26 november 2018 Caroline van de Ven

A place to just be…

A week ago we were on Terschelling, our second home, our place to recharge, to share quality time.

This beautiful isle in the north of the Netherlands offers so much, we deeply enjoy the cycle path along the Waddenzee, the wide beaches at the Noordzee, the clean air, so full of oxygen… this is a place to fully open, a place to comfortably hide, a place to move, a place to rest, a place to just be…

A place to just be… in touch with the elements… turbulent, freezing wind easily dancing with the sun still offering nurturing warmth, playfully dancing with beach grass drawing the most beautiful pictures in the sand, fiercely dancing with the sea, that deep salty water offering its magnificent sounds of endless waves and subtly dancing with the all-time composition of scents; salty, windy, oxygenated blended with fragrances of pine and heather…

A place to just be…

Just being in the centre of all these elements is a dance in itself… in this wideness, this endlessness; I feel my own dance with these elements, my own dance through the waves, through the rhythms, through life…

Being in the centre of all these elements touches me deeply, inspires me fully, brings me down on my knees, opens my heart overflowing with gratitude for this life, for my being alive and for the chance to have been on this beautiful isle of Terschelling so many, many times; this place where I can rest, this place that holds me, this place where all elements hold me; they ground me, centre me, soften me, they let me grow and expand, they let me come home… over and over again…

A place to just be…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Caroline van de Ven Caroline van de Ven is 5Ritmes® docent en lid van de 5Rhythms Teachers Association (5RTA). Zij werd opgeleid door Jonathan Horan, zoon van Gabrielle Roth, de moeder van de 5 Ritmes®. Voorheen werkte Caroline als fysiotherapeut, klassiek homeopaat en beeldend kunstenaar. Tevens is zij geschoold in Gestalttherapie, lichaamsgerichte therapie, wetenschappelijk medisch onderzoek en diverse dansvormen (klassiek, beat- & jazzballet). Ook deed zij een opleiding Rouwverwerking om mensen in de dans te kunnen begeleiden bij verlies (verlies van een geliefde door overlijden, maar ook verlies van gezondheid, werk, relatie, etc.). Momenteel geeft en organiseert zij 5 Ritmes® lessen, workshops en lezingen. Daarnaast assisteert zij collega’s bij hun workshops in binnen- en buitenland. Haar thuisbasis is in Beek-Ubbergen, vlakbij Nijmegen; van daaruit reist zij graag, ze geeft ook les in Zuid-Limburg en incidenteel in Keulen en Düsseldorf in Duitsland en in Linz in Oostenrijk. Het dansen van de 5 Ritmes®, bewegend mediteren, is haar leefstijl geworden.