1 april 2019 Caroline van de Ven

Soulfood!!!

There’s people who wake up on Monday morning, who have a coffee for breakfast and go for another day at the office, come home around six, do some sports in the evening, watch some telly, and go to bed a bit later than planned. The Monday an exact copy of the rest of the week… a routine…

That was one of my thoughts this Monday morning, when I woke up at 9am, in a tired but vibrating, tickling, bubbly body, pulsing all over the place, like butterflies fluttering from flower to flower…

While looking back at last weekend’s SOULFOOD 5Rhythms heartbeat workshop, I followed the deeply nourishing energy travelling through my heart and lungs, muscles, bones and veins; from top to bottom receiving richness from being alive…

These are my true colours for now: Tickling, bubbling, vibrating beneficial tiredness… down and out on the sofa this Monday morning, down and out… and… fully enjoying this benefaction… ruminating … marvelling the Soulfood we received from movement and dance and sharings…

I am in awe for the amazing dancers, more and more trusting their movements; digging deep and flying high, opening up, not holding back, courageously exploring empty space in all its possibilities, shapeshifting effortlessly in all the colours of the rainbow… Soulfood… that is exactly what it was and is…

I am utterly grateful for these dancers, for their generosity and their trust in the 5Rhythms…

Yes, these rhythms do work miracles…

I know, sometimes I feel like it would be easier for me to just have another day at the office, I also feel that nothing of that would align with my true colours…

With ALL that it takes to offer these workshops, today… I sense in every cell of my body that it is worthwhile…

Teaching is an honour and a blessing… today is a day of sheer bliss…


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.