5Rhythms Meets Tantra


Dance Meets Tantra and the 5Rhythms are coming together for a first-of-its-kind immersive retreat!

HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING THE CALL?

  • For 5Rhythms to evolve and embrace sensuality and eros?
  • For tantra to be more playful and embodied?
  • You intuitively know something incredible is possible when embodied movers come together with full permission to express, connect, and share their magic.

5Rhythms Meets Tantra is the beautiful lovechild of 5Rhythms and Dance Meets Tantra.

We are coming to let go of our masks, build our capacity and explore the vulnerable, messy, sweaty, beauty of our bodies, hearts, & souls. Led by an attentive and experienced facilitation team, we will establish a foundation of consent, attunement, and self-responsibility to allow us to connect and play with our greatest capacity for embodied authenticity, sensuality, and creativity.

This is a space not only to express and connect, but to broaden and deepen your skills and capacity across the map of the 5Rhythms, neo-tantra, sacred sensuality and the movement arts. 

Held in a deeply relational, caring, attuned, and trauma-informed space, 5Rhythms Meets Tantra is the potent and permissionful space you’ve been waiting for to truly dance your prayers.

Together we’ll journey through the map of the 5Rhythms – flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. Each rhythm holds its own wisdom, allowing you to explore the vast landscape of your emotions, express your authentic self, and release any stagnant energy.

During the 4-day immersion, you will be guided through a rich tapestry of experiences. Explore transformational rituals, meditation, breath work, and temple arts, all interwoven with the beautiful wave and map of the 5Rhythms practice.

Our experienced facilitators will create a safe and nurturing container for your journey. They bring together deep experience in both 5Rhythms and guiding transformational group tantra journeys, infusing their guidance with compassion, wisdom, and a deep reverence for the alchemical power of embodied movement and sacred connection.

Join us in this profound exploration of body, heart, and spirit. Awaken your sensual aliveness, ignite your creative fire, and cultivate a deeper sense of self-love and acceptance.

HOST BIOS

Briana Cribeyer

Briana can most often be felt in her ecstatic joy, grinning ear to ear, channeling her maiden that loves to jump in puddles, and her priestess who gathers the energy and sends it whirling to create alchemy in all around. Her happy place is in facilitation, and workshop creation has been a constant for the past 15 years. She is the founder of Sacred Sexuality Rising, an online community of over 9,000 participants, a lead trainer for Intuitive Tantra, speaker and facilitator for The Ohio State University on the topic of sacred sexuality, and Executive Director of the Columbus’s Coalition for Sexuality. She believes that deep and radical love, coupled with ownership and self-responsibility will shift the trajectory of humans on the planet. To work with Briana directly, to book her for teaching or speaking engagements, and for more information, visit www.brianacribeyer.com


Spencer Jacobson

Spencer is a transformational facilitator, DJ, poet and serial entrepreneur with a passion for the art of gathering humans to experience the deepest truths of ourselves individually and collectively. His facilitation style invites self-expression, connection, and creativity while playfully and safely exploring the edges of our comfort zone. He is forever a student of embodiment and healing arts – having studied 5Rhythms dance, tantra, contact improv, ontological coaching, cranialsacral therapy, and yoga. Through his training and deep personal experiences he is committed to creating safer spaces that hold a trauma-informed perspective while simultaneously supporting individual responsibility and empowerment.

He is co-founder of Dance Meets Tantra and Emergence Brotherhood – and previously founded www.guided.co – an organization that has coached thousands of business leaders around the world. “Your heart knows the way, run in that direction” – Rumi

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MariaSole Ingravallo – Certified 5Rhythms Teacher

I wondered from an early age what the meaning of life was and what my true vocation was, all together with a massive dose of shyness, a sense of inadequacy and a great desire to learn to express myself in my authenticity and truth.

