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Each   of   the   five   rhythms   is   interpreted   by   individuals   in   a   uniquely   personal   way,   opening   up   a   new   sense   of   freedom   and   possibilities.   This   is   surprising,   exhilarating, and   restorative.   It   is,   in   essence,   an   exercise   for   the   right   brain.   The   movement   is   the   medicine,   the   meditation,   and   the   metaphor.   Together   we   peel   back   layers,   take off masks, and dance till we disappear, only to rediscover ourselves through it all. 5Rhythms is flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness.
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Flowing   We   physically   practice   the   art   of   being   fluid   in   our   bodies.   Flowing   is   the   impulse   to   follow   the   flow   of   one’s   energy,   to   be   true   to   oneself,   listen   and   attend   to one’s needs, be receptive to one’s inner and outer world. When we open up to the flow of our physical beings, all other possibilities open.
Staccato   We   physically   practice   the   power   of   masculine   energy.   It   is   percussive   and   strong   and   promotes   connection   with   the   rest   of   the   world.   Staccato   is   the gateway   to   the   heart.   It   shows   us   how   to   step   out   into   the   world   connected   to   our   feet   and   feelings.   It   is   the   part   of   us   that   stands   up   for   what   we   care   about   and   who / what we love.
Chaos    We   physically   practice   releasing   our   bodies.   We   let   go   of   the   head,   spine,   hips,   feet,   and   move   faster   than   we   can   think.   Chaos   breaks   us   free   from   our   illusions. It   takes   us   on   a   journey   from   ‘I   can’t’   to   ‘I   will’.   The   simple   practices   of   Chaos   immediately   bring   us   back   to   our   bodies,   to   the   moment.   This   rhythm   liberates   us   from   all ideas about who we are and gives us a real experience of being total, free, intuitive, and creative.
Lyrical   We   practice   how   to   break   out   of   destructive   patterns   and   surrender   to   the   depths   of   the   fluid,   creative   repetitions   of   our   soulful   selves.   Lyrical   is   expansive and connects us to our humanity, timeless rhythms, repetitions, patterns, and cycles. Lyrical is more of a state of being than a rhythm.
Stillness   Being   still   and   doing   nothing   are   different.   Stillness   moves,   both   within   and   all   around   us.   The   dance   is   our   vehicle,   our   destination   is   the   Rhythm   of   Stillness; our   challenge   is   to   be   a   vessel   that   keeps   moving   and   changing.   Each   time   we   dance   into   Stillness   we   practice   the   art   of   making   humble   and   mindful   endings.   This carries   through   to   all   of   our   endings   in   life   -   the   end   of   this   dance,   this   day,   this   relationship,   or   this   life   cycle.   Good   endings   mean   taking   responsibility   for   the   whole journey, distilling wisdom from our experience so that we may begin the next wave or cycle clean of carrying the past with us.
“This man loves teaching 5Rhythms. A clear presence on the dancefloor.” Ingrid Klenk, Berlin, Germany. Participant.
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OFFICE ADDRESS 1e Middellandstraat 103 3021 BD  Rotterdam Netherlands
CONTACT 5rhythms@ronhagendoorn.com +31 10 7370270
© 2018 Ron Hagendoorn. All Rights Reserved.
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Each   of   the   five   rhythms   is   interpreted   by   individuals   in   a uniquely    personal    way,    opening    up    a    new    sense    of freedom   and   possibilities.   This   is   surprising,   exhilarating, and   restorative.   It   is,   in   essence,   an   exercise   for   the   right brain.   The   movement   is   the   medicine,   the   meditation,   and the    metaphor.    Together    we    peel    back    layers,    take    off masks,    and    dance    till    we    disappear,    only    to    rediscover ourselves    through    it    all.    5Rhythms    is    flowing,    staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness.
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“This man loves teaching 5Rhythms. A clear presence on the dancefloor.” Ingrid Klenk, Berlin, Germany. Participant.
Ron    Hagendoorn     Ron    has    been    dancing    for    over    21 years,    including    18    years    of    5Rhythms®    practice.    His commitment   to   5Rhythms   grows   as   he   discovers   the   full scope   of   this   movement   meditation.   5Rhythms   has   space for     shadow     and     light,     which     makes     it     the     most comprehensive    dance    form    he    came    across.    Ron    was trained   by   Gabrielle   Roth   (Waves®   in   2007)   and   Jonathan Horan   (Heartbeat®   in   2018).   His   teaching   style   is   clear   and balanced,   with   an   appreciation   of   the   mystery   of   human life.    Apart    from    being    an    accredited    5Rhythms    teacher Ron   is   also   a   licensed   therapist   (Somatic   Experiencing®). He   is   a   member   of   the   5Rhythms   Teachers’   Association, lives   in   the   Netherlands   and   teaches   internationally   in   the Waves   and   Heartbeat   level   of   this   practice.   His   smile   and enthusiasm   are   contagious!   Read   his   personal   letter    to find out how he came upon 5Rhythms.
Gabrielle   Roth   Gabrielle   (1941   -   2012)   inspired   thousands of   people   to   discover   the   inner   healing   rhythms   of   their dancing    souls,    and    the    unexpected    daring    to    express themselves    in    theater,    dance,    and    poetry.    Through    her movement      philosophy      of      5Rhythms      Gabrielle      and hundreds    of    certified    teachers    worldwide    have    helped people   of   all   ages   discover   that   when   you   put   the   psyche in motion, it heals itself.
Jonathan    Horan    Jonathan    is    Gabrielle    Roth's    son    and closest    collaborator.    He    is    the    Executive    Director    of 5Rhythms   Global   as   well   as   the   Director   of   The   Moving Center    School    in    NYC.        He    has    been    immersed    in    the 5Rhythms   practice   throughout   his   life   and   continues   to   be a   key   catalyst   in   its   evolution.   He   is   a   member   of   the   core teaching   faculty   of   both   training   and   advanced   work   and teaches workshops at all levels around the world.
Part   of   the   text   on   this   webpage   is   used   with   the   kind permission of 5Rhythms Global.