What is 5Rhythms®?


Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support, and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free.


The 5Rhythms® are also called a Wave.  A Wave is a map of the way energy moves and when we dance we bring life to the map.

The rhythms are made up of:

Flowing - calls us through our body, to honour the feminine and arrive in this home called body.

Staccato - calls us through our heart to honour the masculine and the beat of life.  

Chaos - calls us through our big mind to let our small mind rest, to let go of what doesn't matter.

Lyrical - calls us through our imagination and helps us lighten up.

Stillness - calls us to compassion.


5Rhythms® Holiday at Skyros

Greece, 4-11th September

with Sue Rickards


From a wonderful week September, Sue is teaching 5 Rhythms® dance at Skyros in Greece, and there'll be a host of other activities on offer too.  You can see Sue's profile and all the info about this week-long holiday at: https://www.skyros.com/facilitators/sue-rickards/         

Find all the details about the venue at: https://www.skyros.com/holiday-locations/greece-atsitsa-bay/about/