27 februari 2018 Caroline van de Ven

LOVE… a dance of space and beauty

Yesterday it was freeeeeeezing cold; a perfect evening to stay at home, to stick to the fire place and not move at all except for organising a blanket and rubbing oneself warm…
Still, 16 dancers showed up in my class; really ready to step, roll, jump and dive into the 5 Rhythms. Such a precious gift…

We moved space yesterday; we moved space into our breath, into our body, we moved space within us, around us and between us, we moved space in my space, your space, our space, no one’s space, into just being space…

It was heart touchingly beautiful to see the dances unfold, to witness this evolvement of awareness that space within us is like space around us… that we can take space, offer space, become space, be space…

Being space …

Being space is love …

Being space for someone is an ultimate act of love …

I remember reading Gabrielle Roth’s Maps to Ecstasy in which she tells about Fritz Perls; how she met him in Esalen, how he believed in her and offered Gabrielle space… space to do what Fritz Perls saw what she was meant to do, space offered from his heart… this offered space being the very beginning of the 5 Rhythms.

Space is the place, in which we can be, in which we can unfold, in which we can love, in which we can dance our beauty. Space being love … love being space … be space and we make everything possible, be space for others and witness them unfolding and growing…

Space is our dance, our ultimate dance; a dance of love, a dance of beauty…

And it’s so easy as space is everywhere…

Yes, also where you hardly notice it, or might not expect it; for instance in crowded places like the city centre of Amsterdam…  if you look well, there’s always space for beauty to unfold… watch this dance and fall in love with the miracle of space…

 

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.