5Rhythms Heartbeat Intensive in Tuscany
5RHYTHMS residential workshop with WILLEMIJN DE DREU
Assistant Olivia Olla Palmer
27 June - 1 July
Mandala Tre Querce, Volterra (Italy)
When we consciously move our bodies in waves of 5Rhythms, soon our hearts are moved as well.
Heartbeat is a dancing journey through the landscape of the heart. What does your body know about the physical language of fear, anger, grieve, joy and compassion…
In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.
And then we start to recognize when our heart is open, when it is closed, and what that has to do with love and all it’s different flavors.
We are able to listen to our heart.
‘Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the soul of the world and it will one day return there’ Paulo Coelho
This workshop is open to everyone. It is also counted as a 5-day heartbeat workshop, which is required for the teacher training pre-requisites.
WILLEMIJN DE DREU
"I love the dance of life. I love the changing seasons, the elements,the cycles of birth and death. Often I am in awe of what I see on the dance floor. It's breathtaking when people find their wild beauty and aliveness through dance and sweat. I love bodies. I love movement. I love being alive, with all ups and downs. Our time here is precious, so let's come to the essential. A heart beat, a conscious breath, a loving gesture, a dance...."
Willemijn is a cherished teacher in many cultures around the world. She is known for her playful creativity, her light way of taking people through deep journey 's and her ability to weave shamanic threads in her work. She's fiery, loving and committed to find way's to freedom and healing through dance, consciousness and presence.
She danced and trained with Gabrielle Roth. First to teach the 5Rhythms in 1998 and then Heartbeat in 2005. Since 2013 she is certified as a Systemic Ritual constellator. After years of training with Andrea Juhan she graduated as an OpenFloor teacher in may 2016. "I am thankful to many teachers and trainings that I've received in dance, theatre, shamanism, body therapy and breath work. Dance has always been on my path and will be there forever."
OLIVIA OLLA PALMER is a certified 5Rhythms teacher, leading classes throughout Italy.
She was born and grew up in London and moved to Italy at 21 where she still lives with her family in the Tuscan countryside. In London Olivia studied classical and contemporary dance from a young age, and then in Italy Dance Movement Therapy and Trance Dance before becoming a certified 5Rhythms teacher in America. In her classes she blends a love of life and nature with a background of Celtic and Native American Shamanism. She leads joyful experiences, where the heart, the mind and the body are released through dance.
Olivia organizes and teaches 5Rhythms seminars during the year, some of which are residential retreats in the beautiful Italian countryside. 5Rhythms was created in the late 1970s by New York dancer Gabrielle Roth, to channel the energizing and healing power of dance. Now practiced throughout the world by thousands of people. The 5Rhythms are – Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness®. They are states of being which are a map to everywhere we want to go.
- 5Rhythms Heartbeat Intensive in Tuscany
- with Willemijn de Dreu
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Gluten Free