Focus: Summoning Our Warrior Spirit
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. ~ W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming“
Clarity. Focus. Leadership. Boundaries. Fierce love. Grounded power. The warrior spirit. Fire. The heart-centered protector. These are the teachings of staccato, the second rhythm of the 5Rhythms wave.
Rigidity, tension, power-over, controlling violence, xenophobia, militarized borders. These are the shadows of staccato.
Our culture is rife with shadow staccato, and for many of us the shadow of staccato is the only staccato we know. We fear it. Avoid it. Attempt to become something else altogether. Adopt it because it is the only power we know. And in so doing we sacrifice our own heart-full, fierce, grounded, loving strength. Our own staccato. Our confidence to stand in the truth of our convictions with heart-full, passionate, and considered intensity. Our birthright.
In this half-day 5Rhythms deep dive, we will explore the teachings of staccato through an embodied exploration of clarity and focus, boundaries and grounded power. We will summon our fierce, loving, full-hearted warrior selves.
No experience required–though some basic familiarity with 5Rhythms will be helpful. No dance skills necessary. Good for all levels of physical ability.