Workshops are opportunities to delve deeper into personal explorations of dynamic movement meditation. Greater commitments, and greater rewards!

Forthcoming workshops: Lands of Plenty, Nexus, Self Unveiling – Uncharted Waters.


Lands of Plenty

With Alex Svoboda and Pavel Timashkov

Cambridge, 3 August 2019 (11 am – 6 pm)

A conscious movement and dance meditation workshop with shamanic practices.

Have we only wished these lands to be true or are they really there just a breath away from us? How to consciously enter these lands and explore their terrains?

What are we searching for in the Lands of Plenty?

How to grow, flourish and strengthen oneself through each step in the Lands of Plenty?

These are the questions we will inquire into through the dance, movement and contemplation.

We will focus on three keys to the Lands of Plenty. All three keys must be used, yet only one sequence opens the doorway.

On the next day, 4 August, there will be opportunities, exclusive to the workshop’s participants, to go deeper with their individual explorations of their path to abundance in any aspect of life:

  • One-to-one shamanic sessions with Pavel
  • Here I Am freedomDANCE sessions with Alex

Workshop: £75 (£55 if paid fully until 7 June).

Shamanic one-to-one session and Here I Am: £20

St Paul’s CE Primary School
Coronation Street
Cambridge CB2 1HJ

Contact Nicole Soek ( to book.


An on-going closed group with Alex Svoboda of FreedomDANCE


For information and registration, please contact by emailing


freedomDANCE sessions are not dance classes as such.

Yes, we move to the music. Yes, we sweat. Yes, we dance with commitment and abandon…

And yet, what we do is much more elusive, subtle and mystical than perfecting dance routines. We are establishing connections. And our dance floor is the nexus of these connections.

This on-going group will be dedicated to honouring the connection between what we practice physically on the dance floor and what we begin to practice in our lives. We will be celebrating the dance’s ability to change our life for the better!

We will dance fully in a company of the same people and we will invite the best things that the dance offers so generously into our everyday life.


• 29 October
• 19 November
• 10 December
• 7 January
• 28 January
• 11 February

You need to intend to come to all sessions and commit to at least five evening sessions.

St Paul’s CE Primary School
Coronation Street
Cambridge CB2 1HJ

Venue for Community Dance to be confirmed.


Doors open and music playing at 18:45. Sessions finish at 21:45.


£100 for all sessions. Early bird £85 till Oct 1st.

Self Unveiling – Uncharted Waters

With Ruth Hirst

Cambridge, 16th–17th November 2019
11 am – 6 pm Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm Sunday

An invitation to explore the many layers of being human. The 5Rhythms® movement practice will help us navigate our uncharted waters.

Self Front 1

Our lives are created through our stories, our habits and rituals. Sometimes these serve us, but some of these are past their sell by date and it is time to leave them behind. Are you ready to let these layers dissolve, so the masks and stories start to dissolve and slowly, slowly begin to reveal the true essence of who you are?

We find ourselves wearing masks, hiding behind stories, in different environments and situations – these masks disguise the real Me. What if we could drop those masks and start to see the beauty, the perfection, the messiness, the awkwardness, the not-knowing-ness and everything and anything that makes us the human-being that we are.

We will drop into the movement of our body which holds the many emotions and memories. Sometimes we can cut ourselves off from those stories, and we get stuck. When we give voice to ours stories and move with them they become the messengers of our body, our heart and soul.

A time to see and be seen, to move and be moved in relationship with ourselves, with another, in community and with spirit. A time to love ourselves for who we are..
Come if this call you..

To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others” – David Whyte

Workshop Early Bird £120 if paid before October 20th 2019, £150 thereafter. 5RTA members £120. Times are: 11am to 6pm Saturday and 11am to 5pm Sunday.

To book your place or for further information email: Nicky Smith on or call: +44 (0) 7778 852052

Further afield

Alex Svoboda has regular freedomDANCE workshops in Russia, and also sometimes in Turkey and Greece.

Cathy Ryan has regular Open Floor, 5 Rhythms, and Northern Drum workshops across Europe, in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Scandinavia, and further.

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