Evolving Heart
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Evolving Heart

  • White Box Theatre at Liberty Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Evolving Heart

Jo Cobbett & Christina Graham-Smith

A 5Rhythms® Heartbeat workshop

November 9-11, 2018 at the Whitebox in San Diego

With each beat of the heart we have an opportunity to move out of stuck ways of being and into a more expansive state of prosperity. Noticing how the illusion of safety in staying with known patterns can freeze us from living fully and thriving. Through the dance we can evolve from fear based loving to love based living.

How does fear block my flow?

How does anger limit my honesty?

How does sadness short circuit my joy?

How can I move into truly seeing and loving life?

In this workshop we move through the Heartbeat map of our emotional being. Bringing loving attention to how meeting fear, anger, sadness, joy and compassion through our hearts can be an opportunity to evolve and shift us from disconnect to connection. The transformational power of essential emotions in movement empowers each of us to experience the potency of living from a place of full awakening.  Where we can dissolve the negative affect of the inner realms of our lives and find conscious pathways to expression and  healthy relationships.

Location: 
White Box Dance Studio at Liberty Station
2590 Truxtun Rd, Studio 205, San Diego, CA 92106

Time: 
Friday 6:30-9:30, Sat. 1-8, Sun 10-4
Contact: Christina@Harmonywaves.net or 661-347-8398

 

Meet the Teachers

Jo Cobbett, California
Jo’s offerings touch hearts around the globe where she offers yearly retreats in a variety of countries. She is a loved and respected teacher in the embodied movement community, bringing a wide array of experience to her teaching where she creates a loving and compassionate space for each dancer to express his/her truth. Advanced level Heartbeat 5Rhythms® Training. 

Christina Graham-Smith, California (Assisting in Workshop)
Conscious awareness and authentic communication on all levels is a key aspect of Christina’s offerings. She navigates the dancer to the edge, dancing into the unknown and being held in a loving container to explore all that arises. She teaches in California and Mexico, mentoring 5Rhythms® Spaceholders and is currently in Heartbeat Teacher in Training.

 

 

View Event →
Home Rhythms-6 Week Series
Oct
17
7:45 PM19:45

Home Rhythms-6 Week Series

  • San Elijo Dance & Music Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discovering your Home Rhythm

6 Week Series

We each have a home rhythm in how we relate to life, relationships and the world around us, dancing to the beat of our own drum. Discovering your home Rhythm can provide insightful information in navigating through the world, facing challenges that arise and becoming more fluid in our approach to life. Do you flow through life, but have difficulty committing? Are you a planner, yet struggle with change? Do you wait until the last minute and fall into ‘out of control’ mode when deadlines arise? Are you a creative shapeshifter, yet at times loose your focus and follow through? Are you an intuitive empath connected to spirit and at times get overwhelmed shifting into numbness to protect yourself? Understanding our shadow and light patterns through the dance empowers us to make conscious choice. In this 6 week series we will delve into discovery together through the dance.


Attending the whole series is recommended to get the full benefits of the work as we move through each of the Rhythms. Following the series will be a Wednesday Sweat Your Prayers with minimal guidance.

Home Rhythm Series
15.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart



Time: 7:45-9:15pm

Dates: Wednesdays, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Exchange: $20 drop-in, pre-pay for whole series $100

Location: San Elijo Dance & Music Academy

1635 South Rancho Sante Fe

San Marcos, CA 92078

***Location is centrally located for our Carlsbad and Encinitas dancers offering more options for North County!

View Event →
5Rhythms® SOULutions Workshop w/Christina
Sep
7
to Sep 9

5Rhythms® SOULutions Workshop w/Christina

SOULutions 


A 5Rhythms® Workshop w/Christina in Ensenada, Mexico


As humans we often approach decision making primarily with our mind. Although our mind can be useful, we have many others resources available from an embodied awareness approach. Utilizing the 5Rhythms® map we can explore decision making with our body in flowing, our heart in staccato, our mind in chaos, our soul yearnings in lyrical and come to a full embodied personal truth with spirit in stillness. A goal in this workshop will be to notice which of these is in the driver seat and bring all of our resources into balance, opening ourselves to more options and choices. SOULutions will provide the tools to listen deeply, bearing witness to your personal truth that awakens when we put the body in motion. When the body is grounded the mind can quiet and create space for the heart, soul, and spirit to speak. 



Como seres humanos, a menudo tomamos decisiones principalmente con nuestra mente. Aunque ésta puede ser útil, tenemos muchos otros recursos disponibles a partir de un cuerpo consciente y enraizado. Utilizando el mapa de los 5Rhythms® podemos explorar la toma de decisiones con nuestro cuerpo en el fluido, con nuestro corazón en el staccato, con nuestra mente en el caos, con nuestros anhelos de alma en el lírico y llegamos a una verdad personal y profunda totalmente enlazada con el espíritu en la quietud. Uno de los objetivos en este taller será notar cuál de ellos está en el asiento del conductor y así equilibrar todos nuestros recursos, abriéndonos a más opciones y posibilidades. SOULutions te dará las herramientas para escuchar profundamente, dando testimonio de tu verdad personal la cual se despierta cuando ponemos el cuerpo en movimiento. Cuando el cuerpo está enraizado, la mente puede aquietarse y crear un espacio para que el corazón, el alma y el espíritu hablen. 


This is a retreat style workshop where we have the option to travel and stay together close to the dance venue in Ensenada, Mexico. Travel is simple and easeful, park at Border Station in San Ysidro, walk across the border and take a bus to Ensenada for $10 each way, approximately 1.5 hours. We will have long lunch breaks where we can enjoy the food, culture, and our surroundings. 

Christina Graham-Smith, California
Conscious awareness and authentic communication on all levels is a key aspect of Christina’s offerings as a 5Rhythms teacher and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist. She navigates the dancer to the edge, dancing into the unknown while being held in a loving container to explore all that arises. She teaches classes and workshops in San Diego, Mexico and Internationally. 
 

