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Every Tuesday, 8pm


Topanga CA

Every Saturday, 10.30am

Waves: West LA



Summer Class Updates and Important Details:

• The Tuesday class at Yoga Desa will be ongoing over the Summer
• There is NO class at Yoga Desa on Tuesday 4 July
• After 8 July there will be NO Saturday class at Soho Dance
• Daniela Peltekova & Masayo Benoist will teach the Tuesday Yoga Desa class from 11 July - 29 August. Classes will need to be paid for by cash or check, the prepaid series of 10 will not be valid for these classes
• Kate returns to teaching from her summer break on Tuesday 5 September at Yoga Desa and Saturday 9 September at Soho Dance

Helpful Tips for Newcomers

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 25 mins after start of each class to create a safe held container
• Please wear loose comfortable clothes and layers are recommended
• Please wear a soft shoe or barefoot - no socks on the dance floor
• Please bring a bottle of water
• Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or jewelry
• Each person is responsible for their own well-being and body during the entire class. Pace yourself
• Newcomers are always welcome
• Please enter the space in silence
• No technology or recording devices
• No gum
• This is a drug and alcohol free space


Tim Booth

When Kate is Away

• She will be subbed by either Tim Booth or selected exellent teachers.
• Tim is a teacher with over 25 years experience. He is a 5Rhythms teacher, trained in Voice Dialogue Therapy and The Meisner Technique. He is also the singer in the band James. You are in very good hands.



A weekly drop-in 5Rhythms® dance class
Every Tuesday • 8-9.30pm (doors close 8.25pm)
Last class with Kate 27 June • No class on 4 July
Class continues from 11 July with Daniela and Masayo
Class resumes with Kate on 5 September

Yoga Desa, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, Ca, 90290

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." Doris Lessing

Each 5Rhythms class is an opportunity to drop into the first level of the dynamic practice of Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms and to allow your body, heart and mind to be physicalized through your muscles and bones. This class is a disciplined laboratory of enquiry.

The 5R are: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness- Together they create a wave of energy.

The 5Rhythms are a philosophy, perspective, performance art 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.

$20 a class or 10 classes for $180

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Waves: West LA

A weekly drop-in 5Rhythms® dance class
Every Saturday • 10.30am-12.20pm (doors close 11am)
Last class for the summer on 8 July
Class resumes with Kate on the 9 September
Soho Dance LA 1618 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, 90025

"We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts. We are born makers, and creativity is the ultimate act of integration – it is how we fold our experiences into our being." Brene Brown

We will dive deep and dance true in this extraordinary 3000 sq ft dance space. We will source ourselves through the gateways of the body: The Feet, hips, head, hands and breath so that we can occupy our own bodies and continue the exploration of moving intelligence into physical form and discovering our own body of work and its inter-play with the world.

Lots of street parking available.


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"She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire." Charles Bukowski.
Kate Shela reminds me of the strength it takes to embody vulnerability and truthful expression. Kate’s 5Rhythms dance classes are my gold. Kate guides her dancers beneath the layers, she wakes us from the inertia, from the numbness.
She reminds us- to feel it is to heal it. She asks us: Do you have the discipline to be free?”
Isabel Lucas, Actress

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