Stephanie Diamond

Artist. Entrepreneur. Community-Builder.
© 2019 by Stephanie Diamond

  I believe that everyone should  

  have a grounding practice,  

  whether it’s meditating or   

  playing basketball or walking  

  around the neighborhood. 

  5Rhythms  

In kindergarten, I was sent to the principal’s office for tap dancing on a table, refusing to stop even when asked politely by my beloved teacher. At the same time, I was kicked out of ballet class because I couldn’t follow the steps. Dance, for me, has always been a vital outlet for personal expression.

 

I believe that everyone should have a grounding practice, whether it’s meditating or playing basketball or walking around the neighborhood. I found mine when I discovered 5Rhythms, a practice created by the dancer/musician Gabrielle Roth in which participants gather in a supportive community, moving instinctively to music, guided by a certified teacher. I like to describe it as a combination between group meditation and dancing with the ecstatic abandon of someone who is absolutely certain they are all alone.

 

I have found 5Rhythms to be centering, elevating and so essential to the fabric of my life that I became certified as a 5Rhythms teacher and co-founded Hudson Valley 5Rhythms. I teach weekly group classes and one on one sessions in the Hudson Valley. 

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Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is 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.

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