5 Rhythms with Alex Mackay, Joe Caswell and Jake Madhatter

5 Rhythms with Alex Mackay, Joe Caswell and Jake Madhatter

Seeking fluidity in the softening of Flowing

Seeking clarity in the beat of Staccato

Seeking freedom in the release of Chaos

Seeking delight in the beauty of Lyrical

Seeking peace in the aliveness of Stillness


Dancing the 5Rhythms is a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. The rhythms teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas. In dancing 5Rhythms you can unearth a freestyle movement vocabulary rooted in unexpected, fresh ways of moving, visceral and highly personal. You can track perceptions and memories; seek out gestures and shapes; tune into instincts and intuitions.


In the Temple we are offering 4 sessions with live music:

Free the Body – Friday 

Time Travel – Saturday afternoon

In Love With The Beat – Saturday night

Soulshine – Sunday afternoon


Alex MacKay (Raven Sister) 

Alex trained with Gabrielle Roth in New York, and was apprenticed to her for 20 years. Her teaching is spacious and embodied, full of spirit, depth and creativity. She has a lot of energy and loves to dance with the group.  Joe Caswell and Jake Madhatter are dazzling musicians providing exceptional music to transport our bodies and souls.


Joe Caswell 

Joe Caswell is a dazzling percussionist, rooted in rhythm and ceremony, and living on the land. He has played with Irish and Welsh bands, percussion band The Sonic Forge, retreats in the Himalayas, raves and roof-raising events of all kinds.


Jake Madhatter

Jake Madhatter is a songwriter, composer, percussionist and performer who grew up in West Wales and studied International Folk Music in Leeds, BA and MA. His lively vibrant bands The Hatstand Collective and new one: Fox and the Fire always provide life affirming and danceable music. He will be playing for 5Rhythms and more.