Soul Motion and 5Rhythms

presence . heart . sanctuary
spiritweaves ™ is a movement inspiration extended to all with an impulse to pray in motion – to dance devotion. it is a movement invitation extended to all with a desire to listen to their own voice – to dance the truth; your choice. we expand our awareness and our ability to be present in our body while keeping our heart open.  spiritweaves ™ is a movement liberation extended to all who are willing to answer their own calling. a movement revelation unmasking the mystery and magic of our own dance. we will assist, stir, incite, invite and inspire the dance to be awakened into and throughout our lives breath, weight, shape, pause, repetition, silence and witnessing are some of the tools we will employ to engage and enhance you as a creative event, always unfolding.


michael will be in la

michael will be in Los Angeles teaching Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th. He would love to see you within the dance.

our latest musing


Mary Oliver says, “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”

We hope this summer is caressing you gently and fiercely encouraging you to listen inward to embrace all that you are. That through this inward journey you will find solace in your own presence while finding your place in your community.

It is now one year since we listened and followed our calling to find our new place in the family of things and moved to Portland. It has been a year living with paradox. Our new beginning has opened ourselves and given us an immense feeling of freedom and wholeness which we did not know was possible. We have been embraced and welcomed in our new life whole heartedly. At the same time, the grief of separation from friends and family and our community in Los Angeles has left us with a more tender and porous heart. It has been a time when we have gotten to know our own aloneness, as well as our own aliveness. We want to thank each one of you for the place you hold in our life and for making this new beginning possible for us. Without you this would not be possible.



em claire says;
It’s a beautiful time to be alive.
And the long walk home is peopled –
We are everywhere.
Yet the struggle to surrender is where we often walk
So the next time you fall
to either side where you lie
and take the hand
of your dear Brother or Sister
whose own face is muddied.
We can rise together,
even if we fall alone –
for its a beautiful time to be alive
on this,