Richard Jerram, Certified Teacher of 5Rhythms since 2001.
Richard brings heart, humor, and 18 years’ experience of teaching 5Rhythms® movement meditation practice.
After working for years in Architecture, Richard discovered the 5Rhythms in London UK in 1996 during a period of crisis in his life. After starting to teach in 2000 (at Gabrielle’s suggestion*), he trained in 2000-2001. In London he taught open classes and workshops and a group of chronic fatigue sufferers. He has also taught on Buddhist & Quaker retreats, and in Lisbon & Melbourne.
Richard has been a member of the 5Rhythms Teachers Association since its inception in 2006 and he is also a member of the International Movement Teachers Association (IMTA).
Richard moved to Philadelphia PA in March 2008 and married Claire (whom he had met on the dance-floor in London). He taught widely in the city and New Jersey before relocating in 2012 to Baltimore MD.
He still teaches quarterly in New Jersey as well as in Baltimore, DC & Maryland.
*(In 2000, Richard’s teacher Sue Rickards needed to pass on the group of London Seniors she had begun five years before. Gabrielle suggested that Richard take it over, and he did so for seven years until leaving the UK. This video was made a year after Richard left.)
I did some counting recently and realized that I’ve been fortunate to have danced with over 70 different 5Rhythms teachers! Many have been ‘one-night stands’ of course, but I am blessed to have danced into life for over a decade with Sue Rickards in London and to have danced deeply with Susannah & Ya’Acov Darling Kahn (who now teach a separate practice, Movement Medicine, see also here ), and with Andrea Juhan and Kathy Altman (who now teach a separate practice, Open Floor) -and of course with Gabrielle Roth herself and her son Jonathan Horan.
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