More Than This – a 5Rhythms® Mirrors Workshop with Alain Allard

More Than This

5Rhythms® in process – an introduction to perspectives, Individual attention and group processes led by Alain Allard

Mirrors & ego characters
We are essentially fluid beings constantly changing as we breathe and move through life, opening and closing, learning, forgetting, remembering. We can easily forget this though and lose our presence in fixed roles and seemingly solid identities …as if… we were objects untouched by feelings. Gabrielle, in her Mirrors mapping’ called these states “ego characters”.

We both fear and seek attention
Circumstance combined with our innate sensitivity often leads us, particularly in the company of others, to act …as if… we were these characters that we hide behind. Presenting ourselves in some way as if we have life nicely managed, we learn to become self limiting, hoping to be approved of, to be loved, hiding the very vulnerability which makes us “human” in the best possible sense, This humanity, which can so unite us, create community and deep empathy can, when fear arises become quickly covered over with judgment and isolation. We lose the ability to see and clearly feel the beauty behind the mask. We both fear and seek attention from “others”.

Individual attention and group processes
Using the Perspectives process which offers individual attention within careful group holding we can uncover more than these ego character styles, detaching from them, making them more visible for all to see, hold, respond to and release.

No participant is pushed, each one having the possibility to follow their own pace. We can witness ourselves as we are mirrored by others, embracing and embodying our own shapes and movements with the support of the group. We practise moving to reconnect to the core intelligence of body, breath and bone, so tapping in to a more universal intelligence that allows us to get better at seeing ourselves and others with delight and fascination. This work enables us to develop clearer perspective, compassion and respect for the Mystery and vulnerability that connects us all.

Between the head and feet of any given person is a billion miles of unexplored wilderness. I yearned to know what was going on in that wilderness, not only in me, but in everyone else as well . . . We dance to shed skins, tear off masks, crack moulds, and experience the breakdown – the shattering of borders between body, heart and mind . . . Gabrielle Roth

Please Note, this workshop has prerequisites: At least 40 hours of 5Rhythms® study with a 5RTA accredited teacher in a minimum of two Waves and one Heartbeat workshop. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Teacher’s Training and will be taught in English without translation.

Alain Allard (UK)

Alain has been working with the 5Rhythms for the last 25 years and for the past 15 has been regularly teaching them in different countries, continents and contexts. He is a fully licensed therapist and a gifted humourous teacher accredited by Gabrielle Roth to teach Waves, Heartbeat and Mirrors level Maps of her work. He is a Faculty Trainer for the 5Rhythms Teacher Training program. This workshop is a Teacher Training Pre-requisite. His other workshops in the Perspectives Series can be substituted towards additional Mirrors requirements for the teachers training. Full details of this available from 5RGlobal. More information about Alain on his website:

Dates & Times

Weds 15 Nov 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Thurs 16 Nov 10.00am – 6.00pm
Fri 17 Nov 10.00am – 3.30pm
Sat 18 Nov 10.00 – 6.00pm
Sun 19 Nov 10.30am – 4.30pm


Full Price AUD$625
Early Bird to 12/10/17 AUD$540


Lisa Richards – 0413 136 192 (weekdays only please) or

Cancellations and Refunds: On registration you are agreeing to the cost of this workshop. Workshop cancellations will incur a 15% Admin fee. If you cancel your workshop place less than four weeks from the workshop start date (before 25 October 2017), and your place can be filled by another participant, your fees will be refunded less a 15% Admin fee. If your place cannot be filled, your workshop fee will be forfeited or credited towards a future workshop. We cannot refund or credit a cancellation once the workshop has started.

Bookings are closed for this event.

  • Date
    15 November 2017
    - 19 November 2017
  • Time
    • Weds 1-6pm, Thurs 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-3.30pm, Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm
  • Event Type
  • Teacher
    Alain Allard (UK) Assisted by Sarah Pitchford
  • Location
    Preston City Hall
    284 Gower Street
    Preston, VIC
  • Cost
    AUD$625/Early Bird AUD$540
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