Dance Sweet Freedom
Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms® Dance
with Angela Lord
I'm a certified teacher of 5 Rhythms®, having completed the training with Gabrielle Roth in 2011, after a lifetime spent mainly teaching in mainstream education, but also working in social care and creative coaching.
I found the Rhythms in 1999 - love at first sight! I'd found a doorway into a different world, a space where I was not only allowed but positively encouraged to dance, and a dance form that was not just for the young, the fit, and the slender. It changed my life.
My loves are my son and his family, my friends; poetry, ancient places, my birthplace in Central America; the beauty of the natural world, silence, solitude, and the things of the spirit.
But the dance is both my passion and my practice. In it, I find my body set free, and my heart, mind and soul opened...to a greater authenticity, a deeper connections, with myself, with others, with Other. I feel most fully myself, yet expanded beyond myself. When I dance the Rhythms, I begin, once again, to become more of who I am.
And teaching this practice continues to lead me down new paths, creative, challenging, and deeply rewarding.
"Energy moves in waves,
Waves move in patterns,
Patterns move in rhythms.
A human being is just that -
energy, waves, patterns, rhythms.
Nothing more. Nothing less.