DETAILS


Exchange for Workshop:
$2600 pesos paid in full before 8.17.18 $130
$3600 pesos full price, $180



CONTACT:
Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com (661) 347-8398
Spanish: Marcela5ritmos@gmail.com for housing and bank transfer payments in Mexico. 

LOCATION:
Cuarto Creciente Studio: 
Alvarado #143 Ensenada, México

TIMES: 
Friday 6-9pm, Sat. 10-6pm, Sun 10-3pm

LODGING:
There are a number of hotels close to the venue, I have some rooms reserved at Hotel Villa Marina, rooms book quickly in Ensenada book early. There will be some spaces available with local dancers and your contribution to lodging makes the workshop possible for them. 

TRAVEL TO ENSENADA:
For San Diego and traveling dancers we organize carpool options for travel to the border crossing and go by bus together. Flying into Tijuana is reasonable and you can take a bus directly to Ensenada. 

ABOUT ENSENADA:
Ensenada is a beach travel destination for rest, relaxation, surfing and outdoor activities in Mexico located 80 miles from San Diego. The culture is welcoming and loving, boasting fine dining for reasonable prices, surrounded by vineyards and beaches. It is a wonderful place to extend your time before or after the workshop and make it a full vacation. 

 

View Event →
Sunday 5Rhythms Potluck
Aug
5
11:30 AM11:30

Sunday 5Rhythms Potluck

Sunday 5Rhythms® Movement Meditation w/ Christina
Community Potluck



August 5th we launch returning home to our Dancing Unlimited location with a Community Potluck! Bring your brilliant self and a dish to share with the community. 

Dancing Unlimited 4569 30th St. San Diego, CA in North Park, give yourself time for parking and warm-up, music begins at 11:15

Dance: 11:15-1:30

Community Potluck: 1:30-2:30

Pre-register online before Sunday, August 5th and get a discount of $15

 



About 5Rhythms Harmony Waves w/ Christina

Are you ready to let go of predictability, explore your internal landscape and express all that you have to offer through movement and the dance? Join Christina, Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, for an embarkment to the Embodied Soul in Harmony Waves. 5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement practice that opens the mind/body connection to experience transformation at its highest level. Moving through the 5Rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness we complete a journey called The Wave. In Flowing we connect moment to moment within self, opening the door to Staccato we dive into the beat and give expression to our discovery, allowing our body to be our voice. Chaos provides us the element of releasing and letting go of all that no longer serves us, allowing for recognition of the deepest part of ourselves in Lyrical and lightness and ultimately coming into harmony with our full mind, body, soul connection in Stillness. Each Rhythm offers a wealth of information and unearthing of self-let the music guide you to new terrain. 

All bodies are welcome whether its your 1st or 100th dance. Using a combination of both guided and self-guided practice, the embodied mover is invited to follow his or her truth in the moment

Exchange: $20/15 seniors, students and couples


About Christina
Christina is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher and Licensed Marriage Family therapist (#97298) with a wide range of experience offering movement and healing to the community, schools, teachers, hospitals, residential treatment centers and for leaders/practitioners in the healing arts. Christina's teachings focus on building and strengthening relationship to self, others and our community through authentic movement. She offers classes and workshops locally and internationally. 

She has spent many years studying 5Rhythms while living in Europe and brings this flavor to her offerings. Life is a dance and when we bring Mindful awareness to embodied movement a pathway opens to discovery of our full potential. 

Christina owns and operates Harmony Waves, LLC offering 5Rhythms Movement Meditation

View Event →
Guest Teacher Eugene Hedlund this Father's Day!
Jun
17
11:30 AM11:30

Guest Teacher Eugene Hedlund this Father's Day!

This Sunday we welcome home Eugene Hedlund

Move in celebration and honoring of all father energy within ourselves and what has been given to us in this life and all that we have given and fathered. Eugene Hedlund has generously offered to guest teach on his travels through San Diego. Teaching on Father's day is extra special as Eugene fathered the development and growth of 5Rhythms in San Diego, being one of the first teachers to begin a dedicated ongoing class here. I look forward to dancing with each of you this Sunday on the dance floor! 

Location: Synergy Dance Zone, 7480 Miramar Rd. San Diego, CA

Time: 11:30-1:30 (Music begins at 11:15 give yourself time for landing and warm-up)

Exchange: $20/$15 Seniors, students and couples

See you in the dance, 

Christina

Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com , 661-347-8398 Reach out

View Event →
Surrendering to the Rhythms
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Surrendering to the Rhythms

Surrendering to the Rhythms

a 5Rhythms® Fundamentals Weekend Workshop

June 9-10, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico

Our bodies hold many stories, utilizing the 5Rhythms® movement meditation practice we can access the body wisdom and give expression to old and new stories waiting to manifest. This weekend we will explore the fundamentals of the 5Rhythms® practice, surrendering to each Rhythm and allowing it to take us on a deep journey of body intelligence, listening and expressing in a way that brings us to a place of harmony both within and in our relations. You will end this weekend with increased awareness of self and how to utilize movement as a meditation for increased wellness and healing both on and off the dance floor. 

Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement practice that opens the mind/body connection to experience transformation at its highest level. Moving through the 5Rhythms map of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness we complete a journey called a Wave. In Flowing we connect within, nurturing ourself moment to moment. The beat picks up bringing us outward into expression of our discovery, giving our body voice through movement.  In Chaos we surrender each body part to the dance, releasing long held stories and beliefs that no longer serve us and hold us back from our true authentic radiating selves. Tuning in, giving expression and releasing opens the door to discovering the deepest parts of ourselves in Lyrical lightness, listening to the whispers of your soul “what do I really want in this life, in this moment”.  Through this map we come into harmony with our full mind, body, soul connection in Stillness, slowing down and following each breath, integrating our experience.  Each Rhythm offers a wealth of information and unearthing of self.  No experience needed, this workshop is for new and advanced students of movement practices. Are you ready to discover the gems inside you waiting to be released in the dance, in connection and in community where you will be accepted and appreciated just as you are in each moment. 


