5 Rhythms Dance with Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig June 2019


Join Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig on Sunday 9th June from 10am to 4pm at the Sanctuary, for a celebration of movement and dance on her one day workshop as she 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, so come along and be prepared to get active and have some fun.

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Combining cutting edge neuroscience with the 5 Rhythms® movement practice of Gabrielle Roth, this one-day workshop will allow time to experience renewed vitality, less stress and greater health in mind and body no matter what your age or physical condition, or gender.

The 5 Rhythms® have been developed over the past 40 years by a woman called Gabrielle Roth. Her philosophy is everything we experience during our lives, whether it is positive or negative, is stored in our bodies as well as our minds. By putting the body in movement, in order to still the mind, we can learn to live in the present, to become less anxious and fearful in our lives and to develop an overall sense of physical and mental well-being.

The 5 Rhythms® is a movement meditation practice which in this present time of turmoil, fear and chaos helps us stay steady and grounded in order to face our fears and learn to live with an everchanging world. Fundamental to the practice of the 5 Rhythms® is the idea that everything is energy and moves in waves, patterns and rhythms. The five rhythms (in order) are: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness. The five rhythms, when danced in sequence, are known as a “Wave”.

Please remember to bring some lunch on the day as you may well work up an appetite.

Your Facilitator: Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig

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, Caitriona 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.