Adam Barley
About / Bio
I love this practice; it’s completely changed my life. I am both humbled and proud to be teaching it. By the time I left home aged 17 I was a total mess, caught deep in addictions, a little crazy, unable even to make friends. It’s been a long long road to heal the broken places, the dissociated patterning, the wounds that just wouldn’t stop bleeding. Work in progress. The 5Rhythms has been at the heart of that journey, giving me huge resources and opportunities to move through and transform that which I had become.

However, in my experience there has been much missing in the way we teach and practise the rhythms. It is a body of work still in its infancy, and it’s a growing passion of mine to be part of its continuing development as a practice that can reach every point in the human psyche, no matter how fractured or lost.

Collectively we have a legacy of terrible violence behind us and inside us, and at this point have huge opportunities to evolve as a species. The time is now. I’m highly focussed on that evolution both within myself and through my contribution to the whole, as are so many of us. I’m thrilled to be alive at this incredible time, and have a fierce love for the amorphous tribe of conciousness-warriors that is springing up through this practice, as is the case in so many groups around the world. There’s hope, right there.

I came across the 5 Rhythms in ’88 after 7 years of studying meditation and many personal growth techniques. I started seriously practicing in ’91, trained to teach in ‘94, and had 5 years mentoring with Gabrielle to teach the ‘Heartbeat’ level of her work as well as doing the first official Heartbeat training with her in ’05-’06.

My teaching style is clear, bright, and a lot gentler than when I was a younger man, valuing subtle as well as peak experiences. I’m slowly learning humility.

I often work without music, which helps you the dancer to find your own rhythms and journeys in a deeper way. However, at heart I’m a musician as well as a dancer. Over the many years I’ve been doing this, I have come to use my DJ system as an instrument, and to know how to create soundscapes in ever more creative ways that is a truly delightful part of the job.

With deep thanks to all my teachers.
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One Heart
November 23 - November 25
Waves With Adam Barley
November 30 - December 2
Sacred Light With adam barley
December 20 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm EST
Fierce Loving With Adam Barley
January 11, 2019 - January 13, 2019
The God Pattern With Adam Barley
January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Deep Focus With Adam Barley
January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST
Gratitude With Adam Barley
February 9, 2019 - February 10, 2019
The Tao of Loving With Adam Barley
February 21, 2019 - February 23, 2019