Transitions: A 5Rhythms series for women
In ‘Transitions’ we’ll use the 5Rhythms maps to support us as we honour in movement, dance and ritual our individual and collective experience of menstrual bleeding, expressing and releasing old stories about the menarche (the start of our periods), menstruation, the menopause and our post-menopause years.
In the first workshop on Sunday September 22ndwe’ll share in words, movement and dance stories about our first menstrual bleed: how old we were, what we shared and what we hid, and how we marked this transition into young womanhood. And together we’ll create new rituals that celebrate this transition, welcoming our younger self into this tribe of dancing women.
In the second workshop on Sunday 20thOctober we will honour our ‘bleeding years’, making space for the complex and multifaceted experience of menstrual bleeding, the primal pleasure, the red wetness, bloodied sheets and seats, the exhaustion, the relief, the grief, the yearnings and the eventual surrender as we move towards the menopause. I’ll support a process where we can each create a poem that honours our bleeding years.
In the third workshop on Sunday 17thNovember we’ll honour our transition into the menopause and our post-menopause years. I call this our ‘cronedom’, where we assume our rightful place as wise women, crones, elders. We’ll celebrate the privilege of these years, sharing our stories in dance and in words, stories of loss and of freedom, of regrets and new horizons. Stories of hard-earned wisdom.
Women of every age are welcome at each these workshops – every woman has stories and dances to share that add to other women’s journeys, so whether you are just starting out on your path, whether you’re still bleeding, or whether you are post-menopausal, you are really welcome to join us. Participation in all 3 workshops is recommended and if you can’t make them all you are welcome to join the ones you can.
In order to hold a safe and contained space, I am limiting the size of these workshops to 15 women. Booking is essential. Please get in touch with me to book your place: email me at email@example.com or texting me on 07795253817
Venue: St Hugh's Centre, Coach Rd, Bradford, BD17 5HS. Close to Saltaire train station and on the 626 bus route from Bradford and Shipley. On road parking around the venue.
The Price of each workshop is £30 (the series price is £90), some concessionary places of £25 available (concessionary series price £75). If all three workshops are booked and paid for by 15th September I offer a 10% discount. Please contact me to book and to ask about concessionary places.
Facebook group: 5Rhythms with Rose in Leeds and Bradford
'The WEEKLY Monday class at St Hugh's Coach Rd, Baildon, BD17 5HS continues throughout the year. We start at 7pm and finish at 9pm.
Next Sunday Morning Sanctuary 1st September the Dance Studio Leeds, LS9 7DZ, 10.15am start.
Transitions: a workshop series for women, sep - nov 2019