“Body, Heart, Mind, Soul and Spirit” Residential Retreat, Waves and Heartbeat Level
5RHYTHMS ® workshop led by Silvija Tomčik
June 7th - June 11th 2023. Yspertal
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5Rhythms® Residential 5 Days

Waves & Heartbeat Level

7.-11.6.2023 – Yspertal, AUSTRIA

Led by Silvija Tomčik



“5Rhythms practice is a journey towards freeing the body, expressing the heart, emptying the mind,

awakening the soul and embodying the spirit.” Gabrielle Roth


On this 5Rhythms workshop we will explore how each of these 5Rhythms is connected to these 5 different parts of us: Body, Heart, Mind, Soul and Spirit.

This is an invitation to your intimate investigation of how Flowing unlocks the body, how Staccato opens up the heart, how Chaos liberates the mind, how Lyrical opens the door of the soul and how Stillness inaugurates the spirit.


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 mind is co-creating with the mystery.
I am connecting to the nature of my soul.
My soul is connected to the nature of all things
I breathe my spirit alive.
My spirit lives in my breath. My spirit dances with my breath.


Silvija Tomčik,  was introduced 23 years ago to Gabrielle Roth’s teachings through her book Maps to Ecstasy. It was a powerful encounter, which motivated Silvija to begin searching for teachers of the 5Rhythms to begin her dancing path. Since than she has been organizing 5Rhythms workshops in Croatia bringing it for the first time to this part of the world. At the time she was working in the Center for Peace Studies and leading workshops on gender issues. She has finished Waves Teacher Training with Gabrielle in 2001., and in 2010. the Heartbeat Teacher Training. Silvija has been a part of the Teacher Training Staff with Jonathan Horan 2013-2020.  Silvija just published her book WAVES: Voice and Vision, in collaboration with 20 artists. She teaches workshops using her imagination, great variety of music, her grounded way of dancing and her love for the freedom of being in the body to prompt people to discover their personal dance and healing movement. She is living with her husband Thierry Francois, also a 5Rhythms teacher and their son, Numa Rock and her daughter Tara in Zagreb. 


“Silvija’s way of teaching? Strong and soft, passionate and gentle, wise and tactful, straight and humble, modern and ancient. She knows most of the places, you were. She’s a woman with all of the amazing dark and soft feminine energies, what can you seduce for the rhythms. She’s a mother who accepts you as you are. She is a warrior healer, who helps you facing with your shadows without a judgement, and helps to break through them. She is a teacher, who shows the path, but let you to be free. Dancing with her guiding, you can go to your edges safe. She is a midwife, who helps you to be born in your real self.”  Zsuszsanna Kiss, 5Rhythms teacher


The workshop begins on Wednesday 7.6. at 17h and ends on Sunday 11.6. at 13h.


PREREQUISITES: 15 hours of Waves

This workshop counts as 3 days of Waves level and 1 day of Heartbeat Level towards the Teacher Training.



340€ full price, 300€ early booking price until 25th of April, 180€ working price



Wednesday 7.6.   17:00 – 20:00

Thursday 8.6.      10:00 – 13:00, 17:00 – 20:00

Friday 9.6.          10:00 – 13:00, 17:00 – 20:00

Saturday 10.6.      10:00 – 13:00, 17:00 – 20:00

Sunday 11.6.       10:00 – 13:00



Landhotel Yspertal, Ysper 1, 3683 Yspertal

We dance in a school – 5min. walk from the hotel

Yspertal is a nice little village in the Austrian region Southern Waldviertel. The surrounding is a true hiker’s paradise and it offers different hiking routes, meditative pilgrimage paths, historical and Celtic places and botanical nature trails. Yspertal is famous for it’s Ysperklamm (gorge) with it’s waterfalls.

We dance in the sports hall of a school, which – like always – we will transform into a sacred dance space. Next to the school there’s an indoor swimming pool with sauna, a climber’s hall, a beach volleyball and tennis court, a playground and a bathing pond and river to jump in.

LANDHOTEL YSPERTAL is a great hotel which has a 100% biological kitchen and attaches great importance to sustainability.

There are many different room options.



Hotel payments have to be made at their reception desk by cash, maestro or credit card.



All prices include 4 nights with breakfast. Full board option is starting with dinner on Wednesday evening and ending with Sunday lunch. Halfboard includes 4 lunches or 4 dinners.


The prices in each room category are for:

full board | half board | additional night (11./12.6.)


single room standard   485 | 431 | 65

single room “Kornmandl” (new renovated)   533 | 479 | 82

double room standard (separate beds possible)   409 | 355 | 57

double room “Kornmandl” (160cm bed, new renovated) 453 | 399 | 72

double room “Herzstein” (separate beds possible, bathroom with daylight, new renovated)  493 | 439 | 77

3-bed-room standard   385 | 339 | 52

Camping 293 | 239

Day guests – full board 240€ (4x 2 meals plus tea, coffee, cakes – no breakfast)

Day guests – half board 178€ (4x dinner plus tea, coffee, cakes – no breakfast)



by train

TRAIN STATION Ybbs an der Donau (1,5h from Vienna)

Take the bus #780 from Ybbs/Donau Bahnhof  to Ysper Marktplatz (30 minutes)

Check the schedule HERE.


by car

A1 exit 100 Ybbs an der Donau, 20 more minutes to Yspertal

2h from Vienna

1h15min. from Linz

3h15min. from Gra



Irene Seewald, +436642552441, vienna@plesritmova.net