Movement is the movement of change. In my experience, if you put your psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is the medicine. Each of us has the power and responsibility to heal ourselves, to be our own medicine man or woman. Awakening our innate powers of being, loving, knowing, seeing and healing involves ongoing work at all levels and in all dimensions of our self. In your deepest center, you are the stillpoint. You are the rhythm beyond stillness, the feeling beyond compassion, the sexual energy beyond celibacy, the life force beyond death, the vibration beyond inspiration. The moving center is within you.
What are the 5Rhythms®
What are the 5Rhythms?
The 5Rhythms were developed by Gabrielle Roth. It is a dynamic, expressive, meditative dance form which strives for wholeness of body, heart and spirit.
This dance form is presented in a wave. This wave starts with flowing, then goes into staccato, chaos and lyrical and it ends in stillness.
Flow is the rhythm of the power of being present, following the feet, earth, flowing movement, coming home into your body, breathing in, receiving.
Staccato is the rhythm of love, your pelvis, awakening your fire, your heart being carried and fed by fire, beginning and ending, focus, clarity, expression, structure, purity, exhale, giving, protecting.
Chaos is the rhythm of the power of knowing, emptying the mind, water, letting go, to the beat of staccato and the flowing feminine.
Lyrical is the rhythm of the power of being, of our creative beings, hands, air, light, spaciousness, weightlessness.
Stillness is the rhythm of the power of healing, of wholeness, unity, breath, being present in here and now.
Why do we dance the 5Rhythms?
Our body is our bible, our temple with a library as big as the universe. Because we trust in the wisdom of our dear body, our home, we step into the learning of healing transformation without effort.
Some of us experience traumatic experiences and almost everybody carries negative experiences with them, saved in the unconscious. Because of this we are often trapped in spirals of negative thoughts and judgments. And on top of these negative experiences, protecting mechanisms take form. Caught in all of this, it is very logical that we can’t believe in happiness and fortune on any level. Because of this, we have lots of convictions and programming from which we don’t live truthfully. To disarm this, we dance the 5Rhythms, to awaken as a purely loving being. To taste life fully in all its facets. To live fully in every moment.
To live animated, with soul.
Open courses 'Waves' and 'Sweat Your Prayers'
You ‘re always welcome, with or without experience in the open ‘Waves’ courses from 12 years of age and above.
To enjoy ‘Sweat Your Prayers’, I suggest you to follow a few wave courses.
In Mortsel ‘ Existence in Dance’ on Monday evening 19u30 – 22u00
te Mortsel ‘Waves of LOVE’ on Friday evening
19u30 – 22u00 Deurneleitje 6
te Mortsel ‘Sweat Your Prayers’ on Sunday morning 11u – 13u Deurneleitje 6
Sweat Your Prayers®
To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy. ~ Gabrielle Roth. (Book:Sweat Your Prayers)
Sweat Your Prayers is a 5Rhythms® dynamic meditation practice where we move through the rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. To create a moment together to arrive home by ourselves, well or not in connection with each other. To move together free with what is in the moment.
Before the wave we start with the bodyparts: bringing our bodies into movement through conscious attention to each bodypart. After this ‘warming up’ there will be no more support with words, only by music.We suggest that newcomers attend a few instructed classes before attending Sweat Your Prayers, as that will enhance your embodied understanding of the 5Rhythms practice.
“ROOTED” 5 RHYTHMS® DANCE ONGOING for men and women 28 Jan – 25 Feb – 18 Mar – 8 Apr – 6 May __________________________________
In this time of (r)evolution our body and soul long more than ever to be rooted. We want to live in an authentic, nourishing way which means that we do not let ourselves be manipulated anymore.
In this ongoing we will get tools to become more conscious of ourselves in every rhythm. We will discover a deeper ground that carries us. We will grow in trusting our feet and our intuitive receptive body, our natural way of being. Let us taste how to receive ourselves and the world, to accept, to express, to let go, to rejoyce , to integrate and to be one. We will explore ways to embody our soul, to be more rooted in grace & love, to open our wings and shine brightly.
PRACTICAL ongoing “ROOTED”
28 Jan – 25 Feb – 18 Mar – 8 Apr – 6 May 2018
11h30 – 16h00
Tanzwerkstatt Carla Brettschneider, Am Viadukt 3, 52066 Aachen
5 days 30€ = 150€
4 days 35€ = 140€
3 days 40€ = 120€
2 days 45€ = 90€
1 day 50€ = 50€
“Nectar of Grace” waves workshop led by Katya Verbrugghe 14 – 15 April ___________________________
Opening our body and soul to the nectar of grace. A journey to be, to dance and to become the dance, to become the unknown. Who are we behind all our thoughts, our believes, our sensations…? How would it be to be seen in everything without any judgement? How would it taste to get space for everything? How would it be to feel accepted in everything? To receive grace, surrendering into it, moving effortless into this bliss, over and over again, to integrate this juice, to be one with. Are you longing to surrender into this bliss, to exist in this vulnerable energy? Opening your whole being into grace, one second, one minute, or longer? Experience this in the here and now. Regardless of the highs or lows, good or bad times, when you accept everything as the divine grace, that is surrendering. Surrendering does not mean that only what you deem “good” will happen in your life. It means no matter what, you will continue to seek your refuge in the Divine, unconditionally.
We work with the map of 5Rhythms. Prerequisites: 25 hours of Waves.
