Monday Online Dynamic Waves ~ with Elisa


Dear dancers,


I hope you are keeping well.  Drop-in, ONLINE, Dynamic Waves 5Rhythms class will be resuming after the weather turns cold, likely in October/November, 2020.  

At that point, it will be offered every other week on Mondays.  Keep posted for class dates which will be posted in October/November 2020.

A pre-registration link will be provided once classes start.

Anyone who is new to the 5Rhythms will be invited to attend a brief orientation before their first class.

I would invite you become a subscriber to my Mixcloud channel, at the following link:

Please see below for information for subscribing to my Mixcloud channel:

  • The basic subscription fee is $5.00 (USD) per month for my Mixcloud channel. (They only provided a choice of USD, pounds or Euros for payment type.)
  • However, Mixcloud also lets subscribers pay more per month.  If you like, you can increase your monthly subscription fee to something of your choice.  Your contribution will go towards the sustainability of my work as a DJ and 5Rhythms teacher.
  • The breakdown of the subscription fees are as follows:  65% goes to the music artist, 5% goes towards transaction fees; 18% will go to me, and 12% will go towards Mixcloud.  So if you pay $25 USD per month, I will receive $4.50 USD from you, for that month. 
  • If you subscribe to my channel, you will also be able to download the mixes anywhere (offline) using the Mixcloud app and Premium playback, which means you can listen without ads or limits on the numbers of plays, on my channel.
  • You can always cancel your subscription to the Mixcloud channel at any time.

**Please note – you do not need a subscription to my Mixcloud Select channel to take this class.**

If you have any questions, please let me know, and I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Much warmth,


Online Dynamic Waves Class Schedule: 

TBA – Please keep posted for fall/winter dates


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.