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Being here, living and breathing is full of peculiar paradoxes; and anything that makes us more embodied will likely bring us closer to them all! By dropping deeper into the body we will inevitable become more intimate with ourselves others and the wider world around us. Being in a body we get to feel fully- it may be deeply delicious - or alternatively it can take some stamina to learn to stay with the sensations arising within us! As we get more embodied we may feel both deeply feeling filled and deliciously emptied out! There is both so, so, so much amazing stuff to learn, in the direction of our self actualising. Of course there is simultaneously completely nothing to do and nowhere to get to! Clear seeing, allowing and accepting can work much magic! It really is just all about cultivating choice of where we put our attention... To be fully here and human we get to own both our shadow and a shine. The can tend to be a focus on shadow and self improvement- yet I reckon that being guided by our gifts is an important imperative too. Why not reflect a little more on your own sweet shine! what qualities and ways of being you have within you, that you will bring forward and offer out to the wider world? May we dare to bloom bright my dears... Amazing image by @gartenwerk #movementmatters #5rhythms #embodiment #cultivatingchoice #touched #ownyourshine #bodybasedwisdom #giveyourgift #blossomandbloom #share your #shine #wildmoves #feelingfully #alive
"Thank you so much for your beautiful 5R's in the woods. I adored dancing with nature, being barefoot, it was such a magical day and I am so grateful I got to experience it, Thank you"
“ Wonderful! Uplifting! Perfect music! Atmospheric setting!” Jan 2016
“It was really amazing. I loved the fire, the dancing, the beautiful company. Looking forward to more .... thank you” Participant 2014
“I danced under the sheltered canopy of Beech trees this afternoon, my eyes scanning the forest floor and finding fragile bird skulls and majestic pheasant feathers, chalk, flint, moss, wet mulchy leaves and dark brown earth. Woodsmoke wove into the weft of my clothes. I felt a beautiful expansive connection with my fellow dancers, with the surrounding ancient landscape and my trusty senses. Thank you" Wendy 2014
“Tess is an embodiment of delight-enment.
Her graceful teaching style brings deep, nourishment for body & soul.
Her love of nature connects us to our selves and the web of life.
Tess is a true weaver of wonder on this 5Rhythms path.”
Neil Pinnock, 5Rhythms teacher
" It was amazing, thank you" Participant 2015
"Today: a 5 Rhythms dance session outdoors in the Sussex countryside - by a beautiful 300-year-old oak tree and a gently flowing river. Then, hot soup round the fire. Thank you Tess Howell for facilitating such a wonderfully nourishing experience" Max 2017
“What a great day it was...so beautiful to dance out in the elements ” Participant 2016
“I loved it today! Such an amazing place to dance.. loved the music. thank you it was a very rich day :-)” Participant 2016
“I danced and danced in a clearing on the South Downs with a group of 5rhythm dancers, facilitated by two amazing people who took us through not only the wave of the dance but also through the conscious processes of cleansing and letting go..... I just wanted to share how powerful the dance was for me, truly amazing- thank you for holding the space” Participant 2014
" I had a beautiful first time thank you" Participant 2015
“ I loved it, thank you xx ” Kate 2017
“ It was awesome!” Sam 2017
“It was brilliant- Thanks Tess and everyone” Participant 2017
“The BEST place to dance! ” Terry 2016.