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ICMTA Teachers' Gathering 2023 - France - 10 - 14 October

We are extremely happy that the Teachers' Gathering of 2023 will finally have us in 3D, in presence, in the flesh, outside of the zoom windows for our feet to slide, stomp, jump, evolve together on a real floorboard dance floor!

To Gather Together  10 - 14 October 2023 France

The intention of this Reunion is to gather, co-create and bring forth the healing power of conscious movement. Together.

  • to connect, share, be, love, collaborate, reflect, grow…
  • to fill our medicine bags with nurturing time and practical tools to bring back to our teaching spaces. 

Who Is This Gathering For?
For teachers and teachers-in-Training, who are part of the conscious movement schools of ICMTA: 5Rhythms®, Soul Motion, Movement Medicine™, Open Floor, freedomDANCE, Azul Conscious Movement and SomaSource.

You do not to be a member of the ICMTA to join. You can join us even if you are not part of any listed schools, but please get in touch with us before.

Dates & Schedule:

For full programme please click here.

Ideally, we ask you to arrive on Tuesday 10th October, have dinner together and start around 9pm with an opening ceremony.

The programme will then run for three full days Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th, and the morning of Saturday 14th when we will finish just before noon with a closing ceremony.

We encourage the departures on Saturday 14th after lunch.

We would like to first invite people who can stay for the whole time. We might open the demands for partial attendance once closer in time to the event, depending on the space available.

Presenters :

Note: more details about the sessions can be found on the Programme Page.

Arjan Bouw has been dancing the 5Rhythms for 26 years and has taught the Waves level of this practice since 2005 and Heartbeat since 2010. He is teaching Open Floor since 2016. His embodied heart is evidence of these teachings. He lives in the countryside in the Netherlands and teaches internationally.

His down to earth humanness creates safe spaces in which the life force can find its way to move through and out onto the dance floor.

Arjan has a theatre background and is now therapist as well.

Marie Motais is a professional dancer, choreographer and co-founder of Tamalpa Institute France. 

She is certified in many different approaches including 5Rhythms and Life Art Process, and is currently training practitioners in her own approach - AnamCara.

In her work, Marie combines the somatic and artistic approach with the spiritual wisdom of the first nations as well as with ecopsychology and ecofeminism.

Chloë Goodchild is a singing philosopher, vocalist, teacher, author and founder of the Naked Voice, a pioneering experiential vocal training programme, providing a sound awareness toolkit of conscious core practices, music, audio-books and spoken meditations that empower you to find and to embody your authentic voice.

Please note that Chloë will hold the session for us from distance.

Jamie Catto  is an author, film-maker and musician running transformational workshops and events to reclaim all the treasure we edited away into the shadows and facilitate everyone daring to be more real, more fallible, more tender, more intimate.

He facilitates these professional, personal and creative breakthroughs by drawing from his own processes in ground-breaking film production, philosophy voyages and music career.

Jamie Catto is the creative catalyst, producer and director behind the global philosophy and music project ‘1 Giant Leap’, and a founder member, singer, art director and video director of Faithless.

Adam Barley is a movement catalyst, author, and the founder of ZeroOne, an evolving mystery school based on embodiment, presence and enquiry.

He began studying healing and meditation in the early '80s, training with Gabrielle Roth in the '90s to teach the 5Rhythms, and more recently completed Gabor Maté Compassionate Inquiry training.

He has built a world-wide reputation for transformative experiences that combine influences from dance, voicework, tantra, trauma-informed therapies and meditation.

Andrew Holmes has been teaching the 5Rhythms for more than twenty-five years. He studied extensively with Gabrielle Roth, and runs workshops in many countries. For twenty years he also worked as a theatre director. He lives in England with his partner Sharon.

Andrew teaches with precise subtlety, imperceptibly guiding you deep, without fuss. His gentle compassion creates a safe space in which transformation can happen. He works with a light touch, and an embodied intelligence, bringing great delight to the spiritual practice he loves.


ICMTA-Members rate:   195 euros (155 euros Early Bird until 30th June 2023)
Non-Members rate:         295 euros (255 euros Early Bird until 30th June 2023)
Working Members rate:   95 euros    (75 euros Early Bird until 30th June 2023)


We have a venue located in beautiful nature in east of France easily accessible by train, bus or car (if you wish to travel by land), and 1h from Lyon and Geneva international airports: 


Address: 48 En Rivoire, 01430 Vieu d'Izenave

You can check how to get there on their website (in French), or click here to download a travelling information document.

Accommodation & Meals:

There is lodging available in rooms, yurts or tipis with 2-5 beds. There might be some single rooms available, but we cannot guarantee that. We will of course try to accommodate your wishes, but sorry, no promise.

The pricing goes from 63 euros per night (in your own tent) to 108 euros per night (in a single room if available). The meals are included in the price and they are mostly organic, vegetarian, lactose and gluten free.

Here is a form for you to fill in once you register, but you can already have a look to see detailed prices and rooms available.

Solidarity Fund

In accordance with the ICMTA Diversity Policy, we would like to open this space also for those who cannot afford to pay for it.

We therefore invite all of you who feel financially able to contribute a sum of your choice to a fund which will then be used to help those who need it.

If you are on the contrary feeling the strong pull to attend this event but you just cannot afford it right now, please FILL IN THIS FORM.

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