23 juni 2018 Caroline van de Ven

I’ll go where the Rhythms take me…

It’s already a month ago that I completed the 5Rhythms Heartbeat Training in Zagreb, Croatia. I feel blessed and honoured hat this dancing path is given to me and that I can deepen this beautiful practice day by day.

At the beginning of my dancing path I said: I’ll go where the Rhythms take me… not having a clue about what I was saying…

It’s amazing where they take me, I make journeys into the world; to the States, to Aruba, to Croatia, Spain, Germany and Greece, to Paris, to Kekerdom and Beek of all places…, meeting dancers from everywhere, of every age, gender, nationality, colour…yes… the Rhythms are everywhere and I let them take me…

Where the journeys into the world are cool, the dances of the Rhythms between my partner and me are extraordinary; these Rhythms changed us deeply, let us grow… We know each other for 37 years now, this year we celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary… At the moment my partner is travelling through Europe for half a year; he’s on his Power Flour Journey, offering Eckhart Tolle teachings and I am ‘home alone’… That is an amazing experience …

I enjoy being on my own feet; having space, time and making decisions without having to tune in, is a new and liberating experience for me. Distance also brings clarity in patterns in our relationship that don’t serve us anymore, it dusts off our mirrors, brings essence, connects us deeply with why we love each other so much… beautiful journeys for my partner and me…

And of course the Rhythms also take me deep down into myself… who am I? What is true for me? What are my true colours? How does all what I lived, move in my body, my heart, my mind, my soul, my spirit? How does it breathe? Deeper and deeper I go while dancing… learning… exploring… teaching… deeper and deeper I go into my own unexplored wilderness… to find ground, center, truth, authenticity, being soft and open to the next step where the Rhythms will take me… there’s always a next step …

 

 

 

 

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.