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I love summer, and I especially love August when whether or not your world comes to standstill that slow, take a breath, move with gradually shortening rays of waning summer sun to their fullest expression, is upon us (like it or not).

I love the grade school me that is fully engaged in the freedom of summer vacation while feeling the growing pull of back to school and the pull back of rooting into inertia as if not moving will stop the world from moving on with or without my consent.

I find myself struggling to keep up with adult things – emails to answer, workshop schedules to create, all the stuff that adolescent me wants to say fuck off to while older and wiser me knows can be simple if I just surrender my resistance to the now.  With every surrender to the “now” I find that I create more space and more time for the “what if” by not taking up time and space with the “not now”!

So here’s my now on the dance floor for the next few weeks (just in case your summer slows care to dance):

Fri., Aug. 14: Night Waves, 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20, $15 (students), Class cards (good for use at Friday’s Night Waves in NYC only – $150 for 10 classes, $250 for 20 classes).

Tues., Aug. 18: High Vibration Waves, 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20. Subbing for Jonathan Horan.

Fri., Aug. 21: Night Waves, 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20, $15 (students), Class cards (good for use at Friday’s Night Waves in NYC only – $150 for 10 classes, $250 for 20 classes).

Fri., Aug. 28: Night Waves, 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20, $15 (students), Class cards (good for use at Friday’s Night Waves in NYC only – $150 for 10 classes, $250 for 20 classes).

(And, of course, Night Waves continues every Friday – except for Christmas Day.  AND – Check back for more details about what will be a very special January 1 start of 2016 Night Waves class.)

(And, check back for more info on extra classes as well as workshops upcoming in Europe in September.)

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Well!  I just looked up my own web-site and saw that I had not updated said web-site for a year!

Now this doesn’t mean I haven’t done anything over the past year.  In fact this has been one (actually two) of the busiest, most challenging, and brightest years of my life to date!

Over the past two years I have had the great joy and joyous challenge of being on the teaching staff of not one, but two, 5Rhythms® Teacher Trainings.  I have seen 103 new 5Rhythms (2014) teachers step out onto their individual paths of the teaching, and am gearing up to re-meet the current 39 trainees for their second module of the training in November in Zagreb.

In December, 2014 my husband Jason and I left Manhattan for Brooklyn (I can’t say without looking back frequently – at least for me) but as time goes by I am dropping into a rhythm with traveling over bridges and thru tunnels (as opposed to being an inner island dweller who bi-pedded everywhere).   The wonders of both Prospect Park and the Botanical Gardens are great replacements for Hudson River Park although I still miss the river itself rising and falling, racing by with oceanic intent right outside my door-step.

The move was more aggravating, enervating, and anxiety producing than I could have imagined.  If Jason had not done the bulk of the packing (I did do a great deal of the unpacking) I don’t think the move would have been completed.  I would still be sitting in the middle of the room surrounded by empty boxes glacially dancing inertia while the new tenants lived around me, and Jason was ensconced with our cats in our new place.

Discovering an adversarial relationship with moving was not a surprise (I moved 18 times before I was 17 so I have a lot of baggage around moving homes); but, it was bemusing considering that I spend a great deal of my life encouraging others to move.  The 5Rhythms map gave me a context for where I was in the process but I can’t say it was a Flowing experience. It demanded a great deal of applied Staccato, and did result in a tremendous amount of Chaos.  And, as I’ve learned to not expect, but to trust in, Lyrical did arrive (see above re Parks and Gardens, and cats), and Stillness permeates our airy and open space.

I am traveling more than ever, teaching workshops locally and internationally (you can always find my upcoming offerings on the 5Rhythms web-site) and this is both exciting and fulfilling, and taking me far from my spacious, new kitchen where (when I am home) I am fully immersed in culinary Waves to my delight and disappointment.  (Ah Chaos reigns in all things – two sides to everything, and then there’s the bliss where they merge in the middle emerges as Lyrical … rosewater ice cream with the perfect amount of floral notes.)

Of course, I continue to hold the Friday Night Waves space in NYC (moving out of the work-week and into the weekend at the Joffrey since 2003), as well as filling in for Jonathan Horan at his Tuesday night High Vibration Waves, and Sunday Sweat Your Prayers.

