I currently work as a 5Rhythms teacher, non duality facilitator & active father to my two sons. Over the years I’ve been greatly influenced by various extraordinary teachers whom I’ve been lucky enough to study with & I feel particularly indebted to Thich Nhat Hanh, Didier Danthois, Adyashanti & most importantly Rupert Spira & Gabrielle Roth; the latter of whom took me under her Raven wing back in 2000 & guided me to turn my life inside out, by teaching me the art of experiencing life as an awesome Dance from whose perspective we are already free. I completed my training with her in 2005 and under the guidance of other meditation teachers have been developing countless ways to seduce people into this experiential perspective ever since. I teach as I like to be taught: with sensitivity, integrity & humour, passionately transmitting an embodied understanding of the transformative power of the practice..
Gabrielle saw no separation, all she saw in the human being was the dance of creativity, actualised as well as in potential. This welcoming of me as nothing short of an innately creative being was something I’d never encountered before. Never before had I felt truly seen and met in the limitless way that Gabrielle saw me. She gave me a new way to see myself and the world. Yet she didn’t just awaken me to the fundamental existence of this vibrant creativity that we all are, she provided me and countless others with an extraordinary path from which to awaken and nurture the development of this creativity in the day to day world.
Consequently my primary spiritual practice for the last 20 years has been Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® and I continue to dance, study and teach the practice every week. Gabrielle trained me to teach ‘Waves’ level back in 2004/5 and ten years later I trained to teach ‘Heartbeat’ level with Gabrielle’s son Jonathan. (Gabrielle sadly passed away in 2012).
For the last 8 years my teaching has been greatly influenced by my ongoing studies into the nature of consciousness through my current teacher Rupert Spira with whom I’ve attended many retreats. The liberating realisation and consequential experiential understanding of ‘who I really am’ has taken the tension out of my teaching and opened up my events to being a place for us to experience the ‘no mind’ presence of our true unified self. I don’t facilitate people to improve themselves, for they are already this whole, timeless, infinite being. Instead I create a space for people to come to the experiential understanding that the dance of body, breath, mind and emotions is this very consciousness in motion, inseparable from the different parts of itself, already liberated. In allowing the dance from the perspective of unity, the mind, body and emotions find their natural balance.
The tachyon pain body release treatments that I perform are a safe and highly effective method for the tensions associated with our illusory separation to be released. For most if not all of our lives we have allowed the establishment of a deep network of tensions that have come about as a result of the cultural assumption that we are essentially separate and mortal, that our consciousness was born from our body and will therefore die with it. When these tensions are unwound, the contraction of the ego is released. Through the release of tensions and energy blocks we become kinder, more loving and relaxed, and more open to our soul’s unique purpose in life.
If you wish to book a treatment – or would like me to teach in your area, please email francis@AwakenedPresence.org