This led me to a path of self-discovery through different forms of art and healing practices, starting from painting and sculpture at the School of Art I then attended the Academy of Dramatic Art and the National Academy of Dance in Rome, exploring different forms of dance, meditation and yoga until I came into contact with 5Rhythms dance, of which today I am a certified teacher.

I graduated in Psychology and I dedicated myself to the study of Tantra and to understanding the role of sexual energy in our lives. Today I love to integrate the practice of 5Rhythms with the free expression of the natural flow of life energy (Eros), reminding that this is a sacred tool for the individual to express its deepest and most authentic essence, and to connect more to the qualities of playfulness, pleasure and joie de vivre.


***5Rhythms Meets Tantra is an Independent Event. Earthdance assumes no responsibilities for the activities of the 5Rhythms Meets Tantra as a renter of its facilities.***

Dreamshadow® Transpersonal Breathwork Weekend Workshop with Teresa Smith and Jace Langone

Open to your Psyche and somatic landscape. Dreamshadow Group offers a weekend workshop of holotropic breathwork, as developed by Stan Grof and Christina Grof. (Breath-assisted inner journeying in 3hr sessions). During this special Earthdance weekend, dance meditation, process philosophy, and a collective sound circle will be included to support your breathwork experience.

Holotropic breathwork is a substance-free, mind-opening (psychedelic) experience. The basic components of this practice are intensified breathing, evocative music, optional focused bodywork, expressive drawing and group process. During holotropic breathwork, one’s awareness can expand and deepen to include a vast scope of feelings and cathartic emotional release, along with experiences that might include biographical events, birth-related (perinatal) sequences, past-life phenomena and other transpersonal encounters.  Particular attention is paid to creating a safe and supported space for individual and community healing and evolution.

What happens in a holotropic breathwork session: 

Holotropic breathwork is done in a group setting with trained facilitators creating a space for deep work. This workshop will include two breathwork sessions: participants will pair up, and each member of the pair will “breathe” in one session and then “sit” or hold space for their partner in the other session. The breather lies on a comfortable mat with eyes closed to limit distractions and focus attention within. Deep, continuous, rapid breathing and evocative music are used to to amplify and support the inner process.

During the session, breathing may naturally return to a typical pace at times. Breathwork participants often spontaneously respond to or express their inner experience through movement or sound or enter into periods of physical stillness, internal imagery or meditation. It’s all ok, each experience is unique. The music, played at a fairly loud volume, becomes a container for everyone’s expression. 

The role of the sitter is to witness and hold space for their partner, the breather. Sitters often report that the experience of witnessing is as deeply moving, in its own way, as the breathwork experience itself. For the breather, the experience of being seen can support their focus and trust in the process.

The group and each individual are supported in moving through their process by the facilitators, who sometimes offer the option of focused bodywork/somatic work. The bodywork is a cooperative effort between the facilitator and the breather. It can help stuck emotional and physical patterns emerge more fully into attention and move them toward a cathartic release. And if strong feelings of absence surface in a session, bodywork can be helpful for addressing a need for connection, through physical contact ranging from handholding to a full body hug, with the breather’s permission. Most of the bodywork is offered near the end of a session, so as not to interrupt or divert a person’s inner experience.

Group process is an important feature of holotropic breathwork. The facilitators pay particular attention to supporting each individual, and helping group members bond and support one another. Within the workshop a conscious community is created through group sharing of individual and collective experience. Emotional and physical safety develops as a collaborative effort between all participants and facilitators. Primarily this involves staying with and honoring each person’s experience, and the relational experiences of the group. Working this way in a group recalls some of the energies of our tribal lineages, rituals and collective spiritual wisdom.

