5Rhythms® Summer workshop
Waves and Heartbeat level
Led by Silvija Tomčik and Thierry Francois
Sutivan, Island of Brač, CROATIA
“When we stop distracting ourselves, and courageously dive into the heart of any feeling, positive or negative, right or wrong, comfortable or uncomfortable, we rediscover the vast ocean of who we are.
Every feeling is made of unspeakable intelligence, and every feeling contains a hidden message.” Jeff Foster
This workshop is a beautiful opportunity to search within our hearts and find the answers that we are looking for outside. This is an invitation to dance the dance that only we can dance and to do it in the company of others; all of us surrendering to the mystery of what it is to be alive right now.
We will go one day at a time, step by step following the 5Rhythms map. We will dance 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening which gives us plenty of time to enjoy this beautiful island and just chill out. The morning sessions will be the Waves level classes with Thierry, and the evening sessions will be the Heartbeat level classes with Silvija.
In Waves we practice grounded fluidity, clear expression, freedom of release, lightness of connections and aliveness of breath. We give our attention to different body parts to show us the way and we follow the waves of our energy.
In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away. We dance towards our spontaneous heart, the heart that is ready for anything.
“Feelings are the language of the heart, but we have silenced them. We talk about feelings, we think about feelings, but when we actually feel them, we get so scared we immediately shove them back into the deepest chambers of our hearts. Yet none of us wants to be numb.
We long to connect. We long to be real. We long to be intimate.“ Gabrielle Roth
Prerequisites: 20 hours of Waves level and one weekend of Heartbeat level.
This workshop counts as 2.5 days of Waves and 2.5 days of Heartbeat towards the Teacher Training.
The workshop begins on Monday 12th of August at 19:00 h and ends on Sunday 18thof August at 12:00 h.
Workshop is led in English.
Silvija & Thierry:
Silvija Tomcik was introduced to Gabrielle Roth’s teachings through her book Maps to Ecstasy in her early twenties. It was a powerful encounter, which motivated Silvija to begin searching for 5Rhythms teachers with whom she could dance. She organized numerous 5Rworkshops in Croatia and Slovenia, bringing the practice 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 finished the Waves Teacher Training with Gabrielle in 2001, and Heartbeat Teacher Training in 2010. Silvija regularly teaches at weekend workshops and retreats internationally. In her teaching she combines clarity, with imagination, humour with wisdom and a great variety of music. Her grounded way of dancing is inspiring. She is passionate about the freedom of being in the body as a way of prompting everyone to discover their personal dance and healing movement.
Thierry has been dancing from a very early age, beginning with ballet lessons when he was a kid, pursuing theater in his 20s in order to express himself and share his inspiration with others, all the while perfecting himself through numerous practices such as dancing, mime and clown work. He is also a certified and experienced Gestalt therapist. In the early 2000s, he came across 5Rhythms and it enabled him to finally integrate body work into his practice. In 2010, he completed the 5Rhythms Teacher Training with Gabrielle Roth, Waves level, and is currently training for the Heartbeat level with Jonathan Horan. He is also committed to working with men’s groups, through ManKind Project. His unique way of teaching is the result of all these different aspects which he brings to his work with great enthusiasm, communicating his passion in a creative and humorous way. His strength lies in his openness to challenges and his absolute love of music.
Workshop prices: Full price is 320 EUR. Early bird price, 290 EUR until 25.05. Working team price is 150 EUR. 5Rhythms Teachers and Space Holders price is 150 EUR. Bookings only with a 100 EUR non-refundable deposit,
If you come to two of our summer workshops, there is 20% discount. If you come to all three, there is 30% discount. Discount is calculated on the full price amount.
Location: Sports Hall SOKOLANA, Sv. Ivana 3, 21403 Sutivan
Accommodation: You organize your own accommodation, and we will have a Facebook group to connect with others in order to share a place and exchange information and recommendations. We will also send you a list with some options and helpful links.
Travel : look for flights to Split, and then there is a 1 hour ferry ride to Supetar and 15 minutes bus drive to Sutivan. There is also a catamaran that takes 30 minutes directly from Split to Sutivan. Split is very well connected by train and bus, as well as by highway. For all travel and “how to reach Brač” information, whether you are coming by car, plane, bus or train, please follow the link: http://www.bracinfo.com/travel-to-island-brac/
Contact and information: Mirela, firstname.lastname@example.org