2019 Schedule


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Human Dolphin Connection Retreat

Date: July 14-20, 2019
Location: WildQuest, Bimini, Bahamas

Have you been dreaming about swimming with wild dolphins? Is this something you want to experience before you leave this planet? Join us and come eye to eye, with the amazing creatures of the crystal blue waters of Bahamas. Let us bring your dreams to reality!

During this weeklong adventure we will introduce the map of 5Rhythms®, as we explore our own innate connection to nature. Through this practice we will seek to expand the vocabulary of the body. As we share in this kinesthetic language we can deepen the connection between the human pod and dolphin pod. Through the element of the water, we seek to bring joy, healing and liberation into every cell of our being.

Each day on both land and sea we investigate the 5Rhythms®, explore the surrounding reefs, and connect with the Coastal Bottlenose and the Atlantic Spotted dolphins in their wild and natural habitat. 

This is a once in a lifetime invitation to explore the 5Rhythms®, in an incredible and mystical environment. No previous experience is necessary for this adventure. Our pod leaders will be guiding the 5Rhythms® practice, teaching free-diving and snorkeling in a safe and nurturing environment.

What we learned from our recent encounters is that our greatest power is revealed when we became receptive, authentic, and present with true intention. We honor the ‘RARE’ experience – Relax, Allow, Receive & Experience. The dolphins teach us patience, presence, and an ability to receive a unique invitation to their message of community, kindness and compassion.


To Register for our private group use

Facilitator Code: moving4love


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5Rhythms® Moon Lodge, Honoring the Sacred Feminine
Women Only

Date: July 26-28, 2019
Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

Join us as we journey into the Moon Lodge, an exploration of tribal and ritual healing for women. How empowered do you feel as a woman navigating this world? What is your relationship to the feminine and her wisdom? 

In a time of patriarchy many do not feel the freedom to be fully empowered. The 5Rhythms is a direct path to embodiment and empowerment. By showing up in a practice of presence one can begin to clear the past and live fully in the present. 

This workshop will be about celebrating the body of Woman and the sacred feminine within. Through self-care, dance, meditation, ritual baths, and sharing circles, we will explore in the Sisterhood of our humanity. We will poultice the wounds and celebrate the great gifts of our ancestors. 

The 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice, a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life, Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness®

Lucia will also integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms®. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. 

In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms is a map that teaches us how energy moves. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well being and balance.


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5Rhythms® A Graceful Journey

Date: July 28 - August 2, 2019
Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

“Energy moves in waves. Waves move in rhythms. Rhythms move in patters. Patterns move in cycles. A human being is just this. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance”  Gabrielle Roth

The 5Rhythms are a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness®

Through the map of the 5Rhythms, we investigate the art of graceful transitions. How are you at beginning, following through, and ending?

This practice gives us a clear method of understanding these stages. In doing so, we learn where we are moving and where we get stuck. With this knowledge we can bring balance and ease into each stage of the creative process. From birth, through life, into death and to all endings.  

In this workhsop we will integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. 

In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well being and balance.





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Heart To Heart

5Rhythms® Heartbeat & Buddhist Heart Practice

Date: September 13-15, 2019
Location: Dallas, Texas

Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. - Gabrielle Roth

The spontaneous heart is one that knows how to love and be loved. The Heartbeat map is a guide to how our emotional energy moves and morphs. In this practice we embody the art of being a fluid emotional athlete. This map teaches us how to navigate the emotional terrain of life without getting stuck, holding on, or pushing away.

We will explore how the body has been shaped by our emotions, tracking when the heart is open and when it is closed. As feelings move us, we learn how to express emotion in a healthy and creative way. 

In this workshop we will integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. By incorporating the Brahmavihara (Heart Practices), one can develop the skills of living-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. These virtues are regarded as powerful antidotes to negative mental states.

In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms map teaches us how emotional energy moves. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well being and balance.


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Heart To Heart

5Rhythms® Heartbeat & Buddhist Heart Practice

Date: November 8-10, 2019
Location: Vancouver, BC. Canada

Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. - Gabrielle Roth

The spontaneous heart is one that knows how to love and be loved. The Heartbeat map is a guide to how our emotional energy moves and morphs. In this practice we embody the art of being a fluid emotional athlete. This map teaches us how to navigate the emotional terrain of life without getting stuck, holding on, or pushing away.

We will explore how the body has been shaped by our emotions, tracking when the heart is open and when it is closed. As feelings move us, we learn how to express emotion in a healthy and creative way. 

In this workshop we will integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. By incorporating the Brahmavihara (Heart Practices), one can develop the skills of living-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. These virtues are regarded as powerful antidotes to negative mental states.

In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms map teaches us how emotional energy moves. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well being and balance.


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Rhythms & Stories of our Lives
with Lucia Horan & Davida Taurek

Date: November 15-17, 2019
Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

Movement is medicine. — Gabrielle Roth

Experience the freedom and transformative power of self-expression through the catalytic practices of the 5Rhythms and Motion Theater. Motion Theater, a form of improvised autobiographical storytelling grounded in a lively physicality, simultaneously functions as performance art, healing method, and spiritual practice. The 5Rhythms is a dynamic moving meditation practice that invites us to embody our psyche and awaken our soul.

Together we will dance, vocalize, share our stories, and play simple theater games that ignite the creative collective spirit. The skills and tools you will learn will inform your daily life, bringing acceptance, grace, and play wherever you need it.

This workshop will provide techniques to translate our inner life stories into art, while offering the opportunity to express ourselves freely in a safe and supportive environment.  Expect to surprise yourself and perhaps even leave with a greater sense of vitality, ease, and joy.





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5Rhythms® Dancing With the Dharma

Date: November 17-22, 2019
Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

In order to truly understand the dance, one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness, one must dance. – Rumi

If you can liberate the body then the heart-mind can follow. In this retreat of meditation and movement, will we integrate the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms®. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms is a map that teaches how energy moves. The two polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life. In this journey we are always moving between these two spectrums. If one learns to not cling or avoid, one can then hold the place of the silent witness and be at ease with all that life offers.

We encourage meditation students to practice mindful dancing in order to bring balance and insight into their lives. We invite dancers to engage in sitting meditation in order to embody integration, balance, and insight. Join us for the groundbreaking union of these two deep and wise practices.





If you have questions please email to: lucia@luciahoran.com