"PERMISSION" Heartbeat Level
5RHYTHMS ® workshop led by Silvija Tomčik
February 18th - February 20th 2022. Dubai
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5Rhythms Heartbeat Workshop

led by Silvija Tomčik


DUBAI – 18-20.02.2022.


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 


Time schedule:

Friday Feb 18th: 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday 19th: 11am – 6pm (1 hr lunchbreak)

Sunday 20th: 11am – 5pm (1 hr lunchbreak)


Prerequisites: 15 hours of Waves classes or one Waves weekend workshop.

This workshop counts as 2,5 days of Heartbeat Level towards the Teacher Training.



* Full workshop Thurs-Sat:
1500 dhs (Full price if paid after Jan 20
1350 dhs (Early Bird if paid by Jan 20th)

*Thursday session as standalone attendance (open to all subject to space availabiity closer to the week – no prerequisites): 200dhs cash at the door if organizer/Lina reconfirms availability 7-10 days ahead of the workshop. 

*10% additional discount to above options for couples, those travelling from out of Dubai, 5Rhythms teachers/Teachers in Training/Spaceholders


Location:  TBC

Info, Booking form & Payment details Contact : 

Lina Nahhas// 050-450-9595// lina.omjood@gmail.com


For those travelling from abroad, aside from enjoying Dubai’s sandy beaches and sunny skies, you may also take advantage of visiting Dubai’s Expo 2020 (more info here: https://www.expo2020dubai.com)