30 september 2017 Caroline van de Ven

The Young Ones!

Last month, before travelling to Westerbeke Ranch for the first module of the Heartbeat Training, my steps on this 5Rhythms teacher’s path brought me into the city of the Golden Gate. I had wonderful company to spend a day with, a young colleague from Spain. With emphasis on young…

She has the same age as my eldest daughter and we always make fun about this age difference… I call her my extra daughter and I am a kind of extra mother to her… we share a friendship that is dear to me…

So, we spent the hottest day ever in San Francisco, together, biking… biking hill up, hill down… mostly hill up… yes, I felt old… her energy, her power, her velocity… her hills were definitely not as steep as mine… but she was kind, waited for me every now and then and after a few hours the heat got grip on her as well…

After some strenuous hours we reached the Golden Gate Bridge, tired and sweating, me longing for a break and she making contact with another young one, offering her I-phone and asking this teenager if he could make a Boomerang of the two of us and the bridge…

A Boomerang? Yes. A Boomerang. Followed by a Time Lapse while I was biking on the Golden Gate Bridge, a Boomerang hoovering the floors of our appartment,  and an endless series of Duo-Selfies… The next day I found myself on her Facebook page, exposed in several funny pictures and video’s… I liked them 🙂

How I love these young ones and their crazy new creativity…!!!

Last weekend I sat next to my same-age-as-me husband in a sunlit flower garden with a fountain, in the midst of the busy centre of Amsterdam, saying: “If Irene would be here, she would make a video of me dancing in that fountain…”

“Well,” said the man I love “For now, I will be your Irene…”

music: Michael Stearns ~ Villages and Freeways

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.