Montorgiali, Toscana 22 - 27 May
Body Intelligence - a 5Rhythms Intensive
co-teaching Erik Iversen & Marc Lendfers
This workshop will be facilitated by Erik Iversen (Montreal) and Marc Lendfers (Amsterdam), who are both long time 5Rhythms teachers with workshop across the globe.
“The idea of offering this workshop comes from our common fascination for the body as a tool of intelligence, our fascination for each other of what we both offer and our never satisfied curiosity to learn about life. We both have a very different style of teaching, a different kind of knowledge to share, but coming from a common ground. We couldn’t resist to offer a workshop together, because we know that a co-creation of our work would offer a unique blend, more then our individual work.”
We are activists on the front lines of change. By listening deeper to experience the shifts we desire, we face and honour the truth of what is happening inside of us. By tuning into our body we sense the untold wisdom in our cells. The body doesn’t lie.
The brain is a communication network throughout the body. Intelligence flourishes in every cell of our body. We communicate and evolve as full bodies of expression. Dance generates and shapes this magical collaboration of spirit and body intelligence. Somatic body awareness facilitates our awakening and transformation. Awakening to ourselves, remembering and uncovering the pathways to our essence sources, our spirit, the heart and art of healing. Our ability to turn up the volume and tune into our body sensations renews the current of self love and in the end love for everything that is connected to life.
To gain a better understanding of what the value of “paying attention” is, this 5Rhythms event promise to magnify our relationship to our inner body of knowledge, on the levels of Body, Heart and Mind. We will explore the distinction and integration of mass, energy and space, throughout all the 5Rhythms. During these days moving and dancing to the rhythms we shall deeply contact our breath, our feet and our center.
Life and dance are a chance to loosen the effort and magnify the pleasure. Are you willing to co-create within the group resonance of a 5Rhythms tribal gathering? Befriending your moving habits and igniting new ones? And from there nourishing parts of you that are unknown or forgotten, from where we can welcome and illuminate a deep relationship to your bones, your flesh, your fascia, yourself. From this foundation we reach out to shine in the world.
ERIK IVERSEN - Montreal, Canada
I’ve been a 5Rhythms teacher, a reflexologist and a practitioner of Hellerwork Structural Integration for close to 30 years. I’ve observed thousands of bodies, both in dancing and through the movement patterns I see in my bodywork practice. From this platform of knowledge, I introduce the building blocks of movement through developmental explorations, core anatomy and structural integration. Once we have a whole sense of our bodies I facilitate the pathway to enjoyable and expressive embodiment through sensorial discovery, creativity and play.I am fortunate to have co-founded the very first 5Rhythms Teacher’s Training in 1988, and just taught at the most recent Teacher Trainings last years Through this span of years, I’ve continued to be committed to playfully awakening the body-mind connection. My teaching is essentially an invitation and an expression of self–love through dancing, feeling and being. On the edge of my learning is the 2 year Hendricks Leadership and Transformation course I’m following.
In June of this year, I graduated from the two-year Intensive Transformational and Leadership training at the Hendricks Institute in California. This facilitator certification and the coaching skills I’ve learned are now integrated into my teaching and one-on-one work with clients.