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Waves: West LA
Every Saturday • 10am-11.30am (doors close 10.20am)
SoHo Dance LA 1618 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, 90025
Kate and Tim are teaching this class with an inspired community of dancing explorers. The class is a tool for self-exploration- a place to let go of the baggage, and responsibility of our daily lives, a place to be vulnerable and leave our masks at the door. It is a place of adventure, sweat, trance, intimacy, discipline, passion, presence and tears.It is a safely held space that allows us to recycle any stuff that has been lurking and sticking to the back seat of our body, heart, mind, and soul. Creating bridges into your inner and outer world, whilst co-creating a sense of community and friendships.
Some weeks Kate may teach alone, other weeks, Tim may teach alone, often we will teach together. We each bring other flavors to the banquet. Our styles are different but complimentary.
When we go to a club or even a party usually the DJ plays one genre of music. In our classes we DJ across all genres. We may dance a techno groove, followed by a classical waltz followed by a Tuvan throat singing aperitif. Our carefully chosen music is a prescription to seduce our minds to let go, to let go so that we can discover what stories the body needs to tell, the shoulders, the knees, the armpits, the feet. We learn to re-discover the magic of this unique body we have for this lifetime and how it needs to express itself. There are no steps to learn and every body, shape, and age group over 13 is welcome. Anyone can learn to surrender to the dance magic of their own body. It can take up to 10 classes to begin to see the potential of this map. We are passionate about dance’s capacity as a self-empowering tool to reconnect us to our vitality and lust for life.
Single class $25
A weekly drop-in class
Kate’s very final class at Yoga Desa is 9 July
Yoga Desa 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, Ca, 90290
The Yoga Desa class invokes night time textures and grooves. Kate and Tim invite you into a dark and bright moving crucible of evolution where we will conscientiously explore the circulation of physical, mental and emotional matter and turn that into creative material. Dedicated and novice dancers blend and find their place in the hum of the dance, in the strum of boundary, in the thrum of discovery. The 5Rhythms are a philosophy, a moving meditation and a dynamic practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness and awareness into action. Some weeks Kate may teach alone, other weeks, Tim may teach alone, often we will teach together. We each bring other flavors to the banquet. Our styles are different but complimentary.
Due to high amounts of people being turned away at this class, pre-booking is now available.
$25 a class
Please understand this is a practice - we recommend at least 4 classes before you will have an inkling of the scope of the map. We have "practiced" this work for 25 years and are still in the landscape of discovery. Each class is uniquely different, some days we may fly blissfully into trance states on others we may wade through the molasses of our human condition. The practice - is to embody all of it.
• Doors close 20mins after start of each class to create a safe held container
"She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire." Charles Bukowski.
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Introducing Tim Booth
Class will also be taught by Tim Booth
Tim is a teacher with over 25 years experience. He is trained in Voice Dialogue Therapy and The Meisner Technique. He is also the singer/songwriter/dancer in the band James who've been going strong for 34 years having sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Kate & Tim have been together 22 years. They combine a lifetime of creativity, humor and hardcore vulnerability.