Schedule: 

Friday 06/07/24: Arrival 5-7pm, Workshop 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday 06/08/24: 9:30am – 9pm

Sunday 06/09/24: 9am – 4:30pm

HOST BIOS

Teresa Smith

Teresa Smith is a certified facilitator of Dreamshadow® Transpersonal Breathwork, Grof® Breathwork and Sufi Dancemeditation™. Her facilitation of breathwork draws on years of personal experience and healing in this modality, and a background in dance, bodywork and consciousness studies. Teresa is a part of the Dreamshadow senior facilitator team and staff. In other worlds, she has a 37-year connection to and love of Earthdance.

As a dancer/choreographer she continues teaching and practicing authentic movement, contact improvisation and release technique. She also enjoys hiking, parenting, and participating in planetary healing and queer (and allied) community. Teresa directs Earthbody Events; performance, artwork, video and participatory events connected to our interior, relational and ecological nature. She is a graduate of Bennington College (dance/anthropology) and the European Dance Development Center. “I hope to bring to all my endeavors a warm appreciation of each person’s essence and a delight in awakening the creative spirit.” Earthbodyevents.com


Jace Langone, PsyD

Jace Langone, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience in pastoral counseling, specializing in spiritually-integrated adult psychotherapy. Jace is a certified Dreamshadow® Transpersonal Breathwork facilitator. He serves as the Executive Director of Dreamshadow Group and is coordinator of Dreamshadow’s Supporting Exceptional Experience Network. He is also certified in Grof® Breathwork through Grof Legacy Training. Jace has completed the MDMA Therapy Training Program through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, several courses through the Spiritual Competency Academy, and a number of Advanced Workshops through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

He participated as a Discussion Facilitator at the inaugural Philosophy of Psychedelics conference through the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), presented at the 50th Anniversary Association for Transpersonal Psychology International Conference, and served as a respondent at the New England Center for Existential Therapy. Jace holds certification in Process Thought and Practice through the Cobb Institute. He graduated with his doctorate from William James College (formerly, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) with a foundation in Humanistic Psychology, and earned an MEd in Special Education from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a BA in Biology from Brandeis University.

Dreamshadow® Group, Inc., is 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit dedicated to Holotropic Breathwork, Process Philosophy and Community, www.dreamshadow.com. This workshop qualifies for credit toward the Dreamshadow® Transpersonal Breathwork facilitator training program and the Grof GLT-USA Grof® Breathwork Facilitator Program.


***Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork is an Independent Event. Earthdance assumes no responsibilities for the activities of the Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork as a renter of its facilities.***

Sound Bath & Bach In Your Body hosted by Charlotte Malin

Experience the gorgeous resonance of the Umbrella Barn in a profound way with musician and sound healer Charlotte Malin. First, take a luxurious restorative journey to the sounds of singing bowls, violin, viola, etheric vocals, harmonium, drums, tuning forks and more. Lie down, sit, or cuddle with a friend and receive vibrations to restore the heart and spirit. Live sound medicine profoundly assists the practitioner in reaching states of elevated consciousness and emotional release. Additional benefits include regulating the nervous system, creating harmony between body systems, aligning and clearing the energetic field, activating your creative channels, and so much more. 

Bring your own blankets/pillows/mats to be as comfy as possible, an eye mask, a water bottle, and your  journal. 

After this delicious restorative attunement, Charlotte will offer Bach In Your Body, an embodied classical music experience. After a short guided workshop on listening to classical music with the body, Charlotte will perform the music of Bach on violin and viola. During the concert, the space is open for movement, dance, meditation, journaling, and art-making (bring your own materials). Consider wearing comfortable clothes and bringing your own seat cushion and water bottle. 

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SCHEDULE

Sound Bath: 3 – 5 pm

Potluck: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Bach In Your Body: 7 – 9 pm

PRICING

SOUND BATH & BACH IN YOUR BODY

Financially Wealthy – $250

Financially Abundant – $150

Financially Stable – $80

Financially Coping – $55

Financially Strained – $35

SOUND BATH ONLY

Financially Wealthy – $220

Financially Abundant – $130

Financially Stable – $65

Financially Coping – $40

Financially Strained – $20

BACH IN YOUR BODY ONLY

Financially Wealthy – $220

Financially Abundant – $130

Financially Stable – $65

Financially Coping – $40

Financially Strained – $20

SAUNA

$10 with towel rental

STAY OVERNIGHT

If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight in our Gratitude Lodge dorm bed is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) Or, camping which is $30. * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food.

