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Shapes & Patterns: The Art and Practice of Shapeshifting (Erik Iversen)

14.12.2018 @ 19:00 - 16.12.2018 @ 17:00

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Shapes & Patterns:

The Art and Practice of Shapeshifting

5Rhythms® dance workshop (Waves level)
Taught by Erik Iversen (Canada)

Open to all! Welcome both beginners and experienced dancers.

“You are how you move.”

– Gabrielle Roth (founder of 5Rhythms)

Life is movement. From birth we become shaped by cultural, generational, and emotional norms. Our bodies literally shape to our experience. The 5Rhythms practice invites permission to discover freedom in action. We can identify and connect with habits of movement that no longer serve us and engage with body parts that are stuck. By dancing with these habitual sequences, and by creating easy and fun new choices, we become present, connected, and playful in our daily lives. This way, we magnify our vibrancy. With this newfound freedom, we can explore our sensitivity to the dimensions of mass, energy, and space, leading to an integrated self with a consistent life flow.

“Daily living involves creating different somatic shapes to deal with a variety of changing external circumstance. To consciously embody your experience is to transcend your somatic-emotional history.”
– Stanely Keleman (“Embodying Experience“, 1987)

About the teacher:

Erik Iversen  has been a 5Rhythms teacher, a relexologist, and a practitioner of Hellerwork Structural Integration for close to 30 years. His teaching is essentially an invitation and expression of self-love through dancing, feeling, and being. He has observed thousands of bodies, both in dancing and through movement patterns he sees in his bodywork practice. From this body of knowledge, Erik introduces the building blocks of movement through developmental explorations, core anatomy and structural integration. Once we have a whole sense of our bodies, he facilitates the pathway to enjoyable and expressive embodiment through sensorial discovery, creativity, and play. Erik feels very fortunate to have co-founded the first 5Rhythms Teacher Training in 1988 and has taught in recent trainings as well. Erik is from Canada and teaches both locally and internationally.

This workshop counts towards
the prerequisite hours of the
5Rhythms® teacher training.





Friday 19 – 21.30
Saturday 11 – 18
Sunday 11 – 17



Koko viikonloppu180€210€
Vain pe-ilta30€40€

* Early bird prices valid until 18 November 2018



Teatterikorkeakoulu (Theatre Academy)
Haapaniemenkatu 6
00530 Helsinki

Studio 709, 7th floor


What you need to bring:

  • Loose, comfortable clothing to move in (+ wear layers)
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Dancing in bare feet or dance slippers/shoes (non-marking outsole)
  • An open mind and heart
  • Lunch to share for Sat & Sun (preferably vegetarian)
  • Your own plate, cup, and cutlery for lunch (to help us reduce waste from disposables)

Sign up:

Signing up for the workshop = a commitment to showing up for your own journey.  All registrations are binding (see terms & conditions below).

It’s possible to pay in parts (choose this option at checkout).


Terms & conditions:

By registering for this workshop, you agree to the terms of cancellation here.

You also agree that you’re participating at your own risk. Each person is responsible for their physical and emotional well-being, their material belongings as well as any damage done to the belongings of another dancer. We recommend having your own insurance to cover for any accidents (which, however, are unlikely to occur, when we all take care of ourselves and each other). 5Rhythms® is not therapy, nor does it replace sessions with a qualified therapist or counsellor.



14.12.2018 @ 19:00
16.12.2018 @ 17:00
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Karoliina Valontaival


Haapaniemenkatu 6
Helsinki, Uusimaa 00530 Finland
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