Karoliina Valontaival

5Rhytms® dance and movement meditation teacher and breathwork instructor
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5Rhythms®

5Rhythms is a creative dance path and dynamic movement meditation practice for mind, body and soul. It welcomes everyone regardless of age, experience, gender, or level of physical fitness and ability. Discover your unique dance through practicing five different movement qualities called “rhythms”, which provide a clear container for free, improvised movement. There are no steps to follow, only your intuitive choreography supported by the rhythms. 5Rhythms® is a gateway into a satisfying and meaningful connection with ourselves, our bodies, our movement, with others, and our lives.

SERVICES

Helsinki | Tampere | Turku | Online

CLASSES

Stretch your imagination and move your body in a deliciously sweaty and invigorating yet calming and soothing class. For all levels of experience.

ONLINE CLASSES

Unwind, de-stress, and enliven your body through live-stream online classes. Dance from the comfort of your own home, garden, or summer cottage – anywhere with a reliable internet connection.

WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

Inspirational and transformative weekend courses, where you can dive deeper into your dance and and expand your understanding of the practice. Taught by Karoliina or an international guest teacher.

TRAININGS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Deepen your self-knowledge and professional skills in the areas of embodiment, breathing, interaction, and well-being. Trainings are suitable for e.g. psychologists, psychotherapists and other health professionals. Contact me to arrange a training for your group.

FOR BUSINESSES & ORGANISATIONS

Dance, embodiment, and creativity can be a great addition to many events, from regular classes for your employees, workplace health and wellness events, training days, festivals, and other events. Get in touch and let’s begin working together!

Upcoming classes and workshops

Classes and workshops are offered in Helsinki, Turku, and Tampere as well as online. Instruction is in Finnish with translation into English, as and when needed. If you are not a Finnish-speaker, please do not hesitate to join a class, and let Karoliina know about your language needs at the latest when you arrive.

You will find details of all upcoming in-person classes, online classes, and workshops on this website, but only in Finnish (check out the event calendar here).

For information about upcoming events in English, please see the event listings on the 5Rhythms Global website here or the 5Rhythms mobile app.

To register for an in-person or online class, a workshop or a retreat, please sign up via the online booking system here.

You are very warmly welcome to join any of my classes or workshops. I’m excited to start working with you!

Karoliina Valontaival

Karoliina Valontaival is the first and only accredited 5Rhythms® teacher in Finland. 

She is passionate about creativity, a playful approach to movement, supporting a positive connection with ourselves and our bodies, becoming grounded in our physical bodies, and courageous in our authentic expression of who we are.

She has been dancing 5Rhythms since 2005. She brought 5Rhythms to Finland as a workshop producer in 2012 and trained as a 5Rhythms Spaceholder in 2015. She graduated as a 5Rhythms teacher in 2018 and has been teaching full time since June 2019. 

Karoliina has an extensive and diverse background in science, the arts, and embodied practices and she has worked with groups of all ages for well over a decade. She creates a safe, accessible, and inviting space. Her clear and intuitive guidance, grounded presence, and inspiring music will take you on a journey of discovery. She lives in Helsinki and teaches elsewhere in Finland as well as online.

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