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Sunday Sweat Your Prayers
9:30 am - 12 pm

$15 for single class

$12 for 5 classes ($60)

Nevada City Sweat Your Prayers
All classes and Sweats are held at the South Yuba Club, 555 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA

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Sweat Your Prayers 2013 preview

St Augustine event October 11-13, 2013

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Gabrielle Roth, an incredibly influential teacher of meditative dance and the creator of the 5Rhythms movement practice, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012. She dedicated her life, heart and soul to exploring how to engage her spirit and creativity through dance and movement -- and helping others to do the same. Our conversations, and our world would simply not be the same without having had her presence in our lives.




Click on any of the titles below to listen to interviews to listen to interviews and programs by Michael Stone about, or with Garbrielle Roth

Gabrielle RothKathy Altman & Lori Saltzman: Finding Wholeness: The 5 Rhythms Moving Meditation and Ecstatic Dance of Gabrielle Roth - A two hour special
(57:38) part 1 listen - part 2 listen (to download, right click "Save Link As" (IE "Save Target As")
Kathy Altman Kathy Altman -
While highly trained in many forms of dance, it wasn't until Kathy's catalytic meeting with Gabrielle 30 years ago that her true callingfound her. As Co-Director of The Moving Center School, Kathy was the first person asked to help Gabrielle bring her work out into the world. Over the past 20 years Kathy's teaching has brought thousands of people back to the joy of their own, original movement.

Lori SaltzmanLori Saltzman - Since stumbling into a 5Rhythms workshop 25 years ago, Lori's full-time devotion has been helping people to recover the spirited dance they left behind or discover the dancer they never met. Co-Director of The Moving Center School, Lori¹s natural persistence and humor coaxes even the most reluctant people to let themselves move, shed tired old patterns that don¹t work anymore, and glimpse themselves with clear yet compassionate eyes.

Gabrille Roth portrait - creator of 5 Rhythms
click here for: Transformation In The Arts | click here for: Dancing with Chaos
click here for: Balancing Intuition, Instinct and Intellect

Vinn Marti portrait
To listen to an interview with Vinn Marti click here: Soul Motion

These interviews are all with Michael Stone and taken from his weekly program Conversations

Moving Meditation - Mary - 5 Rhythms classes for all ages Nevada City, Grass Valley, CAFrom the beginnings of recorded history people danced for the purpose of worship and healing. In ancient times our ancestors saw nature and all life as an expression of God. To duplicate or mimic nature through movement and sound was their first and highest way to connect with spirit, and was the origin of dance.

Moving Meditation and Ecstatic Dance are free-form healing practices that unite the mind, body and spirit, while promoting spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being. These movement forms provide a powerful catalyst for personal and collective transformation by raising awareness. This expanded perspective leads to a greater range of choice and assists us in going beyond our habitual patterns and limiting thoughts.

Walking into a movement studio for the first time can be a frightening experience. It takes emotional courage to come into the seeming madness of 50-60 people moving in a myriad of different ways. There are no steps to follow and minimal instruction – no talking, respect others personal space and move with whatever thoughts, feelings or sensations arise – this is not a spectator sport!

After a period of stretching and moving to the eclectic and captivating warm-up music, a short period of instruction or intention is presented, depending on the movement modality. This guidance helps people to get in touch with their breath, body, sensations, emotions and mental presence. Specific music is selected to assist people in deepening their experience of themselves, their relationship to others and the community of dancers. In this practice we turn suffering into art and art into awareness. More about the dances...

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Moving Meditation - 5 Rhythms classes Nevada City, Grass Valley, CA