5 Rhythms Dance with Caitriona Ni Ghiollaphadraig
Taking place on Sunday August 12th from 10am – 4pm.
With Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig, this one-day workshop combines cutting-edge neuroscience with the 5 rhythms movement practice of Gabrielle Roth. You can experience renewed vitality, less stress and greater health in mind and body no matter what your age or physical condition, or gender.
Based in Connemara, Co. Galway and delivering workshops throughout Ireland and abroad, Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig has been practicing the 5 Rhythms movement practice of Gabrielle Roth for over twenty years. In the early days of her dance experience, Caitríona worked closely with Gabrielle Roth and the Moving Center core faculty in California before completing her 5 Rhythms training with Gabrielle in 1997, thus becoming the first accredited 5 Rhythms teacher in Ireland.
On discovering ‘the dance’, Caitríona was struck by the freedom she began to experience in physical movement. As she participated in workshops with Andrea Juhan, Lori Saltzman, Kathy Altman, Susannah and Yacov Darling Khan, she realized that her body was carrying all the experiences of her life in her muscles, bones and movements. Thus began a journey to heal past hurts, to let go of situations and habits that were keeping her from living a wholehearted and creative life. It was the 5 Rhythms dance that facilitated this journey and she soon found that teaching the 5 Rhythms to others would give her the life of compassion, creativity and equanimity that she was striving for.
In 2007 Caitríona completed her advanced teacher training in the emotional side of the 5 Rhythms and now regularly delivers on-going groups in both Connemara and Dublin called ‘Heartbeat” and ‘Shadow & Light’.
For Caitríona and many others who have had the privilege to dance with her, the 5 Rhythms has become a way of life, a map of self-discovery, a tool for empowering the self to take responsibility for oneself and to live a life of joy and compassion, savouring each moment to the best of one’s ability.
For beginners and seasoned 5 Rhythms practitioners, a dance floor held by Caitríona really is a great place to be!
“Wonderful day of meditation, of dance and body movement in the calm and nurturing centre of the city sanctuary. Thank you”
“Reminded me of how important it is to dance and to take time out for me in this peaceful setting.”
“Thank you beautiful, beautiful and wonderful and nourishing and inspiring”