5Rhythms Classes

Covid Protocol Update: In addition to mandatory masks, effective immediately everyone must provide proof of vaccination to attend our classes, workshops, and events. Bring your vaccination card (or a picture of it) with you to dance or email me a pic (of it) if you prefer. We will keep record so that you only have to provide it once. This is not a judgment about what is the right or wrong thing to do, as regards vaccination, but a simple, effective, meaningful health precaution.

Please join us as you feel comfortable and inspired to do so. Our community has stayed solid throughout the pandemic. We look forward to getting together with you to celebrate, reconnect, and re-engage our shared movement practices. Everyone will need to complete a waiver even if you have completed one for us in the past. We will have printed copies of the waiver for you when you arrive, but it is a full page long so if you prefer, you can print, read, sign the waiver in advance OlyWaves 2021 Waiver, and BRING IT WITH YOU.

Our ZOOM classes have been discontinued. THANK YOU everyone who joined us via Zoom. I apologize to you all because we were unable to figure out hos to offer in-person & Zoom classes simultaneously with any semblance of grace and competence. Hopefully you can join us for in-person classes and workshops.

Inner Wave

Sunday Mornings 9:00am – 10:00am with Ronny Temple at Fusion in Olympia


This class is movement meditation in its purest sense. The Inner Wave is a time to come and be held in the intimacy of the personal dance. No interruptions, no partnerships, no distractions. Just the body in motion to the rhythm of the Wave. With a gentle unfolding of uninterrupted music we move through the rhythms as individuals within the collective field.


Sweat Your Prayers®

Sunday Mornings 10:30am – 12:00pm at Fusion

If you are looking for an orgasmic dance experience in a safe and sacred container- this is it! The form of this class is as simple as it is profound. It starts with a warm-up, followed by a short exercise to help us get grounded and present, followed by a 5Rhythms® Dance Wave.
Sept 19 Shawn Swanson
Sept 26 Ronny Temple
Oct 3 Shawn Swanson
Oct 10 Shawn Swanson
Oct 17 Ronny Temple


Deep Waves®

Tuesday Evenings 6:30pm – 8:00pm starting September 14, 2021 at Fusion

Deep Waves 2015 Postcard FrontThis is a facilitated 5Rhythms® class, an ongoing exploration of the embodiment dance practice created by Gabrielle Roth. It is meditative, expressive, fun, and transformative. Each evening features a unique theme designed to deepen our practice and expand our movement vocabulary. Appropriate for all levels including beginners.



Unless otherwise indicated all classes and workshops take place at Fusion, 302 Columbia St NW Olympia 98501.
These are drop in classes
No prior experience is needed
No talking on the dance floor please
Under 17 OK only with express advance permission of teacher


$14 General Admission for Inner Wave and Sweat Your Prayers
$12 Full-time Students with ID and Seniors over 65
$25 Both Sunday classes together
$72 Gratitude Card (good for any 6 classes and does not expire)