5Rhythms Workshop

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Led by: Jonathan Horan
26 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
Location: Presidio Performing Arts Center, 386 Moraga Ave
San Francisco, California, United States Show map
Organizer: Vehllia Tranne

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My intention as a teacher, and in my own emotional evolution, is to practice staying present with feelings. So it is with great tenderness that I approach this journey into the heart, the part of us that beats and pumps and gives and receives and takes the old and transforms it into the new, purifying us, every minute of every day.

The wilderness of our hearts scares us. We haven’t been taught to track our feelings, much less respect them. In fact, we often feel ashamed of them when they do pop up. Even in our own families we hold back, dismiss and deny true responses. Even in the dark of the movie theater we swallow our tears. This is very sad. We’ve lost our spontaneity. Why do we give fear so much power?

To befriend our emotions, to not be frozen by fear, is our destiny on this dancing path. Fear is the clearest meter of our edge, the edge where we feel comfortable and grounded. When we start to feel uncomfortable, it’s a challenge. A challenge is an invitation to move from who we are into who we are becoming. The bigger the fear, the more important it is for us to face it. It’s not just a stoplight, it’s a huge road sign: COME DANCE WITH ME.

Let’s take the time to stop the world and pay attention to our hearts.


Cost: $350 

Early bird: $295 by July 22

15% off regular price for 5Rhythms Certified Teachers (5RTA Accredited). 10% off for students (with valid ID) and seniors (65+). Please contact us to register for this special rate. 

Workshop Schedule:

Friday 7-10pm (Open Class - $30 Drop In)

Saturday 12-6pm

Sunday 12:30-5pm (Complimentary Sweat Your Prayers 10am-12pm)

Registration Policy

Pre-Registration Required


In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.

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