1 september 2018 Caroline van de Ven

What comes from listening and following your impulses…

This is one of my favourite pics from this last summer. It was taken in Paris (yeah, really? no clairvoyance needed here) and it’s me sitting on the back of Marc’s motorcycle.

In this seemingly endless summer I visited Paris to do the kick off for The Festival, which 5Rhythms teacher Marc Silvestre produced.

Marc is a dear colleague; rough, bold and beautiful, he has a vison and a mission; he listens and follows the spiritual impulses that pop up, and turns these impulses into creative actions.

The Festival is one of those creative actions: a 5Rhythms workshop on 5 consecutive evenings, 5 waves featuring 5 women who are 5 accredited 5Rhythms teachers from 5 different countries: Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Belgium and Italy, all meeting in France…

Marc opened the doors for far more than 5 dancers; 70-80 each evening!

I was impressed by Marc’s way of producing… amazing flyers, awesome fridge magnets saying ‘Dance who your are!’ and fancy tickets; a different one each day, with a picture of the teacher of that evening on it. Some dancers came at least an hour early to pick up a ticket to secure a place, and with 70-80 dancers the place was full every night; Marc was simply clear with dancers coming late… no entry…

We had a wonderful week; we danced with an impressively embodied tribe, willing to lead and to follow, inquisite, ready to explore and play. Dancers were so grateful for this opportunity to meet and experience five different teachers in one week, without any travelling… what comes from listening and following your impulses…

It was great to share time with colleague teachers who I don’t meet that often, time to share lunch, time to share what was going on in our lives within and besides from the Rhythms. This heartconnection in itself was already powerful healing… what comes from listening and following your impulses…

And on top of this all, one morning I visited Musée d’Orsay to satisfy my need for art and afterwards Marc picked me up with his motorcycle! Born and raised in Paris he drove me around through his beautiful city… just watch my face to see how much I enjoyed… what comes from listening and following your impulses…

 

 

 

 

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.