5Rhythms heartbeat level workshop led by Silvija Tomčik
15-17 November 2019, Budapest (HU)

To take your courage by the hand and look into the fears hidden under the bed, locked in our bones. To find your strength in being aware of your vulnerability. Pain that makes me angry, anger that hurts. How many dances does it take to let out a scream, to go through “crime and punishment”, to repair broken boundaries, to say a clear NO to whatever is wrong and violent, and to forgive ourselves, and others?

To enter the inner chamber of your heart where sadness lives, to sit on its soft couch, to feel the edges of the lake of our tears touch other lakes of tears around us. We open the channels in our body and heart for the sadness to flow and cleansing us of fresh and old disappointments, while we practice the ability to surrender to life. To expand our capacity to tolerate the feeling of simplicity, lightness, beauty, and light in and around ourselves. To celebrate the moments of joy that uplift us, relax us, and open us. To explore our heart and soul as they grow through our generosity.

As we go through our emotions with more awareness, we can see how they connect us with others who are also going through them in the same or completely different time, place, way. If our heart wishes to serve other hearts, then it will start from the place that we know so well, from that bridge which has brought us to the other side, the feeling of compassion.

« Freeing the body leads inevitably to freeing the heart. Emotions need to flow like the blood circulating in the body. When our emotional arteries are blocked, when our heart is jammed up, our whole life lacks elan, vitality. And trying to love without our emotions flowing is like trying to drive a car with a seized-up engine, or run a marathon with collapsed lungs. »

Gabrielle Roth

Prerequisites: 15 hours of Waves level.

This workshop counts as 2,5 days of Heartbeat level towards the 5Rhythms Teacher Training prerequisites.

Location: we’ll dance in a beautiful and spacious dance hall with view over the rooftops of central Budapest. 20 minutes from the Airport by taxi, also easily available from the train station “Kelenföld” where trains from Germany or Austria arrive.


Address: Corvin Dance Center, 9th district, Liliom utca 43-45.
Close to “Corvin negyed” metro station (M3). This is a garage building, look for the signs on a little door and then take the elevator to the 6th floor.


  • Full price €130
  • Early booking price: €110 with the payment of €20 non-refundable deposit until 25th September 2019
  • During the early booking period you have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship if you have financial difficulties. Please let us know if you are interested and we’ll send you the details.


  • Friday: 15:30 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

Further information: fejer.peter@ritmusok.hu

Silvija Tomčik,  was introduced 20 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. She is a part of the Teaching Staff at the 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 living with her husband Thierry Francois, also a 5Rhythms teacher and their son, Numa Rock, in Zagreb. She is also the mother of 14 year-old Tara.

Silvija’s website >>>


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