Night Waves is every Friday in NYC (and if I happen to be out of town enjoy the space as it is held by one or another of my wonderful colleagues):  Sept. 18: Peter Fodera, Sept. 25: Kierra Foster-Ba.

Join me, subbing for Jonathan on:

Tuesday, August 18: High Vibration Waves

Tuesday, Sept. 1: High Vibration Waves

Tuesday, Sept. 15: High Vibration Waves

Sunday, Oct. 11: Sweat Your Prayers

Tuesday, Oct. 27: High Vibration Waves

Also, here’s a quick reminder of the remainder of my workshops for 2015:

Sept. 20-21, Dusseldorf, Germany: Heartbeat: Beginnings, Middles, and Ends. To register contact: zen-dance@t-online.de

Sept. 25-27, London, England: Faint of Heart.  To register contact: jason.rowe@hotmail.com

Dec. 11-13, New York City: Rhythms in Waves.  To register contact: tmcny@5rhythms.com

2016 is setting up to be an even more expansive year than 2015 as I move into teaching the 5Rhythms Cycles map.  After a long apprenticeship to Jonathan Horan I will teach my first Cycles workshop in Chicago, April 27 thru May 1.   And, of course, my apprenticeship continues, always returning to my teacher’s dance floors to continue to explore my own life cycles, my ancestral roots and wings, and to learn how to teach more fully, more effectively, more truthfully, and more lovingly with every dance.

My 2016 schedule is not completely set yet but there will be workshops added over the next few months in addition to Chicago – Boston, Amsterdam, Israel, NYC … drop me a line (tammy@tammyburstein.com)  if you’d like to explore having me share the 5Rhythms with your community.

As both a certified and accredited 5Rhythms teacher all the classes and workshops that I offer count towards prerequisite hours towards 5Rhythms Teacher Trainings.

Here’s what I currently offer:

Waves workshops: “The Dancing Path begins with Waves: the foundation and fundamentals of the practice. There is a spiritual force driving our dance that strips us to our naked soul, a force that allows us to be the dancer rather than do the dance. This force is unleashed by the 5Rhythms into an energetic language that reveals us to ourselves in action, alone, together and as a tribe.” (5Rhythms.com)  No previous experience necessary.

Waves: an introduction to the 5Rhythms.  (for beginners.)

Being Chaos:  the practice of the art of releasing with Chaos into and with the wild waves of being alive in all of our humanness and being humane in all of our Chaos.

Easy Being:  an investigation of effort and effortless and how to dance effortlessly with both struggle and bliss.

Fluent in Motion:  a course in embodied communication as led by the 5Rhythms.

Light & Shadow:  a inquisitive dance with the shadow side of the 5Rhythms and how we can  illuminate the gifts that lie hidden in the shadow of each rhythm and move into and with our light.

Peace by Peace: Wholistic Practice:  an embodied meditation on the pieces of ourselves that make up the whole, and an embodied celebration of the whole that is made up of those unified pieces.

Rhythms and Waves:  inside each Rhythm there are endless Waves waiting to be released. in this workshop our deeper awareness expands our relationship with each Rhythm – the ones we love, and the ones we resist – on the dance floor and in our lives.

Wave and Ocean: an investigation of where we connect and where we lose touch, where we partner and where we part, where we separate and where we are one.

Waves: From Start to Starting Over:  a basic Waves workshop for all bodies, to start or start over; a to begin, ignite, and re-kindle a love affair with the Wave and with ourselves.

Heartbeat workshops: “In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.” (5Rhythms.com) Prerequisite: 12 Hours of Waves experience, or one weekend Waves workshop.

Heartbeat:  a journey through the basic Heartbeat map, moving with the shape, breath and locomotion of our emotions.

Heartbeat: Beginnings, Middles, and Ends:  an exploration of our process of meeting, moving, and completing our emotional encounters.

Expansive Heart:  a 5 Day Heartbeat Intensive:  5 days of moving with five wise teachers of love – our fear, our anger, our sorrow, our joy, our compassion, inside and out, with love.