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this special workshop, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 10 days before the event less a $15 processing fee.

No refunds available less than 10 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors.

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

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Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

HOST BIO

Charlotte Malin is a charismatic and versatile musician with a unique range spanning classical violin and viola, intimate and ethereal songwriting, and improvised live-lopping. Her many creative offerings sit at the intersections of classical music, holistic wellness, creative empowerment, ritual, and community-building. As an artist and facilitator, she hosts “Now/Hear” conscious & connective classical concerts, Sound Baths, multi-disciplinary Salons, workshops, creativity retreats, community open mics, and more. She performs internationally, including in a string quartet with violinist Midori, and has served as Principal Viola of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and a member of the Hartford and Albany Symphony orchestras. She holds degrees in violin and viola from New England Conservatory and Northwestern, where her principal teachers were Kim Kashkashian and Almita Vamos. Malin currently serves as the viola instructor at Amherst College and curates a community hub for embodiment, arts, and spirituality in Florence MA called The Hidden Temple.

Ecstatic Dance with DJ CJ at Earthdance!

You are invited to come dance, move, stretch, release and recharge ~ Come as you are ~ Let’s co-create a safe place to get into our bodies and celebrate the begins of Fall!

A space to reflect and harvest all the goodness and growth of the Summer. A space to feel free in our bodies and express our desires in through movement in the moment. Sharing a dance with each other and the trees as they begin their beautiful transitions.

TIME and PRICING

Potluck at 6:30pm, Opening Circle starts at 7:30pm

Dance: $20 – $80

Potluck: Bring a dish to share OR donate $10-$15

Sauna (with 2 towel rental): $10

Overnight in our Gratitude Lodge: If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight: A dorm bed in our Gratitude Lodge is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food. 

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

HOST BIO

DJ CJ

CJ is a multi instrumentalist, collaborator and producer with a burning passion for listening, playing and creating music of all forms! Growing up in the greater Boston area, he has worked as an audio engineer and played in multiple rock, funk and ska bands. With a vast understanding of the electronic genre umbrella and involvement in dance and movement events, his understanding of rhythm and flow is felt through his performances. Now living in the hills of Western Mass his music style focuses on harmony with nature and playing with the sounds of the forest. Connected to the moment of improvisation ~ his talents revolve around feeling into an environment and enhancing it with sonic frequencies

Nomadic College is coming to Earthdance! Registration is Now Open!

ABOUT THE NOMADIC COLLEGE

Venue for the study of The Axis Syllabus

– fundamentals, theory and inquiry
– complementary applications for the Axis Syllabus
– more athletic challenge
– high-power training / fundamentals / creative expression

OVER-PREPARED, UNDER-STRUCTURED

The NC is an itinerant school for the principle study and application of the Axis Syllabus. Rather than a festival, or celebration, The NC is what it’s title suggests, an intensive study context. The study of the AS is meant to empower the individual to defend and promote their own health and the health of those they might be responsible for, in other words to sponsor responsible autonomy.

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Frey Faust / Nuria Bowart 

OUR PHILOSOPHY IS

Conscientiousness towards commitments, self organization and voluntary participation. As below, so above.

As organizers, we seek to adapt and integrate the NC into the local conditions we find at the venue. The living and working conditions we search for are as low cost as possible, to permit as many people as possible to participate for as long as possible. These options usually entail communal living, which offers an opportunity to practice practical coordination/collaboration, mutual respect and the mature maintenance of hygiene. Participants arrive with the awareness that they are expected to take initiative to alter their circumstances if unsatisfactory, to conserve their health and strength for the intensive demands of the study of the Axis Syllabus and adapt to the challenges inherent in sharing spaces and resources. If people have the means, they are always welcome to organize living spaces for themselves.