Christina is a Certified 5Rhythms® teacher and Licensed Marriage, Family therapist (#97298) in private practice in San Diego with experience teaching Mindfulness and movement with children, teens and adults in both clinic and school-based systems to assist in alleviating depression, anxiety, and increasing quality of life experience. She has spent many years studying 5Rhythms® while living in Europe and brings this diversity to her teachings in San Diego & Mexico. 


Location: Huerto Dance Studio, Calle de las Peñas 3034, Tijuana Mexico

Schedule: Sat. 11:30-2:30, 4-7pm; Sunday 10-1, 2-5pm

Contact: Mariana, huerto.tijuana@gmail.com or Christina, Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com

Exchange: $180 USD/ $150 if paid in full by May 20

Huerto Dance Studio, operated by Mariana, is in a beautiful residential area of Tijuana, Mexico. A catered traditional Mexican lunch will be provided each day. Travel is easy, park at San Ysidro border crossing and take a taxi or uber to the location ($10). Assistance with local hotels on the beach, registration and information provided by Mariana: reach out to huerto.tijuana@gmail.com 

   ***Limited space of 15 dancers for this workshop***

View Event →
Centrarse en el Caos: Centering in Chaos
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Centrarse en el Caos: Centering in Chaos

Centrarse en el Caos
En los momentos en que nos encontramos arrojados en una multitud de direcciones, la vida parece que nos da vueltas en un torbellino.. La danza del Caos nos brinda la oportunidad de practicar centrarse, aterrizar y la entrega al gran baile de la vida. Desde un lugar de rendición, nuestra danza puede tomar muchas formas, estallando con energía creativa. “Centrándose en el Caos” será una clase enfocada en una suave liberación con facilidad y creatividad en la danza. ¿Te das cuenta de que te esfuerzas hasta el cansancio cuando el caos entra y sale de la pista de baile? Esta clase te dará las herramientas para centrar, aterrizar y dominar tu energía creativa en lugar de agotarla cuando nos esforzamos demasiado. Colmandonos en vez de agotar nuestra fuerza de vida.

Centering in Chaos
Life can take us for a whirlwind ride at times where we find ourselves thrown in a multitude of directions. The dance of Chaos provides us the opportunity to practice centering, grounding and surrendering to the big dance of life. From a place of surrender our dance can take many shapes, bursting forth with creative energy. Centering in Chaos will be a class focused on gentle, easeful release and creativity in the dance. Do you find you push yourself to exhaustion when chaos comes on and off the dance floor? This class will give you the tools to center, ground and master your creative energy rather than depleting when we push ourselves too hard. Filling us up rather than draining our life force. 

CUARTO CRECIENTE
Villa Mexicana
Alvarado #143, Local 13-G, Zona Centro, Ensenada, B.C. 

Sábado 28 de Abril.
11:00 am a 2:00 pm
Aparta tu espacio inscribiendote antes del 28
Pronto Pago $300
Día de la Clase $360

Contact Marcela Garza at Marcela5ritmos@gmail.com for prepayment discount option. 

Acerca de CRISTINA GRAHAM-SMITH
Christina es Psicoterapeuta y Maestra Certificada de 5Ritmos® que ha trabajado en la enseñanza de la Atención Plena y el movimiento con niños, adolescentes y adultos tanto en clínicas médicas como en sistemas escolares para ayudar a aliviar la depresión, la ansiedad y mejorar la calidad de vida.

Pasó muchos años estudiando 5Ritmos® mientras vivió en Europa y ha traído este sabor a San Diego y a México. La vida es una danza y cuando llevamos plena atención al movimiento corporal un camino de descubrimiento de nuestro potencial completo se abre. 5Ritmos® nos proporciona el mapa para navegar por el terreno interno de nuestro más elevado y más iluminado ser.
Para mas información, contacta a Marcela 6461513007
marcela5ritmos@gmail.com

View Event →
Moving the Divine Feminine in T.J. Mexico
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Moving the Divine Feminine in T.J. Mexico

 5 Ritmos® Moviendo Nuestro Sagrado Femenino
 

Descripción:
Nuestro sagrado femenino va más allá del género asignado y está latiendo dentro de todos nosotros a través de la intuición, el no-juzgar, arropar, nutrir, al ejercer nuestra compasión y creatividad.

En está sesión de meditación en movimiento, 5 Ritmos® danzaremos para celebrar esa parte de nosotros, practicando el decir “no” claramente, para así decir “si” a nosotros mismos. Por medio del movimiento, la danza y la conexión accedemos a nuestros deseos más profundos, encontramos la claridad para expresar nuestros deseos y necesidades, nos rendimos a lo desconocido y celebramos nuestra creatividad para volver a lo que somos.

Esta clase es para hombres y mujeres que tienen deseo de explorar ese lado sagrado. 

Costo: $250 pronto pago antes del miércoles 28 de febrero
$300 del miércoles 28 de febrero
*Cupo limitado 15 personas. Somos muy puntuales por lo que se pide llegar con anticipación para registro. 

Maestra Christina Graham Smith
Es una terapeuta familiar, certificada en 5 Ritmos® que trabaja con Mindfulness y movimiento con niños, adolescentes y adultos tanto en entornos clínicos y escolares para acompañarlos en procesos de depresión y ansiedad, para así mejorar la calidad de su experiencia de vida.

*****************************************************************************
Moving the Divine Feminine

The Divine Feminine goes beyond gender and resides within each of us as the embodiment of intuition, non-judgement, nurturing, compassion, and creativity. In this 5Rhythms® movement meditation class we move and celebrate the Divine Feminine while also embodying and practicing how to say a clear NO so we can say YES to ourselves. Through movement, dance and connection we tap into the core desires of our heart, finding clarity of expression to manifest our wants and needs, surrendering to the unknown, celebrating our creativity and coming back to self. This class is for both women and men who want to tap into and move the divine. 

