“The movement is the medicine, the meditation, and the metaphor” – Gabrielle Roth

5rhythmsblkjpgI have many teachers, but one of my favorites is an incredible yogi spirit named Victor at Laughing Lotus in Chelsea. He inhabits joy like few I know and is a continual inspiration to embrace life on and off my yoga mat. Victor’s classes usually involve rocking 80’s tunes, glitter, and total encouragement to hang upside down and sweat it out.

His one requirement in every class is to breathe, and I smile each time he reminds me. It’s the simplest of teachings, but the core of the practice. He recommended I check out a class called 5Rhythms. Considering our mutual love for dance, I planned to go. Even better, I was able to convince three girlfriends to accompany me on the adventure.

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