Faint of Heart: an embodied exploration of how we are moved by Fear and how Fear moves us. as we investigate our relationship to how we receive and respond to Fear in our lives and all of our emotions.

Light of Heart: exploring the ecstasy of being an emotional being; embodying the lightness in all that we touch and all that touches us.

Cycles workshops: “Cycles is an up close and personal look at our own lives, our birth, our upcoming death and everything and everyone between. We make connections, reweave threads, let go of the hurt and humiliations. We get real. We honor the people and events that have shaped who we are and the challenges and gifts they left us with and reinvent our inherited self into somebody we truly want to be.” (5Rhythms.com)  Prerequisite: minimum of one basic Heartbeat workshop.

Cycles:  a 5 Day investigation into being connected to past, present in now, and open to possibility as we move with the shape, rhythms, and breath of the five life cycles, birth, childhood, adolescence, maturity, and death.  (Note: Cycles offerings are limited in number annually, and are arranged in conjunction with 5Rhythms Global.)

Well – that’s what you get when you hold on to things for too long – a flood of words.  Time to dance!  with love, tammy

 

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CONTINUING & UPCOMING CLASSES:

Every Friday night with TammyBursteinNight Waves, 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434, 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20, $15 for students (class cards available: 10 classes for $150, 20 classes for $250).  NOTE:  No entry after 8.30PM.  SPECIAL NOTES:  Special 3 hour class (Gratitude 2014) on Nov. 28, 2014 – See below for more info.)

Tuesday, Nov. 4High Vibration Waves (subbing for Jonathan Horan), 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20.

Monday, Nov. 24:  Urban Waves, 7.30-9.30PM, Martha Graham Studio, 55 Bethune St., $20. 

Friday, Nov. 28Night Waves – Gratitude, 2014, 7-10PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $30, $20 for students (class card holders may use their cards plus $5 donation).  Benefit event for our adopted 5Rhythms dancing elders in Bogota, Colombia.

Tuesday, Dec. 2High Vibration Waves (subbing for Jonathan Horan), 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20.

Tuesday, Dec. 16High Vibration Waves (subbing for Jonathan Horan), 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20.

Monday, Dec. 22:  Urban Waves, 7.30-9.30PM, Martha Graham Studio, 55 Bethune St., $20. 

Sunday, Dec. 28Sweat Your Prayers (subbing for Jonathan Horan), 11AM-1PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20.

Tuesday, Dec. 30High Vibration Waves (subbing for Jonathan Horan), 7.30-9.30PM, Joffrey Ballet School, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Friday, Nov. 7 – Sunday, Nov. 9Faint of Heart – NYC

Saturday, Dec. 135Rhythms Fundamentals:  Three Ecstasies: Chaos, Lyrical & Stillness – NYC

Saturday, Jan. 17 – Sunday, Jan. 18Waves: From Start to Starting Over – Philadelphia

Friday, February 20 – Sunday, February 22: Rhythms in Waves – Toronto

Wednesday, March 11 – Sunday, March 15: The Expanded Heart – Chicago

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3: Deeper Light – Asheville, NC

Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14:  TBD – Bern, Switzerland

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21Peace by Peace – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Friday, Sept. 25-  – Sunday, June 27Faint of Heart – London, England

TAMMY BURSTEIN is both a certified and accredited teacher of the 5Rhythms® Waves and Heartbeat maps. She is a member of the 5RTA and as such all hours studied with her count as prerequisite hours towards applying for a 5Rhythms Teacher Training (only classes and workshops held by 5RTA teacher members count towards training prerequisites.).   A member of the 5Rhythms Teacher Training teaching staff she has been teaching Waves since 2001 and Heartbeat since 2010, practicing since 1997, and living the 5Rhythms before she knew they existed. She has made her living as a dancer, a lighting designer, a travel agent, and a librarian. She creates her life dancing the 5Rhythms.

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NYers – Tri-Staters – East Coasters – No Coasters – Over the Ponders and beyonders!

