Simulcast: Sunday Sweat Online
To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy.
Gabrielle Roth, Sweat Your Prayers
Sunday ‘Sweats’ are music-only, un-facilitated, 2 x 1 hour 5Rhythms Waves – the second often with a deeper intention or ‘theme’. It helps to have been to a 5Rhythms class before but it’s not essential. so we offer this ONLINE class FROM THE LOCATION.
ONCE A MONTH we get for offer these dances at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent so this will be a dance-at-home-with-a-difference – simulcast from the venue via a phone-hotspot. Cross your fingers and dancing toes for good connection.
a) After booking, click on the link to join – the class runs from 10am until 12pm
b) The Moving Essence camera is focused on the class teachers, not the group in the hall
c) Facilitation is offered to hall group (Zoom dancers adapt their own home practice)
d) When the wave in the hall ends, the onsite group will gather for closing
e) Online dancers can either log off or stay to chat with other online dancers in the zoom room.
The teacher will make one of the online dance regulars a co-host and MAY join the meet-up depending on how much post-class activity there is in the hall.
To join this online 5Rhythms class you will need:
- An electronic device such as a desktop or laptop computer or tablet. A smartphone will work if it has the features below but is the least preferred option.
- Download the Zoom Application onto your device. This is virtual meeting room with lots of ‘real-life’ features. Go to ZOOM FREE DOWNLOAD. You can also join from your browser.
- Let zoom access your microphone and camera. The built-in ones are fine.
- Make a connection from that device to either external speakers (via the headphone jack) or wireless earbuds (e.g bluetooth). If you need to use headphones on a cable that’s OK but will limit how far from your device you can move. If you don’t have external speakers or earbuds, your device’s speakers will work fine, the music will not be as amplified that’s all.
- Register for the class below. After booking you will see a link (which is also emailed to you) which you you click on to launch zoom and access the class.
Choose and set up a dancing space for yourself, somewhere you will feel private and comfortable moving uninterrupted for 2 hours.
If you wish to join with kids and pets and you think this will not be disruptive for you and the group, other beings in your household are also welcome to join. However we ask that you don’t share your login with others without communicating with us first.
When the class starts, you will enter hearing music. Once the class has begun, please resolve any sound issues on your device yourself. Sometimes it helps to leave the meeting and re-enter.
Once you have started the class, you will always be re-admitted if technology drops you out. You can always send a private message about sound or video issues, or chat to the person who is the Co-host.
If you are coming to a 5Rhythms class for the first time, please read our Online Class Guidelines.
Wishing you well for your home-dance practice.
Sunday Sweat Online
- 9:45am -
- Early entry
- For Tech Check
- 10:00am -
- Class begins
- Online bookings close. Phone bookings open
- 10:45am -
- Late entry closes
- Phone bookings close. No new admissions after this time
- 11:45pm - 12:00pm
- Closing circle