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Organised by Wild Moves and led by Tess Howell www.wildmoves.org

For many millennia people have gathered together to dance; often out of doors. 

Science has since proven that those who dance regularly have brighter minds, greater emotional intelligence and a calmer presence. 

 5Rhythms dance is a type of movement-based mindfulness practice.  It’s a great way to enjoy ourselves, to exercise and to meditate- all in the same moment!  It’s a free form practice, so all you need is the willingness to follow your own feet. There are no steps to learn, nothing to get right.  No previous experience is necessary- you are welcome exactly as you are.

In Wild Moves events we use "silent disco" style headsets to take people dancing outdoors; out in areas of outstanding natural beauty such as down on the sea shore, or around a fire in the wild woods. The dance sessions are gently guided through the headsets, letting us find the freedom of moving together in areas of wild nature with no nasty noise pollution to the surrounding environment. 

Events are facilitated by fully accredited 5 Rhythms teacher and accomplished dance producer Tess Howell. 

When we dance outdoors we feel connected: to ourselves, to those that come together to dance; and to the wider world around us.  Compassion and community grows. When we are outdoors our vision get wider, we relax and receive more, becoming open to greater intuition and increased insight. There is no doubt that nature nurtures us.

The Japanese government recommends regular “forest bathing” the practice of moving outside in nature. They have found it scientifically proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress, boost the immune system, and improve overall wellbeing. 

We’d heartily recommend dancing outdoors too! 

It’s a wonderful way to relax and recharge, to literally “come to our senses” as we move to the music; getting out into the great outdoors.

We warmly welcome you to join us in the dance.

 

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