"PERMISSION" Heartbeat Level
5RHYTHMS ® workshop led by Silvija Tomčik
September 16th - September 18th 2022. Bologna
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Heartbeat Workshop  with Silvija Tomcik

16-18 September 2022 – BOLOGNA

“The permission to be wild and to be grounded and rooted at the same time. The permission to be all that you are, not to be bound in any boxes.“ Gabrielle Roth


There is a part of our mind that is wired and conditioned to seek permission. As we grow up we seek the permission from the outside, and in our maturity it comes the time to start giving ourselves that permission from the inside. Permission to be ourselves.  Permission to move. Permission to feel. Permission to breathe so we can co-create with great mystery our own life experiences, and so there is less space for blame and excuses.

Being able to feel and express so many different emotions is what makes the human experience so astonishing.

Giving yourself permission to fully experience whatever state you may be in is one of the most cathartic, purifying things you can do.

Emotions are important messengers that give us the answers we long for.

We will immerse deeper into the Flowing Rhythm that supports us in giving ourselves the permission to be and to follow that being.

We will find our roots deeper in the Courage that can ground any fear we have, especially the fear to feel our hearts.


“Sometimes, all you need is permission to feel. Sometimes, what causes the most pain is actually the attempt to resist feeling, or the shame that grows up like thorns around it.” Olivia Laing


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. Silvija has been a part of the Teacher Training Staff with Jonathan Horan 2013-2020. She teaches weekend and residential workshops around the world; 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.


“Silvija is warm, knowledgeable, funny, experienced, authentic, humble and oh so much more. Her colorful language and direct approach to teaching makes me laugh, cry, think and want to go deeper into myself. She always finds funny relatable examples, so familiar, so humorous, so humblingly human. She teaches from a place of experience, of knowing where emotions live in the body and how to move through this territory. Inviting you to explore and find out for yourself. Encouraging to follow your own movement patterns, inviting to explore new movements. Opening up to new possibilities.”  Ruth

Art Factory International
Via della Casa Buia 4/A Bologna 40129
Friday 19.30 – 21.30
Saturday 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 10.30 – 17.00
Minimum 15 hours of Waves level total classes or one Waves Level Weekend Workshop
This workshop counts as 2.5 Heartbeat Days towards 5Rhythms Teacher Training.
Full price is 190 Euro.
Early bird price is 160 Euro.
To catch the early bird price you need to send a 50 Euro deposit by bank transfer to our association before 12th August 2022
In case of cancellation communicated before September 1st, 50% of the deposit will be returned, after September 1st the deposit will be retained in full. The seminar will be paid on arrival in cash, it is not possible to participate in single days.
OLLAasd: IBAN: IT03G0760114100001038896534
NB: We will follow the anti Covid government regulations and also ask all participants to have a negative result from a Covid test done within 48 hours of the beginning of the workshop even if they have been vaccinated & green pass.
This workshop will be in English with translation into Italian.
Information and contact: Olivia info@oliviaollapalmer.com