5 Days 5 Rhythms® Workshop

from Old Year to New Year


Led by Silvija Tomčik with Thierry François


Special guests: Eva Gonzalez 5Rhythms teacher and Vesna Šantak, Uaxak Etznab, a member of the Foundation for the Law of Time


29.12.2017 – 02.01.2018


Leibnitz, Austria



“May we all dance together in celebration, each in our place, in our style, in our infinite grace and encourage, support, nurture and stand up for each other every step of the way.” Gabrielle Roth


Tribal dance is a gathering of dancers coming together from different places to reflect, heal and let go with gratitude the year that has passed, as well as welcome the new one with our intentions, visions and inspirations. It is an opportunity to celebrate unity through our uniqueness.


This year’s Tribal Dance is inspired by the Mayan culture, art and wisdom. This workshop will be a balanced combination of basic 5Rhythms® teachings and 3 dancing ceremonies.

5Rhythms®: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness – show us the way to be rooted, centered, powerful, visionary and in Love.


We offer 3 dancing ceremonies as powerful and efficient tools to state our intentions, and keep the mind focused; they are the vessels holding space for us to enter timelessness and expand our consciousness. The need for ceremonies at certain times of our life and at certain times throughout the year, like the time around the New Year, is deeply rooted in our human DNA.


A Sacred Cacao Ceremony (led by Eva) is a ritual performed to facilitate the Opening of the Heart and the mastery of Compassion. By taking a drink made from Cacao seeds in a ceremonial way (it is not obligatory to use the medicine of Cacao to participate), the Spirit of the Cacao plant can help us connect with our hearts and find Union. Ancient civilizations like the Mayas used the Cacao as part of their sacred traditions. For more info click HERE


Dance Pilgrimage (led by Silvija) is a deep moving meditation through the landscape of the Wave. We dance across the room for a long period of time with the sense of our personal as well as our tribal prayer. Pilgrimage as an ancient symbol depicts our journey, through our ups and downs, through the darkness into the light – and this pilgrimage will take us from the last hours of the Old year into the first hours of the New year.


The Tree Ceremony (led by Thierry) is an invitation to dance in the direction of what is in front of us, into the perspective of the New Year that is beginning. We dance in one direction, towards what is front of us. In this dance we can allow ourselves to surrender to the power of the tree and its gifts.


As an optional part of the workshop, Vesna Šantak will have a lecture on Mayan calendars and cycles, accompanied by the Mayan 5 Element exercises. For more info click HERE



We begin on 29.12. at 17:30h and we end on 02.01. at 17:30h.

You can stay one night longer if needed.


Prices: Full price 300 Euro. If you book with non-refundable deposit of 70 Euro before 5th of November, early booking price is: 240 Euro. Working Price: 145 Euro.



The workshop is led in English. Previous Waves experience led by 5Rhythms accredited teachers is needed.


We are happy to invite you again to the JUFA Sport Resort Leibnitz – in a tiny wine town in the south of the Austrian county of Styria, where we will have the whole venue for our tribe exclusively. The 5 year old building has a very natural and pleasant ambience and offers a spa area.

There are many different options for your accommodation and food.






Accommodation and food in JUFA:

Mattress room: 16 €

4 Bedroom: 30 €

3 Bed-room 36 €

2 Bed room 45 €

Breakfast and Spa area with saunas is included in this price.

17 € full board and 8,50 € half board. You can choose meat or vegeterian. Contact us for gluten free option.


Please do not contact and book your room with JUFA, everything goes through us.



Hotel Roemerhof


Hotel Weinland


Hotel Zur Alten Post


Hotel Lang  (cheapest in Leibnitz)


Weiberhof (pansion only for women – and only reachable if you have a car)


We will be organizing a shuttle from Vienna Airport and City to our dance venue.


Silvija & Thierry: Silvija (Waves and Heartbeat certification) has been teaching 5R both nationally and internationally for the past 17 years. She teaches in a grounded and passionate way, with clarity and imagination, blending humor with wisdom. Thierry (Waves certification) also travels around following the call to teach this practice he fell in love with in 2002. He shares with enthusiasm and creativity his knowledge and experience he has also gathered working as an actor and a Gestalt therapist and is a certified co-leader of ManKind Project. His power is in his lightness and openness to challenges, and in his absolute love for music. Both Silvija and Thierry are accredited members of the 5RTA, and all hours studied with them count towards 5R Teacher Training pre-requisite hours.


Information and bookings:

Jadranka +385 98 1768 274