Join me in NYC – my home-base, my sacred ground, my long-time love for two workshops, our annual Gratitude evening following Thanksgiving, High Vibration Waves and Sweat Your Prayers appearances subbing for Jonathan Horan, and our continuing Night Waves class:

WORKSHOPS

FAINT OF HEART – November 7 thru November 9, 2014

“You have the power to become aware of the emotions that are coursing through your life – to know the contours, the patterns, the dynamics of your feelings, what they focus on and how they move.” — Gabrielle Roth, Maps to Ecstasy

We know that instead of partnering with our emotions, we often dance away from, around, against, and beside our fear, our anger, our sadness, even our joy. What if instead of denying our emotions, resisting them, or persisting with them we could learn to move with and through them to become more fully embodied, creative, loving expressions of our souls? In this workshop we will explore how we are moved by Fear and how Fear moves us. Using the Heartbeat map of the 5Rhythms we will investigate our relationship to how we receive and respond to Fear in our lives, are we afraid to be afraid, do we respond to fear with anger, dissolve into tears, invite the excitement of fear, see it in each other with compassion? Join us as we enter into the river of Fear and let her current open our hearts to all of our emotions.

PREREQUISITES: Minimum 15 hours of Waves Classes required or 1 weekend Waves workshop.

All workshop hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training Heartbeat prerequisites.

For more information contact: Elyce Turner, 5rhythms@turnstylespresents.com, 631.678.1454

 

5RHYTHMS® FUNDAMENTALS: THREE ECSTASIES – CHAOS, LYRICAL, & STILLNESS – December 13, 2014

Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness – a wholly, holy trinity of letting go of what we think to be moved by what we know in our bones, blood, and breath. Breaking through, arising from, expanding with – these are the steps, the passages, the practices that move us, one after one after one, into creating the space in our lives for the ecstasy of being free and freely being.  Part 3 of a three-part series of one-day workshops – this session (and series) is for anyone new to the practice looking to dip a toe into deeper waters, anyone practiced seeking to step out on a longer journey, anyone at all interested in developing a stronger foundation in, and understanding of the practice.  Attendance at the other parts of the series is not necessary.

PREREQUISITES: None.

All workshop hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training Waves prerequisites.

For more information contact: Elyce Turner, 5rhythms@turnstylespresents.com, 631.678.1454

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

GRATITUDE, 2014 – Friday, Nov. 28 – Joffrey Ballet, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., 7PM-10PM

Whether we see right on the surface how much we have to give thanks for, or we have to dig down deep below the surface to find the momentum to move with gratitude – please join us for Gratitude 2014 – to be led by the 5Rhythms® to dance with ritual thanks for that which has been, that which is, and that which will be.
This special 3 hour event will benefit (as it has for so many years) our adopted 5Rhythms elders  in Bogota, Colombia, just one of the many world-wide communities that are sparked into motion by the 5Rhythms Reach Outtm .

All hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training Elective prerequisites.

For more information email:  rhythmsdancer@gmail.com

 

HIGH VIBRATION WAVES (subbing for Jonathan Horan) – Tuesday, Sept. 9, Joffrey Ballet, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., 7.30-9.30PM, $20.  All class hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training Waves prerequisites.

SWEAT YOUR PRAYERS (subbing for Jonathan Horan – Sunday, Oct. 12, Joffrey Ballet, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., 11AM-1PM, $20.  Sweat Your Prayers hours do not contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training prerequisites.

HIGH VIBRATION WAVES (subbing for Jonathan Horan) – Tuesday, Oct. 28, Joffrey Ballet, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., 7.30-9.30PM, $20.  All class hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training Waves prerequisites.

Please note that there is no entry to any of these classes after the first hour.

 

AND – ONGOING FRIDAY NIGHT WAVES CLASS

NIGHT WAVES – every Friday in NYC – Joffrey Ballet, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., 7.30-9.30PM, $20, $15 (students), Class cards: 10 classes for $150, 20 classes for $250.

An opportunity to walk in, dance out, and wake up to spirit Wave after Wave.

Night Waves NYC started on Sept. 12, 2003. over 10 years later we’re still starting, starting over, and starting anew (even if you’ve been there every week for the past 10 years+!) with every class, one step at a time, heart to heart, breath after breath, with love.

