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5Rhythms sweat your prayers Dance Class


This monthly class is held every 2nd Saturday at the Hidden City Ballroom in Point Richmond, California.

In Sylvie Minot’s Saturday morning 5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers™ class, you will be led on a journey of self-discovery as participants come together in community.

The class is made up of two waves. The first wave is your time to arrive, let go of your day and settle into your body. During the second wave, we dance more deeply and explore a specific theme.

The 5Rhythms™ is a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every physical body regardless of shape, size, age, or experience. While the practice itself is simple, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression.

The primary teaching of this work is: If you put your psyche in motion, it will heal itself.

The five rhythms are Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness. They come together to create a wave. There are no steps to follow. Each rhythm has a different energy and tempo in which we tap into the wisdom of our bodies, bring awareness to the patterns in ourselves and our lives, and find our own individual expressions.

Sweat Your Prayers™ is done with minimal guidance or silence from Sylvie Minot. The movement is meant as a moving meditation.

For more information, please visit the Syzygy Dance Project Public Class Listings here.

medicine circle

    ​Friday, July 12, 2024 to Sunday, July 14, 2024

    Join Syzygy Dance Project founders Sylvie Minot and Wendy Heffner in Malinalco, Mexico, for a special 3-day Medicine Circle, surrounded by this secluded valley’s lush beauty and ancient mystique!

    Medicine Circle is a profound fusion of movement, sound healing, ceremony, community, and reverence for the land. It will unfold amidst the enchanting landscapes of Malinalco, Mexico, a place steeped in myth and mysticism. In Aztec mythology, the goddess Malinalxochitl once chose Malinalco as her home, and the people of the village hold a reputation as sorcerers. Nestled in a relatively isolated valley, Malinalco is surrounded by mountains adorned with a prehispanic pyramid, adding to the aura of ancient wisdom and magic that permeates the area.

    Crafted by 5Rhythms instructor Sylvie Minot 16 years ago, Medicine Circle interweaves potent lineages—Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms Movement, Angeles Arrien’s best-selling book The Four-Fold Way, and the healing sounds of Peruvian sound healer Tito LaRosa.

    Within the Medicine Circle, we dance, embracing dances of all forms—big and small, quiet and loud, joyful and serene, cathartic and tranquil. We harness the power of sound—drums, rattles, bells, rain sticks, and song—to beckon the Spirit forth. We offer prayers for ourselves, others, and the collective well-being. We invoke our ancestors, guides, and the spirits of the land, honoring the past while forging new pathways toward healing.

    Dancing together in this sacred way is our medicine.

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Outreach Facilitator Training

  • 2024 TBA

In this intensive 4-day training, you will explore how dance and movement can be used as a powerful resource and tool in working with specific outreach populations (i.e., in jails, recovery centers, hospitals, elder care facilities, and schools).

This work is a dynamic movement practice of being in the body that can catalyze deep healing, connection, and creative expression.

During this training you will begin in your own body, allowing yourself to move freely and exploring your innate movement patterns.

You will learn movement exercises and how to support body movement and energetic attunement with others.

You will learn the practice of regulating and re-grounding while leading a group, integrating voice with authentic movement, and exploring confident leadership.

The group will also discuss specific outreach populations and the challenge of bringing movement classes to groups resistant to or less comfortable with movement.

Learn more on the Syzygy Dance Project Outreach Facilitator Training information page here.