“Movement is my medium and my metaphor. I know that if a wave of energy is allowed to complete itself, it yields a whole new wave, and in fact that is all I really know. Riding these waves means joining the cosmic dance that, as Dante says, ‘moves the sun and the other stars.’” -GABRIELLE ROTH
One of my beloved teachers made her transition yesterday.
Around 25 years ago, I first met Gabrielle Roth when she was teaching a weekend workshop in Berkeley, CA. It is fair to say that my first experience of the 5Rhythms was life transforming. And that was just the beginning. I continued to ride the Wave over and over again through many more workshops and with her tribe in Mill Valley.
If you don’t know who Gabrielle is — she is the creator of the 5Rhythms (staccato, flowing, chaos, lyrical and stillness) which provides a map to your innermost being through moving.
Thank you, Gabrielle, for truly being one who danced your own path while lighting the way for so many of us to dance our own unique path.
Today, I will dance the 5Rhythms with deep appreciation for this magnificent gift she gave to the world. My spirit will join Gabrielle’s in the dancing realm.