All class hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training Waves prerequisites.

Please note that there is no entry to any of these classes after the first hour AND there will be NO class on Friday, Oct. 31 – Halloween.

 

TAMMY BURSTEIN is both a certified and accredited teacher of the 5Rhythms® Waves and Heartbeat maps. A member of the 5Rhythms Teacher Training teaching staff she has been teaching Waves since 2001 and Heartbeat since 2010, practicing since 1997, and living the 5Rhythms before she knew they existed. She has made her living as a dancer, a lighting designer, a travel agent, and a librarian. She creates her life dancing the 5Rhythms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the source of the stream of consciousness is in the feet.
joining together through the 5Rhythms® is a journey to
the source, a voyage on the stream, a passage to
consciousness, a crossing of the great divide, a trip into
unity.
with love.

every friday night in nyc:  https://www.facebook.com/events/581359635246632/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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a path that exposes itself in the tangle of the wilderness.
a direction that becomes clear in the midst of mist.
a vision that reveals itself within the threads of possibility.
a delight that comes to light in the heart of darkness.
a prayer that speaks in tongues through motion.
these are the 5Rhythms. a map. a practice. a dance.
with love.

Find out more every Friday night in NYC:  http://www.5rhythms.com/classes/NightWaves-242

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Gratitude 2013 – NYC – Friday evening, Nov. 29
Whether we see right on the surface how much we have to give thanks for, or we have to dig down deep below the surface to find the momentum to move with gratitude – please join us for Gratitude 2013-Night Waves – to be led by the 5Rhythms® to dance with ritual thanks for that which has been, that which is, and that which will be.
This special 3 hour event will benefit (as it has for so many years) our adopted 5Rhythms® elders in Bogota, Colombia, just one of the many world-wide communities that are sparked into motion by the 5Rhythms Reach Outtm . [NOTE: There IS a regular Night Waves class on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Joffrey  (7.30-9.30pm, $20, $15–students); and, regular Night Waves resumes on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Joffrey ((7.30-9.30pm, $20, $15–students)]
The cost of the event is $30, $20 (students) – price includes a $5 minimum donation to the elders to continue to support providing them with on-going 5Rhythms® classes. (Class card holders may use one class from their card and add a minimium of $5 for the donation.)
7.30-10.30pm
Joffrey
434 6th Av.e, 5th Flr.
This is an open event – preregistration is not required.
For more info contact: Gratitude 2013 – NYC

Thank you all for being part of this global 5Rhythms® tribe, feet first, heart forward, mind opened, soulfully joining in spirit around our mother earth.

~~~

Gratitude 2013 – Charlottesville, VA – Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Gratitude runs in our veins, drops from our sweat, and follows in our footsteps.  Join us for this post-Thanksgiving workshop, Gratitude 2013-Charlottesville, one in which we will follow the 5Rhythms® as our map to gratefulness for all that we receive, all that we give, all that we create, and all that has created us.  We’ll give appreciation a body to dance with, a heart to offer from, and a path to bring into our everyday lives.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 6.30pm-9pm
Sunday, Dec. 1, 11am-5pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club
Cost: $125. (Saturday night only: $35)
Click to register online.  [NOTE: There is a slight fee to register online.]
For more info contact:  Ann Kite: email or call: 434-989-4841

 

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ever notice how many ways we describe life through the body?

“all in the head.” “shoulder the load.” “elbowed out of the way” “give a hand”. “the back bone of it all.” “joined at the hip.” “knee deep.”

go out on a limb. get your foot in the door. your heart on your sleeve. your soul on the dance floor. (with love.)

Night Waves – NYC – every Friday in NYC at the Joffrey, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr., $20 ($15 students).  Class cards: 10 for $150, 20 for $250.  Love – infinite.

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Nothing to prove. Nothing to perfect. Nothing to presume.
Everything to dance. Everything to be. Everything to love.

NYC – Night Waves – Every Friday night, Joffrey, 434 6th Ave., 5th Flr, 7.30-9.30PM, $20, $15 (students).

Class cards: 10 for $150,  20 for $250.

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