Visiting 5Rhythms® Teachers

Dance Limerick Space, John’s Sq, Limerick City, Ireland
A snapshot of the church
John’s Church Space is beautiful and artist and 5Rhythms teacher Liz Collier will compliment the space with her art work throughout the four days

It is Halloween/Samhain time, no better time to be moving in Ireland
Oct 31st – 12 to 7
Nov 1st – 12 to 7
Nov 2nd – 11 to 5 & 8 to 11 (party)
Nov 3rd – 11 to 5

Cost: €300 early bird if paid in full by August 1st
€375 full price thereafter
Please contact Jenny Fahy to book                                                                                                                          Email:

We have a great group of international dancers joining us from Wales, England, France, Germany, Czech Rep, Switzerland, Finland, USA and of course, Ireland!

Facebook event is here

In the dancing path of the 5Rhythms®, “God, Sex and the Body” is an initiation into being an embodied soul. It is a deeply personal journey, a celebration like no other, a ritual for the hot and holy you. 
It’s a call to stretch our imaginations and move through a spectrum of feminine and masculine archetypes, to dress them up in ritual theater, to get inside them and give them expression. No one else can be a man or woman exactly like you. No one else can embody your soul, project your magic or have your specific curiosity. Part lover, part artist, part god, we were born to rock the world and feel our way into each others hearts.
This workshop liberates and inspires us to emerge a bit more fascinated with each other and the mystery of it all.

Alex Mackay has been teaching 5Rhythms for over 2 decades and is known for light and depth in her teaching, using few well chosen words, and opening a sense of wonder. She is embodied, energetic and creative.

Prerequisites: Waves
This workshop is a prerequisite for the Teacher’s Training

“God, Sex and the Body is and always will be a profound and integral part of the 5Rhythms® curriculum. It has personally informed my way of being, my teaching style, and, most deeply, my acceptance of who I am and who I am not.”
Gabrielle Roth

“I grew up at a time of the battle of the sexes, patriarchy being questioned as it is in a new wave now, not exactly harmonious between the masculine and feminine around me, but my parents were going to call me Alex either way and I love that feeling that I can connect to both.
My creative self always led the way, finding relief and freedom when dancing and drawing – and although the body is my medium, using imagination and sculpting the mysterious have always attracted me just as much. I want it all – no divide between spirit and flesh, between the masculine and feminine within.. the lover to have desire and find beauty in many moments, the seeker to naturally connect to inspiration and devotion, the artist to design and take care of a life full of these riches.
Alex Mackay

“For 25 years I’ve witnessed Alex Mackay as a dedicated embodiment of all the maps of our 5Rhythms mandala. In her committed practice, a willingness to continue moving, exploring and seeing herself through the deep awareness of her own rhythms. In her teaching, a lyrical playfulness delivered with mystery, creativity, and maturity.
The more we co-created along her path studying our God, Sex, & the Body maps, the deeper my respect has grown for Alex’s embodied presence of the shapeshifter — a soul dancing without attachment and with intention to unearth the uniqueness and balance of nurture and action, of fascination and adventure, of intuition and integrity.”
Jonathan Horan




5Rhythms Heartbeat workshop with Live Music – Alex Mackay and Joe Caswell

Date: October 14th/15th 2017
Time: Saturday – 1pm to 7pm and Sunday – 11am to 5pm
Cost: €140 waged/€120 concession (Early bird fee €100 if booked before July 31st) – (€90 for 5R’s/Open Floor/Movement Medicine teachers)
Venue: Dance Limerick Space, St. John’s sq, Limerick City


Down The Well
a weekend with Alex Mackay
with live music from Joe Caswell

October 8th and 9th 2016

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

The Dance Limerick Space
John’s Square, Limerick City, Ireland

Dates/Times: Saturday Oct 8th, 1pm-7pm and Sunday Oct 9th, 11am-5pm
Cost: Early bird rate: €100 before July 25th – Thereafter €140 waged / €120 concession           To Book: Email Jenny Fahy or phone +353863123429

 Alex Mackay is a dancer and artist, who is known for light and depth in her teaching, using few well-chosen words, and opening a sense of wonder. She is embodied, energetic and creative, and loves to dance with the group. She is strongly connected to the birthplace of her teaching in Manchester and Liverpool, where community continues to spring from the 5 Rhythms classes there, 20 years later. Gabrielle Roth called her Raven Sister.

Joseph Caswell is a dazzling musician who has played music for 5 Rhythms for many years on unique percussion rigs and instruments from all around the world. He has played for Gabrielle Roth and Jonathan Horan. Playing music professionally since the age of 13, he has also investigated ancient tunes and sounds and made instruments himself.

Alex and Joe create transformative events with the pulse of the city and out in the wilds. They live in the woods of West Wales with their rock’n’roll son and their feisty pixie daughter

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