The 5 Rhythms

The 5 Rhythms is a movement and dance meditation practice created by Gabrielle Roth.

‘Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that, energy, waves, patterns, and rhythms. Nothing more nothing less. A Dance. ‘Gabrielle Roth

The 5 Rhythms in name are: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness. They are a study of energy in motion, a Dance that strips you to your naked soul. There is nothing to fall back on but your-self in the dance. It is a dynamic, cathartic, and movement art. The 5 Rhythms map leads us to a depth of deep surrender until we become ‘danced’; we shift attention away from the thinking mind and move through any self-consciousness that is in the way of the dance. It is with discipline and practice that the 5 rhythms become our teacher and medicine for personal growth, healing, inspiration and transformation.

Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Sunday April 30

12 am-5.00 pm



In this one day workshop we will explore with more depth and structure each of the 5 rhythms, Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical and Stillness. Creativity and movement investigation into the body’s instinctive language, we will experiment with writing, mess around with pastel drawings, it is an experimental movement and art lab. No experience is needed in either dance or art.

Where: Godmersham and Crundale Village Hall Canterbury

Cost: £60 full price or £45 Early-Bird paid by April 9

For bookings email Emma


Tuesday Morning Wave

A morning class every Tuesday 10.30-12.00 AM in Antenna Studios Crystal Palace SE19

This morning class is a weekly drop in for all levels of experience to allow beginners to learn and embody the waves level of the 5 Rhythms practice.

Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action.

Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free.

Creativity. Connection. Community.
Cost £50 for 5 classes paid in advance or £14 drop in £12 concession
There is 2 hour free parking in Sainsbury’s car park. Then a 5 minute walk to Antenna Studios.

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Funky Friday

7.30-9.30 PM – on 1st Friday of the month

May 12, June 2nd ,July 7
The Royston Halls, 85 Royston Road , Penge SE20 7QW

A Funky, unique, Dance meditation, discover your free- style moves, follow your body through the 5 Rhythms map, Flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness.

The first obstacle to overcome is your self-consciousness, put your body in motion and shift attention away from the thinking mind, drop into the natural instinct of your body’s movement expression. No steps to learn, we become the student of the Rhythms which act as a tool to unleash the authentic dancer inside us all.

We will take our time, no rush, investigate with deeper exploration movement as vocabulary, as Art.
Everyone is welcome, no dance experience is necessary, no matter what age, size, shape, colour..there is no dogma in the dance, it unites us through the beat.

£15 or £12 concession £25 couples

No need to book just turn up

Notes On A Practice – the series




Notes On A Practice – Rome Italy

The Quadrilogy

This is a series of on-going workshops that can be attended one on its own or all four to create a deeper journey of exploration over the course of a year.

Inquire Massimo



Part one- Body Jazz

May 22-24- Rome

This is the foundation of the embodied movement practice and entrance into the body’s instinctive and artistic expression. Body Jazz is a movement lab that will invite each body part time to be danced, to unfold, to be listened to with focus and attention. Each of the 5 Rhythms has a gateway through, feet, hips, hands, head and breath.

This is suitable for beginners and experienced dancers.



Part two- Shadow Land

September 22-24 – Rome

In this workshop we will investigate the ‘blocks’ to our movement vocabulary and find ways to express through the “shadow’ of the 5 rhythms map, why we sometimes feel inert, stuck, unable to move, tense, our thinking mind is on overdrive, we ‘check out’ of our body, we become distracted, it is a challenge to stay moving and be present.

The only way out to freedom is through these places, when we are aware of our patterns in the shadow we can begin to transform ALL human experience into moving art.


Part Three- A Curious Heart

December 1-3 – Rome

In this workshop we will bridge the physical map of the 5 rhythms practice to the emotional landscape of the hearts’ dance.

The innocence of curiosity will keep us awake and open to all possibility of expression that lies beneath the surface. Time will be given to ground the body in its dance, to then allow the heart to join it fully.


Part Four- Be Amore

February 23-25 2018 Rome

This is a heartbeat workshop, the 5 rhythms investigation into our heart’s dance, all the previous workshops are a grounding and preparation with depth and fine tuning, each part a transition into the next wave that ends with our emotional world a full and rich choreography.

We will follow the dance of each emotion into the next, Fear, Frustration, Sadness, Gratitude and Compassion. We open ourselves to a more embodied heart, a more peaceful and wiser heart.

To attend this workshop you must have completed the previous three parts or have a minimum of 20 hours waves level with an accredited 5 Rhythms teacher.

For Bookings and enquiries

Email Massimo