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Led by: Silvija Tomcik
15 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
Ubicación: Black-E, 1 Great George St
Liverpool, United Kingdom Show map
Organizer: Mark Austin

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5Rhythms Movement Practice

Heartbeat Weekend Workshop


15th-17th of July 2022 

Led by Silvija Tomčik, Croatia


“We have to let our emotions surface, get to know and appropriate them, have them flowing in our life so that we fear what really threatens us, get angry at what invades our integrity, cry when we get hurt, smile when it all goes right, and care about the real needs of others.” Gabrielle Roth


In the same way our bodies are moving, our emotions are moving.

On this workshop we will open up and deepen our curiosity and fascination with the very movement of our emotions. And they move in mysterious ways…

We don’t feel linear, how we feel so often doesn’t make sense, or doesn’t meet ours or others expectations. As in Waves practice we sink deeper into the rhythms of our body, in Heartbeat practice we learn how to trust the flow and the beats of our hearts.

The invitation is to step out from the head and stand right next to our emotions, and hear and see and feel their personal, intimate and direct messages to us.

Relaxing into the wisdom of our body, and supported by all the Waves we have danced, we will move together through the teachings of our heart – how fear protects us, anger defends us, sadness releases us, joy uplifts us and compassion unites us.


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’a teaching is warm and clear, a fine balance of strong clarity and tender vulnerability. She is respectful of the vulnerability of the human heart, while standing strong in her commitment to do what is needed. I felt that we were on a journey together and together we would face the risks of letting the heart be.” Karen Rose Ramsey, 5Rhythms teacher


“The clarity of glass, the wild fluidity of a whirlpool, the determined strength of an oak tree and the compassion of a very human heart – wrapped up with humour and honesty.” Ben Deutsch, 5Rhythms teacher


 Prerequisites: 15 hours of Waves with accredited 5Rhythms teacher. This workshop counts as 2 days of Heartbeat level towards the Teacher Training. 


Time Schedule:

Friday 7.30pm – 9.15pm

Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 10am-5pm


Venue: Black-E: The Blackie, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW

The Black-e is an iconic community centre in Liverpool with a large sprung dancefloor in the main auditorium. It was built in the 1800s and converted from a church in the 1960s, becoming the home and base for the UK’s first community arts project in 1968. It’s no stranger to 5Rhythms with Jonathan Horan offering Journey to Trance and Alex Mackay offering God, Sex and the Body there in previous years. It’s also the current home of a weekly 5Rhythms class for the Liverpool 5Rhythms Tribe, who welcome you to the city with an invitation to join them at an open class offered by Silvija on the Friday before the workshop. 


Some history about our venue: https://theblack-e.co.uk/content/about-us/building

Here’s a link to a virtual tour of the building and dance space: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackELiverpool/videos/1145522932537173



* Saturday and Sunday workshop only:

Full price – £145

Early Booking Price for Payments by 14th June – £120

5Rhythms teachers and spaceholders- £95


* Saturday and Sunday Workshop with entry to the Friday evening Open Class at 730pm with Liverpool tribe:

Full price – £150

Early Booking Price for Payments by 14th June -£125

5Rhythms teachers and spaceholders – £100

Working price:£80 These places are limited. Please contact us if you are interested in this option and we’ll let you know what it involves.


Friday evening open class only: £12


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Registration Policy

Pre-Registration Required


In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.

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