The Practice

The Philly Tribe is part of the larger global 5Rhythms™ community created by Gabrielle Roth. We offer classes every week in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, as well as one-, two-, and three-day weekend workshops.  The 5Rhythms™ of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness form the Wave, a map integrating body and soul. Waves classes form the core of the 5Rhythms™ practice, exploring the fluidity of embodiment. Sweat Your Prayers classes focus on personal experience, keeping our bodies in motion and letting go. Workshops provide an extended time & focus to deepen our experience within a dancing tribe.

We have a producer–Rebekah Zhuraw– and a board of tribe-holders–Mariama O’Brien, Christina Fanizzi, Phil Brown, Michelle Mahan and Kaitlynn Stupak– who work co-operatively to hold the space for our tribe (See Tribe-holders).  Our teaching staff includes or has included Adam Barley, Arjan Bouw, Tammy Burstein, Douglas Drummond, Peter Fodera, Kierra Foster-Ba, Nancy Genatt, Lucia Horan, Richard Jerram, Jilsarah Moscowitz, Daniella Peltekova, Amara Pagano, Sara Pagano, Amber Ryan, Michael Molin-Skelton, Margaret Wagner, & Julia Wolfermann.

We welcome new comers, wayfarers, and those we already know and love, without exception. Come move with us!  Please wear comfortable clothing—no street shoes or fragrances, please.  Please remember to bring yourself water.

To contact us:  email Rebekah at  or call 215-386-3186.

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The 5Rhythms™ were developed by Gabrielle Roth through her lifetime study in dance, theater, and the healing arts to release the dancer in us all, regardless of age, shape, size, limitations or experience.  For more info on the 5Rhythms:

How free do you want to be? — Gabrielle Roth

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