5 Rhythms

‘5 Rhythms’,  a form of mindful moving meditation!

Do you want to exercise but can’t follow a class or have 2 left feet?

Would you like to be more at peace with yourself?

Would you like to be able to navigate the chaos of life more easily?

Do you like to dance, have fun and not be judged?

If so, this is for you…join us …

No partner or previous experience of dance needed, all are welcome young, old, fit or unfit. No steps to learn and nothing to get right or wrong and no judgement from the teacher. You dance at your level.

“Movement is my medicine, my meditation, my metaphor and my method, a living language we can rely upon to tell us the truth about who we are, who we are with, and where we are going. There is no dogma in the dance”. – G.Roth.”

The theme

On 2nd Sept: we will explore managing change and how do we know what is right for us.

On the 18th Nov: celebrate yourself, your close connections, your friends, your celebration of life and your spirit.

The five rhythms

First of all,we go through the 5 rhythms so that you can begin to feel them in your own way.

You will then be encouraged to “FLOW”  for yourself, followed by allowing the beat to take you into “STACCATO”,  then to move into “CHAOS” with curiosity; next, to drop into “LYRICAL” and find that part of yourself that wishes to sing and embrace everything and finally to find peace and quiet in “STILLNESS”.


We go through the 5 Rhythms, with focus on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment and how our movement is affected by our thoughts and our feelings.  At the same time, we will explore, how each rhythm has its’ own flavour and also each session is an exploration into being mindful and in the present.

We  look for the “sweet spot”, the place where we feel wholly together in body, feelings and mind; together with another, the group and the setting.  Searching for this combination of the whole self, and repeating the dance as we feel it, can lead into that energetic space where there is only the beat, your breath, your heartbeat and the space to be you.

The focus is on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment, how our movement is affected by our thoughts and your feelings. It is not about how well you or anyone else performs.

As Dr. William W. Purkey  said:

“sing …as if no one is listening
dance …as if no one is watching
love …as you’ve never loved before
live …as if heaven is here on earth”

If you want to do that, then dare to be brave and join us

The music

The music is different each time and is a mix of: electronica, jazz, classical, pop, rock and roll, alternative, some fast some slow.

Venue: Liddington Village hall, Swindon SN4 0HB with plenty of free parking. http://liddington.org/wp/hall2/

Teacher, Irem Luqman

Date:  2nd Sept 2018 (next one will be 18th November with teacher Gay Murphy)

Time : 2pm to 5pm


  • £20 – Early bird by 23rd August: £18,
  • Book 2 places get £2 off.
  • On the day £22 per person

Teacher: Irem Luqman, Sweat SpaceHolder, mentored by Dean Kayum & Katarzyna Kat Pugowska

She says: “It sounds cliché but it’s so very true; from my very first class I knew I was home and that 5Rhythms was what I’d been looking for, for all of my life.

I was numb from the head down before I started dancing the 5Rhythms. Growing up as a child I learnt that my body was something to be ashamed of, to be covered up, and that dance was seen as provocative. For the first 6 months I cried nearly every time I danced the 5Rhythms; tears of joy, sadness, sorrow, anger, grief – all that was locked away in my body that had not been allowed to be expressed previously.

5Rhythms has empowered me and has given me the freedom to challenge and reverse these beliefs, to open my mind and body up to conscious movement and a more authentic way of being present, to give myself permission to be whatever it is that I need to be in the moment… And so begins a lifelong journey of healing and self development.

I cannot imagine a life without 5Rhythms now, it keeps me sane and I am so grateful to be on this beautiful dancing path and to be able to offer it to others”.

Booking: places are limited to 16 so book now as to avoid disappointment .

Contact me or email julie@body-mind-coaching.co.uk with names of attendee(s) to reserve your place. Payment details will then be sent to you. For more details call Julie on 01793 495551

Wear loose comfortable clothes; layers to remove as you warm up and put back on as you cool down. Wear comfortable shoes or dance bare foot as socks are too slippery on the wood floor. Bring some water.

Read more: about what it did for me and why I stared running sessions in Swindon on my blog about 5 Rhythms events and Dancing out of depression with 5 Rhythms classes article from the daily echo.

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