Amber Ryan is a dance and movement catalyst who delivers us into the heart and soul of our own beat. With roots in theatre, dance, and the transformative practice of the 5Rhythms®, she skillfully holds the space for our humanity to be experienced and expressed. Her eclectic music journeys and embodied leadership have illuminated dance floors at Burning Man, Bonnaroo, Wanderlust, The Sacred Space Miami, and a zillion ecstatic spaces across the globe. Amber is thrilled to share her love of the dance and music again this year at Envision and wishes you all a meaningful Festival.
Amber’s two Envision Offerings for 2017: 5Rhythms: Embodied Medicine Wheel
In this rooted 5Rhythms practice we will explore the physical gateways to unlock tension, clear our channel of stagnant energy, and open into an enlivened, instinctual, creative wellspring of being to take with us into the sunset and throughout the festival.
Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical & Stillness
Each a gateway to an energetic realm of being
Each state of being containing layers of teachings
Each rhythm a mirror of who we are, who we are not, and who we are becoming
By embodying each of the rhythms, we unite with our essence in the soulful realm of Lyrical, where the shapeshifter emerges and comes out to play. As we ride the wave into Stillness we complete the circle of creation. And out of that empty fullness the pulse of life emerges once again.
An exquisite soundscape will support this potent turn around the wheel. Renaissance: A 5Rhythms® Sound Movement Mid-point Ceremony
Cross the threshold
Slip beneath the words
And drop into your fully embodied brilliancy.
Creative, inspired, and grounded in community, we take a leap into the mystery and allow the dance of our humanity to rise into form, to be expressed, to align with purpose, and root down into our everyday.
With evocative sounds and a mix of soul driven world beats, Amber will guide us to the center of our center, utilizing the dynamic practice of the 5Rhythms® as our foundation.
The 5Rhythms are a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. The 5Rhythms take us just as we are, regardless of our life cycle, gender, physical limitations or experience.
Rooted. Connected. Artful & True… We will take the leap and arrive together.
We take sound sound seriously. The dance floor is our temple. With each stage a sculptural masterpiece and Funktion-One sound system tickling your insides, we spend the entire year masterfully crafting an all night beach jungle celebration you'll never forget. Some sounds blast you away. Ours will hug you closely. It’s crisp and holographic. Come prepared for a deep inward journey designed to break you open.
Breathe, flow, and find unlimited freedom in physical expression. Our bodies are the vessel in this world that serve as the foundation for which we can discover our highest potential. Explore stages and spaces for you to completely let go at Envision.
Living is an art form. At Envision we cultivate a 360 degree immersive art environment that blends the edges of the canvas with the world around it.
We let the environment lead. Every structure is artistically designed with locally sourced natural materials to create a village that mimics the beauty of our natural environment, and demonstrates a way of life defined by minimizing our impact on our planet. Envision is not an EZ-Up festival.
To care for others we must first take care of ourselves. Experience and explore mindful practices for food, activity, medicine, and more that will nourish a lifetime of joyous behaviors and self-care rituals.
You are not alone. Discover the community you always knew existed but were never able to experience. Brought together by all of our similarities , and illuminated by all of our differences.
We think long term. The 12 principles of permaculture are echoed throughout every undertaking at Envision. necessity of restorative stewarding demonstrated on the land we gather and in the lives we lead.
Strengthen your source connection. Envision supports you with an open heart space where you can explore a deeper understanding of our common oneness with nature and each other.