Heartbeat Summer Edition
23-29 August 2021
Komiža, Island of Vis
Led by Silvija and Thierry
“As you free the body to receive the power of being, all kinds of feelings start to flow – old feelings, new feelings, dark and light. Being alive is dangerous. It means feeling, feeling things you might not want to feel or thought you never would. Being alive means having a heart and expressing it. In freeing the body, we free the heart to experience the power of love.”
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 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 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 graduated Waves Teacher Training with Gabrielle in 2001., and in 2010. the Heartbeat Teacher Training. 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.
Timetable - GROUP A
Tuesday 24 August 10:30-12:30 am & 7:30-9:30 pm
Wednesday 25 August 10:30-12:30 am & 7:30-9:30 pm
Thursday 26 August 10:30-12:30 am & 7:30-9:30 pm
Friday 27 August 10:30-12:30 am & Dinner Dancing Party
Saturday 28 August free morning & 7:30-9:30 pm
Sunday 29 August 9:00-10:30 am
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 towards the Teacher Training.
Workshop prices: Full price 290 EUR. Early bird price, open until 15th of June with a 70 EUR non-refundable deposit, 250 EUR. Working team price 150 EUR.
If you take this and “Move’n’Rest”workshop this summer, there is 20% discount for each.
Because of the uncertainty of the situation with the COVID-19, you don’t have to pay the deposit in advance, and we kindly ask you to pay the entire amount just a few days before the workshop (bank transfer or online credit card payment) or in cash at the workshop. In that way, if the workshop gets cancelled, we do not need to lose money by transferring it back to you. Thank you for understanding.
Time: The workshop begins on Monday 23rd of August at 19:30h and ends on Sunday 29th of August at 10:30 h.
Accommodation: From the experience the easiest is that you book your own accommodation, as you know your specific needs and details. We recommend that you book your accommodation ASAP because it gets fully booked fast. There will be a Facebook group to connect with other participants for a possibility of sharing a place to stay and for recommendations.
Tourist agency: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.