Christina is a Psychotherapist and Certified 5Rhythms teacher who has worked with teaching Mindfulness and movement with children, teens and adults in both clinic and school-based systems to assist in alleviating depression, anxiety, and increase quality of life experience.

Donation is $250 pesos early payment by February 28th
$300 pesos after February 28th to March 3
*Limited to 15 participants. Please allow time to pay and register before 3pm. We do start on time.

Reach out to Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com if you would like to travel with us! 

View Event →
Point Zero: Doorway to Infinity in Ensenada, Mexico
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Point Zero: Doorway to Infinity in Ensenada, Mexico

  • Cuarto Crecienta Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Workshop with Kelly Satz & Christina

We can find infinite ways to fill the void inside, looking toward the outside as a way to resource. In Point Zero, we seek to open the space within, moving toward the void rather than away. Creating more spaciousness by emptying ourselves and letting go…..From the place of Point Zero, a new reality opens. From here I give myself permission to accept myself just as I am, connecting with the purpose of my soul where everything pulsates and vibrates at a higher frequency. It offers us endless opportunities, options, and alternatives for nesting in love and transforming our lives. Let us all dance from Point Zero and open the doorway to the infinite waiting for each of us. 

 

Estamos acostumbrados a poblar espacios dentro de nosotros para no tener que hacer frente al vacío, llenándonos de actividades, lugares, cosas. Para asomarnos a UNA PUERTA AL INFINITO necesitamos soltar todo aquello que no nos inmoviliza y obstaculiza. En el PUNTO CERO se crea una nueva realidad y una nuevo vínculo con el alma. Todo pulsa, todo vibra y el infinito se asoma ofreciéndonos un sinfín de caminos y opciones, todas albergadas en el amor, para transformar nuestras vidas. Dancemos todos juntos y dejémonos llevar por esa energía hacia el PUNTO CERO a UNA PUERTA AL INFINITO.

Kelly Satz is from Argentina and a leading 5Rhythms® teacher in Latin America. She devotes much of her time venturing to unchartered areas and her passion has been the launching pad of movement meditation throughout Latin America. She has a gift of masterfully bringing each of us into our body, one body part at a time. 

Christina (Assisting in Workshop) is a Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner. She began her study of the 5Rhythms® in Europe and brings this flavor to her classes and workshops focusing on embodied awareness and levels of relationship.

Workshop is currently full-reach out to Marcela at Marcela5Ritmos@gmail.com to be placed on a waiting list for cancelations. 

  • Exchange: $150 (before 1/16/17) $190 after
  • Contact: Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com for info
  • Cuarto Crecienta Studio:  Alvarado #143, Ensenada  Mexico
  • Limited Spaces for this workshop. Reserve yours with $75 non-refundable deposit (full amount due 2 weeks prior to workshop) or full payment (refundable 2 weeks prior to workshop start date minus $75 administration fee). 

Friday 6-9pm, Sat. 10-6pm, Sun 10-2pm

Travel to Ensenada: 

Option to travel as a group for a retreat style workshop with bus to Ensenada from border or T.J. Airport (1.5 hrs, $10). Hotels are 2 blocks from the venue: Hotel Cortez, Best Western El Cid and Hotel Casa Del Sol-early booking recommended due to limited space. 

View Event →
5Rhythms® Class with Christina: Prayer Offering
Oct
1
11:30 AM11:30

5Rhythms® Class with Christina: Prayer Offering

"To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. The more you dance... the more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ecstasy." 
Gabrielle Roth

This Sunday we will come together in dance, offering our prayers, our sweat, our hearts. We will have a ritual of offering through the dance releasing layers, coming to our core and offering a prayer ritual as we move out of Yom Kippur. 

Location:
Dancing Unlimited, 4569 30th St. San Diego

Time: 
11:30-1:30 give yourself time for parking, connecting and landing, warm-up starts at 11:15

Exchange: 
$20/15 Seniors, Students, unemployed and $10 Mexico

Welcoming all to the dance reach out if cost is a factor. 

Much Love, 
Christina
Christina5Rhythms.com
Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com

View Event →
5Rhythms® Day Workshop in Fullerton, CA with Christina
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

5Rhythms® Day Workshop in Fullerton, CA with Christina

  • 1231 East Chapman Avenue Fullerton, CA, 92831 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

5Rhythms® Day Workshop: Flowing Through the Rhythms


Turning our focus inward, we nurture ourselves connected to the fertile mother earth. Exploring the shifting nature of the being and doing mind through movement we land in a place of fluidity, trusting our feet and breath to move us with connected fluidity. In this day-long workshop we explore the Rhythm of Flowing where we practice the art of grounding and moving with ease in all that arises in our lives. Dancing into the empty spaces both on the dance floor and in our lives.

Details:
2-5pm
Flowing Through the Rhythms $55

5:30-7pm
Lightly guided Sweat to embody the teachings in your way $15

Join us for one or both modules and get a discount when you register for both before September 10th ($60)
Drop-in welcome for either portion of the day.

Dance on over and Register HERE taking advantage of the early price! 

Location: 1231 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831

About Christina: 
Christina is a Certified 5Rhythms® teacher and Psychotherapist who has worked with teaching Mindfulness and movement with children, teens and adults in both clinic and school-based systems to assist in alleviating depression, anxiety, and increase quality of life experience. She has spent many years studying 5Rhythms® while living in Europe and brings this flavor to her teachings in San Diego and Mexico. Life is a dance and when we bring Mindful awareness to embodied movement a pathway opens to discovery of our full potential. 5Rhythms® provides us with the map to navigate the internal terrain of our highest and most enlightened selves.

View Event →
San Diego Summer Guest Teacher Series: Masayo Benoist
Aug
27
11:30 AM11:30

San Diego Summer Guest Teacher Series: Masayo Benoist

San Diego and Mexico I have missed the dance with you! I will be back this Sunday to dance with you on the floor under the guidance of an artistic genius Masayo Benoit. Masayo is one of our summer guest series teachers joining us from LA. She brings her artistic creativity as a Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, professional Hollywood photographer and graphic design artist into her teachings, capturing the artistic flair and creativity on the dance floor. She teaches in Los Angeles and Japan and has an eclectic and creative soul that inspires and radiates through the room. 


