Author Archives: Silvija Tomčik

February 2019

I find myself lately saying when I am teaching « this is why this is a practice… ».  And sometimes I would even hear myself saying it so it got me interested to dig a bit deeper into it.  What are we practicing when moving with these 5 Rhythms, when dancing body parts, when doing walking meditation, when dancing with a partner or when dancing unity circle? For me the most general answer is that I am […]

January 2019

I am writing this just after our 9th Tribal Dance, 5 days workshop from Old to New Year (you can have a look here in this short video).  It was truly a full on one so this letter from me will be short and simple and hopefully sweet. I belong to my body.  My body belongs to the dance. I commit to my heart. My heart is committed to the love. I am co-creating with my mind. My […]

December 2018

May we find any possible way to feel more at home in our bodies, any possible way to feel alive in our bodies. May we find ways to give our bodies fresh air, clear water, nourishing food, safe touch, healing sleep. Again and Again. Practice.  May we find the discipline to keep coming back to our center, no matter how many times we loose it. May we find honesty with ourselves in the times when we are lying to […]

November 2018

There is something deeply human in our search for that something which will always work and that something which will work for everybody. One of the favorite answers that I like to give when asked the 5 Rhythms, is: “It is not everybody’s cup of tea, but it is open to everybody.”   The more I teach, and especially when I dance, the more I am fascinated with by how different each rhythm is from […]

October 2018

For me there is nothing more loving than being able to be present for somebody’s fear (including my own).  To hold the ground when it feels like the ground is shaking. “I am scared that you will leave me. I am scared I will leave you. I am scared I am too much for you. I am scared I am not enough for you. I am scared of coming too close. I am scared of […]

September 2018

My growing up was during the time of Yugoslavia and so at the age of 7 I became Tito’s pioneer and this pledge that I swore to, left a big impact at me: Today, as I become a Pioneer, I give my Pioneer’s word of honour – That I shall study and work diligently, respect my parents and my seniors, and be a loyal and honest friend. That I shall love our homeland, self-managed Socialist Federal Republic […]

August 2018

Tonight I want to write about fear. The fear that is right here, so much of the time. Maybe even all the time. I hope so actually, as in its essential power it is my best ally, that one friend that will keep my eyes open and remind me of my instinctual self. I was recently at a concert, and we were one of the first people who arrived. As others were joining in, I […]

July 2018

How much weight I put on my own flow, on being who I am, on my own truth. And when this goes for longer time, I start to identify with that weight, with that resistance, as I forgot the taste of my own self, the one that is ever changing. I start to believe that I am that heavy energy that just wants to sit all day through, that wants to hide rather then to […]