At the NC, we organize a few pre-scheduled extra curricular events. Our idea is to leave time open for spontaneous initiatives. Alternative meetings, conferences, jams or performances can be organized on a consent basis with/among the participants during the NC.

The participants registration is considered a binding contract, which should only be altered or broken in case of serious illness or acts of God. Once the registration has been confirmed, the participant may not change class or request reimbursement if they change their minds on impulse later.

Participants who go through the process to confirm their registration, but do not keep their commitments later, will be asked to pay all chosen class fees the following year or risk being banned from future editions of NC.

True to our ethic of sponsoring responsible community behavior, as well as maintaining the NC prices low, all participants will be expected to participate in general clean up and maintenance of the common areas. We generally choose our team members from participants who are the most helpful and responsible.

Class time (and possibly meals) are the ONLY organized obligatory time, giving the participant full license to organize social moments, offer each other their healing expertise or practical counsel, hang out or exchange with whomever they choose.

The 3 to 4 week curricular arc of the NC usually starts with details and micro moments in the first week, gradually becoming longer and more demanding motifs and phrases through the second and third, ending with a renewed look at detail, and a creative laboratory meant to give time and space for the guided development of a personal practice or performative ideas.

Course Dates & Prices:

Week I- October 2nd- 7th

Week II- October 9th- 14th

Morning Warm Up – Monday through Saturday, 1 hour / day – $60/week                       

Regular Workshop – Monday through Saturday, 2 hours / day – $140/week                                             

Evening warm down – Monday through Saturday, 1 hour / day – $60/week

Mentoring Space Access – Monday through Saturday, 1.5 hour / day (free for those who take at least two 12 hr workshops per week ) – $114/week

Room & Board Prices:

Dorm: $100/day

Camping: $85/day

Commuting: $70/day ($75/day with water/electric hookups for trailers)

Family Constellation Workshop, Potluck and Sauna with Petrus Slaghekke


A kind of “living map,” Family Constellations is a unique, phenomenological approach that invites you to make peace with your past. It is a way of seeing and knowing your history, and discovering what belongs to you and what doesn’t. When you know what belongs to you, the burdens of the past drop away, allowing you to step into a new spaciousness and vitality.


You can find a more in-depth description of what Family Constellations are in this 5-minute video.

Join us for the workshop from 2-5pm. A potluck and option to enjoy the sauna afterward.

Sauna and 2 towel rental is $10 (which will be paid to Earthdance)

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Touch & Play – The Pause: Slow, Soft and Spacious – July 21-26th

Let’s play in spaciousness with one another and with ourselves!

Can we collectively create a space that encourages us to simultaneously mobilize while being still? Connect while resting? Create while integrating? Ground while strengthening? And dance towards prosilience*?

*Prosilience – Where resilience refers to an object’s ability to recover its original form after impact Prosilience implies an actual growth and learning from that impact. It is based on the  concept of antifragility and emphasises humans’ capacity to, under the right circumstance,  bounce back stronger and wiser after being hurt.

We invite you to join us in …The Pause… to collectively hold a space that is slow, soft, and spacious. Explore with us these antidotes to a culture that is always seeking to produce more, faster. Let’s slow down to enjoy rest and integration. Co-regulate and find stillness together so we can soften what we are holding and melt into deeper relation with ourselves, each other and the earth.

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Touch & Play Discovery Weekend!

An intimate space to Dance & Play for the new and old alike!

We invite you to co-create this mini Touch&Play with us as a juicy mix of a community gathering and a great opportunity to join in as a newcomer to the tribe!

During these four days we’ll be setting the space and frame to dance, play and discover the Touch&Play work and community in an intimate gathering of up to 45 people.

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