See you on the dance floor this Sunday 11:30-1:30 at Dancing Unlimited 4569 30th St. San Diego, CA

Much Love, 

Christina 

View Event →
August 6th: 5Rhythms® Guest Teacher Daniela Peltekova in San Diego
Aug
6
11:30 AM11:30

August 6th: 5Rhythms® Guest Teacher Daniela Peltekova in San Diego

Join us Sunday, August 6th as guest teacher Daniela brings her world flavor of 5Rhythms® to San Diego and Rocks the dance floor on my Birthday! 

Welcoming and bringing a variety of teachers to our community is one of my passions. Each teacher will reach us in unique and magical ways. The more exposure we have to a variety of teachers the more expansive our dance becomes. Let's gift ourselves with being touched by something new and refreshing with Daniela's Dream Waves. 

Sunday August 6th at Dancing Unlimited-4569 30th St. San Diego, CA

11:30-1:30  Exchange: $20/15 for seniors, students and couples, $10 for international exchange with residents of Mexico

Connected near and far in the dance,

Christina

Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com

Get to know Daniela

Daniela Peltekova is a certified 5Rhythms® dance meditation teacher, currently based in LA. She studied directly with Gabrielle Roth, the creator of the 5Rhythms practice, and is an accredited 5RTA® member. Prior to moving to Southern California 3 months ago Daniela lived and taught 5Rhythms in NYC. Daniela is also a certified Focusing body-oriented therapy practitioner and has extensive experience in communications and change management. With poetic artistry and infinite compassion she facilitates powerful space for fun, funky, healing, wild and transformative exploration of bodies and connections in motion. Daniela comes originally from Bulgaria where the land holds ancient traditions of wisdom and spirituality.

View Event →
Sunday Harmony Waves with Christina
Jul
9
11:30 AM11:30

Sunday Harmony Waves with Christina

This Sunday 7/9/17 let's move together in full surrender and acceptance of all that arises. Creating a loving space where we can be exactly as we are in each moment, held in the sacred circle of the divine with each of us.

“Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. Acceptance of life is the beginning of human satisfaction. Transformation of life is the culmination of divine satisfaction." Sri Chinmoy

Dancing Unlimited
4569 30th St.
11:30-1:30

Exchange: $20/15 Seniors & Students, $10 International Price Mexico. Reach out no one is turned away. 

Sending a heart hug to each of you,
Christina 

View Event →
Moving with Ease: A 5Rhythms® Mini Workshop with Christina in Fullerton, CA
Jul
2
5:00 PM17:00

Moving with Ease: A 5Rhythms® Mini Workshop with Christina in Fullerton, CA

There is a dance within each of us waiting to be unleashed. This dance can be gentle and soft, raw and powerful, light and easeful. Listening and following the body has the power of healing and gifts us with useful information for our lives outside of the dance. In this Sunday mini-workshop we explore what is waiting to be unleashed, body part by body part. We being with grounding in the body using the 5Rhythms® map followed by an unguided wave inviting you to explore in your way how the Rhythms live and manifest in your body. A Sunday dance allows us to move into our week with spaciousness and ease. 

Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1231 East Chapman Avenue, Fullerton 92831 

Time: 5-7pm

Exchange: $20/15 Seniors and Students (if cost is a factor please reach out)

Contact: Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com or Jenelle Smith stilistjen@hotmail.com

See you on the dance floor, 

 

Christina 

View Event →
Volviendo a las Raíces: Back to the Roots
Jun
16
to Jun 18

Volviendo a las Raíces: Back to the Roots

This workshop will explore the fundamentals of 5Rhythms® movement meditation and is for all levels of practice. Attending this workshop you will develop and deepen the foundation of your practice. Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement meditation that opens the mind/body connection to experience transformation at its highest level. Using the wisdom of the body, each Rhythm is a doorway connecting us to our core being. Moving through the 5Rhythms® we complete a journey called a Wave using the Rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. In Flowing we bring attention inward, exploring self moment-to-moment. This inner discovery finds outward expression in Staccato, giving the body the opportunity to speak beat by beat. Chaos provides us the element of surrender and release, shaking it out body part by body part. When we tune in, express and release, a space opens for creativity and shapeshifting in Lyrical where we tap into the core of our soul being. Shifting into Stillness, a place of deep listening, we come into harmony and full body aliveness breath by breath. Each Rhythm offers a wealth of information and unearthing of self that is present and waiting to be discovered.  Let the music and your body guide you to new terrain as we launch 5Rhythms® Sweats with Spaceholder Marcela Garza in Ensenada. 

This workshop is a deep exploration of each Rhythms and will be taught in both Spanish and English. We will travel together from San Diego crossing the border and taking a comfortable bus to Ensenada ($10 each way). Hotel and exceptional food are all a few blocks from the dance studio. Our last journey together was an incredible retreat style adventure together exploring the beauty and welcoming kindness of Mexico. We have openings for those who would like to venture with us to Mexico.

Kelly Satz is one of the lead 5Rhythms® teachers in Latin America and travels throughout Mexico sharing her work and passion. Her teaching style is inspires creativity and a deep listening of the embodied experience. As one of the first certified teachers in Latin America she brings years of experience to her teaching. 

Christina Graham-Smith is a Psychotherapist and Certified 5Rhythms teacher who has worked with teaching Mindfulness and movement with children, teens and adults in both clinic and school-based systems to assist in alleviating depression, anxiety, and increase quality of life experience. She has spent many years studying 5Rhythms while living in Europe and brings this flavor to San Diego and Mexico. Life is a dance and when we bring Mindful awareness to embodied movement a pathway opens to discovery of our full potential. 5Rhythms provides us with the map to navigate the internal terrain of our highest and most enlightened selves.

