5Rhythms Teacher since 2001
Tribe Member since 1992
I fall in love with the 5Rhythms when I had in my hands for the first time the book Maps To the Extasis. And after two years of reading, once and again, and practice without teachers or appropriate music, just for intuition ... I started my journey to NY to meet Gabrielle Roth. I only had a PO Box address, no mail, no telephone or address. And of course that when I arrive to NY only I found was a huge building full of mailboxes.
I returned back months after and take my first workshop at Omega. I knew from the first moment that I will become a teacher and discovered which was my mission in life: to teach the 5Rhythms.
During more than 15 years Buenos Aires was the home of the 5Rhythms in the whole continent, and me one of the two first Wave teachers in South America and I'm the only one trained in Heartbeat... After that I started to travel, México, Chile, Brasil, Bolivia are my destiny to teach what I love, the rhythms ...spending more than 10 months a year traveling, dancing and teaching.
In the Waves of Life we will dance with the archetypes of the inner mother, the inner father that lovely hold and heal the inner child we all have.
No matter our biological parents, we are able to find inside us the love and care to nurture the energy of a loving mother ...to find the clear guide, firm and full of love of the masculine energy of father, and both energies holding, with love and respect, in a healing dance, our inner child.
Is a beautiful workshop plenty of love, laugh, tears, joy, plenty of humanity...hope some of you will come to dance Waves of Live in one of the most beautiful cities: Oaxaca, México, August 25-27.
Las Olas De La Vida, Waves Of Life
with Kelly Satz
25 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Mirjam Van Hasselt
5Rhythms Teacher since 2010
Tribe Member since 2003
One of the many powerful experiences I had in the years I am dancing the 5Rhythms was in California during Mirrors. I was doing repetitions (with a partner) in front of the group. Gabrielle inferred, inviting me into a repetition with her: “You’re a wounded healer.” I was wearing a bandage at the time. I repeated (as we do in repetitions): “ I’m a wounded healer,” taking it on, with joy.
I can’t remember much of the words, which continued between us. What I still remember is the vibrancy, the lightness, and the provocative playfulness in that meeting.
For me this moment shows much of the healing in the 5Rhythms. Revealing our selves in a way that creates light and space, even if that is in the midst of deep pain. This dance gives us the possibility to meet life and ourselves as fully as we can.
I fell in love with the Rhythms at first dance. I arrived in my first workshop feeling shut down and locked. During the weekend it felt like my heart cracked open, I could breath again. As if light and life entered my body and being. I was - and still am - in love. I enjoyed it, big time.
I wanted to teach, then already. Sitting meditation couldn’t get me so connected to myself, dancing could. I wanted to inspire people to experience the same.
It took me 7 years to get there, dancing at least a weekend every month. I started teaching in 2010 and since 2015 also in Heartbeat. The journey has been a deep dive into my own being and into connection with others. Deeper then I could have imagined.
Teaching Heartbeat made me even more aware of the depth of the work. How much inertia we all need to overcome to be “comfortable with uncomfortable feelings” as Gabrielle said.
Teaching, for me, has the quality of intimacy with students. I get to witness pieces of their journeys, them getting closer to themselves, opening, becoming more visible. In becoming more of what they already are. It’s a privilege to be in this place.
My deep longing in life is to be able to be present with anything that meets me. I want to be touched by life and all that life carries, even when that scares me. Whatever I teach will have a taste of that longing.
Dancing is a powerful teacher, when I am scared or joyful. It’s really hard to stay untouched if you dance.
I teach in Amsterdam, Holland, regularly in Beirut, Lebanon and occasionally in other places.
The Rhythms of your Heartbeat - Journey into your Wild Heart
with Mirjam Van Hasselt
04 August 2017 - 08 August 2017