unmute yourself as it creates a major disturbance for all participants.

Creating a safe container:
We ask that you not share the zoom link with anyone who has not registered for this workshop as we want to build a safe and aligned container.
You may turn off your camera at any point if you would prefer not to be seen.
If anyone engages in inappropriate behavior during the class, they will be removed by the Host.
If you would like to pin another participant, we request you ask for their consent in the Chat via private message, respecting others boundaries and forms of consent.
We ask that you do not post in the chat box during the session until the end when you can leave feedback. If you are having technological issues or have any questions, please send a message directly to the host or co-host and they will answer to the best of their ability.
We ask you to not record the session, and not post any screenshots where other participants are viewable. I will be recording our session in a speaker view, so no one will be included in this recording besides Lucia.
We kindly remind you that this content is for registered participants only. Please do not share in any way.

Make sure your computer or device is plugged in or charged.
For optimal sound quality, hardwire into a speaker is best. This can be done through an auxiliary channel. Though it is possible, we do not recommend using bluetooth or anything wireless for the best sound and video quality.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Please set your space in a way that feels good to you.
Please have your water close by.
Please silence all devices and home phones.
Please have a meditation cushion or chair and a blanket for sitting meditation.
If you have any further questions about this workshop, please reach out to us at lucia@luciahoran.com and we will be in touch with you. If you do not receive the link two days before the workshop begins, please email Chelsea at clkaplan@me.com and she will send it to you!

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