Often I am in total awe of what I see on the dancefloor, again and again. It’s breathtaking when people find their aliveness and wild beauty through dance and beat and sweat. I love my work. I love the traveling that it brings, the connection with dancers all over the world. I love bodies in movement. I love being alive and in change. People describe my work as deep, healing, gentle, spacious and liberating. Come and find out for yourself. I look forward to meet you.
I love my work. I live in the woods of West Wales, surrounded by birdsong, and bring the wild with me onto dancefloors in cities and out in the sticks. I'm very connected to the birthplace of my teaching in Manchester and Liverpool where community has continued to spring out of classes and workshops. After so many years, I'm teaching more internationally and loving the expansive and creative energy of connected with dancers from around the world. I'm a passionate music lover, including live music created in the moment for some of my events. My teaching is spacious and embodied, full of spirit, depth and creativity. I’m forever grateful to my Raven Sister Gabrielle, who taught me about spirit embodied, generosity and that there is no limit to love.
She opens her heart into her feet
She plays the mandolin with her teeth
She rides the raven through the winds
She shelters in the moment
She calls and calls and calls
They hear her.
(Hilary Kneale 2013)
I came across the 5 Rhythms in 1988 after 7 years of studying meditation and many personal growth techniques. I started seriously practicing in '91, trained to teach in ‘94, and had 5 years mentoring with Gabrielle to teach the '5Rhythms Heartbeat' level of her work as well as doing the first official Heartbeat training with her in 2005-2006. My teaching style is clear, bright, and a lot gentler than when I was a younger man, valuing subtle as well as peak experiences. I'm slowly learning humility.
I was born and grew up in London with a love and need to dance from an early age. However I came across many shadows in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance that nourished my insecurities of not being "right". At 21 I left the UK for Italy where I still live. Where I became a mother and where I found my home in the 5Rhythms. My restless searching ended as the rhythms led me the way to finding my own dance. This practice has held me ever since through many deep dances teaching me to trust and let go. Always leaving me feeling refreshed and released at the end of dancing a wave, a blessing that I would like to share in my classes. My previous trainings in dance and shamanism come together very naturally and nourish my passion to share the 5Rhythms as I dance this teaching path.
Silvija Tomcik, Zagreb, first Croatian 5 Rhythms teacher (Waves accreditation in 2001, Heartbeat training in 2010.) who, as an organiser, brought this practice to Croatia and neighbouring countries. Silvija has been teaching 5 Rhythms regularly both nationally and internationally for the last 10 years. She is a committed, passionate, experienced and grounded teacher.
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.
She is a part of the Teaching Staff at the Teacher Training 2013/2014.
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 living with her husband Thierry Francois, also a 5 Rhythms teacher and their baby son, Numa Rock, in Zagreb. She is also the mother of 12 year-old Tara.
Amara is a moving inspiration, a clear example of embodiment and of what is possible when we utilize the intelligence of the body.
She is a leader in the world of conscious movement, forging a path for its continued evolution. After opening the first studio dedicated to conscious dance in the US, she inspired the birth of OneDanceTribe, unifying a divided movement world in a mission to awaken love.
Noelia is an adventurous spirit in search of new challenges that make her find her essence, her purest form of being.
I dare say that I was born dancing. Dance is my way of life, I feel, I express, I nurture, it rebuilds me and I am, through it. For years I have sought in classical and contemporary dance my goal in life.
I worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher, but something was missing in my life, at that time I did not know how to identify it.
"The 5 Rhythms of Gabrielle Roth" planted a new seed in my ballet heart, after obtaining the certification of teacher a new adventure took me by the hand.
My greatest gift was to discover that the dance could show me the most beautiful of the ways to love. "To fall in love with oneself is one of the greatest gifts of life." And keep that flame alive one of the duties as individuals.
Throughout my life I have worked deeply in different disciplines, I have been assistant in different groups of therapy. I currently work with different groups of people, of all ages, with different deficiencies or problems. I attend groups or individually.
All my baggage is what sustains my work. And more than a job is a way of life. I continue to be a student of life. And I hope to remain so for a long time.
My only goal is to convey my experience as fun as possible.