Sweat Your Prayers
Deep WavesTuesdays 7:00-8:30PM
Cost $14 / $12 Elders and Full Time Students
5Rhythms is a physical and spiritual dance practice which promotes a fullness of life and freedom in movement. At the heart of this comprehensive body of work is the physical experience of your body in motion. 5Rhythms classes and workshops typically include moving meditation sessions in which students dance the five rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. The rhythms together form the wave. While dancing the wave we practice allowing our bodies to move freely as we explore the circular and grounding rhythm of flowing, the shapes of staccato and the release in chaos. We discover curiosity and freedom in lyrical and reverence in the spirit of stillness.
About Ronny:Ronny is a certified 5Rhythms Teacher with a wide breadth of experience in movement meditation and leadership. He has studied and practiced meditation, in many different forms, with Krishnamurti, whom he met in the early eighties, and with Osho Rajneesh with whom he practiced meditations such as Vipassana, Sufi Whirling, and Kundalini for nearly two decades in India as well as the U.S. Ronny’s great love and focus since 2002 is Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms movement meditation which he offers at Fusion via workshops and weekly classes.
More info: www.Olywaves.com
Offerings: Open Floor – Dances with Duncan
Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00-ish PM.
Cost $12 at the door
Open Floor is a healing movement meditation and lively dance inquiry. The emphasis is to awaken sensate experience, emotional intelligence, relational skills, and our mindful, imaginative, and spiritual awareness. We gather each week to explore and give physical expression to what is moving inside us. We move in community, in the honesty of the body. There is time and space for each of us, and for all of us. No prior experience necessary.
About Duncan:Duncan Green is a graduate of the Open Floor International School, and a member of the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association. Duncan has been practicing conscious dance and movement meditation since 2003, and assisting other teachers and holding dances since 2006. He has been holding Dances with Duncan on Thursday nights at Fusion since 2014. Duncan also volunteered as a music programmer at KAOS Radio for 20 years, and has a vast and ever expanding collection of interesting and moving music to draw upon for our journeys together!
More info: join our group on FB at Dances with Duncan for updates.
Offerings: Remix with Rebecca
Cost $10 at the door
Remix is a high energy dance fitness that incorporates several music genres from pop & hip-hop, to international songs; it focuses on dance and athletic inspired moves in an easy to follow class. The upbeat, fun music selection and easy to follow choreography allows you to have a great time while getting fit.
About Rebecca:Rebecca has been teaching dance fitness classes in the Olympia area for over 11 years and has been certified in and taught Zumba, BodyJam, and MixxedFit. She has taken the principles taught in these formats and integrated them into her Remix classes. Rebecca enjoys taking participants through all the feels during her classes – strong, happy, and sexy, to name a few. Her classes will leave you feeling euphoric!
More info: Facebook: Remix with Rebecca (group)
Contact: Phone (360) 481-4686
Join Mariana for Zumba Fitness – a dance party where you will get a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
About Mariana:Mariana has been a Fitness Zumba Instructor for 11 years. Originally from Venezuela, Zumba fitness has allowed her the opportunity to share her love of dance and fitness with people of all ages. Her easy-to-follow moves to Latin rhythms will leave you smiling and wanting more.
Mariana is known in the area for her endless energy and unique charisma, with an incredible ability to motivate new and seasoned students to enjoy and let loose in every class.
More info: Facebook Y&Z with MB (group)
Offerings: Queer Body Love
Cost: $5-15 sliding scale BIPoC Folx & people with disabilities invited to attend for free (No one ever turned away for lack of funds)
Bodies are wild and so ingenious. QBL is a gentle movement class that incorporates floor barre as well as somatic practices with gentle stretching to build internal strength & support both in your body as well as your spirit. This class is adaptive, designed to support many body types and abilities and offers the option of seated chair practice for those with limited mobility. We will move with intention and creativity, exploring the capacities and beauty of our unruly bodies.
Hi, my name is Stevi and I am a community organizer, Somatic Coach and developer of Transformative Somatics. As a trans genderqueer practitioner descendeded from German, English and Lithuanian ancestry I grow between the cracks and invite you to inhabit the liminal spaces where there is room to create space for all that we embody.
I became deeply interested in how bodies process and integrate lived experiences, including trauma, through my own healing journey. I also began to recognize the myriad of ways that systems of oppression actively work to strip communities and individuals of embodied cultural practices and relationships. I believe that the work of social change and reclaiming embodied relationships are inseparable, and am committed to developing trauma-informed, accessible tools and spaces to practice cultivating safety within the body. I invite you to join me as we explore and learn to embody our exquisite liberation.
I hold a BA of Arts with an emphasis in Somatic Studies and Psychology and am trained in Laban-Bartenieff Fundamentals, & modern dance.
More info: www.transformativesomatics.comContact: email@example.comInstagram: @stevivivivivivi