Silvija Tomcik was introduced 15 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 5 Rhythms with whom she wished to dance. Since then she has been organizing 5 Rhythms workshops in Croatia and Slovenia, 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 is teaching both nationally and internationally. She teaches weekly classes and weekend workshops 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. She is the mother of 11 year-old Tara and of a baby son. Living in Zagreb with her husband Thierry Francois, also a 5R Teacher. She is part of the teaching staff at the current 5Rhythms Teacher Training.