Deep Waves ~ with Layah

Deep+Waves+no+details+frontSaturday Deep Waves 5Rhythms® Dance Gathering
Sat Dec 18, 2021
Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
Pre-registration is required: 
Contact layah(at)layahjane(dot)com

Covid protocols including capacity limits, masking and vaccination requirements, and on site rapid antigen testing are in place.


Deep Waves is a monthly Saturday high-spirited dancing dive into the medicine of the 5Rhythms. We gather for an evening of music, movement, embodied ceremony, and community connection.

Danced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms is a dynamic freestyle movement practice. Dancing Wave upon Wave of the 5Rhythms, we practice the art of being fully alive in the present moment, to all that moves through us. Come dive into your own deep dance, with a tribe of other dancing seekers of the sacred. Come reSource, come release, come ride the Wave!

All movement experience is welcome. Pre-registration is required

Sat Dec 18, 2021- Deep Waves 5Rhythms with Layah
7-7:20pm – Arrival and Covid protocols
7:30-9:30pm – Class
Please note: Building doors lock at 7:35pm

$35 support Layah’s teaching and event production
$30 support Layah’s teaching and event production
$25 break even tuition price (this does not include payment for facilitation or event production)
$20 financially in need of support

Payments above $35 are welcome. The extra funds will go towards off-setting registrations from dancers in financial need. If you would like to attend but $20 is prohibitive for you, please email for a possible partial scholarship or work exchange.

REFUND POLICY: If you find you are unable to attend class after you have registered, you have two options. You may donate your class tuition to the scholarship fund, or if we have reached capacity, a partial refund may be available minus a $5 admin fee, if your spot can be filled, up until Wed Dec 15 (3 days prior to class). No refunds will be available if we have not reached capacity, or after Wed Dec 15.



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Roncesvalles United Church
240 Roncesvalles Ave (please use side entrance through the parking lot)
Toronto, ON, M6R 1L3
*This is a wheelchair accessible venue*



The church has specific guidelines for our use of their space:
Capacity: 25 people max in the room (including teacher and crew)
Masks at all times
Proof of vaccination required
Physical distancing
Contact tracing (name and phone number of every participant)
Outside doors get locked after all participants are in the building

People are in different places and have different comfort levels regarding sharing space. The results of Layah’s early Fall mailing list survey showed that a significant percentage of participants strongly preferred to have the added layer of protection of pre-class rapid antigen tests, and the majority felt fine about participating in this layer of risk mitigation.

So, at this time, it will also be mandatory to take a rapid antigen test prior to entering the studio. These tests will be provided to you at the door when you arrive. They are a shallow nasal swab test that you will be instructed how to self-administer. Test results are available in 10-15 minutes. (Perhaps a pre-dance quiet meditation time as we wait for our results? 🙂

Please arrive between 7 – 7:20pm to do your antigen test before class.

While no layer of protection is perfect, all of the above measures work better together than they do alone. If you choose to attend this indoor class, you acknowledge that though we are taking many precautions, there is still a risk of contracting Covid as a result of attending, and you are assuming full responsibility for your choice to attend, and any illnesses or injuries that may result.

As case numbers drop in Ontario we anticipate being able to drop the antigen testing from our protocols, and eventually our other safety precautions as well, as our province, and our venue allow us to.


About Layah
Layah is a healing artist ~ a teacher, dancer, and musician. Layah first fell for 5Rhythms in her late teens and for the last 20+ years has steeped herself in movement meditation practice. Passionate about offering people sacred space to experience motion as medicine, Layah has facilitated expressive movement since 2003 for all ages on all kinds of dance floors: classes, gyms, offices, barns, fields, and studios, including at Toronto’s conscious dance hubs The Move, and Ecstatic Dance Toronto. Her transformational journeys focus on embodiment, and broadening our physical, expressive vocabulary as a gateway to creativity and healing. Layah is a member of the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association, and a certified 5Rhythms teacher accredited with the 5Rhythms Teachers Association. All study hours with Layah count as prerequisites towards future 5Rhythms teacher trainings.

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