5Rhythms® Summer workshop – Waves level
Led by Silvija Tomčik and Thierry Francois
Sutivan, Island of Brač, CROATIA
“May you be well in body, mind and spirit
May you feel safe in your body
May you have space to rest
May you have space to play
May you be nourished by pleasure
May your voice be met with kind and receptive ears
May you trust in the wisdom of your body.”
Gina M. Puorro
This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to practice both the power of moving and the art of resting. Whether in the dance hall or on the beach, in the shade, on the waves or having an ice-cream, we will be discovering the beauty, wisdom, gifts, and challenges in both moving and resting, while looking for the essential balance. We will be dancing for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening, which leaves plenty of precious time for enjoying other benefits of being on an island, being with oneself, with nature, with others. Every day we will explore one of the 5 Rhythms in depth.
Prerequisites: 20 hours of Waves level
This workshop counts as 5 days Waves towards the Teacher Training.
The workshop begins on Monday 29th of July at 19:00 h and ends on Sunday 4th of August at 12:00 h.
Workshop is led in English.
Silvija & Thierry::
Silvija Tomcik was introduced to Gabrielle Roth’s teachings through her book Maps to Ecstasy in her early twenties. It was a powerful encounter, which motivated Silvija to begin searching for 5Rhythms teachers with whom she could dance. She organized numerous 5Rworkshops in Croatia and Slovenia, bringing the practice 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 finished the Waves Teacher Training with Gabrielle in 2001, and Heartbeat Teacher Training in 2010. Silvija regularly teaches at weekend workshops and retreats internationally. In her teaching she combines clarity, with imagination, humour with wisdom and a great variety of music. Her grounded way of dancing is inspiring. She is passionate about the freedom of being in the body as a way of prompting everyone to discover their personal dance and healing movement.
Thierry has been dancing from a very early age, beginning with ballet lessons when he was a kid, pursuing theater in his 20s in order to express himself and share his inspiration with others, all the while perfecting himself through numerous practices such as dancing, mime and clown work. He is also a certified and experienced Gestalt therapist. In the early 2000s, he came across 5Rhythms and it enabled him to finally integrate body work into his practice. In 2010, he completed the 5Rhythms Teacher Training with Gabrielle Roth, Waves level, and is currently training for the Heartbeat level with Jonathan Horan. He is also committed to working with men’s groups, through ManKind Project. His unique way of teaching is the result of all these different aspects which he brings to his work with great enthusiasm, communicating his passion in a creative and humorous way. His strength lies in his openness to challenges and his absolute love of music.
If you come to two of our summer workshops, there is 20% discount. If you come to all three, there is 30% discount. Discount is calculated on the full price amount.
Location: Sports Hall SOKOLANA, Sv. Ivana 3, 21403 Sutivan
Accommodation: You organize your own accommodation, and we will have a Facebook group to connect with others in order to share a place and exchange information and recommendations. We will also send you a list with some options and helpful links.
Travel: look for flights to Split, and then there is a 1 hour ferry ride to Supetar and 15 minutes bus drive to Sutivan. There is also a catamaran that takes 30 minutes directly from Split to Sutivan. Split is very well connected by train and bus, as well as by highway. For all travel and “how to reach Brač” information, whether you are coming by car, plane, bus or train, please follow the link: http://www.bracinfo.com/travel-to-island-brac/