Ray Diaz "I have danced 5Rhythms® since 2007, and other forms of movement since 1999.  5Rhythms has transformed me on all levels of my being. After living in this hardened masculine body for most of my life, I have come into my feminine essence, which continues to evolve and grow.  It has been a huge transformational pathway for me physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and my gifts continue to reveal themselves in the practice.  I grew up in Harlem in the Late 70’s.  From a very early age, I was told that a man was not supposed to cry, and that the way to gain respect was through violence.  Today, I take the impulse of violence to the dance floor, and my weapons of choice are my music, my feet, my sweat, my heart, and the map of 5Rhythms.  Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® is my home andsanctuary."  Ray lives in Bronx, NY, and is a world traveler.  

Details: 

Friday: 6 - 9pm, Saturday: 10 - 6pm, Sunday: 10 -2pm

Exchange: $190 

Location: Cuarto Creciente Yoga Studio, Alvarado #143 (Centro Comercial Villa Mexicana) Ensenada, Mexico

If you feel called to share a unique experience dance on over and register here 

View Event →
Soul Maps: Remembering Who We Are with Amber Ryan
May
26
to May 28

Soul Maps: Remembering Who We Are with Amber Ryan

Soul Maps: Remembering Who We Are

 

On this human path we have two fundamental dances: the dance of the mundane and the dance of the sacred. When the two merge we know we are clearly on our path. Through life’s conditioning, heartbreaks and struggles we gradually lose connection to our true nature, our essence and our light. We fall into a kind of amnesia of the soul.

How then do we access the soul, touch in and awaken this unique and wild part of ourselves?

The dance is a direct path. It reveals both our shadow and our light. It leads us to find our potential for growth and our capacity to be truly free and alive. Soul Maps is a 5Rhythms exploration of Re-Membering. It is a journey towards reclaiming our disowned parts and rediscovering our true nature. It is a return our essence. 

Join Amber Ryan and tribe for a weekend of uncovering and connecting to the unique movements of our souls, so that as a people we move through the world empowered in our knowing that our place in it really matters. 

Witness the beauty of Amber in the video below!



May 26 - 28, 2017
Friday, OPEN SESSION, $30, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 3:00pm

LOCATION
Dancessence
2441 Impala Drive
Carlsbad (San Diego), CA 92010

Exchange: Friday Night Only drop-in welcome $30, Whole weekend $250

CONTACT FOR INFO
Christina Graham-Smith
Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com


View Event →
Empower This! Embracing your true power and compassion amidst Chaos
Apr
30
11:30 AM11:30

Empower This! Embracing your true power and compassion amidst Chaos

  • 11:30-1:30 5Rhythms® Wave ($20)
  • 1:30-2:30 Potluck
  • 2:30-5:30 Empower This! 5Rhythms® & Mindfulness ($55)

Enjoy the Meditation gift below with Dr. Zentner. A longer version is available upon registration-Dr. Zentner will send you a 20 minute meditation upon registration. 

Early Bird Price for both events $60; After April 16 $75

Empower This!

The world appears to be in a state of Chaos. Left unchecked, this chaos has the capacity to run our lives, leaving a path of pain and suffering with a sense of separation. Empower This! takes a different approach. We begin where we are and move away from seeing 'that' as the enemy, but rather the starting point for love, compassion and abundance. By starting right where we are, it is possible to embrace  our true power and compassion on the spot. In doing so, we enter into a new world full of love and possibilities. 


This workshop will incorporate 5Rhythms® Movement Mediation with Certified teacher and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist Christina Graham-Smith and Dr. Phil Zentner, Medical Director of Oncology, providing a series of movement, meditation, live drumming, didactic exercises and time to process your experience together. Dr. Zentner has over forty years of experience in the meditative arts and is a Certified Mindfulness facilitator from UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC). 


View Event →
4.9.17  5Rhythms® Guest Teacher Daniela Peltekova in San Diego
Apr
9
11:30 AM11:30

4.9.17 5Rhythms® Guest Teacher Daniela Peltekova in San Diego

Join us this Sunday as guest teacher Daniela brings her world flavor of 5Rhythms® to San Diego. Daniela recently joined the Southern California community and teaches in Los Angeles. 

Welcoming and bringing a variety of teachers to our community is one of my passions. Each teacher will reach us in unique and magical ways. The more exposure we have to a variety of teachers the more expansive our dance becomes. Let's gift ourselves with being touched by something new and refreshing with Daniela's Dream Waves. 

Sunday April 9th at Dancing Unlimited-4569 30th St. San Diego, CA

11:30-1:30  Exchange: $20/15 for seniors, students and couples, $10 for international exchange with residents of Mexico

Meet you on the dance floor,

Christina

Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com

Get to know Daniela

Daniela Peltekova is a certified 5Rhythms® dance meditation teacher, currently based in LA. She studied directly with Gabrielle Roth, the creator of the 5Rhythms practice, and is an accredited 5RTA® member. Prior to moving to Southern California 3 months ago Daniela lived and taught 5Rhythms in NYC. Daniela is also a certified Focusing body-oriented therapy practitioner and has extensive experience in communications and change management. With poetic artistry and infinite compassion she facilitates powerful space for fun, funky, healing, wild and transformative exploration of bodies and connections in motion. Daniela comes originally from Bulgaria where the land holds ancient traditions of wisdom and spirituality.

View Event →
Spring Equinox Celebration & Ritual with Christina
Mar
26
11:30 AM11:30

Spring Equinox Celebration & Ritual with Christina

A seed begins right as it is--with loving attention and nurturing it grows and blooms. This Sunday we celebrate the Spring Equinox by beginning as a seed, meeting ourselves just as we are with kind loving attention. Moving together in collective energy we open space and invitation for each of us to blossom in our true unique beauty and gifts. We will join together in a ritual and leave with an internal and physical gift that supports us on our path. 

