5 Days 5 Rhythms® Workshop
from Old Year to New Year
Led by Silvija Tomčik with Thierry Francois
29.12.2022 – 02.01.2023
“The 5 Rhythms community is a 21st century tribe unbound by history, culture, race, religion, gender or politics. We are bound by the beat, following our feet on a dancing path to freedom. We are beat-driven, service oriented, heart-based individuals who come together to embrace our tribal longings. The measure of a community is its respect of its elders, the innocence of its children, the passion of its artists and the hope of its healers.” 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 wisdom, culture and art from India.
Our special guest teacher and assistant is Ajay Rajani.
This workshop will be a balanced combination of basic 5Rhythms® teachings, 2 dancing ceremonies and some surprise additions to the program.
5Rhythms®: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness – show us the way to be rooted, centered, powerful, visionary and in Love.
We offer 2 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.
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. In this dance we can allow ourselves to surrender to the power of the tree and its gifts.
“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
5Rhythms Heartbeat Level with Silvija Tomčik
In this workshop we begin by working with liberating life energy in our physical body and welcoming physical movement. We’ll then continue liberating life energy in our emotional body, our heart, and welcoming emotional movement.
Every meeting with each other on this journey is a mirror of our own heart, its emptiness and fullness, its troubles and joys, its wisdom and its innocence.
As our hearts get juicy again, our sexuality is awakened in our moving bodies and so we will explore the connection between our emotional and sexual lives. And as part of that exploration we will investigate how dance and moving meditation can serve our sexual healing.
How can we take responsibility for our sexual energy, and its direction and manifestation, instead of burying it under layers of guilt? How can we first enjoy it for ourselves before we have to blame it on somebody else or just give it away like there’s no tomorrow?
How can we heal the shame we carry about our body, our heart, our sexuality?
What do we need to feel safe and secure in our own body and its appetites, in our own heart and its desires so that eventually we could meet somebody else’s appetites and desires?
The dance floor is a safe and sacred space to move with our juiciness, and the 5Rhythms map will guide us.
I am curious about what is needed to make a bridge between our heart and our sexual energy, and what they can co-create together. How fear becomes excitement, how anger becomes passion, how sadness can be released orgasmically, how generous we can be in our joy and how the unity of breath, beat and body can unite us with the Divine and with the Universe.
“If the heart is not free to experience the power of loving, if we are emotionally blocked and holding back feelings, there is no way we can experience total orgasm, or total well-being.” Gabrielle Roth