“HEART WAVES” Waves and Heartbeat level
5RHYTHMS ® workshop led by Silvija & Thierry
August 14th - August 20th 2023. Sutivan, Brač
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5Rhythms® Summer workshop 

Waves and Heartbeat level

Led by Silvija Tomčik and Thierry Francois

Sutivan, Island of Brač, CROATIA



“Feelings are neither positive nor negative; they simply are elemental forces in our life energy with their own vibrations and functions.”

Gabrielle Roth


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.


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.

The workshop begins on Monday 14th of August at 19:00 h and ends on Sunday 20thof 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 22 years ago. 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 290 EUR.  Early bird price, 260 EUR until 14.06. Working team price 150 EUR.  5Rhythms Teachers and Space Holders price is 150 EUR. Bookings only with a 70 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.


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/


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