Rituals have been used by our ancestors and tribes as a way to come together, celebrate, heal, grieve and honor. Bringing the energy of all our ancestors, nature and tribe we will join in ritual and honor this Sunday. 

11:30-1:30     Dancing Unlimited      4569 30th St.  San Diego, CA

$20/$15 and $10 for our Mexico brothers and sisters. 

I look forward to Sharing this Celebration with each of you, 

Christina

Christina is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist (#97298). All hours count towards 5Rhythms® teacher training path. 

View Event →
A Day of 5Rhythms® and Mindfulness (2 events with 3 teachers)
Feb
12
11:30 AM11:30

A Day of 5Rhythms® and Mindfulness (2 events with 3 teachers)

Join us for one or both events below: 

11:30-1:30 5Rhythms and Mindfulness ($20/15)

This Workshop will open with an introduction and return to the basics of 5Rhythms. Opening our body to each of the gateways of the Rhythms. If this is your first time or your hundredth time, this work is for you as we return over and over again to each blossomingof embodied awareness through the Rhythms. The day will proceed with the following Mindfulness offering by Dr. Phil Zentner. 

Eagle Medicine a Mindfulness Journey with Dr. Phil Zentner

What are you holding onto from your past that no longer serves you? What is weighing you down, preventing you from truly and honestly embracing the life you are living right now as the absolute perfect life for you in this moment? What can you release in order to move more fully and effortlessly into the dance that occurs within each of us? This mini-workshop will guide us in shifting our perceptive and focus in order to enter into a new world, a new life and a new relationship with self. A relationship grounded in courage, love and acceptance rather than fear and avoidance. Join us as we enter into Eagle Medicine—seeing our past clearly with Eagle eyes and entering fearlessly into our own lives with the courageous heart of the Eagle. Allowing ourselves to live freely and with unencumbered joy in the NOW.

Phillp G. Zenter, MD is the Medical Director of radiation oncology for Douglas and Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center. He has over forty years of experience in the meditative arts and is a Certified Mindfulness facilitator from UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC). As a life-long musician and lover of dance, he enjoys bringing fresh, creative energy to meeting the challenges of life and discovering joy and freedom that is ever-present in our moment to moment experiences. 

2-3:30 5Rhythms with Eugene Hedlund: Celebrating Love and Life ($15)

An afternoon dance of Ecstasy! We welcome Eugene Hedlund who paved the way for 5Rhythms in San Diego and is now based in Tallinn, Estonia. Come spend this afternoon in blessed connection. Together we will dance and celebrate the gift of love and life.

A special invitation from Eugene:

“I am grateful to have a chance to share the magic of this practice with you, as I return to San Diego for a few days. The 5Rhythms is a simple but profound moving meditation which has changed my life since 2003. I trained in 2008 with Gabrielle Roth and am honored to share this portal into deep body wisdom with you here now.”

Each year I play one special set before 100+ dancers at the Burning Man festival. This last year it was on the theme of receiving. Receiving all the love that we are given. Opening to receive abundance of love, power and ease in this life. Dancing away any shame we have at being in our full light and shaking loose any old stories of unworthiness which no longer serve. This Sunday at a special one time only event, I will share that dancing journey with you. Come out and let this profound container of the 5Rhythms support you in dancing open your heart so we all have more love to give and receive! - Eugene


ABOUT EUGENE: Eugene Hedlund is an Accredited 5Rhythms® teacher based in San Diego, CA. He leads workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. He was trained by Gabrielle Roth in 2008 and is an active members of the global 5R family.

View Event →
5Rhythms Waves Level Class: Giving to Self to Give of Self
Jan
29
11:30 AM11:30

5Rhythms Waves Level Class: Giving to Self to Give of Self

This Sunday we step into giving to ourselves so that we have space to give of self. A natural flow happens when we take time to truly invest in ourselves. In this dance we drop into the space within to fill up our hearts so that they begin to overflow and touch all of those around us. Join in community this Sunday where we create magic together and carry this into our week feeling fuller and more alive. 

“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that" Frances Hodgson Burnett

Location: Dancing Unlimited 4569 30th St. San Diego, CA
Time: 11:30-1:30
Investment: $20/$15 Seniors and Students, $10 for our Mexico tribe

***5Rhythms® is now available every Sunday with a rotation of Certified 5Rhythms® Teachers Christina and Jade while including guest teachers and spaceholders. 

No experience needed. Come as you are with your innate curiosity and desire to move authentically following the 5Rhythms map that each body holds. 

More information on upcoming classes and workshops atChristina5Rhythms.com (sign up for our newsletter here)
Reach out to Christina5Rhythms@gmail.com

Until we meet on the dance floor sending blessings and love,
Christina

Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #97298

View Event →
SOULutions a 5Rhythms® Day Workshop
Jan
15
11:30 AM11:30

SOULutions a 5Rhythms® Day Workshop

SOULutions

A day workshop exploring the flow of energy between the Body, Mind and Soul connection. How does this energy flow connect us in our daily lives?  Grounding and allowing us to step into the world from a place of responding vs. reacting. Finding the pause in the breath and body allows us to listen deeply to the soul needs within, providing us with body inspired SOULutions.

The mind is always present, chattering away, sometimes helpful and other times not so much. The 5Rhythms® practice provides us with tools to listen deeply, bearing witness to the personal truth that awakens when we put the body in motion. When the body is grounded, the mind can quiet, opening room for the soul to speak it's wisdom. 

11:30-1:30  Sweat w/LULU  1:30-2:30 Community Potluck  2:30-5:30 SOULutions w/ Christina

$60 Early Bird Registration until January 1st for whole event (click here to pay)

$75 Full Price (Click Here to Pay)

$25  Sweat and Potluck  (Click here to pay)

All proceeds will be donated towards Lulu's Tuition as she begins this years 5Rhythms® Teacher training path. 

