Gabrielle Roth founded a conscious dance practice called 5Rhythms. Participants dance their way through a wave of five musical rhythms that correlate to basic rhythms of life. She writes, “Movement is my medium and my metaphor. I know that if a wave of energy is allowed to complete itself, it yields a whole new wave, and in fact that is all I really know. Riding these waves means joining the cosmic dance that, as Dante says, `moves the sun and the other stars.'” The Enneagram can serve as a map of the nine phases of a cycle of change that is universal and is found in all living systems (what Dan Siegel calls the River of Integration). People suffer when they lose trust in these life processes. Enneagram fixations are nothing more than the way people fear change and try to hold onto a fixed sense of themselves rather than joining the cosmic dance of life. The core assets of each Enneatype are what everyone draws upon naturally to move through the corresponding phase of change. Through improvisational dance similar to 5Rhythms you will embody these essential qualities and explore how they naturally help you embrace your evolving nature.

Eric Lyleson


2015 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA