What happens if Chaos becomes our teacher?

Chaos in the streets, chaos at work, chaos in relationships, in our mind, body, chaos in chaos!

During this weekend we will discover the magic of the rhythm of chaos that will help melt the generation armor and reveal our essence, new possibilities and choices. We will cultivate positive and creative chaos to heal ourselves and our planet.

Dance workshop full of inspiration, sharing and playfulness, where the flexibility, mobility and strength of your body allow you to activate your innate life potential.

With Erik, you have a unique chance to explore your dance not only with the intuitive dancer but also with an experienced body therapist. As an enthusiastic student, Experiential Anatomy will help you notice your usual patterns of movement and create room for change.


Testimonials

"Working with Erik's unique combination of movement, awareness and breath has been transformative and really helpful. I am grateful also for the emotional release that comes naturally when I am taught to pay attention in a very gentle, playful and loving way to my body's patterns, pain or needs."
S.M.B. Artist
“Erik is a brilliant , sensitive, informed and inspired healer. His hands listen deeply and he sees the body with tender loving truth”
Gabrielle Roth
“I’ve embraced major transitions in my life in the past year and Erik’s work has supported my evolution as a person through changing professions to connecting with people to embodying myself as I’ve always wanted to be. I can’t recommend anything more highly than working with Erik for wellness.”
Rex Jarrel

Erik Iversen

Erik is a wise and wonderful facilitator of the practice of presence and embodied play. He is an internationally renowned teacher of the 5Rhythms Movement Meditation practice.

He completed his training in 5R with the founder, Gabrielle Roth, at the first training in 1988 which he co-founded. And has been leading classes and workshops around the world ever since. At the two most recent 5Rhythms teacher trainings he was on the faculty. He has taught people of all ages, and from all walks of life – from senior executives to teens in juvenile detention centers to 4th graders.

Erik is himself a gifted dancer and athlete, and brings his unique warmth, enthusiasm and playful spirit to his teaching. He is a master at creating a safe and fun space for exploration, discovery and learning with ease.

The 5Rhythms

5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s.It draws from indigenous and world traditions using tenets of shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophy.

Map to everywhere we want to go—inner, outer, 
forward, back, physical, emotional, intellectual—they reconnect us to the 
wisdom of our bodies and unleash movement’s dynamic healing power.

Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms.
A human being is just that - energy, waves, patterns, rhythms.
Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.

5Rhythms transcends dance—movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor.
Together we peel back layers, lay our masks down, and dance till we disappear.
 

Gabrielle Roth

           Founder of 5Rhythms

Workshop dates

225 EUR

255 EUR if paid after 9.2.

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CHAOS AND PEACE (1 person) – Intensive workshop of 5Rhythms

Fri – Sun

14. – 16.2.2020

FRI: 6.30pm - 9.30pm, SAT: 11am - 6pm, SUN: 11am - 5pm

The news , climate change, unstable leadership, relationships, personal health create a stormy chaotic environment.

Chaos is the 3rd rhythm in the wave of the 5Rhythms. We practice chaos to let go of our mind in order to fully feel our bodies and the intelligence we hold in our core. Freeze, faint , fight and flee are responses to chaotic experiences and I’ll introduce you to the fear melters that my teacher Katie Hendricks created.

In the midst of dancing Chaos we’ll practice maintaining our breath ,our center and our ground to enable us to make responsible and safe decisions for ourselves. Practicing chaos melts our generational armor to reveal our essence and new choices. As a new choice we’ll cultivate positive disruption and creative chaos to heal ourselves and the planet.

“The Revolution is in the Body , Now!”…Gabrielle Roth

5Rhythms transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance till we disappear…Only to rediscover ourselves through it all. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, “exercise for the right brain.”

- Beginners and also experienced dancers are welcomed.
- Workshop will be bilingual, in English and Czech.
- We dance bare feet or in dance shoes.
- Bring comfortable clothes (preferably in layers), bottle of water, notepad and a pen.

I invite you to embark on or continue the dancing path.

 

399 EUR

465 EUR if paid after 9.2.

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CHAOS AND PEACE (2 person) – Intensive workshop of 5Rhythms

Fri – Sun

14. – 16.2.2020

FRI: 6.30pm - 9.30pm, SAT: 11am - 6pm, SUN: 11am - 5pm

The news , climate change, unstable leadership, relationships, personal health create a stormy chaotic environment.

Chaos is the 3rd rhythm in the wave of the 5Rhythms. We practice chaos to let go of our mind in order to fully feel our bodies and the intelligence we hold in our core. Freeze, faint , fight and flee are responses to chaotic experiences and I’ll introduce you to the fear melters that my teacher Katie Hendricks created.

In the midst of dancing Chaos we’ll practice maintaining our breath ,our center and our ground to enable us to make responsible and safe decisions for ourselves. Practicing chaos melts our generational armor to reveal our essence and new choices. As a new choice we’ll cultivate positive disruption and creative chaos to heal ourselves and the planet.

“The Revolution is in the Body , Now!”…Gabrielle Roth

5Rhythms transcends dance. The movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance till we disappear…Only to rediscover ourselves through it all. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, “exercise for the right brain.”

- Beginners and also experienced dancers are welcomed.
- Workshop will be bilingual, in English and Czech.
- We dance bare feet or in dance shoes.
- Bring comfortable clothes (preferably in layers), bottle of water, notepad and a pen.

I invite you to embark on or continue the dancing path.

 

35 EUR

40 EUR if paid after 9.2.

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CHAOS AND PEACE – 5Rhythms – Just Dance Evening

Fri

14.2.2020

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Just dance evening!

The movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay masks down, and dance till we disappear…Only to rediscover ourselves through it all. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. It is, in essence, “exercise for the right brain.”

The news , climate change, unstable leadership, relationships, personal health create a stormy chaotic environment. Chaos is the 3rd rhythm in the wave of the 5Rhythms. We practice chaos to let go of our mind in order to fully feel our bodies and the intelligence we hold in our core. Freeze, faint , fight and flee are responses to chaotic experiences and I’ll introduce you to the fear melters that my teacher Katie Hendricks created.

In the midst of dancing Chaos we’ll practice maintaining our breath, our center and our ground to enable us to make responsible and safe decisions for ourselves. 

- Beginners and also experienced dancers are welcomed.
- Workshop will be bilingual, in English and Czech.
- We dance bare feet or in dance shoes.
- Bring comfortable clothes (preferably in layers), bottle of water, notepad and a pen.

I invite you to embark on or continue the dancing path.

125 EUR

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BODYWORK, HELLEWORK – Individual session

Mon – Tue

17. – 18.2.2020

75-90 min

When I have a client come to me for bodywork I’m excited when I know they are ready to be responsible for their transformation and prepared to explore the way they think and feel about themselves and their body. As someone who has worked intimately with people for 30 years I know I am an agent for change, a coach and an educator. Through my elevated awareness of my structure, alignment and balance I can see and feel my clients state of being clearly. With my hands connected to my full intelligence I speak to my client’s, fascia, bones, ligaments, energy, emotional anatomy and muscle memory. Then I watch with the eyes of my Pedestrian Choreographer to notice and share the results and shifts of bodymind consciousness we together see and feel after a hands on session.
Erik Iversen

Bodywork/Structural Integration
Bodywork/Movement
Education/Dialogue

The Movement Education process guides you to move in ways that minimize effort and tension while maintaining and improving the bodywork results. The Dialogue process leads you to explore how thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and feelings impact in and through your body empowering you to take the results out and into your life.

Hellerwork releases unwanted tension and postures from your body, allowing for new possibility in your sense of freedom, flexibility, movement and well-being. Hellerwork is designed to release accumulated rigidity that exists in your deep connective tissue – this tissue is an organ called fascia. Fascia is plastic-like and highly adaptable – one way it adapts is by shortening and hardening in response to the general effects of gravity and also from ongoing physical stresses, negative attitudes and emotions, and periodic physical traumas. Using it’s three main components, Hellerwork will return your body to more normal and more optimal and alignment creating an increased sense of youthfulness and vitality in your daily life.

Sessions with Erik have resulted in:

A release from tension and chronic pain
More energy
More awareness of the bodymind
Being more grounded and centered
Increased breath capacity
Length and suppleness in the connective tissue
Renewed healing of old injuries
Transformation 

Each session of Structural Bodywork includes 75-90 minutes of working with the connective tissue to re-align the entire Musculo-skeletal structure restoring balance and ease to the body.

The number of sessions is limited (a total of 8 sessions during these 2 days).
Please specify the specific times after signing in, please specify which day and time you prefer.

 

Venue

ULITA - DDM Praha 3
Na Balkáně 2866/17a, Praha 3-Žižkov
PRAGUE
CZECH REPUBLIC

CONTACT
Maitrea Team

+420 725 783 506
seminare@maitrea.cz

About MAITREA - the organizer

Welcome to Prague, the most beautiful city of Europe

Foundation of Maitrea has been blessed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

MAITREA was founded in 2006. It aims to provide space for those who feel the need for personal development and self-realization. It’s pleasure for us that you decided to visit the workshop here, in Prague. We hope that, you’ll get a lot of great experience, and have a great time here. 

Let’s introduce our projects:
- House of Personal Development - Space for experiential seminars, workshops and massages
- Vegetarian restaurant - Beautifully designed restaurant with delicious vegetarian, vegan and raw food
- Publishing house - Books, documentary films and audio soundtracks focused on personal development
- Kindergarten - Harmonious development of a pre-school aged child based on R. Steiner’s principals
- AVALOKA – school of martial arts - The school of Japanesse martial arts, zen meditation, calligraphy and other arts
- Magazine Online - magazine full of interviews of our workshop teachers

Production team

Frequently asked questions

What should I take with me?

We recommend that you take a bottle of water that can be closed, a notebook and a pen. You can also bring coloured pencils if you want. Usually you don't need anything else.

What type of clothing should I wear?

It is convenient to wear lose and comfortable clothing in which you feel good. We recommend more layers, so that you can easily add or take off clothes for the time when you don't move. It could be useful to have a big scarf or blanket for sitting. We dance either barefoot or in soft dance shoes.

Is there any refreshment available? What about lunch?

Hot water and tea will be available on the site - if you are not a fan of plastic cups, please bring your own mug with you. We don't have a good experience with nearby restaurants - it always takes a long time to get lunch for a big group and then it makes late arrival into the program. Therefore, we recommend that you have a light and easy to digest meal for the whole day. Also make sure to bring bottle of water and small snacks (biscuits, muesli bars, fruits, nuts etc.)

How can I get to DDM Ulita?

It is best to get to the tram stop "Strážní" (trams 9, 1 and 11), take "Strážní" street to the left to continue uphill. At the intersection of the streets "Strážní" and "Na Balkáně", on the right, you will see a small white building of DDM ULITA. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from the city center.

Is accommodation available in ULITA or in Maitrea?

Unfortunately there isn't any accommodation capacity in ULITA or Maitrea building. We recommend Airbnb or this nice and cosy accommodation in a nearby monastery.