See you on the dance floor,

Christina 

 

View Event →
5Rhythms® Sweat Your Prayers with Live Music: Christian Reynoso
Oct
16
11:30 AM11:30

5Rhythms® Sweat Your Prayers with Live Music: Christian Reynoso

Our dance will be amplified by a live music journey during the last half of the day with Christian Reynoso. This Sweat your Prayers is a joint collaboration where the first half of the day is with Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Christina followed by a Live Music Sound Journey with Christian Reynoso taking us on a Shamanic Soul Journey. 

11:30-12:30 Sweat Your Prayers Unguided Wave with Christina

12:30-1:30 Live Music Shamanic Soul Journey with Christian Reynoso

$20 

See you on the dance floor,

Christina

 

View Event →
5Rhythms® with Sound Healer Jo'el Hirsch Closing the Circle
Oct
2
11:30 AM11:30

5Rhythms® with Sound Healer Jo'el Hirsch Closing the Circle

The heart gifts continue to come San Diego. This Sunday Jo'el Hirsch has kindly offered to guide us through closing stillness with a sound healing journey. This Sunday we integrate all of the learning and connections received in September with a healing journey-tapping into that loving and compassionate place within. When we nourish ourselves we have so much to offer the world, our loved ones and people we meet in passing. Let's move together!

Gift yourself this Sunday by embracing self and connections as we move through a compassionate and loving journey together. 

Location: Dancing Unlimited

Time: 11:30-1:30 (Let's open and close the container together giving yourself the time to land with music starting at 11:15 for warm-up) Doors close at 12:00

Investment in Self: $20/15 Seniors and Students $30 Couples. Please reach out if cost is a factor-no one is turned away. 

Get to Know Jo''el:

Jo'el is a senior Yoga teacher and has practiced shamanic healing for over thirty years. He is visiting from Hawaii, but leads workshops in circle mandala and partner Yoga all over the world. He has taught many forms of Yoga and includes toning chanting and sound journeys in his workshops which are both profound and playful. His private sessions include everything from cranial to deep tissue and focuses on Thai massage and Trager. His workshops are always by donation and private sessions are quite reasonable and successful.
All sound journeys are strictly a voice practice which include overtones harmonics and throat singing.

View Event →
5Rhythms® Sweat your Prayers with Jennifer Burner
Sep
18
11:30 AM11:30

5Rhythms® Sweat your Prayers with Jennifer Burner

Special Guest Teacher Jennifer Burner 

Certified 5Rhythms® teacher, Jennifer Bruner will lead the Sunday dance on September 18th with a Special Sweat Your Prayers offering! San Diego your request for a place to move and put into practice all of that hard earned learning with a minimally guided Wave has arrived. Jennifer is a highly skilled 5Rhythms® teacher who blesses many dance floors across California with her unique gifts and offerings. This offering is open to all embodied movers so dance on in and share in the opportunity to experience more and more here in San Diego. Drop-in welcome. 

  • Location: Dancing Unlimited (4569 30th St. San Diego, CA 92116)
  • Cost: $20 (Payment with card at the door available)
  • 11:30-1:30 (Music begins at 11:15)

Sweat Your Prayers is an open and permissive dance space to practice the 5Rhythms and the Wave and most importantly learn to follow one’s own inner world.  Ultimately each one of us must become our own greatest resource and teacher (5Rhythms.com). 

About Jennifer: 

Jennifer’s dance practice began in 1996 and included ritual performances and visual poetry, earning her a college scholarship. After performing for many years, Jennifer realized a profound yearning to experience dance on a deeper level and began studying the 5Rhythms® in 2002. She is now teaching this extraordinary body of work, constantly catalyzing a deeper way of living more fully in her body. Jennifer is skilled at creating a safe space where dancers are invited to discover and express themselves with authenticity. Her deep understanding of the work inspires students to engage powerfully with the transformative nature of this practice, while her upbeat teaching style helps create community on the dance floor. 

View Event →
Stillness the Breath of Mystery with Helena Barquilla
Sep
11
11:30 AM11:30

Stillness the Breath of Mystery with Helena Barquilla

Certified 5Rhythms® teacher Helena Barquilla makes her way to San Diego from Spain to gift us with her experience and loving kindness as we venture into the realm of Stillness in the 5Rhythms® waves map. Helena brings her long history of Shamanic work (living in the Peruvian Andes), Gestalt therapy and Mindfulness training as part of the Aliveness and skill set she shares in her role as a facilitator of various practices. In this workshop she delves into the beauty and mystery of Stillness with moving what is present in the moment. 

This 3 hour movement meditation will be followed by a Q&A potluck on site where we can share in community, ask questions and delve into this mystery together. Class is from 11:30-2:30 with an optional potluck lunch 2:30-3:30. 

***No previous 5Rhythms experience necessary. 

Stillness
Stillness is the breath of mystery
that inspires life, exhaling our unique experience
and impregnating our whole being.

…..is the home of the eternal witness in each of us
that recognizes the sacredness in all things.

….. is the destination where our dancing feet lead us
back to the origin.

….. is the emptiness where all movement rises and falls
Where our innate wisdom pulsates, revealing the naked truth of our existence

….. is where all possibilities emerge
and the unnamed has meaning and purpose.

…..is where all is alive unity
dancing into infinite shapes. 


Tuition: $35 (pre-register to confirm spot and discount for $30)
Time: 11:30-2:30 (optional potluck community sharing 2:30-3:30)
Location: Dancing Unlimited 4569 30th St. San Diego, CA

About Helena

Helena has lived in over 20 countries-bringing this multi-cultural perspective to her 5Rhythms® teaching. She began life as an international model and left the fashion industry to begin a path of self-discovery-exploring different spiritual practices and philosophies. This journey brought her to shamanic practices, including living 4 years in the Peruvian Andes where she obtained an Anthropological degree. In addition to 5rhythms®, she teaches yoga, bodywork (Shiatsu and other types of massage), is a MBTB Instructor (Mindfulness based in the Buddhist tradition) and is currently training in Gestalt Therapy. 

Reach out to Christina5rhythms@gmail.com for more information.

View Event →