Wednesday Waves Series with Layah

Wednesday 5Rhythms® Waves Class Series

Motion Blur of Female Flamenco Dancer, Black and White

2023 Dates
Wed Jan 11 – Wed Feb 8 (5 weeks – Theme: CoMotion)
Wed Mar 1 – Wed Mar 8 (2 weeks – Theme: Roots & Wings)
Wed Mar 29 – Wed Apr 26 (5 weeks – Theme TBA)
Wed May 10 – Wed Jun 14 (no class Wed May 31, 5 weeks – Theme TBA)

Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto



“The body says what words cannot.” ~ Martha Graham

What if our bodies could talk? What if we listened?
What if motion brought medicine to what we’ve locked up and lugged around?
Given time, space and encouragement ~
What stories might sing through us?
What poems might breathe from these bones?
What messages might these muscles speak?
What embodied wisdom is waiting to be awakened?

5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement meditation practice – a map to reconnect with an innate spectrum of body expression. There are no steps to follow in this improvisational movement methodology. Instead, we show up, tune in and move what is alive in us. This dance is the dance of remembering. Of returning. Of allowing something deeper to move us.

Let’s tap in to this messy marvel of life. Let’s get down, kick it, soul seek, sweat induce, dance dive, bust a move and meditate our muscles. Let’s discover what holds us back and what calls us towards more embodied living.

Every body, and all movement experience is welcome.


Classes within these series build upon each other, allowing for continuity and depth of learning. While registering for the full series is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. Single classes are also available.

Single Class Tuition*
Benefactor: $35
Supporter: $30
Regular: $25
Supported: $20

*Pre-registration is required.

Please see for full series discounts available for each series of classes.

If finances are an obstacle to you being able to participate, please feel free to contact me at layah(at)layahjane(dot)com. There may be partial scholarships places or work trade possibilities available.

REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds. If you must cancel your attendance due to testing positive for Covid, you will be offered a class credit which can be applied towards a future class with Layah. If you are unable to attend for other reasons, first please let us know so we may release your spot to another dancer. In the event that we are at capacity and we are able to fill your spot, you will be offered two options: you may donate your tuition to the scholarship fund, or you may receive a class credit which can be applied towards a future class with Layah. No credits will be issued for no-shows, or if we have not reached capacity.

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


Capacity limits (registration capped at 35 dancers)
Rapid antigen testing at home pre-class
Masks welcome, not required
Windows open
HEPA filter on in-studio
Contact tracing (name and phone number of every participant)

TEST AT HOME: We will not be testing at the front table for this class series, and instead are asking that participants test at home. It is done on the honour system. Upon arriving you will sign a sheet saying that you have tested at home. If you have not tested at home we will give you a test and you can find a spot to test yourself on site.

THROAT, CHEEK and NOSTRILS: We ask that all testers swab throat, checks, and nostrils as this has been proven as the best way to test for COVID.

While no layer of protection is perfect, 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 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.


*Layah is a certified and accredited member of the 5Rhythms Teachers Association.  All class and workshops hours with Layah count towards 5Rhythms Teacher Training Waves prerequisites.

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Waves Series with Layah

  1. Hi there, I’m wonder if the hiatus started early as I went to class last week on August 23rd and there was no one there! Naturally I’m wondering if Layah’s new babe arrived early. I’d be grateful to know as there are a few people hoping to attend tomorrow night as well!



  2. Hi Kimberley! Thanks for checking in and sorry that Tuesday class wasn’t available to you! The baby hasn’t arrived yet but Layah is needing to take things a little easier earlier than planned so the Tuesday class is now on hiatus until next year. Sorry for the inconvenience and perhaps one of the other 5R classes available in Toronto may be able to serve you and your friends. 🙂 Keep care and love, Rhondda

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