Amber Ryan is a dance and movement catalyst who delivers us into the heart and soul of our own beat. With roots in theatre, dance, and the transformative practice of the 5Rhythms®, she skillfully holds the space for our humanity to be experienced and expressed. Her eclectic music journeys and embodied leadership have illuminated dance floors at Burning Man, Bonnaroo, Wanderlust, The Sacred Space Miami, and a zillion ecstatic spaces across the globe. Amber is thrilled to share her love of the dance and music again this year at Envision and wishes you all a meaningful Festival.
Amber’s two Envision Offerings for 2017: 5Rhythms: Embodied Medicine Wheel
In this rooted 5Rhythms practice we will explore the physical gateways to unlock tension, clear our channel of stagnant energy, and open into an enlivened, instinctual, creative wellspring of being to take with us into the sunset and throughout the festival.
Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical & Stillness
Each a gateway to an energetic realm of being
Each state of being containing layers of teachings
Each rhythm a mirror of who we are, who we are not, and who we are becoming
By embodying each of the rhythms, we unite with our essence in the soulful realm of Lyrical, where the shapeshifter emerges and comes out to play. As we ride the wave into Stillness we complete the circle of creation. And out of that empty fullness the pulse of life emerges once again.
An exquisite soundscape will support this potent turn around the wheel. Renaissance: A 5Rhythms® Sound Movement Mid-point Ceremony
Cross the threshold
Slip beneath the words
And drop into your fully embodied brilliancy.
Creative, inspired, and grounded in community, we take a leap into the mystery and allow the dance of our humanity to rise into form, to be expressed, to align with purpose, and root down into our everyday.
With evocative sounds and a mix of soul driven world beats, Amber will guide us to the center of our center, utilizing the dynamic practice of the 5Rhythms® as our foundation.
The 5Rhythms are a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. The 5Rhythms take us just as we are, regardless of our life cycle, gender, physical limitations or experience.
Rooted. Connected. Artful & True… We will take the leap and arrive together.