Wild Heart Dance with Neil Pinnock, UK.

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“Neil has passion, and energy, and a sense of humour. He stirs up whirlwinds, and then drops through surprising doors into tenderness and vulnerability.”

Andrew Holmes,

5Rhythms Teacher

Neil has been dancing a lifetime.

After studying many years of embodied practice with Tai Chi and yoga, Neil had an ecstatic awaking to the pure delight of dance in India in 1999. By 2001 he  had discovered the 5Rhythms and knew instantly that he had found his home and his practice. Neil trained with Gabrielle Roth and faculty for many years and graduated  in 5Rhythms in 2008. He went on tho completed the Heartbeat™ level work in 2018 with Jonathon Horan.

Based in the UK, Neil teaches regular classes in Birmingham, Great Malvern and the West Midlands. He facilitates 5Rhythms dance workshops at Wild Ways in Shropshire and covers classes around the UK. Internationally Neil has taught in New Zealand, Holland, Thailand, Prague, and Burning Man Festival USA. He plans to take 5Rhythms with him wherever he goes.

Neil is a 5Rhythms mentor for newly qualified students and he is currently guiding two 5Rhythms Space Holders along the path as they train to become 5Rhythms teachers. As a member of the 5RTA any hours danced with Neil count as pre-requisites for 5Rhythms™ teacher training.

Neil is also a qualified dramatherapist, photographer, street performer and part time dragon handler. He works with people of all ages and finds the way of bringing out the best in everybody through his humour, depth and dynamism. He loves to travel and rides a motorbike. Equally he loves to sit and meditate. 5Rhythms allows Neil to explore the balance between activity and stillness, playful inspiration and compassionate support. He is happy both in the beat of the city and the calm of the countryside.  His music and teaching style reflect the diversity and passion that he has for people and living a fulfilled life.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Unlike any other practitioner I know, Neil holds a sacred space perfectly balanced between the reverent and irreverent. I rarely laugh as much or feel as deeply connected to a well of Joy as when I dance at Wildways. And I also know that I am totally held by Neil, by the group and the 5 Rhythms, to go deep into the painful, challenging places. Each time a transformative magic happens across the retreat. It is an incredibly safe, nourishing space that I know I will return to again and again. Going that bit deeper and into new realms of magic, every time."

Pippa,

Creative Practitioner

Pippa,

Creative Practitioner

"Unlike any other practitioner I know, Neil holds a sacred space perfectly balanced between the reverent and irreverent. I rarely laugh as much or feel as deeply connected to a well of Joy as when I dance at Wildways. And I also know that I am totally held by Neil, by the group and the 5 Rhythms, to go deep into the painful, challenging places. Each time a transformative magic happens across the retreat. It is an incredibly safe, nourishing space that I know I will return to again and again. Going that bit deeper and into new realms of magic, every time."

Pippa 2018

Creative Practitioner

"The group bonded in a way I have not experienced through the dance before, becoming so close that I felt at one with each person and with the Spirit that connects us all to each other and the universe.  Neil’s ability to choose appropriate music and shape the group by his gentle, flexible, sensitive and responsive teaching was instrumental in bringing the group to a place of wholeness.  It was a rare and special space, expertly held and nurtured by an amazing teacher.  Many thanks Neil."

Gill 2018

Quaker Ministry Coordinator

I dance at Neil's Malvern class every Friday night. It's the friendliest 5R class I've ever been to. Neil has a great gift for reaching everyone so that experienced dancers and newcomers both get so much out of the practice. He teaches with intelligence, insight, humour and compassion. I appreciate his skill in being able to take us from light-hearted & playful to deep & serious, and everywhere in between at a moment's notice. I feel really safe in his classes and able to explore challenging territory under his guidance.
 

Fran 2018

Traveler & Dancer