In this workshop, we will explore, with our whole body and with our amazing creativity of movement, this feeling of aliveness and well-being in our heart. This ability to meet the ups and downs of our life with authenticity and perspective. This practice is not about manufacturing positive experiences but about becoming aware of those that are already present. It is about opening to the good. There is excitement in our fear, passion in our anger, rejuvenation in our sadness. There are so many flavors of joy – sometimes it delights us and uplifts us and connects us; sometimes we can sit still in contentment; sometimes we can flow with ease; sometimes we can scream “I am alive” sometimes it is bittersweet; sometimes is contagious; sometimes it is a sense of grace that takes a shape of gratitude. Using our human super powers of mindfulness and nonjudgmental awareness we can simply take things as they are – and even bask in the joys of that feeling.
“There are so many joys, but I have only known the ones that come like a miracle, touching everything with light.”
Silvija Tomčik, accredited 5Rhythms teacher, was introduced to Gabrielle Roth’s teachings through her book Maps to Ecstasy 20 years ago. It was a powerful encounter, which motivated Silvija to begin searching for teachers of the 5Rhythms with whom she wished to dance. So she began organizing 5Rhythms workshops and brought the method to Croatia and the region for the first time. After having danced for several years, she did the teacher training with Gabrielle in USA, where she received Waves certification in 2001. She received her Heartbeat Level training and certification in 2010. She is currently a member of the Teaching Staff team that provides Teacher Training at the moment, led by Jonathan Horan. Teaching and dancing are her natural gifts.
“Silvija´s teaching is both grounded and spiritual. Light and deep at the same time.
Powerful. Highly recommended.” Stefan, dancer
“Silvija embodies 5Rhythms in the most natural, humbling and human way. Her life is her inspiration for the dance floor and in that way her teaching goes straight to the heart.”
Pauline van Hezik, 5Rhythms teacher
PRACTICAL “The Joy of Being Alive” When
27-29 April 2018
De Appeltuin, Weldadigheidsstraat 74 , 3000 Leuven
Chris Camp (+32 476 91 72 99) and Katya Verbrugghe (+32 476 84 51 69)
Full Price 180 €
Early booking price is 150 € until 12.3 with a non-refundable deposit of 70 €.
Working team price is 100 €.
This is with Friday Included!
And just Friday Evening is 25 €.
5 Rhythms® waves workshop
workshop for men and woman
4 July – 8 july
We will move from our sexual energy in a conscious way during this workshop. Who are we in this energy ? The live – force of which we are born. A vulnerable power, creative in a natural way, out of which we let rise all kind of magnificent new creations.
“Living our pure tender beauty in a passionate field of gratitude.
Because we are sexual human beings, YES or YES!”
Most people do not dare to live their life from this basis. This energy has been locked partly or even completely. Others are just repressing it, same for men or woman. Can we allow ourselves to stand in this, and how are we handling this energy?
And Yes there is still a big taboo in this sexual field. With most of us this starts during our education. We all know that this is the field where the most abuse is happening (consciously and unconsciously).
On several levels we get sucked or we are deceived by the temptations of the other or the media. Or we try to ignore it, what is impossibly in our subconscious mind.
We start living all kind of things, which fulfill us for a moment, because we do not allow this life-force to flow. We do not feel us satisfied. So we get all kind of addictions to fill this gap (sugar, media, TV, shopping, alcohol, …). As well as sex-addiction, where we miss something fundamental, hence the title of this workshop: “Sexual grounding”.
These addictions are not there to be condemned; they can be a teacher to see when you do not feel yourself fulfilled, yes I say clearly “feel fulfilled”.
Mostly this is THE subject in relations, while we sink into power and powerlessness as we can see all over the world. Just because we are separated from our feelings and we cannot be clear to the other.
I invite all of you to meet yourself in a sensual, passionate and intimate way. Allowing ourselves to be true Living our life from a conscious body, natural and passionately!
PRACTICAL Sexual Grounding
4 July – 8 July
10u30 – 17u30
300€ when subscribed and prepaid 90€ before 1st of May.
2640 MORTSEL – ANTWERPEN
ongoing closed group for women
THIS ONGOING is just started, you can enjoy next year. New dates are coming soon.
Both women and men have suffered blockages around intimacy with himself.
In this ongoing for women, we go deepen together in eight Sundays in our natural power, our vitale lifeforce, also called libido and with the necessary labels.
And we also unconsciously take the beliefs of our parents. How are your parents looking to this energy? Do they honor this natural power?
We can purify our womb as a woman of beliefs and of energies that our womb defiled. Our womb is our core, normally a basis of bearing love. Here houses our soul if we consciously can relax in it. From here on, to breathe and to embrace ourselves, gives our heart to possibility to worn by our own source and ensures that it is worn by an warm beloved home. As a result, we are creating our own security to us to surrender to life. To learn to live from our intuition, by trial and error to learn trust. Because there’s nothing to lose, only to gain, more and more to learn to enjoy in the here and now.
It is an energy that is sexually abused all over the world. An energy that evokes a desire with which many of us look outside themselves to fulfill. While it is an energy to honor deeply. If we receive this energy and not abusing it, it heal our body and soul, which gives your spirit space to create for what you come. She gives a unnameable joy of life and it is the core of unconditional love.
We work with different exercises to soften our body, to get more body awareness.
You are welcome dear Soulsister.
I love to guide you through your process.
PRACTICALSacred Space ongoing
10u – 18u
Okt 08: Grounding in intimacy
Nov 19: Opening & Closing in receiving
Dec 10: Sensuality into passion
Jan 21: Borders
Feb 11: Surrender
Mrt 04: Rejoice
Mrt 25: One in spirit, one in breath
Apr 22: Ritual theater
Inclusive one private session in between the workshops.