Monday Dynamic Waves ~ with Elisa


Dear dancers,

I hope you are keeping well.  Dynamic Waves 5Rhythms class is currently on-hold due to the COVID-19 situation.  I look forward to being able to dance again in-person, when the physical distancing restrictions are lifted.

In the meantime, there are many opportunities to try online 5Rhythms classes or home 5Rhythms practice.  Please see below for some more information.

Please send me an e-mail during this time period to keep in touch (

Sending much warmth your way,



International 5Rhythms Offerings: 

Many teachers from around the world, are posting online classes or links to waves that you can use for home practice.  This is a really unique opportunity to learn from a wider range of teachers.  You can find many of the offerings on the Sweat Your Prayers – A group for the 5Rhythms tribe Facebook page. HERE:   Sweat Your Prayers – a group of the 5Rhythms Tribe Facebook Group

5Rhythms Global LiveStream Platform:

5Rhythms Global is offering live-streamed and on-demand classes. If you would like to try a sample wave, you can try one HERE:  I danced this wave when it was first offered live and really loved the experience.

If you decide to sign-up for the free trial, it may lead into a subscription which would be $45 USD per month, which would likely amount to about $15 CDN per class. You can always cancel at any time.

5Rhythms Global has offered to provide $5 for every student who signs up for a subscription for the live-streamed classes, towards teachers’ 5Rhythms Teachers Association Membership Renewal for any teacher who provides them with a code to do so.  If you would like to support me in this way, please use this code if you sign up for the free trial-week (just be sure to cancel if you decide not to subscribe): 5RDynamic  You can sign up HERE:  



Dynamic Waves 5Rhythms Class Description: 

Bring your heart, your feet, your body, your mind and set them all free on the dance floor.

You are invited to come and move your body in the ways your body most wants to move, inspired by music with different rhythms such as Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. No experience is necessary. This moving meditation practice can ultimately help us become more aligned in our thoughts, feelings and actions and become more attuned to the present moment.

The 5Rhythms® are an embodied movement meditation practice. We show up in whatever state we are in, and put our feet in the beat.

Through returning again and again to the 5Rhythms map, there is a gradual working through of all of the knots that build up in us. Nothing is as predictable as change and eventually, these knots dissolve and transform. Just like following the breath becomes absolutely fascinating for an experienced meditator, so with the rhythms as we practice them, more and more.  As Gabrielle Roth said, “When you put the psyche in motion it heals itself”!

I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor, whether in your home or in the studio!

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. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms are practiced, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego’s hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-waling, rock star part of ourselves that years to be free.

About Elisa:

Elisa is passionate about bringing 5Rhythms® to people who crave and want more movement and self-expression in their everyday lives. She has been dancing since the age of 5, dipping her toes into as many movement practices as she could find (ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hula hoop, yoga, ecstatic dance) and the 5Rhythms practice since 2002. She is the founder of Create-Move-Connect, performer and teacher with Truly Connecting Playback Theatre, researcher and community organizer.

She completed her 5Rhythms teacher training in 2018 and has been teaching 5Rhythms classes in Toronto since that time. She is a fully certified and accredited member of the 5Rhythms Teachers Association. All class hours (in-person or online) and workshop hours with Elisa count towards 5Rhythms Teacher Training pre-requisites.

“I live and work in a big city context where I try to connect hearts to hearts and bring embodied presence into daily life.” 

Elisa is an accredited and certified 5Rhythms teacher.


All class hours with Elisa count towards 5Rhythms Teacher Training prerequisites.