"HEART WAVES" Heartbeat Summer Edition
5RHYTHMS ® workshop led by Silvija & Thierry
August 23rd - August 29th 2020. Komiža, Vis
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Heartbeat Summer Edition

23-29 August 2020

Komiža, Island of Vis

Led by Silvija and Thierry





“Come back to what is deep in your heart
Serve that tenderness
With humility and grace
Fall into the unknown
And listen to your innocence 
It is still there, hidden and vulnerable
But still there
Waiting for your return 
Return, friend, return
Again and again return.” 



HEART WAVES is a beautiful opportunity to search inside of our hearts and find the answers that we are looking for on the outside. This is an invitation to dance the dance that only we can dance and to do that in company of others; all 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. Morning sessions will be Waves level classes with Thierry, and evening sessions will be 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.


Silvija Tomčik,  was introduced 22 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 then 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. She is a part of the Teaching Staff at the Teacher Training. Silvija is teaching both nationally and internationally. She teaches 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.

Thierry has been dancing since 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 5Rhythms teachers 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 MenKind Project. His unique way of teaching is the result of all these different aspects which he brings into his work with great enthusiasm, communicating his passion in a creative, easygoing and humorous way.


Workshop will be led in English.

Prerequisites: 20 hours of Waves level

This workshop counts as 2,5 days of Waves and 2,5 days of Heartbeat.


Workshop prices: Full price 290 EUR.  Early bird price, open until 10th of July with a 70 EUR non-refundable deposit, 250 EUR. Working team price 150 EUR.

Because of the uncertainty of the situation with the COVID-19, when you register please choose the option with promising the non-refundable deposit and paying at the workshop. In that way, if the workshop gets cancelled, we do not need to loose money with the transferring it back to you. Thank you for understanding.


Time: The workshop begins on Sunday 23rd of August at 19:00h and ends on Saturday 29th of August at 10:30 h.


Accommodation: We recommend the Alternatura Tourist Agency (please state that you are coming to the 5Rhythms workshop): alternatura@alternatura.hr 

You can also try airbnb.com, and the one and only hotel in Komiža called “Biševo”. You can use the workshop’s Facebook page to connect with other dancers looking to share accommodation and/or travel.

As Komiža is a small village and this is a busy period, we recommend booking a place to stay ASAP.


Travel: look for flights to Split, and then there is a 2,5 hour ferry ride to Vis and 15 minutes bus drive to Komiža. There is also a speed boat to Vis. Split is very well connected by train and bus, as well as by highway.


Information and registration: +385 91 5658084