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Dear Dancer Mover Thinker Shaker Spirit Reader Friend,

what a few weeks this has been for us here and maybe for you also (?) – it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride with hearts and minds tugged in all directions as illness and accident has hit dear friends and relatives and relatives of friends, and friends of relatives and then the realisation that this is a dance that goes on all the time somewhere someplace. And of course we know this and of course we knew this and yet when the reality of the sudden, the predictable but not wanted, the unpredictable and not welcome, hits personally then breath, feet, ground and all we practise to remember and explore can seem shaky itself, the earth and the breath and the feet almost lost in the whirl of spinning mind. So it has become very clear as I write this that I have taken a lot of things for granted at times, that time and again I have lost some kind of view of the big picture that in workshops I strive to make foreground in all we study. The moment, this moment. The flow of it all,
wanted and unwanted, sharp and soft, jarringly heartbreaking and magnificently beautiful – one big jumble that makes the dance yet again the teacher for me. Nothing is fixed, all changes.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu

I’ll leave space for Leti to send you here the details of what we, Sarah and I are offering together this year…..and I’ll put a few more words about my own mini meltdown, shake-up and suchlike in a blog. That’s the aim. and the reality is I’m still finding computer world difficult even after a week of relative abstinence. So mostly I send you all a big hug, whoever you are, News Recommendation: cheap air max, no matter if we danced together or not ever or recently- it’s so clear to me right now that the truth is not that we have such a short time to live but that we have such a short time to love. I’d like to remember this each time I wake up in the morning, practically seeing how precious the whole thing really is. Even the unwelcome. Big breath in and out. Feet, ground, exhale.

xxx
Alain
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Upcoming Workshops with Alain and Sarah:

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UNFOLDING HEART MATTERS

Brigthon, 12nd-13th July
Earlybird price until 1st june
The human heart has the strongest electromagnetic field of the body, 60 times stronger than the field generated by the brain, it has the loudest, clearest tone of any of our organs. The beat of our heart impacts on us and on those around us, on sensate, psychic, emotional and energetic levels.

Dance can support our natural fluidity, loosen the channels of this essential heart intelligence and free us over time from the isolation that a closed heart inevitably gives rise to. 

 

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REFLECTIONS
La Gomera, 19th-26th September
Earlybird price until 16th June
This 5 Rhythms holiday is held by Alain and Sarah in the very special retreat centre Finca Argayall, the perfect place to move and dance, feel your body come alive and release old ways of being and welcome something new.

There will be structured 5 rhythms dance sessions every day, and each participant has the option of a 40 minute personal session with Alain for conversation, consultation, movement or a mixture of all 3.