“It is a deep medicine journey, a journey of sweat, blood and bones – nothing less than an intimate affair with ourselves.” —–Gabrielle Roth——–
“To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self.” (Roth, 1997)
The 5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement practice. It is a practice of being in your body in a way that ignites creativity, connection and community. When we practice Flow, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness we become more embodied. When we are embodied we become rooted, grounded and balanced in the full expression of our life experience. We are more present and able to be with “what is.” When we are present, we are more aware. When we are aware, we can make better choices about how we respond to life around us.
The 5Rhythms® is a moving meditation and thus a mindfulness meditation practice. We practice conscious movement on purpose, without judgment intending to be more embodied in our physical expression.
We trust the healing and provocative powers at the heart of the creative process.
As we dance we discover something about ourselves. We discover new resources of creativity, awareness and embodied expression.
Scotty Lewis is a 5Rhythms® Certified Teacher and utilizes Hakomi principles and practices. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Movement-Based Expressive Arts from Lesley University where he studied the psychology of the expressive body, somatics, movement, and mindfulness meditation practices. He now offers private sessions and workshops using these modalities addressing many issues while enlivening the whole person. Scotty is honored for his relaxed person-centered approach allowing students and clients to come to the work at their own pace.