Amber Ryan: Mindfully moving into wholeness with 5 rhythms
I feel fortunate to connect with Amber Ryan this week to explore a new topic: healing through dance and movement.
I was introduced to 5 rhythms and other meditative movement practices several years ago. At first, I was scared and exceedingly uncomfortable, but I was also intrigued. I kept coming back, slowly feeling the joy and freedom that was available through the simple uninhibited movement of my body.
NOTE: I have never been a dancer or performer in anyway. Fortunately, such a background is in no way a prerequisite to engaging in such practices.
I was enlightened throughout this conversation as I gained insight into how we unconsciously carry and express energy through our bodies in subtle ways. I learned that practices like 5rhythms invite a mindful exploration of mind-body awareness. The implications for health and wellness are vast, as we humans are multidimensional beings!
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Amber is an embodiment architect and international 5Rhythms facilitator who has been steeped in movement meditation for 18 years. With a strong background in dance, theatre, and freeing the natural voice, she takes seekers on transformative movement journeys focused on embodiment and energetics, supported by the deep and eclectic soundscapes she weaves.
Amber trained with 5Rhythms founder Gabrielle Roth, for 10 years in NYC, is on the annual staff for Omega at Blue Spirit, has had the honor or working with Eileen Fisher Life Works, and has guided ecstatic spaces at Burning Man, Envision Festival, Wanderlust, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and a zillion 5Rhythms® dance floors across the globe offering workshops, retreats and immersions.