Nice Things Said
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.
I never cease to be inspired by the quality of your attention, humour, inventiveness, creativity, willingness to risk and experiment. And yet hold the circle so safely with wisdom and compassion and understanding. Such a large soul in quite a small body …. your dance bursts through from another dimension.
Thank you Alex. I woke up today and did my daily (zen) meditation. And I felt different. I felt more grounded. More in my body than in my head. Yesterday was like a flow. A creative flow something beyond words but still in words. I have a deep faith in stillness and silence through meditation but in that stillness there is so much movement and wisdom.
The textures, sensations and subtlelty of last year's Mosaic residential held me for a long time. It was artistry. Left me wanting more - I highly recommend. look forward to dancing with you again.
If you ever feel that your sense of wonder is in need of refreshment, a weekend with Alex is a pretty good prescription.
"Alex´s workshop two years ago, was fantastic. She created a very safe space and was so lively and alive in her teaching. The music was entertaing, new, different and interesting. Such a great mix. I found a completely new connection with the Rhythm of Lyrical. It brought back beautiful childhood memories and I found a precious reconnonection with my inner child. For a long time after the workshop, and even still, I feel how a playfulness and curiosity that I had lost, was rediscovered in the dance."
I love the quality of freedom and creativity you have engendered in the group, the way your teaching leads me to new discoveries and your presence on the floor and in the room. Did I mention the music? Love that too.
Alex holds a space with gentle and compassionate acceptance. She provides lots of permission to be. Dancing with Alex is a dancing adventure with heart, community and connection. A delicious mix of Earthiness and lyrical light.
Alex's teaching brings me to unique and surprising discoveries in my body and heart-life. I love her humorous, gentle and compassionate style and the way she cuts right to the core of things in her understated way. She holds a magical space that keeps me coming back again and again.
I want to say I always love your invitation to dance just as you are - what it does for me is take away pressure to even dance the rhythms as they are meant to be danced which is such a relief when things arent going like you think they should!! this means that your workshop is always fun for me from start to finish
I really liked how direct, insightful, straight and tender yet decisive and straight forward you were. I found that calming and invigorating.
As well I loved your music - you had beautiful songs. Punky, fun, exhilarating, lifting songs as well as deeply touching, sphere transforming, grounding and nurturing songs. To me it was one of my most wonderful and intimate experiences I had in my life. I felt so much bliss, joy, admiration for my self and everybody else. I felt so at home and secure and content.
Britta (5 day Heartbeat)